Annette Thurman

Annette Thurman is happy to be returning to Chicago after teaching Pilates in Los Angeles, CA, for the past 10 years. As a Senior and Certification Instructor at Whole Body Method in Los Angeles, CA, she brings her vast knowledge of the Classical Pilates System to her new home at Pilates Center of Chicago. Annette is always aiming to make each session dynamic, creative and fun, while honoring the integrity of Joseph Pilates method. A former professional dancer, (you may have seen her perform at some of the Musical Theater houses in the Chicago area or touring Internationally- Europe, Japan dancing and tapping away) choreographer, gymnast and magician’s assistant. (I always joke and say I used to be taller) All of this wonderful experience will add to her teaching mix, as she creates a challenging and interesting experience for the client. Annette has developed a wonderful “Cadillac Side Manner”, but don’t let her pleasant demeaner fool you! If it is a seriously challenging workout you are seeking, she will guide you safely through the exercises while twisting, bending and flexing beyond your potential. Annette always has the goal in mind of the client feeling energized, stretched and stronger; accomplishing this with her incredible compassion and expertise. A client once stated after taking a jump board class with Annette that it was like a ‘flying ballet class’. Come join Annette and our great PCC team for group class or a customized private session. Any of our services can range from helping the client feel relaxed and restorative to strong and challenged……it will do your body good!


Annette teaches Private Pilates Sessions and Semi-Private Session.