Hey there, I hope things are starting to return to normal for you – we’re excited about fully re-opening our studio’s over the coming weeks.


Anyways…as you probably know, we’re reopening Best Body Alkimos soon.


We’re excited to get back to what we love doing the most – helping people get pain free, body strong, flexible, toned, and achieve their ideal weight – and becoming physically and mentally unstoppable – so they can live their best life in a body they love.


Now, check this out…I’m going to run a little contest here and give a Best Body membership (3 times per week for 3 months) to a lucky winner: I’ll announce the winners on Monday evening.


We want to make some good things happen after a challenging couple of months for everyone.


This is YOUR chance to win a Reformer Pilates membership.


This Will Only Take a Couple of Minutes…All You Have to Do Is Answer ONE Question 


In the comments section of this blog post, tell me…

  1. How you think a Best Body Reformer Pilates membership can help you over the next 3 months, coming out of this pandemic

(Note: If you’re particularly excited about getting back into shape fast, physically and mentally – then…let me know EXACTLY which aspect you most want to achieve. Also share details of how Reformer Pilates has already helped you!).


That’s it!


Entries with more SPECIFICS have a better chance of winning.


On Monday, I’m going to go through every single one of your responses and award the winner in the evening. If you win, you’re gonna get

  1. Access (3 times per week) to the Best Body classes at Alkimos for 3 months, where you’ll receive guidance and support to build a body you love.
  2. A support squad to help you rebound out of this pandemic faster and better…
  3. Strong, healthy, fit, and toned! (and happy!)


I’ll award one winner.


I’m really excited to read your entry and hear what you have to say…


Good luck!

Scott ‘Excited to get back to a new normal’ Wescombe

P.S. I’ll update you this week if you are interested in early access for the reopening of our Alkimos studio.


  1. Rachel Turley

    Best Body Alkimos has helped me sooo much with my sciatica! I have previously tried everything from physio to acupuncture with not much success and wanted to avoid surgery at all costs. The group of ladies I have met since joining the studio are so inspiring. We all push each other and have so much fun at the same time. I couldn’t recommend BB highly enough!

    • Maxine Smith

      Well I’ve been stood down from my very active job and I’ve gained 15kgs in 10 weeks, very disappointed in myself. Hoping and praying that best body can give me motivation and get rid of my aches and pains.

    • Brooke Lamborn

      Just to drag my butt out of the house would be a huge Helping start!! Get back to a routine.

      It will help kick my brain back into gear focusing on the coordination and combinations used in class.
      Not to mention my body craving to get moving again.

      I’m looking forward to getting life back to normal and getting my body back to feeling happy and healthy and working away all the stress.

    • Kirsten Smith

      I have never tried reformer pilates. I used to work out regularly but after falling pregnant and having my son, I took a break from it. I wanted to go back but after having no income I just felt anxious about spending money on myself. I looked into reformer as I was told that it would be the best way to gain strength and flexibility as well as being gentle on my joints. I used to be a competitive swimmer and so exercise that is supportive of joints for me is very important. I would love to get this opportunity to help my mental state after being stood down from work after being back in the job for 2 months. Being part of a class and having a teacher is extremely important so that I know I do the workout correctly and with the right form to avoid any injury. I would love to win and I’d love to get my body mind and soul back into moving cohesively together for my health.

    • Bridget Riddell

      I joined BB Alkimos a few weeks before Covid-19. In those weeks I was rocking up for the 6am classes 3 days a week and ending with a Saturday Flex and Stretch session. For me Reformer Pilates at BB Alkimos has been amazing. I’ve been putting up with lower back pain for 21 years (half of my life!), osteo-arthritis in my C6, poor posture and sleepless nights. Reformer Pilates has literally changed my whole health, well-being and quality of life. The only disappointment I do have is towards myself in why didn’t I join sooner! Words can’t express how grateful I am for The BB Alkimos team and how excited I am for the studio to be reopening!

  2. Sinead Gilsenan

    Best bodies will help shift my focus from surviving to thriving when we come out of this pandemic. I am looking forward to putting myself on the top of the list again

  3. Kerri Ahlquist

    I would love a membership. Over the last year my weight has ballooned and im finding it affecting my joints. So i would love a membership to work on that and to shed some weight so i can be fit and healthy for my 1 year old. I dont want my weight to affect my health, i need to do this for my family.

  4. Fiona Kane

    Reformer pilates have been amazing for my overall body strength after losing my core from bowel surgery 2 1/2 years ago. I endured 44 staples, which affected my overall core strength and mental health.

    Since being a member at Best body, I’ve gained strength and flexibility to all my muscles. This in turn has improved my mental strength and confidence.

    The use of the reformer has also been fantastic for the improvement of my back and has helped me in controlling pain when I’ve re-injured it.

