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Thanks to the entire MOVE staff and membership for your continued patience and support. Keeping your movement practice going is an important part of staying healthy and we hope that we can continue to find ways to connect and support each other during this difficult time. We’re planning to use this page as a place where we can keep updated information as we move through this uncharted territory together.

Reopening MOVE: Phase One

Ready to get started with an in-studio private session? We plan to begin our phased approach to reopening by scheduling private sessions, hopefully starting in mid-July. Sumer special: All private session memberships will receive free unlimited livestream classes for July and August. We look forward to designing a safe and comfortable plan for each and every member of our community. Your workout—your choice.


Unlimited monthly memberships are available:

  • Adjusted MOVE Membership: $99/month
  • Standard MOVE Membership: $149/month
  • Sustaining MOVE Membership: $199/month
    (This level gives additional support to help MOVE staff)

As things change quickly, here are ways to stay up to date:


Designing a training plan just for you.

Saturday, June 27, 2020

Adjusting Reformer Springs

Everyone at MOVE has been working hard to prepare for reopening the studio, with the hope we will be allowed to do so soon. We plan to begin our phased approach to reopening by scheduling private sessions, hopefully starting in mid-July, and will follow with a modified small-group training schedule in Phase 2. Our virtual options will remain in place so each client should feel empowered to choose their own mix of in-studio and online training. Following guidelines from the State of Michigan, here are some of the new protocols we have in place.

  • The studio layout has been redesigned to allow for physically distant private sessions, small-group training, and a streamlined flow of clients in and out of the studio. 
  • The number of people allowed in-studio at any given time will be limited.
  • New windows will be installed to allow fresh airflow.
  • Cotton gloves will be made available to clients who wish to use them.
  • Bring your own mask, or we’ll provide you with a disposable for use.
  • Stringent cleaning protocols with approved cleaning solutions are in place for all equipment and touched surfaces.
  • MOVE staff will be following strict guidelines prior to arrival and while in-studio, such as temperature taking, face coverings, and hand washing.

Ready to get started with an in-studio private session? Fill out this brief form and we will get the scheduling process going for you. We look forward to designing a safe and comfortable plan for each and every member of our community. Your workout—your choice. If you are a current private session member, we will reach out to you soon to discuss your in-studio private session schedule, but feel free to fill out the form to get started.

Don’t Miss Our Summer Special

Saturday, June 27, 2020

Sarah Cohen Livestream

Purchase any private training membership, and receive unlimited livestream classes free during July and August. Reasons you won’t want to miss this opportunity:

  • Got your mat? Take your livestream workout wherever your summer takes you.
  • Choose your own mix of online or in-studio (soon) sessions depending on your schedule and comfort level.
  • Be assured in-studio workouts will be in a well-maintained, clean space with fresh air and limited contact with others.
  • Take any of our 50+ classes to see what you love—a great time to try something new.

Choose the workout that works for you.

Saturday, June 13, 2020

Trainer with 2 clients on Pilates Cadillac

As we prepare for a return to in-person training (the timing is still unclear), clients and trainers alike will be empowered to make comfort-level decisions on an individual basis. When allowed, re-opening MOVE will be a thoughtful process taking each member’s preference into account: bit-by-bit, client-by-client, and relationship-by-relationship.

We know that many of you will feel most comfortable continuing with our virtual options for the time being and we remain committed to keeping those options in place. If you’re ready to join us for in-person training, we will be ready to welcome you as safely as possible. Soon we’ll be sharing a video tour of the new studio layout designed for physical distancing and also a detailed guide of our new in-studio protocols so you’ll know what to expect. We invite you to choose the mix of in-studio or at-home training that’s right for you.

As soon as we have specific information, clients can expect to hear from us by phone or email to discuss individual preferences. In the meantime, please keep moving and reach out to us with any questions or concerns.

Raising the Bar on Livestream Fitness

Saturday, May 2, 2020

Pilates Instructor on Mat seen on iPad screen

Dear MOVE Community,

Last week we shared our commitment to online classes for the foreseeable future. Today, we reaffirm that commitment and share our latest thinking on what comes next.

