Chicago, IL 60642
Marilyn Glielmi-D'Andrea holds a Master’s Degree in Exercise Science and Cardiac Rehabilitation. Additional certifications in Pilates, Yoga, Personal Training, Pre and Postnatal Pilates, Thai Massage, Muscle Activation Techniques, Functional Anatomy and Human Movement, Economics of Obesity--Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, as well as numerous educational seminars and workshops including Anatomy Trains. As Owner of Sana Vita Studio, Marilyn is passionate about working with individuals of all ages and fitness levels to help them reach their optimal level of function and health. Marilyn is dedicated to continually investigating growth; both for her and for those she has the opportunity to work with. With extensive experience in both clinical and fitness settings, her expertise includes working in cardiac rehab at several hospitals in Chicago and personal training. She has lectured on various health and fitness related topics for numerous corporations in the Chicagoland area. Marilyn enrolled in an apprenticeship in 2000 and received her Certification in the Classical Pilates Method. Her knowledge base in anatomy and biomechanics assists her in assessing those she has the opportunity to work with. She is strongly committed to the philosophy passed down by Joseph Pilates and the power and the depth of the method he originally developed. Marilyn teaches both Ashtanga and Hatha yoga and believes that yoga brings qualities of clarity, mindfulness and peace into our lives. She is committed to empowering women and has worked with eating disordered women, assisting them in enhancing their body image and self-esteem, while focusing on internally motivated, empowering approaches to eating and exercise.