For those desiring a firm yet flexible body, Pilates is a safe, effective method designed specifically for correcting muscular and skeletal imbalances as well as for preventing injuries. The series of rhythmic exercises promote elongated and toned muscle and assist in improving strength, flexibility and balance.

Developed in the 1920’s by Joseph Pilates, this innovative exercise emphasizes abdominal control and spinal alignment thereby effectively bringing the body to improved posture. By creating more body awareness from within, this unique exercise technique focuses on controlled physical and mental conditioning for greater power and flexibility. In a word, Pilates has been “rediscovered” by the athletic community since it offers one of the more optimum methods for conditioning the body. Comprised of over 500 miscellaneous movements performed on specialized equipment, Pilates is designed to stretch and tone muscles while eliminating tension and strain from joints. The inspiring result is an increase in strength, grace, energy and flexibility.

Long utilized by physical therapists, Pilates instruction is taught by extensively trained individuals who have completed far-reaching preparation and training. Pilates involves both apparatus and mat exercise and can begin with either mat classes or apparatus sessions. The Pilates method is practiced through the use of spring resistant machines and through a series of floor exercises designed to use the body’s power. All private exercise sessions and classes are individually designed and personally supervised by a certified professional instructor.

  • Ages 13+ All Skill Levels
  • Private Lesson Class Time: 45 min


Lauren Fonseca

Growing up a ballet dancer it was a natural progression that led Lauren Fonseca to the world of Pilates. Lauren was introduced to Pilates at the early age of thirteen and throughout the years continued to use it as a helpful tool in her pursuit of a professional dance career. While dancing at The Joffrey Ballet and American Ballet Theatre, Lauren also came to rely on Pilates as a way of preventing and rehabilitating her many injuries. After  receiving her Pilates certification through the Physical Mind Institute in 2002, Lauren began teaching in Chicago as well as several studios on the North Shore. Five years later she moved to New York City where she continued to teach and hone her craft at two of the most reputable Pilates studios in Manhattan. While in NY Lauren was introduced to gyrotonic exercise and began studying under master trainer Billy Macagnone. Upon returning to Chicago four years later, Lauren completed her gyrotonic training with master trainer Alysa Seim and is now a certified instructor.

about the private lesson

Clients will get a 45 minute virtual private lesson via Zoom for $40.

Please fill out the contact form below to schedule the lesson.

Lauren will get back to you with final details. Payment options are flexible, but Venmo and Quickpay are preferred.

Venmo: @Lauren-Fonseca-3
Chase Quickpay: laurenf78@gmail.com


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