We envision a new hybrid MOVE reality, featuring a mix of in-person and virtual training. When and how we arrive there will continue to evolve as information becomes available. As our livestream schedule is in place and operating smoothly, we now turn our attention to raising the bar and improving your online experience.

Soon we will be asking for your feedback to help us chart the way forward with a focus on your needs. Watch for simple post-class surveys to start coming soon to your inbox. Please share your thoughts so we can flex our muscles and get better and stronger for all of you. Additionally, we invite you to email us with any and all feedback you may have from technical details (sound, lighting, technology) to class programming.

We are in this together as a community and grateful for our connection with you all.

Elaine & Robin

Committed to Online Fitness Classes

Sunday, April 26, 2020

Pilates Online

While our Stay Home Stay Safe order in Michigan has been extended through May 15, there continues to be a lot of buzz about how and when businesses will reopen. Rest assured we are committed to keeping our online classes in place well into the foreseeable future. With so many unknowns, even when granted permission to reopen, we will evaluate how that looks for MOVE to ensure the health of our members and staff. If you have already purchased a monthly membership, it will automatically renew to keep you moving at home. 

Just over one month into our virtual studio, our livestream schedule is serving our community safely and effectively. Our latest blog post will walk you through our online fitness classes, the effectiveness of Pilates workouts at home, and how to take your daily Movement Vitamins“. For those new to Pilates, we have added free and weekly introductory classes to the schedule to get you started. If you haven’t joined us yet, we encourage you to reach out and let us help you schedule the livestream classes that are your best fit. 

Read Pilates at Home: Online Fitness Classes.

What We’re Listening To

Sunday, April 12, 2020

MOVE Staff Inspiration Picks

Likely you’ve heard that Governor Whitmer officially extended our stay home order through April 30th. We assure you that we have everything in place to continue serving you remotely for as long as necessary. The health and safety of our community is our top priority. You can continue to find all our latest updates on this page.

The MOVE Team has compiled a playlist of music that inspires them. We wanted to share it with all of you in hopes that you might find inspiration it it, too. While we cannot be together, this playlist is a way to deepen our connection. Tell us here, what music is giving YOU inspiration right now? 

Read about our songs and listen to our Spotify or Apple Music playlist.

What Do I Need For Class?

Sunday, April 12, 2020

Blue Hand Weights on a Shelf

While we do have a page of frequently asked questions on our website, the question we’ve heard most lately is, what do I need for class? The short answer is an electronic device to stream on and a Zoom link. 
That said, sometimes props or music can enhance your class experience. We’ve posted a new blog page for you that will dive deeper into options for props and music in our livestream classes. Keep in mind that props are optional depending on what you have available. Instructors will always offer a modification or suggest a substitution if needed. This page will share:

  • Optional props for our various classes
  • Suggestions for household “prop swaps”
  • Recommendations for places to purchase props
  • Curated music playlists for certain classes on Spotify

Read Livestream at MOVE: What Do I Need for Class?

Visit Our YouTube Channel

Sunday, April 12, 2020

MOVE YouTube Channel

We’ve been hard at work refreshing our YouTube Channel with all new content. We have video workouts ranging from 10 to 30 minutes with a variety of Pilates, barre, cardio, and stretching options. Check them out and subscribe to our channel if you haven’t already. We’ll have more new content coming soon to enhance your home movement practice. Email and let us know if there are specific things you’d like to see us add!

Visit our YouTube Channel.

State of the Streaming Studio

Sunday, April 5, 2020

Livestream Fitness Class shown on a laptop screen

At the end of our third week at home, we are settling into a groove. We have over 50 classes on the weekly livestream schedule and continue working hard to use technology and teach effectively through it. Our instructors are stepping up in amazing ways and collectively we are improving every week. Supporting our studio community online for as long as needed for everyone’s health and safety is our top priority. While we miss visiting with you all at the front desk, we want to make sure you know you can always reach out by email or phone. We will get back to you promptly.  

