pilates detroit

what is pilates detroit?


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.

meet allison

The amazing Owner, Operator, Instructor and Entrepreneur. Meet the dynamo that also spear-heading Strap-Detroit.com

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 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

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Ryan Dixon
Ryan Dixon
12:31 04 Mar 21
Working with Alison for several months now for some nagging injuries. The progress I have made with Alison's plan is... amazing. I look forward every week to my session and I would highly recommend Pilates Detroit to anyone.read more
Jonathan M
Jonathan M
20:49 22 Feb 21
I've had an amazing and safe experience here over the last couple of months. I see Allison for PT and do joint sessions... w/ Beth and this combo has done so much to alieve symptoms from a long term sports injury. There's no better way to get you Sunday started and become mentally prepared for the work week. Both instructors have taken Covid world quite seriously while understanding the need for people to keep physically active. If you're interested in the benefits of Pilates or have a physical therapy need I'd definitely recommend.read more
Lisa Stern
Lisa Stern
14:57 21 Feb 21
I absolutely love Pilates Detroit! I originally started seeing Allison for back issues several years ago and I've never... left. I do a mixture of pilates and physical therapy to keep building strength and to prevent back issues from recurring. Allison is very smart and knowledgeable about the body and its mechanics and I always feel very confident and safe with her recommendations, PT, and workouts. Highly recommend!read more
Evan Mountain
Evan Mountain
15:21 19 Feb 21
I’ve been working out with Allison for 3+ years. She’s great. Allison’s knowledge, professionalism and motivation keeps... me on track. I first went in thinking that Pilates was just going to help me stretch, but I soon found out it’s so much more. Do you work on balance, core strength, as well as arm and leg strength, Plus flexibility. Give it a try!read more
Ivan Katz
Ivan Katz
17:14 16 Feb 21
I have worked with Allison to help recover from a broken hip and currently a herniated disk. She combines her physical... therapy expertise, personal athletic fitness goals and uses Pilates as vehicle to help strengthen the human body. I not only see the results I am acutely aware of what needs to be done and how to get there. No matter what your goals are Allison can get you thereread more
Scott Stern
Scott Stern
01:52 16 Feb 21
Allison is a true healer, a gifted therapist and one of the most positive and fun people I know. She literally got me... from barely able to stand to feeling great in a few weeks. Highly recommend for everyone that wants to feel strong and healthy.read more
Sean White
Sean White
02:18 14 Oct 20
Allison has been a God-send! I always feel really comfortable in the facility - she takes safety and cleanliness... seriously. And the jams are always going with us a plus. I was initially nervous about Pilates but she’s incredible at pushing you while educating you about the movements and the body. Highly recommend!read more
Stephanie Kates
Stephanie Kates
00:43 14 Oct 20
Pilates Detroit is amazing!! Since Allison has reopened, she has taken every health precaution to make sure that I feel... safe in her studio, from mask wearing, to keeping the windows and doors open, to thoroughly wiping down and sanitizing all the equipment. I have been a client for years and would not think of going anywhere else for Pilates classes. Allison is so knowledgeable and continues to challenge me with every class all these years later. I look forward to my sessions every week and feel longer and stronger each time I visit!!!read more
Alexandra Hain
Alexandra Hain
18:41 13 Oct 20
Allison is amazing at what she does. She is so knowledgeable and finds the perfect balance between challenging you and... supporting you. I always leave feeling amazing!read more
Bryon Scott
Bryon Scott
11:41 08 Oct 20
We love Allison!!! Her studio is fantastic and her instruction is even better! If you're looking for a safe and clean... space to get back into shape after quarantine, Pilates Detroit is the answer!read more
Catherine Kellie
Catherine Kellie
11:39 08 Oct 20
Love this studio! Allison customizes your workout based on your physical abilities. The individualized nature of each... and every workout is so nice and the fact that Allison has a degree and background in physical therapy makes her studio my favorite workout!read more
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  • 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