Whether you’re into pilates, yoga, or something with high intensity, we’ve put together an edit of our favourite wellness studios that are as aesthetically pleasing as they are performance driven. And if you’re not located in one of their locations, we’ve also included our favourite online classes as well that meet the brief.
Fluidform at Home
What: Mat Pilates, Reformer Pilates, Barre, Pre and Post Natal Pilates
Before we were all forced to workout at home, Kirsten King realised that not everyone was able to make it into one of her two pilates studios in Sydney. Because of travel schedules, work schedules, or being home with young children, Kirsten knew she had a clientele that would thrive with an at home option. With beautifully produced videos filmed in her studios, Kirsten guides you through several classes and variations. With an at home kit sent out when you sign up, all you need to do is roll out your mat and your laptop and you’re ready to feel the burn.
Where: Surry Hills, Clovelly and Byron Bay
What: Mat Pilates, Reformer Pilates, Mum and Bub Pialtes, Barre Attack, Pre and Post Natal Pilates
If you're lucky enough to be able to attend a class in person, Fluidform has two beautiful studios in Sydney and in early 2021 has opened a studio in Byron Bay. With timber floorboards, large light filled windows, moving your body and getting hands on guidance by one of the best in the business is a great option on its own or in tandem with the online classes.
The Pilates Class
What: Mat Pilates, Barre, Pre and Post Natal Pilates
Founded by Jacqui Kingswell, Jacqui worked as a professional dancer touring and working with international artists like Beyonce, and has been practicing pilates since she was twelve years old.
Shot in the most beautiful homes and locations, you might get a little distracted by the beautiful decor, but Jacqui will bring you right back in with her transformative approach to pilates that focuses on both physical and mental health.
Where: Double Bay and Online
What: Ride, Box, Pilates, Sauna, Juicery
Shelter blurs the lines between a spa and gym, with the belief that wellness encompasses both body and mind. Offering high intensity RIDE and BOX classes, as well as SCULPT which mixes pilates and body conditioning using a range of equipment. All classes are driven by music and rhythm, and you’ll be sure to push your boundaries. At Shelter they are all about “feeling good, igniting your passion and finding the fun in movement”, which we love.
Where: Woollahra and Online
What: Reformer Pilates, Mat Pilates, Yoga and Barre, Pre and Post Natal Pilates
The team at Bodylove Pilates believe in the ‘Mindful Burn’. Offering a range of classes that aim to help you connect with your body and calm the mind. No two workouts are the same, all are dynamic, flow led and challenging. Their goal is to “nourish your body, never deplete it”.
One Hot Yoga
Where: Potts Point (Sydney) and South Yarra (Melbourne)
What: Hot Yoga and Pilates
One Hot Yoga offers a range of bespoke small group and private pilates and yoga classes. The approach ensures that classes are specifically tailored to you, giving you personal attention to help you reach your full potential. The team at One Hot Yoga have won global awards for their wellness centred interior design, enhanced with a fresh air climate-control system designed to help you get stronger, faster.
What: Chiropractors, Physiotherapy, Remedial Massage, Acupuncture, Nutrition, Energy Healing, Yoga, Pilates and Meditation
The team at Selph believe the body must be considered and treated together with the mind. Their treatment philosophy revolves around four pillars of health - Structural, Emotional, Nutritional, and Movement. At Selph they use a collaborative model across a range of treatments, and all practitioners that work with a client, will consult one another on their treatment plans to ensure the client’s treatment is both cohesive and thorough.
Where: Brighton, Mordialloc and Mornington
What they offer: Yoga
With three beautiful beachside locations, Warrior One offers a range of yoga classes including Vinyasa Flow (their core style),Yoga Fundamentals, Slow Flow, Yin Yoga and Meditation. Whether you're looking for a challenging experience or a more restorative practice, the teaching team at Warrior One have you covered with multiple classes throughout the week, to suit any schedule.
Where: Prahran (Melbourne), Redfern (Sydney)
Humming Puppy is a yoga studio like no other, conducted in a beautiful warm room heated to 24 degrees. When taking a class at Humming Puppy, you will notice that the studio quite literally ‘hums’. The yoga space is engineered by ARUP (one of the world's leading acoustic engineers) and is injected with a combination of frequencies to enhance and deepen your experience.
Where: Fitzroy, Richmond, Malvern Road
What: Physiotherapy, Strength, Pilates and Yoga
Universal Practice launched in Melbourne in 2016 and was the first of its kind medical model, with all classes and treatments led by qualified Physiotherapists. Offering Physiotherapy, Pilates, Strength, Yoga and Meditation in a beautiful environment that aims to complement wellbeing.
Sum Of Us
What: Pilates, Yoga, Meditation, Pre-Natal Pilates
Built into a beautiful Victorian terrace in the leafy suburb of Prahran, the Sum Of Us studio is a light and calming space that feels like a home away from home. The studio offers a range of reformer and mat pilates classes as well as yoga and meditation. They also offer a unique pre-natal pilates class held in a small group setting with qualified physiotherapists.