Shape Up & Stress Less in the New Year with Pilates
By: Michael Fossbakk
December 30, 2016
The New Year is just two days away and with millions of people using a new year as an opportunity to refine themselves, why not consider getting leaner, more toned muscles through pilates? Created by Joseph Pilates, the popular form of exercise has empowered people the world over by helping them improve their body strength, while lengthening individual muscles.
Here are four places that offer pilates classes to people of all ages and sizes in metro Detroit.
Located in Rochester, East Street Pilates offers private, semi-private, group and reformer/jumpboard classes, the latter of which is a form of pilates that uses what’s called a jumpboard to assist users in performing exercises. Pricing is broken down into three options. You can pay per session, every five sessions or every 10 sessions. The most valuable option is the 10-session pricing option. Currently, East Street Pilates has a new client special for $85 that includes one private session, one reformer class and one group fitness class.
With private, reformer trio and cardio reformer, matwork and duet classes, Reforming Foundations Pilates & Wellness in Berkley offers a range of class options that fit your fitness and comfort levels. Duet classes are great for couples or best friends that are looking to motivate one another to be more physically active. As with all classes, in duet classes, your instructor will tailor your exercise routine to you and your partner’s needs and capability. For current new client promotions, check the “New Client Promotions” tab here.
Verdurous Me in Wixom is an all-around life improvement center that offers pilates rehabilitation classes (in addition to life coaching, nutrition and other fitness courses). Their pilates courses are geared towards students in need of physical or mental rehabilitation for back aches, scoliosis and more. They also have a fairly robust online scheduling system where you can go to sign up for any class on a fairly short notice. In addition to their web-based system, there is an app for Android and iOS that can be used to schedule classes, check payment history and more.
Located in Northville, N2 Barre combines dance, yoga, pilates and light weight conditioning for their pilates classes. The result is a workout that strengthens, lengthens and tones muscles throughout your body. Class sizes at N2 Barre are small in order for instructors to be able to pay more attention to individual students. Like Verdurous Me, N2 Barre has an online scheduling system that can be used at your whim to schedule classes in as short as 24 hours beforehand. Class prices range from $18 for a single session to $300 for 20 sessions.