Building a Better "You" with Yogalates - Magazine Article (2012)
"It is the gentleness and the detailed focus on mobilising, stabilising and strengthening the body in your own time that attracts everyone from teenagers to grandmothers to Yogalates. "Yogalates is described as a meeting place of East and West because it effectively merges the ancient practice of yoga from the East with the core-stabilising, posture-enhancing dynamics of Pilates from the West," says Louise, who has practiced yoga for 25 years and Pilates for 21 years."
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Winner British Video Award for health and fitness in 2002
Louise Solomon and Yogalates won the BVA British Video Award for health and fitness in 2002. Eclipsing Geris Hellwells ( Spice Girls Yoga DVD)
Louise also topped the Uk Health and Fitness charts in 2003 with her 3rd DVD "Ultimate Yogalates"
Sun Hearald - Sunday Life Magazine Jan 5th 2003
Hatha yoga? Thats so millennium. Ashtanga vinyasa? forget it. If you are looking for the latest workout and dont want to hoof it to the gym, try Yogalates. Divised by Byron Bays Louise Solomon, this 90 min workout combines traditional you moves with exercises using rubber physio bands, which mimic the actions of Pilates machines.
Body benefits? Improved core stability and lowered stress levels because of the medatative environment. see www.yogalates.com.au for details or get Solomons latest video, Solomon Yogalates, which has just won a sports and fitness award in Britain.
CBS News New York/The Early Show - Health Watch 29th July 2002
Yogalates described by Early Show Fitness contributor Minna Lessig.
Complete article with a video on the Early Show
(CBS) Can't decide whether to try Yoga or Pilates? Try "Yogalates" instead!
A fusion of the ancient discipline of yoga with the modern pilates techniques, the exercises mix both disciplines to develop core strength, help tone muscles, increase flexibility, and reduce stress. Fitness contributor Minna Lessig explains.
What is Yogalates?
A hybrid of yoga and pilates, "Yogalates" was invented by an Australian woman Louise Solomon to give you the best of both techniques. Solomon injured herself doing yoga 10 years ago and switched to pilates to build core strength eventually becoming a pilates instructor. Then, missing yoga she went back to it and trained as an instructor. Torn between the two disciplines that she thought offered her body unique benefits, Solomon created "Yogalates" to combine the best of both. She trademarked the name, trained instructors and put out a video. Today Yogalates classes are offered at gyms around the country and is perfect for home practice. It is low impact, low cost, and easy to learn.
South Manchester reporting UK 4th January 2002
Get yourself in shape this New year with " Solomon's Yogalates"
Is it a case of a New Year, new you? If so, then why not try Yogalates - a new form of exercise that blends the best of the worlds of yoga and Pilates.
Leicester Mercury ( Loughborough & City Editions) UK 2nd January 2002
Compelling: Rosemary Conley makes you sit up and listen
Momentum Pictures. To buy on VHS and DVD this week ***** 5 star rating
Yogalates is a new form of exercise that blends the best of the worlds of Yoga and Pilates.
With founder, Louise Solomon presenting this, we found it distressing, mind calming and effective.
Time Code UK January 2002
Fitness Solomon's Mine
'For those who carnt choose between calming Yoga or the strengthening Pilates help is at hand with a fusion of the two: Yogalates. Released by momentum pictures, this is one video that wont sit on the shelf"
Gone are the days when a good thrash out in the gym gave that release from the rat race. Now people want more,they want mental well-being as well as the benefits for the body.
Shape UK January - February 2002
Yoga +Pilates = a great new body
Take two popular exercise disciplines, mix them together, and you've got one terrific workout giving the best of both worlds. That's the theory behind Yogalates
Annabel Meggeson reports
" Yogalates is great for those who are new to exercise, but its also ideal for anyone wanting to tone up all over. Finally then, here's one celebrity marriage set to last"
Health and Fitness UK January 2002
Want a toned Pilates body and a chilled yoga mind?
Start the new year with the latest exciting exercise craze,
Yogalates, and get the best of both worlds, Cathy Struthers works those vital core muscles
Purists may dismiss it as just another fad, but blending both disciplines, into Yogalates , not only makes sense from a technical and safety standpoint, it also produces fast results for both mind and body.
brain child of Australia exercise instructors Louise Solomon, Yogalates fuses the modern-day exercise philosophy of Pilates ( physical conditioning using deep core muscles) with ancient discipline of Yoga to make the perfect cocktail of strength building, suppleness and relaxation.
