This study was conducted to investigate the effect of Pilates and yoga participating in their functional movement and individual health level.
Ninety volunteers were randomly divided into three groups and evenly recruited female and male participants in each group through a reliable organization. Their age group was between the 30s and 40s. They were informed the research process and assigned to the consent form.
Pilates group (n=30), yoga group (n=30), and control group (n=30) were assigned to fulfill short form of Rand 36-item health survey (SF-36) survey form based on self-administration method and were scored functional movement screen (FMS) test before the intervention.
Pilates and yoga group were carried out certain exercise program 1-hr duration 3 times per week for 8 weeks.
And control group did not perform any exercise during experimental period.
After completion of the 8-week Pilates and yoga program, they recorded SF-36 and were scored FMS score for posttest in same way.
When we compared the differences between pre- and posttreatment scores, we found that there was statistically significant difference among three groups on FMS (F [2,89]=15.56, P<0.001) and there was significant change in favor of Pilates group groups (F [2,89]=52.36, P<0.001) on SF-36.
To conclude, Pilates group was more effective for improving functional movement and individual health level to assess quality of life than yoga group and control group.