News & Events

2020 Mardi Gras Schedule Announced

By Announcement

The good times are about to get rolling here in the birthplace of Mardi Gras, especially heading into the final weekend of the season!

We’ll be offering an abbreviated schedule beginning Sunday, Feb. 23 or as we know it here in Mobile as Joe Cain Day.

You’ll have two opportunities on the morning of Joe Cain Day and Lundi Gras, Monday, Feb. 24 to stay on track with your practice (and your challenge!).

No classes are scheduled on Fat Tuesday, Feb. 25. Enjoy the day soaking up the last bit of Mardi Gras or enjoy a day of rest!

See you bright and early on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 26, when we return to our regular schedule!

 

Free Class for Someone You Love This Valentine’s Day at Sterling!

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Bring your Valentine, your mom, your dad or your BFF to Sterling on Friday, Feb. 14, and your guest can practice for FREE!

We know it’s easy to fall in love with yoga and Pilates, so it’s natural to want to share these awesome practices with someone else.

Now you can! Every class on Valentine’s Day is FREE for your guest if he or she is a first-timer or a comeback who hasn’t practiced with us in six months or more.

Ask us about discounted specials in effect this Friday only!

Happy Valentine’s Day! We love having you as part of the Sterling community!

 

Valentine’s Gift Ideas NOW Available at Sterling

By News

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!

Join Guest Teacher Cheryl Alexander at Sterling This Week

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Yoga has been a part of Cheryl Alexander’s life for more than two decades. 

We’re excited to welcome her to Sterling this week!

She began practicing in 1999, then soon after completed her first teacher training. 

Cheryl graduated from Bikram Yoga Teacher Training in 2003, and she has taught at many studios since.

But she has a unique connection to Sterling Hot Yoga & Wellness. Cheryl introduced Lucille and Bill, the founders of the studio, when Lucille was passing through Houston.

She is also certified to teach hatha yoga, vinyasa, yin and Pilates, and she has served on the Bikram Yoga Teacher Training staff, most recently in 2012.

Cheryl’s strengths as a teacher include: her ability to effectively communicate the mechanics of the asana; her skill in creating playful, challenging sequences; and her ability to inspire her students to deepen their practice.

“Yoga gives me new life on a daily basis, and part of that is helping others thrive by giving them tools to nurture and empower themselves,” she said.

You can catch Cheryl’s class at Sterling on Friday, Feb. 7 at 9:30 a.m.! 

 

2020 Challenge Update: 1 Month Down, 11 to Go!

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Wow! The first month of our year-long Renew You 2020 Challenge is complete, and we’re so excited to report that 18 students reached their goal!

Congratulations to these students who practiced at least 20 times in January. Get used to seeing these names!

Robert Carlock, 39
Audrey Williamson, 36
Danny Miller, 29
Mendy Bornfleth, 25
Christy Lock, 23
Cassandra Holman, 22
Corinne Reece, 22
Sue Bruno, 21
Candice Cravins, 21
Paula Brown, 20
Tyloria Crenshaw, 20
Reid Gilbert, 20
Kirsten Kraljevic, 20
Pam Langley, 20
Kait Layton, 20
David Roberts, 20
Michelle Ryan, 20
Katie Turner, 20  

If you didn’t reach your 20-class goal in January, don’t give up! You have all year to get your 240 classes in.

And for every month you complete 20 classes, your name is entered into a drawing for some awesome prizes too!

Congratulations, everyone! It’s February, so time to get back to work!

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! 

 

2020 Challenge Check-In

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The first month of our 12-month Renew You 2020 challenge is nearly complete! 

We want to congratulate everyone who will reach their 20-class goal or has made the extra effort to practice more.

Remember, if you didn’t complete 20 classes in January, you’re not out of the running for some great prizes.

At the end of the year, we’ll have two drawings: one for everyone who has reached 20 classes each month (or met the average) and another for everyone who has completed 20 classes in any month of the year.

The more months that you complete 20 classes, the more entries you’ll get in that drawing. 

We’re still working out the details of those prizes, but we know you’ll have the option to win a FREE month and more!

