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 Devonport 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 Devonport 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 Devonport studio.


  1. Stephen Kenny

    Can’t wait to get back into best body’s so I can continue to strengthen my back as this has helped me get back in alignment and be able to do most things without pain especially water skiing, so I can’t wait either way

  2. Ella Marshall

    I am a university student currently juggling work at a local primary school. I started Pilates classes at the start of the year, I was very apprehensive at first as gym classes do provoke my anxiety- but I felt so comfortable after my first class (which is really amazing, as most gym classes I’ve never gone to a second session of). Pilates has helped my mental health and Made me set aside a time To appreciate my body. My mental health has relapsed in the last few months due to social distancing, not being able to attend activities like Pilates. So I can not wait until you re open. My main aim was to try and Improve my balance and flexibility (I’ve had a past sporting injury) the benefits that I had gained within a month were amazing!


    It will help me so much, the last 2 years i have been going through a seperation i moved back home to Tassie after living in WA for past 10 years.
    I had signed up to Best Pilates and had enjoyed it so much over the couple of months i was able to attend before this virus put a halt to everyones lives.
    I found Pilates helped me so much in 3 ways.
    1… Started to tone my body again after i had neglected it a little while trying to sort myself out, with other priorities high on my list as in looking for a place to live and secure a job.
    2…Pilates helped me so much mentally to de stress with what was happening around me, i was finding my strength and inner peace again..starting to love myself and my body again…giving me so much confidence again.
    3….Meeting some amazing ladies at class, i love how everyone is so welcoming and non judgemental.
    We can all have a laugh at ourselves.
    Pilates was or should i say is ( when we all return) definitely making me live my life to the fullest with a healthy and happy mind and body.
    Would love to win this membership as i know many other woman out there would too and are sending their stories in just like me.
    Your amazing business has truly made a huge difference in my life and for that i want to THANK YOU

  4. Sandy Graetz

    I injured my back and neck in a car accident 10 years ago And found in rehab the reformer was a game changer for me! I’ve dunce had another surgery on my neck last Aug Snd a further surgery in my back 4 months ago! I’m still bothered by sciatic pain in my right buttock going down my leg into my foot! I am also trouble with knee pain! Which flairs up at times and reformer helps me keep weight off of these joints while exercising! I’ve loss a fair bit of weight going from size 22 to 14 and I Eagar to loose a bit more so my knees can cope with out surgery!

  5. Kristy Lockwood

    I never really enjoyed exercise or got that “addicted” mentality like others do with exercise until I started at Best Body Devonport. That’s my main concern from this pandemic is that I will be able to pick up where I left off and find that love again and the willingness and commitment to go given the last few months of nothingness and anxiety of the unknown. When I started Pilates not only did I start to feel leaner and stronger within weeks but the studio environment gave me a confidence that I haven’t experienced elsewhere, there’s zero judgement and its a safe and happy place. I’ve also suffered from lower back pain for 14 years and I’ve learnt that Pilates is the key to healing that as I had started to feel stronger and pain free with my sessions each week. The trainers are incredible and help inspire and encourage everyone, it’s the one thing I’ve truly missed from the lockdown. If I had a choice to choose just one thing to return to normal it would definitely be Pilates

  6. Loreen Bean

    I don’t have any sob story to tell lol but prior to joining the studio I have been suffering from shoulder pain as well as plantar fasciitis and doing Pilates has eliminated them; when I was a school kid in PE classes, I wasn’t as flexible as my peers to be able to reach my toes and I haven’t been flexible for the last 35 yrs of my life — in the 6 months I joined the Dev Pilates studio, I was amazed I was able to touch my toes and have even gone over them ; I’m not also one to be meditative , my mind is constantly elsewhere , always thinking, about lists , and things to do, Pilates helps me be in the moment ; Pregnancy has also stretched my muscles badly ; I initially accepted this is always going to be so and even contemplated surgery but I have seen so much improvement with my abdominal muscles in the last 6 wks ; I am only 36 y.o but can definitely see myself doing Pilates for … forever I have loved going to the Devonport studio and enjoy the meditation and the exercise and great instructors and I always feel great at the end of every session ; it would be awesome to win this ☺️

  7. taryn crawford

    My reformer pilates journey to better health was due to start the week that saw Best Body Devonport have to close it’s doors due to the pandemic (my 1st class was booked the week of). After a very challenging IVF pregnancy in 2019, this was going to be the start of my post baby body transformation. My body not only physically and mentally endured two IVF rounds to fall pregnant, it (and i) was challenged for the whole 33 wks. Miscarriage at 5wks of “twin” to my now son, Influenza B, damaged cartilage and rib muscles from coughing, gestational diabetes, pre-eclampsia, constant sinusitis, carpal tunnel …you name it, i experienced it during pregnancy. My son was born by cesarian at 33wks, and weighed 1626g. I spent 6 wks in Hobart Ronald McDonald house whilst my son was in NICU. Thankfully, he was a strong little fella and is thriving now at nearly 8months of age. Prior to becoming a mum i was a fit and healthy 40yr old, and is most likely why my body (and i) got through my challenging 2019. However, that body is no longer. My core is weak and therefore my lower back takes the load with bub. Strengthening and toning this mum bod, as well as the opportunity to meet some people (i moved from Qld to Tassie in August 2019 to be near my parents for their support) is my focus once restrictions lift.

