I’m on a mission to mix up my fitness routine by making the most out of ClassPass and wanted to give you the scoop on some of the new workouts I’m trying and would love to hear about some of your favorites as well. Expect the full rundown on my latest sweat-fests with information on what to expect, what to wear and what you might feel like afterward.
The Workout: CorePower Yoga ($25)
CorePower Yoga is a hot power yoga studio with locations across the country and a variety of classes suitable for all levels (if you’re a beginner, their level 1 classes are a great place to start your practice!). Most locations have showers on-site with a ton of classes every day which is great for squeezing some yoga into a busy schedule.
What To Expect: I’m going to state the obvious here but it’s hot. All CorePower classes are in a heated room (the exact temperature varies with their Hot Power Fusion being the closest to bikram heat-wise) so plan to arrive early and spend some time in the heat on your mat to let your body adjust. Depending on the class you choose the flow of poses will be different but expect a fast-paced class that’s more of a workout than relaxing. Classes are typically an hour long and you’ll leave feeling sweaty and strong.
What To Wear: Breathable, sweat-wicking fabrics are a must! Bring your own yoga mat and a microfiber towel to layer on top to keep yourself from sliding around as you sweat through the poses (or you can also rent towels and mats at the studio). Wear a cropped legging, low-impact sports bra and a tank – skip the socks and be sure to bring water with you.
Final Verdict: I have really grown to love yoga although I don’t think I’ll ever be great at it (years of horseback riding has made me the least flexible person ever!). CorePower’s Hot Power Fusion by candlelight is my absolute favorite class – it’s the perfect level of intensity with the added heat and spending a longer amount of time in each pose. If you’ve ever been curious about yoga I cannot recommend CorePower enough; their level 1 classes are really helpful and every instructor I’ve had has taken the time to explain each pose while also providing hands-on assistance when needed to ensure your form is correct.
Are you a fan of yoga? Have you tried CorePower yet?