248.765.0791
3281 Hilton Rd. | Ferndale, MI, 48220
248.765.0791
3281 Hilton Rd. | Ferndale, MI, 48220

what is pilates detroit?

pilates

Our boutique reformer studio located in the heart of Ferndale, Michigan offers something for everyone. Private, semi-private or small group sessions are leveled and tailored to meet the needs of each individual. Our state-of-the-art equipment is only matched by the unparalleled experience and expertise of our instructors. We keep it small, safe and challenging for you!

rehab pilates

Pilatesdetroit brings a unique approach to our Rehab Pilates method. We evaluate our clients at the onset of each session and combine hands-on skills, Pilates techniques on the machines and home exercise prescription to help improve their strength, mobility, posture and balance. It is the most comprehensive method to help alleviate pain and upgrade your overall functional mobility.

There’s something about a Pilates girl. 

It’s not so much about her physical appearance or what she’s wearing. It’s much more about how she holds herself, the way she walks into a room, how she commands the attention of others simply by being confident in her own body. 

She thinks of it as her secret weapon, it’s what sets her apart. 

It’s no secret, Pilates makes you feel stronger, taller, balanced, coordinated, and connected to who you are both on the inside and out. 

Now you know too, it’s your turn to be that girl. Signup online at our website or through mindbody online. 
www.pilatesdetroit.com
#pilatesforbeginners 
#pilatesfordancers 
#pilatesforathletes 
#pilatesreformer 
#Pilatesdetroit 
#pilatesbody 
#postureexercises 
#pilatesgirl 
#reformerflow 
#reformerexercises 
#pilateslife 
#pilatesfit

There’s something about a Pilates girl.

It’s not so much about her physical appearance or what she’s wearing. It’s much more about how she holds herself, the way she walks into a room, how she commands the attention of others simply by being confident in her own body.

She thinks of it as her secret weapon, it’s what sets her apart.

It’s no secret, Pilates makes you feel stronger, taller, balanced, coordinated, and connected to who you are both on the inside and out.

Now you know too, it’s your turn to be that girl. Signup online at our website or through mindbody online.
www.pilatesdetroit.com
#pilatesforbeginners
#pilatesfordancers
#pilatesforathletes
#pilatesreformer
#Pilatesdetroit
#pilatesbody
#postureexercises
#pilatesgirl
#reformerflow
#reformerexercises
#pilateslife
#pilatesfit
...

Is there something really cool you’re  hoping to do this summer?

Hike across the Grand Canyon? 

Bike from the top to the bottom of South America?

Climb a mountain?

Claim the championship of your pickle ball league?

Take the crown for the best golfer at your golf club?

Or simply go for your daily walk, pain-free, feeling your best summertime self?

if so, now is the time to get your Pilates on and to be ready for all the fun and excitement that Summer 2024 holds in store for you!

**New clients grab a FREE class after scheduling your initial group class with us or take 20% off retail pricing on our New Client Intro package of 3 private sessions. 
www.Pilatesdetroit.com
#pilatesreformer 
#pilateslife 
#pilatesstrong
#pilatesstyle 
#pilatessummer 
#summerplans 
#pilatesbody 
#summer2024 
#Pilatesdetroit 
#goalsaf 
#pilateslifestyle

Is there something really cool you’re hoping to do this summer?

Hike across the Grand Canyon?

Bike from the top to the bottom of South America?

Climb a mountain?

Claim the championship of your pickle ball league?

Take the crown for the best golfer at your golf club?

Or simply go for your daily walk, pain-free, feeling your best summertime self?

if so, now is the time to get your Pilates on and to be ready for all the fun and excitement that Summer 2024 holds in store for you!

**New clients grab a FREE class after scheduling your initial group class with us or take 20% off retail pricing on our New Client Intro package of 3 private sessions.
www.Pilatesdetroit.com
#pilatesreformer
#pilateslife
#pilatesstrong
#pilatesstyle
#pilatessummer
#summerplans
#pilatesbody
#summer2024
#Pilatesdetroit
#goalsaf
#pilateslifestyle
...

Thank you SNL for bringing us to joyful tears as you made a hilarious parody about the Pilates lifestyle and everyone’s obsession with all things Pilates!

We are truly flattered!

By exposing all of the stereotypes about Pilates, more people can see that anyone can be a Pilates person, it’s not a one-size-fits-all activity, men do Pilates, there is no perfect wardrobe other than a comfortable one, and your instructor may call you out by name rather than “Mama”. 

Need more convincing? 

No you don’t. It’s actually a ton of fun. You will work hard. And it will all be worth it. 

But if you do, buy your first New Kids class and we will sweeten the experience by sending you a promo code for a FREE class. 
www.pilatesdetroit.com
#pilateshumor 
#pilatesreformer 
#Pilatesdetroit 
#creativecontemporarypilates 
#pilatesinstructor 
#pilatesfun 
#pilatesstudio 
#pilateslife 
#pilatesteacher 
#reformerpilates 
#laughable 
#laughterisgoodforthesoul 
#pilatestime

Thank you SNL for bringing us to joyful tears as you made a hilarious parody about the Pilates lifestyle and everyone’s obsession with all things Pilates!

We are truly flattered!

By exposing all of the stereotypes about Pilates, more people can see that anyone can be a Pilates person, it’s not a one-size-fits-all activity, men do Pilates, there is no perfect wardrobe other than a comfortable one, and your instructor may call you out by name rather than “Mama”.

Need more convincing?

No you don’t. It’s actually a ton of fun. You will work hard. And it will all be worth it.

