Pilates is a system of exercises that focuses on the strength of your core or trunk muscles. The core muscles are the deep, internal muscles of the abdomen and back. When the core muscles are strong and doing their job, as they are trained to do in Pilates, they work in tandem with the more superficial muscles of the trunk to support the spine and movement. Here at Flow, You will practice Pilates on 3 different types of equipment that use spring resistance.
Yoga is the oldest system of exercise known to man. Many people think that yoga is just stretching. But while stretching is certainly involved, yoga is really about creating balance in the body through developing both strength and flexibility. This is done through the performance of poses or postures, each of which has specific physical benefits. Meditation is also an aspect of yoga. At Flow, the classes you will take will focus more on the physical postures of yoga. We feel like the mediation comes from focusing on that aspect. Meditation should not feel forced.