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It's Getting Hot In Here

No upper eastside gym-goer could honestly claim that gym-going is a drama free experience.

We spinners in particular seem somewhat drama prone. Everyone remembers the guy who threw the spin bike @ the 85th street Equinox. There are constant snits over who reserved what bike. (Just this morning, my bike was stolen by some tatted out dude.) There are the ladies in the low cut Lulu tops shamelessly throwing themselves at the instructors. And if two women show up in the same Lulu top ...

Still, we expect better from yogis. So what on earth is going down at Some Like It Hot? An "Urgent" (I kid you not) email went out from the owner of the 63rd street hot yoga studio this afternoon thanking her loyal patrons and going on to say "for those of you who have taken my childhood, hard work and loyalty and turned it against me via slandering my name and business on Citysearch and other websites; you will be sued if your posts and comments are not removed from such websites immediately!" The email concludes with "You call yourselves YOGI's...suggestion for the day...take a good, hard look in the does not lie!" Oy.

I don't know that I've been to Some Like It Hot since sometime in 2006. Before the Bikram place on 83rd street opened, Some Like It Hot was the only place I knew on the east side that offered "hot yoga." It was not traditional bikram by any stretch, but it was, well, hot. I remember thinking that it was a tad expensive, but it was clean and the instructors were nice. Perhaps times have changed?

I only skimmed Citysearch, but there seem to be a few rather unhappy customers whose reviews are at least as colorful as the email that went out today. I can't say I want to know the all sordid details (though tell me if you must), but I can't help but wonder if all these people would be a lot calmer if they did a little less yoga and little more kickboxing.

-Gym Belle-

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Reader Comments (1)

I wish i could hug this article. Few of points are really heart touching and i agree that Bikram Choudhury is really a master of hot yoga.

July 2, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAdaline

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