Learn More About Chicago's Studio 8
Studio 8 is Chicago's home for customized Pilates training for fitness, injury recovery and wellness.
The Story of Studio 8
Studio 8 is a new name for the next evolution in North Center's 5-year-old boutique Pilates Studio previously known as Urbancore. Studio 8 Pilates was founded by studio owner and PMA certified Pilates instructor Christine Hall. She was the former co-owner of Urbancore Pilates (2010-2015). Coming from a long standing background in athletics, Chris originally began Pilates after sports related injuries and founded this business with the goal of bringing Pilates to more bodies.
We design safe and effective workout programs for clients with chronic pain and injury, and cater to the needs of the individual. Our bodies are idiosyncratic, so our methods must be intelligent and adaptive, just like our bodies.
- We specialize in high-quality private Pilates instruction and small group training.
- Our classes and programs are innovative.
- Contemporary approach to Pilates that focuses on the unique needs of the client.
- We take a health- and wellness-first approach to fitness.
- Post-Rehabilitation specialization.
- Experienced, creative, and dedicated instructors.
- Results-Driven workouts.
- Emphasis on cutting edge research in exercise science and the latest in fitness trends.
- Train with PMA® Certified Pilates Teachers.
As an Registered Ultrasound Tech my arms, neck, upper back, etc… go through a great deal of stress and I do believe Pilates has helped! Also other several things I noticed, my body changed, I felt stronger/leaner/toned. I honestly should of tried this years ago! The studio is amazingly clean and open. Parking is easy & free! So it was a win-win every way I looked at it! Love Studio 8!-Alicia B.
Meet the Founder, Christine Hall!
Studio owner, PMA certified instructor with 10 years of teaching experience and 5 years as Urbancore's studio co-owner, Christine Hall has a passion for Pilates and fitness. Chris fell in love with Pilates more than 12 years ago after having her 2 children. In 2005/2006, she pursued and completed her mat and equipment certification through the Physicalmind Institute, and has since developed a loyal following of clients.
"I have always been athletic. I began running with my father when I was 12. Then aerobics in the 80s with my mother. I found Pilates after nearly 2 decades of being an athlete. Running, tennis, and hardcore fitness followed by more (long distance) running. I didn't realize until I had two children what a beating my body was enduring with all the high-impact sports. Within a few weeks of adding Pilates to my routine, I noticed a difference in the way I felt. Then later, I noticed a difference in the way I moved. Then finally, I saw that baby belly start to change. I was fascinated and really happy that I stuck with it."