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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...