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2014 Lifestyle and LeisureEditors' Choice

Best Pilates Studio

Real People Pilates

Photo By Lori Eanes

It’s not easy getting lost in the crowd at Real People Pilates, where the focus is on individual, undivided attention. Whether you’re a professional athlete or a couch potato, to the instructors, you’re a real person with unique needs, and they tailor your workout with care. This small, friendly studio offers no distractions: it’s classical Pilates with a complete repertoire of Pilates equipment. Real People Pilates opened 10 years ago, and as business expanded, owner Joseph Quinn chose to forgo an open floor plan—cramming clients in might be more lucrative, but at the expense of lost intimacy, he felt. All that attention makes it hard to slack. As one happy reviewer wrote, the instructor “doesn’t miss a trick.” To diffuse the pressure and the cost, try another Real People Pilates specialty: the duet session.
Photo by Lori Eans

2718 Telegraph Ave.