1357 W Grand Avenue | Chicago, IL 60642

312-829-VITA (8482)

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Chicago Pilates & Yoga Studio

The year starts off for many with the resolution of losing weight and getting healthy. The intention is great as you are looking at improving your health for the New Year but do you know what to do to make that resolution come true?

Sana Vita Studio's mission is to help you improve your relationship with your body through Yoga, Pilates and Yamuna Body Rolling training by giving you a powerful long term plan to optimize your health and fitness. We do this by providing an inviting, energizing, results driven environment for you to receive safe and effective conditioning. We also encourage a wellness lifestyle, which means living in a way that nurtures one's own potential for health and well-being. There is a progression that we teach that offers tremendous results. If you're interested in changing your habits, changing your body, changing how you move, how you feel, how you experience life, give us a call. We would love to share the science of hope with you.

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 Fitness Category. Winner 2012 & 2013 Best of Chicago Award.

There is no substitute for strength...
You have to first move well, then move often

The key to long-term success is having a well laid out plan to optimize your health. You will forge a meaningful connection with us as a coach or mentor because we want to help impact your life in a powerful way. Together we can create an optimal plan for you to stay motivated and engaged for the long haul.

Mindful movement is an intelligent movement practice where you as the student are required to be aware of your movements and corrects errors. We use our senses and perceptions to inform our future actions, perfecting our movements for efficiency, strength and flexibility.The real question is, do you pay attention.  We are here to push you to further your body awareness, keep you focused and help you hone your mindful mover skills.

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

Changing your mindset–this is the most important step.
 It begins with a simple understanding:
  If I am in pain, then the way I have been moving is not good for me. 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. Our focus is on achieving high quality movement that is pain-free, safe and creates a fully functional body.  Get your movement in alignment and everything amazingly changes.

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

Private Lessons and Group Classes guaranteeing remarkable results:

Pilates Reformer & Mat
Pilates Prenatal Reformer  
Power Yoga
Prenatal Yoga  
Yamuna Body Rolling

What Do You Really Want?

You say you want "core strength" but actually do you want to feel tight and toned in your stomach area?
Are you wanting to be ‘toned’ or would you like to create more proportion in your body?
Do you want more ‘flexibility’ or to not feel like your age is creeping up on you?
Are you wanting to ‘get fit’
or be able to walk up a flight of stairs without getting winded?

We can help you with any goals!

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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We are giving away 3 passes for a Free‬ Pilates‬ Equipment Class for you and 2 of your friends.

Sana Vita Sudio sweepstakes

Sweepstakes‬ ends Friday, August 15th. Drawing is August 16th. Limit one entry per email address per day. Enter each day to increase your chances of winning. Enter Here!

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A 200 pound door fell on me. I had 4 herniated discs, 2 in my neck and 2 in my lower back. I was prescribed pain medications and regularly attended physical therapy for 4 months with no improvement. I decided to take the situation into my own hands...I found Sana Vita Studio. After 5 months, I am medication free and no longer need surgery for my lower back. I feel just great! Pilates change my life! I will keep going to the studio for many, many years.
                                                ~ Susan Ibitiz

All the instructors (love Pamela) are amazing and supportive; they know each person who comes in by name, as well as their unique physical limitations, strengths, and weaknesses. They always make classes both fun and challenging.  I would recommend this studio to anyone who is serious about their health and wellness.
                                                 ~ Jill Bonfiglio

I'm addicted! I live in Old town and would drive another fifty miles to go to Sana Vita Studio. I started Pilates about 5 yrs ago. I started with privates with Marilyn. I had tendinitis of elbows. Pilates works wonders! I now enjoy reformer, mat and jump board classes. Great place if you are beginner or advanced. Sana Vita is VERY WELCOMING!
                                                 ~ Julie Pelter

If there was a button for Love,         I would choose that instead of like. I totally love this place. Amazing, pleasant, professional, and knowledgeable owner and staff. Chicago needs more Sana Vita.
                                                 ~ Faith Ridge

There is no more powerful or challenging change you can make in your life than looking at how you think. It's a choice and every single choice creates a new future.

What are your priorities? Are your behaviors in line with them? We can help you align your words and actions. Fitness is easy when it resonates with your life; it's impossible when it conflicts with your life.

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.

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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.

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.


Sana Vita Studio is looking for a new Pilates staff member! Please share this to anyone you know who may be interested! http://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/spa/4806893680.html

Kelli Bonomo, our nutritional coach, was recently on HLN, CNN's health network, talking about her experience with overcoming yo-yo dieting. Yo-yo diet no more with Kelli. Check out her video below and learn more about her coaching packages here.

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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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