    Winning a 3 month membership would be amazing, especially after Covid and being financially affected.

  5. Lynne Miles

    I was feeling a bit lost about how to get back on top of my knee pain from osteoarthritis after having to stop going to the gym I had been attending because of an uncomfortable incident there. I was thinking about boosting my private medical and talking to my doc about a knee replacement when I was introduced to Reformer Pilates at Best Body. I cried after each session for the first couple of weeks because it wasn’t just my knee that was sore now! But I promised I would give myself 3 months. I didn’t need that long though as soon my mental outlook started to change from the and my body got stronger and started to feel better. When we had to stop I really felt it mentally and physically. I didn’t join the online floor Pilates at home because I was afraid of doing something wrong that would hurt my knee. I have now been back doing sessions with George the Physio and once again I am feeling so much better mentally and feel safe and good about doing the exercise my body looks forward to! It really helped after weeks of emotional strain as I supported friends doing it really tough over this time. Things can only get better from here with an ongoing, consistent rhythm of this tough but wonderful exercise with people and in an environment where I feel safe again.

  6. Paula Rogie

    To be honest this Covid 19 pandemic could not have happened at a better time. After suffering years with extreme pain caused by Endometriosis and months of severe depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts I finally had a metal break down at work in February. I was placed under the care of a psychiatrist and was under hospital care for a couple of weeks. Then Covid 19 arrived, my work was forced close, I was then stood down and to go home to self isolate. WOW for me it like Christmas came early, telling someone who is depressed and suffering anxiety to sit on their couch at home and don’t go out unless you have to was music to my ears. I have been extremely lucky both my doctor and psychologist have been more than happy to see me in person. I am currently under going EDMR theraphy with my psychologist and not only feeling but seeing great results. But the mind is a wonderful complex thing. I would love to now start working on my body, to lose some weight, help ease my physical pain and help me build a strong healthly body. A healthy mind creates a healthy body, a healthy body helps create a healthy mind. Reformer Pilates can help me achieve both these things. As my work will be one the last places to reopen I would be able to make the most of the membership, and would love to walk back into work with my head held high with a whole new mental outlook and body to match.

  7. Tanvi Wardojo

    I started a Reformer in Alkimos a few months before Covid-19. When I first started, it was a few months after sustaining a shoulder injury. I had not been able to lift any weights at the gym for a while and only used to be able to work my lower body for a long time as I needed to rest my shoulders. Starting Reformer Pilates really helped me slowly achieve my strength back in my upper body and core. I was able to do things with my body I never thought I could do. My confidence went up as I started to feel food on the outside and on the inside! I am currently about to finish my Yoga Teacher training and Pilates was the reason my body improved in flexibility and strength. I still have a long way to go with my body and cannot wait to get back into Reformer, and become an even better teacher through my own practise of Reformer and Yoga together. I cannot wait to feel strong again! Looking forward to being back at the Studio!

  8. Kirsten Wild

    I work shift work and I have had a bad back recently and seeing a chiropractor, it’s almost back to normal but I’ve started reformer pilates as I felt along with my Chiro the stretching would help. So far I’m enjoying it as my back feels very well supported. Plus surely it must help my whole body as well as a healthy mind too! I look forward to starting more classes and feeling the benefits. I love the relaxed atmosphere of the studio and everyone is so friendly.

  9. Amanda Stokes

    I believe I would benefit greatly from joining the reformer Pilates class.
    Back in 2011 I was diagnosed with cushings disease, which is a very rare illness and needed neuro surgery to remove a pituitary Tumour so I could recover.
    Without going into it to much detail it left me completely unable o move properly for quite a while, as it effects your whole system including bones and joints.
    After a while I started going to the gym to see if I could get my fitness back and I did .
    I put on a lot of weight with the illness and have lost some , but I feel my body is not doing what it should.
    This would include the weight gain and the stiffness it has left me with.
    With reformer Pilates the strengthening excercises would help me and the toning would make such a difference to me.

  10. Lorraine Howse

    I live with constant pain from osteoarthritis and meralgia parasthetica and Pilates has given me strength back and flexibility where I needed it most , and it gave me an hour to myself 3 times a week , I reconnected with someone I hadn’t seen in years as an added bonus , my skin looked good and I felt great and I want that back .

    • Alla

      I’ve recently had a baby. Giving birth to a baby is the most memorable thing in life. Mine was lucky to happen at the peak of COVID-19 restrictions. Which cost me a great deal of my mental health but will always be something impossible to forget.
      Now, when the whole country is happily easing restrictions, I would be happy to win a chance to mend my low back and reduce the pain I’ve had throughout the pregnancy.

