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 creating a new 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. You have to get your joints back to their proper positions with precise movements and stabilizing exercises. The muscles are then able to contract and relax through their entire range of motion. Get your movement in alignment and everything amazingly changes.

Change your words
Change your life

Check out this fantastic video from a marketing firm in the UK. It's called The Power of Words Most people, when they watch it the first time think  "Holy cow, that's so powerful." The human brain is wired for communication. It is our primary survival tool as a group. It's also our primary survival tool to ourselves. We either talk to ourselves or we think to ourselves in images or pictures. What we can all learn from watching the video above is that the repetitive use of words has power in our lives.  Think about the words that you consistently say to yourself and about the changes that you're trying to make in your life.

Private Lessons and Group Classes guaranteeing remarkable results:
Pilates Reformer & Mat
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, with proven results. 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.

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This year is filled with endless possibilities...

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

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!


The goal and passion of My Fit Foods is to help you create a habit of healthy eating. Whether you have a specific health or fitness goal, obstacle or food allergy...eating healthy should be easy.

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.

Their dedicated culinary team of chefs and dietitians do all the cooking and prep work for you. Allowing you to quickly reach your goals in the most delicious way - without even feeling like you're on a diet. With more than 60 delicious, nutritious dishes to choose from, you really can make this the year you lose weight and keep it off. Pop by one of there 80 stores to grab breakfast, lunch or dinner to go. They also deliver!

Stop by the studio to get a coupon for $25 off of 3 days worth of food at My Fit Foods!

Need some help with your diet? Check out our Nutritional Coaching page to setup an appointment with our nutritional coach Kelli Bonomo.

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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.

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