Pilates is no easy feat…there’s a reason why it’s the workout of choice for Victoria’s Secret models. Anyone who’s ever taken a class will know it looks a heck of a lot easier than it is. They’ll also know that your piriformis muscle (you know, that tiny one in your butt) is a little weak bastard. But hey, if my butt can look as good as Heidi Klum, I will work that little bastard of a muscle until it feels like I am going to vom.
Being the little fitness-loving city we are, Perth is home to some of the best Pilates studios offering up everything from mat and reformer classes, to hot Pilates, Xtend Barre and Power Plate.
Here’s where to find some of the best Pilates studios in Perth.
North Fremantle and Applecross
If your body is in need of a little TLC head to LIVe Pilates in North Fremantle or Applecross. Hands down one of the best Pilates studios in Perth, LIVe offers matwork, reformer, stretch and barre classes. Plus, they've got a physio on-site which means your bod will be in rockin’ shape in no time at all. LIVe Pilates is also the leading Stott Pilates and Total Barre training facility in Perth, so if you’ve ever thought about becoming a Pilates instructor this is the place to go.
If you’re a total newbie to the world of Pilates or have been out of action for a few years, Revolution Pilates in Mount Hawthorn have you covered with their six-week beginner Pilates mat course. From there you’ll be able to stretch up to the Pilates open classes or Spring It springboard classes. You’ll have a strong bod in no time at all!
The Perth Pilates Studio
Reformer, mat, small apparatus, Xtend Barre, Xtend Barre stick; you name it, The Perth Pilates Studio teaches it. This North Perth Studio is home to some of the best Pilates instructors in Perth. If you are suffering from aches and pains the studio also offers kinesis myofascial integration and soft tissue therapies so you'll be ready to step up to the barre in no time. If you're looking for the best Pilates studios in Perth, this is definitely one of them!
An all-encompassing health and wellness destination, Bodyworks Subiaco offers everything from Pilates and rehabilitation classes to physiotherapy and remedial massage in a super modern environment. Their instructors are super clued in on everything to do with STOTT Pilates and will have your body in good working order in no time at all. Bodyworks offers Pilates matwork, reformer, rehabilitation, ZEN-GA and CORE functional fitness classes, and the best bit, the team here are super welcoming and all-round lovely people, you're sure to make some new friends!
If you’re after washboard abs, Pure Moves in Cottesloe are your guys. With Pilates mat and reformer classes on offer (as well as Xtend Barre, Power Plate, TRX and yoga), Pure Moves classes are suitable for all ages and fitness levels. If you’re looking for a little one-on-one guidance, they also offer private Pilates classes which target problem areas or aid in injury management and recovery.
Pilates Centre WA
Conveniently located on the coolest little street in East Fremantle (George Street), the Pilates Centre WA offers up reformer classes lead by some of the best instructors around town. The studio’s 60-year-old owner Trudy, has a bangin’ body which has become the envy and the inspiration for all of her students, and she offers up a pretty sweet unlimited monthly membership package which allows you to attend one class every day the studio is open. You’ll need to book in for this one and be sure to schedule sessions around your George Street brunch hangs—it’s all about the balance!
Fire Shaper Studio
In the cooler months getting onto the Pilates mat can sometimes be a bit of a struggle, which is why we love Fire Shaper Studio in East Perth. This hot little studio offers up Pilates based classes in a room heated between 26 and 32 degrees. You’ll be able to stretch just that little bit further, all the while feeling like it’s the middle of summer. Yes!
The Mind Body Heart Store
One of the most beautiful fitness studios in Perth, The Mind Body Heart Store offers up some of Perth’s best Pilates classes. They’ve got everything from fitball, magic circle and foam arc classes to foam roller, toning ball and resistance band classes—you’ll be toning up muscles you didn’t know existed before you know it. We love this Perth wellness hub!
Pilates Fitness Institute
Myaree, Burswood, Canning Vale and Perth CBD
With some of Perth’s best introductory Pilates packages, the Pilates Fitness Institute is great if you’re feeling a little strapped for cash but still want to get in shape. They offer an extremely reasonable two-week unlimited basic matwork pass for just $20—heck yes! These guys also offer some killer reformer classes, barre classes, remedial therapies and and Pilates teacher training courses. AND, if you’re in the market for some new workout gear, head to the Pilates Fitness Institute Activewear Store in Myaree, they’ve got some of the best activewear in town!
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Image credit: LIVe Pilates