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The Real Pilates studio has been a Tribeca staple for over twenty years now, and after high demand, founder and instructor Alycea Ungaro is expanding her business...15 blocks north. This November, 333 Hudson Street will house the newest Real Pilates outpost, bringing pilates workshops and personal training to Soho.
Real Pilates Tribeca broke ground long before the boutique-fitness boom of the 2000s, and is continuing to thrive despite findings from New York magazine that Pilates has been losing the boutique-fitness race against other classes like barre and yoga for some time now, with popularity decreasing by two percent every year.
But if Pilates really is going out of style, patrons of Real Pilates haven't noticed: This move is largely in part to cater to the ever-growing needs of customers. "There has been a huge demand for Real Pilates since we opened the doors to our Tribeca studio over twenty years ago," Ungaro explained in a statement. "Our clients look to us for resistance training in a low-impact yet extremely effective life-long workout. Our Soho location will allow more options for our Tribeca clients while catering to our new Soho neighbors."
This new studio comes with 2,200 square feet up on the fourth floor of the building, to allow for additional privacy. Prices remain the same, with group classes going for $32 and private sessions beginning at $95.