Facts about me

Movement has always been a big part of my life.  I began studying dance at the age of 4 and danced professionally until the age of 30.  Having experienced many injuries throughout my dance career, Pilates was the one thing that always lead me to a successful recovery. I became a comprehensively certified Contemporary Pilates instructor in 2003. Furthering my studies in the Pilates method, I became a Classical Pilates instructor in 2012, and a Peak Pilates Level 1 Master instructor in 2015, Level 2 Master instructor in 2016, and will complete my Level 3 Master instructor certification in January 2018.  My educational journey in Pilates will continue as I pursue the Peak Pilates MI pathway to Master Level 3 and beyond.

For the first 13 years of my Pilates career, I directed, managed and taught in boutique Pilates studios and Athletic clubs. In December 2015, I decided to make a shift to working from home to have more time for myself, my husband and my beautiful daughter. 

I look forward to giving my clients my full attention during their lessons, no longer being interrupted with club tours, member questions or other distractions.  My home Pilates studio is an intimate space, located in a quiet corner of my home and is furnished with the best custom Pilates equipment available.


My studio is furnished with Peak Pilates equipment:

Total Workout System (Reformer & Tower combo unit) 

Low Chair

Ladder Barrel

Spine Corrector

Magic Circle

Arm Weights and other accessories.


I look forward to sharing my expertise with you.


"Physical fitness is the first requisite of happiness.  In order to achieve happiness, it is imperative to gain mastery of your body."

                                             -- Joseph Pilates

Joanne Decorte Pilates