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THE MOVE STORY

A passion for creating positive impact. A deep commitment to community. A belief in the power of movement. These are the elements that form the bedrock of MOVE Wellness. They also happen to be the very things through which Robin and Elaine connected in 2012. 

Originally meeting when Robin sought out Pilates training to help her prepare for a road race, Elaine and Robin discovered in one another a shared entrepreneurial spirit, a desire to build something meaningful in their Southeast Michigan community, and a remarkably complementary skillset. 

Elaine’s unique vision for a place where people of all ages and types were empowered to move well by confident professional trainers they could trust blended seamlessly with Robin’s operational prowess and knack for cultivating vibrant community spaces. 

Through a collaborative community-based business approach, they created long-term partnerships with Trinity Health, Probility Physical Therapy, the University of Michigan, Cancer Support Community and other mind-body professionals to extend a continuum of care to clients in search of whole-body health and well-being. 

Today, MOVE is Ann Arbor’s trusted resource for Pilates, Gyrotonic® training, and other mind-body systems and classes that help people build strength, get healthy, and live long, rich lives at every age.



Pilates Strengthening

ABOUT MOVE WELLNESS STUDIOS IN ANN ARBOR

From the minute you enter through the front doors of the MOVE Wellness Studio in Ann Arbor, you will feel energized and empowered on your path to fitness and wellness. Our friendly staff will greet you and help with class selections, registration, and setting up appointments for private sessions and classes.  

Our fitness studio is known for its friendly, welcoming environment and a variety of spaces to meet our clients’ needs: 

  • We have all gender locker rooms for changing before or after your workout along with showers, towels, and toiletries for your convenience. 
  • Our Ann Arbor workout classes are held in two beautiful studio spaces with plenty of natural light. 
  • Our peaceful massage room is perfect for clients who want relief from stiff muscles or to simply indulge in massage therapy.
  • Our boutique is a great place to shop, enjoy some local goodies, and meet other members of the MOVE community.

MOVE Westside is conveniently located right off I-94 Exit 172 (Jackson Road exit) in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Call us at 734-224-2560 or stop by for a visit!

MOVE METHODS


We host both private sessions and mixed equipment, small group classes for both Pilates and the GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM®

PILATES

One of our in-studio offerings is Pilates, an exercise system that strengthens and lengthens the entire body. Pilates is suitable for all bodies at every stage of life.

Our Ann Arbor studio space is equipped with Pilates Reformers, Cadillac, and Chairs so that trainers can prepare a customized and fun workout for each client. Our small group classes are limited to six clients to allow for personalized attention and modifications in a fun and energizing group class format.

Pilates Private Training
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GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM®

MOVE also teaches the Gyrotonic Expansion System, a three-dimensional movement system based on the principles of yoga, dance, tai chi, and swimming. 

We have four Gyrotonic Towers as well as an Archway, Gyrotoner, and Jumping Stretching Board. We know the equipment might look intimidating, but once you give it a try during an Introductory Private Session, you’ll become hooked! Gyrotonic is great for seasoned movers as well as those brand new to this movement system. We have private sessions as well as Gyrotonic Tower classes in the studio.

MASSAGE & PHYSICAL THERAPY

We also offer massage therapy and physical therapy in our studio. Relax and rejuvenate your body and mind in our massage room. Massage therapist Katie Shroeder of Bodywork Elevated is available for mixed modality bodywork. Massages may include deep tissue, warming essential oils, cupping, myofascial release and much more! We have also partnered with Melissa Trauger of Rhapsody of Motion Physical Therapy to offer on-site physical therapy sessions to complement your Pilates or Gyrotonic training.

BOUTIQUE

After class, we invite you to mingle with our trainers and members. You can also shop for skincare and beauty products free of harsh chemicals as well as workout wear and accessories in our boutique.

We currently are partnering with BYOC Ann Arbor and have many locally made products including sustainable bodycare, kitchen accessories, and candles.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

For a full list of our rates and membership options, please visit our pricing page.

Your private training sessions expire one year from the date of purchase, and your small group training classes expires six months from the date of purchase, except where noted.

Small group training classes are for consecutive classes and cannot be applied to other classes except where noted. Sessions are non-transferrable.

With an introductory private session. Your trainer will take you through a basic workout, while assessing your needs and discussing your goals, health, and time and budget parameters. We’ll come up with a customized program that is just right for YOU!

There are all kinds of variables that can help determine which movement system would be best for you-it might even be a combination of both! A graphic the compares the two forms of exercises can be found here. We’re happy to talk with you about your goals and preferences in order to help steer you down a path that works for you, so please don’t hesitate to contact us with your specific questions.

Small group classes and private sessions are each 50 minutes. We do offer 80 minute private sessions on request. We recommend people wear clothing that is loose enough for you to move freely, but not so baggy that we can’t see your body position. Socks are suggested for private sessions but not required.

Yes. Once you’ve reached a point in your practice where you are able to use the equipment comfortably and safely without an instructor present, MOVE Wellness Studios offers the option of doing independent workouts to supplement your Pilates or Gyrotonic practice. Independent workouts are $25/hour. Please contact us to schedule your independent practice.

We ask that you give us at least 24 hours notice if you need to reschedule or cancel your session or class reservation. This allows us to effectively maximize our instructors’ time and keep the studios running smoothly. Cancellations made with less than 24 hours notice will be charged at the full cost of the session or class.

Small group classes have a capacity of 5-6 clients, so space is limited. We require all participants to either register online or by phone at 734.224.2560

In addition to small group classes, we offer private sessions with apprentice trainers in both Pilates and Gyrotonic methods. The apprentice trainers start at $30/session. Please contact us for more information and apprentice trainer availability.

GYROTONIC training is three-dimensional movement system taught on unique weight and pulley based equipment. Founded by Juliu Horvath, in the principles of yoga, dance, tai chi, and swimming. GYROTONIC is a series of circular and fluid exercises that works the entire body through muscular, skeletal, and cardiovascular stimulation.

  • Promotes strong, lean muscles
  • Increases flexibility, coordination, and balance
  • Enhances joint mobility and articulation
  • Frees the body of pain and restrictions
  • Increases circulation of blood, lymphatic fluids, and energy
  • Strengthens the nervous system
  • Complements/supplements physical therapy and other rehabilitative body work
  • Helps prevent osteoporosis
  • Helps to slow the aging process through mental and physical stimulation and regeneration

Our studio has a large parking lot with overflow spots available in adjacent lots.

STILL HAVE QUESTIONS? ASK US ANYTHING!