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Sydney’s Best Pilates Studios To Stretch And Sweat In

By Phoebe Youl

Promising results such as improved flexibility, strength, and balance, as well as long and lean muscle tone, it's no surprise that so many in Sydney swear by Pilates, including the Urban List team.

Pilates is also the perfect opportunity to switch off, allowing you to focus entirely on the connection between your mind and body, delivering a serious workout and endorphin high. These are the best Pilates studios in Sydney/Eora.

Scout Pilates + Yoga

661 King Street, St Peters and 333 Enmore Road, Marrickville

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Scout Pilates + Yoga strongly focuses on being a fun, inclusive and accessible place to practice Pilates for all fitness levels, and in 2023 they added a spacious and stunning Marrickville location to the roster in the old Serendipity ice-cream factory site. Scout's energetic and upbeat Pilates classes will ensure you always leave feeling your best.

With various equipment and techniques, Scout uses traditional Reformers, the ballet barre, and bodyweight exercises to get the ultimate workout. Single classes from $30.

Bodylove Pilates 

Level 1, 118-122 Queen Street, Woollahra and 222 Clarence Street, Sydney CBD

Bodylove Pilates is all about celebrating the joy of movement. Each class's ethos of 'mindful burn' allows you to connect with your body, calm your mind, and challenge yourself with a serious workout.

With a wide range of sessions covering everything from Reformer and mat Pilates to yoga, barre, cardio and a dedicated prenatal program, it's easy to find the right fit for your specific needs at either of their beautifully designed locations. Single classes from $30.

BodyMindLife

17 O’Brien Street, Bondi Beach and 432–434 Elizabeth Street, Surry Hills

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Started in 2002, BodyMindLife has consistently been named one of the best Pilates studios in Sydney. Located in Bondi Beach and Surry Hills (and Byron Bay for those planning a visit), their beautifully designed, light, and airy Pilates studios make working out a pleasure.

With over 400 classes on offer every week, including yoga and various styles of Reformer Pilates, there’s a class designed to suit everyone from beginners to those at expert level. Single classes from $30.

FluidForm Pilates

Various locations

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With a signature class and programming style created by founder Kirsten King and massive online popularity, FluidForm Pilates is known for its highly personalised and specialised offering. You'll find its IRL Pilates studios in Bondi, Clovelly, Rosebery, Rozelle and Surry Hills.

FluidForm's schedule offers small group classes and individual sessions covering everything from Reformer and mat Pilates to pre- and postnatal sessions and welcoming mums and bubs classes. Single classes from $35.

KX Pilates

Various locations

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With locations all over Sydney, if you’re looking for a Pilates studio close to home or work, KX Pilates has you covered. Their dynamic take on traditional Reformer Pilates will have you feeling the burn and building a stronger you.

KX Pilates has three levels to choose from (beginner, intermediate and advanced) and multiple membership options, so you’ll easily be able to tailor your workout to your specific goals and lifestyle needs. Single classes from $30.

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One Hot Yoga

34 Kellett Street, Potts Point

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Known for its beautiful studio, expert teachers and cool Potts Point location, One Hot Yoga should be high on your must-visit list. Offering memberships and classes for Reformer Pilates and small group classes, along with yoga and specialised individual and modified options, its packed schedule of weekly sessions make booking a class easy.

One Hot Yoga is also one of the first in the world to offer hot mat Pilates, and has an elevated Studio Pilates option with full-on equipment for those looking for serious results. Single classes from $42.  

One Playground

258-272 Illawarra Road,Marrickville, 429 Elizabeth Street, Surry Hills and 672 King Street, Newtown

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One Playground is a gym with wellness at its core—literally. The state-of-the-art boutique gym takes a holistic approach to health that sees it offering your usual gym spaces plus classes like HIIT, dance, yoga and more on the timetable.

Mat Pilates is available in all locations, and reformer Pilates is available at two of One Playground's sleek Sydney studios. All levels are welcome and classes are kept small so you can get all the help you need to reach your strength goals. Memberships from $19.95/week. 

Elixr Health Clubs

9 Bronte Road, Bondi Junction

Renowned for its Reformer Pilates classes, Elixr Health Club strongly focuses on treating the body through a holistic approach. Its team of instructors is highly trained, ensuring they are expertly placed to assist you throughout your journey.

With over 250 classes a week, including specialised introductory and challenge courses, you'll be able to improve your balance, posture and muscle tone at your own pace. Memberships start at $40/week. 

SOMA Collection

Lower Ground, 2 Chifley Square, Sydney CBD

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In the heart of the city, SOMA is a luxe workout and wellness hub, complete with personal training sessions, HIIT classes, boxing, reformer Pilates, and yoga. If you love to work out in a slick studio with top-tier trainers, SOMA will be your jam.

Perfect for city workers looking for a pre-, mid-, or post-work sweat session to carve up their daily grind, we love that SOMA also houses a spa, complete with infrared saunas and massage therapy. Single classes from $46. 

Peaches Pilates

Various location

Peaches is a collection of boutique fitness studios located in Bondi, Maroubra, Rose Bay and Cronulla. Although their foundations are firmly based on the fundamentals of Pilates, the studios' style of training offers total body toning, incorporating everything from Pilates to barre, weights, boxing, yoga, and HIIT to create a holistic fitness experience so you can remain active and injury-free.

The studio also specialises in pregnancy and postnatal care with tailored sessions and mums and bubs classes. Single classes from $30.

HIIT Pilates

61-71 Mentmore Avenue, Rosebery, 9 Atchison Street, St Leonards and 181 Botany Road, Waterloo

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If you're looking for a fast-paced workout, HIIT Pilates is the place for you. Combining HIIT with traditional Reformer Pilates, the intense, full-body workouts are perfect for those who like their Pilates with a side of cardio.

Each class begins with 12 minutes of HIIT, followed by a full-body Reformer workout to sculpt lean muscles and improve core stability. You'll never get bored with various sessions on offer as you alternate between cardio, resistance, and stretch, or can combine all three. Single classes from $35.

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