Melissa McNamara is a widely known and respected Pilates instructor, receiving best Pilates studio from the Chicago Reader in 2016. Since receiving her full Pilates certification at the STOTT PILATES International Head Office in Toronto, she has taught all across the United States as well as in Canada, South Korea, and New Zealand, and has been featured in Wellness Magazine and on CTV’s Breakfast Television. Her specialties range from helping with injuries to teaching body mind centering techniques to performers. She brings her vast expertise to her studio, Mind Art Core Pilates Performance, named the Best Pilates Studio by the Chicago Reader in 2014. Here, she and her team help clients of any ability and fitness level explore movement and improve their health. See below for a some of the classes offered at Mind Art Core Pilates Performance.
Connect: With the help of some small props, a STOTT PILATES mat, and mind body techniques, instructors help retrain your body to move efficiently and with ease (12 students maximum).
Pulse: This STOTT PILATES mat-based class focuses on maintaining an upbeat tempo to keep you motivated and having fun (12 students maximum).
Pump: Through a combination of STOTT PILATES matwork and intervals of cardio, this class focuses on keeping your heart rate up and stimulating your metabolism (10 students maximum).
Flex: This class works to help you build muscle and endurance by incorporating the stability ball, BOSU, and weights (10 students maximum).
Kinetic energy reigns supreme at Creative Motion Chicago. Whether it’s the slow, deliberate movements unfolding in a Vinyasa yoga class or the rhythmic hip shaking in the Dance Diva class, movement is the marquee here. The passionate instructors, from certified yoga teachers to jazz dancers and former U.S.O. performers, lead the classes with zest and foster a strong community vibe within a positive studio environment. There are numerous yoga classes to choose from, including yoga basics and Vinyasa Glow, which takes place in a candle-lit studio where stress falls away like lemmings from a slippery cliff. A variety of fitness classes are offered, including barre, pilates, and piloxing, which promote muscle sculpting, core strengthening and toning. Ab-focused cardio and Zumba classes incorporate dance and fitness into fun, engaging classes that encourage slimmer waistlines and active feet. Creative Motion Chicago is located right off the brown line for an easy commute.
Pilates at Quads' head instructor, Cathern Vaccaro, earned her Romana's certification after 600 hours of apprenticeship, instructional seminars, and written exams, which proved her meticulous knowledge of the muscle-elongating exercise. Prior to her immersion in Pilates, Vaccaro taught dance for 20 years, also leading injury and surgery rehabilitation workouts. During intense group and private classes, Vaccaro emphasizes the mental and physical work that builds longer, leaner muscles and powerful cores ready to compete in international hula-hoop tournaments. The teacher’s passion for excellence comes across in her strict limit of four students per workshop, rooms stocked with Gratz machines, and forearm tattoos of famous motivational speakers.
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The warm sands of North Avenue Beach make up the classroom floor of Sun & Moon Yoga, and the crashing waves of Lake Michigan serve as the soundtrack. Throughout the summer, certified yoga instructors lead students of all experience levels through Vinyasa-style yoga techniques, away from bikers, beach-goers, and running teams of David Hasselhoff impersonators. In addition to yoga classes, the studio hosts clinics, including specialty yoga classes geared toward runners and volleyball players.
For a more energized version of mind, body, and soul, check out Chicago's Webster Pilates and Wellness Collective.
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Bring the whole family to this studio, where kiddos are welcomed with open arms.
Parking is plentiful, so visitors can feel free to bring their vehicles.
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