But if you do, buy your first New Kids class and we will sweeten the experience by sending you a promo code for a FREE class.
www.pilatesdetroit.com
#pilateshumor
#pilatesreformer
#Pilatesdetroit
#creativecontemporarypilates
#pilatesinstructor
#pilatesfun
#pilatesstudio
#pilateslife
#pilatesteacher
#reformerpilates
#laughable
#laughterisgoodforthesoul
#pilatestime
...

Spain slayed 🔥
#travelspain 
#semesterabroad 
#familyadventure 
#barcelonafoodies 
#runmadrid 
#physiotherapist 
#malagacentro 
#pilatesworld 
#speakspanish 
#walkwalkwalk 
#eateateat 
#livelovepilates

Spain slayed 🔥
#travelspain
#semesterabroad
#familyadventure
#barcelonafoodies
#runmadrid
#physiotherapist
#malagacentro
#pilatesworld
#speakspanish
#walkwalkwalk
#eateateat
#livelovepilates
...

Come for a run with me in Spain 🇪🇸 

Waking up before my “day day” gets started to go for a run on vacation takes a little extra discipline, but I never regret it. 

Here’s a few key things to consider…

Make a flexible plan, keeping your distance manageable relative to what you have planned for the rest of your day. 

Bring a phone for safety, mapping and to take some of the best pics of your trip. 

Allow yourself to let go of pacing, it’s likely this will be one of your slower runs, especially if this is a brand new city to you, and that’s ok. You are out there, and that’s what really matters. 

Have some idea where you would like to finish so that you can grab a coffee for a short walk home and soak up just a few more minutes of “me” time before carrying on with the rest of the day!!

Enjoy!!
www.Pilatesdetroit.com
#travelrunning 
#femaleathlete 
#runlife 
#travelexplore 
#runmotivation 
#pilatesforathletes 
#pilatesdetroit 
#pilatesfortriathletes 
#trainingrun 
#morningrun 
#runwalk 
#trainlikeagirl 
#funrun 
#youcandothis

Come for a run with me in Spain 🇪🇸

Waking up before my “day day” gets started to go for a run on vacation takes a little extra discipline, but I never regret it.

Here’s a few key things to consider…

Make a flexible plan, keeping your distance manageable relative to what you have planned for the rest of your day.

Bring a phone for safety, mapping and to take some of the best pics of your trip.

Allow yourself to let go of pacing, it’s likely this will be one of your slower runs, especially if this is a brand new city to you, and that’s ok. You are out there, and that’s what really matters.

Have some idea where you would like to finish so that you can grab a coffee for a short walk home and soak up just a few more minutes of “me” time before carrying on with the rest of the day!!

Enjoy!!
www.Pilatesdetroit.com
#travelrunning
#femaleathlete
#runlife
#travelexplore
#runmotivation
#pilatesforathletes
#pilatesdetroit
#pilatesfortriathletes
#trainingrun
#morningrun
#runwalk
#trainlikeagirl
#funrun
#youcandothis
...

Q: How often should I do Pilates?

A: Everyday♥️!
 
Results can vary but honestly a 2-3 day/week routine will yield results within 3-4 weeks. 

Muscles will begin to develop, you will be more aware of your posture/alignment and your overall mobility will improve. Toning, lengthening and strengthening can be expected and will increase with consistency and duration of practice. 

No need to wait for the right time. It’s now. 

Go to our website or Mindbody online and either join one of our New Kids classes (and get your next one FREE) or sign up for our New Client Intro Special and save 20% off retail pricing. 
www.Pilatesdetroit.com
#pilatesreformer 
#pilatesdetroit 
#pilatesfit 
#pilatesfitness 
#reformerworkout 
#pilatesbody 
#pilatesmat 
#pilatestime 
#reformerclass 
#pilateslife 
#pilateslove 
#changeyourlife 
#itsyourtime

Q: How often should I do Pilates?

A: Everyday♥️!

Results can vary but honestly a 2-3 day/week routine will yield results within 3-4 weeks.

Muscles will begin to develop, you will be more aware of your posture/alignment and your overall mobility will improve. Toning, lengthening and strengthening can be expected and will increase with consistency and duration of practice.

No need to wait for the right time. It’s now.

Go to our website or Mindbody online and either join one of our New Kids classes (and get your next one FREE) or sign up for our New Client Intro Special and save 20% off retail pricing.
www.Pilatesdetroit.com
#pilatesreformer
#pilatesdetroit
#pilatesfit
#pilatesfitness
#reformerworkout
#pilatesbody
#pilatesmat
#pilatestime
#reformerclass
#pilateslife
#pilateslove
#changeyourlife
#itsyourtime
...

Shoulder pain? 

Here are some very basic, simple and easy to do exercises with a light weighted ball and band you can try on your own. Obviously, if your shoulder is extremely painful, you’re feeling significant weakness or you have had an injury/fall, consult your Dr. before starting these exercises. 

Here we go…

Start with a weighted ball, holding your arm straight out in front of you at shoulder height, trace the alphabet two times through. Hang onto the ball, drop it and grab it quickly without letting it hit the floor repeat 10 to 15 times

Standing with your opposite arm on a surface, standing in a lunge position with your back in a stable, neutral spine position, allow your arm to hang free at your side with a small weight in your hand. Let it swing back-and-forth, side to side, clockwise and counterclockwise, like the pendulum of a clock. Let your arm hang from the shoulder to provide a stretch down the length of it. 

Standing close to the wall, holding a towel in your hand, reach your hand up and down, side to side, and in circular motions on the wall, as if you were washing it. Repeat 10 to 15 times. 

Place a towel in your under arm, and hold it there with a moderate amount of tension. Bend elbow to your side with your thumb facing up, use your opposite arm to gently press down into your fist. Repeat pushing up and to each side, without allowing your hand to move in space. Repeat 10 times. 

