Welcome Kristen Perez, certified Inferno Hot Pilates instructor, to the Bikram Yoga Sarasota studio. Kristen joins us from New York City and is teaching Inferno Hot Pilates classes every Saturday in December at 12 p.m. Last year, she completed her wellness coach training with Gabriela Walters.
Despite having a day job as an accountant, Kristen made staying active a priority trying just about everything including running, swimming, cycling, yoga, dance, basketball, and various other sports.
As a longtime practitioner of yoga, she was always drawn to the importance of the mind-body connection in practice. Outside of yoga, she had not found this connection. She had tried other activities to find it, but always fell short.
Two years ago her mom asked her to try this new class called Inferno Hot Pilates. Skeptical at first until her mom mentioned burpees, planks, and serious ab workouts! Once she tried it, she discovered it was much more than that and was hooked!
For Kristen, the Inferno Hot Pilates class really calls for your “inner warrior” and is a great compliment to a yoga practice. So, if you’re looking to strengthen your practice, or just want to get a great workout and feel awesome doing it, then her Kristen’s is what you’re looking for!
WHAT IS INFERNO HOT PILATES?
Inferno Hot Pilates is a training system which combines Pilates principles with High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) and it is performed in a room heated to 95 degrees Fahrenheit and 40 percent humidity. It is a high-intensity, low-impact exercise, easy on your joints and muscles. It is an intense, full-body workout designed to strengthen muscles, increase flexibility, and improve overall health.
BENEFITS OF INFERNO HOT PILATES
Fast results: the quickest way to burn fat and gain/maintain muscle at the same time.
Super-efficient: 20 minutes of HIIT burns as much calories as 45 minutes of running.
Creates long lean muscle mass and a stronger core.
Prevents the body from hitting a plateau.
Boosts metabolism and will continue to burn hundreds of calories hours after the workout is complete.