Sarah Frick is founder of The Works, a sweat studio that’s a dynamic blend of powerful vinyasa yoga, meditation, breath work, plyometrics, core, and strength work. Their mission is to go beneath the asana and to help their clients push themselves out of their comfort zone and open up to their own humanness and connectivity by shedding layers of doubt, fear, and resistance.

Our October topic, FLOW, couldn’t be more perfectly suited to Sarah.

Photo by Taylor Jarvis.

1. What do you love most about what you do?  

The connection of the human experience.  Watching people come alive and come apart and come back together.  To not give up on themselves in the hard parts right before the shift. I also love to sweat, hard work, and good beats!

2. What inspired you and how did you become involved in your current career(s)?  

Honestly what inspired me was healing myself from past trauma and the power of personal responsibility is so damn liberating I had to share it.  

3. How do you start your day?  

With caffeine.. haha!  I have 3 kids 5 and under and run a damn empire!

4. Tell us about your proudest moment or accomplishment.  

When my son Waylon was born after the loss of our first daughter.  

5. Do you have a hidden talent?  

I know all the 50 states in alphabetical order and can do it in under 25 seconds.  It’s incredible.

6. Who or what gives you creative inspiration?  

Peoples’ stories of recovery - whether its from grief, addiction, love etc. I am a sucker for reciprocity and the redemptive power of grace.

7. Coffee fuels our morning events. If you’re a coffee drinker, what’s your go-to order?  

Almond milk au lait (which I thought was an ole’ up until a year ago when I went to France - embarrassing)

8. What is your favorite place in Charleston?  

The Works!  Duh.

9. How do you unwind or de-stress?  

Salt water - salty sweat - salty rimmed tequila -  salty tear stained friends faces - if I get all 4 in one sitting its like the perfect fucking storm.

Rapid Fire:

Morning person or night owl?

Morning!  I go to bed at 8pm

Summer or winter?  

Summer

Mountains or beach?

Beach

Fiction or non-fiction?  

I have 3 kids 5 and under… I don’t read anything but ‘where the wild thing are’ … but in my past life non fiction.  I love a good heros’ journey.