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Michelle Ryan

Sterling Wellness Services Available for You or Someone Else!

By News

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!

By Announcement

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

By Announcement

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!

 

Why You Should Make Time For Yin Yoga

By News

Feeling overwhelmed, stressed or anxious? It’s common from time to time, but during the holidays, these feelings can shift into overdrive.

So what are you doing to take care of yourself? Practicing yoga does help. But it’s important to make time to incorporate less strenuous styles of classes into your practice. 

That’s where yin comes in. Without yin yoga, your practice isn’t whole. Think about the yin and yang symbol. 

If you’re only showing up on your mat for original hot yoga, vinyasa and even Inferno Hot Pilates, you need to balance your practice with yin.

Yin allows you time and space to slow down, to relax and to breathe. By holding postures longer at your edge (no pushing!) in a cooler room, you can stretch everything below the muscle and closer to the bone.

This makes yin a powerful internal practice, not only physically, but also mentally as well. 

By consistently taking yin yoga, you can experience improved flexibility, stronger focus, more patience nyasa and even Inferno Hot Pilates, you need to balance your practice with yin. This makes yin a powerful internal practice, not only physically, but also mentally as well.

By consistently taking yin yoga, you can experienced improved flexibility, stronger focus, more patience and reduced stress.

Sound great? Try yin on Wednesdays at 6:45 p.m. and Sundays at 4:30 p.m.!

 

How Iron Hour Works With Other Sterling Classes

By News

Practicing Iron Hour consistently can help improve your upper body and core strength, which can help improve your balance in your original hot yoga and vinyasa classes.

A stronger core does more than help your balance in Standing Head to Knee and Standing Bow. It can help give you strength to twist in Triangle and Spine Twist too.

Like original hot yoga, vinyasa works the whole body, but the emphasis on the upper body is more pronounced, thanks to chaturangas and planks.

To be fair, both original hot yoga and vinyasa can help you build a strong core too, but the addition of weights in Iron Hour can add that little extra when you need to change up your routine.

Even practicing your grip on the weights in Iron Hour can refine smaller details of your practice like sealing your hands together in Half Moon and Standing Separate Leg Head to Knee.

If you haven’t tried Iron Hour, make plans to soon! We offer it three times a week at Sterling — 8:15 a.m. on Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Take at least one class a week for a month, and see your strength improve!

 

Katie Turner Discovers Yoga With a Little Help From a Friend

By Testimonial

Katie Turner discovered yoga three years ago after being “dragged to a HOT 90 class by a friend” in Birmingham. 

“I had never been very flexible and I was sure that I wouldn’t be able to do it, but I survived and I loved it,” she said. “I signed up for a membership after that and have been hooked ever since.”

Katie described herself as a regular in Hot Pilates and Buti yoga classes after surviving the HOT 90, so when she moved back home to Mobile about a year ago, she was determined to continue her practice. That’s when she discovered Sterling.

“The Hot Pilates classes are my absolute favorite, and I saw that they were offered at Sterling,” she said. “I signed up for the initial $30 for 30 days and loved it.” 

Katie has experienced many benefits from her yoga and Pilates practice, such as injury recovery and improved energy levels.

“The biggest benefit that I have experienced would have to be complete relief from lower back pain that had plagued me for years from a previous injury. I’ve also noticed that when I keep up a regular routine of yoga/Pilates, my energy levels are up and I feel capable,” she said. “Amongst other things, this leads me to wake up earlier, to be more productive at work, to put more effort into my relationships. I function at a much higher level in all aspects of my life.”

But the most satisfying reason Katie keeps coming back is reaching new levels in her practice.

“I come back to practice because I love how yoga/Pilates makes me feel. There is nothing more satisfying than my body doing something that it was not capable of months before,” she said. “Also, the lavender towels at the end of class do not hurt.”

Katie took her first Pilates class—and first class at Sterling—in September 2018. Though she said it was obvious to her that she hadn’t practiced in months, she said she “was excited to see how strong I could become.”

Looking back over her consistent practice, Katie is most surprised by her changed mindset and how much she is able to accomplish.

“Before yoga, I had never really had a workout practice or consistent routine. Never in a million years would I have pictured myself being able to do some of the things I do now,” she said. “I am really proud of the endurance that I have built up to be able to get through some of these classes because they are tough!”

Getting to this point in her practice didn’t happen all at once, Katie admits, so she encourages new students to be patient as they work toward the results or goals they have in mind. 

“Flexibility and endurance are not built overnight,” she said. “Any sort of goal is worth putting in the work!!!”

Practicing in the supportive environment that Sterling offers has made putting in the work a little easier for her.

“I have loved coming to Sterling Hot Yoga since day one! The instructors and staff have been so supportive and kind. They really push you to work towards the best version of yourself,” she said. “I can’t wait to see where my practice will take me!”

You can join Katie at Sterling and work toward your goals together! We offer a $30 intro special for new students that includes 30 days of unlimited practice. Click here to sign up. There is no better time or deal to take the first step to a healthier, happier you!

 

Black Friday Deal: FREE Yoga ALL Day!

By Events

You won’t have to go too far to get one of the best Black Friday deals in town this year! We’re offering FREE classes again ALL DAY!

It’s become a Sterling tradition for us to welcome everyone to practice for free on Black Friday.  

We consider it our way of saying ‘thank you’ for all the community support we’ve been shown since our founding in 2010.  

Our schedule on Friday, Nov. 29 will be as follows:

9:30 AM – Inferno Hot Pilates
11:00 AM – Vinyasa Flow
2:30 PM – Original Hot 60
4:00 PM – Yin Yoga

Everyone is welcome to experience the healing therapeutic benefits of yoga for FREE. 

We recommend you reserve your spot in one (or more) classes by clicking here. You may be prompted to create an account unless you have set up one previously.

Please come join us on Black Friday! You won’t find a better deal than the gift of better health!

 

Sterling Thanksgiving Holiday Schedule

By Announcement

During this holiday season, we are definitely grateful for students like you who make Sterling the amazing yoga community that it is. 

We are also thankful for our staff who works hard to provide you the high standard of classes and service that you deserve. 

We’ll offer an abbreviated holiday schedule that will allow you opportunities to practice and allow our staff some downtime to enjoy the holiday with their friends and families. 

Holiday schedule is as follows:

Tuesday, Nov. 26
No Fusion Pilates at Noon
Regular Schedule Otherwise

Wednesday, Nov. 27
No Yin Yoga at 6:45 PM
Regular Schedule Otherwise

Thursday, Nov. 28 – Thanksgiving
8:15 AM – Original Hot 90

Friday, Nov. 29 – Black Friday
See Schedule Above

We’ll return to our regular schedule on Saturday, Nov. 30. 

Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving, everyone!