Hot HIIT


This class is taught by:

Emma Nygard

I wasn't exactly the 'yogi type' when I took my first class back in 2010. All my body knew was sports and hardcore trainings, which actually broke my body down. My first class was taken with my mom when I was only 15, I thought to myself 'how hard could this be if I'm so active?'... So I walked in with confidence, set up my mat, and was ready for action. My first class was led by Richard Pike and he killed me, I didn't think there was a way out, especially because how determined I was to get through. I powered through for the longest hour and a half drenched, face beat red, counting down the seconds until it was over. After class, I thanked him and he told me that he'd see me tomorrow so that's when I came back, and I was hooked. I never thought that my broken down knees and shoulders would get better and I knew that the heat combined with the well-thought-out postures that my body was on its road to recovery. I loved the way this yoga challenged me mentally, physically, and emotionally; and that's why I'm still here now. Every time I take class, I go into the room with different feelings, emotions, or aches, and and every time I come out feeling like a new person! I knew Bikram yoga was for me so I jumped on the teacher training boat in Spring 2014. I'm so passionate about my job and Bikram Yoga, and I'm sure if you give it a shot you'd love it too! See you in the hot room!

Nicole Pike

I started Bikram Yoga in 2008. My parents had been practicing for a few years and finally got me to come take a class, and I hated it. I was a gymnast and a cheerleader so I assumed it was going to be easy, it was not. I continued to go when I was forced to and as much as I didn't want to go, I always felt great after. Whenever I was stressed or having a bad day I would go take a class and had a place where I didn't have to think about anything else. My dad went to teacher training in 2010 and we all thought he was crazy. Then after many years of contemplating, I finally went to teacher training in Fall of 2015 in Thailand! It has definitely been a journey and I now look forward to helping others with their journey.

Richard Pike

It was just another Tuesday in June 2003 when my friend John Sikorjak (thank you, John) suggested I join him for a Bikram Yoga class. I said sure, why not, how hard could it be to do yoga? My first class- I was a train wreck. Not supposed to leave the room – I left the room. Water? Spent most of the time pouring it on my head. Standing Head to Knee – could not reach my foot. Fixed Firm – no, don't think so. Triangle Pose – fugetaboutit. Thanks to a patient and loving certified Bikram Yoga teacher, somehow I made it through the class.
I went home, poured myself into bed, and thanked God for allowing me to survive. I woke up the next morning and it was like a miracle – my knees felt better than they had since high school. My back felt better. And, I felt 3 inches taller. So, I went back...and went back...and went back. Seven years later and 35 pounds lighter, I realized I needed to share this wonderful yoga as much as I possibly could. So, I trekked off to San Diego in the Fall 2010 and immersed myself in Bikram's rigorous nine-week Teacher Training. I came back from that and I was fortunate to be mentored by Jane Kartsch, the owner of Bikram Yoga Yorktown Heights and Bikram Yoga Bronx.
Now I look forward to meeting you and sharing this life changing yoga as we sweat and stretch and transform our bodies, minds, and spirits.

Hot HIIT is a training system that combines High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) and Pilates principles. It combines muscle toning and cardio in a room heated to around 98 degrees. The practice creates long, lean muscle mass while burning fat.

It also, in turn creates rapid results. It strengthens your core, improves circulation, and increase flexibility.

Hot Pilates is performed on a yoga mat. All movements are low impact, which protects your joints and muscles from the pounding of other exercises like running and jumping.


Upcoming classes:

  • Wed Jul 26 8:00 am - 9:00 am with Emma Nygard
  • Thu Jul 27 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm with Olga Lvovsky
  • Fri Jul 28 8:00 am - 9:00 am with Emma Nygard
  • Sat Jul 29 11:30 am - 12:30 pm with Steve Zagami
  • Sun Jul 30 11:30 am - 12:30 pm with Olga Lvovsky
  • Mon Jul 31 11:30 am - 12:30 pm with Emma Nygard
  • Tue Aug 01 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Nicole Pike
  • Wed Aug 02 8:00 am - 9:00 am with Emma Nygard
  • Thu Aug 03 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm with Olga Lvovsky
  • Fri Aug 04 8:00 am - 9:00 am with Emma Nygard
  • Sat Aug 05 11:30 am - 12:30 pm with Steve Zagami
  • Sun Aug 06 11:30 am - 12:30 pm with Richard Pike
  • Mon Aug 07 11:30 am - 12:30 pm with Emma Nygard
  • Tue Aug 08 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Nicole Pike