Yoga and Pilates Numbers: Up or Down?

Mind-Body-Spirit News:

More and more Americans continue to turn to yoga, while Pilates participation remains relatively constant. According to the Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association’s (SGMA) 2012 Sports, Fitness, and Leisure Activities Topline Participation Report, the number of yoga participants grew by 5% from 2010 to 2011, reaching 22,107,000. Yoga participation has increased almost 17% over the past 2 years. Figures represent all Americans from the age of 6 through adulthood.

In 2011, 8.5 million Americans participated in Pilates, approximately 1% more than in the previous year. Over the past 2 years, however, Pilates participation has seen a net loss of 3%.

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Shirley Archer, JD, MA

IDEA Author/Presenter
Shirley Archer, JD, MA, was the 2008 IDEA Fitness Instructor of the Year and is IDEA's mind-body-spi... more less
September 2012

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