And why not? We are the ONLY studio in Chicago to use the elite new Allegro 2 Reformer (although others are sure to follow), plus who else integrates Hollywood style moves into the workout?
Took my first pilates reformer class today with Tracy at Flex Pilates. Boy, was it super fun and challenging at the same time. My rectus abdominus was on fire — then my glutes were on fire. The reformer really does call upon all of your muscles to work in tandem to keep you strong while performing slow, controlled movements. Think you’ll just power through it and do things fast? Or cheat to fake the effort hoping the instructor doesn’t notice you? Think again, Tracy will notice, but don’t worry, she is caring and motivational with her cues. She works with your body and your exercise level to challenge you appropriately. The class sizes are small so you get the individualized attention you’ll need. – Jasmine P.
Thanks Jasmine, glad you enjoyed the experience!
Tracy gave me the most amazing workout by working out muscles I didn’t even know I had! She was so motivational and encouraged me to challenge myself…and under her instruction, I did! It’s not easy, but once you get through a set, it feels so incredibly rewarding. What’s great it the small class size and the fact that she comes around to make sure you’re in proper form. She clearly instructed me on exactly what I needed to be doing to engage my muscles. Just when I thought I couldn’t do another rep, she convinced me that I could with her words of encouragement. AND…can we talk about the amazing view? There are giant windows in this 7th floor studio with views of the beautiful Chicago skyline. The studio is clean and modern and Tracy really takes her time with you. It’s truly like having a personal trainer…great experience. I can’t wait to go back!!! – Natalia M.
We can’t wait to have you back, Natalia!
Our 9 Favorite Workout Classes Where Calorie Burn Is King
While gymin’ it after a crazy day at work is not as appealing as, say, happy hour, the results you’ll see from being dedicated (as in, going more than once in a blue moon) to a really good calorie-torching session are enough to squash your most intense cocktail cravings.To help you save your energy for class and stay motivated, we’ve done our due diligence to find the nine best workouts guaranteed to make you sweat. From getting down with your downward dog to kicking ass like a marine, you’ll be in tip-top shape no matter your fitness level—just be prepared to work it. After all, you’ve got nothing to lose…but a few inches.
Hollywood has come to town–with this workout.Kind of obsessed with those paparazzi pics of celebs leaving Pilates classes? Wish you could take one of those classes and get a workout from a Hollywood trainer?
Wish no more: Flex Pilates is here.
Former LA resident (and E! True Hollywood Story staffer), Tracy Zindell is bringing Chicago the dynamic Pilates Reformer workout that celebs can’t get enough of.
Zindell, who took classes with Brooke Burke, Marcia Cross and Megan Fox at Pilates Plus in Beverly Hills, became hooked on this fast-paced 50-minute Pilates Reformer workout to build lean muscle and gain flexibility. She was so sold on it, in fact, that she got certified to teach Pilates, and opened her own studio here.
At Flex, which is located inside Indigo Studio, you don’t have to be a Pilates pro or a celebrity to feel like an A-lister. Classes are limited to four participants, no previous Reformer experience is required.
Hollywood has come to town–with this workout.We so envy the porcelain skin and hot bodies of celebrities like Megan Fox and Marcia Cross. We always assumed those long, lithe limbs were just gifts bestowed at birth. We figured that Megan Fox’s toned tummy meant a cupcake never crossed that girl’s fabulous pout. She has to be a freak of nature. Until we met Tracy Zindell and realized that the toned, angelic bodies of Hollywood starlets could be ours, too. We took a class with Tracy at Flex Pilates Chicago. At first, we were terrified of Tracy’s high-tech reformer machines. Didn’t body stretching go out of style after the Dark Ages? But Tracy kept us at ease and laughed along with us as we maneuvered our bodies on the miracle machines. Our thighs were quaking as we slid our legs out on the reformer and our butts were shaking as we balanced on top of a box while doing weighted leg lifts. After Tracy’s hybrid Pilates workout, we felt muscles in our stomach that we didn’t know existed. Our thighs were tightened and our butts were liftedSign up for Tracy’s signature boot camp to really get your money’s worth. She will charge you if you don’t show up so buh-bye to your lame excuses to not work out.