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First Timers to Bikram - What to Expect

Be ready to breathe deeply, stretch, sweat, test your endurance, and feel amazing afterward. Classes are 90 minutes. The recommended temperature is 105 degrees Fahrenheit and 40% humidity. Make sure to get to class a few minutes early to register and/or set up.

What to Bring

You should bring plenty of bottled water. For your convenience we sell SmartWater, Vita Coco coconut water and Fiji Water. Bring a yoga mat, bath towel and hand towel (available for rent or purchase in our boutique). It is recommended to bring dry clothes to change into after class. Newly installed showers and changing areas are located in the studio for your use. See our full FAQ for more details.

What to Wear

You will be sweating! Clothing that is close fitting, breathable and lightweight is more comfortable. Men: bathing suits or shorts.  Women: shorts with tank tops or sports bras, leotards or bathing suits.

What to Do Before

Drink plenty of water and try to come on an empty stomach (food has digested for 2 hours).

Bikram: The Original Hot Yoga

Bikram Yoga is the Sequence of 26 postures selected and developed by Bikram Choudhury from Hatha Yoga. The postures are carried out over 90 minutes in a heated room.

Yogiraj Bikram Choudhury is the founder of the worldwide Yoga College of India™. Born in Calcutta in 1946, Bikram began Yoga at the age of four with India’s most-renowned physical culturist at that time, Bishnu Ghosh, the younger brother of Paramahansa Yogananda (Author of the most popular book on Yoga, The Autobiography of a Yogi, and founder of the Self-Realization Fellowship in Los Angeles).

Bikram practiced Yoga at least four to six hours every day at Ghosh’s College of Physical Education in Calcutta. At the age of thirteen, he won the National India Yoga Championship. He was undefeated for the following three years and retired as the undisputed All-India National Yoga Champion.

At seventeen, an injury to his knee during a weight-lifting accident brought the prediction from leading European doctors that he would never walk again. Not accepting their pronouncement, he had himself carried back to Bishnu Ghosh’s school, for he knew that if anyone could help to heal his knee, it was his teacher. Six months later, his knee had totally recovered. Ghosh was a celebrated physical culturist and the first to scientifically document Yoga’s ability to cure chronic physical ailments and heal the body.

Bikram later on devised the Sequence of 26 postures, which work irrespective of age groups. These 26 postures have a profound healing power on your body and mind.

Bikram Choudhury first developed the Sequence of 26 postures and two breathing exercises in India in order to treat health problems for many people at once. He recognized the therapeutic value of Hatha Yoga for common health problems, but did not have enough time in the day to successfully treat each person, as there are 84 original postures one could learn. Through resilient research, Bikram calculated that it took these specific 26 postures to systematically work every part of the body, to give all the internal organs, all the veins, all the ligaments, and all the muscles everything they need to maintain optimum health and maximum function. Each component takes care of something different in the body, and they all work together in synergy, contributing to the success of every other one, and extending its benefits. The Sequence flushes away the waste products, the toxins of all the glands and organs of the body. It provides a natural irrigation of the body through the circulatory system, with the help of the respiratory system.

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Frequently Asked Bikram Yoga Questions

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Frequently Asked Bikram Yoga Questions

Bikram classes are for all levels. Anyone can do Bikram Yoga. Its equally challenging to beginners and more advance students. It appeals to men and women of all fitness levels. No prior experience is necessary and our Bikram certified instructors will help you advance at you own pace.

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New to Yoga?? FOCUS has your back, Read on to see which classes are best for you!

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New to Yoga?? FOCUS has your back, Read on to see which classes are best for you!

Are you a beginner or just starting to get back into the exercise routine? Well, do not fear, Focus Fitness is here! Do you want to take a class that may make it a little easier to get back into the swing of things? There are a variety of classes that are perfect for beginner’s, at least one each day of the week. Read more to see what is best for you and your schedule. 

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Classic Green Smoothie (Video)

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Classic Green Smoothie (Video)

Classic Green Smoothie, our go to healthy pick for your daily dose of greens.  Check out John's How to Video on our blog and FOCUS you tube channel. 

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How to Schedule your Visits for Studio K

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How to Schedule your Visits for Studio K

FOCUS is very excited to offer on site babysitting for all the parents with our new space Studio K. This babysitting service is for children ages 3 months to 8 years old. Studio K services are currently offered 8am to 11am Monday through Friday.  All first time visit must be emailed in to info@focusfitnessml.com with your child's birthday and name to set up the account under the parents account. Please do not create a new account for your child.  Once your child's account is set up and you have babysitting passes on your account please follow the below steps to reserve your space.  We are excited to have you and your family at FOCUS. 

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Spring Magnetism, Magic and Makeovers

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Spring Magnetism, Magic and Makeovers

SPRING IS HERE! The time for new beginnings, letting go of what no longer serves you.  Read more about stepping into new realities for releasing the best version of yourself. 

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The Skinny on Juicing

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The Skinny on Juicing

Not all juice is created equal, here is what you need to know about adding the best, and possibly the only supplement you will ever need again into your daily life - fresh juice!


PLUS Read more to learn how to get 25% off ALL Juice orders from the Juice Dr.

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The Soul of Sweat

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The Soul of Sweat

At Focus we are super passionate about fitness. We believe emphatically that carving out time to sweat, burn and breath deep has a profoundly significant effect on our experience of daily life. And our interest extends beyond superficial concerns. Sure, we often aim toward more definition and less softness, but we also look forward to the benefits that extend past our workout period and into the remainder of the day. 

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Gamble Everything for LOVE

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Gamble Everything for LOVE

As we find ourselves circling around the valentine’s holiday let us make space to nurture authentic love. And while we’re at it, how about we dare to expand our definition and experience of love and deem it a state of being interdependent of circumstance or affiliation as opposed to contingent on it. In the words of Rumi, how about we “gamble everything for love.” 

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STAYING HEALTH FOCUSED FOR THE NEW YEAR

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STAYING HEALTH FOCUSED FOR THE NEW YEAR

We’re halfway through January and gyms are buzzing, Whole Foods and natural health food stores are packed and tons of us are bent on making health a priority for 2016.  The air is filled with new intentions and we at Focus want to help you make your dreams a reality this year. We’ve put together a list of 3 grounding principles to promote healthy living. 

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Welcoming Winter With An Appropriate Response

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Welcoming Winter With An Appropriate Response

Early winter is a great time for Self-reflection, Setting intentions and Letting go of beliefs/behaviors that no longer serve.  But any true yogi knows that it is not the dark or the light, the struggle or the ease, that makes our experience, but rather it is our response to such things, our inner agreements that create the final meaning.  Read this wonderful blog post by Sarah Campbell. 

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Jenny's Power Protein Cookies

Jenny's Power Protein Cookies

Everyone at Focus Fitness is a big fan of Jenny Lofaro's powerful combination classes.  Jenny is a superhero instructor that leads up to 6 classes a day, if not more. The question always remains: "What does Jenny eat to keep her energy up all day and that also keeps her so fit?"  Read on to hear what her secret is. 

Get back into Routine

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