727 Howard Street, Evanston, IL 60202
(847) 859-9427

Through dance, fitness, and community we empower ALL women to believe they are strong, beautiful, and worthy of attention.

Struggle, Elevate, & Celebrate - an Anthology of Women's Voices

Inspired by the International Women’s Day #ChooseToChallenge theme, Hip Circle is publishing an anthology of women’s voices exploring gender bias or women and girls’ achievements.

Join us for a free virtual preview session on June 25 @ 5:15 PM Central Time. You can add a donation and pre-order your copy of the anthology when you checkout.


All programming is offered virtually to keep our community safe during the ongoing pandemic. With a wide variety of classes and class times available via Zoom, you’re sure to find your way to confidence, health and joy.

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We're growing and looking for amazing women to join our fundraising and recruiting committees, Board of Directors, and Teaching Staff!

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Hip Circle aims to make health and wellness accessible to all women through a variety of classes, workshops, and events led from a place of acceptance and celebration of uniqueness and strength.

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Women are stronger than society wants them to know.


Latest News

You’ll find center news and our Extending the Circle blog posts here – give them both a read and learn more about us and our community.

Dodging Diet Culture

We do this move in Moxie Boxing called “dodge,” and I cue it by talking about ducking out of the way of an imaginary opponent. The move gets your heart-rate[…]

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Do I have to?

Do I have to? Short answer…no.

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All Winter 2021 Classes PWYC

Thanks to our generous donors all HCEC Winter Classes are offered on a PWYC basis! Check our schedule to find a PWYC class and plan your visit.

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