Brisbane’s Best Pilates Studios: 2020

Brisbane’s Best Pilates Studios: 2020

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By Guest Styler | 9th May 2020

A few years ago, Pilates exercise had a boost in popularity but what may have started as a trendy way to workout has quickly become a way of life for many. There are countless interpretations of Pilates that range from yogalates to booty-blitzing barre classes, but when it comes to perfecting your technique, nothing beats classic reformer and mat Pilates classes.

For those who aren’t quite sure what the fuss is all about, Pilates is essentially a controlled form of exercise that isolates muscles to lengthen and strengthen the body. Reformer Pilates is performed using a spring-based resistance apparatus whereas Mat Pilates is performed on the floor using an exercise mat. Although they are slightly different forms of the exercise, both variations are used to build core strength with resistance.

Brisbane is brimming with studios and gyms that claim to offer results-driven classes of every kind of Pilates variation, but if you’re thinking of trying Pilates for the first time, looking to get back into it or want to perfect your form, we’ve rounded up Brisbane’s Best Pilates Studios to help you find the right place for you.

Core Contour | Wilston

You know the team and now it’s time to get to know their next Pilates adventure. Previously Pilates Emporium, Core Contour is the evolution of this Wilston workout hub. Working with reformer Pilates, choose from the small and concentrated group class which has been designed to develop deep core muscles, improve tone and strengthen muscles (which is also great for injury rehabilitation and prevention), or the HIIT reformer class which incorporates cardio, strength and endurance based exercises to really enhance your fitness. Otherwise, their Jumpboard classes are ideal for a well-rounded 45 minutes of low impact yet high calorie burning exercises where the principles of the reformer machine and plyometric training meet. If you’re after slow and steady to ease into the Pilates arena and want to focus on strength, stretch and mobility, explore their other classes which are dedicated to just that with focus on both dynamic movements and stretching. Also see their Mums & Bubs classes and creche availability online! No matter your goals, fitness levels or experience the Core Contour team will have you eased and pleased with Pilates in no time.


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Body Reformers | Scarborough

'Beach body’ takes on a whole new meaning when you’re part of the empowering small group (or private class) at the beautiful, beachfront boutique studio that is Body Reformers. Pilates reformer, mat work Pilates and barre are all taught by highly qualified, professional and engaging instructors who are dedicated to helping you become the best version of yourself. From fresh flexors to seasoned stretchers, all fitness levels are catered for and inspired to increase strength, flexibility and functional fitness. With their adherence to the Pilates principles of centring, concentration, control, breath, precision and flow, not only will you feel your best physically, but your mind-body-spirit connection will also be better than it’s even been before!


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Pilates Emporium | Wilston & Samford

Are you up for a challenge in a fun and friendly environment? Then why not try out a reformer Pilates class at Pilates Emporium? Pilates Emporium is dedicated to elevating your Pilates experience. Located in Wilston and Samford, these stylish and colourful studios welcome all fitness levels and ages through their doors. The use of televisions to project the workouts, as well as at least one instructor on hand, and smaller class sizes mean you will be well supervised by your caring instructor, so you’ll get the most out of each class and can feel confident knowing you will be performing the exercises correctly. Pilates Emporium offer a range of membership packs to cater to all budgets and schedules, so whether you’re just starting out or you’re a dedicated Pilates-goer, there will be a pack to suit you. To check out Pilates Emporium’s schedules, head to their website.


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Duo Pilates | Camp Hill

If you have been struggling to get into your exercise groove or suffer from back pain, a class with Alex Richardson at the highly rated Duo Pilates might be just what you need. A former nurse, Alex’s supportive and nurturing nature will help you gain your confidence on the mat and get you stretching and strengthening your body. Duo Pilates offers Mat Pilates, Circuit Pilates and Stretch Pilates classes in Camp Hill catering to all fitness levels, but if you are someone who can’t make it to classes, Alex has a solution. The Duo Pilates Method is a 12-week E-book program that is designed to train your mind and strengthen your body all from your own home. So, if you are someone who works an office job, is a frequent traveller, parent, or you just need to work out on your own terms, this program is for you! If you are ready to see real results, check out Duo Pilates' website to view the class timetables or E-book.


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Premium Pilates and Fitness | Camp Hill

Founded by Christopher and Emily Boult, Premium Pilates and Fitness offers complete Pilates offerings at seriously affordable prices. For just $30 per week, Premium Pilates members can have unlimited access to over 80 fitness classes each week. Talk about a bargain! So, whether you’re after reformer, mat, barre, hiit and stretch classes, this studio will have a class for you. The classes at Premium Pilates have been meticulously designed by their instructors to work your whole body, while still being creative and ensuring absolute client care. If you prefer to work out from home but still want to see the benefits of Pilates, try out Premium Pilates’ 10-week matwork series! By completing three workouts per week throughout the course, you’ll see a dramatic improvement in your flexibility, core strength, muscle tone and posture. To view all of the offerings at Premium Pilates, head here.


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Studio Pilates | Various Locations

If you're after a workout that inspires and motivates, look no further than the high-energy classes and pumping beats at Studio Pilates. Each intense 40-minute reformer Pilates class will challenge you, leaving your muscles burning and the endorphins well and truly flowing! Thanks to the world-class instructors and the unique design of the classes, you can expect to feel stronger both mentally and physically, and get real results quickly. But there’s no need to feel intimidated by the intensity of these classes - these workouts are low impact, making them the perfect all-rounder. Ready for a sculpted body that’s strong and flexible? Try out a class at one of Studio Pilates' many studios around Brisbane They also have an amazing intro offer if you're keen to give it a go, Get 6 classes for just $60 (t+cs apply).


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Pilates 26 | East Brisbane

Headed by dynamic husband and wife duo, Alison and Damon, Pilates 26 is a judgement-free training environment for everybody and every body. Under the expert guidance of their caring trainers, you’ll spend each class reaching towards your greatest form through a 45-minute workout customised to your personal fitness level and strength. With a boutique offering, there will be no need for secret breaks in the back corner of the class as the team will take the time to understand your physical journey and will support you all the way. You’ll be challenged, inspired and motivated to knockout all your fitness goals, and you can also finish up with a post-pilates coffee because they have their own espresso bar!


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Heading South?

The Body Method | Tugun, Currumbin & Bangalow

If you are heading to the Gold Coast for the weekend and fancy a spot of exercise, make sure you stop by one of The Body Method’s studios. The Body Method offers a holistic approach to wellness in beautiful and luxurious spaces – we guarantee you won’t want to leave! Upon entering The Body Method, you feel instantly at ease and relaxed thanks to the warm and inviting atmosphere. Each studio offers a different range of group mat and reformer Pilates plus yoga, barre and stretch classes, helping you to nurture your body and release the day’s stresses. Since the group class sizes are small, you’re able to get the most out of each class however the studios can also offer you semi-private classes if you require a little more attention. After you’ve completed your challenging, yet fulfilling class, you are invited to stay back and enjoy some herbal tea and even make a few new friends!


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