My name is Willie Halliburton and I want to share how much I love and respect Bikram Yoga. I was tricked into attending a Bikram class with a new student membership, which consisted of one month of unlimited visits. This was presented as a Father’s day gift by my wife and kids. Little did I know that, that afternoon session would be the most intense form of exercise I have ever encounter in my life. I left the Hall Street studio saying I will never do Bikram Yoga again. I was so hot, tired, frustrated and most of all defeated by my lack of flexibility. My wife and daughter convinced me to attend at least one more session because of the money that was spent would of equaled what two individual sessions would be. Me, being the fiscally responsible father, could not let money go down the drain. I went for my second visit with a mission. I was determined show that I could finish the class. This was the beginning of a journey that continues today. I am a Police Officer and I see my share of horrible things that mankind is capable of. Stress is a part of my life as much as doughnuts (that’s a joke). When I practice yoga it releases all the stress that I have built up from my day on patrol. I come out feeling totally rejuvenated and able to take on the next day’s challenges. It has made me a happier person too. Physically, I have never felt better in the last 20 yrs. Prior to police work, I was an athlete. I played football in college and briefly at the professional level. I have injuries from those days, which had limited my physical activities. Both knees have had surgeries and my lower back would go out due to from injuries from police work. Since I’ve been practicing at Hall Street, I have had very little problems with my knees and almost no pain or discomfort in my back, which is remarkable because it used to go out on me at least once a month.
Along with being a police officer, I am also a professional stand up comedian and actor. I travel through out the country performing shows in comedy clubs and corporate events. I have incorporated my experience practicing Bikram into my comedy routine and the crowds love it. Several people have approached me after shows and shared how much they love Bikram Yoga and how it has changed their quality of life.
I thank you guys for helping me enjoy a fuller life and I highly recommend Bikram Yoga to all.
Willie Halliburton “Comedy Cop”