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100 Shades of Piloga

Friday, July 17, 2015

Friday is Piloga day. I can hear the collective "what the heck is that?" across Spark World. Sparkers everywhere have puzzled looks. Is it something you eat, drink, wear? It is not a national holiday. Nope, none of the above. It is actually an excellent fitness activity, great for both mind and body. My Piloga class is scheduled on Friday mornings. Piloga combines Pilates routines and Yoga poses. After 60 minutes you are stretched, strengthened and relaxed with a rock-hard core. That may be a slight exaggeration, but continuing the practice does reap many benefits.

One of the basic Pilates exercises is called The Hundred. It got its name because you hold the exercise for 100 beats. It is a great exercise to come early in a series because it gets your whole body warm, possibly even breaking a sweat. The Hundred gets your breath going strong and your blood moving. In addition, it is an excellent exercise for increasing torso stability and abdominal strength.

Best of all Piloga, like Yoga, ends with Savasana (shah-VAH-sah-nah) also known as corpse pose. 5 - 15 minutes of complete relaxation. I am rejuvenated. Let the weekend begin...
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  • no profile photo CD13215785
    The Piloga sounds a bit like PiYo. Combining Pilates and Yoga and yes, it feels great. Nice to find others here who enjoy the whole Yoga experience.

    Have a fit day. emoticon
    1524 days ago
  • no profile photo CD13215785
    The Piloga sounds a bit like PiYo. Combining Pilates and Yoga and yes, it feels great. Nice to find others here who enjoy the whole Yoga experience.

    Have a fit day. emoticon
    1524 days ago
  • JUSTYNA7
    This sounds amazing! Hey, I am late getting around to thanking you for my workout clothes goodie you gave me to start the new year. I actually went to a restorative yoga class and it was everything I needed that day. Our instructor emphasized "no pain" and insisted I bolster and blanket until I felt totally relaxed in our poses. I loved that feeling of being pampered more than I expected! I used to really like Pilates and the idea of Pologa sounds exciting but I think I might do a bit more stretching first!
    1649 days ago
  • MCJULIEO
    Piloga! Now I know!
    1728 days ago
  • LEANJEAN6
    Piloga sounds great!--Lynda--And--Thank you so so much for the massage--- It will be wonderful-Lynda
    1728 days ago
  • CRUISEGAL55
    Thanks for sharing. I do yoga. Hey why not add Pilaties??
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    2204 days ago
  • ERIN_POSCH
    thanks for the share!
    2206 days ago
  • DEBIGENE
    WOW, what a way to get started !!! Have a GREAT weekend !!!!

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    2207 days ago
  • KELLIEBEAN
    Sounds fantastic!

    I love me some Savasana!
    2207 days ago
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