Yoga and pilates

Pilates and yoga are both forms of holistic training that seek to harmonize body and mind. Although they share some similarities, they differ in their focus, techniques and goals.

Pilates is a holistic exercise program developed in the 1920s by Joseph Pilates. It aims to improve posture, flexibility, strength and body control. Pilates exercises are based on strengthening the "core muscles," including the muscles of the abdomen, back and pelvic floor. Specific exercises are used to strengthen muscles, improve posture and train body awareness. Pilates exercises are often performed on special equipment such as the Pilates reformer or on a mat.

Yoga is a practice originally from India that connects body, mind and spirit. There are several styles of yoga, including hatha yoga, vinyasa yoga, ashtanga yoga, kundalini yoga and many more. Yoga includes physical postures (asanas), breathing exercises (pranayama), meditation and relaxation techniques. The execution of the asanas improves flexibility, strength and balance. The breathing exercises and meditation techniques aim to calm the mind, reduce stress and find inner peace. Yoga can include dynamic and powerful sequences as well as calm and meditative practices.

Both Pilates and yoga offer a variety of health benefits, including improved flexibility, strength, posture, body awareness and relaxation. Choosing between Pilates and yoga depends on individual preferences, goals and physical needs. Some people prefer the focused strength training and body control of Pilates, while others prefer the holistic practice, flexibility and meditation elements of yoga.

Both practices can be done by people of all fitness levels and ages, and it is advisable to learn them under the guidance of a qualified instructor to ensure proper execution of the exercises and avoid injury. From Pilates rollers to yoga blocks, you can find the necessary training accessories for both forms of holistic training at Shark Fitness.

Sissel Pilates Toning Ball

The ideal addition to your Pilates mat program! The Toning Balls can be integrated into many Pilates exercises. The balls are filled with fine sand and are very robust. They can ideally combine strength and balance training: For example, push-ups become more difficult because the hands on the small balls have to keep the balance. In addition, several muscle groups are stretched and strengthened simultaneously with each movement - you can't train more economically.
Sissel Pilates band
Depending on the exercise, your hands and/or feet are put in here. This simple support helps you to have more torso stability and the perfect posture during the execution of the exercise. In addition, the band provides resistance that further intensifies the Pilates exercises.
Tunturi Pilates Ring (14TUSYO066)
The Tunturi Pilates Ring is a modern version of Josph Pilates' magic circle. Training against the resistance of the ring strengthens many muscle groups. Training with the Tunturi Pilates Ring helps build better basic stability, improves posture, tones and shapes the body and helps build strength, balance and coordination. The ring can be used either as an aid in various sports for stretching and warming up, or you can use the ring to increase the difficulty of Pilates and yoga exercises.
Sissel Pilates Circle
The Sissel Pilates Circle is a modern version of Josph Pilates' magic circle. Training against the resistance of the ring strengthens many muscle groups. The Sissel Pilates Circle is the ideal resistance ring and is used to develop upper and lower body strength, improve core stability and increase muscle control.