About the Owner
Growing up a ballet dancer it was a natural progression that led Lauren Fonseca to the world of Pilates. Lauren was introduced to Pilates at the early age of thirteen and throughout the years continued to use it as a helpful tool in her pursuit of a professional dance career. While dancing at The Joffrey Ballet and American Ballet Theatre, Lauren also came to rely on Pilates as a way of preventing and rehabilitating her many injuries. After receiving her Pilates certification through the Physical Mind Institute in 2002, Lauren began teaching in Chicago as well as several studios on the North Shore. Five years later she moved to New York City where she continued to teach and hone her craft at two of the most reputable Pilates studios in Manhattan. While in NY Lauren was introduced to gyrotonic exercise and began studying under master trainer Billy Macagnone. Upon returning to Chicago four years later, Lauren completed her gyrotonic training with master trainer Alysa Seim and is now a certified instructor.