Our Services

We offer Pilates Equipment training in a small group setting, max of 4 people, as well as private instruction. We also hold classes and workshops in other mind-body specializations.

While Pilates is excellent cross-conditioning for athletes of all ages, a number of our clients have sought us out after therapy or in conjunction with physical therapy or chiropractic care.  We’re very familiar in dealing with post-injury and post natal populations, and those who are motivated to improve core strength and maintaining good habits of posture – for life!

We’re here to partner with you in advancing your health and fitness.  For that reason, the Pilates sessions we offer are infused with a range of other disciplines and methods that enhance learning and coaching alike.

Our aim is to help you improve your quality of life through a dedicated movement practice. We want each and every client to find the road toward their optimal selves. And, we carry out this mission with care, creativity, and playful humor.

We strive to achieve the goal Joseph Pilates had in mind for his method:  to “develop the body uniformly, correct posture, restore vitality, invigorate the mind and elevate the spirit.”

We look forward to meeting you in the studio!

New Client Deals

Get the most out of your Pilates practice! Choose one of 2 *Introductory options.

Group Reformer Classes

EmbodyMovement_2011_0028Our Group Reformer classes are listed in the online schedule and have no more than 4 people max. This environment creates a community of camaraderie, and allows for instructor guidance in an intimate group setting so you still receive individual attention.  Train the body, align the back and neck, and challenge the deep core and balance. The studio equipment utilizes spring tension which offers the ability to challenge the body in resistance, while also providing support as you become proficient with the movements.

Reformer Intro Level Class

Perfect for those new to Pilates and have completed the Beginner Getting Started series, as well as those returning to Pilates practice from a break.  Your instructor will lead you through an in-depth series of Pilates Reformer Level I Exercises.  The class covers the integral nature of movement and breath while also introducing you to the Level I work.  You will learn core Fundamentals and how to apply these to your workout.  In the weeks that follow, as you become familiar with the base, you gradually broaden your Reformer repertoire, deepening the work in your core, and the understanding of applying that to movement in and outside of class.

Reformer Mixed Level Class

Mixed Level is for those who are well acquainted with the Pilates reformer and familiar with body alignment and the terminology used during a Pilates workout. Individuals should also be able to keep up with the pace and tempo of a class setting.

Experience Level

*Pre-requisite to joining a group class is the completion of either the Getting Started Private Package of 3 private sessions, or the Getting Started Intro Group Reformer series, so that you learn the proper breathing, alignment and are oriented to the equipment.

Semi-Private Sessions

Partner with a friend or family member and keep yourself motivated!  Semi-private sessions (also referred to as Duets) are a great way to share Pilates with a work out “buddy.”  Ideally each person in the Duet will have completed their First Visit Consultation. While you will be working out together, it’s still important for our instructors to establish individualized health history and goals that will be programmed into the session.  By the way, Pilates was created by a man, originally for men – so it’s a great workout for them too!

As with Private Sessions, Duets can include the use of all Pilates equipment, mat and other props for challenging strength and coordination.  Work outs may include interactive challenges between you and your partner, or depending on your experience level and skill – each person may be working on different pieces of equipment.  You get to share your workout time with a friend, with personalized attention, in a cost-effective option.

Private Sessions

These sessions are tailored to your needs and your specific rehabilitative, sport or fitness goals. A Private is One Teacher with One Student.  There may be more than one private session occurring in the studio at any given time.

Learn proper breathing, spinal alignment, mental focus, and body control. Sessions can include all Pilates equipment, also referred to as “apparatus”, as well as mat and other props for challenging strength and coordination.

Group Mat / Custom Class

Have your own group of 4 or more people?  Ask us about availability to set up your private group mat class!  Group Mat classes can be offered in periods of 6- or 10-week plans. We can set it up for Beginners or multi-level experience; or customize for Runners, Golfers, or your particular sport.

Movement Training and Disciplines

Here are some of the major influences from the movement education industry that infuse and enhance our teaching at Embody Movement Pilates Studio.


