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January 2020

Inferno Hot Pilates: Tabata and HIIT Decoded

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If you’ve taken Inferno Hot Pilates, you’ve heard your teacher mention Tabata method or high-intensity interval training (HIIT), but what does that mean?

We’ll break it down! The Tabata method was created in 1996 by scientist Izumi Tabata to analyze the effectiveness of a HIIT program developed for the Japanese Olympic Speed Skating Team. 

His 20-seconds of intense workout at maximum effort (or 170% of VO2 max or maximum rate of oxygen consumption) followed by 10 seconds of rest was determined to improve cardiorespiratory endurance.

This very specific form of HIIT exercise burns fat, thanks to an elevated heart rate, and it protects and develops muscle tissue. 

When it comes down to it, Tabata and HIIT combined in Inferno Hot Pilates is a challenging, yes, but FUN workout!

If you haven’t tried it, you’ll have to visit us at Sterling. No other studio in town offers Inferno Hot Pilates, and we offer it five times a week! 

 

2020 Challenge Check-In

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The first month of our 12-month Renew You 2020 challenge is nearly complete! 

We want to congratulate everyone who will reach their 20-class goal or has made the extra effort to practice more.

Remember, if you didn’t complete 20 classes in January, you’re not out of the running for some great prizes.

At the end of the year, we’ll have two drawings: one for everyone who has reached 20 classes each month (or met the average) and another for everyone who has completed 20 classes in any month of the year.

The more months that you complete 20 classes, the more entries you’ll get in that drawing. 

We’re still working out the details of those prizes, but we know you’ll have the option to win a FREE month and more!

Everyone who completes the full year is entered to win an annual membership and one of two Fitbit fitness trackers, and will also receive a long-sleeve Dri-Fit pullover embroidered with the studio and challenge logos. 

No matter where you’re at, you’ve got lots of motivation to keep going!

 

Get Happy! Free Yoga and Free Rock N Roll Sushi is Back!

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Wondering how to get your friends to yoga? 

If they love sushi, bring them on Friday, Jan. 31 for our special Happy Hour Yoga With Friends class featuring FREE sushi from our awesome neighbor Rock N Roll Sushi!

Our Happy Hour class on Fridays at 5:30 p.m. is always open to first-timers and comebacks for FREE! (Applies to first visit only.)

But once a month, Rock N Roll Sushi shares their delicious rolls with us, making our happy hour even happier!

Bring your friends, come on your own and if you’re already an active Sterling member, we need you too to show our guests what an awesome community we are.

Make plans now to celebrate Happy Hour with us!

 

Haley Hall Loves Sterling Classes Because They’re Different

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Haley Hall had taken several barre and Pilates classes over the years, but she hadn’t really practiced yoga before she came to Sterling Hot Yoga & Wellness nine months ago.

Her busy lifestyle prompted her to consider fitness options that would help relieve stress. “As an educator, my days are often rushed and very busy,” she said. “I was looking for a workout that not only helped my body physically, but mentally as well.”

Haley found the “engaging group fitness class” she was looking for at Sterling, but the studio offered other bonuses as well. “I chose Sterling because of the convenient location, and I had heard great things about it!”

Not only did original hot yoga, vinyasa flow and Inferno Hot Pilates provide the stress relief she wanted, but they’ve helped her get stronger and “always have a feeling of being more calm and centered after class,” she said.

It’s that feeling that keeps Haley coming back to practice consistently. 

“Carving out a specific time for yoga provides me with the opportunity to slow down, relax deeply, and simply focus on the moment,” she said. “As an educator, I consider myself a lifelong learner. I appreciate yoga being a constant practice rather than a final outcome.”

But more than that, Haley said classes at Sterling are just different compared to other workouts she’s done.

“I have found that yoga calms my thoughts, and I focus on my body and my breath during class, and I block out the other thoughts,” she said. “In other workouts, I find myself going through my mental checklist of the day, rather than focusing on what I am doing. Sterling classes are different when it comes to the mind-body connection.”

Like most students, that wasn’t the first difference Haley realized. Sterling classes are hot(!) to help the muscles stretch more safely, working to restore and maintain natural range of motion. But getting acclimated to the heat is usually one of the biggest adjustments new students have to make. 

“When the class first began, I thought there is no way I will make it through this heat!,” she said. “But after it was over, I felt amazing!”

Haley admits she isn’t always one to try out new things, so she has been pleasantly surprised how practicing consistently has given her the courage to do that.

“Sometimes I am scared to try new things, such as a new pose I’m afraid of, but since practicing yoga, I realize we are all practicing and no one is perfect,” she said. “So I would say it has encouraged a willingness to try new things!”

Haley had to overcome some fears even to just get started, but now she said she craves yoga when she’s away from it.

Her advice to first-timers? “Just do it! You won’t regret it,” she said. “I never considered myself a flexible “yoga” person, so I was always afraid to try yoga. Then I realized yoga is for everyone!”

Everyone is welcome to join us, and like Haley said, you won’t regret it! 

