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$45 for Two Months of Unlimited Hot Yoga (Up to $196 Value)
During each 90-minute class, yogis of all skill levels cycle through a sequence of 26 postures led by certified Bikram instructors. The movements are designed to challenge the entire body, from the muscles and joints to the glands and internal organs. The heated and humidified room helps to limber up muscles, promote detoxification, elevate the heart rate, and melt make-and-bake sun catchers hidden in pockets. View the class schedule here.
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The certified Bikram yoga instructors at 26Hot draw students from all over the western suburbs to their facility, conveniently located near the Roosevelt Road exit of I-355. Within the 1,800-square-foot space, which is kept at 105 degrees and 40% humidity, yogis move through 26 postures designed to build muscle and cardiovascular health. The one-legged balancing stick pose, for example, puts bodies into a T formation, and the tree pose encourages birds to alight on squared shoulders.
The studio's reception area appropriately greets students with fiery-red couches and warm-yellow walls. At the desk, students can rent yoga mats and towels or purchase beverages such as chilled coconut water.