Using a band that is fixed to a door or a heavy object, lift your hand to shoulder height. Next, tuck your bent elbow at your side and rotate your hand into your stomach and away from your body, and lastly, turn to face the door and pull back. Repeat 10 to 15 times each way. 

To learn more about our services and how we can help you feel your best and meet your fitness/wellness goals go to www.Pilatesdetroit.com
#rehabpilates 
#physicaltherapy 
#pilates 
#shouldermobility 
#shoulderrehab 
#fixyourself 
#selfcare 
#homeexercises 
#theraband 
#stabilityexercises 
#pilatesfusiontraining 
#shoulderpain 
#changeyourlife

Shoulder pain?

Here are some very basic, simple and easy to do exercises with a light weighted ball and band you can try on your own. Obviously, if your shoulder is extremely painful, you’re feeling significant weakness or you have had an injury/fall, consult your Dr. before starting these exercises.

Here we go…

Start with a weighted ball, holding your arm straight out in front of you at shoulder height, trace the alphabet two times through. Hang onto the ball, drop it and grab it quickly without letting it hit the floor repeat 10 to 15 times

Standing with your opposite arm on a surface, standing in a lunge position with your back in a stable, neutral spine position, allow your arm to hang free at your side with a small weight in your hand. Let it swing back-and-forth, side to side, clockwise and counterclockwise, like the pendulum of a clock. Let your arm hang from the shoulder to provide a stretch down the length of it.

Standing close to the wall, holding a towel in your hand, reach your hand up and down, side to side, and in circular motions on the wall, as if you were washing it. Repeat 10 to 15 times.

Place a towel in your under arm, and hold it there with a moderate amount of tension. Bend elbow to your side with your thumb facing up, use your opposite arm to gently press down into your fist. Repeat pushing up and to each side, without allowing your hand to move in space. Repeat 10 times.

Using a band that is fixed to a door or a heavy object, lift your hand to shoulder height. Next, tuck your bent elbow at your side and rotate your hand into your stomach and away from your body, and lastly, turn to face the door and pull back. Repeat 10 to 15 times each way.

To learn more about our services and how we can help you feel your best and meet your fitness/wellness goals go to www.Pilatesdetroit.com
#rehabpilates
#physicaltherapy
#pilates
#shouldermobility
#shoulderrehab
#fixyourself
#selfcare
#homeexercises
#theraband
#stabilityexercises
#pilatesfusiontraining
#shoulderpain
#changeyourlife
...

Come take a quick tour of our beautiful Ferndale reformer studio. 

We offer small group classes, privates, semi-privates, rehab pilates, massage therapy and physical therapy. 

New clients can get started with our New client intro special of 3 private sessions for 20% off retail pricing or in our small group “New Kids” classes and receive a promo code for a FREE class after purchasing your first class with us. 

Either way, getting started in pilates has never been easier and more accessible to everyone who wants to join in. It is our mission to bring Pilates to more people, safely and effectively, while helping each client to achieve their goals. 

Signup online at our website or through Mindbody!
www.pilatesdetroit.com

#pilatesreformer 
#smallgrouppilates 
#reformerpilates 
#pilatesdetroit 
#reformerstudio 
#reformerworkout 
#reformerclass 
#reformerflow 
#localstudio 
#stottpilatesinstructor 
#we❤️pilates

Come take a quick tour of our beautiful Ferndale reformer studio.

We offer small group classes, privates, semi-privates, rehab pilates, massage therapy and physical therapy.

New clients can get started with our New client intro special of 3 private sessions for 20% off retail pricing or in our small group “New Kids” classes and receive a promo code for a FREE class after purchasing your first class with us.

Either way, getting started in pilates has never been easier and more accessible to everyone who wants to join in. It is our mission to bring Pilates to more people, safely and effectively, while helping each client to achieve their goals.

Signup online at our website or through Mindbody!
www.pilatesdetroit.com

#pilatesreformer
#smallgrouppilates
#reformerpilates
#pilatesdetroit
#reformerstudio
#reformerworkout
#reformerclass
#reformerflow
#localstudio
#stottpilatesinstructor
#we❤️pilates
...

Saturdays at Pilatesdetroit with Nicola R!!

Whether you’re brand new to a Pilates (New Kids Class at 9a) or looking for a creative and challenging flow ((Energy Burst at 10a), Nicki and the rest of our team will deliver a safe, unique and engaging reformer workout. 

Pilatesdetroit is a boutique Pilates studio in Ferndale, MI on Hilton Road. We have awesome, free street parking and provide all the tools you need (socks, straps, etc)  to get started on your Pilates journey. 

All you need to do is sign up and show up. We got you!! 

New clients enjoy 20% off retail pricing on our New Client Intro Package of privates or receive a FREE group class after buying your first New Kids class. 
Learn more at www.Pilatesdetroit.com
#pilatesreformer 
#rehabpilates 
#pilatesforbeginners 
#pilatesforeverybody 
#pilatesdetroit 
#pilatesstudio 
#ferndale 
#pilatesweekend 
#pilatescommunity 
#pilatesinstructor 
#pilatestime

Saturdays at Pilatesdetroit with Nicola R!!

Whether you’re brand new to a Pilates (New Kids Class at 9a) or looking for a creative and challenging flow ((Energy Burst at 10a), Nicki and the rest of our team will deliver a safe, unique and engaging reformer workout.

Pilatesdetroit is a boutique Pilates studio in Ferndale, MI on Hilton Road. We have awesome, free street parking and provide all the tools you need (socks, straps, etc) to get started on your Pilates journey.

All you need to do is sign up and show up. We got you!!

