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Fitness
Published Monday Apr 13, 2020 by Exhale

On Demand Workouts: The Future of Fitness for Exhale

Fitness
Mindbody Community

Amid the current climate in our world today, the way that we are leading our day-to-day lives is changing. As we continue to stay indoors, experiment with cooking, and try to maintain our mental and physical health, it’s important to have access to the right resources that allow you to keep living your best life. When it comes to wellbeing, Exhale understands the importance of prioritizing all the things that bring you strength and balance from the inside out. When you're unable to make it through those wellbeing destination doors near you, Exhale provides a solution that brings that much-needed escape right to your living room. Exhale On Demand gives everyone the opportunity to access a variety of fitness classes—from barre, to cardio, to yoga, to guided meditations—and that overall escape that you need now more than ever. Wherever you are, Exhale has ensured that you have access to wellbeing right at your fingertips. What is it that makes Exhale On Demand such a diversified and innovative platform? Well...let’s break it down.   


What can people expect from Exhale On Demand? 

All elements of wellbeing...all in one place. Those who sign up will start with a free trial and immediately gain access to a resource where they can maintain balance, strength, and consistency. From beginner to advanced, you’ll find a huge variety of classes and packages that meet your needs. Choose from month-to-month or annual subscriptions or even rent or buy the classes of your choosing! Know someone else who could use a dose of wellbeing? Now is the perfect time to give the gift of Exhale On Demand. #quarantinebirthday 


What type of content can be found on the platform? 

A variety of fitness classes that range from barre, cardio, yoga, HIIT, recovery, meditation, and more. Whether you’re looking to turn up the heat and tone things up, or you’re craving that done of balance and calm, there is something for every goal and every pace. 


How often is new content added to Exhale On Demand? 

Fresh content every week! Once you subscribe, you’ll receive updates when new workouts are added to the library... so you’ll never skip a beat! 
 

Do you need props for all of the workouts? 

No! Many of the workouts are completely prop free. From Total Body Barreless, to No Props Cardio Game Changer, you can work up a sweat with just you, your body, and your power. For those workouts that you may need some props for, you can grab them right on Exhale’s online shop
 

What does the Future of Fitness mean to Exhale? 

Balance. Accessibility. Convenience. Efficiency. Our lives are constantly changing and evolving. Wellbeing is one part of our lives that we simply can never compromise. Maintaining a balance of both an in-person community, and an independent and easily accessible resource is the recipe for an ultimate wellbeing routine! 

Plus, we’re taking it one step further. Starting on Monday, April 20, tune in and get a front-row seat to daily Virtual Wellbeing Sessions where you can get a front-row seat to Exhale’s leading experts—from the comfort of your home. From DIY skincare, to guided restorative stretching, to immunity and stress-reducing acupressure techniques, elevate your sense wellbeing daily at 5 pm EST and give your routine a serious dose of wellbeing. Get all the details here!


Want to find and book Exhale classes now? Browse Mindbody to find classes—just change your location to one of these cities!

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Exhale
Fitness | Spa
About the author
A blend of fitness and spa, Exhale is the total wellbeing experience to center your body and mind. Whether you need to slip into an hour of calm or sweat it out in a full-body session, Exhale has the perfect recipe of expert teachers and spa therapists to help you reconnect with your best self.
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Fitness
Published Wednesday Jul 28, 2021 by Bree Lewis

Sweat Redemption: 5 Tips for Getting Back Into Your Hot Yoga Practice

Yoga
Fitness
Expert Advice

If you’ve ever taken a hot yoga class, you know it’s always going to be one thing—outrageously hot. Not the “let’s hang by the pool and get that sun-kissed glow” kind of hot either. I’m talking that “I can't believe I have this much sweat in my body” and “I may or may not pass out” kind of hot. It’s nothing to mess around with, and after a year or so of not being able to go, it’s easy to forget just how serious that heat can be.

To get the maximum enjoyment and benefits out of your heated yoga classes, you need to prepare yourself before and take care of yourself afterward. Luckily, I’ve been taking some classes (sweating enough for the both of us) and I’ve listed my five favorite must-dos to help you readjust to your heated classes and get back to the hot yoga summer that we all want.

