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Swan Dive
Phone: (847) 562-0100
3368 Commercial Avenue
Northbrook, IL   60062

Website: http://www.swan-divepilates.com

1 Sports Club
2930 Skokie Valley Rd
Highland Park, IL   60035-1047
2hot yoga&pilates
1500 Old Deerfield Road
Highland Park, IL   60035
Airwolf Martial Arts Academy
474 Central Ave Ste 202
Highland Park, IL   60035-2661
Angela's Fitness
742 Judson Av
Highland Park, IL   60035
Body Evolve Pilates and Physical Therapy
600 Central Ave
Highland Park, IL   60035-3211
Curves For Women
2210 Skokie Valley Rd
Highland Park, IL   60035-1733
Fitness At Port Clinton
1770 1st St
Highland Park, IL   60035
Fitness Plus Inc
2057 Green Bay Road
Highland Park, IL   60035
Go 2 Sell
950 Stonegate Dr
Highland Park, IL   60035
Healing Power Yoga
459 Central Ave
Highland Park, IL   60035
Highland Park Community House
1991 Sheridan Rd
Highland Park, IL   60035-2540
International Exhibits Consulting
3136 Cottonwood Ct
Highland Park, IL   60035
Irina Makkai Classical Ballet School
Highland Park, IL   60035
Pilates Center Of North Shore Inc The
1898 1st St
Highland Park, IL   60035
Recreation Center of Highland Park
1207 Park Ave W
Highland Park, IL   60035-2204
Running Right
1770 First Street
Highland Park, IL   60035
Strength Club & Super Slow Chicago
1884 Sheridan Rd
Highland Park, IL   60035
Warehouse Gym and Boxing the
1546 Old Deerfield Rd
Highland Park, IL   60035-3054

2Hot Yoga&Pilates

Highland Park
1500 Old Deerfield Road Suite 7
(847) 831-YOGA

No worries - yoga, hot yoga, power yoga, chisel yoga and yoga yoga are still considered hot among the lean and mean, but now Pilates shares the glow among North shore fitness freaks. Among the newest hot spots in the North Shore is 2Hot Yoga&Pilates,(click here to see the 2hot studio video) just opened by co-owners Desiree Rijos and Randy Anbar. This studio opened in January is conveniently located in Highland Park, tucked just behind the Jewel and next to Ken's Quick Print.

This yoga and pilates haven combines classes and one-to-one training in a serene setting. Certainly not a gym, the focus here is on detoxification and relaxation. Des and Randy have attended to every detail. The towels smell great, the incense is light and fragrant - there are even a few dressing rooms and soon to come -- massage to continue your relaxation vacation.

An important distinction to 2Hot is the emphasis and commitment to Joseph Pilates' methodology and equipment. Here you will only find machines manufactured by Gratz, the 70 year old company that continues to create in tradition of the original Pilates design with leather straps and wooden carriage. Des and Randy are firm believers that equipment is key to maximum pilates benefits and are proud to offer their clients only the best.

I sampled a vinyasa yoga class with heat (85°) and lost my reformer virginity here and loved it.

The heated yoga studio did it for me. Imagine, in this bone chilling weather you're able to comfortably go barefoot and be scantily clothed while your muscles get warm, loose and limber. I broke a sweat early on and effortlessly made it through a big Evian bottle. When the class was over I felt relaxed, like melted butter. Post shower my skin was pink and especially healthy looking.

With only mat classes as my pilates experience I found the reformer one-on-one training session very educational and extremely challenging. If you're serious about pilates I would strongly recommend going with specialized instruction at a private studio vs. gym. That's because, you want to make sure you're working with someone who's truly properly trained and has the experience to work with your body plus all its quirks. Madonna, my instructor told me that "I have a deep core" which made me feel great - and thankfully didn't mention that my flexibility was much to be desired.