Fight Stress with Infrared Workouts

Posted May 31, 2019

Everyone knows that a good workout can do wonders for stress.  So, what happens to stress when infrared is added to the workout environment?

Magic happens.  Speaking from experience, I can tell you that it’s like a 3X stress management session!

Last week I had the opportunity to workout with two guests from Australia who are exploring the possibility of developing our franchise in the land down under.  They took me up on an offer to try out our version of hot yoga at one of the corporate HOTWORX studios in Marrero, LA.  From the moment the three of us walked into the infrared environment our moods began to elevate.

“Infrared sauna therapy promotes relaxation by helping to balance your body’s level of cortisol, your body’s primary stress hormone. The heat generated by the sauna will also help to relax muscles and relieve tension throughout the body, allowing you to relax and de-stress.”¹

When you are under stress your body raises levels of cortisol and your blood pressure rises along with blood sugar levels.  This can lead to a lowered immune system response rate and poor weight management.  Higher levels of cortisol can cause your body to store fat for fuel.

Cortisol is the most powerful stress hormone in the body.

Just like magic, walking into an infrared workout sauna immediately begins to work to achieve  optimization of hormonal balance.

Prior to the invention of the HOTWORX workout method, people had never experienced such an accelerated de-stress while working out!

Many studies have shown that infrared exposure is also good therapy for depression.

As reported by WebMD, the medical doctor who performed two such studies stated the following:

“We recently did two studies in which we placed individuals with major depression into a high-tech infrared heating device, induced hyperthermia, and then watched to see what it would do to their depressive symptoms.  In the first study of 16 individuals with major depression, a single hyperthermia treatment reduced their depression scores almost by 50% five days later.”²

One unanticipated effect was noticed during those studies.  The effects of only a single infrared session continued for six weeks.

If you are looking to improve your mood and manage your stress, consider working out in an infrared sauna. 

HOTWORX, a 24 hour infrared fitness studio franchise chain offers multiple types of workouts for clients to experience while inside of a patent pending sauna.  The HOTWORX infrared sauna is designed for semi-private sessions with up to three people at a time.  The workout sessions are led by a virtual instructor.

Amp up your de-stress with an infrared workout.


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Stephen P. Smith, MA

CEO and Creator of the HOTWORX
Former National Collegiate Bodybuilding Champion and Arena Football Player
Certified Professional Trainer