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Michelle Ryan

Mark Your Calendars and Make Plans Now! Happy Hour FREE Yoga and FREE Sushi Nov. 22

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We’ve got the healthiest and happiest happy hour in town, and we want to share it with you and your friends!

Join our Happy Hour Yoga with Friends class on Fridays at 5:30 p.m. This 60-minute class is FREE for first-timers and comebacks!

On Friday, Nov. 22 we’re adding FREE sushi from our neighbor Rock-N-Roll Sushi to make it even happier. 

Sterling members, bring friends! Even if you’re not a Sterling member right now (or don’t know one), the class is FREE so come on and make new friends!

Sterling Silent 90 Music Series Returns! Practice to the Music of Broadway Nov. 21

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So far we’ve had some great soundtracks for our Silent 90 Music Series!  

We’re so excited for this next one too on Thursday, Nov. 21 at 6:45 p.m. Don’t miss this unique experience to practice to the Music of Broadway! 

Join Cassandra and the sounds of some of the most popular musicals, including The Phantom of the Opera, Mama Mia, Rock of Ages and more. 

We recommend that students have completed several Original Hot Yoga classes before taking this class.

During a silent class, expect no dialogue. The teacher leading the class will demonstrate and announce the each of the postures from the beginner’s series and when to change.

No current membership? No problem! This class is available at a special drop-in rate of only $10. Reserve your spot here!

 

Iron Hour: Don’t ‘Weight’ Around! Here’s Why You Should Take This Class!

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Iron Hour was the first non-original hot yoga class we branched out with at Sterling.

But, like all the other classes we offer, it’s a great complement to the original hot yoga on which the studio was founded.

Iron Hour is based on a vinyasa flow, but it incorporates weights to further enhance the benefits you can receive from yoga. 

Promote Muscle Growth and Protect Muscles: With the addition of weights, muscle oxygenation is improved. This also protects muscles from tears and strains because weightlifting works muscles closer to the bones.

Strengthen Your Core: Using weights strengthens more than just your arms. But you have to strengthen the core of the body before you can strengthen arms and legs. Iron Hour can improve your posture, protect your lower back and even protect your internal organs with its focus on the core.

Improve Balance and Coordination: This is directly related to original hot yoga. Just think of the balancing series! But balance means more than standing on one leg; it also means discovering balance of ease and effort when muscles work together. Improving balance also improves your coordination and concentration — great skills off the mat too!

Build Bone Density: Lifting weights creates resistance, your muscles pulling against your bones. That introduces stress (in a good way!) on your bones. When your body detects this, it sends a signal to the cells in your bones that makes them stronger and denser.

Get Stronger With Age: Yoga can build bone density and muscle mass, but it’s recommended that you incorporate weights as you get older. Muscle mass decline begins at age 40, and by the age of 70 you could lose 30 percent if you stay sedentary. Iron Hour is a great way to complement your yoga routine and get stronger!

We offer Iron Hour three times a week – 8:15 a.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. Make time for it and see how it changes your original hot yoga practice!

 

Fusion Pilates Now on Tuesdays at a NEW Time

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Fusion Pilates is a great mindful workout in which you get personalized feedback that helps you build strength and tone!

In this class, Ashley Keigley, a very experienced teacher and student, will help you focus on the fundamentals of alignment that are essential to all the other classes we offer. 

If you haven’t tried this class yet, you can get the special drop-in rate of $10 – which has been extended through November! Additional dates for this class in November are Nov. 12 and Nov. 19. 

These classes are included in active Sterling memberships. If you aren’t an active member, ask us about comeback specials for returning students and intro specials for first-timers. 

Congratulations, Fall Challengers!

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Last week, the Fit For Fall 30-Day Challenge came to an end, and we’re so proud of everyone who signed up to challenge themselves!
 
Completing 30 classes in 31 days is quite a challenge. But so many of you made the commitment to push yourself anyway.
 
Whether you completed the challenge or not, we hope that you enjoyed the benefits of practicing consistently — which is really the ongoing challenge!
 
Congratulations to the following students who successfully finished at least 30 classes in 30 days:
 
Robert Carlock, 36
Mendy Bornfleth, 31
Candice Cravins, 31
Audrey Williamson, 31
Paula Brown, 30
Ellen Taylor, 30
 
Everyone who completes the challenge will earn a challenge T-shirt, the eternal recognition of signing the challenge wall and an entry into our drawing at the challenge party for some cool prizes.
 
