Pilates, yoga and barre all offer a unique way to align and strengthen your mind/body - but which one is for you? We asked Pilates instructor and founder of Barre Attack, Renee Scott, to help us figure it out...
Pilates is a core based form of exercise involving mat-based exercises and specialised Pilates equipment to align and stabilise the body. The concept is to stretch and strengthen the body to achieve optimal alignment and strength for core stability, strength and control.
Best bits: Core-based movement, injury prevention, better posture and greater body awareness. You can do it anywhere with just your own body weight.
A full bodied workout, based on core stability, standing Pilates, cardio intervals, and easy to follow dance moves. Barre Attack uses a Ballet Barre, resistance bands and balls to create a high intensity, low impact workout.
Best bits: low impact, high intensity workout that provides quick results. Feel and look better while having fun.
Yoga is based on energetic systems, called chakras of the body. The flowing poses, breath, stretches and structure of the practice are developed to clear and open the chakras of the body increasing energy and vitality. Most people will feel stretched and lengthened after a class
Best bits: Increased energy, stress relief and increased flexibility. You only need a Yoga mat to get you started
Renee Scott is the founder of Barre Attack. For more information visit balancemoves.com.au