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Introducing - Oski Yoga, Barre, Pilates and Meditation October 09 2018

  Tell us about Oski Yoga Barre Pilates and Meditation, when did it begin?  We threw open our doors to warmly welcome new members on August 1st last year.   What a wonderful time of the year to open a Wellness studio.  The surrounding companies caught on quickly and local residents ran through the door.  We had recognised a need for a yoga, pilates, barre and mediation studio in North Sydney but to be honest, even we were blown away by the energetic reaction to us!   How long have you been operating? 12 months and 2 weeks!   Tell us...

Introducing 'Move For Better Health' September 25 2018

Tell us about Move For Better Health, when did it begin? Move for Better Health began in 1997, and has provided Physiotherapy and Pilates services around Malvern, South Australia ever since! We have grown over the years to also provide services like strengthening & fitness classes, Yoga, Meditation, Dietetics and more. Tell us about your team...How many instructors do you have? We have a team of 10 Physiotherapists who are all trained in clinical Pilates. Some of our staff have specific interests within the area of Pilates, for example rehabilitation, fitness, pregnancy or post-natal. What are the biggest challenges and...

Sway Bar Pilates September 11 2018

Tell us about Sway Bar Pilates, when did it begin? Sway Bar Pilates launched it’s first Pilates class in 2008.  In 2010 the Sway Bar Boutique Studio was opened offering semi private Pilates classes to a maximum of three per session. Sway Bar began to grow rapidly in 2010.  A series of community group classes swelled to over 10 classes per week. In 2016 The beautiful new Sway Bar Studio opened with 75m2. In 2017 Sway Bar doubled the size of its studio again and is now over 150 m2 offering three dedicated training rooms. The busy Reformer room is...

Inner North Melbourne- Movement Principle Pilates. August 28 2018

Tell us about Movement Principle Pilates, where did it all begin? Cat and I (Anita) first began working together over 10 years ago at a well established and innovative Pilates studio in Brisbane, with me completing my training with Cat as one of my mentors. Having had previous business experience and with Cat looking for some flexibility and control in her scheduling around her new bub we had had discussions around opening and dreaming about our own individual studio spaces. Then we thought, why not open something together 50/50? Movement Principle was born from these brief discussions. We both had...

Latest Pilates Accessories of 2018 And Whether You Need Them August 23 2018

Whether you’re a Pilates beginner or consider yourself a Pilates pro, chances are you’ve seen a range of Pilates equipment out there, each one promising to take your workout to the next level if you are add into your normal Pilates routine. From grip socks to magic circles and more, there are a number of new accessories and equipment being released all the time. But are they worth spending money on? And will they actually make a difference to your routine? Well, we went on a mission to try them out to let you know. We've listed some of the...

Leap Health & Wellbeing August 14 2018

What sparked your interest in Pilates and yoga? I was going through some life-changing events, and was recovering from an injury at the same time. I got the support I needed by going to Pilates and Yoga classes in a studio in Melbourne (which was where I was living at the time). The experience I had was amazing - I felt welcomed, comfortable, not being judged or felt intimidated. The studio felt like a ‘sanctuary’ where I was able to forget about ‘life’ during my classes, and really focus on myself. Most importantly, I felt great afterwards! – filled with...

The Movement Refinery July 31 2018

Tell us about TMR, where did it all begin? The Movement Refinery actually began in 2005 and has morphed into various iterations over the years reflecting my journey as a member of the Pilates community. Over the years it has involved contemporary Pilates, rehabilitation, fitness, Gyrotonic, Gyrokinesis, CoreAlign and now, Classical Pilates. This version – a Classical Pilates studio in North Fitzroy – was conceived during a conversation with my best mate. We were chatting about my next steps after leaving The Australian Ballet School as I wanted to create a studio that connected Pilates lovers to the authentic method....

Breathe Pilates Studio July 17 2018 1 Comment

Studio Of The Moment - Breathe Pilates Studio

Pilates with Helen Clarke, Owner of Core Focus Pilates Studio! May 15 2018

On this week's Featured Studio we sat down with Helen Clarke, Owner and Managing Director Of Core Focus Pilates Studio to talk all things Reformer Pilates and what lead her on her own journey to run her own studio. How did you decide which classes you would offer at Core Focus Studio? In my teen years, I always said to my parents I’d love to own my own dance studio. I absolutely adored dancing from my childhood to teens, to this current day. After discovering Reformer Pilates in my early 20’s and feeling and seeing the results it was doing for...

