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Spring Into Action: Free Yoga and Group Fitness Classes

Spring into action with free yoga and motion fitness classes at Navy Pier led by some of Chicago’s best gym owners and instructors. On Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout Spring 2017, come to Navy Pier to get your heart pumping, strengthen your body, lower your stress, and keep your mind and spirit energized. See full schedule below.

Movement Classes Powered by Fitness Formula Clubs

Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6pm-7pm on the west end of the new Food Experience, supplement your running and walking along Chicago’s most glorious promenade with fun, indoor movement classes including Zumba, WERQ, Fitkick, and Bolly X! Be sure to wear your gym shoes and bring your water for this high-energy workout for all fitness levels. (Then, be sure to “re-hydrate” afterwards at one of Navy Pier’s fine restaurants or cocktail bars!) See full class schedule below.

VibeUP Yoga Series

On Sundays from 10AM-11AM, in Lakeview Terrace, bring your yoga mat, a towel and water for Sunday morning yoga with a rotating cast of Chicago’s best yoga instructors. These yoga classes are for the novice through advanced and suitable for all ages. See full class schedule below.

Spring 2017 Class Schedule

BollyX, Powered by Fitness Formula Clubs

April 25th

BollyX, Powered by Fitness Formula Clubs

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Food Experience (West End)

Get moving this spring with complimentary fitness classes at Navy Pier.

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BollyX

BollyX is a Bollywood-inspired dance cardio format that combines dynamic choreography with music form around the world. Including both fast and slow-paced sequences to get you moving and sweating, BollyX will make sure you have fun and burn lots of calories!

This event is part of Spring Into Action, a series of free yoga and group fitness classes at Navy Pier. See the full schedule at navypier.com/fitness.

 

Instructor: David DeLeon

I’ve been teaching dance fitness classes for the past 4 years now and I’ve loved every moment of it. The fact that I get to bring so much joy and happiness to people’s lives threw dance is just beyond amazing. I started off just as a member and also weighing in at 250 lbs, but as I was taking the classes the instructors notice I had that special touch. So they encourage me to become an instructor and my life changed so much since then. It’s help me reach my fitness goals as well. It feels so good to be where I am today. I’m healthy and happy and that’s what I love bringing to my classes everyday. Brings me so much joy to see people smiling, dancing and just enjoying themselves! 

David DeLeon
David DeLeon
Zumba, Powered by Fitness Formula Clubs

April 27th

Zumba, Powered by Fitness Formula Clubs

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Food Experience (West End)

Get moving this spring with complimentary fitness classes at Navy Pier.

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Zumba

Zumba fuses Latin/international rhythms and movements. Easy to follow moves feature interval training sessions with both fast and slow rhythms. In some classes, resistance training can be integrated to help tone and sculpt your body while burning fat.

This event is part of Spring into Action, a series of free yoga and group fitness classes at Navy Pier. See the full schedule at navypier.com/fitness.

 

Instructor: David DeLeon

I’ve been teaching dance fitness classes for the past 4 years now and I’ve loved every moment of it. The fact that I get to bring so much joy and happiness to people’s lives threw dance is just beyond amazing. I started off just as a member and also weighing in at 250 lbs, but as I was taking the classes the instructors notice I had that special touch. So they encourage me to become an instructor and my life changed so much since then. It’s help me reach my fitness goals as well. It feels so good to be where I am today. I’m healthy and happy and that’s what I love bringing to my classes everyday. Brings me so much joy to see people smiling, dancing and just enjoying themselves! 

David DeLeon
David DeLeon
VibeUP Yoga: Flow with Grace

April 30th

VibeUP Yoga: Flow with Grace

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Lakeview Terrace

Free yoga on select Sunday mornings in sunny Lakeview Terrace

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VibeUP Yoga: Flow with Grace

This class focuses on creative sequencing and transitions, cultivating the feeling of grace, strength, and fluidity of a dancer. With emphasis on balancing flexibility, strength, and breath to achieve deeper levels within the body, mind, and spirit.  Playful and challenging.  Bring out your inner dancer!    

This event is part of Spring into Action, a series of free yoga and group fitness classes at Navy Pier. See the full schedule at navypier.com/fitness.

