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What You'll Get
Yoga is a much easier way to exercise both mind and body than testing Einstein's theory of relativity by racing a beam of light. Avoid a science-related sprain with today's Groupon: for $20, you get 10 Bikram yoga classes at HotSpot Yoga in Crestwood (up to a $150 value). All 10 classes must be redeemed within one month of activation. Yogis may bring their own mats and towels, or rent them from the studio ($2/towel, $3/mat).
HotSpot Yoga's dedicated instructors cultivate balanced chakras and fortify cores with a flexible schedule of intensive 90-minute Bikram yoga classes. Participants twist, contour, and lengthen limbs with a series of 26 sustained poses, stimulating circulation throughout the body. During the workout, temperatures exceed 100 degrees in the spacious studio, helping to oust harmful toxins, dissolve stress, and melt fat like an ice-cream cone staring at the sun. Students may contort at their own pace and level of comfort, emerging invigorated and ready to effortlessly limbo home. HotSpot's expansive studio gleams with mirrored walls and soft lights, welcoming practitioners to tame tension atop antibacterial flooring, which expels germs like a hypochondriac nightclub bouncer.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Oct 30, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Must activate by 10/30/11, classes expire 1 month from activation date. Subject to availability. New students only. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About A Chat with Kristin Olsen, Owner/Director Hot Spot Yoga LLC, Bikram Yoga Louisville
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
All of our classes are designed to be challenging, but our focus on technique and instruction for all levels and limitations truly set us apart. We are celebrating 16 years in business, and are now the only hot yoga studio in the state of Kentucky that offers the authentic 90-minute Beginning Bikram series every day of the week. This specific 105-degree practice is designed for beginners to equalize the balance, strength, and flexibility on both sides of the body. It is a total cardio, therapeutic series that incorporates all points of fitness. Many of our students wear Apple, Polar, or Fitbit heart rate/calorie monitors. The average calorie burn is amazing and easily monitored, but the therapeutic benefits are unparalleled for a "one and done" total fitness and authentic yoga experience. We also offer two distinct 60 minutes, lower heat classes to provide our students with an incredible cross-training option and an entirely different hot room experience. Our 95 degree Inferno Hot Pilates HIIT (low impact) classes create long lean muscles, with cardio and core busting interval training. In our 90 degrees Vinyasa Flow yoga classes, students really "learn" how to flow safely, with any necessary modifications, from one pose to another; building strength, flexibility, and focus.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
First and foremost, I loved the discipline and physical therapy of Bikram Yoga. The discipline you gain in the hot room transfers to all aspects of life outside the hot room walls. As a former dancer, distance runner, AFFA cardio, step, and spinning instructor, I was blown away by this perfect 90-minute system. Authentic Bikram yoga improves cardio, strength, flexibility, balance, and mental clarity. Stress relief, detox, and therapeutic effect are hallmarks of the authentic Bikram series. It's a safe and challenging total body workout for everyone. Our 90 minute, authentic Bikram yoga practice is designed for beginners and a wonderful cross train for all kinds of athletes. I wanted to share the exact series that changed my philosophy of fitness and prompted me to acquire a 500 hour, 9.5-week certification in 2001. Getting back to "the source" of continuing education regularly, keeps the inspiration flowing. Sharing the physical practice we love with the community has been an honor for the entire team.
What do you love most about your job?
I love working with new students and watching long-time practitioners continue to deepen and benefit from their yoga or fitness system, every year. I love helping people learn to practice or exercise with intention, so they can gain the most benefit in every class. Our student's results can be seen and measured every single day. I have not found one yoga system or workout designed for beginners, that challenges even the strongest athletes. With the incorporation of our 60 minute Low Impact, HIIT Inferno Hot Pilates classes and low heat Vinyasa flow classes, we offer a wonderful cross-training option for all our students. We're a yoga/fitness family and studio for everyone. That makes me very happy.
What is the best reaction you've ever gotten from a customer?
We have had so many positive reactions from customers over the years, it's kept us fresh and continually inspired to teach and share the love. One of our favorite quotes out of over 400, 5 star Groupon reviews are highlighted on our website. It's a message.
"Just in case you ever have a day that you feel like what you are doing is not important, read this e-mail and know that the first class and every class since has totally changed my perspective on health and wellness, both physical and mental. Just one class can make a difference in someone's life!" -Terri Haysley (actual Bikram Yoga Louisville student)