True Pilates New York

★★★☆☆
Pilates studio hosts private instructional sessions, group mat classes and Euro fitness classes, as well as professional certification programs.
  • 50 W 57th St Ste 6

    New York, NY 10019

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  • 212-757-0724

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True Pilates, formerly Drago's Gym, may be the original home of the late Joseph Pilates' empire -- but it's definitely gone downhill. I've done pilates for many years and was excited to visit the studio, but what a disappointment! The physical space is a picture of neglect, with scuffed beige walls, worn brown carpeting, and nowhere to secure one's personal belongings. (To make matters worse, when I returned to the locker-less room to put on my clothes, someone had splashed them with an unknown dark substance -- let's just hope my dry cleaner can work wonders.) There's too much equipment in too small a space, and visiting apprentices are falling over one another to keep out of the way of clients. Worst of all, the much-touted "authentic" instruction was rote and ill-considered, so much so that I left with injuries (twice, two different instructors). True Pilates is like a rundown old hotel that caters to foreign tourists who've relied on stories of past grandeur. Much better and more authentic pilates instruction is available elsewhere in the city, for much less. Don't bother to pay your respects at the "shrine."

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True Pilates, formerly Drago's Gym, may be the original home of the late Joseph Pilates' empire -- but it's definitely gone downhill. I've done pilates for many years and was excited to visit the studio, but what a disappointment! The physical space is a picture of neglect, with scuffed beige walls, worn brown carpeting, and nowhere to secure one's personal belongings. (To make matters worse, when I returned to the locker-less room to put on my clothes, someone had splashed them with an unknown dark substance -- let's just hope my dry cleaner can work wonders.) There's too much equipment in too small a space, and visiting apprentices are falling over one another to keep out of the way of clients. Worst of all, the much-touted "authentic" instruction was rote and ill-considered, so much so that I left with injuries (twice, two different instructors). True Pilates is like a rundown old hotel that caters to foreign tourists who've relied on stories of past grandeur. Much better and more authentic pilates instruction is available elsewhere in the city, for much less. Don't bother to pay your respects at the "shrine."

Pros: Historical monument

Cons: Unprofessional, expensive, rundown physical space

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Such a great environment for pilates. It is layed back but each instructor is totally concerned with what is good for the individual student. A lot of energy in the morning, more layed back in the afternoon. Each teacher i've had is completely dedicated to the method and well worth the money. Gymnsatics is totally entertaining as well. Not the most trendy place ever, but what are you really there for?

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★★★★★

Such a great environment for pilates. It is layed back but each instructor is totally concerned with what is good for the individual student. A lot of energy in the morning, more layed back in the afternoon. Each teacher i've had is completely dedicated to the method and well worth the money. Gymnsatics is totally entertaining as well. Not the most trendy place ever, but what are you really there for?

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This place may feature Romana, who is no doubt a national treasure, but most of the teachers are only trainees who are not even fully certified yet, and they charge you full price. Also, can get very chaotic. If you are not advanced- look for another studio.

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★★★☆☆

This place may feature Romana, who is no doubt a national treasure, but most of the teachers are only trainees who are not even fully certified yet, and they charge you full price. Also, can get very chaotic. If you are not advanced- look for another studio.

Pros: traditional pilates

Cons: instruction not consi, chaotic

 

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