  8. K. Renee

    I was super excited to join the crew at best bodies just as the pandemic reached Tas. I’ve always been active and loved my previous gym but started to notice joint pain and soreness more regularly now that I’m well into my 30’s. During isolation I fractured my wrist pretty badly, I also found out I was pregnant (I know, I’ve been busy!). I started doing Pilates inspired floor workouts at home to keep moving, talk about challenging! I now feel confident that this is what I need to incorporate into my fitness routine to have the best possible full body rehabilitation & pregnancy. Bring it on!

  9. Llyne Mathews

    Can’t wait to finally have my second ever class. I joined a few days before the pandemic went to my first and only class as it was being suspended that day I went. I enjoyed the class as it felt like a home away from home being a small group I didn’t feel self conscious about myself or appearance (weight issues) like I did when I went to a normal gym with a huge amount of people. I just really had a good time even though it was my first class and I can’t wait to get back

  10. Elle Henriksen

    I think and I hope that Best Body Reformer Pilates can help me achieve my goal to get my body to be strong, toned, balance , aligned and lean. I always have problem with my posture , and over periods of time spent working in the office make it worse.I really think BB reformer Pliates can help me fix this issue along with getting other benefits like being strong ,toned, healthy body and healthy mind.

  11. Bridgette Dennis

    I started my best body journey this year and I am so pleased I took a leap of faith. Becoming part of the Best Body Devonport family has been such a blessing for me. I am a mum of two boys with a demanding career so life is busy and I don’t get a lot of time for me I started 2020 with a new year resolution set and I was determined to see it through. I saw some stories on Facebook about Pilates and the power it has on peoples lives it was like a light bulb moment and I picked up the phone and called the Devonport studio. The kindness and the can do attitude from the Devonport team was so welcoming and I loved my first class so signed up for more. I made myself find time for me and the benefits were felt straight away. My core was damaged from the many surgeries I have undergone from a debilitating condition I have. My pain and anxiety levels improved and my flexibility and strength I haven’t had since I had my boys was building not to mention my confidence. I am obsessed with Pilates it is empowering, challenging and relaxing all at the same time. I can’t wait to get back in the studio off my mat in my lounge and back onto the reformer. I will forever be thankful to Best Body and I kick myself I didn’t take that leap years ago ‍♀️

  12. Belinda Loone

    Before Covid invaded our world I was going to start classes for the first time. I met with Leah, I was waiting on scan results regarding shoulder injury and then I was going to come in to start my plan of building strength in my shoulders and body. With all the current restrictions this has been placed on hold. I still have shoulder pain Due to tendinitis with restriction movement, I need this to rebuild confidence in myself. I need this to build flexibility and strength in my body.

  13. Emma Williams

    As we are all well aware, covid has been nothing but a pain in the backside and prior to the invasion of this microscopic organism I have looked into joining the reformer Pilates crew.
    Having been apart of intense HIIT workouts on my ‘journey to fitness’ I realised that my body was really starting to feel the wear and tear, and probably was not suited to be at this time of my journey as I was just getting back into fitness. So I went back to basics and got a simple gym membership and hit the treadmill and bike but here I was lacking the motivation, did I miss people ‘encouraging’ (yelling) to push myself. Well yes I did, I realised I needed a workout which did push me but would be easier on my joints and gradually build a stronger core and gain some flexibility. After researching and touching base with my community I found that reformer Pilates ticked all of boxes. Having never shown an interest in yoga or the Pilates avenue as a fitness regime, I am eager to prove myself wrong after of all of these years and give it a good go and have the ‘ why didn’t I do this earlier’ attitude.
    I really feel reformer Pilates will benefit me on both the inside and outside and give me the results I am after on my journey to fitness and offer some mind and soul support.
    Being a frontline worker I can genuinely tell you I am ready for a different challenge and to reset my mind and to focus my energy on something other than covid (although a priority as we need to keep the community safe ) I want to get up out bed and look forward to a workout and seeing faces that are all on the same wave length.

