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Join Us for Pilates

Mondays & Thursdays 5:45 – 6:45 pm

Due to COVID-19 safety precautions: PLEASE CALL and confirm this event has not been cancelled before arriving.

PilatesRecovering from an injury or just need a break from your work day? Join us for Pilates classes taught by a licensed physical therapist. All classes are primarily Pilates based, but also contain elements of yoga and general conditioning.  Since the classes are small, it's easy for the instructor to demo various versions of the exercises, and make personalized modifications to form and technique, in order to make the class suitable for a range of fitness levels and/or injuries. 

About the Instructor

Melissa Koehl is a Physical Therapist and Pilates Instructor. Melissa graduated with her Physical Therapy degree from UIC in 2001 and started teaching Pilates in 2002 after receiving Pilates certification for PT's from the Professional Health and Fitness Institute. Melissa also is a board certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist through the American Physical Therapy Association and a Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist. Prior to her professional career, Melissa was a nationally competitive gymnast, which established her lifelong commitment to health and fitness.

Class Packages

1 class drop in $10
6 class package $48 ($8/class)
12 class package $84 ($7/class)

1 class drop in $18
6 class package $90 ($15/class)
12 class package $156 ($13/class)

* 1st class for new students is FREE
* Max of 6 students each class
* Class packages expire 4 months after purchase
* No shows or cancellations with <12 hr. notice will be deducted from your class package 

Class Schedule

12 - 1 2:25 pm
5:45 - 6:35 pm           

12 - 12:25 pm         

12 - 12:25 pm
5:45 - 6:35 pm      

How to Sign Up

Pilates signups are managed with a Google calendar.  This works best if you have a Gmail acct. Your Gmail address will be added to the instructor's contacts and will send you an invite to the Pilates Class you've requested.  Once you accept the invite, you can go to the calendar, and easily add/remove yourself at any time from any specific class date, and also see if the class is full or not. 

For more information email Melissa at mkoehl1@uic.edu.

How to Pay 

Inform the front desk staff you would like to purchase a Pilates Class Package.  They will give you a receipt of payment.  Please bring that to the instructor to keep a record of your payment, and also to keep track of the classes used on your package. 


Outpatient Care Center
Suite 2C - Physical Therapy Gym Room
1801 W. Taylor St. Chicago, IL 60612

* Locker room with secured lockers, keys, towels and mats are available.