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Studio Owner, Hye Jin Kalgaonkar and her team, launch virtual studio in one day to serve hundreds of members, encouraging movement, connection and mindfulness.   

(For video testimonials, behind-the-scenes b-roll and photos and more on our Virtual Studio, please click here.)

Indianapolis, IN – The Hot Room, a hot yoga and hot pilates studio currently with three locations and several on the horizon, continues to serve its community during the COVID-19 outbreak by offering virtual fitness classes, daily meditations, and health and wellness tips to encourage good health at home. 

“This studio is not only our livelihood, but the livelihood for over 100 staff members and thousands of individuals in our community. We have touched over 20,000 lives in our Indianapolis studios and our newest studio in Chicago’s North Shore. For many, this practice has even saved their life. Now, our focus must expand to include helping those who are most vulnerable and to contain the spread of COVID-19,” said Hye Jin Kalgaonkar, owner of The Hot Room. 

Under Hye Jin’s leadership, The Hot Room will continue to offer virtual classes and move to an on-demand platform next week. Monthly and annual members also gain access to exclusive support that includes daily meditations, family-focused yoga, healthy cooking tips, and a virtual boutique offering discounted yoga mats and gear to support the home practice. The studio is also offering doorstep delivery with a mood-lifting singing telegram.  

“Now is the time to take care of the body and mind during these uncertain times. Many of us react to stress and anxiety in unhealthy ways, and I want to do everything and anything to support our community to keep them in the work and find meaningful and fun ways to connect, laugh and just breathe during these challenging times,” said Kalgaonkar 

The Hot Room community also known as Team Hot Room focuses on creating positive and welcoming community connections for everyone that joins, and several members are taking a public stance to keep their memberships to support the studio. Some members have offered to buy a membership or drop-in virtual class to encourage their friends to stay healthy and connect with the community when isolation is present.  

“My heart goes out to The Hot Room community and so many small businesses as well as individuals who aren’t working due to the virus outbreak. I’ve gained so much mentally and physically at The Hot Room, and the virtual classes are wonderful. I want to share that experience with others, and I encourage everyone to sign up for these classes. I’ve even offered to pay for an intro month for anyone in the food service industry that wants to start or maintain a yoga practice,” said The Hot Room member Chad Jenkins. 

Especially in these times, The Hot Room continues to focus on their efforts to bring hot meals to kids by continuing their partnership with The Patachou Foundation. Anyone who is not a member of the studio can pay for a $10 drop-in to take a virtual class. The Hot Room will donate 100 percent of the proceeds to help feed hungry kids right here in Indianapolis. 

“Anything and everything we can do to support our community is top of mind. I’m already overwhelmed with the support the community continues to share with us through positive comments, posts, notes, texts and phone calls. We appreciate it so much. I just ask the community to please continue to take care of their bodies, support each other and be kind. This is the time where we must truly put our yoga practice into action,” said Kalgaonkar.   

For anyone interested in accessing The Hot Room virtual studio and wanting to become a member, please email info@thehotroom.com.  

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Founded in 2013, The Hot Room was built on a vision to make hot yoga and hot pilates accessible to anyone—no matter their ability—to feel safe and inspired to heal and strengthen their body and mind. Today, The Hot Room operates 2 studios in Indianapolis and 1 in Illinois, with more than 50 inspiring employees, hosts 90 plus classes and transforms thousands of members of the community weekly. In addition to classes, The Hot Room offers integrative wellness programs, comprehensive teacher trainings, innovative workshops, and global wellness retreats. The Hot Room community is positive and welcoming, with professionally trained instructors that are compassionate and empower students to embrace their sweat, stretch beyond their limits, and transform their lives. For more information, visit thehotroom.com. 

Contact: Erin Polley, 317-626-0868 or erin@thehotroom.com 

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