Getting Started On Your Pilates Journey May 02 2018

Unless you've been living under a rock that's inside of a cave with no internet service, or my tiny little hometown which is still focused on beer drinking instead of healthy living, you would have heard of pilates by now. You may be interested in giving it a try, or even dabbled a little yourself already. Basically, over a hundred years ago, this totally dope dude named Joseph Pilates started developing the Pilates system. He had been a sick child and dedicated his entire life to improving his physical strength. By integrating techniques he had learned from martial arts like...

Look Good, Feel Good. Sizzle In the Latest Pilates Accessories. April 17 2018

So Easter’s come and gone. Whether you lived your best life by drowning in a delicious ocean of chocolate bunnies, or you were more behaved and resisted temptation (do these people actually exist? And what are their secrets? I have questions!) the quicker you get back into your normal routine, the better you will feel. If you need extra motivation to get on the balanced diet and exercise bandwagon, why not fake it to you make it? Look good and feel good by sizzling in the latest pilate’s accessories. Whether you’re a humble beginner on your pilates journey or doing...

Stay On Track With Your Yoga Practice Over Easter April 17 2018

It’s come to our attention that it’s EASTER ALREADY!!! HOLY HOT CROSS BUNS! This means a couple of very important things. We need to locate our stretchiest yoga pants because we take this all-day chocolate eating contest very seriously. And, secondly, the year is flying by so freakishly fast we just got whiplash. Wasn’t it just yesterday we were ringing in the new year with a sneaky couple of wines and some over-enthusiastic resolutions? Speaking of which. If your New Year’s Resolutions involved taking control of your health and beginning a yoga journey, and you haven’t quite got around to...

Pilates With Nikki November 03 2017 1 Comment

Nicole Jury has been a Pilates teacher for 5 years, and recently opened her own studio Pilates With Nikki in Berkley Vale, New South Wales.

Leigh Ting Myotherapy October 13 2017

What sparked your interest in Clinical Myotherapy and Pilates?From a young age, mum couldn't keep me from dancing to music so she put me into ballet classes. From there I enjoyed other styles and when my dance teacher offered mat Pilates, I jumped on board with that as well. My interest of human movement continued and I studied Clinical Myotherapy at the Southern School of Natural Therapies. After a few years of full time work I decided to revisit my love for Pilates. Conveniently, Myotherapy and Pilates compliment each other very well! When was Leigh Ting Myotherapy established?In 2012 I...

Pilates HQ September 19 2017

Pilates HQ is a tight knit studio located in Buninyong, a small rural town in Victoria. The studio prides itself on their personal approach to teaching and greeting their customers and creating a warm and happy space that everyone can feel comfortable in. Pilates HQ runs their business with inspiring values; promoting self love, making their clients feel good instead of what they look like and focusing on individual progression.  Check out our interview with Pilates HQ below: Pilates HQ Is Not Just A Pilates Studio But A Community. Tell us more about this…For me Pilates HQ was and is about creating...

CGM Pilates June 20 2017

It's not hard to understand why we chose to feature CGM Pilates as our Studio Of The Moment. From being conscious of their ecological footprint, their core values and the beautifully fitted out studio, we were very excited to have the chance to chat to the co-founder Colina.  CGM Pilates opened up just recently when Colina and her husband Chris noticed a gap in the market for Pilates classes on the sunshine coast. While there's lots of emphasis on health and wellbeing, Pilates hadn't become popular yet in the area.  Pilates is a very mindful exercise and CGM Pilates focuses on...

Move For Change - Help us raise $2500 April 27 2017

Last year MoveActive partnered with i=Change to help make an impact on three different life changing projects. Partnering with i=change gives our customers the opportunity to choose which cause, $1 from their purchase at MoveActive, will go towards.  The three projects we have chosen to support are My Room - supporting children with cancer, Care - helping to provide clean water to communities in poverty in Cambodia and Adara Development - helping to protect women and girls from trafficking. To date, we have raised $1679 through the i=change platform. You can see our impact here. Our goal is to raise $2500,...

Body BE Good March 14 2017

Body BE Good was recently established when founder Emma Powell realised the lack of reformer pilates classes in Ballarat and wanted to fill the gap. Now the studio prides itself on their personal approach to meeting customers needs and spreading the philosophy that pilates IS for everyone. We got to chat to Emma about what the values of her studio and what it's like running Body BE Good. Why was Body BE Good Established?I've worked in the Physio/Pilates industry for almost 14 years, and I've seen what 'works' and what fails in a Pilates Studio. I was really keen to create...

