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Who’s Already Thinking About a Fall Challenge?

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We’re already looking ahead to fall with anticipation because we’re putting together another challenge just for you!

This challenge will be a new twist on our typical challenges, but we can’t spill all the details just yet.

You can expect some fun themed classes and seasonal favorites as we help get you excited for Halloween!

That’s all we can reveal for now. Stay tuned for more details. We’ll announce when challenge cards will be available at the front desk.

We hope you can’t wait for fall AND the fall challenge!

Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate!

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Staying hydrated is essential if you regularly practice our hot yoga and Pilates classes. But in the summer, it becomes even more important.

Adequate hydration helps the heart pump more efficiently, optimizes blood pressure, regulates body temperature, lubricates joints, aids in digestion and more.

When practicing at Sterling Hot Yoga & Wellnesswe recommend drinking a minimum of half of your body weight in ounces (even more in the summer!) at least 40 minutes before class begins.

Drinking water is one of the best ways to stay hydrated. But you can get hydrated in other ways, such as by eating fresh fruits and vegetables.

Coconut water and other electrolyte replacements may help you bounce back after an especially hot day and/or yoga or Pilates session.

Some other tips to stay hydrated, even in the Gulf Coast summer heat:

– Invest in a reusable water bottle. Invest in a reusable water bottle. Keep it filled and close by, and take regular water breaks throughout the day.

– Set water consumption goals daily and stick to them! Set water consumption goals and stick to them! It may help to set a schedule just to keep you on track.

– Infuse your water with flavor to make it more appealing. If the taste of water gets too boring, boost it with the addition of fresh fruit, like limes, lemons, berries, cucumbers and the like.

We’ve got great hydration options at the studio just for you! Whether you need water or coconut water, we’ve got you covered to keep up your hydration or help you replenish after class!

Summer Bingo Challenge Is BACK!

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One of everyone’s favorite challenges is BACK this summer. Get ready for the 2022 Sterling Summer Bingo Challenge!

You have all of June (and half of July!) this summer to fill up your card. Beginning Wednesday, June 1 through Friday, July 15, we’re challenging you to play bingo and win some fun prizes along the way.

All you have to do is simply maintain your practice and complete activities to earn stamps on your card. You can earn one bingo stamp per class.

If you’ve never played Sterling bingo, you’ll want to! Of course, if you have, you’ll want to play again!

Cards will be available this week at the front desk. Sign up and have (more) fun doing yoga this summer!

Memorial Day Studio Schedule

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We’re giving our staff and you a short break on Monday, May 30, the observance of Memorial Day.

But you’ll still have an opportunity to get your yoga in at 9 a.m. with our Original Hot 75.

No other classes will be offered. Our regular schedule will resume Tuesday, May 31 with our 10 a.m. Original Hot 60 class.

Follow us on Facebook to stay up-to-date about holiday schedule announcements and more.

You can also download the MINDBODY app (free for Android and Apple) to follow the latest class schedule, book classes, see who’s teaching and more!

See you in the hot room soon!

Build a Stronger, Safer Backward Bend in April Workshop

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BOOK YOUR CLASS BELOW

Backbending Essentials

with Michelle Ryan

Saturday April 30 from 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Backward bends are essential in any yoga practice, as they provide a counter-stretch from forward folds. But think of the MANY forward folds you do every day, from cooking to driving to working over a computer to texting. Not only does backward bending provide an important counter movement to these activities, but also it helps you maintain a strong, healthy spine and improved posture. This month you can learn to build a stronger, safer backbend with Michelle Ryan on Saturday, April 30 from 1 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Michelle will break down postures in the original hot yoga sequence (and their complements in vinyasa) and discuss ways to help you deepen your practice. During the workshop, she will present various stretches and tips to help you open your shoulders, hamstrings and hips to improve your backward bend. Expect a lively discussion and individual feedback on your postures as time allows. The room will be heated, but not quite as hot as the original hot yoga class. You are welcome to bring a notebook and pen as well. Reserve your spot for $35. We look forward to hosting this workshop for you. Look for more helpful workshops in the months to come!

Our New 75-Minute Class Is a Hit!

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We debuted our Original Hot 75-minute class on Thanksgiving Day, and we’ve made it a regular part of our schedule. 

It’s a great way to experience more of the classic Original Hot 90-minute sequence, while saving a little time. You’ll do one set of just a few postures.

Check it out on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. or Sundays at 2:30 p.m. 

We’ve gotten great feedback from students, so make plans to try it if you haven’t already!

How We’re Getting Into the Spirit of Halloween at Sterling!

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We’re excited about the month of October at Sterling, and with so many fun classes we’re planning, we hope you will be too! 
 
Most of them are inspired by Halloween, and who wouldn’t want more chances to celebrate that?
 
