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Michelle Ryan

Last-Minute Bingo Strategies & Reminders to Earn Stamps!

By Announcement

Sterling Bingo Challenge StrategiesNeed those last few stamps on your bingo card? Let us help you strategize! 

You can earn a stamp for donating to the June karma cause, The Alzheimer’s Association. We extended the deadline until tomorrow, Wednesday, July 31. Donate at the studio or online here.

If you need a double, try Vinyasa Flow at 5:30 p.m., followed by Yin Yoga at 6:45 p.m. Trust us on this.

Wednesday night will also be your LAST opportunity to get your stamp for taking a 90-minute class (9:30 a.m.) and a yin yoga class (6:45 p.m.). 

If you’ve got questions, comment on our bingo posts on our social media. We’re happy to help you finish the challenge strong!

BREAKING NEWS: Sterling Wins Nappie for Best Yoga Studio in Mobile!

By News

Nappie Awards 2019 Nappies Sterling Hot Yoga Best Yoga Studio in MobileWe did it! Sterling Hot Yoga & Wellness won the Nappie Award for the Best Yoga Studio in Mobile!

But we could not have achieved this amazing honor without the support and votes of our students and friends.  So thank you!

Thank you also to our friends, our students, our staff and our teachers for making us THE BEST!

Join us at the formal presentation of the Nappie Awards Friday, July 26 at The Saenger Theatre in downtown Mobile to celebrate.

Cocktails at 5:30 p.m. Awards presentation begins at 7 p.m., so you have time to take the Happy Hour class too!

Free Yoga and Free Sushi Is Back for Happy Hour on Friday, July 26!

By Events

Happy Hour Yoga With Friends Free Yoga Free Sushi Sterling Hot Yoga Mobile ALDo you have a friend you’ve been trying to get to yoga? Or has it been a while since you practiced with us?

Every Friday, our Happy Hour Yoga With Friends class at 5:30 p.m. is designated for us to welcome friends–new and old–for FREE!

But on Friday, July 26, we’ll be offering FREE sushi too, compliments of our neighbors at Rock N Roll Sushi-Midtown.

Whether you’re a first-timer, a comeback or an active Sterling member, you’re welcome to join us for Happy Hour and enjoy some great sushi immediately following the class.

If you’re a current member, we need your help to show our visitors what an awesome community Sterling is.

If you’re a first-timer or comeback, we want you to join us to experience all the exciting classes and events we offer!

Silent 90 Music Series Continues with the Music of Elton John

By Events

Silent 90 Music Series Elton John Rocketman Sterling Hot Yoga Mobile ALThe next installment of our Silent 90 Music Series is back this month! Concentrate and meditate to the sounds of Elton John on Thursday, July 25 at 6:45 p.m. 

Michelle will lead the class to music of “The Rocket Man,” whose career spans the late ’60s through the current decade and whose life was brought to the big screen in a biopic of the same name.

We recommend that students have completed at least 10 Original Hot Yoga classes before taking this class.

During a silent class, expect no dialogue. The teacher leading the class will demonstrate and announce each of the postures from the beginner’s series and when to change.

No current membership? No problem! This class is available at a special drop-in rate of only $10. Reserve your here spot today!

 

Coastal Contours Grand Opening Set for Thursday, July 18 at Sterling

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Coastal Contours and Wellness Grand Opening Open House Sterling Hot Yoga Mobile ALCoastal Contours & Wellness invites you to attend a grand opening on Thursday, July 18 from 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. to celebrate a NEW Prism Light Pod, Whole Body Photobiomodulation system.

Coastal Contours & Wellness specializes in all-natural, non-invasive health and wellness products and procedures to keep you looking and feeling your best.

Coastal Contours features ultrasound cavitation for body contouring and Prism Light Pod, whole-body cold laser therapy for performance recovery, chronic pain reduction, anti-aging and weight management.

Don’t miss the open house to learn more about how ultrasound cavitation can help you lose unwanted fat and cellulite and how Photobiomodulation can improve your quality of living in so many ways. 

RSVP to (251) 751-2073.

One 90-Minute Class and Teddy Ward ‘Was Hooked’ on Hot Yoga

By Testimonial

Benefits of Hot Yoga Yoga Testimonial Sterling Hot Yoga MobileIn October 2010, Teddy Ward took the original 90-minute hot yoga class for the first time at a new studio in town, then called Bikram Hot Yoga Mobile. He’d practiced vinyasa and slow flow for about 10 years prior, but he’d never experienced anything like the 90.

“After my first class, I was drenched in sweat, my forearms, wrists and elbows hurt, and my heart was beating so fast and my face was flushed. I didn’t think I’d ever cool down. I was worn out,” he said. “But I noticed an hour and a half later and even into the next day I had such focus and energy. I was able to cook dinner, complete tasks and prepare for the next day in a flow state. I went back the next evening for my second class.”

In the almost nine years since that first class, Teddy said some of the many benefits of his practice have included increased flexibility, balanced strength, joint comfort, peace of mind, weight loss, increased aerobic stamina and improved posture.

It was much more than he expected when he first considered trying yoga. “I needed to lose weight, and I needed to stretch,” Teddy said. “Prior to yoga, I did a lot of weight lifting but no stretching.”

Choosing what is now Sterling Hot Yoga & Wellness was easy. “Sterling was and still is the first studio of its kind in Mobile,” he said. “I had never experienced the 90-minute heated series before my first class and I was hooked.” 

