GENERAL HOURS*

MONDAY-FRIDAY

7.00AM-10.00PM

 

​SATURDAY-SUNDAY

​7.00AM-8.00PM

 

*hours may vary based on class times, events or private parties.  Please always check our online SCHEDULE for current hours

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About Full Circle Fitness & Social Club 

Welcome!  We Created This Place For You.  

 
It's true. YOU are the person we had in mind when we created Full Circle Fitness & Social Club in Oak Park - and we couldn't be more excited to welcome you into the family!
 
We wanted to build a place that was not only known for amazing classes, excellent teachers and friendly staff - but also as a place that fosters growth and love for all those who pass thru our doors.
 
We believe we are ALL difference makers in our personal, work, and social lives - and we offer an opportunity for our community to dive deeper into the dimensions of wellness: mind, body and spirit.  
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The Full Circle Story

Hello!  I'm Holly and I am the Founder of Full Circle Fitness and Social Club established in March 2019.  After years of being a studio owner for a national franchise, I, along with the support of an amazing Team, decided to go independent and create a studio and social club that not only focuses on fitness but other areas of health and wellness. By adding elements to the studio platform, we support the growth and continuous learning that ultimately adds to personal satisfaction within.

 

I have been teaching barre and cycle classes for over 6 years but my love for exercise was a roller coaster of love and hate. Prior to opening a boutique fitness studio in 2013, I worked in the insurance industry in Chicago. After a long day of work, I would (begrudgingly) go to the local gym, find it awkward and intimidating and did not feel any different.  I actually hated the experience. As many others do, the cycle of going to the gym and quitting went on for years. When I found barre classes, my life changed. Barre classes, although difficult, were doable. I had one hour of constant direction that I could follow, concentrate on exactly what was being said, not think about deadlines, sales goals, where I thought I should be in life, it was just me, listening to those clear directions from the Instructor.  

 

I found my style, pace, and felt amazing.  The results were seen but most important was the confidence I felt.

That is what brought ME to the place I am today, my singular goal is to give the opportunity for EVERYONE, all sizes, ages, and fitness levels, a place that is inclusive to all and where you, as an individual, are seen or heard and appreciated. Difference Makers that spread your happiness to all because you feel powerful within Yourself.

 
Meet The Team
 

Holly Blakeley

Club Owner

I am credited in teaching Barre, Cycle, and Water Aerobics (true) and have been teaching for over 5 years. I was not born a natural teacher but stepped out of my comfort zone, being in front of people, all because I wanted to share my experience of taking a class for the first time, second, and 100th time. Every class you take is an opportunity to learn something new about yourself and about the positions. Barre and Cycle are special to me. I struggled with exercise throughout my 20's and never imagined I would find something I loved, loved enough to open a studio! I know there are people, like me, who have struggled with finding a program they actually like, stick to, and enjoy. They are Me and possibly You! In class, my communication through teaching is conversational, if I can hit home by using an analogy that resonates with one individual, I can see it in their eyes. I live for that moment! I live in Oak Park with my favorite friend, Megatron, a silver lab you will see around the studio. I love reading, am passionate about plants and gardening and I most importantly, I love my family, friends, and people. Come to Full Circle Fitness and Social Club, take a class, you will see that every single person on the staff is genuine, giving and want to make a difference in your life. Become part of our community, our Club.

Edna Radnik-Madonia

Chief of Fitness

Fitness and movement have been my passion since I was a child. I have been teaching for over 25 years. I strive to be a life long learner and believe that as movement is the first form of communication, there are always new techniques and ideas to learn. Keeping educated and informed is very important to me. I have high energy and ask anyone who is in class with me to push themselves a little farther than they think they can go - because if not now, then when? have an extensive background in dance and am a Laban Certified Movement Analyst. I danced professionally for The Dance COLEctive for 7 years so my style is very dance based. I am an ACE Certified Personal Trainer and hold specialty certifications in TurboKICK, Piloxing, RIPPED, Tabata Bootcamp, Pilates Mat, Manju Jois Ashtanga Yoga, and Schwinn Indoor Cycling. I hold a BA in Dance with specialization in teaching from Columbia College Chicago as well as a graduate certificate from the Dance Movement Therapy Department in Laban Movement Analysis. I helped found the Center for Community Arts Partnerships (CCAP) of Columbia College Chicago. CCAP developed programs that expanded learning, connected Columbia College to schools and communities and built a new generation of engaged artists. I am married, have two daughters and two rescue dogs. I love to hike, bike, and camp in my spare time. I am beyond excited to be the Chief of Fitness at Full Circle Fitness and Social Club. With my education, training, love of teaching, this amazing community; you would say, that I have prepared all my life for this challenge. I am ready to create, support, and continue to grow myself, teachers, and you. I promise. I will keep challenging you, every day, just like I do myself, to be your best. Be You, Who else is better than being You?

Meg Northey

Club Manager

I am a mother of 3 beautiful children and have been married to my husband Tom for 31 years. Originally from Dubuque, Iowa. I have lived in Oak Park for 32 years. I'm fortunate enough to have 2 of my 3 sisters living here as well. Ironically, our mother is a native Oak Parker. So, I guess you could say we've come "full circle". I love being a part of this community and find great satisfaction and joy supporting people. Come experience that same joy I feel at Full Circle Fitness and Social Club!

