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Pilates Mat Classes at Chicago Athletic Clubs

Developed by Joseph H. Pilates in the 1920s, Pilates is a system of exercise that targets the deep muscles of the abdominals and spine to strengthen your body from the inside out. Our Chicago Athletic Clubs Pilates Mat classes offer the many benefits of traditional Pilates sessions without the extensive equipment. Our Pilates instructors will guide you through these movements and help you find any modifications you may need. Lengthen and tone your muscles with these Chicago Pilates group fitness classes, designed to help develop a longer, leaner you. 

Chicago Pilates Classes and Studios

Our Pilates Mat classes are available at all of our Chicago gym locations. Thins includes our Chicago Lincoln Square gym, Chicago Bucktown gym, Chicago Lincoln Park gym, Evanston gym, Chicago Lakeview gym, Chicago West Loop gym, and Chicago Wicker Park gym. View our full Pilates classes, times, and details below. For more Pilates in Chicago, you can visit one of our two specialty studios: Studio EAC Pilates in Evanston and Studio 1002 Pilates in Lincoln Park. These studios offer the extensive equipment access for members interested in more traditional Pilates classes. Contact our Pilates experts today to learn more and to get started!

Class Types - Pilates in Chicago

Gentle Pilates

Gentle Pilates is meant for those wanting a slower paced explanation of pilates — those who find benefit from modifications based on physical limitations — and/ or those wanting to better learn the foundations of pilates and its movements. All levels are welcome.

Pilates for Buff Bones®

This is a unique, Pilates-based workout that uses bone strengthening techniques while focusing on alignment and balance. This dynamic class is adaptable for people of all levels, and is also safe for those with osteoporosis.

Pilates Mat

Strengthen, stretch and lengthen your muscles while improving posture and reducing stress and tension. Whether you are a beginner or have participated in many Pilates Mat classes, this class is structured for you. Instructors are prepared to challenge the skill level of each person and will give direction and modifications to ensure that you can work with what feels best.

Pilates Mat (Advanced)

Pilates Mat at a faster pace and fewer explanations of exercise concepts. To attend this class, you should feel confident with your Pilates practice and be familiar with exercise names and mat sequences.

Get the most out of your Pilates workout

  • Please note all classes require reservations. Book your spot on our new mobile app up to 24 hours in advance.
  • Please arrive on time for the warm-up and stay through the entire class.
  • Please inform instructors of any special considerations (pregnancy, diabetes, recent surgery, etc.). CAC recommends a physical examination before undertaking any exercise program.
  • Instructors will be substituted from time-to-time. Any substitutions, deletions or additions to the printed schedules will be posted at the front desk.

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