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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!

 

Back By Popular Demand: Yin + Yoga Nidra Sunday, Oct. 7

News | Sep 29, 2018

Yin Yoga Nidra Sterling Hot Yoga Mobile ALOur first Yin + Yoga Nidra class was a big hit, and several of you asked almost immediately when we would offer it again. We’re excited to offer this very special 90-minute combination of yin yoga and yoga nidra class on Sunday, Oct. 7 at 4:30 p.m.

Once again, the first 60 minutes of class will combine the longer held postures of the yin class you know and love, followed by a 30-minute yoga nidra, also known as yogic sleep.

Yoga nidra is a form of meditation that has been proven to activate the relaxation response, which helps improve the functioning of the nervous system and endocrine system. It’s also been proven to help lower blood pressure and cholesterol.

Yin + Yoga Nidra is a great way to end your weekend and get prepared for the week ahead! Please join us Sunday, Oct. 7 from 4:30 p.m. – 6 p.m. for this special class! Open to the public for $10 drop-in. Reserve your spot here.

 

18 IN 18 CHALLENGE UPDATE: Congrats on Meeting the Halfway Mark!

News | Jul 02, 2018

18 In 18 Challenge SHYWThe “18 in 18” Challenge has hit the halfway mark, and we couldn’t be more proud of the dedicated yogis who have made such a strong commitment to their practice as a result.

Many of the usual suspects are still meeting the minimum monthly class requirement, but some new names have entered the list this month.

Remember, it’s possible to complete the challenge by averaging 18 classes per month over the course of the year. That means 216 total classes in 2018 are required to be entered to win the annual membership and one of the two Fitbit fitness trackers.

Everyone completes that overall total number of classes will receive a Dri-FIT pullover featuring the studio and challenge logos, as well as bragging rights for reaching such an amazing achievement!

These Sterling yogis completed at least 18 classes in May:

Stacy Galloway, 30 Sheri Granberry, 19
Robert Carlock, 29 Sujin Kim, 19
Mendy Bornfleth, 23 Paula Brown, 18
Reid Gilbert, 21 Amber Gaillard, 18
Christy Lock, 21  Danny Miller, 18
Michelle Ryan, 21 Michelle Wilson, 18
Casey Kuluz, 20

18 in 18 Challenge Update: Whoa, We’re (Almost) Halfway There!

News | Jun 04, 2018

18 In 18 Challenge SHYW

Exciting news, challengers! The “18 in 18” Challenge is ALMOST at the halfway mark, and we’re so excited that we’ve still got several yogis who are meeting the minimum monthly class requirement.

Remember, you don’t have to do 18 classes each month to be entered to win the annual membership or one of the two Fitbit fitness trackers. Just AVERAGE 18 classes a month.

That means there are some of you who are well within reach to getting back on track to finish the year with the 216 total required classes.

Stick with it! Everyone who meets that number gets a Dri-FIT pullover featuring the Sterling and challenge logos. Plus, what an awesome achievement maintaining a consistent practice all year long will be!

These Sterling yogis completed at least 18 classes in May:

Robert Carlock, 25 Casey Kuluz, 20
Sheri Granberry, 25 Reid Gilbert, 20
Sujin Kim, 23 Paula Brown, 19
Christy Lock, 21 Michelle Wilson, 19
Mendy Bornfleth, 20

Get Hot! Inside Out, Bones to Skin

News | May 04, 2018

The weather is starting to warm up, and it will get even hotter before you know it!

When that happens, very often people start to practice less often, feeling that they get plenty of heat outdoors.

But in reality, this is the time of year when you need to practice even MORE and here’s why:

  1. If you practice in the hot room, outside won’t seem so hot
  2. It’s nice to tighten and tone for beach season
  3. We have several classes on the schedule that aren’t as hot as the Sterling 60 and Gold 90–you have a choice!

It’s especially important when the weather heats up to HYDRATE! As a general rule, you should drink a minimum of half your body weight in ounces every day. Try to drink even a little more during the hottest months. Water, coconut water and fresh juices are all good options.

Take care of yourself, and keep up your practice! You won’t regret the sense of accomplishment, the progress you see and the way you feel when you just show up on your mat. After all, the only class anyone regrets is the one they didn’t come to!

18 in 18 Challenge: First Quarter Complete!

News | Apr 03, 2018

18 in 18 Yoga Challenge Hot Yoga Challenge Sterling Hot Yoga MobileThe first quarter of the “18 in 18” challenge is complete, and we’ve got quite a few yogis who are still in it to win it!

Three months in, these are the challengers who have averaged 18 classes a month from January through March.

To complete the challenge, all you have to do is average 18 classes per month for 2018. So if you fell a little short, there is plenty of time to catch up!

The students below have completed at least 18 classes in March:

Reid Gilbert, 25 Casey Kuluz, 21
Anne Adams, 24 Mendy Bornfleth, 20
Michelle Wilson, 24 Ellen Harvey, 20
Alison Lancaster, 23 Danny Miller, 20
Sujin Kim, 22 Paula Brown, 19
Sheri Granberry, 21 Stacy Galloway, 18

Those who complete the “18 in 18 Challenge” will be entered to win: an annual membership (1 available) and a fitness tracker (2 available). Everyone who successfully completes it will receive a long-sleeved Dri-Fit pullover with the Sterling logo and 18 In 18 challenge logo.

Keep making 2018 a year to remember! We’re so excited to cheer you on during this milestone challenge!

 

Why Yoga and Massage Are Best Enjoyed Together!

News | Mar 03, 2018

Massage and Yoga Benefits of MassageThe combination of yoga with massage is an exceptional blend of healthfulness of mind and body.

Many people who make use of this combination will often discuss between themselves the benefits of massage before or after yoga.

Before yoga, massage can help relax the body and mind, allowing you to let go of the day’s distractions, while providing a more focused yoga session.

Concentration just may become easier in those intense poses!

Massage after a yoga session is magical. This is one of the most relaxing and tranquil states of mind you can experience.

Your muscles are warm and flexible, allowing the therapist to work deeply, stretching warm muscles and providing passive stretching (highly underrated in my book!)–all with less discomfort.

Be sure to schedule plenty of leisure time afterwards; you’ll want to enjoy this peaceful feeling as long as possible. Consider a warm stone add-on to deepen the bliss.

Are you ready to experience the luxurious combination of yoga and massage? Be sure to practice regularly, and schedule an appointment with Arnie at Sterling Hot Yoga Mobile by contacting him at 251-533-6048 or arnie615@hotmail.com.