GiGi Tonye’ Arts and Fitness

Mobile dance and fitness studio for all ages.

Neighborhood: South Loop


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“Garley ‘GiGi Tonye’ Briggs passion for creative wellness and purpose was born in January 2017. GiGi Tonye’ brand and business focuses on using her story to build and uplift all individuals through dance and their pursuit of a healthier lifestyle through fitness. She decided to pursue this specific business type because she realized in her 10+ year health care experience in nursing assistanec and with her Masters in Health Administration that there was a wellness need for preventative care management and ways to help individuals achieve their wellness goals in creative ways. She would often put on artistic shows or activities that would keep patients interested in the health information they would receive. At this same time, she would teach part-time at dance studios and fitness gyms and noticed participants were limited access to her dance and fitness classes. She realized that she could combine both of her experiences into one and bring the studio to the participant by way of custom dance and fitness services. This began as a way of providing these creative wellness services at their homes or their preferred locations. Her business has partnerships with Blue Cross Blue Shield, YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago, Millennium Park Chicago, American Diabetes Association, and many more!!! Though her business journey began as a sole proprietorship, in 2019 it was incorporated into an LLC as well as quick grew to a team 10+ instructors that are local Chicago dance artists and fitness professionals!”

– Garley Briggs