Hip Circle Studio News

Valentine's Day Couples' Massage - SOLD OUT | Wednesday, Feb 12, 2014 | Hip Circle

Thanks to everyone for the interest, but our Couples' Massage workshop for Valentine's Day is now full.  We don't anticipate having spots open up, but if you would like to be placed on a waitlist please go to the registration page and follow the prompts to be added.

We hope you have a wonderful Valentine's Day!

Introducing Stories from the Studio and more | Friday, Feb 7, 2014 | Hip Circle

We have 2 more posts added to the blog that you should check out!

Meet Donna...A Stories from the Studio Post lets you get to know one of our students.

Quiet...A New Craving explores meditation through the eyes of a new practitioner.

Enjoy!

Blog Updates | Friday, Jan 17, 2014 | Hip Circle

Did you see?  We have two new(ish) posts on the blog.  Take a look and let us know what you think by commenting on the posts.  If you have a topic you'd like to see explored by Malik or one of the teachers at the studio, let us know!

One for the New Year

Pilates Mat - An Expectations Post

Hip Circle Studio supports ESCCA | Friday, Nov 1, 2013 | Hip Circle

We love having opportunities to support our community, and are thrilled to have been asked to be a part of the ESCCA (Evanston School Children's Clothing Association) pumpkin sale again this year. 

Nothing - Malik's Latest Blog Post | Tuesday, Oct 29, 2013 | Hip Circle

Are you a Doer?  Check out Malik's latest blog post and see what happened when she did Nothing for a change.

Five Mommy and Me Fitness Classes in Chicago | Thursday, Oct 17, 2013 | Hip Circle

Thanks to Groupon for the shout-out!

 

 

Malik Featured in Huffington Post | Friday, Oct 11, 2013 | Hip Circle

What can happen when you leave the corporate life to follow your dreams?  You just might end up featured in an article in The Huffington Post!  That's what happened to Malik, and you can read the article here to learn about her and 14 other chicagoans!

Pricing Changes coming in September, 2013 | Tuesday, Jul 2, 2013 | Hip Circle

 

Can you believe the studio is 3 years old?  I find it challenging to wrap my head around at times!  We’ve come a long way since opening our doors in 2010! We now have 2 classrooms and a team of instructors, have added Yoga, Pilates, Hula Hooping, Personal Training, and Massage (coming 7/18) to the offerings at the studio, and need to raise the prices to continue to grow into our 4th year (and beyond).

 

Effective September 1st, our new pricing for full-length classes (45 - 75 minutes) will be as follows:

 

  • Drop-in: $18
  • 5-class card: $70 ($14 per class)
  • 10-class card: $120 ($12 per class)

 

 

For 30-minute classes, pricing will be as follows:

 

  • Drop-in: $9
  • 5-class card: $35 ($7 per class)
  • 10-class card: $60 ($6 per class)

 

Membership prices will change to the following:

  • Half-Circle Membership: $120/month (12-mo. contract), $130/month (6-mo. contract)
  • Benefits include:
    • unlimited classes
    • yoga mat storage
    • studio cubby
    • $50 per hr for Personal Training (normally $75)
    • $60 per hr for Massage (normally $70)
    • free Hip Circle Hafla registration
  • Full-Circle Membership: $150/month (12-mo contract), $160/month (6-mo. contract)
  • Benefits include:
    • unlimited classes
    • yoga mat storage
    • studio cubby
    • $40 per hr for Personal Training (normally $75)
    • $55 per hr for Massage (normally $70)
    • 15% off Workshop registrations
    • 10% off retail
    • free Dance With Me, Toddler! workshop registration
    • free Hip Circle Hafla registration

 

These changes will bring our pricing closer to what is normal for independent dance and fitness studios in the area (though we’re still less than most yoga/Pilates/dance studios), and will allow us to be more aggressive with discounting.  I am hoping it will also give me the ability to extend scholarship options but will have to wait a bit to make that happen.

 

All class cards purchased now at the current pricing will remain active for 6 months from date of purchase, so you can stock up now and save.  If you’re currently a member, your dues will remain the same for as long as you maintain your membership in good standing.  If you let your membership lapse or decide not to renew, whatever rates are in effect if and when you wish to rejoin will apply to you at that time.  Anyone joining in July or August of this year will be able to lock in our current member pricing as well.

 

I thank you for your support and look forward to having you continue to be a part of the studio and watching/helping us grow!

 

CLASSES/WORKSHOPS CANCELLED - Wednesday, June 12th | Wednesday, Jun 12, 2013 | Hip Circle

Due to the severe weather expected in Evanston all classes and workshops scheduled for tonight, Wednesday, June 12th, have been cancelled.

Stay home, stay safe, and we'll dance again tomorrow!

June Blog Posts | Sunday, Jun 9, 2013 | Hip Circle

Take a look at our June blog posts (and leave a comment if you're so inclined):

June 9 - Moving with Confidence