  14. Erin Spoljaric

    I started exercising and eating better close to 10 years now as I was quite a large person. That change has stayed with me and I found a love for hitting the gym (group classes) as it made me feel strong and healthy (both physically and mentally). After three failed ivf cycles last year I think this pandemic has been a time for me to re-evaluate what fitness/exercise will best support my mind and not overwhelm my body as my husband and I have made the decision to undergo further ivf cycles as soon as possible. (As I am wondering if hiit style classes might be too strenuous)

  15. Haidee Fullard (Hardwicke)

    It’s been a roller coaster of a time, Pilates assisted me to gain my body back, my confidence, spend time with our 15 year old daughter and a bloody good laugh in the Morningstar start the day. Unfortunately my financial situation is not what it was prior to Covid BUT I do need some laughs and some “8 more” gruelling exercises with the 6am team in Devonport.

    • Kate

      After having our youngest by emergency c-section almost 3 years ago my core has never been as strong as it once was, and I believe Pilates could definitely help.
      I also suffer back and knee pain which I also think would benefit from a strong core and flexibility which Pilates can potentially provide.
      It would also work well in conjunction with being a busy mum, physical work and sporting endeavours.

  16. Julie shearing

    Oh how I’ve missed those sore abs and jelly legs after a class can’t wait to get back into it. Pilates has been the best thing I have ever done with results that I have never had with any other form of exercise. Studio has a lovely and friendly feel about it and Leah and the girls are so encouraging even if it feels like torcher sometimes

  17. Jacinta

    I gave birth to my first baby as lock downs where starting so I haven’t been able to have proper physio or doctors appointments post birth. I would love to be able to rebuilt my body post pandemic birth! It would also be lovely to be able to get some much needed me time as well post bub.

  18. Nikki Carver

    I joined Best Body Devonport when it first opened last year and it was the best thing I’ve ever done!!! I’ve had other gym memberships for years and for some reason, getting myself to classes has always been so nerve racking, but the team at Best Body made me feel welcome and supported from day one and I was consequently excited to get out of bed at 5:40am every day for!!
    As a frontline healthcare worker, the past few months have been very challenging and I have missed my morning mindfulness and exercise sessions but am confident that reformer pilates can help me restart my days in a positive and refreshed manner 🙂
    As an individual that suffers with the long term side effects of cancer and cancer treatment on a daily basis, reformer pilates has been the best thing for my physical and mental health and I’m so grateful that you opened such an amazing facility in little Devonport!

  19. Mel Whyte

    I fell in love with Pilates from the minute I walked into the Devonport studio. I’d never done any form of Pilates and Leah and Karly-Anne were super patient and fun, and I got such an amazing workout every time. I was able to get rid of my chiropractor and remedial massage as a result as well. I was working in a relatively stressful environment and a morning class would equip me for the day. Fast forward to the Coronacoaster, I have lost my business and have been home schooling for 10 weeks. I will do everything I can to still keep coming to Pilates, as it’s super important for all facets of my health, not the least of which being my mental health, and 3 months free would certainly help me with that – and help get rid of the after effects of the iso-diet!!

  20. Cheryl

    Revive my
    Body and

  21. Stephanie Camm

    I would love to learn ways to build muscle in my back safely in particular as Im only 28 and already have athritis in my back. I am a volunteer firefighter as well as a mum with small children so its important to me to be physically fit and strong for undertaking such a lifestyle. I would also love to maintain a good healthy weight and be really flexible! I have had a number of breakdowns too from this covid time and surgeries postponed etc so being able to take time for myself would help me get back a good healthy mental state too. I really hope you can help me achieve my goals, Im so ready and keen!

  22. Amanda smith

    My motive and inspiration is purely selfish! I need to strengthen my core and I need to improve my flexibility as I move (way too rapidly) towards middle age! And when I get to the point in life when I move into a aged care facility, I don’t want to be the incontinent one. I ‘checked out’ the studio before ‘rona but conveniently and decision making was averted due to the tussle and bustle preparing for her arrival.
    I’m a particularly loyal person and very routine driven. An initial membership means I’m obliged to attend. It gets me in the door, and out of my comfort zone, helps me establish a routine and bravo, with that, I’m yours!

  23. Tracey Murray

    Things were going so well before lockdown – I felt good, my posture & fitness were much improved, a lovely collection of fellow reformer fans, not to mention great trainers who really cared.

    Now I can’t wait to get back and back on track as I just know I can’t replicate those results by myself. It will be a relief to feel the burn, as I know my muscles and joints need to be stretched and used to their best ability. I need to be back to where we left off and although the first three months will be a challenge, I can’t wait to challenge my body to be it’s best.


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