Club Pilates Initiates Ontario Search


Club Pilates is a California-based chain of membership fitness studios that entered the Canadian market in October 2018 with units in Calgary, Vancouver and South Surrey. Today, the twelve-year old concept counts three units in British Columbia, three in Alberta and two in Ontario and a search is underway for additional Ontario locations, particularly in the Toronto and Vaughan markets. Don Gregor and Karen Szulc at Aurora Realty Consultants is sourcing the Ontario sites and Aurora Realty’s Perri Zimmerman in Vancouver is responsible for Western Canada. The studios generally operate in 1500 to 2000 square foot locations in food anchored neighbourhoods centres that have signalized intersection access. In-line locations are preferred as equipment is mounted on both sides of the rectangular space. At least 22 feet of frontage is required. Areas with 100,000 people within a five kilometre radius are preferred and females with medium to higher income levels are targeted. The Club Pilates studios offer strength-training workouts for all ages. The classes are designed to challenge all levels with state-of-the-art equipment and a knowledgeable team of instructors trained to address the many imbalances and injuries that people face in day-to-day life. Part of the Xponential Fitness group of companies, Club Pilates presently has over 590 fitness studios operating throughout the United States and plans of having over 650 units operating by 2020.

Joanna MacLellan