In addition to all the bootcamps, spin classes and high-intensity workouts, I enjoy yoga… regular, hot, hot with weights…and now yoga with cardio!
I added yoga to my workout routine a couple of years ago, and it has greatly improved my flexibility, muscle recovery and mental awareness. Yoga is great for the mind, body and spirit, and I feel that it adds perspective and balance in life. So much can be obtained from just one or two yoga classes per week. I highly recommend it…whatever level and temperature you like!
Here’s my favorites…
I’m trying out Triad Yoga in Irvine/Newport Beach near John Wayne Airport, for both Pilates and Yoga.
I just learned about MixxYoga! It’s a great little yoga studio in Newport Beach with a modern twist on yoga…adding cardio! So, I signed up and jumped in for the free week to try it out. MixxYoga combines the best of yoga with a good cardio workout. It’s more active than slow-paced regular yoga, but not as intense as bootcamp or P90X Plyometrics…it’s a nice in-between, and worth a try if you need a change of pace or you are recovering from minor injuries (they have a “restorative” class for that). There’s a level for everyone at MixxYoga, from beginner ‘Gentle” yoga to advanced “Mixx Challenge”, and you will definitely work up a sweat in Jade’s class.
Mitra, Jade & Sahara…great instructors!
Check it out: http://mixxyoga.com/
I enjoy hot yoga, especially with weights. Be warned, it’s hot!…around 104 degrees, so if you can stand the heat, I highly recommend it as alternative way to sweat-out a workout! Be prepared with plenty of ice water, absorbent yoga mat and towels.
My favorite hot yoga studios are Radiant Hot Yoga and CorePower. They both practice a “non-Bikram” style of hot yoga “flow” that is very challenging, yet enjoyable.
Check them out at:
Perspire Sauna Studio (formerly SuiteSweat) in Costa Mesa CA
$49 for a intro week pass.