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.
WILLOW URBAN RETREAT
Post-barre brunch is one of the best bits about working out, and this Armadale studio makes it easy with an adjacent cafe serving up a delicious menu crafted by the resident naturopath. Barre not your thing? Meditation, yoga and sound-bath healing classes are also on offer, and if your muscles need soothing, there’s an on-site spa and infrared sauna, too.
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.
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.
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. A Double Bay location is set to open early 2019.
BODHI J PIER ST
This 100% organic and natural wellness spa is the fifth Bodhi space, and is situated inside a former home in the suburbs of Perth. Bodhi’s signature neutral colour palette is still evident, as is the warm ambience. There’s a Friday night candlelit yoga class, and plenty of post-yoga fun to be had, like manis and pedis, and a spell in the sauna to cap off a class.
Don’t be surprised if you spot Laura Dundovic doing a downward dog, as the former Miss Universe Australia is a fan of this Morningside studio. And for those who are planning on travelling this summer, Duo has got you covered with an online Pilates program, so you can maintain your wellness routine on the road.
KX PILATES GLENELG
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.
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.
Tell us—what’s your go-to form of exercise?
Do you plan on booking in for anything new for 2019?