Popular Pilates franchise, Studio Pilates, comes to the North Sydney area just in time for Summer.
If you’ve been sitting on the fence about smashing your fitness goals this summer, this might just be the push you needed. Northbridge is about to get its very own Studio Pilates International franchise and, after chatting with owner Christina, we’re ready to feel the burn!
Christina is very open about the fact that she’s pretty new to Pilates herself. Having only started on her Pilates journey around a year ago, she describes it as being her “post-lockdown rescue”. Many of us are familiar with the havoc that COVID and the associated lockdowns have wreaked on our bodies. Christina said it was around this time she recognised that she needed to make some changes saying, “my body was telling me it wasn’t happy and I wanted to address that”. After trying unsuccessfully to get back into running she started to look for options that would help restore the strength she needed in her glutes and legs.
During a trip to Queensland, she discovered Studio Pilates and their reformer-style workouts. She loved it so much saying “I couldn’t wait to sign up…I was hooked!”. She quickly tracked down her nearest studio in Crows Nest when she returned home and the love affair continued – so much so that she’s now making it her life’s work.
For those who are unfamiliar with Studio Pilates International, the workouts involve taking familiar core and glute-burning Pilates workouts and levelling them up with the use of a reformer bed. It sounds scary but Christina assures us that no one should feel nervous.
The workouts are suitable for “novices right through to professional athletes”. All Studio Pilates studios offer the same concept, with world class instruction coming via video and voiceover, plus an instructor in the room checking on technique and providing support and motivation. This means that rather than the traditional model of exercise where the instructor is at the front of the class, they are able to move around the room and provide personal guidance to each participant.
Each workout is held in an environment that Christina describes as “friendly, nurturing, supportive and fun” and a “beautiful, luxe home-like atmosphere”. Did we also mention there are no mirrors (meaning no judgement from yourself or anyone else), and there are chandeliers?!
The official opening is on Saturday the 12th of November and kicks off with three orientation classes at 7.30 am, 8.30 am and 9.30 am. There will also be a coffee cart and great opening specials. If you’re ready to take the plunge you can purchase a special introductory offer of 6 classes for $60.
Christina also tells us she is also running a fantastic competition on her Instagram page which gives you the chance to win a 10-class pass valued at $280.00. The winner will be drawn on opening day.
If you’re interested, we highly recommend heading to the opening day and chatting with the team. As Christina says, “Give it a go, you have absolutely nothing to lose and so much to gain!”.
Studio Pilates Northbridge
Address: 115 Sailors Bay Road Northbridge NSW 2063
Phone 0456 252 683
Grand Opening Saturday 12 November 2022 from 7.30 am
For Bookings or to view class timetables, visit the Studio Pilates Website or download the Studio Pilates App to your phone