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March 18th, 2007, 07:11 PM

Questions: Which do you prefer? What are the benefits?

I suppose I can do research on it but would rather get it from those of you who have tried either of the two or know of someone who does them.

I'd like to take a class (don't know which one) and would like to aim more for weight loss and also for flexibility & muscle tone.

Thanks for your help :thanks: .

March 20th, 2007, 04:33 PM
Hi Sea Breez

Can't help very much on specifics as they actually do a sort of combination class here called 'power yoga' - brilliant - seems to offer the best of both. Can you ask to do a trial class for both options? I've found that the success of whatever class you take and how you feel, depends a lot on the teacher and atmosphere in the class - if you don't enjoy it or don't feel comfortable the motivation won't be there to continue!

Whichever you choose you'll soon be feeling the benefits - both physically and psychologically, so best of luck with your goals!

March 20th, 2007, 04:37 PM
pilates. there is no physical way for me to get my butt above my head without the benefit of the pilate machine.

March 20th, 2007, 06:25 PM
Hi SeaBreez,
I do Pilates.
I just started awhile ago and do the Step Pilates. They have three different instuctors on the same DVD and you can choose which instructor to follow from easy to very difficult. I have also done yoga in the past. I prefer pilates at this point because it just seems easier to me and yes the butt over the head....that was a bit much for me too. That hurt.

Mrs Macks
March 20th, 2007, 07:44 PM
Hi everyone, my mum used to be a size 22....as soon as she found out about yoga, she thought she would give it a try and she is now a size 12 and she is 50 years old and looks fantastic..... when Rj sorts the photo thing out i'll post you a picture.....a before and after you'll be amazed