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What is Pilates?

The Pilates Body: it’s not a myth! The Pilates Body is strong, limber, and balanced. If you suffer from chronic back pain, repetitive strain, tight hamstrings, weak abdominals, or just want to improve your quality of life, Pilates is for you.

Pilates will straighten, strengthen, and lengthen your body to help you look better, perform better, and above all, feel better. Advocates of the method have encouraged more and more people to join Pilates classes. In Chicago, FFC has created one of the city’s best programs. It will also help you improve strength and function as you recover from an injury or surgery.

Joseph H. Pilates called his method of exercises “contrology” because he believed that his method uses the mind to control the muscles. Pilates focuses on the core postural muscles that keep the body balanced, and are essential to providing support for the spine. Pilates teaches awareness of breath and alignment, restores muscular balance, and builds strength and flexibility.

Since coming into the spotlight, Pilates has been embraced not only by dancers, but also by professional athletes, performers, and actors. And now, it is here for you.

Our Pilates classes in Chicago are for regular fitness enthusiasts who need a new challenge, “baby boomers” who want to add vitality to their lives, athletes craving core conditioning, “twenty-something’s” desiring resilience, and injured individuals requiring rehabilitation. Discover your Pilates body today.

What results can I expect from Pilates?

  • Flattened stomach
  • Improved posture
  • Compliment to your current exercise program.
  • Toned and tightened muscles without adding bulk.

About your Pilates Session

  • All sessions are by appointment only
  • Wear comfortable clothing
  • Bare feet or clean socks
  • Bring water and a towel

How to get started?

Complimentary 30-minute orientations are available. Contact your Fitness Director to set up a session with an FFC Pilates Instructor for great Pilates classes in Chicago!

Starter Session – $50!
This is a 50-minute session on the Mat and Apparatus with additional goal planning or postural assessment for only $50 – a $35 savings! One time purchase, first time clients only.

FitStart – 3 Sessions $180
Perfect for anyone looking to experience the benefits of Pilates. One time purchase, first time clients only. Can be purchased after Starter Session with Pilates or Senior Trainer only. Private 50-minute sessions.

Group Classes

Group Apparatus Class (3+)

  • 8 Sessions $224
  • 4 Sessions $120
  • 1 Session $35

Specialty Mat Classes

These classes are customized to meet the different needs or skills of our Club members who want to take their Pilates Matwork to the next level. Customized options include Intermediate or Advanced Mat, Mat with Small Props, Mat for Men or Mat for Pregnancy. Classes meet once a week for six weeks, and are 45 minutes in length.
6 Classes $78
1 Session $20

Pilates Trainer Levels

Pilates Trainer: Level One
Pilates Trainer: Level One – Comprehensive studio certified or completing training with less than 2 years of experience.
Sessions 50 Minute   30 Minute   Partner/person  
1 session $85.00 $65.00
3 sessions $249.00 $83.00 $189.00 $63.00
6 sessions $480.00 $80.00 $360.00 $60.00 $360.00 $60.00
12 sessions $930.00 $77.50 $660.00 $55.00 $660.00 $55.00
24 sessions $1,800.00 $75.00 $1,200.00 $50.00
Senior Trainer: Level Two
Senior Trainer: Level Two – Comprehensive studio certified with 2-5 years of experience.
Sessions 50 Minute   30 Minute   Partner/person  
1 session $95.00 $70.00
3 sessions $279.00 $93.00 $204.00 $68.00
6 sessions $540.00 $90.00 $390.00 $65.00 $390.00 $65.00
12 sessions $1,050.00 $87.50 $720.00 $60.00 $720.00 $60.00
24 sessions $2,040.00 $85.00 $1,320.00 $55.00
Master Trainer: Level Three
Master Trainer: Level Three – Comprehensive certified with 5+ years of experience.
Sessions 50 Minute   30 Minute   Partner/person
1 session $105.00 $75.00
3 sessions $309.00 $103.00 $219.00 $73.00
6 sessions $600.00 $100.00 $420.00 $70.00 $420.00 $70.00
12 sessions $1,170.00 $97.50 $780.00 $65.00 $780.00 $65.00
24 sessions $2,280.00 $95.00 $1,440.00 $60.00

Fitness Formula Clubs (FFC) is now enrolling students for the Pilates Teacher Training Program. The apprentice-based program is only offered to a select group of individuals who are looking to gain a comprehensive Pilates education on all Mat and Apparatus within the Classical approach.