Fitness Focus: Mind/Body Exercise

Mind/body exercise is all about creating an understanding of where your body is in space while you move.

While certain forms of exercise emphasize mind/body training, such as yoga, Pilates and GYROTONIC®, mental and physical connections can and should be made in any exercise or sport.

This month, we’re featuring programs that emphasize breath, focus, concentration, and the mind/body connection to improve your workouts, your training, and your daily life.

PILATES AND GYROTONIC®

Mind/Body Trifecta

Immerse yourself in Pilates, yoga, and the GYROTONIC® Method with this package that combines a private session in each discipline. Enjoy special pricing when you book before December 31. To schedule, contact the Pilates and GYROTONIC® Department at (312) 527-5800, extension 368, or email lreynolds@eastbankclub.com.

$200

The Power of Breath

Integral to most mind-body disciplines, breathing is something that we mostly take for granted. Learn a series of unique breathing exercises drawn from multiple disciplines designed to unleash potential and improve concentration and circulation. To register, contact the Reservation Desk at (312) 527-5800, extension 222, or reservations@eastbankclub.com.

Tuesday, November 21, 7:15 - 8 a.m.
Complimentary
Studio 2

Think on Your Feet

Our feet deserve more credit than we give them. Consisting of 26 bones, 33 joints, and more than a hundred muscles, tendons, and ligaments, your feet are responsible for coordinating your balance and absorbing impact with the ground. Put some spring in your step with exercises to release tension, strengthen muscles and make your feet more reactive. To register, contact the Reservation Desk at (312) 527-5800, extension 222, or reservations@eastbankclub.com.

Thursday, November 30, 7:30 - 8:20 p.m.
$15
Studio 5

The Science of Mind/Body Exercise

Mind/body exercise has been scientifically shown to improve heart health, increase mental acuity, and slow the aging process. Explore how slowing down, focusing inward and relaxing as part of your exercise program can benefit you. To register, contact the Reservation Desk at (312) 527-5800, extension 222, or reservations@eastbankclub.com.

Monday, December 4, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Complimentary
Kinzie Room

Advancing Your Pilates Practice

Work on advanced and rarely performed exercises including the snake, semi-circle, and grasshopper. Participants will also learn transition techniques to increase the number of exercises covered in a single Pilates workout. Previous Pilates equipment experience is required. To register, contact the Reservation Desk at (312) 527-5800, extension 222, or reservations@eastbankclub.com.

Mondays, December 4 and 11, 1 - 2:30 p.m.
$40 per class
Studio 5

Barre Suspended

Shake up your normal routine with this special fusion class with Director of Pilates and GYROTONIC® Method Lisa Reynolds. Lisa will lead participants through a barre workout using the TRX Suspension Trainer to challenge balance and stability. To register, contact the Reservation Desk at (312) 527-5800, extension 222, or reservations@eastbankclub.com.

Friday, December 22, noon - 1 p.m.
$15
Studio 3

GROUP EXERCISE

Beginning Pilates

Learn the fundamentals and techniques for a safe and effective Pilates mat workout. Pilates builds strength without bulk, improves flexibility and agility, and helps to prevent injury.

Saturdays, 12:15 - 1 p.m.
Complimentary
Studio 2

Pilates Mat Workout

This class focuses on the classical repertoire of Joseph Pilates’ principles. Participants will benefit from core and stability training with enhanced breathing techniques.

Sundays, 10 - 11 a.m., Studio 3
Mondays, 6 - 6:45 a.m., Studio 3
Mondays, 11 a.m. - noon, Studio 3
Mondays, 7 - 8 p.m., Studio 1
Tuesdays, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m., Studio 3
Wednesdays, 10 - 11 a.m., Studio 2
Wednesdays, 12:15 - 1:15 p.m., Studio 3
Wednesdays, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m., Studio 3
Fridays, 6 - 6:45 a.m., Studio 3
Complimentary

Nia

This class blends dance, martial arts and healing arts, such as yoga, to create a dynamic mind-body-spirit fitness practice. The workouts are extremely low-impact, are performed barefoot and are perfect for participants at all fitness levels. Nia improves cardiovascular health, balance, strength, flexibility and mobility.

Mondays, 10 - 11 a.m.
Complimentary
Studio 2

Tai Chi

Tai Chi is often described as “meditation in motion.” It promotes serenity through gentle movements, emphasizing stability, flexibility, focus and relaxation while improving circulation and increasing energy.

Tuesdays, 7 - 8 a.m.
Thursdays, 1:15 - 2:15 p.m.
Complimentary
Studio 3 (Tuesdays) / Studio 1 (Thursdays)

Meditation

This guided meditation focuses on relaxation and breathing techniques suitable for all levels.

Mondays, 8 - 9 a.m.
Complimentary
Studio 4

Midday Meditation

Add some zen to your lunch break with this guided meditation that will relieve stress, relax tense muscles, and boost focus, creativity and productivity.

