Optimal is proud to be the first health club in the entire north east to have the HOTWORX (formerly Hot Box Detox!!) Please stop in or give us a call if you would like to learn more about this great new fitness program.

Hotworx is an innovative new fitness program based on the fusion of infrared heat and isometrics. The original HWX Hot Iso Workout combines the benefits of infrared sauna therapy and 14 isometric body postures in a sequence to give you the perfect 30-minute workout. HWX customers love the 30-minute workout as opposed to the traditional 60 or 90-minute hot yoga routine. Customers achieve even better results in 30-minutes of HWX due to the use of infrared heat and a temperature of 120-125 Fahrenheit. Typical hot yoga programs heat the studio with traditional hv/ac systems or with traditional space heaters that merely heat the air in the room. This traditional type of heat makes the air harder to breath. Infrared heat is much more comfortable and more readily absorbed by the body. Infrared heat waves penetrate the body rather than simply heating up air. The infrared heat environment is a more natural way to heat the body and to cause sweat for detoxification. Infrared enables a more efficient hot exercise method.

As the infrared heat penetrates your body causing sweat, the HWX isometric postures further accelerate the removal of toxins from your internal organs through muscle contraction. The program also provides for increases in strength, cardio and flexibility. Of course, the benefits of infrared sauna therapy are well documented. These include pain relief and accelerated workout recovery, stronger immune system, blood pressure reduction, wound healing, cellular health, skin purification, improved circulation, appearance of cellulite reduction and collagen repair. The benefits of isometrics are also well known and they include increased blood flow, muscle and strength gains, fat burning, bone strengthening, increased metabolism, weight loss and lowered cholesterol. Both infrared exposure and isometrics provide for great cardiovascular improvements. With a regular weekly practice of Hotworx, you will see a much improved sleep pattern as well. The combined benefits of the HWX program make for the most effective 30-minute stress management program in the world today!


  1. Classes run about 30-35 minutes
  2. Spaces are reserved at the front desk, prior to class.
  3. Class is picked by consensus of attendees.
  4. Up to 3 people can attend one class.
  5. The infrared heat is superior to traditional “Hot” classes, as it does not get humid and allows for normal breathing while working out.

HWX Workouts

HWX Workouts

HOTWORX are series of virtual classes, held in our infrared sauna
There are eight different classes offered, each with its own unique focus. All sharing the basic concept, heating up the muscles while working out allows for more flexibility, increased calorie burn and battery recovery. Making it the perfect addition to your routine.

Hot ISO:  This total body workout incorporates no-impact isometric postures such as lunges, squats, planks, and wall sits to get the blood flowing and body sweating.

Hot Core:  This is the first ever 30-minute session designed for core training and self-myofascial release with a foam roller.

Hot Pilates: This workout is the HOTWORX version of Hot Pilates. It provides an intense core workout, while focusing on the principles of Pilates: Centering, Concentration, Control, Precision, Breath, and Flow.

Hot Yoga: The infrared heat allows the body to complete more difficult yoga poses without injury.

Hot Warrior: This workout is an accelerated version of Hot ISO and was designed for athletes. There is less time to rest between postures and an added emphasis placed on form and technique.

Hot Buns:  All lower body workout, designed to work on the glutes and core.

Hot Roll:  By adding the foam roller to your workout, this class stimulates a deep tissue massage.

Hot Zen: You are encouraged to experience this session as they see fit for relaxation and meditation.