The False Dichotomy

Despite the title of my post, I do believe there is room in a person’s training regimen for both kettlebells and Pilates if they so wish. I thoroughly enjoyed both classes and would do either one again in a heartbeat (especially when my money from Nigeria comes through!) However, it seems to me that people tend to gravitate towards one methodology over the other. Some people just seem to enjoy lifting hard and heavy while others really like slower and lighter. For myself, if left to my own devices, I would do yoga all day every day and nothing else. Sadly, my genetics do not seem to agree with my idea of a yoga body. And let’s be honest, I’m way too ADD to stick with one thing.

So what is it for you? Do you prefer the kettlebell way of working out or the Pilates method? Or do you consider yourself a jack of all fitness trades? Do you think Pilates/yoga is enough when it comes to strength training? Anyone else want Gwyneth Paltrow to just shut up already about how “normal” and “average” she is and just admit she’s got rockstar genes and piles of cash and she likes it?

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  1. Great read. I’m kettle enthusiast so there’s not much I can say bad about it. Pilates I must try now. but, I have always found a way to incorporate pilates like exercises into my daily routine

  2. What a great article! I do both…I started kettlebell training a couple months back and I’m amazed at the changes I’ve seen in my body. Pilates is equally fantastic.

    I’m seeing more black and brown girls at the studio I go to which is fantastic!

  3. tight lipped mary

    i love pilates.

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