Heat enhances the mind-body connection during activities such as hot yoga and the popular TV quiz show, Beach Jeopardy! Loosen up with this Groupon.
- $29 for one month of unlimited hot yoga and hot Pilates classes (a $118 value)
Infrared heat causes the temperature in the 1,800-square-foot yoga studio to climb to 105 degrees. Because of the heat, students in drop-in hot yoga classes, which are offered in varieties such as Hatha, Vinyasa, power, and pilates, achieve deeper stretches and poses atop the maple hardwood floors, burn more calories than in regular yoga classes, and rid their bodies of toxins through sweat. Guests also receive the benefits of regular yoga classes, such as stress relief and toned muscles and midsections. Sessions are set to soothing music that cascades from the Dolby digital surround-sound system, and students can observe their poses in mirrored walls that stretch across 60 feet. Classes range in length from 60–75 minutes.
Hot Pilates reproduces many of the same benefits as hot yoga. Students exercise in a 95-degree room, which helps them lengthen stretches and range of motion for a more productive core workout. Pilates aims to increase strength and produce lean, toned bodies.
Gateway Hills Health Club
Though Gateway Hills Health Club flourishes with yoga and spinning studios, group fitness classes, and personal-training sessions, it's much more than a gym. Offering 24-hour access, the health club is also staffed with professionals who are dedicated to helping members achieve their health goals, assisting them with weight management, and helping them build strength and flexibility during hot yoga and hot pilates classes. Their new computer controlled infrared heating system can bring the temperature up to 105 degrees.