New clients enjoy 20% off retail pricing on our New Client Intro Package of privates or receive a FREE group class after buying your first New Kids class.
Learn more at www.Pilatesdetroit.com
#pilatesreformer
#rehabpilates
#pilatesforbeginners
#pilatesforeverybody
#pilatesdetroit
#pilatesstudio
#ferndale
#pilatesweekend
#pilatescommunity
#pilatesinstructor
#pilatestime
...

We’re cookin now!

2 new machines means no more waitlists. 8 opportunities to grab your reformer. 

Text or DM to join a class if the signup window is closed (<24 hours in advance), otherwise signups are online through the website and Mindbody. 

Stay tuned for more classes being added to the schedule and pop-ups with our team of instructors…

****This week’s pop-up: JUMBOARD with Beth!! Sunday 3/17 at noon 🔥🔥🔥****

www.Pilatesdetroit.com
#pilatesreformer 
#pilatesworkout 
#pilatesinstructor 
#pilatesstudio 
#grouppilates 
#reformerclass 
#jumpboardpilates 
#cardiofitness 
#pilatesdetroit 
#bestofdetroit 
#standingsplits 
#balancedbody

We’re cookin now!

2 new machines means no more waitlists. 8 opportunities to grab your reformer.

Text or DM to join a class if the signup window is closed (<24 hours in advance), otherwise signups are online through the website and Mindbody.

Stay tuned for more classes being added to the schedule and pop-ups with our team of instructors…

****This week’s pop-up: JUMBOARD with Beth!! Sunday 3/17 at noon 🔥🔥🔥****

www.Pilatesdetroit.com
#pilatesreformer
#pilatesworkout
#pilatesinstructor
#pilatesstudio
#grouppilates
#reformerclass
#jumpboardpilates
#cardiofitness
#pilatesdetroit
#bestofdetroit
#standingsplits
#balancedbody
...

How tall are you?
-
It’s not a trick question, but often it is met with hesitation or a lengthy explanation about how the number has changed with age, activities (or inactivity) or injury/illness. 
-
While it’s not so much about the actual number, it’s more about deciding to reverse the seemingly inevitable process of getting shorter as we age. 
-
How does that happen?
-
The simple answer is the consistent, progressive and committed practice of Pilates.
-
Performing controlled, lengthening and strengthening movements to elongate your entire body, most importantly your spine.
-
Practicing with experienced, certified and highly trained instructors who will safely guide your body to its greatest potential.
-
And ultimately, gaining the knowledge and confidence to apply what you have learned in Pilates to all aspects of your everyday life. 
-
Ready to change your life?
-
Signup through our website or Mindbody online for our New client Intro Special of 3 private sessions with a certified instructor  and save 20% off retail pricing. 
www.pilatesdetroit.com
#pilatesbody 
#pilatesreformer 
#pilateslife 
#pilatesdetroit 
#bestofdetroit 
#posturecorrector 
#lengthentostrengthen 
#growtogether

How tall are you?
-
It’s not a trick question, but often it is met with hesitation or a lengthy explanation about how the number has changed with age, activities (or inactivity) or injury/illness.
-
While it’s not so much about the actual number, it’s more about deciding to reverse the seemingly inevitable process of getting shorter as we age.
-
How does that happen?
-
The simple answer is the consistent, progressive and committed practice of Pilates.
-
Performing controlled, lengthening and strengthening movements to elongate your entire body, most importantly your spine.
-
Practicing with experienced, certified and highly trained instructors who will safely guide your body to its greatest potential.
-
And ultimately, gaining the knowledge and confidence to apply what you have learned in Pilates to all aspects of your everyday life.
-
Ready to change your life?
-
Signup through our website or Mindbody online for our New client Intro Special of 3 private sessions with a certified instructor and save 20% off retail pricing.
www.pilatesdetroit.com
#pilatesbody
#pilatesreformer
#pilateslife
#pilatesdetroit
#bestofdetroit
#posturecorrector
#lengthentostrengthen
#growtogether
...

We see quite a few men come to the studio to learn Pilates. Most of the time they are there, because of the good advice of a friend or loved one. They are looking to improve their flexibility, and there’s always the goal of increasing core stability, strength and overall balance and coordination.

It’s actually really important for men to practice Pilates. It gives them the opportunity to perform exercises that they wouldn’t typically be asked to do in a gym or training facility. Men often present with joint pain or stiffness related to muscular tension and postural compensations. They often find the Pilates apparatus to be very adaptive to their size and fitness levels, and are readily able to move in ways they never imagined possible. 

Does this happen overnight? Not really. The first few sessions, just like with all clients, can feel a little tedious and awkward, but it is common that within the first 3 to 4 sessions, men are reporting a relief of their symptoms and a sense of freedom from the tension of their bodies. 

It seems without fail that as the weeks go by our male clients comment that Pilates is much harder than it first appeared. They also share that given the opportunity, they would love to do Pilates more often. 

Learn more about our studio, instructors and what Pilates could do for you by going to our website 
www.Pilatesdetroit.com
#realmendopilates 
#pilatesfortriathletes 
#pilatesformen
#pilatesforathletes 
#pilatesreformer 
#pilatesdetroit 
#bestofdetroit 
#flexibilitygoals 
#lengthentostrengthen 
#pilatesbody 
#longandstrong 
#mobilitymatters

We see quite a few men come to the studio to learn Pilates. Most of the time they are there, because of the good advice of a friend or loved one. They are looking to improve their flexibility, and there’s always the goal of increasing core stability, strength and overall balance and coordination.