  11. Sharon Fairclough

    I have been advised by an orthopaedic surgeon to join Reformer Pilates to strengthen my hips and improve my fitness so that I won’t need surgery. I am a healthcare worker and most days are sedentary but I still need a strong, flexible body for my career. And I can’t think of a better way to do this than by joining Pilates! Looking forward to the change my life and body needs !

  12. Lorraine Henley

    I would love to win a membership. I have put weight on during the Pandemic and I also have been recently diagnosed with mild osteoporosis so this membership would greatly benefit my health.

  13. Talia Heron

    I am a Registered Nurse who works out in a tiny country town. Our hospital has no Doctor, and so rely on our intuition and training. During this recent time of covid – I have been put under an intense amount of pressure from both my employer and the government. It means I’ve had to work long hours and spend weekend away from home at a time. The small town I work in does not have a gym. The closest we have to supported/guided exercise is a water aerobics class. I REALLY want to win this membership as when I am home from my work, I want to work out in a safe and fin environment. One where I can help reduce my weight, build muscle time, and become strong to help support my mental health. This membership would mean alot to me.

  14. Sheree

    Honestly I’m not sure if this is right for me! I know I want to try something to help me lose weight and improving my core but I don’t know how or where to start! I have a very busy household with 3boys and my husband. They all have “their thing” but I dont! I don’t have my time (besides work ) My husband keeps telling me I need a “hobby” And I want somewhere where I can escape and have me time!
    I was diagnosed with MS 2yrs ago and have been having treatment for a year now. While the only real signs I have are constant numb hands I feel I need to try something to help me strengthen my body! I have suffered anxiety since being diagnosed and poor bladder control which has been very stressful to deal with. I would love to be considered for this membership Thank you

  15. Julie

    I have been working frontline over this pandemic period in ICU. It’s been a stressful time over the last few months and with the restrictions and would be fabulous to get back to some normality and back to exercising again. Plus I’ve had a previous back injury and need to keep strong to carry on working. I work 12 hour nights in a busy unit and on your feet the whole time. I need back time for myself and to get strong again
    Whoever wins the membership, enjoy it

  16. Antoinette

    Attending Pilates for at least 8 months before shut down, my body was tired, with aches and pains, whilst attending classes 4 times a week I began to feel stronger, healthier. Made me feel like a new women. I knew it made a difference to me when I climbed down and back up a mountain side to see a waterfall in Bali. I did this without pain or been out of breath. I can honestly say it’s because I do Pilates. Can’t wait to feel the same way again from next week.

  17. Narelle Emmerson

    I joined BB Alkimos in September last year and the transformation in my strength and fitness has been amazing. I suffer from Lupus SLE and fibromyalgia and pilates resets my mind and my body.

    Okay so let’s go back to before I started reformer pilates, I was at a really low point with my body in constant pain, It was a struggle to walk upstairs without feeling like my legs would collapse under me and that’s not because I am overweight just because of the muscle fatigue associated with my illness. My joints felt like I was a tin man. I am 43 and felt like I was trapped in a much older body. I have tried swimming and countless gym memberships in the past to help manage my condition but never been able to stick it out due to injury and pain.

    After talks with my rheumatologist, he suggested pilates so that’s where my journey began with BB Alkimos. After meeting with the physio at Best Bodies, I discussed my concerns and my condition in length. I found her to be supportive and honest and was told that there would definitely be some pain associated with strengthening my muscles but with time, the recovery time would become less and less and to stick it out for three months to see the difference.

    So with that mindset that’s what I did, pushed through the pain… which initially I had so much tenderness in my muscles, muscles I didn’t even know I had! that I could hardly walk but by week three I was already feeling the difference. In fact, in January of this year, before the pandemic hit us, I had my bloods done like I do every six months to manage the markers of my chronic disease and they were the best bloods my doctor has seen in me in years, which was felt amazing and proof that my hard work and determination had paid off!! Sadly, four months on I don’t feel like that so much anymore and want to get to that point as soon as possible!

    So in answer to your question ‘How you think a Best Body Reformer Pilates membership can help me over the next 3 months, coming out of this pandemic’. Naturally, I have the fear and anxiety associated with having to start again, hopefully, my body will still have strength and agility from all those months of hard work! due to my personal financial circumstances I was ever only able to commit to two sessions weekly at BB, so to me winning a membership that gives me a chance to have access (3 times per week) to the Best Body classes at Alkimos for 3 months and to receive guidance and support of the BB team to help rebound out if this pandemic faster and better and to build my body and mind to feel stronger, healthy, fit and toned sounds absolutely incredible to me! I think the biggest surprise and lesson to me during this pandemic and all of its restrictions was to learn the one thing I missed more than anything (Not getting my nails done haha) was my Pilates I love the way it makes me feel and cannot wait to get back into it!!

    Thank you!

    Kind regards, Narelle Emmerson.


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