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10 Reasons to Keep Up Your Practice This Summer!

News | Jun 18, 2019

Reasons to Practice Hot Yoga in Summer Benefits of Practicing Yoga in Summer Sterling Hot Yoga“But it’s so hot outside!” We get it! Mobile is known for being super hot, super humid and super rainy (usually all three in a very short span of time).

But maintaining a regular practice when it’s just as hot outside is really good for you. Here’s 10 reasons why!

1. Strengthen your heat tolerance. Keep your cool outside of the hot room, literally.

2. Get fit for summer activities. If you spend more time outside running, playing golf, throwing a Frisbee, etc., you’ll have more strength and stamina.

3. Make progress in your practice. If you’re body is already warmed up, thanks to Mother Nature, you won’t need as much time to loosen up in the hot room.

4. It will keep you hydrated! Yes, you need more water (electrolytes too!) in the summer to bounce back.

5. You’ll make healthier eating choices. When you feel good, you’ll take better care of yourself!

6. Be better prepared for your next class. The heat prolongs the flexibility and relaxation you’ve achieved, so you’re body is ready to practice!

7. Keep your body and mind energized. We’re not saying you shouldn’t relax, but yoga can help you kick that sluggish summer feeling.

8. Spend more time with your yoga family. Being around a positive community like ours is good for your soul.

9. Get over the fear of the “fall return.” If you’ve maintained your practice, you’re already there!

10. Yoga is never a bad idea. If you’re tired, stressed, anxious, busy, show up anyway.

Ready to come back? We’ve got specials just for you!

 

Congratulations, Jacqueline Bodet!

News | May 08, 2019

5 in 5 Cinco de Mayo Challenge Winner - SHYWApparently y’all don’t mind sweating for the chance of getting tacos! Quite a few students signed up for our Cinco de Mayo Challenge.

Though it was a short challenge–5 classes in 5 days–the reward was too delicious not to work hard for.

Congratulations to everyone who signed up, showed up and completed their goal. Special congrats to Jacqueline Bodet, the winner of the $30 gift certificate to Taco Mama, one of our awesome neighbors!

These dedicated yogis completed the Cinco de Mayo Challenge:

Jacqueline Bodet
Candice Cravins
Kristan Faris
Mary Flinchum
Kirsten Kraljevic
Danny Miller
Alice Nolen
Audrey Williamson

Stay tuned for more challenge announcements and opportunities to win delicious prizes!

Be the Light With the Help of This Month’s Karma Cause

News | May 01, 2019

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In memory of them, we are asking you to join our May karma cause and “Be the Light” in our community for veterans.

We want to highlight and support Veterans Recovery Resources, which provides a unique by-veteran, for-veteran approach in delivering counseling, physical therapy, medical care and more. They are also one of our valued community partners!

Please help us support their much-needed role in being the light to one of the largest concentrations of veterans in the country.

You can “Be the Light” by joining us for a special 60-minute original hot yoga class on Mondays, May 13 and 20. This class will be open to the public in exchange for a donation to Veterans Recovery Resources.

Sterling members are welcome to make donations to this worthy cause as well. If you can’t make it to the designated karma class, but want to make a donation, we will be accepting them through the end of the month at the studio or by using this link.

Have You Tried Platinum Plus? Check It Out Saturday, April 27!

News | Apr 08, 2019

Platinum Plus Core 40 Intermediate Hot Yoga Ghosh Yoga Sterling Hot Yoga Mobile ALHave you been missing Platinum Plus? It’s been almost two years since we taught this for the first time at Sterling!

We’re excited this 75-minute combination of postures, which include the 26/2 of the beginner’s sequence, intermediate Ghosh postures and others similar to what you would practice in vinyasa or yin is on the schedule this month.

Don’t be intimidated by the word “intermediate.” Every pose has steps you work on as you progress.

We do recommend that you have taken at least 10 original hot yoga classes before taking Platinum Plus. This class is offered for a $10 drop-in rate to Sterling members and the public. Click here to reserve your spot!

 

Way to Set Those Healthy Habits!

News | Feb 06, 2019

2019 Healthy Habits Challenge Logo - SHYWWe kicked off the year with a 21-Day Healthy Habit challenge, and we’re so proud of these yogis who completed it!

It takes about three weeks to set a new habit, so completing 21 classes in 21 days helped these challengers create or reinforce a healthy habit for themselves.

Congratulations to the following:

Mendy Bornfleth
Paula Brown
Kirsten Kraljevic
Sandi Mahler
Danny Miller
Phil Purpura
Audrey Williamson

Three of these lucky yogis won the following grand prizes:

Kirsten (Juicing Bundle)
Danny (Canister of Superieur Electrolyte)
Audrey (Canister of Superieur Electrolyte)

Everyone earned a Sterling water bottle–just another way to support their new healthy habits!

Wellness Weekend Was Awesome!

News | Jan 30, 2019

Wellness Weekend Free Yoga Weekend Open House Sterling Hot Yoga Mobile ALThank you for making our annual Wellness Weekend a success!

We always look forward to opening our doors to share what we do with the community–old and new friends–and our dedicated family of regulars.

