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Classes Transition to Livestream Only with Threat of Hurricane Sally

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Hurricane Sally is in the Gulf of Mexico and is gaining strength before it makes landfall along the coast.

We are keeping an eye on the storm and making what we feel are necessary precautions for the safety of our staff and students.

Beginning tonight, Monday, Sept. 14, we will offer livestreaming classes ONLY at 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. This temporary change will affect ALL classes on Tuesday, Sept. 15 as well. 

If you have already signed up to participate in studio for those classes affected, we will register you for the livestreaming option so you will receive the link to join the class online. 

Our staff will be teaching from the safety of their homes, and we encourage you to join us online if you are able. 

Thank you for your continued support of Sterling Hot Yoga & Wellness. We are just as committed to making the yoga and Pilates practices we offer to you available to help you take care of yourself despite challenges that may arise.

Please remain aware of the weather conditions over the next several days and stay safe!

2020 Labor Day Schedule Announced

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We work hard at Sterling Hot Yoga & Wellness to create the kind of yoga and Pilates experience you deserve, and we love what we do!

But we need a break every now and then, and we know rest is good for the body, mind and soul. So we’re offering an abbreviated holiday schedule on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 7.

Join us for one (or both!) of these classes:

8:15 a.m. – Inferno Hot Pilates

10 a.m. – Original Hot 90

Please enjoy the rest of the day off with your families and friends, and we’ll look forward to seeing you Tuesday, Sept. 8 when we resume our regular schedule.

Have a safe and happy holiday!

Myrtle Delgado Brings Baptiste Power Flow to Sterling!

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Myrtle Delgado was a devoted runner, but injuries and physical therapy led her to consider other options. Three years ago, she found Sterling Hot Yoga & Wellness and took her first yoga class.

“I was skeptical of the whole yoga “thing,” but knew I needed a change and wow, what a change!” she said. “The physical demands of yoga were very real and yet maybe most surprising for me were the mental and spiritual benefits that accompany this practice. During a 60- or 90-minute class the mind can quiet and things become clear.”

Myrtle credits these personal discoveries with leading her to Fish Tree Yoga Studio in Pensacola, where she earned an RYT-200 Hour certification in February 2020 with Jan Atkins. 

“This is when I learned and fell in love with the Baptiste Power Yoga!” she said. “The class is super-challenging on multiple levels. It is a vinyasa flow combining strength and balance through chaturangas, standing poses, forward bends, hip openers, introduction to back bends, arm balances and inversions all of which result in workout strengthening and toning the whole body! All the while it soothes the mind, bringing a calm and peace…”

Myrtle taught her first public class last Saturday, but if you missed it, you can join her Saturday, Aug. 22 at 2:30 p.m. for another power yoga class.

If you’re skeptical or prefer Inferno Hot Pilates or Bikram, that’s OK. Myrtle just encourages you to try it and see what you think. She was skeptical in the beginning too, but look at her now!

Reserve your spot online and be prepared for a challenging, but rewarding class this weekend.

Nicole Ewing Begins Teaching Inferno Hot Pilates This Week!

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We’re so excited to bring Nicole Ewing on board as our newest Inferno Hot Pilates teacher!

You may have taken her Vinyasa Flow classes at Sterling, and we know she is going to bring the same energy and enthusiasm to our popular bootcamp-style workout class.

Nicole takes the podium on Friday, Aug. 14 at 8:15 a.m. for the first time teaching Inferno Hot Pilates at Sterling. If you can’t make that class, you can catch her Saturday, Aug. 15 at the same time!

Nicole is a certified personal trainer and an E-RYT-200 yoga teacher (meaning she has more than 1,000 teaching hours!), and she is always interested in learning more about new styles of yoga and movement.

We believe she is going to be a great addition to our team, and we hope you do too. Welcome to your new role at Sterling, Nicole!

Gravity Yoga Pop-Up Class Returns Sunday, Aug. 23

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Feeling stuck in your practice? Maybe it’s a stiff back, locked-up hips, tight hamstrings or tight shoulders.
 
The first Gravity Yoga class was such a success that we’re doing it again! Join Michelle Ryan on Sunday, Aug. 23 at 4:30 p.m. for a new type of class that will help you utilize the science of passive stretching to effectively change your body, improve your posture and increase your range of motion. 
 
Gravity Yoga is a mat-based, targeted mobility training method that has helped students all over the world improve their flexibility and move better.

Included in active Sterling memberships, but drop-ins welcome at a special rate herePlease reserve your spot as we continue to limit our class sizes.

Sunday’s class will be another pop-up class designed to gauge your interest in this style. If you have any questions prior to this class, please ask Michelle or contact her for more information!

Hot Vinyasa Fusion Has Been a HIT! Have You Tried It?