Instructor: Jennifer Goodman, Yoga Now, Nature Yoga, Corepower Yoga, Yoga Six, Eastbank Club

Jennifer started practicing yoga to help strengthen, improve flexibility, and prolong her career as a professional ballet dancer. After leaving her ballet company of 16 years and pursuing a freelance career, she decided to dive into her yoga practice on a much deeper level.  Jennifer signed up for her 1st teacher training with Core Power Yoga and since then has attended numerous trainings, workshops, and festivals around the country.  Jennifer spent 6 weeks in India where she trained under Kia Miller to become certified in  Radiant Body Yoga and is currently working towards her 300hr with Kia.  Jennifer enjoys bringing her lifetime of dancing into her classes with a challenging, creative and fluid approach and likes to combine various styles such as vinyasa, restorative/yin, meditation, kundalini, pranayama, and chanting. 

“My goal is to provide an experience, not just a class.  To walk away feeling transformed within and without.  I encourage everyone to connect within and find their own inner strength & peace to continue growing and moving forward in life.”

www.zenjenyoga.guru

Jennifer Goodman

 

Zumba, Powered by Fitness Formula Clubs

May 2nd

Zumba, Powered by Fitness Formula Clubs

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Food Experience (West End)

Get moving this spring with complimentary fitness classes at Navy Pier.

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Zumba

Zumba fuses Latin/international rhythms and movements. Easy to follow moves feature interval training sessions with both fast and slow rhythms. In some classes, resistance training can be integrated to help tone and sculpt your body while burning fat.

This event is part of Spring into Action, a series of free yoga and group fitness classes at Navy Pier. See the full schedule at navypier.com/fitness.


Instructor: Dominick DeFranco

Dom is a fitness professional/Dancer/Choreographer who hails from NY. His choreography credits include everything from off-Broadway and corporate events to television and music videos. He also worked with Reebok as on air fitness talent leading workouts for the first all fitness network, FITtv.

Dom spent 9 seasons as Choreographer and Director of dance team for the NBA Nets Dancers. He relocated to Chicago in 2007 and joined Fitness Formula Clubs as Group Fitness Manager.

Zumba quickly become his favorite fitness workout, he has been a licensed instructor for  Zumba, Zumba Sentao, and Zumba step since 2009.

Dominick DeFranco
Dominick DeFranco
Fitkick, Powered by Fitness Formula Clubs

May 4th

Fitkick, Powered by Fitness Formula Clubs

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Food Experience (West End)

Get moving this spring with complimentary fitness classes at Navy Pier.

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Fitkick

A cardiovascular class using techniques from boxing and kickboxing. This is a great class for students who want to train like a professional boxer without the body contact.

This event is part of Spring into Action, a series of free yoga and group fitness classes at Navy Pier. See the full schedule at navypier.com/fitness.

 

Instructor: Lois Miller

Lois has been in the fitness industry for 30 years teaching group classes and developing new programs. Her Body 360 class was listed as a top workout nationally in SELF Magazine in 2013 and Formula 94 is one of the companies most popular classes.  She has appeared on both local and national TV and radio spots including ABC, CBS, NBC FOX and WGN. Recognized for her innovative teaching style and high energy she was selected to the 2008/2009 international team and presented classes at the Italian Fitness Festival in Rome, Italy. Lois is the Regional Group Fitness Director, Fitness Formula Clubs.

Lois Miller
Lois Miller
VibeUP Yoga: Experiencing the Change

May 7th

VibeUP Yoga: Experiencing the Change

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Lakeview Terrace

Free yoga on select Sunday mornings in sunny Lakeview Terrace

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VibeUP Yoga: Experiencing the Change

Yoga is much more than a series of poses put together on a mat. Join Cassie as we move through an ALL LEVELS flow designed to experience the practice of yoga, from the inside…out.  We can never take one step forward, and two steps back. Because regardless if you feel you’re back at square one, you’ve changed, and the only way is…FORWARD. 

This event is part of Spring into Action, a series of free yoga and group fitness classes at Navy Pier. See the full schedule at navypier.com/fitness.

Instructor: Cassie Czub, Shri Yoga and The Endorphin Effect

Cassie is a yoga teacher who creates an environment in which students can grow from the inside out. She encourages students to explore their potential on the mat so that they will increase their awareness of their capabilities off the mat.

Cassie teaches a strong vinyasa flow with alignment and breath at the core. Movement and strength are always incorporated into her classes, along with a little playful inspiration. Be ready to sweat, laugh, and love every bit of yourself!

