Hot Evolution in Health & Fitness

Posted October 1, 2018

What, where, and when was the first hot exercise practice?  It depends on how you define hot exercise.  Since we first coined the term “hot exercise” right here on this blog, we have defined it to mean any exercise that is performed within an enclosed workout room or studio that has been heated. That determined, […]

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The Perfect Workout Temperature, Set it and Leave it!

Posted September 24, 2018

Hot Exercise began with yoga.  The idea was to recreate the environment of India where yoga originally developed as a wellness practice and discipline.  Typical hot yoga studios are heated ranging from 90 to 104 degrees Fahrenheit with a humidity level of 40%.  Indeed this makes the studio very hot and muggy like the Indian […]

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Posted September 16, 2018

HOTWORX decided in 2017 to make an effort to support firefighters as a way for our company to give back to communities where we do business.  This year we will donate and install at least four saunas to fire stations in Haltom City, TX, Houston, TX, Oxford, MS, and Kenner, LA. I had the privilege […]

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Infrared Saunas Outperform Traditional Saunas

Posted September 9, 2018

There are two types of saunas, traditional and infrared. Traditional Sauna: The traditional saunas are heated with convection heat and require higher temperatures to heat the core body of the user.  These saunas primarily heat the air surrounding the user. Traditional saunas can allow the user to add humidity by throwing water over the rocks […]

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Detox Through Far Infrared and Exercise

Posted September 3, 2018

Detoxification is widely debated in the health and fitness industry.  What we know for sure is that the body uses organs for detoxification.  The kidneys, liver, colon, lungs, lymph glands and the skin are used to rid the body of toxic waste.  A short list of these toxicants (and toxins) include heavy metals and other […]

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Go at Your Own Best Pace

Posted August 27, 2018

Proper verbal queuing is the most important tool that a trainer has in his fitness tool kit.  This is especially true when training small groups with varied levels of fitness skills.  Proper countdown timing of exercise sets is also of utmost importance when executing an isometric posture or a high intensity interval. Over the years […]

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Workday Workouts for Productivity

Posted August 19, 2018

Elevate your energy, improve your mood and get more done!  How can you do this?  Exercise, of course. Workday workouts accelerate blood flow to your brain… and they improve your productivity!!! Here are some thoughts and research to get your work productivity ramped up: “Bristol University conducted a study on 200 employees at three organizations. The employees […]

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Infrared Workouts and Emotional/Cognitive Health

Posted August 13, 2018

It should be no secret that working out is good for your brain.  The evidence is clear that a good fitness program can reduce stress, boost endorphins, improve self-confidence, create new brain cells, reduce anxiety, increase memory and ability to learn, afford better life discipline, and help to control addictions…just to name a few of […]

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Smart Hydration Part 3 – Powder Power

Posted August 5, 2018

HOTWORX believes in increased workout efficiencies in every form, not just the motion of exercise, but also, specific to this blog post, in the form of hydration.  Proper hydration is obviously important for hot exercise.  Quietly, the company has been working to complete its’ line of workout powders and is now poised to introduce the […]

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Smart Hydration Part 2- Timing Your Fluid Intake

Posted August 2, 2018

Too much of a good thing can be a bad thing 🙁 Such is life.  Proper balance is always the key. That being said, too much water intake can be bad for your body.  Yes, you CAN overdose on water.  The key is to properly time when, and in what quantity of water should you […]

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Smart Hydration

Posted July 23, 2018

I find it amusing when I hear people talk about water consumption as if somehow it doesn’t count when something is added to the water.  Some athletes actually believe that flavored drinks (the good or bad drinks) can’t be counted in the daily water consumption measurement of ounces.  Of course, that is a false perception…”water […]

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