Our Go-To Fitness and Wellness Spots Around Australia
Work it, girl.
There really is no excuse not to exercise. Aside from the obvious mental and physical benefits, there are so many options these days that make it easier to get your fitness on. Alongside regular gyms and treadmills, Pilates and yoga studios can be found in both city centres and suburbs, offering classes for early birds and night owls. And don’t even get us started on all the super-cute outfits. So pull on your leggings, grab your water bottle, and meet us at one of these studios.
The Alignment Studio
Your wellbeing one-stop shop. Conveniently located in the middle of Melbourne’s CBD, this wood-panelled wellness destination offers a multitude of wellbeing services to keep you functioning at your very best. Physio, pilates, nutrition, podiatry and remedial massage are all on offer, with the Vinyasa yoga class a particular stand out. Well-maintained equipment and small class sizes are also beneficial for ensuring you reach your full potential.
It’s Pilates, but not as you know it. For starters, you’ll hear the place before you see it, as an energising playlist replaces the usual soothing music. Then there’s the black ceiling and LED lighting, which really boost the fun factor and make this an ideal spot for hanging with your best girlfriends.
This holistic health hub in Rosebery focuses on the four pillars of health, which is why you’ll find a chiropractor, acupuncturist, physiotherapist, remedial massage therapist and dietician, alongside the yoga studio. Keep an eye out for the prenatal, mum-and-baby, and Pilates classes, which should be on the schedule soon.
The Pilates Centre
The entire spectrum is on offer here, from group reformer and matwork classes, to private, semi-private (four people per class) and duet sessions, all of which can be customised to suit different levels of experience. It’s perfect for those recovering from an injury or looking for a pre- or post-natal practice.
Bodhi J Pier St
The entire spectrum is on offer here, from group reformer and mat work classes, to private, semi-private (four people per class) and duet sessions, all of which can be customised to suit different levels of experience. It’s perfect for those recovering from an injury or looking for a pre- or post-natal practice.
Divine Flow Yoga
No mat, no worries. They’re provided at this Brookvale studio, along with all the props you’ll need for the class. There’s even a beach located conveniently nearby (that would be Curl Curl) for those that fancy a swim after class. Other amenities on offer: corporate classes, morning-of-your-wedding-day yoga, and a beginner’s course for budding yogis.
Fierce is probably the best way to describe both this place and how you’ll feel after a class. Fusing traditional Pilates with a high-intensity workout, expect a fast-paced body toning experience that caters to your level (newbie, regular and pro). KX even thoughtfully provide hair elastics so you can get that mop out of your face and get down to business.
Throughout VIC & NSW
There’s nothing like the Barre Body burn! With studios across Victoria and New South Wales, Barre Body offers the perfect mixture of Pilates, barre, cardio, dance and strength. The studios are chic and non-intimidating—head here for a seriously good work out.
Throughout NSW & QLD
This is boxing with a difference. Think neon lights, a DJ and world-class aqua boxing bags. A 50-minute class will be over in no time, thanks to this high-impact workout. This is not for the faint of heart, Hustle Boxing trainers know exactly how to push you to your limits.
This Pilates studio in Sydney’s leafy suburb of Woollahra is all about what they call the “mindful burn.” It’s a Pilates class that connects the mind and the body—with serious results. Each class starts with some breath work—allowing you to fully drop into your surroundings—and then it’s time to get your sweat on! BodyLove has recently opened a stunning penthouse location in the CBD too, for when you really want to treat yourself.
Founded by Kirsten King, one of the most trusted and respected Pilates experts in Australia, Fluidform is based on a functional movement method that’s designed to transform your body. With a number of studios on the east coast of Australia, Fluidform also has a virtual offering, Fluidform at Home. Be warned: once you try Fluidform, you won’t go back.
Double Bay, NSW
Shelter is an immersive wellness destination in Sydney’s Double Bay, offering spin, boxing and mat pilates classes, as well as an ice bath, sauna and juicery. Shelter was started to blur the lines between a spa and gym and it provides an oasis to escape and unwind (after the trainers have kicked your butt, that is).
Sculpt Barre + Pilates
One for those who live north-side! Sculpt Barre & Pilates offers exactly that—it’s a hybrid barre and Pilates studio. Offering a range of progressive classes at its Northern Beaches locale, this boutique studio has a focus on sculpting your body so that you feel like your fittest, strongest self.
Studio Spring is about more than Pilates—it’s a community. Offering a range of reformer and mat Pilates classes, Studio Spring fosters a connection between mind, body and each other. Turn up for a heart-racing reformer class and you might just leave with a BFF.