Cassie received her 200RYT at a beautiful studio in Aspen, Colorado. What started out as a small adventure to the mountains turned into a 3-year journey to self discovery. Cassie moved back to Chicago and she now teaches in the Chicagoland area.

You can also catch her traveling the world, teaching retreats with her company, Compass Spirit Yoga. Cassie is currently studying her 500 RYT with Yoga Medicine, led by Tiffany Cruikshank.

 

Fitkick, Powered by Fitness Formula Clubs

May 9th

Fitkick, Powered by Fitness Formula Clubs

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Food Experience (West End)

Get moving this spring with complimentary fitness classes at Navy Pier.

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Fitkick

A cardiovascular class using techniques from boxing and kickboxing. This is a great class for students who want to train like a professional boxer without the body contact.

This event is part of Spring into Action, a series of free yoga and group fitness classes at Navy Pier. See the full schedule at navypier.com/fitness.

 

Instructor: Lois Miller

Lois has been in the fitness industry for 30 years teaching group classes and developing new programs. Her Body 360 class was listed as a top workout nationally in SELF Magazine in 2013 and Formula 94 is one of the companies most popular classes.  She has appeared on both local and national TV and radio spots including ABC, CBS, NBC FOX and WGN. Recognized for her innovative teaching style and high energy she was selected to the 2008/2009 international team and presented classes at the Italian Fitness Festival in Rome, Italy. Lois is the Regional Group Fitness Director, Fitness Formula Clubs.

Lois Miller
Lois Miller
Zumba, Powered by Fitness Formula Clubs

May 11th

Zumba, Powered by Fitness Formula Clubs

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Food Experience (West End)

Get moving this spring with complimentary fitness classes at Navy Pier.

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Zumba

Zumba fuses Latin/international rhythms and movements. Easy to follow moves feature interval training sessions with both fast and slow rhythms. In some classes, resistance training can be integrated to help tone and sculpt your body while burning fat.

This event is part of Spring into Action, a series of free yoga and group fitness classes at Navy Pier. See the full schedule at navypier.com/fitness.

 

Instructor: Dominick DeFranco

Dom is a fitness professional/Dancer/Choreographer who hails from NY. His choreography credits include everything from off-Broadway and corporate events to television and music videos. He also worked with Reebok as on air fitness talent leading workouts for the first all fitness network, FITtv.

Dom spent 9 seasons as Choreographer and Director of dance team for the NBA Nets Dancers. He relocated to Chicago in 2007 and joined Fitness Formula Clubs as Group Fitness Manager.

Zumba quickly become his favorite fitness workout, he has been a licensed instructor for  Zumba, Zumba Sentao, and Zumba step since 2009.

Dominick DeFranco
Dominick DeFranco
VibeUP Yoga: Metta Mother’s Day – Yoga & Sound Bath

May 14th

VibeUP Yoga: Metta Mother’s Day – Yoga & Sound Bath

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Lakeview Terrace

Free yoga on select Sunday mornings in sunny Lakeview Terrace.

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VibeUP Yoga: Metta Mother’s Day – Yoga & Sound Bath

Metta means ‘loving-kindness’. Express Metta to your mom and start the day with a special experience. Explore a guided meditation, enjoy a playful flow, slow things down with some restorative postures, and bathe in the healing vibrations of quartz crystal singing bowls during Savasana as you relax, release, and surrender to joy. It will be a happy Mother’s Day indeed!

This event is part of Spring into Action, a series of free yoga and group fitness classes at Navy Pier. See the full schedule at navypier.com/fitness.

Instructor: Cassandra Justine, Creator of Choose Joy & VIBE Flo™
Instructor Studio: Ahimsa Yoga Studio, Sat Nam Yoga Chicago, and VIBE Flo™

Cassandra holds space for people to discover their purpose and tap into their power. She is an innovator and the creator of Choose Joy, SEVASOUL, and VIBE Flo™ – a creative collaboration of meditation, movement, and music. VIBE is an acronym for vinyasa, invert, breathe, explore.

With over 2,000 hours of teaching yoga under her belt and a decade of experience as a gymnastics coach and choreographer, she co-leads a 200hr. Teacher Training at Ahimsa Yoga Studio, collaborates with musicians, and is a brand ambassador for mindful companies.

