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!