The Franklin Method®

The Franklin Method uses dynamic imagery, anatomical embodiment and educational skills to create positive change in your body and mind.  One of the greatest discoveries of the 21st century is the plasticity of the brain; that the lives we live shape the brain we develop.

The Franklin Method teaches dynamic alignment and how to move your body with maximum efficiency to keep your body youthful and energized. Your whole body is part of a symphony of coordinated movement. In a sense, your posture is reinvented at every instant. In every moment, the ideal combination of limbs, joints, gravity, moving parts, connective tissue, and muscle must be found and directed by your brain and nervous system.

This method follows the wisdom: “it starts with the knowledge that we have the power to change” is one reason it dovetails so well with the Pilates philosophy of the mind-body connection.

The Franklin Method

The MELT Method®

New research has revealed the missing link to pain-free living: a balanced nervous system and healthy connective tissue. These two components work together to provide your body support and optimal mind-body communication. MELT directly addresses these two systems of your body.  The ultimate goal of MELT is to improve your body’s ability to restore balance and repair itself, which can create remarkable, lasting changes. MELT is a self-treatment technique to address your fascia. Actively decrease stuck stress daily so it doesn’t accumulate and cause symptoms that sap your vitality and energy.

Check the online schedule for the latest workshops and classes.

The MELT Method

Barefoot Training

One of the hottest buzzwords currently in the health and fitness industry is “barefoot training.”  With the foot as the only contact point between the body and the ground, this complex structure plays a critical role in the way in which our body stabilizes during dynamic movement.

The Evidence Based Fitness Academy is an educational institution that is dedicated to changing the way the health and fitness industry look at foot & ankle function, human movement and barefoot science.  The Barefoot Training Specialist® Program presents the latest research as it relates to restoring foot function, corrective exercise and athletic performance.  Barefoot training can change foot structure, improve neuromuscular activation patterns and reinforce integrated movement patterns of the lower extremity.

In Pilates, we train essentially barefoot (or at least donned with socks) in order to observe the body’s compensatory strategies in dealing with gravity, force and tension.  It’s amazing how much can be corrected when you begin with the foundation at our base.

Barefoot Training Specialist



Brand new to Pilates? Please take a look at the 2 Getting Started Intro Options
All sessions are 55 minutes unless otherwise indicated.

Request Appointments on-line below,  e-mail, or call (630) 481-6367.


becky1-189x300Group Reformer Sessions*

Our small Group Reformer Classes have a max of 4 students.

*Pre-requisite to joining a group class is the completion of either the Getting Started Private Package of 3 private sessions, or the Getting Started Intro Group Reformer series, so that you learn the proper breathing, alignment and are oriented to the equipment.

Group Class Package 1

  • Attend Reformer Group Class 1x/week
  • Register for a regular weekly day/time (i.e. Tuesdays at 6:30pm)
  • 6 sessions: $180

Group Class Package 2

  • Attend Reformer Group Class 2x/week
  • Register for regular weekly days/times
  • 8 sessions: $200

Inquire by calling 630.481.6367, or Contact us to let us know what times you are interested in seeing added to the schedule

Semi-Private Sessions

“Buddy up” by partnering with a friend or family member to make it a Semi-Private (also called “Duet”) Session and keep yourself motivated!

  • Single Duet Session (per individual): $47.50
  • 6-Session Duet Package (per individual): $240

Private Sessions

Private 1-on-1 sessions are tailored to your needs and your specific rehabilitative, sport or fitness goals in a one-on-one setting.

  • Single Private Session: $75
  • 6-Session Private Package: $420

Group Mat Class

You can start your own group with 4 or more people!  A  6- or 10-week series program can be set up for your group.

Ask us about availability to set up your private group mat class! Contact us for details and sports/recreational programming.

  • Single Class: $18
  • 6-Package Classes: $99
  • 10-Package Classes: $150


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