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Kim Gore became interested in Pilates in 1998 while living in San Francisco. She injured her knee while taking classes with the San Francisco Ballet Company and it was in class that a fellow dancer had recommended rehab at a nearby Pilates studio. It truly was love at first class.

After taking classes for several years it became very clear that her passion in life would need to become her job. After moving back to Chicago in 2001, Kim received her degree from the PhysicalMind Institute. She then quickly became one of the leading teachers at the well known East Bank Club and also helped to open the Pilates studio at the Equinox Athletic Club in Lincoln Park.

After moving to the Northern Suburbs, she worked with many different studios continuing her education of various schools of Pilates thought, STOTT, Trent McIntire, Balanced Body, and Power Pilates. In 2004, she decided to take the leap and open up a studio of her very own.

Kim Gore is known in the area as a teacher who knows how to balance strength exercises while always focusing on alignment and flexibility. "Pilates can help solve so many different problems, from Spinal Stenosis to hip and knee issues. Whether looking for a boost in your regular exercise routine or rehabilitation, Pilates can be of great benefit to any body."

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Rachel Ciocchetti has been teaching Pilates since September 2007. She became Certified in 2008 from the PhysicalMind Institute. Pilates became part of her life when her daughter had ankle problems that Physical Therapy could not fix. Within 3 Pilates sessions, her daughter's ankle became noticeably stronger. At that time, Rachel knew that she wanted to move forward learning about Pilates. She has studied Pediatric Pilates and Pilates for the Young Athlete. She is quickly becoming known to be a master at Scholiosis issues as she also suffers from it herself. " Pilates is a great way to rebalance a body that finds itself out of balance whether from Scholiosis or from any other spinal issue." She truly believes that Pilates is for everyone. Her clients love the variety in her teaching and the intensity of the various exercises.