In a busy city like NYC, being able to disconnect from the hustle bustle and unwind your body and mind is key. When it comes to fitness options, you’ll find gyms and studios galore to help you on your health journey. But what if you want to find specific studios and exercise types to keep you moving? Lately, pilates in the city has been on the rise, thanks to its focus on strengthening both body and mind! While some gyms can offer classes, it’s usually better to go to a pilates-specific studio. If you’re interested in training your body with some of the best trainers and equipment in the country, we’ve got the list for you. These studios are the best spots to find your new home for pilates in New York City.
1. Avea Pilates
Praised as a hidden gem of Manhattan, Avea Pilates is first on our list and has three different locations to choose from. With modern and clean equipment, and classes designed to always give you personalized attention, it’s perfect for pilates in NYC. The style of instruction here is a mix of both classical and contemporary pilates, ensuring that you’ll find a workout flow that’s best for you. Classes here are also offered for all skill levels, physical abilities or body types, making Avea one of the most inclusive and accessible studios around. Classes start at $40 a piece or can be packaged up into deals of multiple classes!
East Village – 130 E 7th St, Fl 2
West Village – 3 W 13th St, Fl 2
Kips Bay – 314 E 34th St, Fl 4
2. New York Pilates
One of the most well-known pilates spots is the namesake New York Pilates, favored by the fashionable fitness enthusiasts of the city. Of course, you don’t have to be an A-lister to get access here; and, with four locations in the city (and more on Long Island), finding your perfect place to access is easier than ever. With locations in West Village, Bowery, SoHo, and soon Flatiron, you’re sure to find a spot that works for you. New York Pilate’s signature class style of “ABS, ARMS, and ASS” is personally our favorite, and will surely have you sweating like you never have before. With lights, music, and amazing instructors to guide you every step of the way, this is one high-intensity workout you’re sure to fall in love with.
Soho – 25 Howard St, Fl 3
West Village – 124 W Houston St
Bowery – 262 Bowery, Fl 2
3. Dynamic Body Pilates
For one of the better pilates studios for mobility, fitness, and ease, Dynamic Body Pilates is a quieter, boutique location. Though you can get typical pilates classes here, the true emphasis here is on physical therapy and pain management type exercises. No matter who you are or what type of health you’re in, the dedicated team will do everything they can to teach you how to move your body with ease and grace. Described as expert, creative, focused, and motivational, the trainers can come up with a custom routine to meet your personalized needs – making sure you feel seen and safe during every step of the journey. Their Union Square studio is inspired by the Alexander Technique, Feldenkrais, alongside dozens of other movement modalities, meaning there’s truly an option for every client.
Where: 80 Fifth Ave, Ste 1003
4. Body Evolutions
When you’re seeking a simpler, more Zen style of pilates, Body Evolutions keeps classes small, straightforward, and stylish. What sets Body Evolutions apart from other pilates studios in NYC is their dedication to assisting clients both young and old and helping them be able to experience the joy of moving freely. Their studio is bright with natural sunshine and plant-filled, making it the perfect calm environment while you work out. The best part is their private sessions that are custom-crafted to meet your goals and provide in-depth, one-on-one support each time.
East Village – 266 E 10th St
Union Square – 857 Broadway, 2nd Fl
UWS – 140 W 72nd St, 2nd Fl
5. Core Pilates NYC
Core Pilates is one of our favorite studios for training, teaching, one-on-one sessions, and first-time classes. Whether you’re wanting high-intensity Reformer classes or tailored and targeted workouts built around your unique needs, Core’s range of sessions is perfect.
Core Pilates is also the best spot in the city for earning your very own pilates certification, with some of the top instructors in the world available to teach you all you need to know. High-tech equipment, filtered water, a dressing room, and a reception area are all just some of the perks of their sleek studio!
Where: 900 Broadway, Ste 402
6. Feel Good Pilates
For anyone who’s either already a pilates instructor or who knows one seeking a space to teach, Feel Good Pilates has a home for everyone. They offer everything from customized private and semi-private pilate sessions to even studio space where individual instructors can grow their own business. The classes and trainers specialize in assisting people with chronic back, neck, and shoulder pain, promising improved movement for all! Pilates classes for clients start at $125, and studio rentals for instructors start at $35 per session (with discounted packages for bundles).
Where: 201 E 16th St, Ste 3A
7. BASI Pilates Academy
With both a downtown Brooklyn and an Upper East Side Manhattan location, BASI Pilates Academy can optimize your movement like no other. What makes them special is the way their studios incorporate massage therapy into sessions; think of it as a pilates studio/medical and wellness center combination. Plus, arguably our favorite person is their online resources as well. When you’re too busy to make it in person, or you prefer virtual options to supplement your studio sessions, they offer tons of newly-crafted on-demand videos to touch up your pilates skills anywhere, anytime!
Downtown Brooklyn – 409 Fulton St, Fl 2
UES – 115 E 82 St
Ready to turn down the lights and lock into your zone? [solidcore] is a pilates studio with over 10 NYC locations across Manhattan and Brooklyn that focuses on high-intensity, low-impact full-body workouts. With the help of their top-notch instructors plus adrenaline-pumping music, their 50 minute sessions are sure to have you feeling (and seeing) results instantly. Classes here work on a membership basis, meaning you can choose from packages like a 4 classes/month, 8 classes/month, or even an unlimited month (with many more options). Be sure to check out their site to see how you can enroll!
Where: 10+ NYC locations here
9. Club Pilates
Club Pilates is an NYC studio that believes that pilates “is the path to a fuller, more satisfying physical existence.” Thanks to their 9 locations across NYC (including Brooklyn), their classes, instructors and studios are top-tier. Whether you’re starting off with an “Intro Class” or stepping it up with a “Suspend” class that features exercises with a TRX® suspension training system, there are so many options based on your fitness goals. Their studios include tons of high-end equipment like TRX, Exo-Chairs, Bosu balls, mats, rollers, and more. You can even get your first class for free here, so why wouldn’t you check them out!
Where: 9 NYC locations here
In our opinion BodyRok, offers some of the most intense pilates workouts in the entire city! Their 45 minute sessions aim to improve your energy levels, boost your metabolism, and help sculpt and define your body. What separates them from the crowd is their custom BodyRok reformers that are built specifically for their sessions. Their instructors are extremely accommodating and make a workout worth it, whether it’s your first time or the hundredth. Their classes are $20 for beginners, $36 for single classes, and so many more packages that come with bundled classes. We definitely suggest stopping into see their custom equipment in person!
Flatiron – 10 W 18th St, Fl 2
Soho – 598 Broadway
Union Square – 113 E 12th St
11. Westside Pilates
Westside Pilates is the best of the best for classical pilates, and their classes prove it. Their lovely instructors offer private, duo, and trio classes that start at just $40! Each class is personally created for a client, and is performed in one of their studios that ensue calmness and stability (some major aspects of pilates). Their UWS studio also has acupuncture services available, while their Long Island City location has physical therapy services! If you’re looking for very intimate class settings, this studio is the one for you.
UWS – 229 W 97th St
LIC – 12-17 Jackson Ave, Queens
SLT stands for Strengthen, Lengthen, Tone, which are the three core principles of the workouts at this NYC studio. Founded in 2011 by Amanda Freeman, her and her instructors have been serving up calorie-crunch workouts for over a decade. The classes here focus more on slower and controlled movements that lead to muscle development and increased stamina. Classes typically hover around $40 a piece with class bundles and unlimited monthly passes available as well. Check out all their locations below!
Where: 7+ locations here