My friend Pam constantly gets hooked on the latest workout trend. She’s done spin classes, zumba and now she is into hot yoga. When Pam suggested I try hot yoga, I genuinely misunderstood what she meant. I assumed hot yoga meant yoga poses that were sexy. I have never tried yoga before but was eager to. What did it matter if the poses were sexy or not, it might be fun after all. Well, hot yoga only means the heat is turned up while you work out! The hotter temperature is meant to flush the toxins out of your body. The furnace is cranked up to 85 degrees while you do a series of poses. Supposedly, the heat helps you stretch and relax easier. Not so much for me however, I hated it. I don’t really understand yoga either. Why would you do a bunch of stretching and hold poses when you could do cardio? I love getting my heart rate pumping and a good sweat going. I love accomplishing something during my workout. I dislike that hot yoga is a fake workout. The hot temperature does all the work. It makes you slick and sweaty. People think they are doing more than they actually are because of how sweaty they are. It is all for naught though. They didn’t create the sweat, the heater did. There is no reasoning with Pam about this though. She is loving her hot yoga class. I tried to get her to understand that she could literally get the same effect for free at home in front of her heater. I guess she wouldn’t see it the same.