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What Makes 90 Minutes of Original Hot Yoga So Special?

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When Bikram Hot Yoga Mobile was founded in 2010, the Original Hot 90 was the ONLY class on the schedule.

Some students still swear by this sequence of two sets of 26 postures and two breathing exercises.

Multiple studies have proven that this healing, therapeutic sequence is the best medicine for many aches and pains.

All movements are within the body’s natural range of motion, and practicing regularly can help maintain or restore the movement potential of joints.

For many, the 90-minute class is considered the prescription the body needs, while the 60 is the maintenance when taking a 90 isn’t possible.

If you haven’t tried the 90-minute class, do your body and your mind a favor and take it! 

You have five opportunities every week to work it into your schedule and see what it’s all about!

Wellness Is More Than Yoga! Get to Know Our Other Services

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Body Contouring Full Body Light Therapy MassageJust like all of our classes work together at Sterling Hot Yoga & Wellness, so do our wellness services!

They can help alleviate pain, reduce stress, and make you look and feel great. 

Our resident massage therapist, Arnie Harrison, offers reflexology, cranio-sacral therapy, deep tissue therapy and warm stone massage. 

Check him out on Facebook, email him or call him at  251-533-6048 to set up an appointment. You may even see him around the studio between clients or practicing in the hot room!

Our newest wellness services are being offered by Coastal Contours and Wellness, including body contouring and full-body light therapy treatments.

Whether you want to lose stubborn fat and cellulite or enhance performance recovery, pain management and more, check out these services.

If you have questions, ask Michael or Sue Bruno. They’re usually at the studio too between appointments assisting clients, scheduling new ones and discussing the benefits of what they offer.  

We’re so lucky to have both of these great service offerings at the studio for your convenience!

 

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

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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!

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

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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! 

You STILL Have Time to Sign Up and Play Bingo!

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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!

 

10 Reasons to Keep Up Your Practice This Summer!

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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!

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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

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May Karma Cause Veterans Support Veterans Recovery Resources Mobile ALMemorial Day is this month, and what a special time to remember the ultimate sacrifices our service men and women–and their families–have made.

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 Monday, May 13. 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.

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

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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!

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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!