Pilates & Yoga – What’s the difference?1 Jun

Pilates & Yoga – What’s the difference?

Pilates is becoming a popular trend with its mention in the BAFTA and many celebrities swearing by its results. But if you haven’t tried it, you might be wondering what it is and how it compares to yoga.
Both Yoga and Pilates are low impact exercises which are great for those starting a new exercise routine or recovering from an injury or illness.

Here’s what we love about both workouts:

Fancy experiencing the Pilates hype for yourself?

Pilates concentrates on strengthening the body with an emphasis on your core and so not only is it highly rated for defining abs, but it is also incredibly supportive for all levels, rehabilitation after injuries or illnesses and is particularly popular during pregnancy and postnatal, by aiding recovery and improving general fitness and overall wellbeing.

Top 3 Benefits of Pilates

So how is this different to Yoga?

Working through a sequence of various grounding poses, a key principle of yoga is working with your chakras, the seven energy points within your body. There are 7 Chakras that run down your spine which are the energy centres in your body.Practising yoga helps to awaken and balance these Chakras which may be blocked and weaken your mental wellbeing.

Top 3 Benefits of Yoga

Whilst we can outline a few of the benefits, there’s nothing quite like experiencing it first-hand, and we’ve got plenty of choice for you with classes at Brio across the whole of Cheshire West, just view our timetables to find your nearest!

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