The Heat is On: 11 Warm Workouts
When the temps dip down, it’s time to turn up the heat with your workouts. You’ve likely heard of—or already experienced—hot yoga, but it’s the addition of heat to classes like Pilates or HIIT (high-intensity interval training) that are growing in popularity, because of health benefits such as increased flexibility, more calories burned and detoxification. Take a look at this literal hot list of local workouts that’ll have you sweating in no time.*
1) Class: Body Heat RYDE
Location: Body Heat Yoga, 6624 Lonetree Boulevard, Suite 300, Rocklin, 916-782-1020, bodyheatyoga.com
What to expect: This 45-minute class fuses indoor cycling on Stages Cycling bikes with inspirational coaching, upbeat music and small hand weights, resulting in a full body workout that’ll change your body, mind and soul. The room is heated to 85 degrees with no humidity.
2) Class: INFERNO Hot Pilates
Location: Body Yoga, 1310 Blue Oaks Boulevard, Suite 200, Roseville, 916-784-9642, yogaroseville.com
What to expect: This 60-minute class—performed on a yoga mat in a room heated to 95 degrees with 40-percent humidity—strengthens muscles, burns fat and is designed for all fitness levels.
3) Class: Hot Passion
Location: Purple Moon Hot Yoga, 1251 Baseline Road, Suite 170, Roseville, 916-257-1743, purplemoonhotyoga.com
What to expect: Increase your stamina, strength, poise and flexibility while holding poses, creating powerful combinations and flowing to the music in this heated class (set a little warmer than the body’s temperature) that’s open to all fitness levels.
4) Class: Aqua Fit
Location: Roseville Health and Wellness Center, 1650 Lead Hill Boulevard, Roseville, 916-677-1200, rosevillehwc.com
What to expect: Increase your cardiovascular health and endurance while using water resistance to tone and define your body at this all-ages and levels class. The pool is heated to 87 degrees.
5) Class: Power Vinyasa All Levels
Location: Zuda Yoga Roseville, 1470 Eureka Road, Suite 140, Roseville, 916-781-9642, zudayogaroseville.com
What to expect: Improve strength, flexibility and balance while linking breath with movement in Zuda’s signature class that’s set in a room heated between 85-95 degrees. Note: Familiarity with sun salutations A and B is suggested before taking an all-levels class.
6) Class: Basics Power Flow
Location: Leap Yoga, 1725 Iron Point Road, Folsom, 916-608-5327, leapyoga.net
What to expect: In this class (choose from 60 or 75 minutes), you’ll find a strong integrated flow, as you perform standing postures on and off the yoga mat, and do backbends and twists that will leave you feeling strong and centered. The heat is between at 88-92 degrees.
7) Class: Deep Flow
Location: Spotted Dog Yoga, 2780 East Bidwell Street, Suite 300, Folsom, 916-990-1720, spotteddogyoga.com
What to expect: The slower, flowing pace of this class allows for longer holds with an emphasis on hip-opening poses to release built-up tension and stress. The 60- and 75-minute classes are heated at 90 degrees with humidity.
8) Class: Friday Night Deep Detox Flow
Location: Radiant Yoga, 530 Post Court, El Dorado Hills, 916-933-0300, radiantyogaedh.com
What to expect: This all-levels energetic, fun and diverse power vinyasa class combines extra heat with extra twists (and extra sweat) for deep detoxification before the weekend.
9) Class: Sol Flow
Location: Sol Flow Yoga Studio, 2570 Greenwood Lane, Cameron Park, 530-350-7657, solflowyogastudio.com
What to expect: This class moves the body and increases the heart rate before diving deeper into stillness to finish with restorative stretches. Classes are held for 75 minutes in a room that’s heated between 82-90 degrees.
10) Class: Power Vinyasa Flow
Location: Ohana Moon Yoga, 3004 Green Valley Road, Suite E-2, Cameron Park, 530-208-3157, ohanamoonyoga.com
What to expect: Integrating physical poses, breath work, meditation, music and other traditional elements of yoga, this class utilizes fluid transitions from pose to pose, seamlessly linking body, breath and movement. The room is set between 90-94 degrees.
11) Class: Slow Flow
Location: Zuda Yoga Folsom, 220 Blue Ravine Road, Suite 130, Folsom, 916-985-4428, zudayogafolsom.com
What to expect: Zuda Yoga Folsom’s newest class focuses on a slower flow in a warm, not-so-hot studio, allowing for more time to get into shapes and improve your alignment.
*When starting any new workout regimen, please consult your doctor first.