Chicago’s Pure Pilates™ (CPP) instructors have been through the long and intense certification process under Romana’s Pilates. Instructors continue to take lessons and attend continuing education to grow as individuals and instructors. CPP pledges to Romana and our clients to teach Joseph Pilates’ exercises in their purest form maintaining the utmost integrity and therefore effectiveness of the exercises.
CPP’s founder, Kym Costa, has been teaching movement for over 30 years starting her career as a professional Ballet Dancer dancing with The Civic Ballet (of Chicago) and studying with Robert Joffrey and The Pennsylvania Ballet. During this time, Kym taught Ballet to children and adults then transitioned into the Fitness Industry. As a Fitness Professional, Kym taught all forms of group exercise and managed group exercise programs at several prominent health clubs in the Chicago area. The certifications Kym acquired during this time include: NASM, ACE PT, ACE Instructor, AFAA, N’Stretch, Spinning & CPR. Kym has also choreographed and coached several Aerobic and Fitness Competitors after competing herself and ranking nationally in the National Aerobic Championships for several years. Since 2000, Kym has focused on just Pilates working with Juanita Lopez in Chicago and receiving her certification in New York from Romana.
Today, Kym teaches private and semi-private Pilates sessions at her studio. Kym and her instructors are excited to offer Pilates in its purest form and want their students to experience physical balance between stretch and strength creating harmony within the body. Regardless of your age or level of fitness – from sedentary senior to professional athlete – CPP can help increase your quality of life / performance and provide you with an energizing workout.