HOT PHIIT, A Boutique Fitness Studio, To Open In Greenwich

HOT PHIIT, A Boutique Health Studio, To Open In Greenwich

GREENWICH, CT — It is time to flip up the warmth in Greenwich.

HOT PHIIT, the favored boutique health studio that mixes high-intensity exercises with muscle firming, cardio and FAR infrared warmth, is ready to open up a brand new location at 138 E. Putnam Ave., within the Cos Cob neighborhood of Greenwich.


There may be additionally a studio in Darien at 25 Outdated Kings Freeway North, and in Bronxville, N.Y., at 79 Pondfield Highway.

“We’re so excited. Greenwich was all the time a spot that appeared proper,” mentioned HOT PHIIT CEO and founder Monique Crous. “There’s such an important market there, the neighborhood is wonderful, and we’re so excited to be part of it.”

An official opening date has not but been finalized, however the studio is predicted to open in mid-January, Crous mentioned.

Crous, who additionally owns the Darien studio, is teaming up with Bronxville studio proprietor Jessie Lambiase to open the Cos Cob location, which encompasses a 1,200-square-foot studio and room for 21 individuals.

Jessie Lambiase and Monique Crous. (Courtesy of Monique Crous)

A Nationwide Academy of Sports activities Medication (NASM) licensed private coach and a licensed Bikram Yoga teacher with a specialization in corrective train, Crous opened her first health studio in decrease Manhattan in 2013.

It was there that she added a warmth part to what’s often known as Excessive-Depth Interval Coaching (HIIT).

With the addition of FAR infrared warmth to high-intensity exercises, the physique is pushed to work more durable which ends up in an elevated coronary heart price and enhanced calorie burn in the identical length as a daily class. The studio reaches a temperature of round 98 levels.

“[Infrared heat] has so many advantages, together with elevated metabolism, larger calorie burn, it is mood-boosting, it is very detoxifying, it is nice to work out to your joints since you heat up extra shortly and also you’re figuring out extra safely. You all the time go away feeling stretched out and clear,” Crous mentioned.

HOT PHIIT gives quite a lot of full-body, beat-based courses, and every class incorporates a concentrate on the physique’s core. Lessons can vary from 40 minutes to 55 minutes.

“There’s one thing for everyone. It is for all ages, all kinds. We very a lot encourage kind over pace, and we encourage folks to make modifications if they’ve accidents,” Crous mentioned.

A number of years in the past, Lambiase was not a part of the well being and wellness house. After deciding to make some life adjustments, she began taking Bikram Yoga courses and finally began taking Scorching HIIT courses.

“That was it for me,” Lambiase mentioned. “I used to be completely hooked.”

Lambiase turned licensed to show health courses in 2018 and opened the Bronxville HOT PHIIT studio about 4 years in the past.

Admittedly, Lambiase mentioned she was intimidated at first about figuring out within the warmth.

“What I discovered was it was not practically as scorching as I assumed it was going to be. I used to be so snug, particularly within the infrared warmth, as a result of it really works gently to heat your physique from the within out, so it wasn’t like strolling into this wall of scorching air that I used to be anticipating,” Lambiase mentioned. “I additionally noticed it regulate my physique’s means to control its personal temperature the place I turned much less scorching and fewer chilly. My metabolism began to vary in an excellent means. I discovered it actually addicting and simply felt actually pure and comfy.”

For Crous, she’s loved constructing a wellness neighborhood and sharing exercises with folks.

“That is what it is all about,” she mentioned. “It is great to see the neighborhood develop, and it is great to see folks get more healthy and happier. It is unbelievably rewarding.”

The hope is to broaden much more sooner or later in Fairfield County, Crous mentioned. A location in Rowayton is a risk.

Each the Darien and Greenwich studios are providing a 14-day intro package deal at a particular diminished price of $59 via January.

Session packages will embody bonus courses if bought earlier than the Greenwich studio opens in mid-January.

For extra info on courses and packages, go to the HOT PHIIT web site, or comply with the Greenwich location on Instagram.

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