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Yoga versus Pilates: Which exercise is best for me?

Yoga versus Pilates: Which exercise is best for me?

I am often asked, what is the difference between yoga and Pilates? As an avid student of yoga and as well as a Pilates instructor, I ask: why not both?  But to help you make a choice — if you think one is needed — I’ll explain the historical differences between the two practices and the difference in class structure […]

In Praise of the Quiet [Yoga] Class

In Praise of the Quiet [Yoga] Class

I don’t play music in my classes and almost never listen to it when I practice. If you do, I don’t think any less of you. Honestly. In fact, there are plenty of good reasons to listen to music when you practice and teach: it’s emotive, it’s motivating, it’s enjoyable, and it creates an ambiance. Even […]

What’s the Best Exercise for Aging — Make That ‘Maturing’ — Boomers?

What’s the Best Exercise for Aging — Make That ‘Maturing’ — Boomers?

I was recently asked the question whether aging boomers should be actively participating in high intensity kickboxing, aerobic and strength training classes. I laughed a bit when I was told I was too young to embody an understanding to this question. I felt I understood both from personal experience and my professional background in Kinesiology […]

Exercising for Two: Mommy-Baby Yoga (1)

Exercising for Two: Mommy-Baby Yoga (1)

When JCCSF Pilates Program Manager Kim Becker had her son, Sebastien, last year, she did yoga stretches to regain post-natal fitness while enjoying the time spent with her new baby. Here she demonstrates some simple movements you can do at home.