Aerial Fit February 24 2017

Aerial Fit is a unique exercise studio based in Castle Hill. They encourage their clients to step out of their comfort zone and get moving in different and effective ways. Aerial Fit offers classes to suit a broad range of fitness and skill levels, from beginners to experienced professionals. Their classes include aerial, fly gym, barre, pilates and yoga.  We got to chat about what it's like to run Aerial Fit, how they created their studio culture and what's in store for the future. Have a read below: Why was Aerial Fit Studio Established? AerialFit was born out of a...

Pilates & Co November 03 2016

Pilates & Co is a fantastic and well rounded Pilates studio based in Miami, Queensland. They have a holistic approach and creatively keep their members engaged and improving. They offer free wellness workshops each month, and a variety of classes tailored to their members preferences. They are exist to help people feel better and move better and are focused on client results. Check out our interview with them below: Why was Pilates & Co. established?Studio owners Roz and Dave have been in the fitness industry for over 20 years. They loved the results that Pilates brought them so much that...

My #MoveMate October 18 2016

Nothing is more motivating then having a friend along side you during any form of exercise. You can push each other to keep going, give and get support when it's getting tough and a little competition is the best way to reach your greatest potential. And we haven't even mentioned the great conversations you have during and after the workout.  So with that in mind, we want to celebrate having a fitness buddy, a Move Mate. To do so, we want you to show us who you exercise with for the chance to win an inspiration pack for both of you...

Fusion Pilates July 18 2016

After sustaining a knee injury, Melissa discovered the wonders of Pilates during her injury rehabilitation. There she changed her course of action after finishing her studies in Human Movement at University, to completing various Pilates courses and then going on to instruct. After 10 years of experience running the clinical Pilates program at Windy hill, then instructing at Essendon Football Club, Melissa decided to open Fusion Pilates Studio. Fusion Pilates Studio is based in Essendon, Victoria and offers a number of different classes from Clinical Pilates, Reformer sessions and barre classes.  Have a look at their classes and give them a visit!...

Geelong Pilates Studio April 20 2016

Geelong Pilates Studio is a boutique workout space that prides itself on their high quality customer service and their tailored approach to assisting customer's injuries or improving their flexibility and strength. They try to remain small enough to keep this level of personalised focus on each client and construct a long term workout plan to achieve each customer's goals.  Lu Abrecht, the founder of Geelong Pilates Studio has been practicing pilates for over 10 years and has a background in Gymnastics and Dancing. She continuously introduces new workouts and classes throughout the year to keep the studio fresh and interesting...

Pilates InSync April 04 2016 1 Comment

Pilates InSync was founded by former high school teacher Helen Stamatakos in 2006 in Menai, New South Wales. With over 10 years of pilates and 15 years of teaching experience, Helen has the perfect skills to to put towards coaching in the studio. With a strong knowledge of anatomy, physiology and the pilates method, Helen is able to provide high quality, effective and informed Pilates lessons to a variety of clients, from elite athletes to people with muscle injuries and back pain.  To compliment the instructor's vast knowledge and experience, Pilates InSync has state of the art equipment including Allegro Reformers, a...

FOHO X MoveActive Competition March 22 2016

This Easter, MoveActive is teaming up with hydration sports drink FOHO to offer an amazing prize pack to one lucky competition winner. A little bit about FOHO; To conquer dehydration and educate women on the importance of hydration, Jasmine and her twin sister Madeline set out to establish a hydration drink mixture that would not only taste good, but keep people hydrated through their day to day activities.  FOHO is a healthy hydration drink that is low in calories and high in electrolytes, especially targeted towards women. To address the problem of hydration levels being effected by not only exercise, alcohol...

Valentines Day Giveaway! February 09 2016

This Valentines Day we want to show our enormous love for our Movers by giving away a MoveActive package to a lucky competition winner!  The prize includes: - One of our NEW Luxe Eco Yoga Mats in the pattern of your choice- 5 pairs of Non Slip Socks in the colours of your choice- An exclusive not-yet-on-sale MoveActive glass drink bottle with 3 different sleeves- A barre sock bag + Every person who enters the competition receives a secret 10% off discount code for our online shop! So you really can't lose!  To enter the competition: 1. Follow us on...

