SUP Pilates at Montrose Beach
Experience the best of both worlds: the strength and grace of Pilates, with the tranquility of the Lake Michigan!
Center For Movement, Chicago's only Fletcher Pilates® Movement Studio
and Teacher Training Center is taking their work to the lake on Stand
Up Paddleboards with Kayak Chicago. These boards (also called SUPs) are
the latest fitness sensation and fastest growing water-sport across the
globe. Stand Up Paddling originated in Hawaii and mixes the traditional
Polynesian outrigger canoe paddling with surfing. Add the principles of
Fletcher Pilates® to the mix and the result is a wonderful combination
of strength, stability and cardiovascular benefits. Classes run
July - September
HERE IS WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:
- From Montrose Ave, turn RIGHT on Montrose Harbor Dr and you will see
the Kayak Chicago sign on the left side in about 1 block. There is an
abundance of free street parking. Walk towards The Dock
restaurant and you will find the Kayak Chicago beach shack.
There are lockers on the beach that you can pay to rent. Or Kayak
Chicago has cubby holes behind the counter and they will store your
belongings at no charge while you are paddleboarding.
BATHROOMS/FOOD- There are clean bathrooms on the beach and a cafe called The Dock.
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intense Pilates program that will result in lost inches, strength gains
and inproved posture. With the personalized attention of a small group
setting, brides-to-be will transform to a new level of elegance and
beauty for the big day and beyond! Classes meets 3x/week for 6 weeks -
participants can choose from morning or evening sessions.
Through assisted backbends and supported abdominal exercises, this
class will help you develop greater spinal flexibility and abdominal
control as well as improve overall body tone and ease of movement.
A comprehensive movement experience incorporating the innovative
Fletcher Towelwork, Percussive Breath Technique and Fletcher Floorwork
developed by Pilates Master Ron Fletcher. This class emphasizes the
connection between body mind breath and spirit.
Improve your posture through this full body Fletcher workout. Stretch
and tone your lower body with our Fletcher Barre program, then open
your chest, stretch your back and improve overall upper body strength
with Fletcher Towelwork.
Advanced Pilates Mat
This brisk paced, up-tempo mat class advances you to the next level of
mastering the subtle complexities of the pilates work, enabling you to
flow more gracefully from one movement to the next while increasing
stamina, strength and coordination.
Pre-requisite permission from instructor.
Helios Healthy Moms Program
Helios Healthy Mom’s Program is designed to specifically address the
needs of women contemplating pregnancy, during pregnancy and
postpartum. Our staff is composed of Fletcher Pilates® Teachers who are
also certified in Perinatal Fitness through Healthy Mom’s® LLC. We are
dedicated to supporting our students through this wonderful season of
Exercise before, during and after
pregnancy will help you look and feel great! Many moms report that the
most valuable part of the program is the friendship and support of the
mom’s they meet.
Our pre-natal program focuses on
breath, posture, pelvic floor support and supportive upper and lower
body conditioning throughout your pregnancy.
Return To Life
Our postpartum "ab-rehab" program focuses primarily on
reconditioning the abdominal, pelvic floor and postural muscles,
post-pregnancy. Classes are designed to help new moms re-enter the
world of fitness at a safe, yet challenging pace.
Helios Running Club
Running & Pilates = The Perfect Class! 1x per week
running sessions, combining distance, speed and plyometric work to
improve technique and overall performance.
Program: Post-run pilates program, combining multiplanar movement to
counter the linear movement of running. Hips, hamstrings, ankle
flexibility and ROM, and scapular stability will be the main focus of
each session to improve upon these common trouble areas for runners.
On a Roll
A Fletcher Pilates conditioning class working with the Hard Roller.
Learn to hone your balance skills while you tone your belly! This class
explores many of the skills necessary for success in a Fletcher Pilates
Spine corrector class, while offering new challenges to old matwork
Using the Fletcher Barre work, Fletcher Spine Corrector work and small
weights, this toning class is sure to help you meet your "sculpting
All of the benefits of a traditional calisthenics workout, but with the
added bonus of Pilates inspired form. This class will challenge your
strength training with a total body workout that is designed to tone
the upper body with small weights and lower body with body weight and
band resistance exercises.
On the Ball
Challenge your balance, test your core strength and strengthen your
whole body with the use of the stability ball. Then add Fletcher
Towelwork and Magic Circle to the mix and you’ve got a class that is
sure to produce results.