By Kristin Boza
The Studio Beverly, a yoga, fitness, and wellness studio, opens this month in a space originally built as a church at 2501 W. 103rd St. The former church is also home to home décor and gift shop Haven 1890 and women’s clothing store Emilia Gray. The Studio Beverly co-owners and yoga instructors Ashley LoMaglio and Sarah Regan join 20 other instructors to offer a complete wellness and fitness experience.
“The Studio Beverly is a fitness and wellness studio that offers classes like yoga, strength, barre, mat Pilates, dance, and more for all levels of experience, including teens and seniors,” LoMaglio said. “We will also offer classes and workshops in wellness, including Reiki, sound healing, and guided meditation.”
The Studio Beverly will also host instructor training and continuing education, as well as classes on nutrition.
LoMaglio and Regan both practiced yoga before deciding to become yoga teachers; they each have a 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training certification, which they say they earned to deepen their personal practices.
“We quickly realized a need for finding a studio that offered multiple types of classes in yoga and other fitness/wellness areas. We decided to create something we were looking for right in our own community,” said LoMaglio.
Self-care is a popular sentiment for busy people, with the idea that everyone needs to take time out of their busy days to take care of themselves. As the adage states, “you can’t pour from an empty cup.” The Studio Beverly seeks to help the community members find peace and new ways to care for their minds and bodies.
Regan and LoMaglio have experienced this first-hand, as they both moved to the area from outside of Chicago and dedicated many years to raising their children and supporting the businesses of their family members. Busy supporting others, they realized their self-care had fallen to the bottom of their priority lists and spent time talking to one another about their difficulties.
“We found comfort in hearing the other was having similar issues with managing a healthy life balance, and we realized other people might feel the same,” LoMaglio said. “We believe anyone can benefit from healthy living, spiritual nourishment, human connection, and a safe space to deal with the stresses of life.”
The Studio Beverly classes are designed with comfort, relaxation, and abilities in mind. The studio hopes to attract everyone from teens to seniors.
“Finding the time to do something positive for yourself and staying motivated to take care of your well-being can feel impossible some days. We are excited to offer a convenient location, parking, childcare, online booking, and a variety of class times in hopes that anyone who want to visit has a fighting chance to do so,” LoMaglio said.
More than 12 types of classes are offered, and clients are encouraged to get out of their comfort zone and try something new and challenging.
“Trying something new will keep daily routines fun and students motivated in the long-term,” LoMaglio said.
The co-owners were happy to find numerous highly qualified fitness and wellness professionals, each with their own motivational style and expertise.
“Each of our instructors is certified in fitness and/or yoga to ensure the safety of our students. Beyond credentials, The Studio Beverly instructors are passionate and committed to providing a class where each student’s wellness journey is supported,” LoMaglio said.
The Studio Beverly mission is to help the community that extends beyond their doors. They are eager to find new ways to give back to the neighborhood and collaborate with local businesses.
“We promise to always have an open mind, open heart, and open door,” LoMaglio said.
Drop-in rates are $20 and 5- and 10-class packs are available along with a monthly membership. To find out more, visit TheStudioBeverly.com and follow them on Instagram @TheStudioBeverly.