1357 W Grand Avenue | Chicago, IL 60642

312-829-VITA (8482)

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Chicago Pilates & Yoga Studio

Winner Today's Chicago Woman Magazine
Readers' Choice: "Best of Chicago"
Best Pilates/Yoga Studio

Winner Best of City Search 2010
Top Five Chicago Pilates Studio

Winner Best of City Search 2013
Top Ten Chicago Pilates Studio

The Chicago Award Program selected Sana Vita Studio for 2 consecutive years "Best of Chicago" in the Fitness Category. Winner 2012 and 2013 Best of Chicago Award.

At Sana Vita Studio we consider the smallest detail when it comes to the satisfaction of our clients and to our impact on the environment. We use recycled paper products, keep our office paper use extremely low, and recycle the paper that we do use. We also make our own environmentally safe cleaning products for use on all mats and equipment.

        "Physical fitness is the first requisite of happiness", Joseph Pilates

Now…are you ready to change how you move?
 Great! The first step is to change your mindset–this is the most important step.
 The path to quality, pain-free movement begins by changing your mindset around how you move. It begins with a simple understanding:
If I am in pain, then the way I have been moving is not good for me. If I want to feel better, I must change the way that I move. This change begins by no longer buying into the self-limiting beliefs that your pain is caused by your age. It is not. The pain is caused by your movement choices. Get your movement in alignment and everything changes.

"One of the wonders of the world," Joseph Pilates says in an interview from 1961, "is that people give their wonderful, complex bodies less consideration than they show their automobiles. Cars can be replaced but your body is the only one you'll have."

“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” - Benjamin Franklin

Private Lessons and Group Classes in:
Pilates Reformer & Mat
Boot Camp
Pilates Prenatal Reformer  
Prenatal Yoga  
Yamuna Body Rolling

Nestled between the hot West Loop and East Village neighborhoods. People in Chicago searching for Pilates and Yoga private lessons and group classes have discovered a true gem. Owner Marilyn D'Andrea opened Sana Vita Studio Pilates and Yoga in June 2004. We have created a beautifully serene and unintimidating environment for providing high quality bodywork for people of all ages and physical condition.

Therapeutic Bodywork: The key to reducing pain is getting your bones back into alignment. You do that by working on improving your strength, flexibility and manually releasing tight tissue. The pain you are experiencing is your body's way of letting you know that you are out of alignment. This is not a massage but so much more. Massage alone offers relaxation of muscular tension, though it often only provides short-term relief. This is because underlying tension and restriction in muscle and connective tissue has not been thoroughly released. Our therapeutic Bodyworker will assess your body and make specific recommendations that will enhance your workout experience.

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The year is filled
with endless possibilities...

Become the person you were always 
meant to be, you owe that to yourself. 

To have your best year, you need to have clarity on what you want to create and a clear set of strategies on how to achieve it. This will take more than a few weeks to get from where you are now to where you want to be. Think about what you "want" to do and not just what you "should" do.  Change is a scary thing. It often brings with it some emotional processes. However, If you find the deep desire to change, you have made the first step toward fundamentally changing your life. No matter what you do, or how hard you try, you will never under any circumstances be that person over there. So why are you comparing yourself to them? Uncover your individual needs and satisfy them…not someone else’s. We at Sana Vita Studio can help you reach your goals but we do not promise a quick fix. It's going to take some time and effort on your part but we will help you every step of the way.

When clients ask our advice about getting fit our number one response is “Love what you got!” It takes all kinds of bodies to rock the world and we need to appreciate the special challenges of each. All metabolisms are NOT created equal.  No one is as critical of you as you are of yourself. It’s important to remind yourself that everyone is in class hoping to get healthier and stronger. You can’t change the length of your limbs or the shape of your bones. You can however, use nutrition and exercise to affect how much body fat or muscle you have.

Are you tired of exercise programs that just don’t work? Give us 55 minutes 2x per week and we'll give you the health & fitness level you have always wanted. It's never too late to get in shape for life. And, most importantly, people who exercise simply live longer than people who don't. We offer sustainable exercise for pain-free health and longevity. As Joseph Pilates once said, "A man is as old as his spine is flexible. If your spine is inflexibly stiff at 30 you are old; if it is completely flexible at 60, you are young."

If you always do what interests you, at least one person will be pleased!

Try our 30 Day Unlimited Classes. Purchase this package here and then try the 21 day challenge below!

21 Day Challenge

The goal and passion of "My Fit Foods" is to help you create a habit of healthy eating, while educating you on the importance of this habit in your daily life. Whether you have a specific health or fitness goal, obstacle or food allergy...eating healthy should be easy. Many of us are aware of the importance of healthy eating, but it just isn't convenient to prepare all of your own meals. Don't forget to mention Sana Vita Studio and get a meal for free!
The nutritionists at "My Fit Foods" can explain how easy it can be with their 21 Day Challenge.
You can email us if you would like to setup a free consultation with one of the nutritionists.

All foods are nutrient dense, lean, low glycemic, and heart healthy! "My Fit Foods" are perfectly proportioned meals available in small, medium and large sizes, made daily with the freshest ingredients. Unhealthy fats, gluten, sodium, and sugar are kept to a minimum, while flavor is maximized with antioxidant rich herbs and spices. You never knew healthy tasted this good. 

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Happy Spring Equinox 2014!! Become the person you were always meant to be, you owe that to yourself.

Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.
- Henry Ford

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Listen to the radio interview featuring Marilyn D'Andrea, owner of Sana Vita Studio, on David Rothstein's The Wedding 101 Radio Show.

Marilyn talks about the benefits of Pilates to your mind and body, as well as other methods practiced at Sana Vita Studio. If you are thinking about taking private lessons or classes at Sana Vita Studio this interview is a great resource, because Marilyn explains what you will experience on your first visit.

Pilates & Yoga will enhance mental concentration, improve energy levels and strengthen your ability to cope with stress. How we handle stress is so very important as we never know what life may put in our path. Watch this inspirational video to see how Janine Shepherd dealt with her pain and personal tragedy.

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