There are two special FREE Pop-Up Pilates classes this week. We hope you’ll attend one or both and encourage your friends and family to join in. Don’t worry if you don’t have a theraband at home, grab an old pair of leggings or nylons.

This is a time to nourish and care for your body and your health. Self-compassion, kindness and mindful movement will help calm your nervous system and keep you strong. Always reach out to us with questions and please, do what you can to be well. 

Commitment to Our Virtual Community

Sunday, March 29, 2020

Dear MOVE Community,

As we look into April, we want to assure you that we are still committed to keeping you all moving in our virtual community.  Staying connected to our MOVE family during this time is giving all of us a sense of purpose and determination. Our staff motto has been “all hands on deck” to get this online infrastructure built and running. And we are so genuinely happy that it is working. 

As many of you know, we are now offering unlimited livestream class memberships to bridge the time until we can re-open. We have more than 50 classes on our schedule this week to choose from, including some exciting new formats. Please read on for details about these new membership options and let us know if you have any questions. We invite you to share the details with family and friends, near or far. Everyone is welcome! Trial livestream classes are available.  Email us or click the links below to purchase a membership. Your continued enthusiasm and participation will ensure that we all stay healthy in every way in April and beyond. 

Elaine and Robin

MOVE Unlimited Livestream Memberships

Sunday, March 29, 2020

Livestream Fitness

In the last two weeks, we have seen our in-studio community quickly and successfully transition to an online community. We now have over 50 classes on our weekly schedule to choose from and are able to offer a new monthly membership format for unlimited livestream classes. We have three pricing options available. The benefits remain the same at any level you choose. 

These options are meant to provide some flexibility for our members in the face of all this uncertainty. Please choose to pay at the level which you feel most comfortable. 

  • Adjusted MOVE Membership: $99/month
  • Standard MOVE Membership: $149/month
  • Sustaining MOVE Membership: $199/month
    (This level gives additional support to help MOVE staff)

Click the price links above to purchase and start joining us for unlimited livestream classes. Single class purchases will remain an option by registering through our Schedule and Book page. Get your questions answered with our Livestream FAQs  and Zoom Start-Up Guide. We can even set up a practice session for you beforehand. Keeping our community connected and moving together remains our priority. 

Please call us at 734-224-2560 or email us with any questions.

Zooming Right Along

Sunday, March 22, 2020

Robin Krienke and Elaine Economou

Dear MOVE Family,

Over the past two weeks, it is clear that the connections we have made in the studio can extend into an online community and we are heartened to see how many of you are joining us. Breathing and moving together online with familiar faces has helped us all have a sense of routine and connection. Our infrastructure is in place to livestream from the studio and from trainers’ homes. We are looking ahead to find more ways to connect with you virtually so that you can continue to move mindfully with us as often as possible. If you haven’t yet participated in a livestream class or private session, please call or email us and we will provide technical support and set you up to join us online in the way that works best for you.

Here are the latest updates:

  • Each day the class schedule will be in your inbox by 6:00 a.m. Register on our website or you can respond via email or call us to let us know which class(es) you would like to take.
  • MOVE Members are welcome to take as many livestream classes as you wish. We love seeing members try new classes and formats.
  • We have increased the number and variety of classes this week. View the full schedule here
  • Instructors are ramping up their private session schedules. With their increased online flexibility, we are able to more easily meet the needs of everyone’s new routines — please call or email to schedule your private sessions
  • As we continue to add new livestream classes and develop content for our YouTube Channel, Facebook Live and Instagram Live, we want to hear your thoughts. Please let us know what would be most helpful for you. 
  • Client feedback has been very positive for the livestream classes. Please don’t hesitate to share your thoughts or reach out if you need support.
  • Friends and family can join us for our Gentle Stretch class on Mondays at 10:30 a.m. free of charge.

Please be in touch with questions or for help scheduling your online session. 

Staying healthy is our top priority for our community. Staying connected virtually during this difficult time is a gift.  

