What are your rates?
A full list of our rates for private lessons, duets, and group classes is available here.
Where are you located?
We are in downtown Ann Arbor. Enter through the door to the Blue Tractor Restaurant at 207 East Washington (near the intersection of Washington & 4th). Take the elevator on the left side of the lobby up to the third floor.
What is your cancellation policy?
We ask for the courtesy of 24 hours notice for cancelled appointments. Non-emergency missed or cancelled sessions will be charged the full session rate.
Do you have group classes?
Yes! Our full group class schedule including Pilates mat classes, Pilates reformer classes, GYROKINESIS® classes, and yoga classes is available here.
Can I drop-in for a group class?
We keep our group class sizes small to make sure every client gets the attention they need and deserve. Since space is limited please call/email us in advanced to be certain we have space. Please note that we also ask newcomers to take an initial private session before joining a group class.
How can I get started?
If you are brand new to Pilates or the GYROTONIC® method, we recommend you start with a private session for your first visit. This session allows us to help you design a personal workout plan and allows you to gain a basic familiarity with the movement in a one-on-one setting. After your initial session, you may choose to continue with private lessons, bring a friend for duet sessions, or join a group class.
Do you have reformers or other large Pilates equipment?
Yes! Our studio is fully equipped including Pilates reformers, cadillacs, stability chairs, as well as Gyrotonic towers, the Gyrotonic Leg Extension Unit, the Gyrotonic Jumping-Stretching Board, the Gyrotonic Archway, and a full complement of small equipment.
What is a duet?
A duet is a workout for two people. We offer both Pilates and Gyrotonic duet sessions. In both cases we use the large equipment--the reformer for Pilates duets and the Gyrotonic Tower for Gyrotonic duets.
What is the difference between Pilates and the GYROTONIC® method?
Both methods are considered body-mind modalities, promoting the benefits that come with greater body awareness and increased focus. The Pilates method is alignment-based, meaning that it works to create a correct posture by targeting specific muscles and creating balanced strength around the body. The Gyrotonic method uses flowing movements that release tension around the joints and promote ease and freedom of movement.
Should I do GYROTONIC® lessons or Pilates lessons?
This really depends on your personality and goals. We find that some clients are more drawn to one system or the other, and some like to practice a little of both! You can read more about Pilates here and more about the Gyrotonic method here to see if you feel more drawn to either system. Or give us a call and describe your workout goals, and we can suggest which system might be best for you to start with.
Who can benefit from Pilates & GYROTONIC® movement?
The brilliance of these systems is their adaptability--they can be modified for people of any age or ability level. Anyone seeking to improve their balance or coordination, achieve greater flexibility and strength, improve posture, and create a greater sense of overall well-being is a good candidate for Pilates or Gyrotonic training.
How long is each session and what should I wear?
Sessions generally run 55 minutes unless otherwise indicated. We offer 85 minute sessions on request. Wear comfortable clothing that doesn't restrict your movement. Socks are recommended.
How often should I take lessons?
This depends on your goals, but we recommend having sessions at least twice/week to get the greatest benefit. However you will notice changes in your strength and flexibility with even one lesson/week.