Apparatus - Melbourne CBD November 18 2015

Here at MoveActive, we are super excited to launch #StudioOfTheMoment! We test drive and check out amazing Yoga, Pilates and Barre studios for our #Movers, so they can discover quality studios too!  And, because we’re extra thorough, we do a fun little interview with the studio owners to get a true glimpse into the inner workings of their studio, and their take on health and fitness.As lovers of yoga and pilates in Melbourne, we are spoilt for choice with all these amazing studios, with new ones popping up seemingly every week! To kick #StudioOfTheMoment off, we sent Amy our MoveActive...

4 SIMPLE MOVES FOR CORE ACTIVATION by Karmen Lim November 01 2015

So we’ve done a core-themed Yoga class. We braced our core and breath. But how do we actually activate the deeper core muscles that have been proven clinically to improve lower back health? First we need to sort out the confusion. A FLAT LIKE PANCAKE BELLY does not mean you have a strong core. Quite frankly, if you do see ladies/guys with 6 packs – the rectus abdominis, that just means that they have lower body fat percentage allowing the show-off muscles to, well, SHOW OFF!What we essentially want to activate, is the transverse abdominis, the corset-like muscle wrapping around...

10 Minutes A Day Will Change Your Body…And Your Life! June 03 2015

A trim, taut, toned body and a balanced, happier mindset is achievable…all you need is a spare 10 minutes!  I am a huge believer in the power of short, sharp and sweet workouts. They energise your body, boost your circulation, get your metabolism firing and create beautifully sculpted muscles! I ensure that I always develop new, challenging and effective 10 minute videos for our Online Pilates Studio, they can reprogram your body and boost your fitness! Read on to see how moving even just for this short amount of time will get you to your fitness goals!

Why your love of Pilates will stand the test of time April 18 2015

I am a fickle person with a very short attention span, however my love of Pilates has stood the test of time, and I know yours will too. Why? Because Pilates is all about moving your body. Pilates provides you with so much more than simple movement. When you think about your mind body connection, and feel your body moving, you develop a sense of awareness in your body. The precise movement of most Pilates exercise helps you control movement through your body. This means you can move with greater fluidity, and was one of the main reasons Pilates was originally...

#bloglove March 11 2015

    'I miss my pre internet brain.' I was browsing online today when I came across this fabulous declaration! Such a brilliant capture of a sentiment I'm sure most of us could relate to, given how we reflect, learn, market and 'connect' so seamlessly in our modern virtual worlds. While, we may think a little differently these days, it's difficult to imagine life without all the rich resources available with little more than a click and or a tap on our favourite devices. In honour of this, we thought we would celebrate by sharing a few snippets of the...

Bella Ballet Barre! September 15 2014

Happy Spring, MoveActive friends! Isn’t it lovely to be gradually peeling off the layers? Yes, the summer dresses are finally stepping out from the back of the wardrobe and we’re all amping up our efforts to streamline those winter bods! Currently, in the MoveActive office, we’re mad about ballet barre. Barre incorporates a range of Pilates and ballet stretches, and it cleverly targets the body’s lesser-used muscles. The overall effect is toning of the entire body. Barre workouts also use interval training, which means high intensity fat burning, quick results and a faster road to longer, leaner, and most importantly,...

Wonderful Watercress! August 01 2014

  MoveActive super green juice! Hello to all our Movers!  We hope winter has been kind to you so far!   It's been a busy, busy time at Move with our new range of socks flying out the door, along with lots of new designs coming to life on the drafting board. Most excitingly, Move's new active wear label, 'KNEO' is getting closer and closer to full bloom.  Bring on Spring! In between running MoveActive and taking orders from her ‘Mini Movers’ at home, our 'Mamma Move', Mel, has been sneakily training for the Mount Everest base camp, this coming October....

Happy Feet – Happy Hearts. June 27 2014

A big hello to all our MoveActive friends!  How are you travelling as we nestle into 2014’s winter? The good news is that we’re just a few days past the winter solstice. Yipppeee! Winter solstice is the shortest day of daylight for the year, in contrast to the summer solstice, proudly marking the longest day of the year.  (Ticket to New York anyone?) I know there are definitely some doona-hugging fans amongst us. Yes, I respect and admire thee. However, for all of those people reveling in the cozy Australian winter, there are undoubtedly equal or more, struggling with the...