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December 2019

Happy (Almost) 2020! New Year’s Holiday Schedule

By Announcement

Who’s ready to ring in a new year and a new beginning? We certainly are!

The great thing about fresh starts and new beginnings is they can happy any time, but a new year is popular to turn our minds and thoughts toward change.

As you reflect on what goals and desires you have for 2020, we will offer you opportunities to practice. 

On New Year’s Eve, we’ll offer our regular schedule in the morning only with no evening classes scheduled.

You’ll have one chance to get your 2020 started off right on New Year’s Day, Wednesday, Jan. 1 with a 9:30 a.m. Original Hot Yoga 90-minute class.

Keep up with our schedule online or by checking the MINDBODY Online app (FREE download on Apple and Android devices). 

Happy New Year! We wish you a renewed dedication to your practice with us!

Myrtle Delgado Describes Sterling as Fun and Life-Changing

By Testimonial

When Myrtle Delgado took her first class at Sterling Hot Yoga & Wellness two years ago, she admits it wasn’t at all what she expected.

“Wow, this yoga thing is really hard!,” she said thought at the time. “I think I was expecting to just suffer through an hour of some boring stretches.”

But the changes in her life that Myrtle has experienced in the two years since is anything but boring. 

“If someone had told me a year ago that doing the classes at Sterling Hot Yoga was going to make a real impact on my daily life, I’d have been skeptical,” she said. “But, that was when I was largely a runner and felt any workout wasn’t really complete if running wasn’t involved. Now a full year into Sterling classes, call me a convert!”

Physically, Myrtle was looking for relief from long-standing sciatica and hamstring issues, which she attributed to her routine of “basically all running and NO stretching,” and it got to the point she was in physical therapy for it. 

“Over the past year this has all but disappeared which I have to attribute to the continued practice of varied yoga classes,” she said. “True, I’d cut down and almost out all running, but that was only because I realized I could feel totally spent and yet rejuvenated—simultaneously—with these classes and without the painful aftermath!”

Myrtle is a dedicated regular at Sterling, most often in Iron Hour and Inferno Hot Pilates, which are great ways to build core strength. But she also takes yoga and yin, both of which improve flexibility. 

She attributes all of the classes with the benefits she’s experienced from a regular practice, including better flexibility, less stress, an overall feeling of calm and faster recovery with running. But she’s been most surprised by one thing. “I can now find a stillness that I never recognized,” she said. “I’m still working at this, but I am proud of my progress!”

Myrtle said she loves that there is always something happening at Sterling, such as the “fun, motivating” challenges like bingo that help her stay consistent, or the “perks” of free sushi offered once a month after the Happy Hour Yoga With Friends class.

While those are great reasons to come back and practice regularly, Myrtle is most drawn to the studio for one thing: the people. And they made an impact from the first day she walked into the studio.

“Sterling immediately felt warm (no pun intended) to me and welcoming,” she said. “No one ever made me feel that I shouldn’t be there regardless of my complete lack of experience. In fact, I found the complete opposite with kind words and encouragement.”

That continued sense of belonging and of course the ongoing challenges of each class keep her coming back.

“It is really addictive to walk in the room and immediately relax in that heat!,” she said. “But more than that every single class is a challenge in its own unique way, and I love the people—the teachers and students are filled with a positive energy—I always leave invigorated (and sometimes pretty sore), and I just love it!”

Yoga is more than practicing postures on your mat, and Myrtle said she realized that during a recent surgery experience. 

“My ‘aha’ moment from a mental standpoint was from an oral surgery I recently had which lasted almost three hours,” she said. “In the past, I’m pretty sure I would’ve opted for the anti-anxiety medications offered (as pretty much anytime I drool or have a dental procedure it make me nervous), but instead I was able to close my eyes, focus on breathing and body position, and got through it calm and relaxed (of course having a fantastic surgeon also helped!).”

How does Myrtle sum up her experience at Sterling?

“All this to say that the classes are challenging but also fun and fabulous on multiple levels and really can have a significant impact on your life,” she said. “As one of our instructors Mandi likes to say “how you do anything is how you do everything,” which I do believe. So ask me today about Sterling—I say pass the punch, I’m all in!”

To experience what Myrtle said she’s experienced, she encouraged first-timers to just be willing to try classes at Sterling, and it may take more than one class to find something that clicks.

“You must try it to feel the difference it can make,” she said. “There are so many positive benefits both physically and mentally, and the beauty of Sterling is that if you don’t particularly care for one type of class there are plenty of others that are all so different to try as well!”

Ready to give yoga and Pilates a try? We offer a great new student special of just $30 for your first month. For a dollar a day, you can start to experience just a few of the life-changing benefits. What a deal! Sign up here!

 

Renew YOU in Our 2020 Challenge!

By Events

Ready to get your practice back on track, or need some motivation to keep going?

We’ve got it in our Renew You 2020 Challenge that’s designed to help you practice consistently all year long!

Take at least 20 classes EACH month in 2020 or complete an average of 20 classes a month, and you’ll be entered to win some pretty amazing prizes, like an annual membership or a fitness tracker.

If you don’t think you can keep up for the whole year, just try and you could still win!

For every month you complete the 20-class minimum, you’ll have your name entered into a prize drawing for a FREE month of practice, a mat/towel combo and more!

Everyone who completes the Renew You 2020 Challenge will receive a long-sleeve Dri-Fit pullover embroidered with the challenge logo. (You may have seen some of the 18 in 18 challengers sporting theirs at the studio!)

Challenge cards will be available this week at the front desk. Start setting your goals now for an awesome new year!

Last-Minute Gift Ideas Available at Sterling!

