About Us

Ypsi Studio is a small fitness and wellness center in downtown Ypsilanti, Michigan. We have been making people stronger and healthier since 2004. We provide a warm and welcoming atmosphere, while catering to each client’s individual needs. We practice a holistic approach to fitness, with an emphasis on wellness and well-being.

Julia @ stuido, LoleJulia Collins is the owner of Ypsi Studio and Julia Collins Fitness. Julia is an ACE-certified personal trainer, a Level III willPower&grace® instructor, a Schwinn certified indoor cycling coach, an NAFC Group Ex Master Trainer, a POP Pilates Master Trainer, a Buti Yoga instructor, a and certified in CPR and first aid. She is also an Ambassador for Vibram Five Fingers®, Lole®, and India Hicks®.

Julia says, “I encourage a well-rounded program of cardiovascular work, resistance and strength training, as well as thorough stretching. I LOVE designing programs that involve little or no equipment – the most effective exercises involve resistance and our own bodies. I also design programs with free weights, resist-a-balls, Bosu, medicine balls and resistance bands.” She adds, “Working with groups is the most fun I can have as a coach. I find myself most attracted to classes where music is key. Those class designs with emotional music are the BEST!”

Julia Collins is not just the owner of Ypsi Studio, she is also owner of Julia Collins julia schwinnFitness. You can follow her at @jcfitnessguru on Facebook and Instagram!

What do clients have to say about Julia and the Studio? “Full body strengthening that pushes me to the next level each time!” Z.M., Julia Collins Fitness personal training client

“It’s been a week since I started and I am in love with this Studio! there’s something for everyone! I can see myself finally get the motivation needed to get healthy!” S.L., new Ypsi Studio client

“Personal attention, inexpensive, friendly, and results driven studio! Fun classes, great teachers, and knowledgeable trainers. It’s a well run spot for which I’m very grateful.” E.G., repeat customer

“Great place to get back on track or maintain your workout. Comfortable for all women, men too.” J.K., grateful exerciser

Jobs at Ypsi Studio

Ypsi Studio is looking for someone to work part time at the front desk, helping clients get signed in, pay for classes, and learn what they need to know before heading into class. Interested? Call Julia at 734.845.0542 or email her at juliacollins@sbcglobal.net. Weekend and other shifts available; perks include reduced prices for classes.

Ypsi Studio is also looking for new group ex instructors! We have openings in our schedule for additional evening or weekend classes. What’s your certification? Come talk to us about teaching in our intimate small class setting! Call Julia at 734.845.0542 or email her at juliacollins@sbcglobal.net.

Location of Ypsi Studio

Ypsi Studio is located in downtown Ypsilanti, Michigan, right on Michigan Avenue across from Red Rock and next to Bona Sera. Click Map below for a visual of our location.

Please take a moment to let us know how we are doing by leaving us feedback about a class, an instructor, or Ypsi Studio generally. For quick questions, call 734.845.0542 or use the contact form below. Thanks!

*The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) recommends that men over 45 and women over 55 with 2 or more positive cardiovascular risk factors have a physician-supervised maximal graded exercise test before taking part in any vigorous exercise.