Pilates & Yoga Participation Still Rising

Mind-Body-Spirit News:

In 2006, some 10.7 million Americans did Pilates exercises, according to the 2007 Tracking the Fitness Movement report on sports and fitness participation, released by the Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association. That figure reflects an 18.9% increase from 2005, showing a steady but somewhat slower growth rate for Pilates compared with prior years. The growth rate from 2000 to 2006 was 613.3%.

The same report found that 14.2 million Americans did yoga or tai chi in 2006, up 19.1% over the previous year. Core participants, those considered most likely to buy equipment or services, were 75% female with an average age of 41 years.

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Shirley Archer, JD, MA

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Shirley Archer, JD, MA, was the 2008 IDEA Fitness Instructor of the Year and is IDEA’s mind-bo... more less
April 2008

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