Monday, November 28, 2011

Hot Fitness Yoga

by Meghann on November 28, 2011

Since moving to Tampa last March, I’ve tried my fair share of yoga studios in the area.

Tonight I have a new one to add to the list: Hot Fitness Yoga of Tampa.

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I purchased a Groupon to the studio months ago. The deal was set to expire tomorrow, which was the kick in the butt I needed to finally put the unlimited month of classes to use. The studio is fairly new to the area and had a great variety of hot yoga classes to choose from throughout the week.

This evening I selected ‘Hot Yogalates’ class, which was a fusion of both yoga and pilates in a 95 degree room.

The studio was tiny with two simple rooms. There were no fancy set-ups, no fancy yoga gear for sale, and no fancy cubbies or lockers to hold your stuff. It felt authentic and real. There were no gimmicks, just yoga. I liked that.

I arrived a bit on the early side and quickly made friends with a couple of girls in the class. They were very welcoming and spoke highly of the studio. I have yet to find a yoga studio that keeps me coming back on a regular basis in Tampa (I’m still not over my loss of Orlando Power Yoga :(), but I had high hopes for this one based on their reviews.

I still have high hopes for the studio, but as soon as the ‘Hot Yogalates’ started, I knew this wasn’t the class for me. The class had more of a pilates base with just a couple of yoga flows thrown in on the end. There were a lot of leg lifts, pulses, and squats. Eh. I prefer the flow of yoga over the pulses of pilates.

However, I did love the feel of the studio and how genuinely hot the room was (I’ve tried some ‘hot yoga’ classes where I didn’t even break a sweat!). There are a couple of power yoga classes on the schedule that I would love to go back and try. I have a whole month of classes to explore, my fingers are crossed something will stick! ๐Ÿ™‚

Before yoga I had a Van’s Blueberry Muffin Crown (free coupon alert).

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Love how fluffy these babies are. ๐Ÿ™‚

I’m not sure where the craving came from, but I really wanted a burger after yoga. I had some ground chicken waiting for me in the fridge that I seasoned with some bbq spice, soy sauce, and worcestershire sauce and formed into two patties that went on the George Foreman.

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There’s something that’s just so easy and classic about a good burger. These babies took less than 10 minutes too cook and were fabulous with some ketchup and spicy mustard.

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No burger is complete without a healthy serving of sweet potato fries. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Pumpkin pie ice cream for dessert

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Deal Alerts

Did everyone see the Gold Box deal on Amazon today?

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That’s a great price for the Garmin Forerunner 405CX. ๐Ÿ™‚

I have the Forerunner 205, but the 405CX is a little prettier and a little smaller if you’re not a fan of the bulkier 205 or 305.

Also, my favorite point and shoot (the Canon PowerShot S95) has a great deal going on today on both Amazon and Best Buy.

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I LOVE this camera for low light situations or times I have to leave my DSLR at home. ๐Ÿ™‚

Have you seen any great Cyber Monday deals?

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