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Ember Yoga Wins Best Gym

You voted Ember Hot Yoga as Woodstock-Towne Lake's best place to work out in this week's Reader's Choice poll.

It doesn't take dumb bells and treadmills to be the best gym in Woodstock-Towne Lake.

proved that by taking 51 percent of the votes in . Located in Downtown Woodstock, it offers hot and non-hot styles of yoga, mat Pilates and a variety of workshops.

"Ember is what it is because of the amazing community of members and students that come here," said Jeff Sousa, owner of Ember Yoga. "It creates a positive energy around the studio that supports all the positive change people are making."

The next in line was with only 15 percent of the votes.

When asked if contouring your body was the new way of working out instead of lifting hundreds of pounds of iron, Sousa said yoga helps people do what they do better.

"Whether that is running, lifting weights, golfing, dancing, studying or just living life to the fullest," he explained. "We have elite athletes practicing at Ember along side people with no flexibility and years of neglect. The benefits of yoga are accessible to all fitness backgrounds right from the first class because yoga is about taking your body to its full potential for whatever it is that you do."

Sousa said the best part of yoga for him is the great feeling it gives him.

"Ember loves everyone who makes that change and comes through the doors. It is like a big family that grows every day."

You can view all the results from this week's poll below.

Come back 5 a.m. Monday to let us know what's the best place to celebrate St. Patrick's Day in Woodstock-Towne Lake.

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