I love pilates and yoga. Both programs are perfect for those with small spaces to workout in, such as apartment dwellers like me! I first discovered pilates a few months after I got married. I fell in love with both yoga and pilates because you only need basic equipment! The only equipment I use is a yoga mat and yoga blocks when my wrists hurt or ache from an injury. Other than that, I mainly use the yoga mat! I have seen exercise balls being used in either yoga and pilates but never really considered adding them to my routine because I don’t know how to use them nor have any workout DVDs specifically for the ball.
Honestly, when I think back, I tried to avoid yoga. I avoided it because I thought everyone was jumping on the band wagon and I try not to follow the crowd all the time. Years later, yoga ended up landing in my lap. I received a DVD and I admit, I was curious. I tried the DVD and got dizzy after doing only 20 minutes of it. I thought the poses were long winded and I believe the entire workout was 50+ minutes. At the time, I found the workout to be too slow for me. I was accustomed to doing cardio and pilates type workouts.