5 Reasons Yoga is the Perfect Last Minute Holiday Gift

Last minute holiday gift ideas are a must for the under-prepared, the busy, the procrastinators, and the less creative types. Let’s face it. Even the most prepared among us sometimes just miss a name on the list until we check it twice. I’m lookin’ at you, Santa. I remember the days when it was cool,…

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VO2 Max, a Longer Life, and Hot Yoga – What’s the Correlation?

HIIT class increasing cardio fitness

Can VO2 max predict a longer life? Everyone wants to live longer, look younger, and feel better. We’ve been searching for the elixir of life since before de Leon’s expedition for the fountain of youth. If the medieval alchemists ever succeeded, we’ve since lost the knowledge. However, science has helped us discover we have the…

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Top 7 Benefits of Practicing Pilates

HIIT Pilates Class Side Plank

If you like fun and fast ways to get and stay fit, we’ve got a power-packed treat for you. Our pilates classes fit almost any lifestyle. AND the best part – we keep them fun, fast-paced, and calorie-burning. Whether you’re a parent, workaholic or simply someone who doesn’t move their body as much as you’d…

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Science Shows 5 Unlikely Benefits of Regular Heat Exposure

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As a hot yoga and hot pilates community, we have long experienced the benefits of regular heat exposure. We love coming to the hot room day in and day out. We feel more energized, flexible, even nicer when we sweat it all out! And now scientific researchers have data backing us up. In one of…

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Somatic Experiences: Mental Health Strategies with Yoga

student in savasana at end of class

In June of 2022, 3.5 million viewers tuned in to watch the Johnny Depp defamation trial, and many more followed the proceedings on social media channels. Many of those viewers were hearing about Borderline Personality Disorder for the first time. Is this new focus on BPD helping or harming the community? While naming the disorder can give…

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Why We Believe in Setting Intentions Before Yoga and Pilates

rabbit pose - sasangasana

Aside from helping you improve flexibility, relieve pain, and have a healthier heart, yoga has amazing benefits for your mental and psychological wellbeing. In fact, yoga practice can lead to a decrease in anxiety and depression after just a few months. However, setting intentions when practicing yoga is one of the most important things you can…

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7 Reasons Arriving Early to Hot Yoga Class Benefits You

hot yoga class checkin

Everyone knows the early bird gets the worm. But that doesn’t necessarily apply to hot yoga class. And here’s why. The concept of the early bird getting the worm makes it seem like there’s only one worm. Like there’s a supply issue with a resource you need. So, you have to arrive early. And that…

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Benefits of Weight Training After 40

Once you hit the age of 40, you might feel like gravity is working overtime to weigh down your once tight muscles and taut skin. You’re not entirely wrong. In fact, your muscles start to weaken around the age of 30. This includes changes in your muscle mass and a decrease in muscle strength. But…

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