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Looking for a class that combines the best of Bikram Yoga AND the best of vinyasa flow? We’ve got it! Hot Vinyasa Fusion has been a hit so far, and we’re bringing it back Monday, Aug. 10 at 7 p.m. 

This class begins with several rounds of chaturangas, stretches and even some original hot yoga postures mixed in. Then it transitions to some balancing poses and floor work that will be very familiar if you practice the 26 and 2 regularly. It’s heated to about 100 degrees, so you will still work up a good sweat!

The original hot yoga sequence helps maintain and restore natural range of motion, but it is sometimes criticized for not having much of a focus on the upper body or hip openers. That’s where Hot Vinyasa Fusion comes in!

If you’ve tried it and loved it, Monday is your chance to practice it again. If you haven’t taken it yet, Monday is your chance to try it.

We’re looking at keeping this class on the schedule once a month on Mondays based on your feedback and attendance support, so please let us know what you think!

2020 Challenge Update: July Challengers Still in the Race!

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Even in the midst of such unusual times, a regular yoga practice has remained a constant for our 2020 Renew You challengers. No matter whether you’re participating in this challenge, a regular yoga practice is a great way to stay grounded, centered and focused!

These yogis have been showing up on their mats regularly now for over half of 2020. What an accomplishment!

Congratulations to the following:

Robert Carlock, 42
Sheri Granberry, 27
Audrey Williamson, 26
Mendy Bornfleth, 24
Paula Brown, 22
Candice Cravins, 20
Michelle Ryan, 21
Tyloria Crenshaw, 20 

Everyone who completes (or averages) 20 classes a month in 2020 will be entered into a drawing to win the grand prize of an annual membership or one of two Fitbit fitness trackers we’ll be giving away. We’ll also be awarding all 2020 challengers a long-sleeved Dri-Fit pullover featuring the studio and challenge logos.

If you’ve gotten a late start on the challenge or you missed a month here or there, there is still time to get in on some great prizes! Anyone who completes at least 20 classes a month will receive an entry into a separate drawing. That’s one entry for EVERY month of at least 20 classes!

Keep up the great work, everyone!

 

Welcome, Tina Collins, New On-Site Massage Therapist

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Do you have “issues in your tissues” that yoga hasn’t addressed? We’re happy to announce we’ve got someone on-site who can help!

Join us in giving Tina Collins, our new on-site massage therapist, a big Sterling welcome. She was born and raised in Nashville, but received her training in Mobile, where she graduated from the Mobile Institute of Soft Tissue Therapy (MISTT) in 2003.

Licensed as a massage therapist and neuromuscular therapist, Tina specializes in deep tissue, pain management and generally “works the kinks out.” 

In addition to Sterling, she also works at Family Chiropractic in Daphne and has been employed there since 2003. 

If you have questions about treatments or would like to make an appointment, contact Tina at 251-391-7901. She’ll be available Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and some Saturdays by appointment. 

Welcome to Sterling, Tina!

Sterling Summer Schedule Changes Announced

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Need more time to enjoy the beautiful summer weather? We are making some seasonal adjustments to our class schedule for the months of July and August that may help!

Effective immediately, the following classes will be paused:

Tuesday, 8:15 a.m. Iron Hour
Wednesday, 8:15 a.m. Inferno Hot Pilates
Friday, 10 a.m. Original Hot 90
Sunday, 4:30 p.m. Yin Yoga

During this time, we will be evaluating the class schedule with you in mind. 

We have plans to offer some different and exciting classes as we head into the fall. In fact, we will be testing a couple of these new offerings in July, so stay tuned!

Of course, we’d love your input on what you’d like to see more (or less) of, so look for a studio survey soon as we work to build on what we think is already Mobile’s best and most dynamic yoga studio! 

 

2020 Challenge Update: Halfway There!

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Who knew we’d be here at the halfway mark of 2020? 

At least we can count on the consistency of these yogis in our year-long Renew You 2020 Challenge!

Congratulations to these students who showed up on their mat at least 20 times in June. We’ve gotten used to seeing their names!

Robert Carlock, 42
Mendy Bornfleth, 28
Audrey Williamson, 27
Paula Brown, 25
Reid Gilbert, 24
Sheri Granberry, 24
Candice Cravins, 23
Corinne Reece, 20
Tyloria Crenshaw, 20
Michelle Ryan, 20

We are updating your challenge cards with your monthly classes here at the studio. (But you can always check your visit log when you sign in to your Mind Body account to make sure you’re on track with your goals.)

Keep in mind you are working toward some great prizes at the end of the year! 

Everyone who completes 20 classes each month of 2020 will earn a place on the challenge wall and a long-sleeved Dri-Fit pullover, and will be entered to win an annual membership or one of two Fitbit fitness trackers. 

And for every month you complete 20 classes, your name is entered into a drawing for some awesome prizes too!

Congratulations, everyone! It’s a new month, so time to get back to work!