Day 340: The day I tried Yogalates…

This is another one of my cheap DVD experiments…

and it is another one that I am not 100% sure of… I think I like it, but again, I will have to give it more than one chance 🙂

yogalates person
this is the person who invented it, and teaches the dvds and has a voice that will take some getting used to.. (click for info)

it is a “fusion” of yoga and Pilates…

I have put the word “fusion” in quotes because I don’t particularly like it in this context…however that is just me being odd. I should probably edit this bit out…I probably won’t…

it was much more calm and traditional than Jillian’s Yoga, it was a combination of yoga poses and pilates exercises.

Yes, I know…that was probably obvious from the whole fusion description but sometimes these things need saying…

it did have horrible side planks in so it wasn’t easy!

I did enjoy it, and it wasn’t an easy work out. I think in general, I am still trying to get my head fully around slower workouts, especially ones I do at home…

the DVD is split into two workouts, 1) is core and upper body, and 2) is core and lower body, I did both and I think they work well together. All in all it was an hour of stuff 😀

there is also a bonus core blast-y thing which I will give a go next time 😀

As with all of these, if you use them as part of an overall routine, for a change they are good supplements and they stop you having to think too hard about what to put in your home workout 😀

However, as I have mentioned before, I would not rely on this (or any DVD) as my only source of exercise, and I feel the claims made on the box may be slightly exaggerated…

as well as this, of course, there were squats…

Tuesday was:
100 regular
50 Close
50 Wide
50 Plie

and then Day 340 complete 🙂

7 thoughts on “Day 340: The day I tried Yogalates…

  1. I’ve never been convince about Yogalates, I think it might be the “fusion” issue as a whole that I have trouble with…


    1. Yeah, I know what you mean which is why my jury is still out…I don’t like the fusion word,..I find it works a lot better to think if it as a mixture, which is technically the same but sounds so much less pretentious it feels better


  2. I’m so with you on being able to wrap my head around a slower workout a la yoga or pilates. I know they are super challenging when done right, but it’s the pace that kills me. I’m so ADD…


    1. I get really easily distracted! I am no good at the meditative mindset thing! I get distracted and start thinking “oh I am supposed to look like a locust…I don’t think locusts do this” and
      “Argh why is there a cat sitting in me!”
      Which is why I am trying things that are not quite yoga in the hope they will distract me!


      1. That comment just made me snort! Of course it’s midnight here and I’ve been editing my video for HOURS (for a vlog post tomorrow). Eyes are bleary!


      2. Hehehe I have just got up! The location pose confused me yesterday…and the cat always sits underneath me in downward dog! It is not graceful!


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