It didn’t take long for Teddy to consider becoming a teacher. About a year after he took his first 90, he was signed up for Bikram’s Yoga Teacher Training in Fall 2011. 

After all this time, the 90 is still Teddy’s favorite class. “It’s so complete, he said. “It’s a workout for my mind, body and spirit. When I’m done, I feel so relaxed and complete energized at the same time.”

But even more than the physical, mental and emotional benefits of his practice, Teddy said that, most surprisingly, the discipline he learned through yoga changed his life.

“Sometimes practicing yoga is like a storm that must be weathered. At times my egoic mind wants to go places my body is not ready for, and I have to take a step back and take a breath and continue on and do the things so can do with precision and intensity,” he said. “The things I can’t do…I can attempt. It’s more about the experience of the attempt than any particular outcome. I focus more how I feel on the inside rather than how it looks on the outside. 

“This has translated off my yoga mat and into my life. The experience and the work of life is the reward itself,” he continued. “In that respect, everything is yoga to me.”

Teddy, who also enjoys a career as a hairdresser, is able to stave off neck and shoulder pain, and discomfort in his wrists, hands and hips—the typical aches that come with the profession.  

“The second part of awkward pose even takes care of my toes,” he said, “so I’m able to stand on my feet for longer periods of time without cramping.”

As a teacher, Teddy is often asked advice on where beginners should start. “My answer is always the same: start where you’re at and go from there. Just START!” 

The 90-minute class is a great place to begin as it includes two sets of each posture, allowing students more time to become familiar with the postures. Plus, everything is within the natural range of motion. 

“I think the thing to overcome is not the heat or the teacher or the postures, but all the thoughts and reactions and things we tell ourselves about it,” he said. “Just get your ass to yoga class! The longer you wait, the more time you waste.”

Take Teddy’s advice! Sign up for our 30-day new member special here. It’s just $30, and it includes all of the classes we offer—including the original 90-minute class! 

 

Sterling Summer Bingo Challenge: Blackout Prizes Announced!

By Announcement

Sterling Summer Challenge Bingo Prizes Grand Prizes Sterling Hot Yoga Mobile ALWe hope you’ve been enjoying the prizes you’re earning along the way, but there’s still plenty of time to get more stamps. The challenge ends Wednesday, July 31!

If you blackout your card, not only will you earn a challenge T-shirt, but you’ll get an exclusive discount on our Sterling water bottles–$13.95 plus tax!

You’ll also be entered to win one of two great prizes from Coastal Contours and Wellness, Grand prize is an Ultrasound Body Contouring Treatment ($145 value) or a Photobiomodulation Treatment ($35 value) that offers performance recovery, chronic pain management and so much more!

Keep practicing and keep playing!

Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate! It’s Even More Important in the Summer!

By News

Importance of Hydration Summer Hydration Hydration and Hot YogaStaying hydrated is essential if you regularly practice our hot yoga and Pilates classes. But in the summer, it becomes even more important.

Adequate hydration helps the heart pump more efficiently, optimizes blood pressure, regulates body temperature, lubricates joints, aids in digestion and more.

When practicing at Sterling Hot Yoga & Wellness, we recommend drinking a minimum of half of your body weight in ounces (even more in the summer!) at least 40 minutes before class begins.

Drinking water is one of the best ways to stay hydrated. But you can get hydrated in other ways, such as by eating fresh fruits and vegetables. 

Coconut water and other electrolyte replacements may help you bounce back after an especially hot day and/or yoga or Pilates session.

Some other tips to stay hydrated, even in the Gulf Coast summer heat:

– Invest in a reusable water bottle. Invest in a reusable water bottle. Keep it filled and close by, and take regular water breaks throughout the day. 

– Set water consumption goals daily and stick to them! Set water consumption goals and stick to them! It may help to set a schedule just to keep you on track.

– Infuse your water with flavor to make it more appealing. If the taste of water gets too boring, boost it with the addition of fresh fruit, like limes, lemons, berries, cucumbers and the like.

We’ve got great hydration options at the studio just for you! Whether you need water, coconut water, Ultima electrolyte replacement or delicious WTRMLN WTR, we’ve got you covered to keep up your hydration or help you replenish after class! 

Sterling July 4th Holiday Schedule

By Announcement

Holiday Schedule July 4th Schedule Sterling Hot Yoga Mobile Mobile ALJuly 4th is coming up next week, so in honor of the holiday, no classes will be scheduled next Thursday to allow our staff and our students a break.

We’ll be back to our regular schedule bright and early Friday morning with the Original Hot 60 at 6:15 a.m.

From everyone at Sterling, we wish each of you a safe and relaxing Independence Day. We look forward to seeing you back in the hot room on Friday!

 

You STILL Have Time to Sign Up and Play Bingo!

By News

Sterling Summer Bingo Challenge Sterling Hot Yoga Mobile ALAre you having fun playing bingo? You can still get in on the Sterling Summer Bingo Challenge!

Remember, you have until Wednesday, July 31 to get as many stamps on your card as possible.

As you collect rows or columns of stamps on your card, you’ll earn little prizes along the way, such as one stick of Ultima electroylte replacement, one WTRMLN WTR or coconut water, a FREE class pass for a friend, one month of UNLIMITED kangen water and a T-shirt when you complete the card.

Everyone who blacks out every square on their card will be entered into a grand prize drawing for a chance to win even bigger prizes!

Cards are available at the front desk! If you haven’t signed up yet, do it! If you’re playing bingo and you feel like you’ve gotten behind, you have plenty of time to jump back in!