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Anyone Do Pilates?
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I've been in Pilates for 6 weeks now and I love it! My gluteous maximus (butt) is firmer, my back muscles are less tender and problematic and it is easy to do. I am stronger than I have ever been! My class is one on one.

Wendy

Wendy--

I am looking at one on one classes right now. Wish I could get a friend to go in with me--huge price cut! Anywho, are you using the machines then?? I would love to do that--think it would be great for my fibromyalgia..even better than the mat class.

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ok im the newbie on this one, i want to start yoga or pilates, whats the big differance...im not sure which one to do??

Hi Moongirl, from what I understand pilates has been around since around 1915 and is a specific method of physical movement designed to stretch, strengthen, elongate, and align the body, used in sports training as well as physical rehabilitation- so it's good stuff. Yoga, on the other hand, has been around for thousands of years and involves a physical piece (like pilates) with specific postures combined with a mind and breath awareness- so there is a connection between mind, body, and breath through movement. It moves energy as well as emotion that is blocked within the body so there is a physical as well as emotional transformation. If that makes sense?

I personally love yoga and it works for me, I love the challenge of it and I like the feeling of well being it gives me. The only pilates I have tried was Winsor pilates and I just didn't take to it like I did yoga. My mom tried both yoga and pilates but she preferred pilates. She has some knee, hip, and wrist injuries and found it difficult to do some of the foundation poses in yoga such as downward dog and child's pose (this is not to say you can't do yoga if you have injuries it just didn't feel right to her) so she made her choice accordingly.

I would suggest maybe you try both to see what suits you best.

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The doctors recommended I start doing pilates to strengthen my bones. Does anyone else do this?

Pilates is awesome! I was introduced to pilates by my figure skating coach and have been addicted ever since! Not only does it make you feel stronger, you feel more balanced relaxed and healthy! And I haven't met any1 who hasn't seen results yet!

Mandy

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I do Pilates. It is a good way to relax too

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Yep... I started pilates several years ago and it helps my body feel at its best. I actually started teaching it which led me to create a web-page dedicated to it. See my profile for more info!

Cheers to you all feeling your best, Always!

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I love Pilates and Yoga too and take one class a week and see results, but i think to see huge improvements you need to step it up to 2-3 times a week. I hear the pilates machine is good

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