As District House nears completion and the delivery of its condominium units, new commercial tenants are also making plans. A new fitness concept called Club Pilates will occupy approximately half of the retail frontage on Lake Street. Owner Kristin Kohn, who owns another Club Pilates studio in Westmont, says Club Pilates offers “approachable, affordable top-quality Pilates for all shapes, sizes and experience levels.”
Becoming the owner of two franchised Club Pilates studios combines Kohn’s love of fitness with her business background. She is currently finishing the 500-hour certification to be a Pilates instructor and will be teaching in her own studio by the time the Oak Park location opens later this year.
“We offer group classes for all levels so that everyone feels comfortable, from a beginner to an expert. We do not require pricey one-on-one sessions for beginners to join our group classes,” Kohn says. Kohn adds that the full-day class schedule and career path also make it easier for instructors to have Pilates as a full-time career.
On selecting the location at 704 Lake Street, Kohn says, “Oak Park is a vibrant community that blends the best of suburban and urban living.” She adds, “We are excited to bring Club Pilates to the active people of Oak Park.” The District House project also features 28 artful urban residences and will mark the gateway between the historic Hemingway District and downtown Oak Park.
“Club Pilates is for every person who can benefit from a stronger, more flexible body and a more balanced life,” Kohn says.