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Body Evolve, one of the first Pilates studios in the Chicago area, opened its doors in 1998 in Highland Park. The studio attributes it’s longevity and excellent reputation to its high standards for knowledgeable instructors and personal attention to the individual client. All instructors are certified in Pilates and many have extensive backgrounds in dance, health and exercise. Our instructors have worked alongside physical therapists and are acutely aware of the unique needs of patients recovering from injury, athletes optimizing performance, and restoring the body to correct alignment and optimal health.

Arlene Bass - Founder

Having been a young gymnast then dancer through her 20’s and receiving her BS in food science and business from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Arlene’s interest in movement and health and wellness stems back through her entire life. As Founder and Director of Body Evolve Pilates, Arlene Bass has been teaching Pilates since 1996 and opened Body Evolve in a small office in Highland Park in 1998. Now, 20 years later, in a 2400 square foot sunlit, window filled space, Arlene has stayed focused on dedicating her passion for Pilates and healing movement to all ages of clients in the community. As Director of Body Evolve’s Pilates Instructor Training Program, with five Master Instructors on staff, Arlene manages one of the largest Balanced Body Authorized Training Centers in the country. She is on faculty at Balanced Body, ACE, and is a PMA-CPT. Arlene has been featured in PilatesStyle Magazine and presents nationally at Pilates on Tour and PMA Conferences. On numerous topics including Pilates Progressions based on Fascial Lines, Pilates for Youth Athletes, Pilates for Serious Spinal Diagnoses and Exo Chair Complete Repertoire.

Working alongside Arlene are a dozen of the most qualified, intelligent, mature and educated Pilates instructors around. You will find a personal fit with us!

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