Luxe wellness studio, Bodylove Pilates, has just opened in Woollahra and  is set to shake up the Sydney fitness scene introducing its new workout philosophy – the mindful burn. Founder, Ali Handley spent the past nine years living and breathing Pilates in New York and has now returned to Sydney to bring her method and world class trainers to her new studio.

Ali has a holistic approach to the way you work out and wants to ensure guests leave each and every class feeling energised, connected and in control of their body.

“I believe in the mindful burn – that powerful challenge of both physical stamina and mind-body connection. After my time in New York, teaching at private and group class studios, I knew I wanted to create a studio that bridged the gap between the two – elevating the group class experience. Bodylove Pilates is a wellness space reimagined and once people experience the variety of our specially designed classes, they will be addicted” said Ali.

The state-of-the-art, architecturally designed studio offers Reformer and Mat Pilates, Yoga, Barre and a robust schedule of Pre and Postnatal classes. Members will also get exclusive access to the studios unique offering The Clinic, a weekly deep dive into different topics from meditation and nutrition to an intensive spotlight on certain muscle groups or Pilates techniques and exercises.

The idea of The Clinic stemmed from Ali’s time in New York working and training under celebrity trainer and Pilates guru Erika Bloom. Here she deepened her understanding of anatomy, skills in touch and special populations and her passion for pre and post-natal Pilates grew as she continued to study and complete additional courses.

Ali’s style of training consists of high-level teaching, assessment and education in order to deliver workouts that are specifically designed to challenge not just your physical stamina and endurance, but also your mind-body connection for maximum results.

The studio itself is a beautiful space created by Architects Lane and Grove, housed within the iconic Queens Court building in Woollahra. Working with soft hues and a pastel colour palate, the duo have created a relaxing space to move and workout in. Timeless materials and simplistic design elements have been selected to create a calm interior for guests that makes use of the incredible light in the space.

Handley has worked with a line-up of stellar female suppliers and creatives to bring this studio to life. From photographic installations via Elise Hassey, to a regular installation of beautiful blooms from Wilder and candles throughout the studio from Woollahra based Lumira.

Bodylove Pilates is located in Suite 2, Level 1, 118 – 122 Queen Street Woollahra
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