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Get moving at New York City's top Pilates studios

Get moving at New York City's top Pilates studios
Photo: Core Pilates NYC/Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on December 11, 2019.

Want to know where to go when it comes to Pilates in New York City?

As luck would have it, there are plenty of popular Pilates options to consider in and around New York City.

To find the top Pilates spots in the area, Hoodline analyzed data from Yelp, Facebook and ClassPass to identify which studios are the most popular. Read on for the results.

(Bonus: You can try them all out if you're a member of ClassPass, a monthly fitness membership that provides access to thousands of different studios, gyms and wellness offerings.)

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Core Pilates NYC

900 Broadway, Suite 402, Gramercy

Core Pilates NYC | Photo: ClassPass

Open since 2002, Core Pilates NYC is New York City's favorite Pilates studio by the numbers, with 4.6 stars out of thousands of reviews on ClassPass, 4.5 stars out of 49 reviews on Yelp and 4,616 fans on Facebook.

"We specialize in an effective group-class experience using smart flow, transitions and weight resistance of springs on all the 'big 5' of classical Pilates apparatus," Core Pilates NYC explains on its Yelp page. "Customized workout programs through private sessions make up a good portion of the studio's offerings."

Check out reviews of the selection of classes at Core Pilates NYC on ClassPass here.

Spencer Pilates Arts

108-12 72nd Ave., Floor 4, Forest Hills

Spencer Pilates Arts | Photo: ClassPass

Also among New York City's favorites is Spencer Pilates Arts, with 4.7 stars out of 6,481 reviews on ClassPass, five stars out of 51 reviews on Yelp and 562 fans on Facebook.

"Since 2006, Spencer Pilates Arts has been the premier Pilates studio of Forest Hills, Queens," states the business' ClassPass profile.

"We specialize in group and individual instruction, teaching mat and machine exercises designed by Joseph Pilates," Spencer Pilates Arts writes on its Yelp page. "Pilates is a highly effective, low-impact exercise that dramatically improves your overall sense of well-being and is suitable for all body types and fitness levels."

Check out reviews of the selection of classes at Spencer Pilates Arts on ClassPass here.

Balanced Pilates

17 Essex St., Lower East Side

Photo: Balanced Pilates/Yelp

With 4.9 stars out of 6,879 reviews on ClassPass, five stars out of 11 reviews on Yelp and 681 fans on Facebook, the Lower East Side location of Balanced Pilates has garnered plenty of local fans — those fans are shared among the business's three New York City studios. 

"Balanced Pilates offers the very best in Pilates training at multiple locations throughout NYC," explains the business' profile on ClassPass. "They provide expert Pilates instruction in private, duet and class settings using state-of-the-art Balanced Body equipment."

Check out reviews of the different classes at Balanced Pilates on ClassPass here.

Lagree NY

27-11 23rd Ave., Astoria

Photo: Lagree NY/Yelp

With 4.9 stars out of 295 reviews on ClassPass, five stars out of 34 reviews on Yelp and 457 fans on Facebook, Lagree NY holds its own among the competition. It's been open since 2017.

"Lagree NY offers a high-intensity, low-impact workout performed on the evolutionary megaformer," according to the business' ClassPass profile. "Lagree is one of the most innovative full-body conditioning fitness models. It is intense on the muscles yet safe on the joints, spine and connective tissues."

Learn more about the classes at Lagree NY on ClassPass here.

Pilates on Fifth

501 Fifth Ave., Suite 2200, Midtown

Photo: Pilates on Fifth/Yelp

With 4.5 stars out of thousands of reviews on ClassPass, four stars out of 90 reviews on Yelp and 5,349 fans on Facebook, Pilates on Fifth is another popular local pick. It's been open since 2000.

"Former Radio City Rockettes and identical twins Katherine and Kimberly Corp opened Pilates on Fifth in August of 2000 with the dream of creating a beautiful, inviting exercise studio," the business writes on its Yelp page.

"Pilates on Fifth offers private, duet and group instruction in Pilates, Cardiolates, Silksuspension, CoreAlign and Barres & Belles," continues its Yelp page. "Our talented team of compassionate instructors is dedicated to helping you reach your unique fitness goals. From post-rehab exercises to cross training for sports or dance, we can help you be the best you can be!"

Read reviews of the selection of classes at Pilates on Fifth on ClassPass here.


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