Elaine and Robin

MOVE Livestream is Up and Running

Sunday, March 22, 2020

Livestream Fitness

We now have a full schedule of classes operating this week as well as availability for private sessions. Register online or email us with advance notice to register and you’ll receive a link to join your class or session. MOVE Members are invited to try out as many classes as you wish. Not a MOVE Member? We’d love to have you join in. Register on our website by creating an online account, or email us for details.

Never participated in an online class before? Don’t worry, we are here to walk you through the process. It’s easier than you think! Share any concerns when you register and we’ll make sure you’re ready to go. We have livestream FAQs and a Zoom start-up guide on our website. We can even set up a practice session for you beforehand. 

We hope you’ll enjoy these tools to keep moving and maybe even try out some new classes.

Free Livestream Gentle Stretching

Sunday, March 22, 2020

Detail of Pilates Mats

Everyone is invited to join us on Monday mornings for 30 minutes of gentle stretching from 10:30-11:00 a.m., free to the community. Grab a mat and find a quiet space in your home. Spread the word with your friends and family!

This class is for you if:

  • You’re hesitant about livestream fitness and want to try it out
  • You’re feeling like a pretzel after a week working from home
  • Stress has your muscles in lockdown
  • You just want to supplement your workouts with some extra stretching

Register online or via email with advance notice.

Livestream Classes Are Up and Running

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Join us for a livestream class! We have a schedule of classes operating this week, and plan to add more next week. Please email office@movewellness.com with advance notice to register. Your patience is appreciated as we continue to get all of our easy registration infrastructure in place. We hope you’ll enjoy this tool to keep moving and maybe even try out some new kinds of classes. Follow this page, or MOVE Wellness on Instagram and Facebook for all the latest offerings. Fresh content will also be posted soon on our YouTube page, so subscribe for updates if you haven’t already.

Class Schedule for Wednesday, March 18

  • Barre with Jane, 9:00 a.m.
  • Yoga Flow with Sammy, 10:00 a.m.
  • Pilates: Level 2 with Angela, 11:00 a.m.
  • Men’s Class with Laura, 5:30 p.m.

Class Schedule for Thursday, March 19

  • Fascial Movement with Suzanne, 9:00 a.m.
  • Gentle Yoga with Suzanne, 10:00 a.m.
  • Strengthen with Pilates: Level 1 with Lauren, 1:30 p.m.
  • Pilates: Level 1 with Jane, 5:30 p.m.

Class Schedule for Friday, March 20

  • Transition Class with Angela, 8:00 a.m.
  • Barre with Jane, 9:00 a.m.
  • Pilates: Gentle with Jane, 11:00 a.m.
  • Osteoporosis Class with Lauren, 2:30 p.m.

Class Schedule for Saturday, March 21

  • Pilates: Level 1 with Natalie, 8:00 a.m.
  • Pilates: Level 2 with Natalie, 10:00 a.m.
  • Transition Class with Sara, 11:00 a.m.

Class Schedule for Sunday, March 22

  • Hatha Yoga with Shannon, 9:15 a.m.

Let’s MOVE Online

Monday, March 16, 2020

Dear MOVE Family,

In this unprecedented time of uncertainty, safety is our top priority.  With that in mind, we are moving to an all online format effective immediately.  

We are quickly setting up online resources for you including live streaming with your trainer for classes and private sessions and free YouTube content that you can access anytime.  It is so important to keep moving and we are committed to helping you continue to move mindfully every day for your health and wellbeing.  

We are emailing our MOVE members individually to help you set up your classes and sessions. We will be offering practice appointments to help you set up your technology before your scheduled session so that you can just enjoy moving when the time comes. And we are taking this opportunity to create some classes for an expanded audience so that maybe we can invite friends and family who are farther away to join us.  We will post updates to this page as well as communicate through email and social media, so check back frequently.

Who knew that shortly after our 6th Anniversary of MOVE Wellness that we would be faced with such an incredible challenge.  It is clear, however, that how we connect and support each other now, will impact our lives into the future and so far with the love and continued support we have received from our members, we are so hopeful.  

Please be in touch with questions and email us anytime at office@movewellness.com.  

