Yogilates is a modern form of fitness training that combines exercises from pilates with Hatha yoga postures and movements. It is said to combine the benefits of both practices.
The theory is that the use of the physical asana practice will help improve flexibility, strength, breathing capacity and junction. On a mental level, it also helps with balance, body control and concentration. Pilates helps to make the body more functional by balancing the development of different muscle groups and giving the practitioner better movement patterns.
Yogilates classes were invented in 1997 by a Pilates instructor and yoga enthusiast, Jonathan Urla. He aimed to integrate both practices into a system with its own unique characteristics and benefits.