aqua pilates

Specialty Courses

Whether you are looking for a group class to learn how to swim or want to get in the water to ease pain and relax we have options for you.

Adult Learn-to-Swim

This program is designed for the adult who wants to learn how to swim. There will be a focus on water acclimation, basic breathing drills and fundamental swim stroke development. This class will be taught by an experienced swim instructor with the goal of improving overall confidence in the water and an increased understanding of swimming basics.
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Register for classes online during open registration under courses on the My Wellness portal.

If you do not have login credentials for the My Wellness portal, please call the Courtesy Desk at 773-878-9936 to have an account created.

Aqua Pilates

The Aqua Pilates workout facilitates increased flexibility while challenging the individual to maintain core stabilization, balance and postural alignment in the healing environment of warm water. All levels of fitness can benefit from this class. 

It can help with:

  • Breathing & Posture
  • Stability & Balance
  • Flexibility
  • Core Strength
  • Injury Recuperation 
Small group Aqua Pilates classes are now part of the Focused Fitness program.
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To make an appointment for a solo or duet private Aqua Pilates session or for more information email

Water Movement and You

In these individual sessions the water will support you to move in ways you never thought possible on land. You will explore the motivating factors of movement and well-being. Connect to your body’s expressiveness, creativity and natural rhythms in this one of a kind water movement class. You will be guided through different movements and dance forms to re-connect to your body. Goals include reducing every day aches and pains, reducing stress and finding you inner joy through movement.

Private Aqua Pilates and Water Movement and You Fees: 

# of sessions Member Nonmember
 1 solo  $80  $94
 3 solos  $233  $273
 6 solos  $449  $528
 12 solos  $857  $1008
 1 duet (2-person)   $55 each  $65 each
 3 duets  $161 each  $189 each
 6 duets  $299 each  $351 each
 12 duets  $541 each   $636 each
All prices are listed per person.
Cancellations must be made with 24-hour advance notice or session will be forfeited. 
For more information about the Adult Learn-to-Swim program, or to schedule a private Water Movement and You or Aqua Pilates session, contact the Aquatics Department at 773-878-9936, ext. 8015 or

773-878-9936, ext. 7399 

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