Yoga and Pilates are two very popular forms of exercises for increasing muscle tone, strength, flexibility and balance. The types of exercises and poses you will perform vary between the two and will determine what equipment you will need.
Yoga mats provide a thin layer of cushioning, non slip surface ideal for yoga practices. The thinner layer is ideal for performing standing exercises without affecting stability. Yoga equipment is targeted at alignment and flexibility.
Pilate’s mats are thicker than yoga mats and provide extra cushioning and increased comfort. In Pilate’s you tend to spend a longer time performing floor exercises and it is important to provide substantial cushioning to your knees, back, tailbone and elbows. Pilate’s equipment focuses o increasing core strength and muscle toning.