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Carlos and Monica Gonzalez Find New Home in Mobile

When Carlos and Monica Gonzalez relocated to Mobile from Colorado, they knew they would have to find a new yoga studio to call home. With a combined 15 years of practice between them (12 for Monica; three for Carlos), the couple had practiced mostly vinyasa, some Bikram method and “one attempt at aerial,” according to Monica. So when they found Sterling Hot Yoga & Wellness, they found a studio that offered the classes they loved—and more! But even more important than what was on the schedule, the “good vibe” they felt at the studio kept them coming back. After her…
Jodi Chmielewski
June 4, 2018
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Mia Keller Turns to Yoga After Lupus Diagnosis

After being diagnosed with a disease, how likely would you be to start researching local yoga studios? But Mia Keller did just that. “I was diagnosed with systemic lupus erythematosus,” she said. “I read up on the studio, as well as others, and Sterling was the one for me.” Systemic lupus erythematosus—or simply lupus—is an autoimmune disease that is not curable, but can be managed. Caused by genetic or environmental factors, the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks healthy tissue in the body. Lupus affects everyone differently, and symptoms, such as swollen joints, hair loss and fatigue, can range from mild…
Jodi Chmielewski
May 4, 2018
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Phillip Ward Finds Low Back Pain Relief and More at Sterling

Phillip Ward, once an avid weightlifter and CrossFitter, was looking for something to soothe his low back pain when he found Sterling Hot Yoga Mobile. “I was into weightlifting for about 10 years and began to practice CrossFit for a little over a year before I came to Sterling,” he said. “I started having discomfort in my lower back and thought that integrating yoga into my strength training routine would be a good way to relieve some of the physical pain.” After just a few yoga sessions, Phillip said the pain went away. As he incorporated Iron Hour and Inferno…
Jodi Chmielewski
April 3, 2018
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Danny Miller Experiences Benefits, Community Through Hot Yoga

The thought of practicing yoga in a room heated to 105 degrees and regulated at 40 percent humidity can be an intimidating one for many people. But for Danny Miller, that was part of the intrigue. “I was curious about ‘hot’ yoga, and I was looking for a challenge and a good sweat,” he said. Now, six-and-a-half years later, Danny can safely say that hot yoga has become a way of life. His journey into yoga began simply enough—he was looking for an exercise that was less stressful on his bones and joints. And in the hot room, he found…
Jodi Chmielewski
February 5, 2018
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James Willis Changes Mindset About Yoga, Changes His Life

Several years ago, James Willis took his first yoga class on the day after Thanksgiving with results for which he wasn’t so thankful. “It was so overwhelming to me that I was unable to get through the entire class,” he said. He tried again the next year—on the day after Thanksgiving again—with similar results. But James knew he needed to make a change. Deconditioning, past injuries and poor lifestyle choices were taking their toll. “Over the years, I’ve had several lower back operations; experienced severe limitations from chronic pain elements (rheumatoid and osteoarthritis), and had bilateral knee problems from years…
Jodi Chmielewski
January 8, 2018
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How Hot Yoga Transformed Tom Palmer

Tom's transformation since 2001 (with his son, Josh) has resulted in better overall health, discipline and more with a consistent hot yoga practice. In 2001, Tom Palmer was in rough shape. He weighed 245 pounds and was on the verge of a physical breakdown. His organs were starting to fail, and he was most certainly approaching a diabetic diagnosis. Today, though, he stepped on the scale and was pleased to report that he has lost more than 100 pounds! Today he's a fit and healthy 140 pounds! Tom found yoga in 2007, which almost immediately helped him to shed significant…
Jodi Chmielewski
December 2, 2015
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Sylvia Warms Up to Hot Yoga Through Rekindled Friendship

A rekindled friendship (thanks to Facebook) and a heart open to new experiences led Sylvia Boggs to hot yoga. She and one of her childhood best friends spent four hours together catching up after reconnecting through social media. But it was something that her friend spoke about with such animation that caught Sylvia’s attention, and that was hot yoga. “I’ve made it a practice to try to honor other people’s passions,” Sylvia said. Now her friend’s passion has become her own—December will mark the sixth year since Sylvia has incorporated hot yoga into her life. “It’s changed my life on…
Jodi Chmielewski
November 26, 2015
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Zip Credits Hot Yoga for Dramatic Stress Management

In 2003, Zip Irvin had come to a crossroads in his life as a graduate student at North Carolina State University and musician in Raleigh. “The quality of my life was getting worse, and the length would get shorter if I continued on that path,” he said. Then he found hot yoga. His interest was piqued after he kept seeing a hot yoga studio near Wake Forest, and finally he decided he would check it out. Though he likens his first class experience to “a crying version of Jabba the Hut,” Zip just kept going. He was even more motivated…
Jodi Chmielewski
November 4, 2015
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Matt Helps Heal Himself and Others Through Hot Yoga

Matt Leyton was against trying hot yoga. After years of channeling his athleticism into soccer and jogging, he said, “I just thought yoga was too easy.” But thanks to his wife—and a free pass that got her to practice for the first time in another town with a friend—Matt now practices four to five times a week at Sterling Hot Yoga Lexington. “I’m pretty much addicted to it,” he said. Matt knows firsthand about addiction. “I was basically dying,” he said. “But I got clean, and I felt better.” That’s been 28 years ago, and hot yoga has been part…
Jodi Chmielewski
October 25, 2015
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Special Lexington Yoga Class to Raise Money for Doula

Show up for Katie at SHY Lexington's special donation-based class to help provide her a much-needed doula during childbirth after her husband passed away earlier this year. Of all the moments in life where you wouldn’t want to be alone, giving birth is probably one of the biggest ones. But that’s exactly where Katie Powell finds herself. Her husband, Zac, passed away unexpectedly on July 4, leaving her to deliver their first child—a son due on Oct. 27—without him. Though her family and his family are somewhat close by, none are really local. Prior to losing her husband, Katie, like…
Jodi Chmielewski
September 4, 2015