Elaine Economou

MOVE Wellness Studios Co-Founder, President & CEO, Instructor Trainer & Coach

Elaine Economou is co-founder & CEO for MOVE Wellness and has devoted her life to creating healthy, compassionate communities throughout southeast Michigan. She designed MOVE to be a place where anyone can come to find the support, expertise and inspiration they need to meet their individual fitness goals and live healthy, joyful lives, regardless of age, experience or ability. Dedicated to fostering a continuum of care for community members beyond the MOVE studio, Elaine has developed collaborative partnerships with professional healthcare organizations, non profits and fitness clubs in and around Ann Arbor, including St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Probility Physical Therapy, AFC Ann Arbor, Cancer Support Community of SE Michigan and Michigan Medicine. 

She created MOVE’s instructor training program to ensure those interested in pursuing a career in Pilates teaching can get the professional training, mentorship, and growth opportunities they need to develop the highest level of expertise and dedication to their clients’ well-being. 

Elaine holds certification through the National Pilates Certification Program, STOTT PILATES and the GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® Methods, and has completed training as a wellness coach through Wellcoaches™. She is also participating in an ongoing mentorship program with Wendy LeBlanc-Arbuckle in 2021. When not training clients, mentoring new instructors or presenting at local community wellness events, Elaine can be found playing with her dogs in the forest near her home, gardening, and spending time with her three boys and husband at home, traveling and at their favorite “up north” spot, Beaver Island.

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