Mondays, 12:30 - 1 p.m.
Complimentary
Studio 4

YOGA

Advancing Your Practice

This intermediate series will help participants gain a greater understanding of the benefits of yoga while forging a new path of growth. Learn how to customize yoga poses and inversions as well as how to apply the principles of yoga to your daily life. To register, contact the Reservation Desk at (312) 527-5800, extension 222, or reservations@eastbankclub.com.

Wednesdays, November 1 - 29, noon - 1 p.m.
$100 per five-class session
Studio 6

Post-Thanksgiving Yin Yoga

Recover from your Thanksgiving feast with this special class designed to help realign and energize the body. In this class, we’ll hold postures for longer periods of time, working deep into the fascia and joint capsules and opening energy channels in the body.

Saturday, November 25, 2:45 - 3:45 p.m.
Complimentary
Studio 4

Vinyasa Yin

Vinyasa yoga postures gently stretch and rehabilitate the connective tissues that form joints. This class begins with standing poses to warm-up, then progresses to focus on the lower body with holds of three to five minutes.

Sundays, 5:15 - 6:30 p.m.
Complimentary
Studio 4

Chair Yoga

Don’t write off yoga just because you have balance issues or physical limitations. Chair yoga can help with joint lubrication, balance and age-specific issues, and it offers the benefits of regular yoga. To register, contact the Reservation Desk at (312) 527-5800, extension 222, or reservations@eastbankclub.com.

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Class will not meet on Thursday, November 23.
$15 per class
Studio 6

Mindful Vinyasa

This slow flow Vinyasa class focuses on longer holds to build strength and cultivate mindfulness. Strength work is balanced by a series of flexibility and muscular release exercises and a restorative savasana.

Mondays, 7 - 8 a.m.
Wednesdays, 10:15 - 11:30 a.m.
Sundays, 7:30 - 8:45 a.m.
Complimentary
Studio 4

Yoga for Moms-to-Be

Yoga during pregnancy helps expecting moms relax, breathe and stay fit, and it can improve sleep, digestion and mood. Yoga also relieves muscle and joint discomfort, and it provides tools for labor, delivery and post-partum recovery. To register, contact the Reservation Desk at (312) 527-5800, extension 222, or reservations@eastbankclub.com.

Mondays, 6 - 7 p.m.
$15 per class
Studio 6

FITNESS

Mind/Body Fusion

Get the most out of your movement with this specialty class that incorporates breath work with yoga, core work, strength training and flexibility exercises. To register, contact the Reservation Desk at (312) 527-5800, extension 222, or reservations@eastbankclub.com.

Fridays, November 3 - 17, 7:30 - 8:15 a.m.
Fridays, December 1 - 15, 7:30 - 8:15 a.m.
$60 per three-class session
Studio 3

TRX Complete

This comprehensive workout on the TRX Suspenion Trainer combines cardio and strength work, balance training, and recovery for a complete full-body workout. To register, contact the Reservation Desk at (312) 527-5800, extension 222, or reservations@eastbankclub.com.

Tuesday, December 12, 10 - 11 a.m.
Complimentary
Performance Center

Tabata Training

Burn fat fast with this intense class. Tabata is a method of interval training that consists of 20 seconds of high intensity exercise followed by 10 seconds of rest, repeated continuously for four minutes. Tabata training increases your metabolism so that you will burn more calories throughout the day. To register, contact the Reservation Desk at (312) 527-5800, extension 222, or reservations@eastbankclub.com.

Tuesdays, November 7 - 28, 6 - 6:45 a.m.
$60 per four-class session
Tuesdays, December 5 - 19, 6 - 6:45 a.m.
$45 per three-class session
Performance Center

Mental Toughness

Test your limits with this quick and efficient workout featuring exercises that challenge you mentally and physically while elevating your metabolism for the rest of the day. Looking for more of a challenge? Wear your MYZONE belt to hold yourself accountable during the workout. To register, contact the Reservation Desk at (312) 527-5800, extension 222, or reservations@eastbankclub.com.

Monday, December 11, 6:45 - 7:15 a.m.
$10
Performance Centerr

Power Plate Express

Get a total body workout in half the time at this invigorating class. The workouts include strength training on the Power Plate along with stretch and massage. To register, contact the Reservation Desk at (312) 527-5800, extension 222, or reservations@eastbankclub.com.

Thursdays, November 2 - 16 and 30, noon - 12:30 p.m.
$60 per four-class session
Meet at the Power Plates

Thai Bodywork

Relieve stress and allow your mind and body to relax with Thai Bodywork massage. Each session is individually tailored to help reduce stress, pain and joint stiffness, and increase muscle strength, flexibility and mobility. To register, contact the Reservation Desk at (312) 527-5800, extension 222, or reservations@eastbankclub.com.

30 minutes: $40
60 minutes: $80
90 minutes: $120First Level Pool

GOLF

Three-Dimensional Swing Clinic

Unlock the hidden potential of your golf swing in this specialized workshop. Participants will learn GYROTONIC® exercises developed specifically to improve swing speed and power. To register, contact the Reservation Desk at (312) 527-5800, extension 222, or reservations@eastbankclub.com.

Tuesdays, November 7 - 28, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
$200 per four-class session
Pilates and GYROTONIC Studio / Golf Center