studio (un)scripted: 5 questions with noa shaw.

NOA SHAW, FITNESS PROFESSIONAL & CERTIFIED LIFE COACH (and the kindest, most thoughtful, generous, gracious, humble, sweetest souls around. yes, we love him very much here. he also screams ABBY DRAPER!!!!!!! any time she walks into a room, so there’s that.)

To me, the studio is my happy place. Where is yours?

My happiest place is simply sitting and helping someone. Most of the time it’s the studio but anytime I’m focused on bringing love and joy to someone else, I am happy and content. Oftentimes that can also mean helping people get through a painful or challenging time of their own. 

We have known each other for a long time, through thick and thin and from Los Angeles, to New York, to hell and back. Why is it important to you to invest in relationships?

Money is cool but there is nothing more valuable than friendship and love. The more of my life and heart I invest in relationships the stronger and more beautiful my life becomes. Fact. 

That said, you’ve always been there for me, whatever I need — like, anything at all — what inspires your kindness and generosity? 

After living in a dark place for so many years I was pushed to heal the pain I had brought into this world by dedicating my life to being of service to others. So that is now my mission statement. Just help people. 

Your entrepreneurial skills always impress me. What are three tips you’d offer to others curious about starting something meaningful on their own? 

First, start from a place of love in any endeavor.

Next, see it in your mind and it will become what it is meant to be. 

Finally, ask for help when you need it and accept it when it’s offered.

If you could ask me anything, what would it be? 

What’s your “go to” if you are feeling down that will lift you up emotionally?

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