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Meet Sammy Hart, Our Newest Pilates Graduate

  You may recognize Sammy – she’s been teaching yoga at MOVE Wellness for more than three years. She has recently expanded her movement knowledge even further by taking the MOVE Pilates Instructor Training course, and is now a MOVE Pilates Trainer. Find out more about Sammy below!
“I’ve been at MOVE for about 3.5 years and have been teaching yoga for 6. This past year I took a bit of a hiatus to go traveling with my husband which was more amazing than any photo could capture. Returning back to Ann Arbor I find myself once again in the role of student as I finish up my Pilates Reformer course. Pilates has both humbled and inspired me as a movement educator, and I look forward to teaching it. I am curious by nature and find myself in constant studentship whether that’s diving deeper into yoga and pilates, or different modalities of movement. I am fiercely independent, love to travel, eat, and drink good wine… it’s all about balance.”
  CLICK HERE to schedule an appointment with Sammy.

MOVE Wellness Studios Apprentice Pilates Trainer Natalie Krienke

Our new group of trainers have completed their MOVE Wellness Studios Pilates or GYROTONIC Instructor Training Programs and are coming on board as MOVE Wellness Studios Trainers. This week, we shine the spotlight on Pilates Trainer Natalie Krienke.

You may already know that Natalie is MOVE Wellness Studios owner Robin Krienke’s daughter but did you know that she is a accomplished dancer as well? We are so excited she is joining our team as an apprentice Pilates instructor this summer. Natalie will also be teaching a Pilates Stretch, Strength, and Endurance class and is available for private sessions for a limited time before she heads back to college. Catch her while you can!

Natalie Pilates Trainer Spotlight


I love the atmosphere at MOVE Wellness Studios, because while everyone there is working on their individual goals, we are all working towards a better community of wellbeing. Julie Simpson, the Physical Therapist at MOVE Wellness Studios, inspired me to become a Pilates trainer. I had been doing Pilates for over 4 years, and her ability to combine physical therapy and pilates for the goal of rehabilitation has amazed me. To me, wellness means being able to do what you want to do on an everyday basis, without having to worry about how it might affect you physically. I am inspired at the way Pilates is able to alter how bodies move. It incorporates strength, coordination, breath, and so many other things that brings a sense of balance back to the body.”


Schedule a private session with Natalie

Yoga and Apprentice Pilates Instructor Colleen Rolland’s love of movement runs deep. She  doesn’t believe there is only one path to health & wellness, which  is why she is working on becoming a certified Pilates instructor here at MOVE Wellness Studios. Read more about her below.

Colleen Rolland MOVE Wellness Studios Pilates TrainerWhat do you love most about working out at MOVE Wellness Studios? Robin and Elaine really emphasize Joy and Community here at Move. There is a genuine concern for our clients and giving them the best experience possible while here. I am super proud to be a part of that!

Favorite Pilates Exercise: I really love all of the Pilates Mat work. It feels great in my body and I love that it’s something I can do anywhere or anytime.

What physical and mental benefits have you noticed with a regular fitness/wellness routine?  Having a regular movement and self-care routine has always been a priority to me. It helps me to stay centered, focused and energized.

What is Your Fit Mix? I am a super bendy person by nature, so anything that helps me tap into my strength and gain more control over my movement feels great! The intermediate reformer work is a sweet and welcome challenge to my body.

What Does Wellness Mean to You?  Wellness means not only taking care of my body, but also taking ample time to sit and do nothing. I feel like our days are filled to the brim with “things to do” and we are missing the beauty of leisure and relaxation.

What Inspires You? I am inspired by watching other teachers and trainers. Being surrounded by folks who are so skilled and knowledgeable in what they do motivates me to keep moving forward to be the best version of myself that I can be.

MOVE Wellness Studios Ann Arbor Pilates Trainer Colleen Rolland


Our apprentice trainers are enrolled in the MOVE Wellness Studios Pilates Instructor Training Program and are well-equipped to begin working with clients in both group and one-on-one settings.  As apprentices, they also meet regularly with a mentor-trainer to continue to sharpen their skills and expertise.  If you would like to schedule a private session with any of our apprentices – just $30 per session – please contact us at 734.761.2306.