Core Candy to Open on Chapel Street

By Pip Jarvis
19th Sep 2014

Flexy lexies, get ready to hone and tone those bods with Core Candy, a slick new boutique fitness studio set to open on Chapel Street, South Yarra. Core Candy will offer group pilates, barre and high-intensity interval training classes held within stylish surrounds (exposed brick meets wooden floorboards, soaring ceilings, and oodles of light).

The best bit? Unlike other over-packed gyms and studios, Core Candy promises to keep classes small for maximum fitness benefits and personalised attention. Also, this Melbourne pilates studio is as much about the aesthetics as it is the abs.  

Melbourne native, Candice Ota, came up with the Core Candy concept after returning home following seven years spent in the Big Apple. A devotee to NYC fitness studios such as Refine Method, she found there was a gap in the market for the type of classes she enjoyed overseas. So she put in a call to her NYC pal, Candice Brown, a professionally trained dancer and superstar pilates and barre instructor, to up sticks and head down under.

Together, Candice Squared have built Core Candy, a Melbourne pilates and barre fitness studio, and will be swinging open their studio doors on September 29th with a week of free classes!

Melbourne pilates and barre enthusiasts can choose between three Core Candy classes:

1. Barre—drawing elements from ballet, pilates, and cardio dance, all set to popular, up-tempo tunes.

2. Pilates—there are mat classes as well as springboard pilates, incorporating the spring side of the Cadillac, fixed to the wall, and other fun props. Um, fun!

3. Accelerate—Core Candy's signature high-intensity, interval-training workout. 'It's basically a high-end bootcamp', says Candice O.

Core Candy opens in Melbourne on Monday 29th September and we're about as excited as a kid in a candy shop.

Image Credit: Core Candy

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