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Last Friday night we headed to what seemed like the middle of the Spanish desert to join the latest Bikram teacher training students for a Friday night hot yoga class with Bikram Choudhury, the creator of Bikrams Beginners Hot Yoga sequence, or HOT 26 as it's now commonly called. Seven... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Jack and Jules
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We first met Kenny, 6 years ago this July, at Bikram Hot Yoga in Glasgow. Jack and I were on holiday from Australia and we visited Bikram in the West End to practice hot yoga. Jack told the owners of the studio he was an instructor and they asked if... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2019 at Jack and Jules
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For some this pose is a breeze, for others it’s torture. Fixed Firm is a gentle reminder that we all have different bodies, different injuries and different capabilities. While some people easily slide into this pose, others feel it in the knees, ankles or lower back. Sometimes we are not... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2019 at Jack and Jules
Once you are in this posture, there's no turning back....but it's only 10 seconds! Short and sweet with huge benefits, Balancing Stick is there to challenge and test your physical and mental strength. It's a heart starter and muscle burner. When you first start to do this posture, don't worry... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2019 at Jack and Jules
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You recently came 2nd in the female runners in the Manchester Marathon - well done!! Finishing in the top 10 of your events is 'normal' for you as you are a competitive athlete. In the last 20 months you've been doing hot yoga and TRX, alongside your running and competing.... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2019 at Jack and Jules
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Running season is officially in full swing and there’s an abundance of runs to choose from on the calendar; road -fast and flat; hilly and off-road; short and sweet or, long and enduring! It’s pretty much a given that if you run, and that’s all you do, eventually you’ll get... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2019 at Jack and Jules
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UTKATASANA – the literal translation is ‘Powerful’ and ‘Fierce’, and it’s often referred to as ‘Thunderbolt or awkward pose’ too. In western yoga, we call it ‘Chair Pose’. It’s a heart starter and you can actually feel the fire igniting in your body and shooting up your arms, back, shoulders... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2019 at Jack and Jules
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When did you do your first hot yoga class and where? My daughter dragged me along to my first hot yoga class 4 years ago in the West End of Glasgow where she was a student at Glasgow university. She had been raving about it for about 6 months before... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2019 at Jack and Jules
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The key is to find a balance between strength and softeness and play with the opposing forces. We forward bend all day, so backbending can be challenging and certainly our animal/emotional brains don't like being this vunerable and exposing our heart and throat - it's normal to want to protect... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2019 at Jack and Jules
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What made you come along to your first visit at HEAT FITNESS? Also, was this your first ever yoga experience? I heard about the hot yoga classes through a friend and combined that with reading the promotional advertising leaflet. I’m always interested in new concepts in fitness and lifestyle activities... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2019 at Jack and Jules
A WARM UP FOR YOUR SPINE IN FOUR DIRECTIONS Our hot yoga warm-up is like no other! It's completely warms up and irrigates your spine, perfect if you are practicing first thing in the morning or after sitting and compressing your spine all day. Let's start! The hand grip should... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2019 at Jack and Jules
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Every month in our newsletter, we feature a 'member/s of the month', people who have been practising hot yoga/hot core and/or trx at our studio for longer than six months. We love to ask them why they came along for the first time and what are the benefits they've received... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2019 at Jack and Jules
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As we approach the end of another year, it’s often a time to reflect on what has been, what is coming and where we are right now. It’s just another day, week and month, but it can feel like a ‘clean page or a new start’ for many of us.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2018 at Jack and Jules
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Today is the perfect day to start doing something for yourself: joining the gym; going for a run; trying your first hot yoga, yin yoga or power yoga class! Right slap bang in the middle of all the festivities. Think about it for a minute, you are probably a bit... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2018 at Jack and Jules
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We all need balance in our lives, literally, but we kind of ignore balance, until our first yoga class when we find out we can’t stand on one leg for longer than 5 seconds. Another wake-up call is when we start falling, tripping and stumbling around. Falls can happen at... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2018 at Jack and Jules
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Have you ever signed up for something but never used it? My latest thing was a monthly online ‘face yoga course’ which was 20 mins everyday. I achieved day 1! It’s still waiting for me in my inbox to start again. One of the biggest industries where people sign up... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2018 at Jack and Jules
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HEAT 30 DAY LIFESTYLE CHALLENGE Our 30 day ‘lifestyle challenge’ starts in 5 weeks – and perhaps this is not the time to even think about such things, if indeed you are on your holidays and indulging with an extra glass of wine or creating a new daily ‘Gelato’ habit,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2018 at Jack and Jules
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When I first started yoga, it was purely a physical thing – moving my body (contorting?) in a totally different range of motion to what I had been doing for the past 30 years or so! Stretching was something I did at the end of a class or run, it... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2018 at Jack and Jules
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World Sleep Day, 16th of March – it’s a thing! A few days ago, an email pinged into my inbox regarding ‘World Sleep Day on the 16th of March’. I was intrigued; surely they had not introduced a day dedicated to ‘Sleep’? Sure enough, it’s a real event and it’s... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2018 at Jack and Jules
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Turn up the heat, the tunes and the results! Hot Yoga, Pilates and Tabata Interval Training have been around for many years but combining them in one class is new. Is this just another fitness craze? We don’t think so! We’ve been inspired to create Hot Core on the back... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2018 at Jack and Jules
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We are less than 3 weeks from Christmas and for some, the fun has already begun and, mentally, the towel has been thrown in. We’ve surrendered to the multitude of festive food and drinks bombarding us from every corner of every supermarket, with mince pies and Christmas puds now available... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2017 at Jack and Jules
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Have you tried a YIN class yet? The first time I did a YIN class, it was a few years ago and it had just been introduced at our local hot yoga studio. I had no idea what to expect, I just turned up and went with the ‘flow’ –... Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2017 at Jack and Jules
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Changing up your fitness routine for a new season makes sense. We need to change our nutrition and fitness regime every decade, adapting to our bodies ageing process and being aware that ‘box jumps’ in our 20’s don’t necessarily feel good, or do good in our 50’s! Eating the same... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2017 at Jack and Jules
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I think there comes a time in everyone’s life where you start feeling the side-effects of a Western lifestyle. Those side effects may not be obvious at the start, but they creep up on you, year by year, and start giving you little nudges – to name but a few:... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2017 at Jack and Jules
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You’re about to go on hols and are working hard beforehand, hitting the gym or being active outdoors, with the intention that you’ll keep some form of exercise going whilst you’re away and then get straight back into it on your return – sound familiar? Often the reality is, you... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2017 at Jack and Jules