Don’t forget that the 30-Day Fall Challenge begins Friday, Oct. 1 and ends Sunday, Oct. 31. We’re encouraging everyone to practice 30 classes during that time, and we think these creative options will definitely inspire you to participate!
Sunday, Oct. 3 – 4:30 PM
Wheel Yin Yoga 
Experience your yin yoga practice in a new way! Deepen your backbends, open your shoulders, massage your spine and more by incorporating a yoga wheel. Wheels will be available for purchase or rent at the studio, or you are welcome to bring your own if you have one.
Monday, Oct. 18 – 7 PM
Spooky Vinyasa Flow
Experience a challenging vinyasa flow with a creative take to make it spooky! Some familiar posture names may be changed to help get you in the mood for Halloween. Join Bridget to get into the spirit of the season and have even more fun flowing!
Tuesday, Oct. 19 – 5:30 PM
’80s-Themed Inferno Hot Pilates
Break out your neon, jellies, leg warmers and big hair, and get ready to sweat to the fabulous tunes of the ‘80s! We’re encouraging everyone to dress up for this one, and since Halloween is coming up, there’s no better time to get in costume. Expect to have even more fun than usual!
Thursday, Oct. 28 – 7 PM
Silent Original Hot 90
Your teacher will lead the class while practicing with you! To get into the spirit of the season, we’ll turn the lights down and the music up. Sweat, stretch and breathe to a Halloween-inspired playlist, and experience the 26/2 in a new and different way!
Friday, Oct. 29 – 5:30 PM
Sunday, Oct. 31 – 10 AM
Scary 60 – Original Hot 60
You think you know the Original Hot 60, but not in this class! Will you do one set or two? What postures will you flow through? We can’t tell! Just know that this will be a great challenge for your body and your mind, and if you like knowing what’s next, it may be a little scary too!
Saturday, Oct. 30 – Noon
Platinum Plus
Maybe it’s a little scary to push yourself out of your comfort zone, but you and your practice will be better for it! Platinum Plus is a 75-minute intermediate-level original hot yoga class that is designed to do just that. Work toward advancing your practice with us! $10 drop-in. 
We encourage you to register in advance for these classes because we do expect there will be even more interest in them! You can book classes through Mind Body, and if you have any questions, please let us know!

NEW! Wheel Yin Yoga Class on Sunday, Oct. 3 at 4:30 PM

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Have you ever used a yoga wheel?
 
It’s a great prop to help massage the spine, assist in deep backbends and aid in flexibility, and we’re introducing them at Sterling!
 
Join Michelle on Sunday, Oct. 3 at 4:30 p.m. for a yin yoga class that will incorporate yoga wheels. 
 
We’ll have wheels available at the studio for sale or rent, or you can bring your own. 
 
We also encourage you to bring a thick towel or thin blanket if you do participate.
 
Wheels are commonly associated with deepening backbends and assisting in reducing tightness in the chest and shoulders. 
 
But this class will also make use of the wheel in forward folds and hip-opening poses. 
 
Sign up here in advance so you will have access to a wheel and to reserve your spot. Class size is limited! 
 
This is the first of what we hope are even more wheel yoga classes, so we hope you can join us and let us know what you think!

Fall Challenge Begins Friday, Oct. 1!

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Need some motivation to commit or recommit to your practice? There’s nothing like a challenge to get you going, and we’ve got a great one!

Sign up for our 30-Day Practice Makes Progress Fall Challenge, and take any combination of 30 classes at the studio or livestreaming in 31 days, beginning Friday, Oct. 1 through Sunday, Oct. 31.

Complete the challenge, and you will earn a challenge T-shirt, the eternal recognition of signing the challenge wall and be entered into a drawing to win some great prizes! 

We’ll have a fun challenge party to celebrate your achievements, let you sign the challenge wall and announce our prize winners.

Ask about sign-up cards at the front desk!

 

Hot Vinyasa Fusion Returns Monday, Sept. 13 at 7 p.m.

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Looking for a class that combines the best of Bikram Yoga AND the best of vinyasa flow? We’ve got it! 

Hot Vinyasa Fusion is back on Monday, Sept. 13 at 7 p.m. Michelle will lead this 75-minute class that begins with several rounds of chaturangas, stretches and even some original hot yoga postures mixed in. 

Then it transitions to some balancing poses and floor work that will be very familiar if you practice the 26 and 2 regularly. 

It’s heated to about 100 degrees, so you will still work up a good sweat!

The original hot yoga sequence helps maintain and restore natural range of motion, but it is sometimes criticized for not having much of a focus on the upper body or hip openers. That’s where Hot Vinyasa Fusion comes in!

If you’ve tried it and loved it, your chance to practice it again is coming up soon. If you haven’t taken it yet, so is your chance to try it!

Sign up for the in-studio class here or the livestream option here!