Your ultimate guide to Pilates

Pilates is one of the best disciplines to strengthen core, spine and posture. From classic Reformer Pilates to Mat Pilates and a range of hybrid classes, discover our recommendations of where to go to get you into the flow…

Bende – we love the upbeat vibe of this wellness brand founded by cult fitness guru Emma Seibold. Bende is located at Habitat Retail & Lifestyle Precinct and houses two studios. The first is for Mat Pilates, Yin Yoga and Sound Bath Meditations. The second is a dedicated Reformer Pilate space. The teachers at Bende challenge you so expect real results. Keep an eye out for their introductory offers and holiday specials. The big news for 2023 is that Bende opened a studio in Ocean Shores!

BodyMindLife – a contemporary studio housing several spaces for yoga, workshops, sound healing – and reformer pilates! There are over 50 classes a week – from Pilates Align (for beginners) to Reformer Pilates Flow. BodyMindLife have several studios in Sydney including Bondi Beach, Redfern and Surry Hills. They also offer private lessons and online classes. Look out for their local membership deals.

Mint Pilates Mullumbimby – when you are seeking classic one-on-one personal Pilates instruction then Mint Pilates is the real deal.  The studio is set inside an elegant heritage house and fully equipped. The instructors are trained in the original Pilates Method and teach the lineage of Joe Pilates work ‘Contrology’. Expect a lean, fitter and empowered you. Mint Pilates also offer the occasional group Mat Pilates classes but these are limited to 5 people.

Heat Yoga – Byron’s best heated studio for Bikram Yoga, Vinyasa Hot Flow, Yin Yoga, Barre – and Pilates!  Heat Yoga is a thoughtfully designed space with luxurious amenities including showers and lockers. Get toned fast with Hot Pilates classes that target core muscles, burn fat and are designed for all levels. Heat Yoga also offers Barre, a popular fusion of yoga, ballet and pilates.

Bangalow Pilates – a boutique studio located in the gorgeous hinterland town of Bangalow. Reformer Classes here are limited to a maximum of 8 so you receive quality personal attention. The studio is fitted out with state of the art equipment. Be prepared for a leaner, stronger and balanced you! Their menu of classes include Barre, Yoga and Unwind & Sculpt.

Hustle – Byron Bay is a high-energy boutique fitness brand with urban style. Located in the Arts & Industrial Estate area, Hustle offers Form, a 45-minute group class focused on shaping, sculpting and toning. Form combines the best of Barre and Mat Pilates and is offered in a loud and high energy environment. Minimal bouncing and maximum burning is the vibe. Form is suitable for all levels.

Peaches Pilates – this new Sydney-born studio opened in Byron Bay in March 2021!  What makes this brand unique is that all ‘Peaches Pilates’ classes are pregnancy-safe. Classes range from HIIP – High Intensity Interval Pilates to Mums and Bubs, Power Pilates, Booty Camp, Barre and Yoga. The studio is conveniently located next to the renowned Roadhouse Cafe and Trybe Wellness House. Check out their well-priced introductory offers and weekly packages.

Many of the local gyms in and around Byron Bay also offer Pilates mat classes. Just some of these include Bodyworkz Fitness Centre Another fitness gym in Byron Bay offering Pilates is Social Remedy in the Arts & Industrial Estate area.

Editors note: These are just some of the places of where you can to do Pilates in and around Byron Bay. We’re still working our way through the region’s amazing studios – one Pilates class at a time!

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