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Pilates

Improve your state of wellness, and gain restorative effects for your body.

The mind-body workout

By emphasizing proper breathing, correct alignment, & awareness, you become acutely in tune with your body, and actually learn how to control its movement. Quality of movement is valued over quantity of repetitions.

Develop a strong core

Pilates exercises center around a strong "core," which consists of the deep abdominal muscles along with the muscles closest to the spine. Control of the core is achieved by integrating the trunk, pelvis and shoulder girdle.

Long, lean flexible muscles

Exercises are designed to elongate and strengthen, improving muscle elasticity and joint mobility. A body with balanced strength and flexibility is less likely to be injured.

Create a harmonious body, improve sports performance, and prevent injuries

Pilates conditions the whole body, even the ankles and feet. No muscle group is over trained or under trained. Your entire musculature is evenly balanced and conditioned, helping you enjoy daily activities and sports with greater ease, better performance and less chance of injury. That’s why so many professional sports teams and elite athletes now use Pilates as a critical part of their training regimen.

It is gentle as well

Many of the exercises are performed in reclining or sitting positions, and most are low impact and partially weight bearing. Pilates is so safe, it is used in physical therapy facilities to rehabilitate injuries.

But it’s also challenging…

Pilates is also an extremely flexible exercise system. Modifications to the exercises allow for a range of difficulty ranging from beginning to advanced. Get the workout that best suits you now, and increase the intensity as your body conditioning improves.

To learn more about our pilates program or to schedule a pilates session, please call Michael Brandson at 847-618-3608.

Program Basics

Meet our instructors:


Denice Virgilio
Certified Pilates Instructor

Amanda Burke
Certified Pilates Instructor, Body Evolve
Certified Yoga Instructor, Yoga Alliance

Kathleen Morris
Certified Pilates Instructor, Frog Temple Studio, Chicago
Masters Certificate from the Pilates Center in Boulder Co
Pre/ Post-natal specialist The Center for Women’s Fitness
Certified Spin Instructor/Johnny G. Spinning