Article claiming Pilates is on the decline gets yet another push-back!
About 2 weeks ago Annie Lowrey posted an article online at New York magazine reporting on recent market research that shows Pilates on the decline in the New York City area. I quickly shot off a response to the editor of Pilates Style magazine because I’d noticed no such decline in my numbers up here in Maine and neither did any of my 27K followers on Facebook Pilates Buzz) from all over the world!
Perhaps it’s just a NYC thing commented one of my readers who lives in The City and notices lots of storefronts closing due to high rents.
Whatever the reason, here’s yet another interesting response to this article from an influential Pilates instructor.
What do you think??
What Pilatespocalypse? Pilates Is Going Strong!
I was perplexed when I read Annie Lowrey’s article in New York magazine last week, “The Pilatespocalypse: How the Method That Started the Boutique-Fitness Trend Is Going Bust.”
After all, I have a waiting list; Real Pilates is crazy busy on all levels – classes, privates, teacher training, business mentoring, workshops; and the Pilates teachers I work with are doing well.
But then I saw how many of my fellow Pilates professionals were shaken by this article. “Is it true?”, they wondered. “Are we becoming obsolete?”
Not at all.
I, and many Pilates teachers I know, have ridden this out before. The difference now is that there are more Pilates teachers and studios than ever before, and all gyms and many yoga studios have Pilates classes on their schedules. But believe me, the cream always rises.
In the eighties, Pilates was also
For the rest of this excellent article go to http://pilatesandreiki.com/what-pilatespocalypse-pilates-is-going-strong.