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Best Pilates Classes In Chicago

January 14, 2011 2:00 PM

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Maybe it’s your new year’s resolution to get back in shape, but the idea of motivating yourself is a terrifying thought. Taking an exercise class is an excellent starting point when you have someone motivating you. Pilates is a great start to building your core and increasing strength and flexibility. And even though Pilates was developed for dancers, you don’t have to be a dancer to do it!

Sanavita

1357 W. Grand Ave.
Chicago, IL 60642
Phone: 312-829-8482
Fax: 312-829-8483
www.sanavitastudio.com

The name itself means healthy life, so it’s a great place to start on creating one for yourself. Since 2004, Sanavita has been providing their clients classes that include physical, spiritual and emotional fitness. They have six different kinds of Pilates classes, depending on what you’re looking for and what level you might be.

Flow Chicago

2248 N. Clark Street,
Chicago, IL 60614
Telephone/fax: 773-975-7540
www.flowchicago.com

If you’re looking for a friendly atmosphere and a place that opens its arms to all levels, then Flow Chicago is the Pilates studio for you. They offer seven different Pilates classes from the basic mat class to Pilates ball to a Pilates reformer class. If you would like to interchange a few Pilates classes with maybe some yoga and dance, they offer this too.

Harmony Mind Body Fitness

1962 N. Bissell
Chicago, IL 60614
Phone: 773-296-0263
www.harmonybody.com

At Harmony, they use a Pilates method called STOTT PILATES®, a contemporary approach to Pilates developed by Moira and Lindsay Merrithew in the 1980s. They offer 14 different kinds of Pilates classes, some which are very different than any other studio including a detox Pilates, a mat class that will raise your heart rate and get the blood pumping.

Pilates Chicago

1220 Morse Ave.
Chicago, IL
Phone: 773-274-2673
E-mail: info@pilateschicago.net
www.pilateschicago.net

At Pilates Chicago they can devise a program customized to meet the needs of your body. They offer private, semi-private and group Pilates classes. They offer everything from basic Pilates mat classes to reformer classes. They even have a section on their website listing Pilates retreats and conferences. Drop in for one class to see if you like it or sign up for a package of 10. Make sure to check their website for special pricing offers.

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Chicago River North Pilates

213 W. Institute Place
Suite 303
Chicago, IL 60610
Phone: 312-751-1256
crnpilates.com

Looking for a peaceful and supportive environment while working out? Then look no further than the River North neighborhood. At Chicago River North Pilates, they offer nine different types of Pilates classes including prenatal and postpartum Pilates.

Rachel Azark is a writer and lives on Chicago’s northwest side. Read more of her work on her blog parksandpancakes.com.

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