Though the temperature reaches 105 degrees in this yoga studio, you won't find staff prepping to blast the air conditioner. That's because Mantra Hot Yoga specializes in Bikram yoga where the high heat is essential. The studio's built-in fresh-air intake system and commercial-grade humidifier help keep things from getting too muggy, though. Experienced yoga instructors lead students through sessions that include 26 postures and two breathing exercises, offering students several classes that vary in length and temperature.
Classes range from 60-90 minutes in length and include unheated, warm (80 degrees) and hot varieties (100-105 degrees). Students can practice their yoga flow in either warm or hot Vinyasa classes, participate in a condensed Bikram sequence during Hatha Hot, focus on deep stretching during warm Yin classes, or forego the heat altogether as they burn fat and build muscle through interval training during Sculpt.
Along with the climate control, the studio also features slip-resistant, antimicrobial flooring to help prevent students from slipping or ensuring that if they do slip, they'll be really impressed with how clean the floor is. Mantra Hot Yoga also offers massage therapy and skincare services.
At FIT RxN, the trainers specialize in functional training?workouts that make students better at practical tasks, such as moving furniture or keeping their balance on slippery ground.?Those workouts, designed for all fitness levels, unfold in an array of styles. TRX suspension training, for instance, builds lean muscle through resistance work originally designed for Navy SEALS. The Metaholic conditioning class also offers a high intensity workout as participants get sweaty while working their body in all ranges of motion.
Northwest Curves, a fitness center designed exclusively for women, provides members with a 30-minute circuit of hydraulic resistance machines designed for an efficient cardio and strength training workout. During the training, attendees can burn up to 500 calories and work each major muscle group to work toward individual fitness goals. An experienced coach is always nearby to teach and motivate participants, and a soundtrack of fun, upbeat music cues participants to move on to the next station. Instead of fiddling with weight stacks and losing momentum, the hydraulic machines use your own body weight and fitness level to create resistance. Each machine uses push-and-pull motions to create toned, lean muscles perfect for crushing a grapefruit without looking like you can.
Equipment: Cast iron kettlebells.
Students should bring: Water bottle, towel and mat.
Average class length: 30 minutes
Number of Staff: 1?5 people
Class location: Mix of indoor and outdoor classes
Registration required: No
Good for beginners: Yes
Guests allowed: No
Pro Tip: I am a caring and compassionate person, especially good with those new to a fitness program.