Enjoy daily inspiration on her Instagram, @cassyoga and join her newsletter for bliss blog entries, weekly playlists, and to hear about her upcoming workshops, events, and retreats. Connect with her at cassandrajustine.com.

Cassandra Justine Yoga

Zumba, Powered by Fitness Formula Clubs

May 16th

Zumba, Powered by Fitness Formula Clubs

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Food Experience (West End)

Get moving this spring with complimentary fitness classes at Navy Pier.

Read More

Zumba

Zumba fuses Latin/international rhythms and movements. Easy to follow moves feature interval training sessions with both fast and slow rhythms. In some classes, resistance training can be integrated to help tone and sculpt your body while burning fat.

This event is part of Spring into Action, a series of free yoga and group fitness classes at Navy Pier. See the full schedule at navypier.com/fitness.

 

Instructor: Dominick DeFranco

Dom is a fitness professional/Dancer/Choreographer who hails from NY. His choreography credits include everything from off-Broadway and corporate events to television and music videos. He also worked with Reebok as on air fitness talent leading workouts for the first all fitness network, FITtv.

Dom spent 9 seasons as Choreographer and Director of dance team for the NBA Nets Dancers. He relocated to Chicago in 2007 and joined Fitness Formula Clubs as Group Fitness Manager.

Zumba quickly become his favorite fitness workout, he has been a licensed instructor for  Zumba, Zumba Sentao, and Zumba step since 2009.

Dominick DeFranco
Dominick DeFranco
WERQ, Powered by Fitness Formula Clubs

May 18th

WERQ, Powered by Fitness Formula Clubs

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Food Experience (West End)

Get moving this spring with complimentary fitness classes at Navy Pier.

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WERQ

The WERQ dance cardio format uses all your favorite current pop, rock and hip hop radio hits, so the dance steps come easy. Repeated, easy-to-pick-up choreography is inspired by official music videos and song lyrics. Expect to torch major calories!

This event is part of Spring into Action, a series of free yoga and group fitness classes at Navy Pier. See the full schedule at navypier.com/fitness.

 

Instructor: Jennifer Dahl

Jennifer is a fitness industry veteran with over 10 years of experience working as a personal trainer, group fitness instructor and manager. Jennifer is currently the Fitness Director aT Fitness Formula Clubs, and Master Trainer for WERQ Dance Fitness.  She also currently teaches several group fitness classes, spanning across multiple formats (WERQ is her favorite!), including muscle, spinning and dance.

Jen Dahl
Jen Dahl
VibeUP Yoga: Hatha Flow

May 21st

VibeUP Yoga: Hatha Flow

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Lakeview Terrace

Free yoga on select Sunday mornings in sunny Lakeview Terrace.

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VibeUP Yoga: Hatha Flow

We will weave breath and movement into a mindful flowing asana practice.  This class is ideal for those who are working on their flexibility, and for students who prefer a slower paced flow.  We will hold postures a bit longer to build strength, confidence and enhance overall well-being. Please don’t read ‘slow’ as easy… there will be fun and challenges for all level of participant, as we receive the benefits from the mindful pace of class.  ALL levels are welcomed!

This event is part of Spring into Action, a series of free yoga and group fitness classes at Navy Pier. See the full schedule at navypier.com/fitness.

Instructor: Laura Cotton, Yoga Six + Jade Pearl Yoga

Traveler, tea aficionado, sunset chaser, mom, wife, chef and yogi…. just a few things that best describe me.  As a knowledgeable, compassionate leader in my community, I live my life as an example of grace in motion. Laughter and bliss are among the many joy filled experiences that I infuse into my teaching. We will co-create a sense of grounding and peacefulness during class. My own practice spans over a decade and inspires me daily. I guide mindful & attentive private lessons, I lead large corporate events as well as public yoga class. I’ve been blessed to teach internationally for the last 8 years, and have taught some of Milwaukee’s major yoga events. I’m an advisory board member for omtownyogis.org, Milwaukee’s non-profit yoga community and am ‘Yoga Alliance’ Certified, as well as a lululemon ambassador for the last 4 years. I’ve been guiding others on their yoga journey for many years, and feel my success comes in helping others to grow on and off their mats. I am a cohesive force in bringing all levels of students, teachers and studios together to become a larger dedicated yoga community that brings everyone up. 

