Yoga, Barre, Pilates
Lia Montelongo has balanced between both the fitness & dance worlds for over 20 years. As a self taught hip hop dancer from the south side of Chicago Lia choreographed her very first piece to “Material Girl” by Madonna at the very young age of 11 for her local cheerleading team the Mt. Greenwood Colts.Following her love of dance through high school she found her way onto the Cardettes dance team for her local highschool, Eisenhower, located in Blue Island, Illinois. Once Lia graduated high school she found her way into fitness as a young group fitness instructor for a leading women’s health club, Women’s workout world. When she suffered from an injury, she found her love of pilates during recovery and got certified to teach and help others love their Pilates workout. Most recently, Lia completed her Yoga teacher training and received a 200 hour YTT through Yoga Alliance. Lia continues to train and learn new things as she studies modern dance at SMC and teaches Pilates, Barre, Yoga, dance, and fitness at various gyms and schools. Her many years of experience in pageantry, performing, choreographing, and fitness that she is in tune with her students bodies and needs. She look forward to blending the two worlds and working with the students of RKDC!