The top three prizes are: 1 Ultrasound Cavitation Treatment ($140 value); 3 Light Pod Sessions ($99 value); and a massage from Arnie Harrison ($65 value). 
 
You’re invited to attend the challenge party immediately following the 5:30 p.m. Happy Hour class on Friday, Nov. 8. We’ll also draw for challenge prizes at that time.
 
We can’t wait to celebrate you and your achievements!

Spooky Silent Original Hot 90: Practice If You Dare!

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Who’s gearing up for Halloween? We are at Sterling!

There’s a super scary playlist in the works for our Spooky Silent Original Hot 90 minute class Thursday, Oct. 31 at 6:45 p.m.

Join Tyloria as she leads the class with minimal dialogue.

Because of this, it’s recommended that you’ve taken several original hot yoga classes prior to this one.

Everyone is welcome to show up in costume. We’ll award the best one with a great prize!

Not an active Sterling member? This class is open to the public for a special drop-in of just $10!

Come practice with us if you dare! We can’t wait to see you on Halloween! 

 

Original Hot 60: When and Why You Should Take This Class

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Many longtime practitioners will tell you that there’s no substitute for the Original Hot 90 Minute class. We agree!

So why do we offer the Original Hot 60? Plain and simple, we want to offer you as many opportunities as possible to practice.

We understand that sometimes it’s hard to make time for a 90-minute class, not to mention the time it takes to travel to the studio, get ready after, etc.

That’s where the Original Hot 60 comes in. While we recommend taking the 90-minute class as often as possible, take the 60-minute class when you can’t make the time commitment to the 90. 

Doing so will help you maintain your progress AND maintain a consistent practice — both good things!

Did you know that some studios limit their 60-minute classes to more experienced practitioners? 

Often, we see that newer students are attracted to the 60-minute class because the class length is less intimidating.  

Because of the faster pace of the 60, it offers more of a cardiovascular benefit, so be prepared for a good workout!

 

October Karma Cause: Donate or Join Us in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk

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Sterling Hot Yoga Mobile is a place of wellness and healing, and we are pleased to the USA Mitchell Cancer Institute that works to advance or provide these same ideals.

Purchase a Sterling pink T-shirt and join our studio team, Sterling Hot Yoga & Wellness – Heat for Your Health!, for a Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk in Downtown Mobile on Saturday, Oct. 26 at 8 a.m. 

Please register as part of our team and/or make a donation if you wish using this link.

Four years ago, Sterling Hot Yoga Mobile founder Lucille Allen was diagnosed with breast cancer, but today she is cancer-free!

Help us honor Lucille and other members of our studio who have met the challenges of breast cancer and continue to inspire us all with their determination in and out of the hot room.

Thank you in advance for your support!

 

Happy Hour Yoga With Friends Is Happier With FREE Sushi on Oct. 25

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Do you have a friend you’ve been trying to get to yoga? Or has it been a while since you practiced with us?

Every Friday, our Happy Hour Yoga With Friends class at 5:30 p.m. is designated for us to welcome friends–new and old–for FREE!

But on Friday, Oct. 25, we’ll be offering FREE sushi too, compliments of our neighbors at Rock N Roll Sushi-Midtown.

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 immediately following the class.

If you’re a current member, we need your help to show our visitors what an awesome community Sterling is. 

If you’re a first-timer or comeback, we want you to join us to experience all the exciting classes and events we offer!

 

Help Us Grant Magic Moments to Sick Children in Alabama

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You’ve probably heard of organizations that grant wishes to terminally-ill children. 
 
But did you know there is a wish-granting organization dedicated solely to children in Alabama?
 
On Monday, Oct. 21, we’re celebrating Magic Moments Day with a karma class to collect donations to support this very worthy cause.
 
Magic Moments is devoted to creating magic moments in the lives of children in Alabama with chronically life threatening medical conditions. 
 
A magic moment allows children and their families to forget, even if just for a little while, the fear and pain of their illness. 
 
Our Original Hot 60 minute class on this date is open to the public and FREE with a donation supporting Magic Moments.
 
If you aren’t able to attend the class, you can make a donation online here. Thank you in advance for your support and generosity!