Pure Pilates Chicago is an authentic, Classical Pilates Studio where all the teachers are certified through Romana’s Pilates. Romana was the women to whom Joe Pilates left his work. We are not a cue and go studio. We work with the body in front of us and 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.
We are in a mission to help our students feel and function better by helping them gain stretch, strength and control. Maintaining the integrity of the Pilates work is why our students improve and keep coming back!
I previously studied ballet for over 20 years training at the pre-professional levels at the School of American Ballet and American Ballet Theatre in New York City for three summers. In continuing ballet into my early 30’s, I had become more aware of the harsh physical impact that ballet was having on my body. Therefore, in being an athlete my entire life, it was important for me to find a new low-impact physical activity that would maintain my muscle strength and endurance. I am grateful that a ballet friend recommended I reach out to Kym for Pilates back in October of 2015. I was optimistic when I discovered that Kym had been trained in the Classical Romana’s Pilates method, as a high level and quality of instruction was extremely important to me. My first beginning Pilates class with Kym was encouraging. Kym took the time to explain each movement along with the proper placement and offered modifications as needed if I was unable to perform certain skills. I never felt awkward or overwhelmed as Kym has a warm and welcoming teaching style. Due to Kym’s expertise, attention to detail, and straight forward instruction she is able to advise clients with modifications appropriate to their ability regardless of whether you are a beginner, intermediate, or advanced student. As a result of small class sizes, each individual receives adequate instruction and attention to ensure proper technique and alignment. Kym focuses on each individual’s weaknesses to help improve strength and flexibility. Since beginning Pilates 4 years ago, I have regularly taken 2 to 3 Pilates classes per week and feel strong and toned. Kym is a fantastic instructor and I recommend her without reservation!
I started Pilates almost seven years ago. I tried a few studios but found the discipline of Kym’s classes to be refreshing and the results of hard work were encouraging. I’ve taken mat classes and am now also working on tower. Kym is fun and firm at the same time, and makes me want to bring my best effort forward for each minute of class. Kym's classes (initially mat, and then Tower) helped me to get back into shape after having my first child and stay in shape through my second pregnancy. Her teaching and mindful cues are right on point, make me actually think about every part of body that we are working on, and have guided me to dig into core work with results like no other kind of exercise. I have tried several different types of classes and workouts but haven't stuck with anything else as long or with the consistency that I've attended Kym's classes!
We have our new students come in for and Intro/Success Session which includes 3 parts:
1. We talk in person or on the phone about YOU and your body and goals.
2. You workout in and individualized private lesson.
3. We sit down and review your goals and give you a plan to succeed. We discuss how you can move forward using our services if we are the right fit.
Romana’s Pilates is a rigorous, training program that takes about 2 years to complete. All our instructors have various backgrounds and experiences which you can read about on our website.