Elaine and Robin

Ways to Keep Moving

Sunday, March 15, 2020

Last week we pledged to share updates as we all put our communities first in fighting the spread of Coronavirus. The situation is evolving quickly and for now, we remain open and operating our regular schedule with all the recommended “social distancing” and increased cleaning protocols in place. We are also working on moving many of our services to an online platform in the coming days and weeks.  

Starting Monday, March 16 we will have the following options in place.

Private Training Members:

  • We are here for your regularly scheduled sessions in studio with all appropriate safety protocols in place. For any members uncomfortable coming into the studio, please contact us and we will do our best to accommodate each client individually.

Small-Group Training and Fitness Class Members: 

  • If you are comfortable attending classes in studio, we are here and ready to teach with all appropriate safety protocols in place. We will limit all classes to 4 clients to maintain the recommended 6 foot distance between people. 
  • For those who would prefer to workout at home during this time, we will be offering a schedule of classes available by live stream including Mat Pilates, Barre, GYROKINESIS®, Facial Movement, and Yoga. Please contact us for schedule details and to register.

Coming Soon:

Thank you for your patience and continued support. Our number one priority is keeping everyone safe and healthy. Keeping your movement practice going is an important part of staying healthy and we hope that we can continue to find ways to connect and support each other during this difficult time.

Updated: Next Level Healthy Studio Hygiene

Sunday, March 15, 2020

As we shared last week, the Coronavirus situation is changing daily and we are watching it closely and continuing to adapt. Our comprehensive day to day cleaning procedures have been increased, and increased even more. We’d like to reiterate our approach and added measures so you can be assured we are staying up to date with best practices and recommendations.

  • All trainers are asked to wash their hands before and after every client session or class.
  • All clients are also encouraged to wash their hands before and after every session or class.
  • Clients should feel free to ask for a “hands free” session with verbal cueing only.
  • Clients should feel welcome to bring and use their own mat.
  • Hand sanitizer is available in both studios and at the desk.
  • Staff has increased the frequency of sanitizing frequently touched surfaces, props, and equipment to multiple times a day.
  • In addition to wiping down props after use, please feel free to also clean them before your class.
  • Fabric straps are being laundered frequently.
  • Above all, we ask that all staff and clients refrain from coming into the studio when ill.

Additionally:

  • Classes have been reduced to a maximum of 4 participants in studio to maintain 6 foot distance throughout class.
  • All clients and staff are asked to wear socks in the studio.
  • Deep cleaning with an EPA approved cleaning agent has been increased.

We welcome you to contact us with any questions and concerns. Trust that we will stay current with this evolving situation and make any and all necessary changes to our process.

Next Level Healthy Studio Hygiene

Sunday, March 8, 2020

As many of you know, the Coronavirus is making its way around the world. Though Coronavirus has not been identified in Washtenaw County, the situation is changing daily and we are watching it closely so we can be prepared. Our day to day cleaning procedures are already very comprehensive, but we have increased our existing processes to keep our clients feeling safe and our studio welcoming for all. Along those lines, we’d like to share our approach so you can be assured we are staying vigilant.

  • All trainers are asked to wash their hands before and after every client session or class.
  • All clients are also encouraged to wash their hands before and after every session or class.
  • Clients should feel free to ask for a “hands free” session with verbal cueing only.
  • Clients should feel welcome to bring and use their own mat.
  • Hand sanitizer is available in both studios and at the desk.
  • Staff has increased the frequency of sanitizing frequently touched surfaces, props, and equipment to multiple times a day.
  • In addition to wiping down props after use, please feel free to also clean them before your class.
  • Fabric straps are being laundered frequently.
  • Above all, we ask that all staff and clients refrain from coming into the studio when ill.

We should all trust our best judgment and common sense to work together to stay healthy. While the CDC and related government agencies have said that we can continue with our daily routines at this time, we will closely monitor any change in those recommendations. Transparency is important as this situation evolves so please trust that we will communicate updates as needed. We are deeply appreciative of your understanding and help in keeping everyone in the MOVE community safe and healthy.