our story:

Tracy Pighin, owner and lead instructor trainer, is passionate about helping the people in and around her community to be their personal best! She is a coach, an encourager and a trainer that will have a FABULOUS impact on your life. Tracy makes each session personal inspiring you to keep going even when you want to quit. She has been trained and certified in ZUMBA®, Cardiolates®, TRX®, TRX® Rip Training, Pre and Post Natal Exercise, TABATA BOOTCAMP, Tracy249Personal Training, CORE®, BOSU® Complete System and more. Tracy loves learning and is continuously furthering her knowledge of health and fitness to share with her clients through workshops and conferences every year.


Being heavily involved in basketball and cheerleading for the majority of her life, Tracy has always loved helping people become the best versions of themselves. In 1995, she became the assistant cheerleading coach at Bitburg American High School in Bitburg, Germany from which she continued coaching in Michigan, Indiana and Florida.

While attending a Pilates class herself, Tracy grew a passion for it and felt she could make a difference in people’s lives through this type of workout. In March of 2006, Tracy began her training at Equilibrium Pilates Studio and in just under a year completed STOTT® Pilates Level II and ISP (Injury & Special Population) Training. Her hard work and determination did not go unnoticed as she was offered a position at Equilibrium Pilates Studio, where she trained clients for 7 years.

Tracy loved working with all her clients but wished to design a unique type of studio in a safe environment in which everyone felt empowered. Her dream was to create an environment which not only focused on the physical aspect of health, but included the whole package; Mind, Body, and Spirit. From this, Body Energy Fitness was born January of 2011.

In late 2012, Tracy with the support of her husband, AJ decided that the downriver area was in desperate need of something different to help heal and guide people on their health and fitness journey. By June of 2013, Body Energy Fitness Pilates Studio became a reality with the help of family and friends. “I wanted to create an environment where anyone and everyone can come; have fun, work hard and see results in all areas of their lives, not just physical. I wanted a family like atmosphere that really makes people connect with each other.”

Our 2500 sq. ft. Pilates / Fitness studio offers top quality certified trainers that care about YOU. We offer Pilates, as well as, several different fitness classes & workshops to our FABULOUS clients. We are thrilled to be the FIRST and ONLY Pilates Studio & TRX® Qualified Facility in the Downriver area.