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Time is running out to get those last-minute deals, but the good news is they’re still available at Sterling!

Gift cards are the perfect gift for that person on your list who’s already got everything.

For a limited time, you can get gift certificates for $80 that are valued at $100.

This is a great option because they can be applied to retail merchandise, such as mats, towels and water bottles, or even memberships!

Purchase yours at the studio or online here. Please note our holiday hours, which got into effect on Tuesday, Dec. 24. 

Whether you’re interested in these services for yourself or to gift to someone else, contact David at 251-471-5775 for more information.

 

2019 Sterling Holiday Schedule

By News

Our 2019 Holiday Schedule gives you opportunities to practice AND time to enjoy the holidays with your friends and families.

We’ll offer our usual morning schedule on Christmas Eve, Tuesday, Dec. 24 and New Year’s Eve, Tuesday, Dec. 31.

No classes will be schedule on Christmas Day, Wednesday, Dec. 25.

You’ll have one chance to get your 2020 started off right on New Year’s Day, Wednesday, Jan. 1 with a 9:30 a.m. Original Hot Yoga 90-minute class.

Keep up with our schedule online or by checking the MINDBODY Online app (FREE download on Apple and Android devices). 

 

Sterling Wellness Services Available for You or Someone Else!

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Holidays got you stressed? We’ve got the answer for that too! Sterling is very fortunate to have skilled massage therapists and reiki energy healers on staff. 

Purchase gift certificates from Arnie Harrison for 90-minute massages or 60-minute massages from Arnie Harrison by clicking the link for online delivery. Gift certificates can also be purchased at the studio.   

Contact Manja for information on reiki sessions for yourself or someone else.

Whether you’re interested in these services for yourself or to gift to someone else, contact David at 251-471-5775 for more information.

 

Happy Hour Yoga Features FREE Rock N Roll Sushi Friday, Dec. 20

By Events

Every Friday, our Happy Hour Yoga With Friends class at 5:30 p.m. is designated for us to welcome friends — first-timers and comebacks — for FREE!

Make plans to get your friends together and come to Happy Hour Yoga With Friends this Friday!

And, plan now to join us for Happy Hour on Dec. 20, because we’ve got FREE sushi from Rock N Roll Sushi – Midtown too!

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 on Friday, Dec. 20 immediately following the class!

 

New Taco Mama Promotion Begins! Take 5 Classes, Save 10 Percent

By Announcement

It’s hard not to like Taco Mama, our closest “new” neighbor who’s just a few steps away from our own front door. 

But we’re teaming up to give you another reason to love them even more!

Starting this month, for every five classes you take, you can save 10 percent at Taco Mama.

That’s right! Practice at Sterling to save on delicious tacos, burritos and more on the menu.

All you have to do is get a punch card at the front desk, take five classes with us, then show your card when you check out at Taco Mama.

It’s just that simple to support us AND our neighbor.

Know someone interested in the intro? If they dine at Taco Mama, they can show their receipt at the front desk at Sterling to save $5 off our 30-day intro! 

 

Sterling Holiday Specials Available Now!

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When you shop small, you can make a big impact, and we’re offering some great deals to help you do just that!

Shopping local keeps more dollars in your community, creates jobs and helps make your town unique to name just of the few of the effects supporting small businesses has.

Now through the holidays, take advantage of these membership specials that you can purchase at the studio or online!

Annual Membership – $849 – Enter Promo Code: YEAR849 

10 Class Pass – $120 (usually $150) – Enter Promo Code: 10PACK (Purchase Up to 3)

5 Class Pass – $75 (usually $85) – Enter Promo Code: 5PACK (Purchase Up to 3)

Support your membership with all the necessities you’ll need–mat, towel and water bottle! Not sure what to give? We sell gift cards too!

Sterling Yoga Mats – $24.95
Sterling Yogitoes Towels (New in Stock!) – $29.95
Sterling Mat/Yogitoes Towel Combo – $52.95
Sterling Water Bottles – $22.95
Sterling Hoodies – $19.95
Women’s Flowy Tanks – $16.95
Women’s V-Neck T-Shirts – $14.95
Men’s T-Shirts – $15.95

 

Not sure what to buy? Let your recipient decide!

$100 Value Gift Card – $80

Gift cards can be purchased via this link and delivered online! Or you can purchase them at the studio.

 

Holidays got you stressed? We’ve got the answer for that too! Sterling is very fortunate to have skilled massage therapists and reiki energy healers on staff. 

Purchase gift certificates from Arnie Harrison for 90-minute massages or 60-minute massages from Arnie Harrison by clicking the link for online delivery. Gift certificates can also be purchased at the studio.  

Contact Manja for information on reiki sessions for yourself or someone else.

Whether you’re interested in these services for yourself or to gift to someone else, contact David at 251-471-5775 for more information.

 

Fusion Pilates Is Back This Tuesday, Dec. 3 at Noon

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Focus on fundamentals in Fusion Pilates with Ashley Keigley on Tuesdays at noon at Sterling!

This great mindful workout is back tomorrow, Tuesday, Dec. 3 at noon, and it’s an awesome opportunity to get individual feedback and tips on modifications just for you.

This class is based off a traditional mat Pilates class, but it incorporates yoga postures as well.

The addition of blocks, resistance bands and sometimes weights adds an extra challenge to the class, but also helps you strengthen and tone.

If you haven’t tried this class yet, there’s still time to experience Fusion Pilates at a special drop-in rate!

Try Fusion Pilates for just $10 this month! Click here to reserve your spot in one (or more!) of December’s classes on Dec. 3, Dec. 10 and Dec. 17.

We look forward to seeing you on Tuesdays at noon!