Pure Pilates Chicago is an authentic, classical Pilates Studio where all our teachers are certified through Romana’s Pilates which takes years to enter then complete.
Romana was the woman to whom Joseph Pilates left his work; so, maintaining the integrity of the work is utmost importance to us. We are not a cue and go studio. We work with the body in front of us and we are on a mission to make sure our students are working correctly and deeply in order to get the most out of their time spent with us so they can feel and function better by gaining stretch, strength and control.
Maintaining the integrity of the Pilates work is why our students improve and keep coming back!
Pure Pilates Chicago, LLC is a small, boutique Classical Pilates Studio where we focus on our students’ needs and goals and help you reach those goals through Private Lessons which can then lead the student into working in our small group classes.
All instructors are certified through Romana’s Pilates. This program has promised to maintain the integrity of Joseph Pilates’ work and takes about 2 years and over 600 apprenticeship hours to complete. All PPC instructors attend continuing education and their own Private Lessons to deepen their practice and share their knowledge with their students.
At PPC, we want our students to work deeply so you get the most out of each exercise and experience Pilates the way Joseph Pilates meant it to be done gaining stretch, strength and therefore control.
Through the exercises, we teach Joseph Pilates’ six principle: Flow, Precision, Breath, Concentration, Centering & Control along with using Intelligence, Imagination and Intuition to provide an effective and invigorating workout.
When our students join our small group classes, they will still receive individual corrections because our classes are very small and private. By the time our students join a class, you know enough about your body and the exercises to constantly scan and make your own corrections leading you to a workout that uses your mind (Concentration) to move from your Powerhouse (Centering) with correct alignment (Precision) and breathing (Breath) using correct transitions (Flow) to gain stretch and strength (Control).
Meet The Team
Pilates has made me feel stronger than I have in years. This sense of physical strength has made me feel more confident in all aspects of my life. Kym pushes me to work hard and her keen awareness of form makes me feel assured that I am working safely.
Carla, Student 6 yrs.
Kym Costa and Pure Pilates are (literally and figuratively) at the core of my health and well-being for well over a decade! I owe much of my good health, strength and mobility to the artistry of Kym, both as an Instructor and as a Pilates expert.
Sonia, Student 19 yrs.
Every Pilates exercise focuses on using your core to power movement in your limbs. Pilates also hits your transverse abdominals, the base ab muscle under your six-pack. Now I have some thanks Kym!
Rick, Student 1yr.