Sana Vita Studio

Sana Vita Studio

5.0 (1)
Best of 2022
13 employees
18 years in business

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Sana Vita Studio's mission is to transform your mind and body and facilitate a change in individual health through Yoga, Pilates, Bodhi and Yamuna Body Rolling training by giving you a powerful long-term plan to optimize your health and fitness. We achieve this goal by providing a professional inviting, invigorating, results-driven environment for you to receive safe and effective conditioning. We want to help you discover your inner athlete! As instructors, we are always analyzing body movement and reworking components to make it function properly. Just like a mechanical engineer might work on a car engine, our instructors work on the human body. We provide intelligent, research based training. When you leave our studio you should have a smile on your face and a skip in your step. Our goal is to help you become your best self and live a magnificent life! We also encourage a wellness lifestyle, which means living in a way which nurtures one's own potential for health and well-being. Aging is a fact, but remaining fit permits you to optimize your body’s complete potential. There is a stage-level progression we teach which offers magnificent and life-altering results. If you are eager to modify your lifestyle or exercise habits, change your body, change how you move, change the way you feel or how you experience life, contact our studio. We would love to share the science of hope through our exercise techniques with you.

As Owner of Sana Vita Studio, I am passionate about working with individuals of all ages and fitness levels to help you reach your potential. My Master’s degree in Exercise Science and my knowledge base in anatomy and biomechanics assist me in assessing clients I work with. I believe it is essential for my clients to aspire for consistent progress, not perfection. My greatest desire is Sana Vita Studio will be a haven for clientele devoted to life-long physical health.

I was bit by the "Pilates bug:" This is precisely how I discovered this career. I was a dedicated client who witnessed a complete transformation of both my mind and body by Pilates. I wanted to be an instructor, then sought to open my own studio and now, together with a team of talented, passionate, like-minded instructors, Sana Vita has grown into the studio it is today.

In private sessions, we will focus on the specific exercises you need to complete in order to reach your goals. I have experienced great success with my clients because I address their concerns. It’s not about what I want for clients; it’s about what clients want for themselves. I am just your educator. My training methods are systematic and I am dedicated to clients leaving an individual session feeling a sense of accomplishment, with exuberance and willing to return for the next challenge. I’m resolute in giving clients a tailor-made training program where they will achieve results, and avoid the pitfalls of becoming discouraged. I concentrate on this aspect of private sessions.

With extensive experience in both clinical and fitness settings, my expertise includes working in cardiac rehabilitation at several Chicago hospitals and personal training. I have delivered lectures on various health and fitness related topics for numerous corporations in the Chicago area. I enrolled in an apprenticeship program in 2000 to receive my Classical Pilates Method Certification and I am deeply committed to the philosophy conceived by Joseph Pilates and the power and the depth of the method he originally developed. I teach both Ashtanga and Hatha yoga and find yoga brings qualities of clarity, mindfulness and peace into our lives. I am committed to empowering women and have worked with women who suffer from eating disorders, assisting them in enhancing their body image and self-esteem, while focusing on internally motivated, empowering approaches to eating and exercise.

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Chicago, IL 60642
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  • Kim Anderson

    I have had Pilates classes with most if not all of the instructors at Sana Vita and have found all of them to be thorough, articulate, motivating, and highly knowledgeable. I learned something with each class and came away just sore enough to know I'd done something good for my body. Love this place.


What is your typical process for working with a new student?

What makes Sana Vita Studio unique is our ability to develop an Optimal & Efficient Strategy before strengthening. When the body recognizes instability it will create more restrictions and tightness to guard against a movement. Don't confuse sensation (how hard an exercise feels) with effectiveness. The best athletes are not the strongest but are the ones who have the most optimal and efficient movement patterns. We will help you create your most optimal and efficient posture, breathing, and core stabilization strategy. This will improve your overall posture and movement patterns. The science is clear: our body's movement can change our inner state. Beyond just a strong and defined body, intelligent movement gives us a medium with which to create a better version of ourselves.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

Masters Degree in Exercise Science and Cardiac Rehabilitation. Pilates, Yoga and Yamuna Body Rolling Certifications.