This month’s Best Classes Class Pass highlights will focus on the best Pilates Classpass classes in NYC and Brooklyn.
Check out 2017’s picks for best Classpass studios http://queencheap.com/blog/best-classpass-classes-nyc-2017
Pilates devotees know how expensive practicing pilates can be. I highly recommend ClassPass to support your pilates fix. With all of the pilates studios on ClassPass NYC, if you worked hard enough with your scheduling, you could attend a pilates class every day for one month.
I am a self proclaimed ClassPass power user who logs in anywhere from 25-40 classes per month all for the lovely price of $99/mo. Don’t worry, many of these classes are restorative yoga and meditation classes (I’m not lifting weights and doing HIIT 40 times a month). I have been dealing with a foot injury, and pilates has been one of the very few low impact exercises I’ve been able to do the past few months… and I have seen some amazing results. This article will take you through the best of the best pilates classes on Class Pass.
Best Classes Class Pass: Pilates Edition
A famous quote by Joseph Pilates states:
“In 10 classes you will feel the difference, In 20 classes you will see the difference, and in 30 classes you will have a whole new body.”
It is recommended you do pilates 3 times per week, and many claim it is safe enough to do every day. In fact Joseph Pilates always encouraged his students to have a home practice even if it was just 10 minutes per day.
I decided to put the famous 10-20-30 quote to the test while on Classpass. This was an easy task because there are so many amazing pilates studios on Classpass. In fact the hard part was choosing which studios I would attend!
In 3 months I attended 50 pilates classes. I go on average 4 times per week. The only other exercise I was doing during this time was biking 1-2 times/week for leisure, walking the city, aqua cycling (um best experience ever), and restorative yoga. After 10 classes I DID feel a difference; after 20 classes I DID see the difference, and after 30 (now 50) classes I DO feel like I have a new body!
I’ve put the studios in geographical order, first the studios in NYC followed by the Brooklyn studios.
(2 Studios Same Owner!)
Pilates On The Square
857 Broadway, New York, NY 10003 (646) 850-0378 pilatesunionsquare.com
Sal Anthony’s Movement Salon
190 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10003 (212) 420-7242 movementsalon.com
Making the top of my list are 2 studios run by the same owner. With your Classpass you get a total of 6 classes at these studios: 3 classes at Pilates on The Square and 3 classes at Sal Anthony’s all in one month. Usually on Classpass you cannot go to the same studio more than 3 times even at different locations. Pilates on the Square and Sal Anthony’s is the exception probably because they have different names, just same owner.
These studios hands down have the most pilates classes on the Classpass schedule. Their classes are 30 minutes reformer and 30 minutes cadillac: super fancy pilates equipment classes for a fraction of the cost thanks to Classpass. They offer classes every hour on the hour, and it’s usually pretty easy to get a spot last minute. The teachers vary in their teaching style, and there are a ton of teachers that work there. So try a few out and see who gels with your fitness style.
64 W 3rd St, Bsmt New York, NY 10012 (646) 535-0477 new-york-pilates.com New York pilates is a very clean and well equipped studio in the West Village. The basic reformer classes are good for days when you don’t want to push yourself too hard. They have more advanced classes, and those are the classes I personally prefer for an effective workout. If you’re new to pilates, you need to do the basic classes first even if you are strong so you can learn the correct way to do each movement.
265 Madison Ave, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10016 (212) 997-1167 imxpilates.net IM=X is a cross-conditioning system that includes pilates reformer (Xercizer) training moves but adds resistance and plyometric jumps for a more athletically oriented workout so you can tone up and lose inches quickly. IM=X pilates workouts can be tailored for athletes, back pain, pregnancy or weight loss.
Cobble Hill location: 296 Court St, Brooklyn, NY 11231 Williamsburg location: 34 N 6th St, Brooklyn, NY 11249 (718) 384-1133 brooklynbodyburn.com “This intense workout is not for the weak of body or mind!” Brooklyn Bodyburn brings you LA’s hottest workout, fusing together elements of pilates, cardio and strength training to create a cutting edge, one-of-a-kind exercise program. It’s hard. Super crazy hard.
158 Montague St, Fl 4, Brooklyn, NY 11201 (347) 889-6424 bklynpilates.com I really enjoy this studio. Their equipment is great, the studio is very clean, and the instructors teach very effective classes.
