pilates detroit

Allison stretching

our services


private, semi-private, and small group equipment pilates are our specialty! We have mat classes, gyrokinesis and foam rolling sessions as well.

physical therapy

This is the kind of personalized and focused rehabilitation you have dreamt about: one-on-one, individualized and comprehensive.

gait analysis

Running may seem simple, you have done it since you were a kid, but running efficiently and safely is no small task. Let us help you find you stride.

pilates straps

  • Bring Your OwnThe Pilates community shares so many core values; Health, Inclusivity and Kindness - to name a few...
    What we no longer have to do share is our Pilates straps.
  • Made In DetroitOur single and double loop Pilates straps are manufactured by hand, by passionate Pilates people in the D!
  • Safety FirstUsing your own set of personal, Pilates straps is an excellent way to safeguard yourself and others around you.

Strapdetroit came about in the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic when our world, along with our Pilates community, changed for the unforeseeable future. While virtually every surface of our Pilates equipment could be readily cleaned and sanitized, the fabric straps presented a real challenge. It was apparent that Pilates lovers could no longer safely share hand and foot straps. Each person would need their own super fresh and yummy feeling set.

But, it wasn’t so simple to find readily available Pilates straps (not as scarce as toilet paper or bleach wipes but harder to score than a new Peloton!) and they came at a fairly high price (and shipping wasn’t even included!) It became very clear to us our only option was to manufacture the straps ourselves.

At Strapdetroit, we are committed to making high quality, durable, comfortable, and colorful Pilates straps. It is our mission to make practicing Pilates safer by making our straps accessible and affordable.

who we are

The Pilates Detroit Team is comprised of individuals with long and varied backgrounds in the movement sciences, who share one common mission: helping others. With nearly 40+ cumulative years of working with clients and patients between us, our expertise is hard earned and beyond compare. Below is the framework of our method to helping others help themselves.

  • Body Mechanics and Postural Analysis
  • Assessments and Plans
  • Goal Setting- Short and Long Term

Combining pilates with rehabilitation is a new and unique approach to health and wellness. At Pilates Detroit, each of our team members comes with their own special set of skills. We have instructors who are licensed massage therapists, yoga instructors, certified gyrokinesis/gyrotonic experts, Rolfers, and personal trainers.

Our goal as a team is to provide each individual with a personalized, safe and effective wellness plan in order to achieve their health and fitness goals.

Many of our clients are recent graduates of traditional physical therapy, but do not feel fully prepared to return to their prior activities or embark on new ones.

It is our job at Pilates Detroit to bridge the gap between the medical and fitness worlds. We will give you the tools necessary to safely resume or begin the activities you desire to participate in.

No matter how lofty your goals are, or how simple they may be, the Pilates Detroit team will enable you to reach or exceed them!

allison nakisher, mpt

physical therapist, stott pilates instructor, owner


  • My journey to self care would never have begun without Pilates Detroit. I have had a few nagging injuries over the years and until I was enlightened with the Pilates Detroit self care mindset, I was in a lot of pain constantly. I have been working Pilates Detroit for the past few months and the progress I have made both physically and mentally has been off the charts. Allison’s approach to every aspect of not only getting you fixed but also stronger in the process, has really helped in my journey. I can’t thank Allison and Pilates Detroit enough for what they have done and continue to do to assist me on my journey to self care.

  • I have been working out with Pilates Detroit for six months and with their help and a new diet I have lost 40/lbs, feel healthier, strong and have more energy. Give it a try, they are the best.

    dance studio owner
  • I started Pilates here with Allison what seems like not that long ago. I love it. I’m never bored or feeling like we’re repeating the same workout each week. It’s always something new that keeps strengthening and moving me forward. I went to Allison because of a neck/shoulder issue and feel like that’s gone now, and I’m just strengthening and building. I highly recommend Pilates Detroit!

    dental hygienist
  • I had an amazing experience at Pilates Detroit! Would highly recommend to anyone, Allison is truly knowledgeable and gifted. I can’t wait to go back!

    Jewelry Designer
  • Allison is an excellent instructor. She very carefully teaches the proper movements, and watches that your body is doing what it needs to do to get the maximum benefit without causing injury or strain. Being a physical therapist by training, she is very knowledgeable about proper form and safety to execute the proper moves to get the best workout. She’s always smiling, warm and friendly. I never have a boring session, as she always keeps it interesting and challenging. I highly recommend her services!!

    valued client