Chronicle & Echo 28th December 2001 - UK
Chronsumer guide - Shape up and get Fit
Gazette ( South Wales) 29th December 2001 UK
Evening Courier ( Halifax) 2nd January 2002 UK
Women's World Dynamic Yoga
Birmingham Post (city edition) 2 January 2002
The Journal (City edition ) 3rd January 2002 Yoga comes with extras not just extra bendiness
Noreen Barr reports: for all of the above
There was a time when the British thought of Yoga as just another way to feel relaxed perhaps achieved a more flexible body. the in crowd were once content to do basic stretches, but these days we are becoming more sophisticated and more is expected from Yoga.
Louise Solomon, from New South Wales in Australia, has taken the development of yoga yet one step further. She has combined the ancient Eastern discipline with the modern Western regime of Pilates to create her trade marked system called Yogalates. Solomons solution was to fuse key elements of the regimes together.
Solomon says Yogalates will not just tone the body but can help prevent the onset of back pain, osteoporosis and arthritis as well as alleviating stress. The system is also useful for post natal women because it assist them to stabilize and strengthen the pelvic floor and abdominal muscles.
Could " fusion" fitness stop you being bored in the gym?
The latest trend in exercising is fusion fitness- a hybrid of two or more exercises to create an entirely new exercise plan. By blending the exercises together, fitness fanatics benefit from two different disciplines but can avoid the elements they found too taxing. Yogalates combines the calming yoga postures and the strengthening exercises of Pilates but without losing anything from both regimes. By finding out more on Yogalates or fusion fitness log on to Femail .co.uk guide.
Express and Star 27th December UK
News papers printed in
Walsall - Dudley - Stafford - Kidderminster - Sandwell - Birmingham City - Lichfield - Burntwood - Wolverhamton
All about Detox Clean up your act Solomon Yogalates the Breakthrough workout that combines
the best elements of Pilates and Yoga
" the technique will be introduced to the UK on New years eve when its founder Louise Solomon releases her video on the Momentum pictures label "
Scottish Daily Express ( Glasgow) December 18th 2001
How to get fit in your front Room
Solomon Yogalates Video , Momentum Pictures
"Australian Fitness Trainer the workout combines the flexibility of Yoga with muscle building Pilates,the routine is spilt into two workouts - one low impact and mat based, the other for strengthening and toning, Using the enclosed exercise band is strange at first, but it gives you a harder workout."
Daily Express December 18th 2001 UK
Solomon Yogalates Video , Momentum Pictures
Starring: Australian fitness trainer Louise Solomon
" a nice twist on straightforward yoga"
Metro London December 4th 2001
"It was just a matter of time before bred with Pilates, and Australian Louise Solomon cements the marriage with this video"
Evening Standard UK October 26th 2001
Natasha Courtney - Smith reports
The new class of Yogalates
"Carnt decide which is better: Yoga or Pilates ? Louise Solomon has managed to combine the two"
Stop worrying about whether to do Yoga or Pilates and do both at once, Yogalates, a hybrid of the two, was invented by Australian Louise Solomon to give the best of both techniques.
Sunday Times UK September 30th 2001
Lifestyle and Fitness
All In The Mix
What’s a style-conscious gym junkie to do? With new fitness classes emerging nearly every month, its getting impossible to fit an hours worth each of Pilates ,Kick boxing ,Spinning, tai chi and Yoga into the average week. However, the latest trend that’s crossing the pond may solve the problem. “Hybrid” fitness classes, which combine two or more exercise techniques, mean you may soon be able to get all your fitness hits in one go. A survey by the idea Health & Fitness association earlier this year revealed that hybrid, or “ combo” classes are de rigueur on American fitness-club timetables.
“Consumers want to keep up with all the new activities, but are too time-crunched to dedicate an hour to each one” says Kathie Davis, Ideas executive director.” Hybrid classes are one way they can try everything without forfeiting their social life”
Yogalates: currently only available in Australia but video and workshops hit the UK in January 2002.Visit www.yogalates.com.au for details.
Australian ELLE, March 2002
VITALITY Edited by, Eugine Kelly
Yogalates What is it ? a 90 minute workout that fuses yoga and Pilates. Each class focuses on building core stability and strength in calming meditative yoga environment. How dose it work? Traditional yoga moves ( standing poses, spinal twists, downward facing dog, cat position) are combined with exercises using rubber physiotherapy bands that mimic Pilates training machines. What are the costs and where can I find out more? Visit www.yogalates.com.au
Video or DVd also available
HQ Magazine December 2001 / January 2002
So you want a great bod and a mind to match? Time to get into some fitness fusion.