1. Go at your own pace

Heated classes are difficult in nature. The normal difficulty of regular poses is mixed in with the added challenges of sweating and dealing with the humidity and the heat (at times, I’ve seen the thermostat climb to 108 degrees—yikes!). Depending on what type of yoga class you’re taking (sculpt, Bikram, power vinyasa), the difficulty level and temperature are going to vary. It’s also important to remember that each person in the room is going to practice in a way that’s unique to them. Hours slept, hydration levels, food intake, and different lifestyles are all contributing factors that make our practices different. What you practice on your mat is your own––trust your body and only do what feels right to you.  And remember, it’s okay to take breaks!

2. Hydrate like your life depends on it (honestly, it might)

The rise in temperature mixed in with the humidity that we all know and love creates the perfect recipe for sweating—like A LOT. You go into a heated class dry and come out feeling like you just took a dip in the pool. Before heated classes, I had no idea it was physically possible to sweat that much. If you’re going to a heated class, especially after a long break, it’s easy to forget just how much you might sweat. Is it possible to lose that much water if you haven’t consumed it first? Trust me, going into your heated class super hydrated is going to make a world of difference and help you feel good throughout your practice. And don’t forget to take some sips of H2O while you’re practicing!  

3. Nourish your body

Heated classes are challenging, but I can’t stop going. Nothing quite compares to overcoming the challenge— and experiencing the cleanse my body feels after I’m done. It’s the perfect blend of hard and rewarding, but I couldn’t do it if my body wasn’t properly nourished. On the days I know I have a heated class booked; I like to make sure I am eating right. I make sure to take my vitamins and fuel my body with fruits, vegetables, and my favorite superfood shake. I hold off on food about an hour before my practice, so I feel comfortable. After the class, I like to replenish with a big protein shake (boosted with collagen to aid with muscle recovery and skin elasticity). There is no one-way path for properly nourishing your body but making sure you’re fueled for the challenge of a heated class is essential for getting the most out of your practice and feeling good on and off your mat.

4. Replenish those electrolytes

Increasing and maintaining your water intake on the days you take a heated class is important, but sometimes you need something a little extra. If you’re sweating that much, you’re basically an athlete (at least in my book) and if you’re performing like a rockstar yogi, you need to hydrate like one as well. That means replenishing those lost electrolytes. Reward yourself and your body for the hard work and treat yourself to your favorite drink. I switch off between electrolyte-boosting drinks and coconut water depending on what I’m in the mood for that day. Adding these to my post-practice self-care routine has helped me feel more hydrated after and ready to take on the world again after especially sweaty classes.

5. Bring the right equipment

Usually, a yoga mat is all you need for your practice––but heated classes are a different ballgame. I’ve gone with just a mat, and I’ve slipped all over the place. Let me tell you, there’s nothing worse than having sweat drip all over the place while you’re trying to hold a pose that makes you grip your mat for dear life (never again). Make sure you bring a towel to place over your mat, this will help with support and grip. Bringing a smaller towel is also a good idea. You can use the smaller towel to dry yourself off during water breaks or whenever you’re feeling just a bit too sweaty. This is a small step that makes a world of difference during those super-hot classes.

So, there you have it. Five of my favorite tips (more like lifesavers) that have helped me readjust to those heated classes I love so much. Getting back into it is a challenge for us all, so know you’re not alone. No matter where you’re at in your practice, remember to be kind and gentle to yourself––celebrating your health and your body’s ability to do what you love. We’re all just getting back out there, together.

Ready to jump back into your hot yoga routine? Browse Mindbody to find the perfect class for you

While you’re at it, check out some Intro Offers near you that can help you get back to your cadence of hot yoga classes.

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Written by
Bree Lewis
Marketing Content Associate
About the author
Born and raised in a small mountain town just south of Yosemite National Park, Bree is an avid lover of health, wellness, and connecting to the outside world around us. As a Cal Poly English major alumn, she has a knack for books, writing, and all things words. In her free time, she enjoys being outside, drinking craft beers, and keeping life jazzy!