Everyone who completes the full year is entered to win an annual membership and one of two Fitbit fitness trackers, and will also receive a long-sleeve Dri-Fit pullover embroidered with the studio and challenge logos. 

No matter where you’re at, you’ve got lots of motivation to keep going!

 

Get Happy! Free Yoga and Free Rock N Roll Sushi is Back!

By Events

Wondering how to get your friends to yoga? 

If they love sushi, bring them on Friday, Jan. 31 for our special Happy Hour Yoga With Friends class featuring FREE sushi from our awesome neighbor Rock N Roll Sushi!

Our Happy Hour class on Fridays at 5:30 p.m. is always open to first-timers and comebacks for FREE! (Applies to first visit only.)

But once a month, Rock N Roll Sushi shares their delicious rolls with us, making our happy hour even happier!

Bring your friends, come on your own and if you’re already an active Sterling member, we need you too to show our guests what an awesome community we are.

Make plans now to celebrate Happy Hour with us!

 

Haley Hall Loves Sterling Classes Because They’re Different

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Haley Hall had taken several barre and Pilates classes over the years, but she hadn’t really practiced yoga before she came to Sterling Hot Yoga & Wellness nine months ago.

Her busy lifestyle prompted her to consider fitness options that would help relieve stress. “As an educator, my days are often rushed and very busy,” she said. “I was looking for a workout that not only helped my body physically, but mentally as well.”

Haley found the “engaging group fitness class” she was looking for at Sterling, but the studio offered other bonuses as well. “I chose Sterling because of the convenient location, and I had heard great things about it!”

Not only did original hot yoga, vinyasa flow and Inferno Hot Pilates provide the stress relief she wanted, but they’ve helped her get stronger and “always have a feeling of being more calm and centered after class,” she said.

It’s that feeling that keeps Haley coming back to practice consistently. 

“Carving out a specific time for yoga provides me with the opportunity to slow down, relax deeply, and simply focus on the moment,” she said. “As an educator, I consider myself a lifelong learner. I appreciate yoga being a constant practice rather than a final outcome.”

But more than that, Haley said classes at Sterling are just different compared to other workouts she’s done.

“I have found that yoga calms my thoughts, and I focus on my body and my breath during class, and I block out the other thoughts,” she said. “In other workouts, I find myself going through my mental checklist of the day, rather than focusing on what I am doing. Sterling classes are different when it comes to the mind-body connection.”

Like most students, that wasn’t the first difference Haley realized. Sterling classes are hot(!) to help the muscles stretch more safely, working to restore and maintain natural range of motion. But getting acclimated to the heat is usually one of the biggest adjustments new students have to make. 

“When the class first began, I thought there is no way I will make it through this heat!,” she said. “But after it was over, I felt amazing!”

Haley admits she isn’t always one to try out new things, so she has been pleasantly surprised how practicing consistently has given her the courage to do that.

“Sometimes I am scared to try new things, such as a new pose I’m afraid of, but since practicing yoga, I realize we are all practicing and no one is perfect,” she said. “So I would say it has encouraged a willingness to try new things!”

Haley had to overcome some fears even to just get started, but now she said she craves yoga when she’s away from it.

Her advice to first-timers? “Just do it! You won’t regret it,” she said. “I never considered myself a flexible “yoga” person, so I was always afraid to try yoga. Then I realized yoga is for everyone!”

Everyone is welcome to join us, and like Haley said, you won’t regret it! 

“The people at Sterling is one thing that makes it so special. It is a great community of people who are very positive and encouraging!,” she said. “Classes are Sterling are often the highlight of my week, and I always leave the studio feeling better than when I walked in.”

We want to be the highlight of your week too! You can get started for just $30 and get 30 days of unlimited classes. Click here to join or sign up at the studio when you take your first class!

Fusion Pilates Moves to New Day and Time!

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Start your week strong with Fusion Pilates! 

Beginning Monday, Jan. 13, you can get an even earlier start because Fusion Pilates moves to a new day and time–Mondays at 8:15 a.m. 

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!