It’s actually really important for men to practice Pilates. It gives them the opportunity to perform exercises that they wouldn’t typically be asked to do in a gym or training facility. Men often present with joint pain or stiffness related to muscular tension and postural compensations. They often find the Pilates apparatus to be very adaptive to their size and fitness levels, and are readily able to move in ways they never imagined possible.

Does this happen overnight? Not really. The first few sessions, just like with all clients, can feel a little tedious and awkward, but it is common that within the first 3 to 4 sessions, men are reporting a relief of their symptoms and a sense of freedom from the tension of their bodies.

It seems without fail that as the weeks go by our male clients comment that Pilates is much harder than it first appeared. They also share that given the opportunity, they would love to do Pilates more often.

Learn more about our studio, instructors and what Pilates could do for you by going to our website
www.Pilatesdetroit.com
#realmendopilates
#pilatesfortriathletes
#pilatesformen
#pilatesforathletes
#pilatesreformer
#pilatesdetroit
#bestofdetroit
#flexibilitygoals
#lengthentostrengthen
#pilatesbody
#longandstrong
#mobilitymatters
...

My brother texted me this week asking what he could do to fix a stiff and painful neck and midback. 

I was so excited!!!

You see, he’s my older brother, and he’s a doctor (and really smart) and I’m pretty sure this was the first time he has needed to ask ME for help. Needless to say, I really wanted to get this one right and help him to feel better!

Here we go…

1-Begin by placing a foam roller underneath you, perpendicular to your spine, and slowly rolling your midback over it. Support your head and neck with your hands, and when you find a stiff/tender spot, stay on top of it and see if you can melt into the top of the roller. Take this with a gentle approach and only spend a minute or less doing it. 

2-Move the roller so that it is vertical and under your spine with both your head and tailbone supported on it and your knees bent and feet hip distance apart on the floor. Begin to stretch out your chest and get your shoulder blades moving by doing floor angels, arm scissors, arm circles and goal post stretches. Be sure to engage your abs to avoid flaring your ribs to the ceiling. Do 8-10 reps of each. 

3-Now repeat all of the above either using resistance bands or small hand weights. 

4-Finish on your stomach on top of the ball with your hips and low back supported and your feet on the wall. Keeping your spine neutral, lift your arms to form a Y-T-I formation. Make this more challenging by adding resistance, lifting your knees from the floor or adding midback extension to the arm movements. 

If you are looking for more info or advice that I would even give to my brother, check out our website
www.Pilatesdetroit.com 
and book your next physical therapy or rehab pilates session with our team. 
#pilates 
#rehabpilates 
#physicaltherapy 
#selfcare 
#fixyourself 
#midbackpainrelief 
#neckstiffness 
#pilatesdetroit 
#bestofdetroit 
#rehabexercises 
#orthopedicrehab 
#foamroller 
#brotherlylove

My brother texted me this week asking what he could do to fix a stiff and painful neck and midback.

I was so excited!!!

You see, he’s my older brother, and he’s a doctor (and really smart) and I’m pretty sure this was the first time he has needed to ask ME for help. Needless to say, I really wanted to get this one right and help him to feel better!

Here we go…

1-Begin by placing a foam roller underneath you, perpendicular to your spine, and slowly rolling your midback over it. Support your head and neck with your hands, and when you find a stiff/tender spot, stay on top of it and see if you can melt into the top of the roller. Take this with a gentle approach and only spend a minute or less doing it.

2-Move the roller so that it is vertical and under your spine with both your head and tailbone supported on it and your knees bent and feet hip distance apart on the floor. Begin to stretch out your chest and get your shoulder blades moving by doing floor angels, arm scissors, arm circles and goal post stretches. Be sure to engage your abs to avoid flaring your ribs to the ceiling. Do 8-10 reps of each.

3-Now repeat all of the above either using resistance bands or small hand weights.

4-Finish on your stomach on top of the ball with your hips and low back supported and your feet on the wall. Keeping your spine neutral, lift your arms to form a Y-T-I formation. Make this more challenging by adding resistance, lifting your knees from the floor or adding midback extension to the arm movements.

If you are looking for more info or advice that I would even give to my brother, check out our website
www.Pilatesdetroit.com
and book your next physical therapy or rehab pilates session with our team.
#pilates
#rehabpilates
#physicaltherapy
#selfcare
#fixyourself
#midbackpainrelief
#neckstiffness
#pilatesdetroit
#bestofdetroit
#rehabexercises
#orthopedicrehab
#foamroller
#brotherlylove
...

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Nicole

Beth 

Check out our detailed bios and signup for our classes at www.Pilatesdetroit.com!!
#squad
#squadgoals 
#pilatesdetroit 
#bestofdetroit 
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#teamwork 
#pilatesforlife

Our team

Allison

Nicola

Nicole

Beth

Check out our detailed bios and signup for our classes at www.Pilatesdetroit.com!!
#squad
#squadgoals
#pilatesdetroit
#bestofdetroit
#pilatesreformer
#pilatesinstructor
#pilatesstudio
#stottpilatesinstructor
#certifiedinstructor
#teamwork
#pilatesforlife
...

We can tell you something about rolling.  In Pilates,  we do…

✔️Roll-downs with or without a bar

✔️Roll-ups with or without a bar

✔️1/2 roll backs

✔️Rolling like a ball

Just to name a few. 

When you’re “rolling” you are using your abs, all 4 layers of them, to move your spine one vertebrae at a time. This is called articulation and to your spine this is heaven. 

Why is it so delicious to articulate through your spine?

Because your vertebrae want to move one on top of the other, it creates healthy blood flow and lubrication, it hydrates your discs and causes small stabilizing muscles to fire. 

But life happens and spines get quirky and they start to move in chunks instead of segments. 

