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Pilates 

“Pilates above all improves your posture. It’s an exercise program methodology that is meant to improve your every day movements & overall body functioning.”  

    -Chrissy

Comprehensive Certified Pilates Instructor & Studio Owner - (20 yrs)
Certified Personal Trainer - (21 yrs)
Reiki Certified Practitioner - (14 yrs)
Meditation Coach - (16 yrs)
The Pilates Method

 “A few well-designed movements, properly performed in a balanced sequence, are worth hours of doing sloppy calisthenics or forced contortion.”                           ~  Joseph H. Pilates

 

Chrissy Sahlas has over 20 years of experience teaching the Pilates Method. She is trained with industry leaders in both classical & contemporary/evolve methods of work. As a studio owner, instructor & student, she has worked with many different bodies, fitness levels & ages. She is committed in helping others strengthen their body, recover from injury, improve their bodies' performance, and gain a "new body awareness".  

For 20 years her studio continues to offer an inspiring environment for instruction on mat & apparatus- based classical pilates.  Workouts are always tailored to each individual's goals & ability based on The Pilates Method, adhering closely to the spirit & goals of Joseph H. Pilates' work. ​She continues to work & learn from the very best in the industry for classical pilates method.  She holds her comprehensive pilates certification and is a Certified Personal Trainer who possesses several accreditations in the area of coaching & fitness. She fuses her knowledge of kinetics & physiology into her sessions, resulting in greater understanding of each client's challenges & potential.  Working with her in her studio, there is something for everyone. She offers her individual & group pilates sessions in both her new studio location @ 111 N. Addison Ave, Suite 208, Elmhurst, as well as her online virtual studio.

A little about Joseph Pilates, the creator of this method of fitness with the purpose of conditioning both the mind & body.  He named this work  "Contrology".  Joe was born near Düsseldorf, Germany in 1880, at 14 he was modeling for anatomy books. His father is believed to have been a gymnast, and his mother a naturopath.  His exercises included abdominal work, leg and arm work, balancing exercises, and spinal movements in all planes: flexion, extension, side bending, and rotation, as they were based on the German gymnastics Joe learned as a child. It is said that he taught his method to others during WWII at an internment camp and thus they survived the 1918 flu pandemic due to their good physical shape. This work has now since been known as "pilates". 


 "your mind controls the body".  Joseph H. Pilates 
            1883-1967  

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