Jena Ertel

Lead Instructor

My first introduction to movement was as a small child when my mother would devise creative movement games for them to play that were physical, interactive and FUN. Thankfully, moving the body continued to be an enjoyable experience which soon drove me to seek a life and career sharing the joy of movement with others. I believe my purpose in life is to offer movement as a means to bring you closer to self, and build a strong body, mind, and spirit. In my classes, you can expect all of the things my mother instilled in me all those years ago: humor, creativity, and physically challenging movement. You will feel a sense of community with your fellow students, and leave glowing and feeling better than you did when you walked in. I come with 20 years of teaching humans of all ages. My journey so far includes receiving a BA in Dance from Columbia College Chicago, a certification in Dance Education from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, a 200-hour certification in yoga instruction through Tejas Yoga with her amazing teachers James Tennant and Jim Bennitt, as well as extensive continued training in barre fitness. I am also Co-Founder and Head Captain of the most energetic dance fitness format around PomSquad Fitness and also a Consultant for Rodan + Fields Skin Care. My love for teaching, educating, and dance is seen and felt in my classes. Join me at Full Circle Fitness and Social Club and experience my unique style for yourself!

Eileen Johnson

Instructor

I have been a multisport athlete my whole life. Volleyball, basketball, softball, track, triathlons just to name a few! The importance of yoga and flexibility has always been in the forefront of my life. So the role of coach came natural to me. I have coached youth boys travel basketball and middle school triple jump and long jump for 6 years and Yoga for athletes (specifically high school sports teams) for 3 years. When I found myself in a barre studio, I knew I needed to share this passion with as many people as I could! And then I met the stationary bike and knew it was meant to be. My goal is to help as many people find their passion and coach them to be the most successful, happiest version of themselves possible. So come meet me on the bike, we’ll go to the barre after and have a ton of fun and laughs along the way!

Sara Goggin-Young

Instructor/Motivational Guide

An Oak Park native, I achieved All American Athlete status while swimming at Oak Park River Forest High School. I acquired an athletic scholarship to Arizona State University where I earned a Bachelors of Science in Criminal Justice & Political Science. I then pursued my interest in law to gain a Juris Doctorate. After raising a family and a transitional period in my life, I went back to my basics remembering the tools needed to lead an extraordinary life: pouring love within, fueling my body with premium nutrition and moving my body! I live in LaGrange with my two children were I fill my life with love, Isagenix and master’s swimming. "When we move our bodies, fuel our bodies, and nurture ourselves, amazing things happen! I look forward to striving to greatness together!”

Tracy Bisterfeldt

Instructor

Growing up as a dancer, my family used to say I could pirouette better than I could walk. They weren't wrong, I fell...a lot. Dance and complementary exercises have always been integral parts of my life. I have always been drawn to exercise classes where I learned about my anatomical form, how to gain strength, and how to further infuse movement with grace--supporting my development as a dancer. Throughout college and graduate school my studies focused on the mind/body connection. I was fascinated with cultivating more understanding of how psychological, behavioral, and cultural factors contributed to physical health and illness. Today, as a Health Psychologist, I feel most balanced (and challenged) when I'm practicing exercise that requires an integration of mind and body. Exercise that challenges me to remember that training my thoughts is just as important in the pursuit of physical goals as training my body. That what I say to myself both in and outside of class matters, and will inevitably impact my performance and, most importantly, my health. At Full Circle Fitness, I embrace the opportunity to share messages of health, balance, integration, and well-being with our thoughtful community.

Michaela Comiskey

Instructor

I’ve been somewhat of a gym rat since my mid 20’s. I started with Step Aerobics classes (2-3x/week) and circuit training on machines. (2-3x/week). I took a “break” from exercising for 3 years when I had my kids (big mistake… the break from exercising, not the kids, haha). I then decided to join a gym, where I discovered Cycle classes, Bosu aerobics, weight training, pilates, and yoga. I’ve attempted running — 5K’s, 8K’s, and 1 half marathon; suffered injuries and decided my body was not made for it. I discovered custom boutique fitness classes in 2015 and have been hooked ever since. My educational and career background is in Chemistry. I worked in the pharmaceutical manufacturing industry as a lab analyst, then a technical trainer, and a lab manager. I’ve been a stay at home mom since having my 2 boys. I’ve spent quite a bit of time volunteering in my kids’ classrooms, school organizations, and swim club. I currently work part time teaching at two fitness locations. Come see why Full Circle Fitness & Social Club is the best!

Valerie Kalita

Instructor

I've been in competitive sports since I was six. I swam growing up, played softball and water polo in college. I dabbled in triathlons in my twenties but had to stop after my back issues. I spent years fighting my body, frustrated with what I couldn't do and what I felt were its shortcomings. Not until recently have I learned to forgive, accept and love who I am. Now, I'm just so excited to see what I can do every time I step foot into the studio. What we can do together. Fitness has given me the outlet to grow, I'm forever grateful. Join me at Full Circle Fitness & Social Club and see how I can help you grow too!