“The people at Sterling is one thing that makes it so special. It is a great community of people who are very positive and encouraging!,” she said. “Classes are Sterling are often the highlight of my week, and I always leave the studio feeling better than when I walked in.”

We want to be the highlight of your week too! You can get started for just $30 and get 30 days of unlimited classes. Click here to join or sign up at the studio when you take your first class!

Fusion Pilates Moves to New Day and Time!

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Start your week strong with Fusion Pilates! 

Beginning Monday, Jan. 13, you can get an even earlier start because Fusion Pilates moves to a new day and time–Mondays at 8:15 a.m. 

Please note that Monday’s Inferno Hot Pilates class will move to Wednesdays at 8:15 a.m.

With this change, you’ll have the chance to take a class EVERY DAY at 8:15 a.m., and you can choose from Fusion Pilates, Inferno Hot Pilates and Iron Hour. All of these classes are excellent ways to get stronger this year!

Click here to reserve your spot in any Fusion Pilates class this month for just $10. See you tomorrow!

 

Renew Your Focus This Month with Candlelight Yin + Yoga Nidra

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Settle in to 2020 with a renewed, focused mindset. Candlelight Yin + Yoga Nidra is a great way to get started! 

In this special 90-minute class, you’ll have an opportunity to slow down, examine your thoughts and, most importantly, make self-care a top priority. 

Yin improves concentration and flexibility, and yoga nidra has been proven to activate the body’s relaxation response. Together, this combination is very powerful for your body and your mind. 

Yoga nidra improves the function of the nervous system and endocrine system. It helps cells in your body regenerate and repair, decrease anxiety and improve your mood. 

Additional studies indicate that yoga nidra can help lower blood pressure and cholesterol, and improve blood glucose fluctuations and symptoms associated with diabetes.  

Candlelight Yin + Yoga Nidra is a great way to simply take care of yourself. This class is open to the public at a special drop-in rate of $10. Reserve your spot here!

Keep in mind this class tends to fill up quickly, so plan to arrive early. You are welcome to bring blocks, bolsters, blankets and eye pillows to use during the class. We will have a limited supply of blocks and bolsters available as well.

 

Inferno Hot Pilates: Where Did It Come From?

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Inferno Hot Pilates, the challenging, but fun workout you love, is relatively new.

Gabriella Walters, an accomplished track & field athlete, developed it in 2009 in response to a severe knee injury. 

The Budapest, Hungary native turned to meditation, yoga and Pilates, all of which influenced her signature high-intensity, low-impact workout.

In 2012, Gabi established her own dedicated Inferno Hot Pilates studio in Las Vegas after certifications in power yoga with Bryan Kest and Pilates with Balanced Body Studio.

Inferno Hot Pilates is a great fit for original hot yoga studios because classes are already heated. IHP is intended to be taught at 95 degrees and 40 percent humidity.

Today, Gabi has certified teachers throughout the United States, Europe and beyond!

 

You’re Invited to an Open House Celebrating Coastal Contours & Wellness!

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Coastal Contours & Wellness is growing, and you’re invited to an open house at our new location on Thursday, Jan. 16 from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Spirits and light hors d’oeuvres will be served. Don’t miss buy 2, get 1 free offers on facials and body contouring treatments, plus live demos and Colorscience makeovers.

Due to customer demand and new treatment options, facials and body contouring treatments are now available at 4621-A Springhill Avenue Mobile AL 36608.

The Prism Pod and the PEMF are still conveniently located inside of Sterling Hot Yoga & Wellness on Old Shell Road.

For information about facials and body contouring services or to RSVP, visit the Coastal Contours & Wellness website or call us at 251-751-2073. We can’t wait to see everyone there!

Coastal Contours New Year, New Deals

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Have you tried the amazing services at Coastal Contours & Wellness yet?

Services range from facials, body contouring, skin tightening, pain management and much more! 

Whether you are a current customer or considering one of the treatments Coastal Contours offers, now is a GREAT time.

When you buy two of any services, you can save 20 percent on the bundle. 

Click here to visit the Coastal Contours website to learn more about their services and view the new year special.

Hurry! This deal is for a limited time only!

 

Get on Track This Year With Fusion Pilates

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Need to get your practice back on track for the new year? 

There’s no better way to start than with Fusion Pilates and no better time to start than tomorrow!

Join Ashley Keigley at noon on Tuesday, Jan. 7 for an hour of toning, sculpting and strengthening.

We’re even still offering a $10 drop-in, so you get a great deal along with a great workout!

Starting Monday, Jan. 13, Fusion Pilates will move to a new time — 8:15 a.m. on Monday mornings. 

Please note that Monday’s Inferno Hot Pilates class will move to Wednesdays at 8:15 a.m.

With this change, you’ll have the chance to take a class EVERY DAY at 8:15 a.m., and you can choose from Fusion Pilates, Inferno Hot Pilates and Iron Hour. All of these classes are excellent ways to get stronger this year!

Click here to reserve your spot in any Fusion Pilates class this month for just $10. See you tomorrow!