Kristi and Chelsea met in Pilates class in 2016, both commuting in from our neighborhood of Logan Square. In a serendipitous meeting on the Blue Line train platform one November evening, we learned that our studio had decided to abruptly close and decided it was time for our own community to benefit from having a space to practice Pilates.
As experienced entrepreneurs with a combined twenty-two years as Pilates students around the city and across the country, we felt well equipped to design an ideal studio.
We rounded out our team with our favorite instructor, the incredible Aileen May—whose high quality instruction delivered in a body positive, upbeat, and non-intimidating class environment represented the exact vibe we sought to create in our new studio.
With the support of two other talented neighbors and Pilates classmates, Sonni Conway and Brandon Larrow—we began building out our vision and brand, put together a business plan with a modest budget and ambitious timeline, and found the perfect location right near the Logan Square Blue Line stop (Spaulding exit).
We were also fortunate to have friends and family members who could help design our new space and bring it to life, including awesome local architect America Garcia.
On January 18, 2018—just 65 exhilarating and exhausting days after that serendipitous meeting, Logan Square Pilates + Core Studio opened its doors.
Within a few months, our instructor team and community of students grew exponentially, leading us to further expand our LSQP family. On any given day, students can find our Assistant Studio Manager, Gaby or our Front Desk Associate, Cosette at our front desk, ready to welcome our students and answer your questions. Our Operations Lead, Taylor, is working hard in the studio and behind the scenes to keep everything running smoothly, to expand our studio’s offerings, and to dream up ways to better support our community.
We couldn’t be happier to be working together in service of our amazing fellow community members.
- Chelsea, Kristi, Aileen, Taylor, Gaby, Cosette
Your LSQP Team
Co-owner + Business Director
Co-owner + Studio Manager
Co-owner + Lead Instructor
Assistant Studio Manager
Front Desk Associate