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Hi Kim,

If one does Yoga is it also important for them to do things like working out on an elliptical, treadmill or stair master type machine?  Or does doing Yoga achieve the same result?  Can you please also explain the reason, behind your response.

Thank you!


Hi David thanks for the question! Most types of yoga are great for flexibility, stress relief, and strength benefits.  While some types of yoga classes can offer some cardiovascular benefits as well, in order to get the most benefit for your heart and lungs and for fat loss, you should include specific exercises that offer these benefits primarily.  So working out on the treadmill, elliptical machine or any other cardio machine will give you these benefits since they are more cardiovascular in nature than most yoga classes.  

I hope that helps, thanks for the question.

Kim Farmer
ACE Certified Personal Trainer
ACE Certified Clinical Exercise Specialist


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6 years as a personal trainer and group exercise instructor. Owner of Mile High Fitness, LLC. Corporate fitness and wellness services and in home and online personal training services. Two-time State Open Champion in tennis and author of two books and several published articles.

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