CorePower Yoga (C2 & Yoga Sculpt) Review
"Expect to sweat more than you think is possible"
With over 200 locations, CorePower Yoga is one of the top hot yoga studios in the country. Studio-goers can expect to walk into a 95 degree F. (or hotter) room with welcoming teachers at the desk. Also, expect to sweat more than you think is possible. Students leave class with a new sense of peace and calm to bring into the rest of the day.
On a scale of 1-5, 5 being the best, based on the energy of the workout, the intensity level, and overall vibe.
Energy of Workout: (C2) 4. While each teacher has their own music preference, the soundtrack to your yoga flow is usually chill electronic music or sounds of nature. Being a rap music lover, I appreciate when teachers switch it up and blast Drake or J. Cole through the speakers. The only slight downside is dripping sweat the entire time which can be uncomfortable. However, there are many benefits to sweating in a heated room (or sauna) such as elimination of toxins and increased immunity. (Sculpt) 4. The same applies for CorePower's yoga sculpt class. Be prepared to sweat buckets. In this class, teachers will most-likely play rap or higher energy music to get everyone motivated. The studio has an excellent atmosphere with locker rooms and other amenities.
Intensity: (C2) 2. The C2 class is definitely beginner friendly, however, first time hot yoga taker's are encouraged to start with the C1 class. Yoga is considered a low-intensity workout, but even still, class-takers will still get a quality, sweaty workout. (Sculpt) 5. Students use sets of light and medium dumbbells, but weights are always optional. The class includes a C2 inspired flow warm up, barre/pilates inspired movements with weights, and short bursts of cardio to get your heart rate up. While sculpt is significantly more challenging than a regular hot yoga class, the specific intensity depends on the teacher. Some will make it extra tough with hard movements and added cardio. However, as always, you get out what you put in. Breaks and modifications are always there if needed. Yoga Sculpt is a really great workout and I highly recommend to try it to switch up your normal yoga routine.
Overall Vibe: 5. Ever since I found CorePower in 2018, I have loved their classes because of the great teachers, fun sequences and flows, and the relaxed feeling I get after class. CorePower Yoga also offers a Hot Power Fusion class with extra heat. With any class you take, you will be super zen and start saying "namaste."ॐ
Has Parking? Yes
Need Sneakers? No
Has Shower/Locker Room? Yes
If you are a beginner yogi or even way advanced, CorePower is a really great studio to try out or even commit to becoming a Black Tag Member. Other options to buy classes are drop-ins costing $23 or a pack of 5 or 10.
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