Pilates and Yoga Trends
by Shirley Archer, JD, MA
In the 12th
annual 2007 IDEA Fitness Programs
& Equipment Survey, Pilates ranked #6 on the list of most frequently
offered programs and activities, reflecting a growth of 49 percentage points
since 1999. The proportion of survey respondents offering yoga had declined
from its peak in 2002, but yoga still ranked #13 among programs and activities
offered most often. See July–August 2007 IDEA
for full results of IDEA’s survey.
In the 2nd annual Fitness Trends survey
conducted by the American College of Sports Medicine, Pilates and yoga both
made the top-10 list of trends for 2008. Pilates ranked #7 on the list, and
yoga came in at #10. Survey respondents considered Pilates mat work the more
popular form of practice because they found it more conventional and less
expensive than exercising on Pilates equipment.
Fitness Journal, Volume 5, Issue 3
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