Laura Cotton Yoga

WERQ, Powered by Fitness Formula Clubs

May 23rd

WERQ, Powered by Fitness Formula Clubs

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Food Experience (West End)

Get moving this spring with complimentary fitness classes at Navy Pier.

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WERQ

The WERQ dance cardio format uses all your favorite current pop, rock and hip hop radio hits, so the dance steps come easy. Repeated, easy-to-pick-up choreography is inspired by official music videos and song lyrics. Expect to torch major calories!

This event is part of Spring into Action, a series of free yoga and group fitness classes at Navy Pier. See the full schedule at navypier.com/fitness.

 

Instructor: Kari Huegel

Kari is a dance and workout enthusiast. She works for a national non profit organization by day and teaches a multitude of classes by night including dance, muscle and core. She is an ACE Certified Group Fitness Instructor and holds many specialty certifications as well. Go WERQ with her! 

Kari Huegel
Kari Huegel
Fitkick, Powered by Fitness Formula Clubs

May 25th

Fitkick, Powered by Fitness Formula Clubs

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Food Experience (West End)

Get moving this spring with complimentary fitness classes at Navy Pier.

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Fitkick

A cardiovascular class using techniques from boxing and kickboxing. This is a great class for students who want to train like a professional boxer without the body contact.

This event is part of Spring into Action, a series of free yoga and group fitness classes at Navy Pier. See the full schedule at navypier.com/fitness.

 

Instructor: Lois Miller

Lois has been in the fitness industry for 30 years teaching group classes and developing new programs. Her Body 360 class was listed as a top workout nationally in SELF Magazine in 2013 and Formula 94 is one of the companies most popular classes.  She has appeared on both local and national TV and radio spots including ABC, CBS, NBC FOX and WGN. Recognized for her innovative teaching style and high energy she was selected to the 2008/2009 international team and presented classes at the Italian Fitness Festival in Rome, Italy. Lois is the Regional Group Fitness Director, Fitness Formula Clubs.

Lois Miller
Lois Miller
VibeUP Yoga: Memorial Day Freedom Flow

May 28th

VibeUP Yoga: Memorial Day Freedom Flow

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Lakeview Terrace

Free yoga on select Sunday mornings in sunny Lakeview Terrace.

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VibeUP Yoga: Memorial Day Freedom Flow

Find freedom through movement! Explore your ability to find freedom on and off your mat through mindful movement. A flow to help you create freedom and energy in your body.

This event is part of Spring into Action, a series of free yoga and group fitness classes at Navy Pier. See the full schedule at navypier.com/fitness.

Instructor: London Durand, CorePower Yoga

London, E-RYT 200, is a vinyasa based yoga teacher from Chicago, IL. She has been teaching in Chicago for the past 3 years and currently manages the CorePower Gold Coast studio. London believes in learning something new every time you step onto your mat. Expect a fun, energy filled class that offers you the ability to dig deeper and discover growth in the physical and spiritual self.

London Durand

Zumba, Powered by Fitness Formula Clubs

May 30th

Zumba, Powered by Fitness Formula Clubs

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Food Experience (West End)

Get moving this spring with complimentary fitness classes at Navy Pier.

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Zumba

Zumba fuses Latin/international rhythms and movements. Easy to follow moves feature interval training sessions with both fast and slow rhythms. In some classes, resistance training can be integrated to help tone and sculpt your body while burning fat.

This event is part of Spring into Action, a series of free yoga and group fitness classes at Navy Pier. See the full schedule at navypier.com/fitness.

 

Instructor: Matt Vitato

Matt graduated from Illinois State University with a Bachelor of Science in Education and from the American College of Education with a Masters in Curriculum & Instruction with Digital Learning. He currently teaches 5th grade in Glenview. Though he is an elementary teacher, he has always had a passion for fitness. He began teaching Zumba in 2012 at Illinois State Campus Recreation, and has taught a variety of Zumba formats such as Aqua Zumba and Zumba Toning. Additionally, he has presented Zumba and Aqua Zumba at Midwest Fit Fest.

Matt’s biggest passion has been promoting and bringing Zumba into kids’ lives. He has done this by teaching after school classes to students and even setting up a summer school course. He has taught at a variety of Northwest Suburban gyms and has been with FFC for about a year.

Matt Vitato
Matt Vitato

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