Health & Wellness

How To Get More Than A Hot Body

Summer is all about getting your fitness on and maintaining that nice, nice body that glistens in the sun and stops everyone in their tracks. But now we need to maintain these gorgeous bods for the rest of the year! With so many happy hours, office parties and holidays around the corner there is only one sure-fire way to stay in shape. Yoga!

Without a doubt, fitness is important but what else can we improve while we are improving our bodies? Forget the treadmill and staring at a TV screen all day and walk into a real world for physical and mental fitness. That’s right, I’m talkin’ Hot Body Yoga and Aerial Yoga!

What is Aerial Yoga?

Prepare to reach for the sky as you hang, glide, swing and dangle in the air from a beautiful but sturdy hammock-like silk cloth. Believe it or not, this trendsetting form of yoga was created by aerial performer Christopher Harrison, who was a former gymnast and Broadway choreographer.

Aerial Yoga is often referred to as anti-gravity yoga, and it has everyone talking about it. But where in Bergen County can we find these awesome, recreational activities and gyms that offer this unique experience?

Believe it or not you can make your way over to the actual creator’s studio which is located in New York City. It is close by and offers an amazing experience. However, if you are a New Jersey local and don’t feel like your way to a peaceful body and mind dealing with the traffic over the George Washington Bridge, then you can check out these three top New Jersey locations!

  • Sukha Arts Center

Yoga Studio

76 Schraalenburgh Rd · (201) 768-2455

  • Tribe Body

Gym

25 N Spruce St · (201) 818-3007

  • Unnata Aerial Yoga

Yoga Studio

163 Bleecker St · (212) 533-9642

Let’s Fire It Up!

If you can’t take the heat, stay out of the kitchen and head over to a hot yoga room! While dangling 6ft in the air might not be your thing, maybe sweating out the stress is your go to method.

Hot Yoga carries the same traditional methods of most yoga training techniques, but it is commonly a style of yoga performed in hot and humid conditions, typically Bikram yoga.

According to various yoga instructors Hot Yoga is,  “a vigorous form of yoga performed in a studio that is heated to 105 F (40 C) and has a humidity of 40 percent. The formal name for hot yoga is ‘Bikram yoga.’ Bikram yoga is a 90-minute program that consists of a series of 26 postures.”

Here are some studios where you can turn up the heat this summer!

  • Bikram Yoga at the Palisades

Yoga Studio

536 Bergen Blvd

(201) 592-1477

  • Bikram Yoga East Harlem

Yoga Studio

4 E 116th St

(212) 369-1830

  • Hot Yoga NJ Studios

Yoga Studio

246 Third Ave.

(201) 594-9642

Now that you are in the now of all the latest health techniques and fitness styles, which one will you try? Wherever you may go, be sure to tell them Hello! Bergen sent you.

Edward Leary

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