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What's the difference between yoga and pilates?

The gym I am going to start going to has fitness classes in both pilates and yoga. What’s the general difference between the two and which one is more effective?


  1. Yoga includes meditation and pilates doesnt
    Pilates uses special devices like the big ball. Pilates usually uses the strengh of your stomach.
    I have seen people who practice yoga and their body is just ok. The pilates people have better body
    Oh forgot to say, there are this varying of pilates
    It mixes the best of both worlds but without the meditation thing.

  2. wot’s pilates?
    heard of yoga.
    that’s where you twist yourself into knots!
    but pilates? Like in Pontious Pilate, of the Bible?
    duhhhhhh uhhhhhh

  3. yoga is for relaxing and stuff… but pilates is for exercise (working out) make muscle..
    In my opinion, if u wanna have a nice body, try pilates.. its better than yoga tho..

  4. Yoga is a five-thousand year old practice that originated in India. Pilates was created by Joseph Pilates during the World War to help rehabilitate soldiers.
    Joseph Pilates based many of his moves from yoga. But his system focuses mainly on the core (the back and abdomen) and it is a purely physical practice. Yoga on the other hand, is an orthodox philosophy that unites the mind, body and spirit. I always encourage my students to treat their classes like “a meditation in motion”.
    I personally like yoga better, because it benefits me not just physically, but mentally and emotionally.


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