IT’S LIT STUDIO obviously got its name by being under the The Scent Queens Candle Company, but it’s what we call a double entendre (a word or phrase that is open to two interpretations). We used to be known as LYMPHFITNESS when teaching outdoors in the park and online—our classes were focused on keeping the lymphatic system healthy. So if you follow us on Instagram or Facebook you will see older posts that involved LYMPHFITNESS. But now that we opened the Apothecary Shoppe before the studio we felt compelled to make a change and keep with the candle theme, since we also make our own handmade/hand-poured soy and coconut wax candles. Funny story (maybe you will skip by this part or not) but so many people would come in our Apothecary Shoppe and notice these little signs next to candles that said “THIS CANDLE IS LIT, PLEASE DO NOT PICK UP”—they would giggle and say “YO THIS CANDLE IS LIT” and we would all laugh but then we would say “No, literally the candle is lit, like with a flame so out of caution we put these signs next to them”—then we would all laugh some more…so when it came time to fix up the space that would become our yoga and fitness studio we decided hey—you know what? That’s a pretty cool term to use for our actual name…and so here we are. Let’s face it, with all the darkness and despair that seems to enveloping the world since the pandemic, we need to light up the dark a bit. So IT’S LIT STUDIO is a place where we can simply move our bodies and cleanse our minds like a speck of light.
When we were LYMPHFITNESS we created a unique class that combines the best parts of Yoga, Meditation, Plyometrics, Interval Training and Group Fitness with perfectly curated sequences of MOVEMENT that not only helps the entire body but also the mind. Our signature class MOVEMENT is dedicated to helping every single body (no matter the size, shape, health, color, orientation or gender) to simply move in ways you never thought about (or thought you couldn’t). Along with MOVEMENT, we also teach Bootcamp style HIIT classes for fitness along with yoga classes that includes Hatha, Vinyasa, Yin, Gentle, Restorative and Beginner’s (along with bilingual/Spanish options)…and of course candlelight yoga!
IT’S LIT STUDIO is 100% LGBTQ+ Owned and what’s most important to us is having an all-inclusive space where everyone and everyBODY is welcome! We want to build a community within a community here in Albany Park and we truly love being here (living and…now working/creating here). So join us!