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Michelle Ryan

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!

 

Inferno Hot Pilates: Why It Hurts So Good!

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Nearly four years ago, Sterling Hot Yoga & Wellness added Inferno Hot Pilates to its schedule, and y’all have been getting stronger ever since!

But how does Inferno Hot Pilates work? Why is it so hot? And why should you take it? Here’s the answers to all your questions and more!

Inferno Hot Pilates is a challenging, full-body workout that targets and strengthens your core, arms and legs.

By applying Pilates principles to a high-intensity interval training (HIIT) approach, you get results very quickly!

Inferno Hot Pilates is a safer approach and protects your joints as all exercises are done on the mat and there is no running or jumping.

It works by keeping your heart rate up, thanks to the HIIT approach, and helps you burn fat. 

The smaller controlled movement of Pilates sculpt your body and create long, lean muscles. 

The heat loosens up the muscles quickly, and the humidity makes you sweat. 

Together that adds up to results and strength! 

Try Inferno Hot Pilates, exclusively at Sterling, five times a week: Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5:30 p.m., and Wednesdays (starting Jan. 15), Fridays and Saturdays at 8:15 a.m.

Don’t miss this opportunity to reach your fitness goals this year through a fun, challenging workout!

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

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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

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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!

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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.