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Which is Best, Pilates, Barre, or Yoga?

Learn more about three of the trendiest workout regimens!

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We all know how tiresome and monotonous workout routines can become. The usual weights, treadmill, and elliptical can get boring after a while, leaving you eager to add some spice to your workouts and try some new things. Well, that’s where pilates, barre, and yoga come in!

By now, you’ve probably heard all the talk around town about pilates, barre, and yoga. These three workout regimens have much in common but are still vastly different. They are all considered to be anaerobic exercises. Anaerobic means “without oxygen,” making these exercises the alternative to aerobic exercises, which are exercise routines that utilize oxygen intake for energy. Instead, anaerobic exercises use the energy already stored within the body to perform these exercises, making anaerobic workouts an easy and efficient way to get fit.

Anaerobic exercises are best for those looking for lower-impact routines, muscle toning, and endurance-building. Sound like you? Then keep reading down below to find out which practice is best for you!

Pilates

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Created by Joseph Pilates in the early 20th century, pilates is a form of “body conditioning” to prevent injury among dancers and help them recover afterward. Pilates targets major and minor muscles while encouraging balance, flexibility, and posture.

You can try pilates with or without equipment; movements should last between 15-20 repetitions before moving on to the next. Pilates is universally-efficient and suitable for people of all ages, sizes, and experience levels.

Best for:

•Strength

•Balance

•Flexibility & Mobility

•Posture

In this video, UK-based Nutritional Therapist and Wellbeing Coach Isa Welly shares a simple yet efficient pilates workout routine that you can do in only 15 minutes! Peep this video, and then check out her Youtube channel for more awesome content!

Barre

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Barre is a workout regimen curated around the movements of ballerinas, hence the name “barre,” which is a tool used in ballet. Barre is more high-intensity than other anaerobic exercises due to its fast-moving nature, i.e., more movements done at fewer repetitions.

Aside from the infamous ballet barre, you’ll rarely use equipment in Barre workouts. Instead, you perform the exercises using your body weight. Barre is ideal for former and prospective dancers and anyone seeking speedy results.

Best for:

•Endurance

•Flexibility and Mobility

•Weight Loss

Action Jacquelyn has got you covered for all of your barre needs! This 30-minute barre workout will change how you view fitness and show you just how fun a workout can be!

Yoga

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As the oldest and most popular of the three, the origins of Yoga can be traced back to a small region in India over 5,000 years ago. At its core, the practice and purpose of Yoga is to harmonize the mind, body, and soul, cultivating a more holistic form of physical exercise. You’ll perform Yoga with your body weight and minimal, optional equipment.

Yoga is very low-impact and requires significant time, consistency, and patience before rendering any physical changes to the body. Therefore, Yoga is best suited for those willing to commit to a long-term regimen to which they can offer substantial time and dedication.

Best for:

•Flexibility and Mobility

•Concentration and Focus

•Muscle Toning

•Mind-Body Connection

Start your morning with this 10-minute yoga flow from yogi Arianna Elizabeth! All you need is a mat for this super simple and beginner-friendly workout. You’ve GOT to try it!


What’s your experience with the three? Which will you be trying in the future? Let us know in the comments down below!

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