The Studio is the physical headquarters for the internationally known The Center for Women’s Fitness. The Studio offers the unique teaching methods developed by founder Carolyne Anthony, exclusively designed for the female anatomy and physiology. 

Our classes reflect this method of teaching by concentrating on the pelvis and pelvic floor and building programs from a strong and stable foundation. These techniques will serve women well as they traverse the changes that take place throughout their lives.

While we specialize in Women’s Health, our doors are open to anyone who would like to join us.

Our classes include safe and beneficial exercises for pregnancy, through postpartum and into the change of menopause and beyond. Our aim is to create ease of movement and function of the body allowing each person to adapt the technique to their own body and needs.

We offer group classes on the mat with props such as balls and resistance bands. We also have a smaller class size that will feature the Fuse Ladder and Bodhi Suspension System.

The Studio’s Teachers

Carolyne Anthony owner of the Studio for Women's Fitness in Chicago

Carolyne Anthony


Carolyne began her professional career as a dancer in London having completed her Diploma in Dance at The Stella Mann College in 1982.She went on to dance in companies in the UK, Europe and Africa. Along with dancing, Carolyne has always had an interest in movement, she has swum competitively and was a keen runner in her younger days.

While attending company class in London in 1983, she was referred to Alan Herdman for Pilates and thus began her love affair with this amazing method. Carolyne has gone on to certify with Polestar, BASI, The PhysicalMind Institute and the Pilates Method Alliance.

Marcia Brenner Senior Pilates teacher at the Studio in Chicago

Marcia Brenner


Marcia Brenner discovered Pilates after a stress fracture sidelined her running, and it was love at first class. Having taught Creative Writing in academia for fifteen years, she found Pilates to be both fundamental to brain and body development, and was curious about learning it from a teaching perspective.

She completed a comprehensive training program with all mat and apparatus with Randi Whitman in early 2009, and completed her Pre/Postnatal Specialist Certificate with Carolyne Anthony in 2010.

Danielle Conradie


My love for sport started when I was in school, I loved track and field, ballet, swimming, you name it and I have tried it.  I started getting into the world of Pilates when I realized I always had some sort of injury, especially when I did triathlons competitively.  I love the fact that it was a different kind of challenge for an already strong body and it lent itself to balancing out the body, realigning, stretching and strengthening all at the same time.