And this is why rolling in Pilates is so important!!

Learn more about how Pilates can change your spine and your life by going to our website and signing up for your first Pilates class through our Mindbody scheduling system. **And we will send you a promo code for a FREE class once you purchase your first class with us!!
www.Pilatesdetroit.com
#reformerpilates 
#rehabpilates 
#pilatesbody 
#healthyspine 
#spinemobility 
#flexibilty 
#pilatesdetroit 
#pilatesstrong 
#exerciserehabilitation

We can tell you something about rolling. In Pilates, we do…

✔️Roll-downs with or without a bar

✔️Roll-ups with or without a bar

✔️1/2 roll backs

✔️Rolling like a ball

Just to name a few.

When you’re “rolling” you are using your abs, all 4 layers of them, to move your spine one vertebrae at a time. This is called articulation and to your spine this is heaven.

Why is it so delicious to articulate through your spine?

Because your vertebrae want to move one on top of the other, it creates healthy blood flow and lubrication, it hydrates your discs and causes small stabilizing muscles to fire.

But life happens and spines get quirky and they start to move in chunks instead of segments.

And this is why rolling in Pilates is so important!!

Learn more about how Pilates can change your spine and your life by going to our website and signing up for your first Pilates class through our Mindbody scheduling system. **And we will send you a promo code for a FREE class once you purchase your first class with us!!
www.Pilatesdetroit.com
#reformerpilates
#rehabpilates
#pilatesbody
#healthyspine
#spinemobility
#flexibilty
#pilatesdetroit
#pilatesstrong
#exerciserehabilitation
...

Being voted “Best of Detroit-Pilates Classes” in Hour Detroit Magazine for the past 2 years (2022/23) has meant the world to us. 
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As a small, boutique studio that focuses on personalized programming, individualized attention and the importance of rehab, physical therapy and wellness along with Pilates, this honor literally put us on the map. 
-
Over the past two years, we have expanded our community by welcoming brand new clients into our “New Kids on the Pilates Block” classes, making reformer Pilates accessible to so many more people. 
-
We have added new state-of-the-art equipment to our fleet of reformers, in order to enhance the experience of machine-based Pilates and enabling clients of all skill levels to feel comfortable joining our small group classes. 
-
As our community has grown stronger, more flexible and better balanced/coordinated, we have challenged them with more advanced choreography, added strength/functional mobility training and improved our own teaching technique through the continued education and certifications of our team. 
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And now, here we are again, looking for your love, support and VOTE for Best Pilates Classes-2024 in Hour Detroit Magazine. 
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Tap the link in our bio (or copy/follow the link below)scroll way to the bottom to the Health & Beauty section, and vote for Pilatesdetroit for Best Pilates Classes! Thank you 🩷

https://www.hourdetroit.com/best-of-detroit-2024-online-ballot/

#pilatesnearme 
#pilatesreformer
#pilatescommunity 
#pilatesclasses 
#pilatesdetroit
#bestofdetroit 
#pilatesformen
#pilatesforathletes 
#pilatesfornewbies
#pilatesforeverybody 
#pilatesstudio 
#pilatesinstructor
#detroitpilates
#detroitsmallbusiness
#detroitcity
#3peat

Being voted “Best of Detroit-Pilates Classes” in Hour Detroit Magazine for the past 2 years (2022/23) has meant the world to us.
-
As a small, boutique studio that focuses on personalized programming, individualized attention and the importance of rehab, physical therapy and wellness along with Pilates, this honor literally put us on the map.
-
Over the past two years, we have expanded our community by welcoming brand new clients into our “New Kids on the Pilates Block” classes, making reformer Pilates accessible to so many more people.
-
We have added new state-of-the-art equipment to our fleet of reformers, in order to enhance the experience of machine-based Pilates and enabling clients of all skill levels to feel comfortable joining our small group classes.
-
As our community has grown stronger, more flexible and better balanced/coordinated, we have challenged them with more advanced choreography, added strength/functional mobility training and improved our own teaching technique through the continued education and certifications of our team.
-
And now, here we are again, looking for your love, support and VOTE for Best Pilates Classes-2024 in Hour Detroit Magazine.
-
Tap the link in our bio (or copy/follow the link below)scroll way to the bottom to the Health & Beauty section, and vote for Pilatesdetroit for Best Pilates Classes! Thank you 🩷

https://www.hourdetroit.com/best-of-detroit-2024-online-ballot/

#pilatesnearme
#pilatesreformer
#pilatescommunity
#pilatesclasses
#pilatesdetroit
#bestofdetroit
#pilatesformen
#pilatesforathletes
#pilatesfornewbies
#pilatesforeverybody
#pilatesstudio
#pilatesinstructor
#detroitpilates
#detroitsmallbusiness
#detroitcity
#3peat
...

This woman is nothing but sunshine. 
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Every Friday at 9a we meet for a private Pilates session. She always picks the music we listen to and she has never chosen a repeat 4 years and running!!
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Our sessions are slow paced, we begin with a very similar warm-up week in and week out. We focus on adding new challenges and more detailed choreography, like the ball between the elbow and knee, once her mind-body connection is flowing. And we typically wrap up with some balance and stretching. 
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Our time together is planned, purposeful, focused and fun 🤩 
-
This could be you!?! Sign up at the website, Mindbody online or through the link in our bio. 
www.Pilatesdetroit.com
#reformerpilates 
#pilatesdetroit 
#pilatesreformer 
#pilatesforeverybody 
#pilateslife 
#detroitlovespilates 
#pilatespractice 
#pilatesprincess 
#reformerflow

This woman is nothing but sunshine.
-
Every Friday at 9a we meet for a private Pilates session. She always picks the music we listen to and she has never chosen a repeat 4 years and running!!
-
Our sessions are slow paced, we begin with a very similar warm-up week in and week out. We focus on adding new challenges and more detailed choreography, like the ball between the elbow and knee, once her mind-body connection is flowing. And we typically wrap up with some balance and stretching.
-
Our time together is planned, purposeful, focused and fun 🤩
-
This could be you!?! Sign up at the website, Mindbody online or through the link in our bio.
www.Pilatesdetroit.com
#reformerpilates
#pilatesdetroit
#pilatesreformer
#pilatesforeverybody
#pilateslife
#detroitlovespilates
#pilatespractice
#pilatesprincess
#reformerflow
...

