Welcome to Gentle Pilates – Private Pilates Studio in Novi, MI
At Gentle Pilates our focus is to create and facilitate an individual Pilates program tailored for each client’s health goals and specific needs. We take a therapeutic approach to the issues of chronic muscular tension, myofascial pain & stiffness while working with a wide range of conditions including fibromyalgia, breast cancer, osteoporosis and more.
Private Pilates sessions are held in our well-equipped Pilates studio located in Novi, MI (metro Detroit area.) Pilates classes are held at different locations including Northville and Birmingham. Please refer to our Pilates Classes page for a complete list of locations and current sessions.
The fundamentals of Pilates offer a terrific platform for strengthening bones and preventing fractures. Gentle Pilates in Novi MI integrates Pilates, strength training and rehabilitative exercises to improve the health and longevity of your bones and joints.
Our Program encompasses all aspects of Pilates, from mat, to reformer, to BioCored. Research has shown that Pilates helps to reduce stress and anxiety, and regain strength and mobility to the areas most affected by surgery, radiation, and reconstruction.
There are many reasons why people develop Fibromyalgia, but no one really knows. But we do know physical exercise is key to controlling one’s pain. Pilates is a practice of moving, breathing, becoming stronger and more mobile!
Dr. Ostalecki is the foremost developer of Pilates programs for individuals with fibromyalgia, and breast cancer. Because of her extensive broad background, she is able to bring a creative approach to Pilates that better benefits the individual person.
Restorative Pilates takes a therapeutic approach to the issues of chronic muscular tension, myofascial pain and stiffness. Our program gives the person finishing physical therapy after breast cancer or fibromyalgia tools to continue their recovery and maintain positive movement.
Books on Fibromyalgia
Fibromyalgia Complete Guide Book:
Fibromyalgia: The Complete Guide from Medical Experts and Patients, is the first book to present a multidisciplinary approach to managing fibromyalgia; a chronic disease that affects five to eight million Americans.
It includes numerous case studies, clinical data, tables, charts and pictures to guide professionals and educate patients in all aspects of the disease.
100 Questions and Answers about Fibromyalgia
EMPOWER YOURSELF! Whether you’re a newly diagnosed patient, or a friend or relative of someone suffering with Fibromyalgia, this book offers help.
Leading fibromyalgia specialists, Sharon Ostalecki, PhD and Martin Tamler, MD provide the most current information on the topic in a question and answer format.
This book is an invaluable resource for anyone coping with the physical and emotional turmoil of this disease.
Fibromyalgia: Benefits of Regular Exercise
This book is a guide–think of it as a simple map to exercising for those with fibromyalgia. The book presents research, guides the reader on starting and maintaining an exercise program and invites all fibromyalgia patients to a Call to Action:
START EXERCISING–GRADUALLY–BUT START!
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Do you worry about building strong bones to prevent fractures?
Come on over to our new group: Gentle Pilates Building Strong, Healthy Bones and Muscles.
We’re all about anatomy, movement, strong, healthy fracture free bones & muscles (since they are friends with our bones!) come connect with us!
I will be posting information on bone health, and upcoming classes and lectures.
See you there! Join the group on Facebook
Fracture Risk Calculation
Gentle Pilates will be offering a screening tool for adults 45 and older. Using the FORE Fracture Risk Calculator™, we capture factors such as age, weight, fracture history, medications and medical conditions and generate a graph that shows the your risk of breaking a bone in the next 10 years.
Dr. Ostalecki takes that information and discuss steps for better bone health, including nutrition; strength, balance and posture exercises; fall prevention strategies; further diagnosis; or medical treatments, if necessary. All appointment are Contact us to set up an appointment.
New classes in October (schedule and registration coming soon)
We offer private sessions and group classes.
Gentle Pilates Mat Class
Buff Bones Class
This is a great class for those wanting to improve their bone density and create stronger bones. A great class!
Yoga For Osteoporosis
The class will be held at: 23915 Forest Park, Novi MI 48374