We had the good fortune of connecting with Shantelle Jackson and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Shantelle, every day, we about how much execution matters, but we think ideas matter as well. How did you come up with the idea for your business?
I knew that I always wanted to create a business that gave back to my community. Giving back has always been the number one driver in my life. When I found the Lagree method, I realized how quickly Lagree can transform one’s life for the better, not just physically but mentally too. Our method is always challenging whether it’s your first class or 100th, making it build your mental toughness. So creating a fitness boutique that practices the Lagree method AND gives $5 back (from each client that purchases a class) to Houston’s local charities was a perfect pairing. It creates a positive ripple. Our clients come to class to work on themselves and by default, that client is helping our charities that need help too.

Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
FORM is a unique, boutique Lagree studio where a community can inspire and motivate each other through fitness, and, at the same time, FORM gives back to local and overlooked charities. We’re all about feeling good and doing good – what’s better than that? What is the Lagree method? Lagree is a high-intensity, low-impact, full body, multifaceted workout that delivers exceptional results in a remarkable amount of time due to its unique combination of strength, cardio, endurance, core, balance and flexibility. By combining all of these, you are able to strengthen, tighten and tone your bod in just a few classes! Each class will burn 700 calories in just 45 minutes (on average). You’ll love the burn – it’s so empowering.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
Shoutout to my father, Tim. He is the reason for my drive and life long passion of giving back. He taught me through his childhood stories of real hardship to always lift up and support the underdog. He is the most amazingly kind human that would truly give the shirt off his back to a stranger in need. I strive to be as selfless as he is every day.

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