If you think about it, once you start spending more time in school, at work or taking care of your family, most of your day is spent sitting. 
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What does that mean for your body? 
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You are spending the majority of your time sitting on the largest muscles in your body, and it can have significant impact on the health and wellness of your other joints, including your spine, upper body, head and neck!
-
What should you do in order to make your time in sitting more valuable to the dynamics of your entire body?
-
The simplest solution is to sit on a ball! By putting yourself on a ball for 15 to 20 minutes a day, 1-2 times per day, you are creating opportunities for your body to work in ways that won’t happen sitting in a chair. 
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Think about it like this, when you’re on the ball you will be using muscles to hold you up from falling off the ball and you have a chance to stretch out the front of your body by laying over the top of the ball. An added bonus is that by sitting on this ball while bouncing, weight shifting or rocking your pelvis, it will create greater focus on the work in front of you🤓
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Clients ask if they should spend the entire day on the ball? I would not recommend this.  Less is more here. Also, make sure your ball is big enough so it can bring you up close to the level of your desk for good ergonomics at your hips and knees as well as the rest of your body, including your head and neck and shoulders. 
-
Want more information about simple ways to improve your posture, core stability, balance, and flexibility, go to our website 
ww.pilatesdetroit.com.
#sittingposture #physioballexercises #pilates #pilatesreformer #pilatesbody #ergonomics #pilatesdetroit #bestofdetroit #glutes #bootybuilding #sittingpretty #posturecorrector #rehabpilates #gluteactivation #selfcare #youcandothis

If you think about it, once you start spending more time in school, at work or taking care of your family, most of your day is spent sitting.
-
What does that mean for your body?
-
You are spending the majority of your time sitting on the largest muscles in your body, and it can have significant impact on the health and wellness of your other joints, including your spine, upper body, head and neck!
-
What should you do in order to make your time in sitting more valuable to the dynamics of your entire body?
-
The simplest solution is to sit on a ball! By putting yourself on a ball for 15 to 20 minutes a day, 1-2 times per day, you are creating opportunities for your body to work in ways that won’t happen sitting in a chair.
-
Think about it like this, when you’re on the ball you will be using muscles to hold you up from falling off the ball and you have a chance to stretch out the front of your body by laying over the top of the ball. An added bonus is that by sitting on this ball while bouncing, weight shifting or rocking your pelvis, it will create greater focus on the work in front of you🤓
-
Clients ask if they should spend the entire day on the ball? I would not recommend this. Less is more here. Also, make sure your ball is big enough so it can bring you up close to the level of your desk for good ergonomics at your hips and knees as well as the rest of your body, including your head and neck and shoulders.
-
Want more information about simple ways to improve your posture, core stability, balance, and flexibility, go to our website
ww.pilatesdetroit.com.
#sittingposture #physioballexercises #pilates #pilatesreformer #pilatesbody #ergonomics #pilatesdetroit #bestofdetroit #glutes #bootybuilding #sittingpretty #posturecorrector #rehabpilates #gluteactivation #selfcare #youcandothis
...

Due to so much demand, we are adding another “New Kids on the Pilates Block” to our schedule, Tuesdays at 430p with Beth. 
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Stop thinking, deciding, wondering or wishing to try Pilates and join a small group of amazing new people to Pilates and learn this beautiful, challenging and restorative movement method from the best instructors around. 
-
Sign up for your first class and we will send you a promo code for your next class for FREE! 
#pilatesreformer #pilatesbody #pilatesnerd #pilatesdetroit #bestofdetroit #reformerpilates #reformerworkout #lookgoodfeelgood #pilatesforeverybody #selfcare #lengthen #strengthen #challengeyourself 
www.Pilatesdetroit.com

Due to so much demand, we are adding another “New Kids on the Pilates Block” to our schedule, Tuesdays at 430p with Beth.
-
Stop thinking, deciding, wondering or wishing to try Pilates and join a small group of amazing new people to Pilates and learn this beautiful, challenging and restorative movement method from the best instructors around.
-
Sign up for your first class and we will send you a promo code for your next class for FREE!
#pilatesreformer #pilatesbody #pilatesnerd #pilatesdetroit #bestofdetroit #reformerpilates #reformerworkout #lookgoodfeelgood #pilatesforeverybody #selfcare #lengthen #strengthen #challengeyourself
www.Pilatesdetroit.com
...

