Summer Announcements

This summer brings free classes, new regular class times, a new apparel line, and more to Long + Lean. Read ahead to get all the details on summer happenings at L + L!
Free Class with Long + Lean Teacher Trainees
Get excited! We are offering free, yes FREE, Reformer classes with the Long + Lean Method Teacher Trainees on July 1st and July 8th at our Elmwood Village location. This is an amazing opportunity to take advantage of free classes while our newly trained instructors perfect their teaching skills. Spots are going fast for these classes so sign up now!

 

New Classes on the Schedule
Looking to add more Pilates classes to your schedule? We’ve got some awesome new class times available now! At Long + Lean Elmwood, check out the Reformer+ Classes Mondays at 8:30 AM and Wednesdays at 10:00 AM. At Long + Lean at Hive, try the new Thursday classes, Jumpboard at 9:00 AM and Reformer+ at 4:30 PM.

 

July 4th Holiday Hours
Long + Lean Elmwood and Long + Lean at Hive will be closed on Monday July 3rd and Tuesday July 4th to give our team a much deserved summer break! Classes will go on as normal July 1st and 2nd and will resume on Wednesday July 5th. We hope you all enjoy a wonderful holiday!

 

Brand New Apparel
We are so excited to introduce Nux Activewear in the Long + Lean Boutique! There are three new styles of leggings and capris and two new tops perfect for your summer workout wardrobe. Come on in to shop the boutique!

 

100+ Pilates Class Super Star: Molly

Next time you see Molly at the studio, go ahead and give her a high five because she has far exceed 100 classes at Long + Lean Pilates! Between private sessions and group classes, Molly does a great job making sure she always gets a new challenge. Molly has been coming to Long + Lean Pilates before we were even in our current location! Thank you for your dedication, Molly. You rock!

What do you love about Pilates?
Since I’ve started Pilates I feel stronger and longer and definitely more flexible.  It has become like an addiction to me.  I wish that I had time every day to come to class.

What motivates you to workout?
What motivates me is the fact that my body feels instantly better after every class.  I am stretched and ready to tackle the rest of what the day may bring.  I am more relaxed and feel more centered in both mind and body.

What changes have you noticed since starting Pilates?
My body is toned and I have discovered muscles that I didn’t realize I had.  My body has become more of a source of pride rather than something to hide.  If I go even a week without Pilates I can instantly see and feel that my body is suffering. Pilates is now officially a part of who I am and what I love. My dog walks get longer and  faster after every Pilates class. Not only does that benefit me but it benefits my dog, Winnie, as well.

Other than Pilates, how do you like to stay active?
Being a mom of two young kids, Pilates has helped me to stay very active and to truly be a hands on mom.  Whether its playing soccer at the park with my family, doing Girls on the Run with my daughter or hockey in the house with my son…I am energized, fit and ready to roll.

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100+ Class Superstar: Susanna

Long + Lean Pilates Class StarSusanna has been taking class at Long + Lean since before we even had Reformer classes!  This busy lady does Pilates six days a week, mixing in private sessions and duets with her regular classes. Susanna is a 100+ Class Superstar more than two times over, with over 200 classes, and she has the results to show for it! We love having Susanna at the studio for a lot of reasons, but we especially the fun, bright outfits she always wears!! Read more

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100+ Pilates Class Superstar: Patty

Ever since we started offering Small Group Reformer Classes we have been so blown away by the commitment and progress that our amazing clients have been making! Its time to take a moment and recognize the dedicated clients who have taken 100 (or more classes) and have been kicking their goals’ butts!

Our first 100+ Class Superstar is Patty!  Patty has completed almost 150 classes in just the past 6 months, taking 5 classes almost every week! We love having Patty’s super positive and fun spirit at the studio!  Find out a little bit more about Patty and why she loves Pilates below. Read more

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Wellness Resolutions for 2017

‘Tis the season for goals! It may be a cliché, but we think the start of the new year really is a great time to assess how you feel, what successes you’ve had over the past 12 months, and what progress you’d like to make in the future. Giving yourself a moment to set your goals and priorities for the year is, in and of itself, a great way to increase mindfulness, decrease stress, and set yourself up for success.  Try setting both long term and short term goals, and consider reassessing your goals every week or month. You are allowed to be flexible, you are allowed to delay a goal, restart completely, or even decide that one of your resolutions is just all wrong for you.  Remember to consider your wellness and happiness, not just your waistline, to set yourself up for a happy 2017. Read more