Teachers
Dana Santi

Dana Santi began studying the Pilates method in 1996 in Evanston, IL. She studied under the direction of Juanita Lopez and was certified by Romana Kryzanowska in 1998. After completing her certification, Dana taught at and managed The Pilates Studio of The Midwest at Hubbard Street in Chicago, IL, a certification studio for what was The New York Pilates Studio® and The Pilates Guild™. In 2002, Dana opened The Pilates Core, Inc. in LaGrange, IL. She believes that keeping Pilates authentic is what makes a successful studio. In 2004, Dana met and studied with Jay Grimes in Los Angeles, CA. That meeting changed Dana’s life and she is honored to borrow every ounce of inspiration and wisdom that he can provide. Dana has organized workshops and conferences devoted to educating participants in the traditional and authentic Pilates method. In 2016, Dana closed down The Pilates Core, moved the studio and re-branded as Dana Santi Pilates. This move has allowed Dana to teach, travel, train and most importantly be there for her kids. Dana can be found teaching classes on Pilates Anytime and currently, Dana serves as Co-Chair and is a founding member of the Authentic Pilates Union.

Jeni Jones

Trained by Dana in 2012, Jeni has devoted her life to sports and fitness. Jeni began training with Dana in 2010. Her background and scientific knowledge of the body is what makes Jeni a true force to be reckoned with. Jeni continues to challenge herself within the method, allowing her to develop her own opinion and teaching mechanics of the work. Jeni assists Dana with training and workshop venues and continues her studies with other sought after authentic Pilates teachers. Jeni currently serves as Co-Committee Head of Marketing for the Authentic Pilates Union. Skype lessons now available…

(email Jeni @ jeni-jones@sbcglobal.net)

Maureen Strom

Trained by Dana in 2012, Maureen is a 20 year practitioner of the classical Pilates method. Her knowledge of Pilates and long term relationship with this industry is what sets her apart. Maureen understands the longevity of the Pilates method and can truly adapt any workout to any age and body. She continues to assist Dana in the business aspect, as well as Dana’s training and workshop venues. Maureen continues her studies with other sought after authentic Pilates teachers and currently serves as Co-Committee Head of Marketing for the Authentic Pilates Union. Skype lessons now available…

(email Maureen @ m_strom@comcast.net)