I’m pretty sure if I were to ask almost anyone if they have good posture, the answer would likely be somewhere between not really to it’s trash!!
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While most of us tend to be a lil hard on ourselves, it is fair to say that having good posture can feel like a real struggle based on our work, activities, hobbies, etc. 
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So what can you do to have more confidence in your posture and feel stronger in your body?
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1-lift your sternum to the ceiling to bring your ribs off your diaphragm and stomach. You will breath more easily and feel your head sit more easily over your shoulders and ribs. 
2-feel for the ground through the soles of your feet to ground yourself. 
3-balance your weight between your two feet while standing with your feet hip distance apart and pointing your knees directly in front of you. If your feet turn out, but your knees line up with your hips, let your feet be. It’s ok!!
4-lift your eyes and look out on the horizon. Look out at the world and let them look back at your beautiful, confident, and strong stance. 
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Have more questions?!? Reach out for more info or to schedule an assessment and Pilates plan with us. 
www.Pilatesdetroit.com
#posturecorrection #posturematters #pilatesbody #pilatesreformer #pilatesdetroit #postureprinciples #standingtall #standingposture #pilateslife #selfcare #corestrength #pilatesfortriathletes #changeyourlife #breathwork #breathin #breathout

I’m pretty sure if I were to ask almost anyone if they have good posture, the answer would likely be somewhere between not really to it’s trash!!
-
While most of us tend to be a lil hard on ourselves, it is fair to say that having good posture can feel like a real struggle based on our work, activities, hobbies, etc.
-
So what can you do to have more confidence in your posture and feel stronger in your body?
-
1-lift your sternum to the ceiling to bring your ribs off your diaphragm and stomach. You will breath more easily and feel your head sit more easily over your shoulders and ribs.
2-feel for the ground through the soles of your feet to ground yourself.
3-balance your weight between your two feet while standing with your feet hip distance apart and pointing your knees directly in front of you. If your feet turn out, but your knees line up with your hips, let your feet be. It’s ok!!
4-lift your eyes and look out on the horizon. Look out at the world and let them look back at your beautiful, confident, and strong stance.
-
Have more questions?!? Reach out for more info or to schedule an assessment and Pilates plan with us.
www.Pilatesdetroit.com
#posturecorrection #posturematters #pilatesbody #pilatesreformer #pilatesdetroit #postureprinciples #standingtall #standingposture #pilateslife #selfcare #corestrength #pilatesfortriathletes #changeyourlife #breathwork #breathin #breathout
...

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Janae Nedwicki
Janae Nedwicki
August 31, 2023.
Pilates Detroit is honestly the BEST. A girlfriend and I started with Duet Sessions with Allison in April, and instantly fell in love. Allison is beyond thorough and makes it a very safe space to learn and grow. I was a true beginner, had never taken a Pilates class prior. After some semi-private sessions I was able to join the normal classes with ease. Beth and Nikki are also so wonderful, encouraging and hold great classes. I crave these classes/movement and am excited to get back into a regular routine after the summer. My body has never felt stronger. Thank you Allison & team! ♥️
Mona Marjieh
Mona Marjieh
August 14, 2023.
I have been practicing Pilates for over 5 years and Beth has been my trainer and teacher. Her Knowledge and passion and kindness shine through her. She’s been training me at Detroit Pilates for over 3 years. I love every moment of it. The practice of Pilates has really made me feel very strong and confident!! Really a Great Studio to practice!!! Thank you very much Allison and Beth!!😃
Sheila Cockrel
Sheila Cockrel
August 8, 2023.
I’ve been training with Allison and the Pilates Detroit team for a year. It has been a transformative experience. This group of women bring extraordinary skill and intuition to their work. As a 75 year old woman -I cannot say enough about the impact the Pilates Detroit team has had on my mobility and flexibility as I account for the impacts of aging. This group of women bring out your best- your strength and your joy. Thank you. I look forward to year 2!
Ellypi Coop
Ellypi Coop
August 3, 2023.
Allison and Pilates Detroit are great! Allison is a kind and thoughtful instructor. She keeps work outs challenging while tailoring them to client’s needs. She is very attentive in making sure alignment and posture are correct so the work out is most productive and safe. Love working out at Pilates Detroit.
barri wolf
barri wolf
August 2, 2023.
So far my experience has been amazing! The staff is super attentive, helpful, and encouraging throughout the entire class! I look forward to every class, and leave not only feeling good physically but also mentally.
Ron Yolles
Ron Yolles
August 2, 2023.
Because she is an athlete, Allison used her knowledge of physical therapy to strengthen and improve my range of motion for both shoulder & back muscle strains to keep me playing pain free tennis.
emily davio
emily davio
August 2, 2023.
Learning Pilates has been really fun for me so far. The teachers here are patient and informative, and classes are available for all skill levels. I’ve been able to strengthen my entire body and find my edge without overdoing it.
Danielle Baratz
Danielle Baratz
August 1, 2023.
The best Pilates class around! I’m a beginner to Pilates and the instructors have been incredibly friendly, great at explaining different positions and are always there to offer their expertise to modify and improve your movement. I can’t wait to go back !
Jenny Bell
Jenny Bell
August 1, 2023.
Pilates Detroit is the BEST! They have have a variety of classes with such wonderful, kind instructors. I am so happy to have found this studio!
Dana Cooper
Dana Cooper
August 1, 2023.
I love Pilates Detroit! I have been doing Pilates there for about a year and I had some very serious weaknesses and body pains. I am SO much stronger now and feel much better! I would highly recommend them! Everyone there is top notch! 👏👏👏
welcome to: pilates detroit

who we are

Owner and certified Pilates Trainer, Allison Nakisher and Pilates Detroit, is comprised of a team of wellness professionals with extensive training in the movement sciences.

What Our Experts Do for You:

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

our mission

By combining Pilates with rehabilitation, Pilates Detroit has created a new and unique approach to fitness and wellness.

Our core values include:

  • Helping others achieve their goals
  • Providing a safe, personalized and client-specific plan
  • Emphasizing proper form and technique for best outcomes

allison nakisher, mpt

physical therapist, stott pilates instructor, owner

our team of incredible instructors

meet the team

Beth Maza

senior instructor
Nicola Conraths

Nicola Resto

senior instructor

Nicole Gregory

senior instructor