Our Partners

At Ascend, wellness goes beyond fitness.
Meet our dedicated group of total wellness experts. No matter what your health and fitness goals are, our partners and collaborators share in your perspectives. They’ll tailor your Ascend experience to cultivate your skills and transform you—physically and mentally. 




Our Transform partners offer an elite level of wellness services at Ascend. Clients receive comprehensive, on-going services designed to totally transform their lifestyle.


Our Elevate partners offer a premier level of wellness services at Ascend. Clients tailor their needs to services that can effectively elevate their well-being.


Our Rise partners offer a classic level of wellness services at Ascend. Clients choose from one or more services that can help them rise to their potential.

Andrea Wise Lifestyle


Andrea believes in eating clean, training hard and loving life. From business executives to entrepreneurs and creatives, her unique approach helps clients improve their health, achieve goals, and develop sustainable habits that integrate seamlessly into their demanding lifestyles.

  • Fitness
  • Nutrition
  • Lifestyle (travel, fashion, entertainment)

andreawiselifestyle.com  |  andrea@andreawiselifestyle.com  |  312.521.0815

Spindle Fitness


Spindle Fitness harnesses the power of technology to offer the benefits of individual training with the economy and community of group classes. With trainers on site coaching during all open hours and an app that delivers each member's specific program and data, it delivers outcomes you can see and feel with flexibility for your busy schedule.

  • Spindle Membership
  • Private Training

spindlefitness.com  |  info@spindlefitness.com  |  312.283.5849

Blair Kitch


A one-of-a-kind holistic approach to health and fitness, Blair helps people identify lifestyle barriers that prevent them from living a truly healthy life. They work to harmonize the body, center the mind, and ease the spirit in order to become truly healthy beings.

  • One-on-one personal training
  • Pairs training
  • Small group training
  • Myofascial release (MFR)
  • Meditation techniques
  • Consultation
  • Tai Chi (coming soon)

info@kitchhealth.com  |  312.547.0944

Lori Verta Fitness & Lifestyle


Lori offers a myriad of personal training services and is co-owner of a premier meal delivery service called The Green Gourmet Chicago. Her 17 years of experience equips her to be more comprehensive in the way she approaches lifestyle coaching for her clients.

  • Personal Training
  • Mobility Training
  • Injury Rehab
  • Sport Specific Training
  • Fascial Bodywork
  • Nutritional Counseling

www.lorivertalifestyle.com  | loriverta@gmail.com  |  847.903.3124

The Joy of Clear Skin


Oana is an esthetician with 13 years of experience. She believes lasting beauty on the outside starts with internal health and well being. Oana uses organic, food-based, European products to treat and heal the body for lasting results.

  • Microdermabrasion Facials

  • Hyperpigmentation and Melasma Treatments

  • European Style Acne Treatments

  • Anti Aging Treatments

  • Peels for varying skin concerns (lines, wrinkles, acne, hyperpigmentation)

joyofclearskin.com  |  oanamariapatran@gmail.com  |  312.420.4224

Yoga by Allison


Allison is a fun, passionate and highly skilled yoga and meditation instructor. She brings 18 years of experience in demystifying the healing practices of yoga and meditation so she can tailor sessions to the unique goals and needs of her students.

  • Private Yoga
  • Meditation Classes
  • Small Group Yoga
  • Yoga Workshops

yogabyallison.com  |  allisonenglish@gmail.com  |  847.970.0047

Lisa Miranda Pilates


Lisa Miranda, PMA-CPT®, teaches pilates and yoga with body and mind-strengthening as part of an individual’s fitness goals. Balance, control, focus, precision and proper technique are pilates principles practiced during her private or group sessions.

  • Private Pilates Sessions
  • Pilates Group Classes
  • Creative Consultation

www.pilateslisamiranda.com |  llisamiranda@hotmail.com  |  773.398.6428

Nicole Kupish


Nicole provides well-rounded solutions that coach individuals how to move well and create positive habits for long lasting changes in overall health.

  • Wellness coaching
  • Strength training
  • Nutrition
  • Sleep
  • Stress management
  • Yoga & meditation

nkupish@gmail.com  |  217.620.6469

Meredith Franczyk Physical Therapy

Meredith earned her Masters Degree in Physical Therapy from Northern Illinois University in 2002.  Each session includes manual treatment, therapeutic exercise, patient education and behavioral-modification strategies. Meredith particularly enjoys working with endurance athletes with an emphasis on runners. Overall, she focuses on treating each individual as a whole and not just focusing on the symptoms. 

  • Neuromuscular Re-education
  • Postural Dysfunction
  • Sports Injuries
  • Overuse Injuiries
  • Manual Therapy 

meredith@dynamic-pt.com |  312.778.6455

№409 Pilates


Dita is a PMA certified instructor that customizes instructions to an individual’s health, lifestyle, and fitness level, in a safe and supportive environment. Each Pilates lesson contains mindful and challenging movements to gain strength, flexibility and understanding of proper alignment.

  • Private or semi-private Pilates lessons

www.no409pilates.com | dvinkele@hotmail.com  |  312.519.3900

Body Essence Within


At Body Essence Within, classes are designed and adjusted to the needs of each student. Margeaux has been teaching Pilates in Chicago for 20 years, is a teacher trainer with Pilates Core Integration in Arizona, and is a licensed Teacher of the Art of Feminine Presence.

  • Private Pilates
  • Group Pilates
  • Art of Feminine Presence Classes
  • Crystal Bed Sessions for Healing

margeauxraymond@gmail.com  |  312.404.2410

Foundational Strength


Jacob brings 10 years of personal training and clinical massage together to service his clients. His unique skill set allows for an all-inclusive approach building strength, stability, and mobility at a safe but challenging pace for overall well-being.

  • Pre and Post-Injury Training
  • Basic & Advanced Strength Training
  • Kettlebell Training
  • Kinesio-Taping
  • Myofascial Release
  • Nutritional Counseling

foundationalstrength.net I jacob.hillberg@gmail.com I 773.936.0067

Boldly Go Yoga & Bodywork


Anna is a warm, compassionate, and highly intuitive Forrest Yoga instructor and Structural Integration Therapist. She brings a sense of playfulness and wonder to rebuilding our relationships with our bodies through deep breathing, hands-on techniques, and focused attention to feeling.

  • Private Yoga
  • Structural Integration Therapy
  • Group Yoga
  • Yoga and Anatomy Workshops

anna@boldlygoyoga.com  |  773.551.1029