It's true. I am addicted to yoga and pilates. More so yoga but I love me some pilates when I can fit it in. As you read in this post, I recently decided to add yoga and pilates into my workouts to strengthen my lower back (yep I am that 20 something with a broken back). As much as I love hitting up the classes at my gym, sometimes the times don't work for me. The hubby has started to travel more so my workout schedule changes weekly depending on if I work from home, workout at night, etc. My gym offers 3 kinds of mind and body classes: traditional yoga, pilates and PiYo which is a mixture of the two and my favorite!
I took a recommendation from Courtney and bought these two dvds so I could continue to practice in my own home, on my own time.
Yoga Meltdown with Jillian Michaels
I am a huge fan of The Biggest Loser and love Jillian on the show. This dvd has 2 separate levels going quickly thru the poses and sun salutations leaving you tired, sore and out of breath! If you are one of those people who thinks yoga is for sissies, try this and get back to me ;-)
On the Ball: Pilates Workout
Yes the title says "beginner" but this is an amazing workout! I never knew there were so many different exercises you could do on the ball and this one definitely works my lower back.
I have been doing yoga or pilates at least 3 times a week as a supplement to my workouts. Yoga helps me to de-stress and relax while getting in a low impact workout.
Be sure to check out my 2 previous work out posts below
Up in the gym #1
Up in the gym #2