The Pilates Method
From The Center: Chicago Pilates Studios offering services in Privates and Semi-Private Sessions, Reformer Classes, Pilates Teacher Certification and Educational Workshops. Services available in 2 Chicago locations: River North and Uptown.
From The Center Pilates Studios is a nationally recognized Pilates Studio company owned by accomplished Master Instructor, Patrick O’Brien. FTC opened in 1994 and is Chicago’s largest and longest opened Pilates Studios. FTC has been featured in national and local articles such as Harpers Bazaar Magazine, Conscious Choice Magazine, Time Out Chicago, Today’s Chicago Woman and Windy City Sports and on Channel 7 News.
Patrick has been studying Pilates since 1991, working with clients since 1993, opened his first Pilates Studio in 1994, certified in 1995, teaching and certifying some of Chicago's most reputable Pilates Instructors since 1999 and began his own Pilates Certification program in 2002. He is a contributing writer for Pilates Style Magazine and an educational presenter with The Pilates Method Alliance and Pilates on Tour. From 1999-2002, he hosted and co-taught Core Dynamics Pilates Teacher Training Program, directed by Michele Larsson; protégé of Eve Gentry and former Director of The Institute for the Pilates Method. He is known in the industry as an expert on rehabilitation utilizing the Pilates exercises and equipment.
FTC's certified Pilates Instructors teach the classical Pilates exercises and levels from a conceptual, anatomical & bio-mechanical perspective with particular attention to the body's structure and function. Through a working relationship, Dr. Sara Koveleski-Kraut and Robert Lardner offer Elective Workshops at From The Center which all FTC's Pilates Instructors have gone attended. Workshops include: Pre & Post Natal, Scoliosis, Spinal Conditions, Postural Analysis & Mechanics of Gait.
- Strong Abdominals
- Strong Backs
- Hip Mobility
- Shoulder Strength
- Increased Range of Motion
- Postural Alignment
- Efficient & Effective Movement
- Grace of Movement
- Presence Like No Other Exercise Technique