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Sterling Reopening Guidelines, Livestreaming Classes Continue

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We’re excited to announce that Sterling Hot Yoga & Wellness will reopen on Monday, May 18 at 6:15 a.m.! 

Our schedule is changing just slightly to accommodate extra cleaning between classes, so please check our online schedule and take note.

As we continue to adhere to public health guidelines for your safety, we will implement the following protocols until further notice: 

Temperature screenings will be conducted and questions regarding COVID-19 exposure will be asked upon your arrival.

Please continue to book your classes online as there will be no sign-in sheets at the front desk in order to minimize contact. The teacher or staff member will check you in when you arrive.  

Classes will be limited to 20 students each. The hot room has been marked in accordance with recommended social distancing guidelines. Ten students may waitlist the class, and 5 minutes before the class begins, we will allow students on the waitlist to enter the room. 

After you check in, we ask that you enter the hot room as soon as possible and prepare for your class.

Please respect social distancing in the lobby and common areas in the studio. In an effort to minimize contact, reduced seating will be available. 

Mat and towel rentals are temporarily suspended, as well as studio-provided props, such as blocks, blosters, straps and weights. We will have some of these items available for purchase at the studio.

Locker rooms are available for restroom use, but shower facilities are not being offered. 

If you prefer to continue taking classes virtually, that option is still available for every class on the schedule. We’re not going to let that stop you from practicing with us!

We are still offering $30 live streaming memberships for your first month so our new members can begin their practice with us.  

Stay connected to Sterling and our teachers by joining their livestream classes! ALL classes on our schedule can be practiced from your home, so even though we’re apart, we can be connected energetically.

Remember that even if you are practicing alone for the time being, we are still all in this together! Thank you for your presence (even virtually) that helps make Sterling Hot Yoga & Wellness the special place and community that it is!

 

March 2020 Challenge Update: Reaching 20-Class Goals Despite Covid-19

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We know you know March was a crazy month for everyone. Even with all the changes and challenges presented by Covid-19, these students still stuck by their goals in the 2020 Renew You Challenge. 

We’re congratulating these students (at a distance) for making time for their practice:

Robert Carlock, 39
Mendy Bornfleth, 29
Audrey Williamson, 28
Candice Cravins, 26
Paula Brown, 24
Cassandra Holman, 24
Michelle Ryan, 22
Tyloria Crenshaw, 20

If you got behind last month, there is still plenty of time to catch up! 

We are updating your challenge cards with your April classes here at the studio. (But you cou can always check your visit log when you sign in to your Mind Body account to make sure you’re on track with your goals.)

Keep in mind you are working toward some great prizes at the end of the year! 

Everyone who completes 20 classes each month of 2020 will earn a place on the challenge wall and a long-sleeved Dri-Fit pullover, and will be entered to win an annual membership or one of two Fitbit fitness trackers. 

Miss a month? No problem! For each month that you do reach the 20-class mark, you’ll receive an entry to have a chance to win some other great prizes.

Everyone, keep up the great work!

 

Valentine’s Gift Ideas NOW Available at Sterling

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Are you ready for Valentine’s Day? Whether you’re showering your sweetheart with gifts or pampering yourself, you can get everything you need at Sterling Hot Yoga & Wellness!

Gift certificates are always available at Sterling if you want to give someone an intro, comeback, monthly or even annual membership. Click the link above and choose your gift amount. 

Treat your Valentine to a massage with Arnie Harrison, our on-site massage therapist. Get gift certificates for 60-minute sessions or 90-minute sessions here.  

Coastal Contours & Wellness is offering several specials this month that would make great gifts! Turn back the hands of time with OxyGeneo facials (buy two, get one FREE). Click here for details or to purchase.

Your Valentine would love to receive any of these gifts (and you too!) this year!

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! 

 

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!

 

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!

2019 Sterling Holiday Schedule

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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.

 

Why You Should Make Time For Yin Yoga

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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

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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!