Hot yoga has become a valuable constant in my hectic life. Health and fitness have always been an important focus for me with strength training/weight lifting being my preferred work out. Over the years I have incorporated various physical activities to my regimen; however, cardio has never been something I like to do. I run a commercial construction company, am married to a busy woman, and have an extremely active teenager. Being that time is a limited resource, I try to engage in the things that provide the greatest return. Yoga has become one of those things. I originally started coming to Sumits to spend time with my wife. I did not think it would be challenging or engaging enough for me. I quickly found that I was wrong. Yoga has improved my flexibility, balance and patience as well as provided some cardio that I actually enjoy. A recent and huge bonus to my experience at Sumits is that my daughter has begun to join us when her crazy schedule will allow. Now I am not only receiving the benefits of my practice, but I am able to share that time and experience with the other person closest to my heart.