Chicago Pilates, Yoga, and GYROTONIC® Exercise

Katie Yohe

Pilates and GYROTONIC Instructor

Katie brings energy, creativity, and strong physicality to all of her endeavors, and hopes to continue moving, learning, and growing while inspiring others to do the same.

Originally from West Chester, PA, Katie grew up riding horses and walking her dogs through the woods, but hated gym class and never liked “exercising.” That all changed when she discovered Pilates as a young musical theatre student and loved how it helped her posture and breath support – she was hooked! Several years and a variety of trainings and continuing education workshops later, Katie has built a loyal following for her personal and hands on teaching style. Having used Pilates and GYROTONIC to rehabilitate her own injuries, she especially enjoys training clients with illnesses and injuries, and implements cues and modifications to ensure everyone can have a safe and productive workout regardless of ability. Katie loves helping clients set and attain goals whether they have a chronic condition, are preparing for a baby, marathon, or other major event, or just need some space to breathe and de-stress. She wants everyone to feel better when they walk out than when they walked in – both physically and mentally.

Katie is also the Founder and Artistic Director for A.B.L.E. – Artists Breaking Limits & Expectations – creating theatre and film projects with individuals with Down syndrome and other developmental disabilities.

She loves traveling, photography, and cooking tasty vegan food (especially involving chocolate). She and her husband, Lawrence, are also passionate about animal rescue, and frequently serve as foster parents for dogs and cats searching for their forever homes.

Teaching Experience: since 2007
Education: BFA Drama, magna cum laude, Syracuse University; MA Applied Theatre, Royal Central School for Speech and Drama
Specialties: Post-Rehabilitation, Shoulder injuries, Pre and Post Natal, Athletes & Performers
Certifications: STOTT® Pilates – Full Certification, Level 2;  GYROTONIC® – Level 1; TRX® Suspension Training, Cardiolates®; Total BarreTM; CORETM Athletic Conditioning & Performance Training

Additional Trainings:  GYROTONIC® Applications for the Fascial Body; GYROTONIC® Psoas Principles; STOTT® Pilates Athletic Conditioning w/ the Fitness Circle; STOTT® Pilates Athletic Conditioning on the Reformer 1, 2, 3 & 4; STOTT® Pilates Jumpboard for Teens; STOTT® Pilates Pilates on the Green, Matwork for Golf; STOTT® Pilates Stability Ball Challenge Level 5; Franklin Method® Happy Spine for Life; STOTT® Pilates Jumpboard Interval Training; STOTT® Pilates Cueing and Correcting for Postural Issues; Elements in Motion Functional Anatomy & Biomechanics