Two fusions disciplines attracting worldwide attention are based in australia : “Chi Ball” ( established in Adelaide and London, which in corporates tai chi yoga, Feldenkrais Pliates and body conditioning0 and “Yogalates “ ( Yoga and Pilates , see www.yogalates.comau both have been hugely successful for their inventors, with the latter destined to take off in the UK next year.
Louise Solomon came up with the concept of Yogalates after injuring herself in a beginners Yoga class about 12 years ago, by being pushed to far to quickly. Pilates helped her to increase her functional and core strength: by combining it with yoga she added relaxation and flexibility. “ I took the best of both “ she says, “ of the West and the East”9 She cautions that you carnt combine activities ad infinitum: aerobics and tai chi, for example, would be impractical.
Solomon is working on a book, and the videos will de released in the UK at the end of Dec 2001 following a surge of National press.
Good Medicine December 2001
13 moves to melt your stress
By Angela Donaldson
Feeling frazzled? Calm down gently with our easy-to-do mind/ body rejuvenating workout. Experts agree that exercise is a panacea for stress, but when was the last time you felt peaceful and relaxed after a run or an hour of aerobics? Often we choose to help us reduce stress can leave us feeling more hyped-up than before.
Goodmedicine consulted five experts to create the ultimate mind/body workout for you – Donna Ross, an accredited Pilates teacher in Erina , NSW: Mathew Holt from the Association of Yoga in Daily Life: Louise Solomon, an accredited trainer and founder of the Yogalates method, founder and director of Yoga Pilates training Center Australia:
Kit Laughlin, creator of Posture and Flexibility classes at the Australian National University, Canberra .Gary Khor, founder and president of the Australian Academy of Tai Chi
International Well Being
The Yoga Tree (Branches of Hatha Yoga)
Donna Welsh - Issue 85, 2001
Yogalates is a movement system that combines Yoga Asana's and Pilates. It involves stretching and strengthening all the major muscle groups which promote slenderness rather than bulk and also enhances posture. Yogalates is developed by Louise Solomon who was originally injured in a Yoga class when she was pushed to a level she was not ready for.
Nature & Health Magazine Australia
Wendy Champagne - August/September 2001 Issue
A cross between Yoga and Pilates, Yogalates is a blend of both disciplines.
In this New Age, ancient and modern arts are often fused to gether resulting in vibrant, relevant offspring characterised by the new excersie system, Yogalates.
Yogalates integrates the modern day exercise philosophy and regime of Joseph Pilates into the ancient discipline of Yoga. "It combines East and West, Ancient & Modern and Mind & Body in its approach to physical development." says its creator 37 year old Australian, Louise Solomon. "Focusing on developing stability and strength."
Mercedes Australian Fasion Week
Talking Trends Business Seminar
Hoyts Cinema Fox Studios Australia Friday 11 May 2001
Facilitator Simon Lock Founder and Manager Director of MAFW, CEO of Lock Group
Session Three Yogalates
Louise Solomon is the first person in Australia to develop and trademark Yogalates the latest trend in fitness and relaxation. Louise has been a fitness instructor in Yoga and Pilates for more than ten years.She has now combined her talents to develope this new method of exercise to increase mind and body fitness. Louise has established a Yogalates teacher training school in the Yoginine capital of Australia,Byron Bay.
Please relax, enjoy and "Remember to Breath"
Pure Magazine Australia
Jessie Chapman Reports January 2001
Yogalates –the fusion of Pilates with Yoga – is a new concept to Australia, but is perfectly natural development, according to Louise Solomon, founder of the Solomon Yogalates Method. “ state-of-the-art bodywork encompasses the fusion of ancient techniques from the east with modern Western techniques. “says Louise “ So the combination of Pilates with Yoga reflects a Holistic mind –and-body approach.”
Sunday Telegraph Australia (body & Soul)
Bronwen Gora reports,Yogalates January 21st 2001
Want a Pilates Body? Need a yoga workout that’s strenuous and safe? Then try this new exercise invented to blend the best of both disciplines.
Yogalates may sound like a mysterious new coffee concoction, but it is a whole lot better for you. A cross between yoga and Pilates, it is fast winning devotees keen to increase their mind-body fitness. At least, that’s according to its inventor Louise Solomon, who says her method uses the best of both worlds to give a workout that produces strength and suppleness, while calming your mind.
The Courier Mail Australia
By Kylie Lang 15/02/01
A new type of yoga,Yogalates, fuses the spirituality of Yoga with the practicality of Pilates. Louise Solomon, founder of the Solomon Yogalates Method,says the combination of the ancient techniques from the east and Modern western exercises reflects a "Holistic mind -and-body approach." For more Info look up the website www.yogalates.com.au