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MOVE is a blissful and energetic studio for private Pilates & GYROTONIC® sessions, high-octane barre and bootcamp classes and centering yoga to help you look and feel amazing. Clients tell us that they can feel the difference the minute you walk into our beautiful space.
Experience MOVE's joyful atmosphere and be part of a community that believes that being fit, being well and being inspired are goals worth working toward together. MOVE’s atmosphere of community is one that makes everyone feel comfortable and supported.
Our wellness coaching helps you live better and healthier. Nourish your mind and body by creating a vision for the person you want to become. From our classes that challenge the body and our workshops and coaching that inspire you to your best self, MOVE offers something for everyone.
Enjoy a post-workout fresh, organic juice or snack. Or treat yourself to our chemical-free skincare. Stay stylish with our range of high-performance fitness apparel. We support our clients by offering healthy choices in food and fashion.
MOVE Fitness & Wellness specializes in Pilates, a contemporary approach to the mind-body exercise method that was pioneered by Joseph Pilates more than 85 years ago. Pilates is suitable for all bodies at every stage of life and is a modifiable system of more than 500 exercises performed on a mat or using specialized equipment, called The Cadillac, Reformer and Chair. MOVE works with a range of clients from elite athletes, people recovering from injuries and those interested in building a conditioning program that is efficient, effective and safe.
The reason co-owner Elaine Economou teamed up with AFC Ann Arbour wasn’t just because her 11 year-old loves soccer. She also wanted to extend Move’s philosophy to members both inside and outside of the community. “Live a joyful life in a fit and healthy body.” is the motto at Move and that’s exactly what the members of AFC Ann Arbour can expect. These soccer players get to do what they love day in and day out and we help them get ready for their next match or to recuperate from the previous one. We are honored to be able to support the team this year and we appreciate the spirit they’ve brought to our community - now it’s time for us to give back.
The GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® methods are complementary exercise methods that fall under one umbrella - the GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM®. Both methods were developed by Juliu Horvath, an ethnic Hungarian, professional dancer from Romania. Horvath suffered a series of debilitating injuries during his dance career, and began developing what are now known as the GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® Methods as a way to heal himself and regain his strength and agility.
GYROTONIC® exercises are performed on custom-designed GYROTONIC® equipment, whereas GYROKINESIS® exercises are performed on a mat and chair. Both exercise sequences are composed of spiraling, circular movements, which flow together seamlessly in rhythmic repetitions, with corresponding breath. Each movement flows into the next, allowing the joints to move through a natural range of motion without jarring or compression.These carefully crafted sequences create balance, efficiency, strength and flexibility and is really is something anyone can do; young or old, fit or unfit
"Your class has been wonderful, it has made me aware of my body, that I have become stronger; I plan a lifetime commitment to Pilates."
"I feel stronger and fitter than I ever have, and I have a new-found respect and, dare I say it, affection for my body – pretty remarkable for a 50-year-old woman."
"I have learned so much about proper movement and core strengthening at this facility. Every instructor that I have met and worked with has been professional in their approach, yet seem to have very open hearts. I would highly recommend it to anyone seeking better health and core strength."
Dr. Steve M.
Stop in for a tour and to meet our expert trainers; enjoy a juice; shop our chemical free skincare
and unique new clothing lines. MOVE is conveniently located on Jackson Road in Ann Arbor, easily
accessible from Chelsea, Dexter, Saline, Canton, Plymouth and Jackson.