About Our Studio
BAR METHOD CHICAGO OWNERS: CATHERINE JAMES AND LIS SETTIMI
Catherine and Lis are The Bar Method franchisees for the greater Chicago metropolitan area.
Catherine teaches in all Chicago-area Bar Method studios and is a National Trainer for The Bar Method. You can also find Catherine in the Bar Method DVDs. She has her B.S. from Vanderbilt University and her M.S.W. from Tulane University. Her prior career was in human resources with a focus on organizational development and human capital strategy. She has always been an athlete and avid exerciser. She often says that it was only The Bar Method that could break her of her habit of running 8 miles a day.
Lis also teaches in all Chicago-area Bar Method studios and leads barre studio operations, marketing, finance, and new business development for The Bar Method Chicago. She received her B.A. in English from Vanderbilt University and her M.B.A from Northwestern’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management. Her prior career was in consumer marketing and brand management. She spent her time cycling or running before discovering The Bar Method.