More than 200 students took advantage of our free yoga, free chair massage and free wellness info over the weekend. Of that number, 55 were brand new to Sterling!

During Wellness Weekend, we celebrated our 18 in 18 Challenge finishers, who completed or averaged 18 classes a month for every month of 2018. Wow!

Everyone received a DRI-FIT pullover embroidered with the studio and challenge logos, and they definitely earned the honor of signing the challenge wall.

Congratulations to everyone who finished this year-long challenge! Congratulations also to Mendy Bornfleth who won the annual membership, and to Christy Lock and Casey Kuluz who each won a Fitbit Charge 3.

If you couldn’t participate in Wellness Weekend or know someone who missed it, please know that our doors are always open!

Our new student intro special is always available–$30 for 30 days of unlimited practice. Plus we also have a great deal for returning students who haven’t practiced with us in six months or more.

Come back or come visit to take part in all of the exciting things happening at Sterling!

 

18 IN 18 CHALLENGE: The End Is Near!

News | Nov 25, 2018

18 in 18 Yoga Challenge Hot Yoga Challenge Sterling Hot Yoga MobileOur challengers are in the HOME STRETCH of their year-long commitment to themselves and their practice!

We’re so excited to see some familiar names as we have all year long!

The finishers will get to sign the challenge wall, and each will receive a special Dri-FIT shirt complete with an embroidered logo.

They’ll also be entered to win an annual membership and one of two fitness trackers in return for their dedication!

Please help us congratulate the following yogis who completed at least 18 classes for the month of October:

Scott Singleterry, 47 Sheri Granberry, 19
Paula Brown, 23 Danny Miller, 19
Mary McAleer, 23 Mendy Bornfleth, 18
Robert Carlock, 22 Stacy Galloway, 18
Sujin Kim, 21 Casey Kuluz, 18

Sterling Represents at Making Strides Walk

News | Oct 28, 2018

making strides against breast cancer, breast cancer awareness, sterling hot yoga, mobile alThroughout October, we support Breast Cancer Awareness Month within our yoga community.

But we look forward each year to joining with our larger community during the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk in Downtown Mobile.

Thank you to the members of the Sterling Hot Yoga & Wellness team who helped represent the studio well this past Saturday! Pictured are (from left): David Roberts, Christy Lock, Lori Nelson Harris, Winterbreeze Manuel, Ingrid Brazier, Casey Kuluz, Danny Miller, Christy Persons, Jacqueline Bodet (and Penny Lane!) and Cassandra Holman.

Special thanks to Mary McAleer and Christa O’Harrow for their donations to the Making Strides team and everyone who has made donations to the Mitchell Cancer Institute Patient Assistance Fund.

You have one more chance this month to support our breast cancer awareness karma cause efforts, on Monday, Oct. 29 at 5:30 p.m.! See image below for details! If you can’t make it to tomorrow night’s class but would like to make a donation, click here.

 

30-Day Fall Challenge Ends with Halloween Happy Hour

News | Oct 28, 2018

Yoga Challenge, Fall Yoga Challenge, Sterling Hot Yoga Mobile ALSpeaking of dedication, congratulations to the 15 yogis who successfully completed the 30-Day Fall Challenge with at least 30 classes between Monday, Sept. 17 and Friday, Oct. 26. Great job!

We celebrated this awesome achievement with a special Halloween Happy Hour on Friday, followed by a challenge party complete with spooky treats!

All challenge winners present signed the challenge wall and picked up their T-shirts.

If you missed the party, just pick up your shirt and sign the wall the next time you come in to the studio to practice!

Scott Singleterry, 66 Paula Brown, 30
Christy Lock, 36 Sue Bruno, 30
Rick Grossi, 33 Stacy Galloway, 30
Jori McEntire, 33 Sujin Kim, 30
Audrey Williamson, 33 Winterbreeze Manuel, 30
Robin Shumaker, 31 Mary McAleer, 30
Mendy Bornfleth, 30 Katie Vogtner, 30
Callie Bragg, 30

 

18 IN 18 CHALLENGE UPDATE: Finally in the Home Stretch!

News | Oct 19, 2018

18 In 18 Challenge SHYWOur 18 in 18 Challenge is winding down, and we are so proud of the students who have remained committed to this amazing goal so far!

If you’re close, remember all you have to do is AVERAGE 216 classes for the year.

Don’t make it this far only to regret it later! And if you’re participating in the 30-Day Fall Challenge, remember your classes count toward BOTH challenges.

These students have completed at least 18 classes during September:

Scott Singleterry, 34 Stacy Galloway, 18
Mendy Bornfleth, 25 Sheri Granberry, 18
Sujin Kim, 20 Casey Kuluz, 18
Paula Brown, 19

These students have averaged 18 classes a month through the month of September:

Robert Carlock, 209 Total Casey Kuluz, 182 Total
Sheri Granberry, 198 Total Michelle Wilson, 169 Total
Mendy Bornfleth, 192 Total Paula Brown, 166 Total
Sujin Kim, 192 Total Danny Miller, 162 Total

One more quarter to go! You are all doing a GREAT job. Keep going!