A form of low impact exercises that focus on improving strength, spinal mobility, flexibility and posture.  It focuses heavily on core strengthening and stability as well as restoring natural spinal curves which in turn improves overall posture.

Pilates is a great exercise for all age groups from the aging population to a form of cross training for all types of athletes.  It improves flexibility and joint mobility by working through all different ranges of motion in order to allow participants to be able to flow through life and daily activities with ease.

In order to get the most benefit out of each exercise you must coordinate the mind and the body and implement the basic principles. Pilates exercises are easily modifiable for those with current pain or injuries or to increase difficulty for those that need a bigger challenge and more difficult workout.

“Pilates is the complete coordination of body, mind and spirit”. – Joseph Pilates

“You will feel better in ten sessions, look better in twenty sessions, and have a completely new body in thirty sessions”. – Joseph Pilates

Shelby Mathison

Shelby was born and raised in the Downriver area. Shelby has had a love for sports and fitness from a very young age and was always participating in a variety of different activities. She was given the opportunity to play college soccer and after an injury she found her calling in the physical therapy world. Shelby wanted to make a difference in people’s lives and not only help them through the rehabilitation process but also allow them to get back to an active lifestyle performing what they love to do.

In an attempt to further her physical therapy practice for her patients Shelby began her journey with Pilates. Shelby completed her Matwork Certification through Stott Pilates and fell in love with how pilates changed her own body and decided that she wanted to achieve her full certification. She finished all of her coursework, completed her exam and is now a Nationally Certified Pilates Teacher. Shelby has seen the benefits of pilates for all different types of people which is what pushed her to pursue her passion and start teaching classes and private sessions in a studio setting. She looks forward to helping people achieve their health, wellness and fitness goals so that they can continue to do the things that they love. 

Movement Pilates at Plymouth PTS is located at our Garden City Center:

The classes will utilize reformers, cadillacs, chairs, and matwork.

Pilates Class List

Intro Class

In this 30 minute one on one class you will learn the basic principles of pilates.  These principles will be used over and over again in each class to provide you the most benefit of each exercise and to really create a mind body connection.  This class will introduce you to the reformer and teach you beginner reformer exercises.

Reformer 1 Class

A beginner class that will introduce you to exercises in the pilates reformer repertoire.  This class will increase your knowledge of the basic principles and focus on good form and technique.  Exercises in this class will focus on core strengthening, stability, mobility, and balance.

Reformer 2 Class

A more intermediate/advanced reformer class that will continue to build upon your understanding of the principles of pilates.  This class will be quicker paced and may incorporate a variety of props to create a more challenging workout.  This class will require instructor approval for you to participate.

Mixed Equipment Class

This class will focus on whatever mixture of equipment and exercises the instructor chooses ranging from reformer, chair, cadillac/tower, or matwork.  This class will provide a great full body workout while still incorporating the basic principles to ensure that you get the most out of every exercise.  It is a great way to try out a variety of different pieces of equipment and to incorporate some more functional exercises into your workout.

Mat/Tower Class

A mixture of essential matwork with tower exercises provides a class that will strengthen your core as well as your arms, legs and glutes.  Bodyweight, springs and bars will help you work those deep stabilizing muscles and leave class feeling toned and lengthened.

Chair Class

This class will focus on exercises on the stability chair.  This class will provide a challenging full body workout while getting to those deep core stabilizers.  You can expect to be in a variety of positions from standing to sitting to lying down working every inch of your body so that you leave class feeling strong and toned.

Cardio Tramp Class

This high intensity class will provide a challenging workout that will get your heart pumping.  A combination of strengthening exercises paired with jumping intervals on the reformer is what you can expect from this style class. This class is not suited for individuals with injuries or who are new to pilates, a good understanding of the principles is required.

Private/Duet Sessions

These sessions are one on one or two on one sessions catered to each individual’s specific goals of health and wellness.  These sessions are great for those with injuries, those that have more individualized goals/needs or those that just want to take their pilates knowledge and skill to another level.  These sessions will utilize a variety of equipment and props based upon each individual’s goals, limitations or needs.

Class Pricing

30 Minute Intro Class – $45

This class is required before scheduling for any other class in order to find your baseline.

50 Minute Group Classes

  • $40 Single Class
  • $140 for 4 Classes
  • $280 for 8 Classes

50 Minute Duets 2:1

  • $60 per person ($120) Single Class
  • $220 per person ($440) for 4 Classes
  • $450 per person ($900) for 8 Classes

50 Minute Private Classes

  • $95 Single Class
  • $360 for 4 Classes
  • $710 for 8 Classes

    Experience Level

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