Jen T.

Instructor

I've always been somewhat active since high school (cross country & softball). I started running as exercise pretty regularly in my late 20's until my knees didn't agree with that. After having my youngest, my physical therapist said I needed to strengthen my core to help with my lower back problems. I pretty much laughed in her face. I started Barre classes in 2015 and have been practicing since. Thanks to this, chiropractic appointments were not needed! I have been passionate about Barre since! It changed my life, just as it will change yours. My students and teammates inspire me to be a better teacher daily. Come be inspired with me at Full Circle Fitness & Social Club!

Rebecca Vonderlack

Instructor

I have been working in group exercise for more than 20 years. I have a passion for cycle, strength and mat Pilates. I am constantly striving to improve my fitness and keep class participants challenged. I am a resident of Oak Park along with my family, husband Jorge and children, Julia and Diego. My classes are full of energy, my approach and style are all about having fun while encouraging students to reach for their maximize levels. I love teaching, I love motivating, and you will have a great time when you come to my classes at Full Circle Fitness and Social Club. Join us!

Shirley Bevan

Instructor

I was athletic at school - track and field, and I continued to enjoy keeping fit. I attended gyms regularly, took cardio classes and would run in local 5k races. I started to play tennis competitively about 12 years ago and soon realized that in order to improve my game I needed to continue to work on my movement and fitness levels. That's when I discovered my love and passion for barre fitness. Let me share my passion with you at Full Circle Fitness and Social Club!

Julie Dauksas

Instructor

I grew up in a sporty house participating in team athletics my entire youth. After high school, I continued running as a hobby and as a primary form of exercise until I started experiencing hip pain. Luckily, a boutique fitness studio opened in my neighborhood that same year and it completely transformed my perspective on fitness. The mind-body connection made for a physical challenge unlike any I had previously experienced. While I felt almost immediate physical results, it was the mental benefits that really hooked me. I found that the practice relieved stress and brought a calming balance to my life that I did not even realize I was missing as a school teacher and eventually a new mom. My love of teaching and my love of this practice gradually combined into the desire to share these mind-body benefits with others, and here I am. Come share my desires at Full Circle Fitness & Social Club!

Jenn Krusinski

Health and Lifestyle Coach

I am a functionally and holistically trained Health & Life Coach with a specialty in Thyroid and women with Hashimoto's. After waiting 10+ years for a diagnosis, and figuring out so much on my own, I decided I didn’t want other women to go through what I did, so I become a coach. I’ve always wanted to be in a helping field, it just took me 20 years to get here! Today, more than ever, I believe women are so vital to the health of our families, our communities, and our world . That’s what drives me — empowering women to get back to themselves — finding their joy, their spark, their voice and their vitality — by eating, living and being REAL. My family moved back to IL from MN in 2018 and we are living in and loving Oak Park. I am an avid reader and a podcast junkie! You will often find me walking/running my dog Max, cycling on the prairie path or working my business from my sunny front porch. I’m excited to be part of the Social Club community!
My mission is to educate people and help them to learn to enjoy themselves without stressing out over the perfect bikini body, the perfect diet...the perfect ANYTHING! Let’s make a promise instead. To finally learn how to enjoy life, healthfully, once and for all without diets, without gimmicks, without perfection. A promise to finally be true to who we are meant to be, a promise to BE Real. I am part of the Full Circle Team as the Health and Wellness Coach but my business, Jenn Krusinski Wellness offers coaching on an individual basis. I am thrilled to be part of Full Circles amazing Team and Community by offering my specialized program, Transform 7!

Deziree Rios

Instructor

I have always been active and born with a ton of energy! From grade school through high school I was a competitive cheerleader, a gymnast, and soccer player, and after high school, I continued to play on recreational soccer and volleyball teams, but otherwise, my fitness routine was lacking.
I would drag myself to the gym after work and get a little cardio and weight lifting in a couple of days a week, do a yoga class, which I loved, but they only offered one or two a week that worked with my schedule. I would most often leave the gym feeling like I didn't do enough. I knew I needed more structure and guidance in my routine to see and feel the benefits but realized I did not want to spend the money on a personal trainer or have another 'must-do' on my list of meeting with a trainer. Yes, I needed guidance and encouragement, but I also craved the feeling of looking forward to going to the gym, that I 'thought' everyone else had. That is when I found a Barre Studio close to my home. As a student, I felt immediately at home and confident surrounded by the amazingly supportive community of people. The changes to my body were crazy great but best of all, I looked forward to going to class! Not only did I feel amazing but it fed my mental clarity and gave me confidence. It was empowering!! My life changed, and after two years - I felt so empowered that with no health and fitness background, I took a step out of my comfort zone and trained to be a Teacher at Full Circle Fitness & Social Club. I believe in the practice and the team at Full Circle and knew that I wanted to share this with others and to show them they could do this too! Just like me, you can start at any fitness level, age, or background.
My teaching style is unique and speaks directly to You, the student, just like me when I started taking classes to now. Come to class and let me show you how to enjoy 'working out'.