DID YOU KNOW
Some people think Pilates is the same as yoga—they are not! While Pilates and yoga are a form of exercise for the mind the and body, yoga aims to reunite the mind, body, and the soul because it sees them as one that is why it is considered as a therapeutic activity. On the other hand, Pilates utilizes the whole body and focuses more on strengthening the core and developing muscles mass while maintaining a balance between flexibility and strength. With the advent of fitness applications and trackers, it seems like there is no excuse not to be healthy in 2018. Moreover, high-intensity workout trend for the past few years is now being replaced by a more holistic approach to being fit and much more attention is given to ‘inner health’, in fact, 28.9 million people practiced yoga or Pilates in the Spring of 2017 according to the data presented by Statista. It is no wonder that Pilates is one of the top fitness trends this year. Invented by a German fitness guru and fitness enthusiast Joseph Pilates, this workout was invented in light of rehabilitating oneself. While it has been marketed mostly for women, did you know that it was originally made for male boxers, wrestlers, and athletes? Yes, because Pilates gives you more invigorating energy by teaching you proper breathing, positioning, and full concentration.