Is there anyone in the world who doesn’t want a tighter butt? Once almost exclusively the exercise of celebs, it’s safe to say pilates is now firmly entrenched in the fitness landscape and is the workout of choice for those chasing a long, lean physique.
All pilates classes aren’t created equal though—there are a number of factors you need to look out for when making a choice about where to tone those glutes. Experienced instructors are key—you’re doing serious moves and you need a serious teacher to guide you to keep you safe and push you to get results. Quality equipment is also crucial, particularly if you’re doing reformer classes. We also love a good atmosphere - a friendly vibe paired with good music and lighting can make all the difference
With that in mind, here are our favourite pilates classes in Brisbane right now.
Newstead and Red Hill
KX Pilates studios are modern, open spaces and along with incredibly friendly and vibrant instructors, these guys really know how to give you a workout worth getting out of bed for. KX offers reformer Pilates exclusively, with a range of different levels to choose from—so you’ll find a workout that suits you whether you’re a Pilates pro or just starting out.
With beautiful studios (chandeliers, anyone?) and equipment, amazing instructors and locations popping up everywhere, Studio Pilates is hard to beat when it comes to getting your Pilates fix. Great for beginners, you can expect your formerly unfit self to be turned into a lean, mean, pilates machine.
Sporting the super svelte physiques that all our fitspo dreams are made of, it’s little surprise that the crew at Function Well offer one of the best pilates classes going ‘round. Their holistic, function-based approach is just the thing for gym buffs with chronic niggles, or anyone looking to improve strength and mobility.
CBD and Paddington
This Brisbane pilates studio focuses on integrating modern movement with original Pilates principles. Whether it be rehab from an injury or if you just want to work on your general fitness, Movement Principle will work with you towards bettering your health and strength.
Pilates Studio 64
A contemporary studio in Brissy’s north, Pilates Studio 64 boasts all the best equipment (including Dynamic Pilates Reformers, Cadillac Towers and the new Avalon System) and some of the top instructors in town. Their personalised approach to training ensures you’ll get the best results possible, fast.
Jindalee, Indooroopilly and Camp Hill
With studios in several Brisbane locations, Q Pilates’ light and airy studios are home to a plethora of classes including pregnancy, baby and mama, barre Pilates, body toning, clinical and even PINC Pilates (a program specially designed for women recovering from cancer surgery). Classes are run throughout the week by an experienced team of musculoskeletal physiotherapists.
Revive is Brisbane's largest and best equipped pilates and physiotherapy studio, offering equipment, reformer and mat Pilates, as well as barre options, kids, teens and pregnancy classes, and more. Employing an holistic approach to wellness, the expert team at Revive are amazing at bringing out the best in every client and helping them achieve their goals.
Rebalance Pilates & Yoga
Rebalance Pilates & Yoga has a huge variety of classes that will get your boody looking and feeling its best in no time at all! Reshape muscles, tendons and posture with these fiery workouts, such as Transform Barre (a mix of barre and pilates), Hip'R (that's reformer work, people!) or Hot Pilates.
If you like your pilates with a side of luxury, TotalFusion Newstead is a good bet. Located in the new Lucent building, the TotalFusion studios features low key neon lighting, both a hot studio and a dedicated reformer studio and instructors who'll make you actually want to work harder. Offering a variety of classes including Hot Pilates Sculpt, Pilates Reformer and other pilates-inspired classes such as Barefoot Bootcamp and Barre Sculpt, there’s something for everyone, whether you’re a yoga junkie or just getting into it.
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