2 Locations: 88 Roebling St, Brooklyn, NY 11211 (347) 987-4526 783 Driggs Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211 (718) 384-9454 greenhouseholistic.com If you want a SERIOUSLY challenging mat pilates workout, check out Mimi Fontana’s pilates classes at both locations. She is a professional belly dancer and really knows how to work your core. Her classes are not easy, so be prepared to work!
141 S 5th St, Office East #4, Brooklyn, NY 11211 (917) 671-8018 eastriverpilates.com East River Pilates Studio’s goal is to help you move, feel and look your absolute best with the revolutionary practice of Pilates. I really enjoy the mat classes here, I feel like I always get a new and different workout even though pilates mat can often include the same movements. The teachers here will change it up with props…and funny jokes too if you get the right teacher :-).
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142 Prospect Park West, (9th St. entrance), Brooklyn, NY 11215 (718) 369-0005 newleafbody.com
The pilates teachers here are highly trained and intuitive. They always give individualized attention, and even the slightest adjustments they have made to my form resulted in a huge difference in my pilates practice. The studio itself is clean and airy with beautiful light. It’s located right on Prospect Park, so you leave feeling amazing from class and bonus: you’re right in nature. I highly recommend this studio. It’s worth the trip even if you’re not a Park Slope native.
More Pilates Studios On Classpass
Here is a comprehensive list as of May 24, 2015 of all the pilates studios on Classpass in NYC and Brooklyn. I’ve included the studios whose main focus is pilates (there are quite a few yoga studios who offer 1 or 2 pilates classes, I’ve chosen to leave them off).
BODY EVOLUTIONS NYC
266 E 10th St, New York, NY 10009 (212) 375-0430
Body Evolutions, established in 2001, is the largest and most fully equipped Pilates/GYROTONIC® studio in Manhattan.
PERFECT PARTS PILATES
171 E 105th St, #10, New York, NY 10029 (212) 410-2213
Perfect Parts Pilates is a boutique Pilates studio specializing in aging well.
CORE PILATES NYC
900 Broadway, Suite 401, New York, NY 10003 (212) 260-5464
This Union Square studio adheres to the “classical” system, or order of exercises, while integrating most of the equipment within each session.
LIVING ROOM SOHO
552 Broadway, Fl 3, New York, NY 10012 (917) 261-7289
Living Room SoHo is a holistic movement studio, offering you wellness and vitality, inside and out.
ELITE BODY PILATES
428 E 75th St, New York, NY 10021 (212) 717-1302
Elite Body Pilates offers safe, attentive and non-competitive Pilates classes by professional, certified instructors. Their bright and airy, fully equipped studio is conveniently located on Manhattan’s Upper East Side.
47 W 14th St, Fl 2, New York, NY 10011 (212) 929-6106
Students can get their Pilates, Barre and TRX fix all at one studio through small fun group classes set to great music.
125 E 23rd St, Fl 5, New York, NY 10010 (212) 228-5787
Offers a variety of Gyrotonic & Pilates services.
HENRY STREET PILATES
385 Henry St, Brooklyn, NY 11201 (718) 744-8619
Henry Street Pilates teaches real, “classical” Pilates on equipment designed by Pilates himself, The Tower. Joseph Pilates’ chosen successor, Romana Kryzanowska, trained Jan Phillips, the owner of Henry Street Pilates.
164 Montrose Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11206 (347) 357-8946
A sanctuary that promotes a healthy body and spirit through Yoga, Pilates, Acupuncture, and Community.
579 5th Ave, 2nd Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11215 (347) 875-0714
Align Brooklyn is a yoga-based boutique fitness studio in the South Slope, Brooklyn. They offer mindful practices for functional vitality. I personally recommend Lizzie’s pilates classes.
APRIL NICOLE STUDIOS
355 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211 (718) 218-8700
April Nicole Studios is a full service Pilates Studio located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, offering private sessions, duets, and small group classes.
150 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217 (718) 622-6222
They offer the best in Pilates with experienced instructors and top of the line Gratz Pilates Tower equipment. I personally love this studio, but they have significantly reduced the number of Classpass classes for sign up.
195 Pacific St, Brooklyn, NY 11201 (347) 384-2011
Brooklyn Strength offers small group training in Cobble Hill featuring Pilates, strength and conditioning classes. Queen Cheap reccomends the Strength and Contrology class for a serious workout!