Sunday, November 22, 2009

Yolates @ Core Fitness

Can’t decide between Yoga and Pilates? Yogilates, Yogalates, Yolates? Don’t let the name confuse you. However you spell it, Yoga and Pilates are now joined at the hip. This is a new trend and it’s not in the Starbucks menu. This trend is edging it way into the health club and studio across the world.

Yoga is an eastern Indian tradition that focuses on strength, flexibility, and spirituality. Pilates was created by German-born Joseph Pilates nearly a century ago. Pilates focuses on building strength in the deep muscles of the abdominal region, the body's core.

Both practices involve attaining specific postures. Both emphasize correct breathing. Both emphasize meditative mindfulness.

Why combine yoga and pilates?

Despite the hybrid name, Yolates is not a gimmick; it’s built on a very tried and true, historically proven form of exercise.

Yoga focuses on flexibility, then strength. Pilates focuses on stability, then strength and flexibility. Pilates helps develop a stable core, sometimes taken for granted in yoga classes. People who have complained about hurting themselves in a yoga class perhaps did not have the core development to move through the various postures, or to pull as far as they pushed. Combining the two disciplines of "yoga" and "pilates" into "Yolates" is ideal.

Who Is "Yolates" Good For?

Yolates is good for almost everyone, but it is particularly good for bad back pain and postnatal women because it builds strength through the torso. It is not appropriate for pregnant women.

Yolates is available at :
(For more information about the schedule, click here)

Core Fitness City Mall,
S-1-5, 1st Floor,
Block B,Lorong City Mall,
Jalan Lintas,
88300 KK,Sabah.


  1. Hi Monica,
    My friend who is pregnant is enquiring if it's allright for her to try yoga classes for pregnt grl like her?She's in her 10th months and due Jan 2010.

    If it's not the yoga classes at CF, any place you recommended, in KK?

    Many thnks,

  2. Thank you very much Mon :)-izn

  3. Hi Monica!

    I would like to know more about yoga classes with you! I'll be in KK for the hole month of february..

  4. Irene: For your information, I'm teaching at Core Fitness at Citymall. You can check out the package there have by calling to the center. Regards :)