(Closed) What do you prefer? Yoga or Pilates?

posted 9 years ago in Fitness
  • poll: Yoga or Pilates?
    Yoga : (20 votes)
    37 %
    Pilates : (33 votes)
    61 %
    I really dislike both : (1 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 3
    119 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I prefer yoga myself…but I tend to think you get more results from Pilates 🙂

    Post # 4
    1060 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2010 - Anela Garden Chapel & Japanese Cultural Center, Honolulu

    I haven’t done much pilates, but from what I did it seemed more effective for losing weight/toning than yoga (unless you’re doing fast yoga?) Yoga seems better for stretching/relaxing, in my very-novice opinion. 

    Post # 5
    303 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    I wanted to pick both, but I picked pilates because I do it more.

    Post # 6
    119 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I actually do hot yoga….and depending how hard you push yourself you can burn like 600 calories/hour.  But I don’t go crazy…its more of a complete mind/body workout.

    Post # 8
    3331 posts
    Sugar bee

    I like them both, but I think I prefer yoga.

    I’ve also done hot yoga, although it’s been a while since I went to class.  You do get REALLY sweaty.  It didn’t bother me too much, but it was essentially like I jumped into a pool or something after class.  I do think the classes were really great though.  I used to feel really cleansed and great after class.

    Post # 9
    4566 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I dislike both of them!!! So much. I’d rather do a heart-ponding step class!

    Post # 10
    215 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 1969

    I love yoga, hate pilates. But if you’re looking to tone up and lose weight I think pilates is the way to go. I think yoga helps you tone up over time but not over a short time period.

    Post # 11
    2408 posts
    Buzzing bee

    for toning, i’d go with pilates. both are similar to each other but there’s more kinetic movement with pilates than yoga. you’d probably get faster results.

    i do prefer pilates to yoga

    Post # 12
    355 posts
    Helper bee

    I enjoy yoga more but find pilates more effective for toning.  Never tried hot yoga though. 

    Post # 13
    3098 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2009

    I prefer pilates. Not sure why – maybe because you hold the poses for a shorter amount of time? Either way, I detest yoga. I’ve just never been very good at it.

    Post # 14
    1408 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    Personally, i found pilates to be the most masochistic thing I have ever put my body through. That said, it did wonderful things for getting me fit, lean, and strong! I much prefer kick boxing to pilates though!

    Post # 15
    582 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I really dont like bikram yoga, Its way too slow paced and I do not even feel it is a good workout. Plus I absolutely can not stand doing yoga in 100 degrees.  I think plates is great if you are using the reformer. I have been doing yoga for way longer than pilates and therefore prefer it. Power yoga is excellent for tonight and burning fat, it does amazing things for your body.

    Post # 16
    7975 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    Nothing like kick boxing for me 🙂

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