Rows of glistening students gracefully bend and stretch within Smithtown Hot Yoga’s 4,000-square-foot studio. While the instructors’ series of yoga poses are enough to stretch out muscles and build strength on their own, the studio chips in some help with a thermostat that clocks in at at least 100 degrees during classes. This additional heat helps unlock tense muscles and detoxify bodies, as many of the studio’s regulars will readily attest. In a recent interview with Fios1 TV, a hot-yoga student who struggled with lower-back pain recounts her many attempts to find relief: trips to the chiropractor, injections, T-shirts dipped in menthol. "Nothing helped until I came to yoga," she said.
Though the studio’s instructors provide towels for each class, students are encouraged to wear light workout gear. After 90-minute classes, which run throughout the day, students can shower off or practice levitating in private stalls.
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Inside a purple studio strewn with mats and padded blocks, experienced instructors Pamela, Karen, Kimberly, and Dana lead students through a stretching workout regime that centers the mind and body. Karen, Kimberly, and Dana each have yoga certifications, and Pamela has an ACE personal-training certification. Their backgrounds range from Dana's degree in journalism and Karen's MBA from NYU to Kimberly's master's degree in special education and Pamela's BA in dance. They keep their students' muscles loose by heating the studio to a crisp 105 degrees, the temperature at which books on tape burn. The staff specializes in teaching Barkan hot yoga, a Calcutta-derived practice, and classic hot yoga, which can promote detoxification with its 26 poses.
Powerhouse Gym has been helping clients get fit for 15 years. In the spacious workout facility, visitors can choose from more than 40 fitness classes per week, including yoga, Pilates, Zumba, kickboxing, and spin sessions, all taught by certified instructors. When not taking classes, gym-goers can work out on one of 40 cardio machines complete with personal TV screens, or head over to the complete onsite chiropractic office for an adjustment or massage. Powerhouse Gym boasts free childcare while adults sweat it out in a sunny, functional fitness center.
There are two ways to improve your appearance and mood at Prism Wellness: sit down in a salon chair, or stand up in a yoga pose. The salon’s expertise ranges from cuts and coloring to Liscio thermal straightening and extensions. Over in the yoga studio, classes held seven days a week cultivate inner calm and balance, leaving patrons feeling as put together as a one-piece jigsaw puzzle.
Sal Chillemi didn’t realize just how much he valued yoga until September 11, 2001. A New York City fireman since 1988, Chillemi used the meditative techniques he learned on the mat when his team was called to Ground Zero. His yoga study may have helped him save lives that day, and the experience affected him so much that he decided to deepen his practice by opening a studio of his own.
Soon after Chillemi completed a 200-hour training course and hired a staff of experienced instructors, Yoga For Life was born. Today, the studio’s weekly schedule includes classes divided into three categories: gentle, moderate, and advanced. Aside from these flagship classes and workshops, the studio offers massage therapy, acupuncture, Thai yoga massage, and rolfing.