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Q. What is the difference between Pilates and Yoga?

A. Pilates – you gain strength and flexibility by moving and controlling the body in poses. Yoga – you gain strength and flexibility by holding poses.

Q. What is Pilates?

A. Pilates is an exercise system focused on improving flexibility and strength for the total body without building bulk. It builds long, lean, defined muscles. Pilates is a series of controlled movements engaging your body and mind performed on specifically designed apparatus and supervised by extensively trained instructors. Various pieces of apparatus used are the Reformer, the Cadillac, the Ladder Barrel, the Wunda Chair, the Spine Corrector, and the Mat.

Q. Who can benefit from Pilates, Gyrotonic® and Yoga?

A. People of all ages and physical conditions can benefit. It is also wonderful for pre and post natal clients. Regardless of your current level of fitness – from sedentary office worker to fitness enthusiast – Pilates, Gyrotonic™ and Yoga can be your primary mode of body conditioning and injury prevention.

Q. What is different about Pilates vs traditional weight training?

A. Pilates designed more than 500 specific exercises using 5 major pieces of equipment to develop the body uniformly. Instead of performing many repetitions of each exercise, Pilates preferred fewer, more precise movements, requiring proper control and form. Because your mind is required to engage with your body to perform the movements correctly, you experience a new awareness of muscle function and control. The “powerhouse” – abdomen, lower back and buttocks – is supported and strengthened, enabling the rest of the body to move freely.

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