Challenger Update!

Our challengers have been taking classes for a little over a month and are doing an amazing job! Combined they have attended 75 classes! We are proud of their commitment to health and fitness. All of the challengers feel and look stronger…their arms are more toned, muscles are more defined and abs are tighter. They continue to be great examples of “STRONG is the new skinny.”

Remember Sarah, our bride-to-be? When she came to us in January, Sarah could barely complete a push-up and her abs were sinking in her plank. Look at her now! Sarah loves coming to the morning classes and frequents our 8:00am options. She finds all the classes to be challenging and motivating.

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“My first month of the challenge has been amazing. My arms are toning
and my core has never been stronger! Most impressively my arms are
able to get through a full set of push ups! I’ve enjoyed the variety
of classes and techniques used, each time I go I get a different
workout!” – Sarah, bride-to-be challenger

 

 

 

Challengers Manish and Monisha, our wonderful married couple, have kept each other accountable despite their extremely busy schedules. Monisha “Mo” is so enthusiastic and says, I love it.  I’m getting stronger every class I take!” We were very impressed by her dedication to take back to back classes during her Spring Break week. Mo came in with a huge smile on her face the day she passed her Dental Boards and despite being exhausted from studying and a long day of examinations, she stayed for two classes. Way to go, Mo! 

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For Manish, his journey as a challenger has been both amazing and frustrating due to a rigorous work schedule. “For the first two weeks things were going really well, and I was feeling stronger and stronger every day. Now I have been working a lot for the past 2 weeks…so needless to say have fallen off in a big way. I find that my posture, my feeling of strength, and even my ability to deal with the stresses of the normal day has rapidly fallen off…In the first two weeks I literally felt better than I had in probably 3 or 4 years…well thankfully, this period of difficulty at work is ending at the end of this weekend, and I am so excited to be back in those classes, and feeling like I am actually 34 again, rather than feeling like I might be hitting 70 soon. Since my knee surgeries I haven’t been able to play sports, which was the main way I stayed fit prior to the injury (I am currently 50 pounds heavier than I used to be in my “Fit” days…and about a year ago I was even 30 pounds heavier than I am now!!). Doing the routine cardio machines at the gym was just so boring, that I really couldn’t get excited to go work out ever, now, after only a few weeks of being at Equilibrium, I feel as if I am missing out on something I love, and my body desperately needs!!…so I cannot wait to be back at the studio on Monday, and rather than having given up after hitting a tough 2 week stretch…I’ll be doubling up to get it all back!!” 

Manish’s dedication to increase his fitness level and develop healthier habits is inspiring to us all. We are proud of him for continuing to push himself to attend classes and find a healthy balance in his life. He even comes in at 5:45am and 6:00am!

In addition to making fitness classes a priority in their busy schedules, all of the challengers have met with Wellness Coach, Sarah Willoughby, to learn ways they can work on being healthier at home. We can’t wait to see their progress over the next two months and will keep you updated!

Equilibrium is going to Detroit!

On Monday, August 12, the Equilibrium Pilates Studio team will be traveling to the rooftop of the M@dison Building to host a fusion Pilates class for 100 Quicken Loans employees to support Come Play Detroit Fitness Studio. Our goal for this event is to show the city how fun it can be to stay active, lead a healthy lifestyle, and of course, support the fabulous City of Detroit. Stay tuned for pictures!

 

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Hear about Nicki’s Xtend challenge….

Even though I am an instructor and worked out throughout my pregnancy, getting back into shape is a challenge (hence being an Xtend Challenger). With sleepless nights,  an unfamiliar postpartum “shape” and nursing, I felt non energetic and uncomfortable in my skin. However, I was REALLY looking forward to getting back to the workout and studio that I love. After the first Xtend class with Liz I knew I had a ways to go, I had lost a lot of arm muscle, had no abs and boy were my legs were shaking!! It’s been a little over a month and I have been taking at least three Xtend classes a week from Amy, Liz and Kristin.

Each morning I may be tired from lack of sleep but feel instantly energized with the music and the face paced warm-up! I can almost get through the triceps dips without a break and only shake on occasion! I push myself harder each class and really try to focus on form. While the scale hasn’t changed all that much and I know I have a ways to go, my body feels more tone and tight and I’ve noticed my pants fitting better (especially in the waist). Most importantly, I am a happy Mom. It feels great to do something for myself and the music, other instructors and clients are so wonderful and supportive. They always ask how the boys are doing and are thoughtful and encouraging. I feel so lucky to have this opportunity and look forward to making even more progress in the coming months. Can’t wait to see what the future brings.

Xtend Barrecamp

 

 

 

 

 

Amp up your Xtend Barre workout by joining us for this fast-paced, fun, 90-minute class with Senior Instructor Amy P!

 

XTEND BARRECAMP

May 5th

11AM-12:30 PM

$20

 

Class includes a cardio warmup, arm work with light weights, standing work at the barre and ab work on the floor. We will finish with lots of stretching to help you feel centered and balanced.

Register online, call the studio at 248.723.6500  or email us at desk@equilibriumstudio.com to enroll!

Sunday Classes

Sunday classes are a hit!  Thanks to everyone who joined us for Body Conditioning and Xtend Barre these past few Sundays.

Reserve a spot today- classes fill up fast!

*And if you discover you have unexpected weekend plans, you have until Saturday morning to cancel without penalty.

Studio Open House Pics

Click here to see pics of today’s open house. Thanks to everyone who came and made it great!

Studio Open House

Preferred Pricing

Want to get a huge discount for committing to 12 weeks of exercise? Click here to check out our preferred prices on your favorite classes!

Work Out Christmas Eve (day)!

Want to work out Christmas Eve day?

Join us Saturday at 8:00 AM for Body Conditioning OR 9:00 AM for Xtend.

Both classes are taught by Liz and will be a fun, challenging way to burn off those Christmas cookies.

Xtend Tonight 12/5 with Jamila!

Jamila is teaching XTEND BARRE tonight at 7:00 pm! Come join us for this amazing workout.