During a heat wave, many people would rather relax by an air conditioner to try and stay cool, but not everyone thinks that way.
Some people dare to actually exercise in the heat. At Yarrow Yoga, students subject themselves to 105-degree heat in the studio.
“You're warm and then you're warmer,” owner Beth Galis said. “You leave and you might even be a little bit cool.”
The students step out of a heat wave in Spokane and right back into one – voluntarily. Galis insists there are many health benefits to hot yoga, but also says the practice of exercising in extreme heat can teach your body to cope with an actual heat wave.
“The temp is hot at first, it takes a good three-to-five classes to adjust to the heat, and ten you adjust, you just sweat and your body cools itself down,” Galis said.
Just ten minutes in and you'll begin to sweat and students at Yarrow Yoga practice poses for 90-minutes.
If you don't believe Galis about the benefits of hot yoga, she challenges you to try their 30 classes in 60 days challenge.
“It's just getting those first few classes because it's different working out in 105-degree weather,” Galis said.
The challenge has already begun, but Galis says anyone can join at any time.