Successful yoga centre Sweat Studios has marked its first anniversary with a visit from MP for Milton Keynes North Mark Lancaster
Sweat Studios, based at The Hub, was opened by Kirsty Lowe, who first discovered the benefits of yoga 15 years ago.
She eventually decided to quit her job as a marketing head in an investment bank and train as a yoga teacher. Once qualified, Kirsty set about opening a
studio with the aim of breaking down the prejudices surrounding yoga and making it accessible to more people.
Kirsty said: “I am hugely proud of what we’ve achieved here in just a year. The people of Milton Keynes have really taken to Sweat and what we’re about, which is
demystifying yoga and promoting a better body inside and out.
“By removing some of the aspects of yoga that can serve to deter people, we’ve really broadened its appeal. We’ve been on a perception challenging mission – yoga
isn’t just about spiritual types, it should be accessible to everyone and it’s healthy.”
Kirsty added: “The diversity of the people we see at the studio really sets us apart. We have 16-year-olds, who come with their parents, practising yoga alongside people in their 60s.”
Mark Lancaster, MP Milton Keynes North, said: “Sweat Studios has been hugely successful and it’s been wonderful to see yet another small and local business grow
so much in just a year.
“It’s also great that Kirsty and her team are creating such a unique and enjoyable way for the people of Milton Keynes to get physically and mentally fit.”
Sweat Studios has become so popular that Kirsty said around 500 people visit a week.
The studio offers hot yoga, a highly popular yoga form that uses heat and humidity
to boost muscle dexterity and detoxification. Hot yoga offers a complete workout of cardio, flexibility and strength.
In addition, the Studio offers warm classes aimed at people looking for a gentler workout and yoga for children and pre and post natal women.
All classes are categorised by how hot the room is, and whether they focus on cardio, flexibility or strength, so there really is a class for everyone.
Earlier on in the year Kirsty launched the Real Yoga campaign, which was created to promote the benefits of yoga, whilst stamping out the prejudices that a lot of people
still associate with the exercise.
The campaign was backed by some of the Northampton Saints players, who regularly
attend the studio and chose to incorporate yoga into their fitness schedule.
To choose and book a class, check out the timetable at http://sweatstudios.co.uk