Pilates was developed by Joseph Pilates and is an amazing fitness format that can help build muscle strength, balance, coordination, help alleviate chronic pain, prevent injury and much more! Learn more about some of our trainers below and visit the Pilates studio today!
Health and fitness have always been a core component of Marjorie’s life and she is happiest when she can inspire others to lead and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Marjorie has over 30 years of experience in group fitness/personal training in cycling, cardio aqua, barre and strength formats. She also specializes in programs for women, perinatal & senior populations. Come join Marjorie’s group apparatus in the Pilates studio every Tuesday at 9 AM or schedule for a duet or private training session!
From ballet and tap dancing to biking, swimming, water skiing, and horseback riding, Jill has done it all! Jill is a Milwaukee native who spent 20 years in Miami before moving to Chicago in the 1990’s. She has always been active. After moving to Chicago, Jill was introduced to Pilates, which is now her fitness focus. She is especially enthusiastic and passionate about Pilates because it makes her feel longer and stronger and encourages her to “keep moving forward!” Jill currently teaches a group apparatus class at 10 AM on Monday mornings and is also available for private sessions at FFC Gold Coast.
Gavin is from the Bay Area in California. Aside from Pilates, he is also a master trainer, group fitness instructor, and swim coach for FFC, so you can train with him all over the club! Before working at FFC, he taught English language and performed in plays, musicals and improv around the world. Gavin is, by far, one of our most entertaining Pilates instructors!
Gavin is also able to relate to gym members on a very personal level since he has lost a considerable amount of weight. He understands, first-hand, the challenges faced during any fitness journey. A huge part of any fitness journey is remaining injury-free. Gavin loves Pilates because it teaches him more about strengths (and how to improve them), and our weaknesses (and how to minimize them). Using Pilates to learn about his own strengths and weaknesses has aided in Gavin’s newest fitness love – triathlons! Gavin teaches at 11 AM on Saturday mornings at FFC Gold Coast.