The health benefits of yoga, pilates, barre and stretching are undeniable: increased flexibility, muscle strength and conditioning, improved balance and posture. And, of course, let’s not forget the mental benefits, including stress reduction, improved sleep and mood. So we took a look at the businesses operating locally that can help you on a path towards phyical and mental wellbeing.
KX Pilates Mosman
KX Pilates offers a revolutionary, fast-paced, high intensity, body-toning workout in just 50 minutes. Workout smarter, not longer, fusing elements of traditional reformer pilates with cardio and endurance training for a high-intensity workout. Japanese for ‘change for the better’ the Kaizen eXperience – or KX – is a philosophy that focuses on small and ongoing improvement. The KX Pilates team wants to make a difference in your lives and help you to Define Yourself, both physically and mentally.
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KX Pilates Mosman
Level 1, Rear 789 Military Road Mosman
Tel: 8041 7950
When the cool weather hits it’s easy to feel unmotivated and sluggish, and tempting to hibernate indoors. That’s where having a supportive community and positive environment around you makes all the difference. Located in the heart of Northbridge, Flex Body is your health and wellbeing destination. With over 35 Yoga, Pilates and Barre classes per week there is a time and class to suit your needs. Experienced and friendly instructors guide you to greater vitality, better health and motivate you to stay committed. Small class sizes mean you get the personalised care and attention you need to achieve your wellness goals. For a challenge, try their Barre or Pilates ARC classes; for a restorative treat the candlelit Yoga Slow will have you floating out of the studio. The Active Ageing class focuses on bone health, balance and maintaining muscle strength while weekly Focus Classes give you a chance to try something new each month. The Flex Body team believes that everyone can enjoy greater flexibility, stronger, leaner muscles and relief from stress.
Get started with a special Intro Pass – 2 weeks of unlimited classes for just $20.
On a daily basis we plug into our emails, but how often do we plug into ourselves? KAI YOGA is a boutique yoga studio and sanctuary set in the heart of Mosman Village. They blend mindful movement with breath to help us reconnect to what matters. There’s an active schedule hosting a full range of classes to suit all individuals, from warm Vinyasa Flow classes to non-heated Vinyasa Slow, Beginners, Yin Yoga classes and more! KAI YOGA truly is a space where you can be all that it is to be you, and find your calm. All levels, ages, shapes and sizes are welcome and celebrated! Community is important to the team at KAI YOGA. Through community we support each other on the journey to living our full potential – as Nelson Mandela says “As we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give others permission to do the same.”
Balanced Bodies Lifestyle Clinic
The team at Balanced Bodies Lifestyle Clinic don’t believe in a one size fits all approach to healthcare, making them a bit different to your average fitness studio. Their vision is to inspire individuals to achieve their daily dose of movement. All classes are run by accredited health professionals such as Exercise Physiologists and Physiotherapists. They want to shake things up and make healthcare fun. With locations in Cremorne and Cammeray, they offer 1-1 sessions as well as Group Classes which include Yoga, Pilates, Standing Strong (strength based class for people with different health issues or injuries), RunStrong (for runners and triathletes), Strong Mums (Mums and bubs exercise class), Circuit classes and Core Class. Other services include Nutrition and Dietetics, Massage therapy and Counselling.
Stretch Studio Neutral Bay
Stretch Studio Neutral Bay is one of Australia’s first 1 on 1 assisted stretching studios. The New York Times nominated assisted stretching as the Number 1 growth fitness trend in 2018; the best kept health secret until now. Owner-operator, Kathrin Maria Brehm, Flexologist and Yoga Teacher, is a true believer in the benefits of stretching. After improving her own health she is now passionate about sharing the benefits of stretching to help change people’s lives. As she points out, “With 1 on 1 assisted stretching you get the deepest and most effective stretch possible – and it’s for everyone”. The newly-opened studio on Military Road has specially designed stretching beds that are fitted with straps to isolate the area of the body you are stretching. Ranging from 20 minutes to one hour, stretching sessions are beneficial for a variety of body types and lifestyles such as athletes, office workers and older clients. The Stretch Studio Flexologists (professional assisted stretchers) see everyone as an individual and also perform resistance stretching, otherwise known as PNF (Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation). This is where the real magic happens! Assisted stretching will enable an increased range of motion, allowing you to go further into stretches and control the pressure of the stretch. Other benefits include, reduced stress, decreased risk of injury, improved posture and movement, and better sleep.
Want to feel better in your body and experience the new trend? Call today and receive a 10% discount on your first Stretch.
Stretch Studio Neutral Bay
4/203 Military Road Neutral Bay
Tel: 8034 5450
Pilates360 Neutral Bay & St Leonards
Pilates360 offers personalised, small group (max 10) and private classes in Pilates, Barre and Yoga in two beautiful studios at Neutral Bay and St Leonards. The Pilates360 team believes that small group classes give an ideal balance between allowing the teacher to attend to each client’s individual needs and issues while creating a fun, energizing environment in the class and, of course, keeping it affordable. Their teachers are all highly experienced and qualified. With over 60 classes per week to choose from at two locations, classes every day and at all times of day to suit your schedule, there’s no excuse not to get moving!
There are two great Taster intro packs on offer (new clients only) as an ideal introduction to Pilates360 and their world of Pilates, Barre and Yoga.
Woke Yoga is a collaboration between three Mosman locals, Lyndsey Benn, Cora Geroux and Em Cruickshank. “We had all been teaching yoga for a long time around the community” says Cora Geroux – “but we wanted to create a really beautiful, inclusive space that would bring people together. We had this vision of helping people ‘Wake Up’ and knew that yoga and meditation were a vital part of that.” So in 2016, the trio purchased, renovated and rebranded an existing yoga studio on Ourimbah Road. The studio boasts loads of natural light, polished floor boards and has a warm, community feel that can get lost in bigger spaces. “We have an incredible community here. There’s a genuine, non-competitive vibe, that allows new students to explore yoga without all the hang ups of not being flexible enough, or fit enough.” Woke has 28 classes each week, allowing for before or after work sessions, weekends or even mid-morning if you get a cheeky day off. They offer both super slow, mediative yoga called yin, and more dynamic, strength building classes like flow and hatha. “We focus on yoga that can help you get better at life, have more patience with the kids, or how to be more present and focused at work. To us, ‘waking up’ means being clear and resilient internally, and having that inner alignment show up in our outer lives, and that’s teachable. That’s what we aim to share at WOKE.” No matter what you’ll walk out of Woke feeling more grounded, centred and standing a little taller than when you walked in.