Hey there, hope you’re having an awesome day and have been enjoying this week’s updates.

Apologies for putting Bassendean in the subject line in the last email, I’m 13 weeks pregnant 🤰 (does pregnancy brain count?).

Anyways…as you probably know, we’re opening Best Body Mount Pleasant soon to 100 people.

Now check this out…I’m going to run a little contest here and give Reformer Pilates memberships (4 times per week for 6 months) to two winners: I’ll announce the winners next week.

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. Make sure you post it in the comment section, and not anywhere else 🙂 … Now, tell me…

  1. How you think a Best Body Reformer Pilates membership can help you. (Or, if you already have your ideal body, tell us why you think Best Body Reformer Pilates is the nourishment that can help you take it to the next level).

(Note: If you’re particularly excited about building a better you – then…let me know EXACTLY which aspect you most want to achieve). That’s it!

Entries with more SPECIFICS have a better chance of winning.


If you’re a current member at our other locations, feel free to leave me a note about some of the results you’ve achieved, and if YOU win, you’ll receive a 6 month membership.

On Monday, I’m going to go through every single one of your responses and award the winners early Tuesday morning. If you win, you’re gonna get

  1. Access (4 times per week) to the Reformer Pilates classes at Mount Pleasant for 6 months, where you’ll receive guidance and support to build a body you love.
  2. A support squad to celebrate with you when life is going good, and to help pick you back up when life throws it’s challenges
  3. Progress coaching session every 90 days
  4. Invite to our exclusive member only events (not to be missed!!)
  5. your new ‘happy place’, where YOU are the priority

I’ll award two winners. I’m really excited to read your entry and hear what you have to say… Good luck!


P.S. I’ll update you early next week if you are interested in becoming a founding member for Mount Pleasant. 


  1. Denise Clements

    At 60 I need a strong body and mind! Reformer Pilates will help me achieve that when nothing else will.

    • Antoinette Boyd

      I’m going to be 59 this year! I feel young but my body is starting to get a bit saggy. I’m healthy and not over weight and I’m hoping that Pilates may be the key to a toned body.

      • Sara Doig

        As a Mum of 2 under 3 and running a business I’ve absolutely let myself come second and haven’t been putting my needs first. I feel Pilates will help tone the Mum tum and bod and also help with core stability needed for my back and shoulder and having 2 kids in 19 months. The fact your so close and in Mount Pleasant will make it so much easier to go too.

      • Jean Ryan

        After many years of hockey, golf, gym and running my body has been telling me I need to build strength, stretch, tone up for menopause! I have spent a fortune with physio’s and remedial massage therapists but I now realise it is not a quick fix! My body aches from the top to the bottom and everyone has told me for years to go to Pilates so hence my interest. I want to be fitter and stronger going into my 50s.

        • Linda

          Tone up
          Improve posture
          Increase flexibility

          • Eva Calderwood

            I have heard so many positive things about reformer Pilates and a colleague I worked with transformed in front of me when she started reformer Pilates!! I am so keen to really give it a go!!

      • Jo

        I haven’t done Pilates in a while, I have neck and back issues that my physio suggested would benefit immensely from Pilates and I would love to tone my body and strengthen my core.

      • Sue walker

        Would like to ensure I can enjoy my life into my 60’s with knowledge and strength bestbody can give me! You only live once!!

    • Bethel Fannon

      I am 57 years, have just been diagnosed with Hashimoto early stages, I have been suffering from aching bones and finding at times difficult standing up and down. So I’m hoping by being part of this wonderful group I will get stronger and conquer this not life threatening but allow my body to function at healthier level.

      • Naomi

        As a Mum to a three year old, working and running the “home show”. Classes where I can focus on myself and my body are essential for my overall wellbeing. Reformer Pilates allows me to connect in with my body and build strength. When Mumma is happy and strong everything else is a bit easier.

        • Sarah M

          I have had a rough run with my health these last few years due to being diagnosed with a chronic illness, for which I have to take medication every day. The medication has caused me to put on weight and taken me further away from being happy with my body, something I have always struggled with anyway! It also causes some joint pain and swelling as a side effect, which isn’t helped by the extra weight, making it harder for me to get back into exercise. I feel reformer Pilates would help with this as it’s hard work and great for you but not so difficult on your joints. It could be exactly what I need to get back into a healthy lifestyle and back to my best body!

    • Heather Inglis

      I have lower back issues that make me very stiff and sore much of the time. I’ve started Pilates in the last year and find a weekly session helps stretch me and get me moving. I would also like to strengthen my core more. Having a membership would enable me to do multiple sessions a week and feel good more of the time and enable me to cycle and fulfil my grandma duties!

    • Tina Lecky

      I am excited about BB opening in Mt Pleasant as it will more accessible for me to continue with Pilates. Life throws assorts of obstacles in our path but having a strong core is so important for me. Thank you

    • Wendy Henderson

      Best Body Reformer Pilates would help me develop and maintain essential core strength as I get older. Ensuring best use body practise and confidence I my body capabilities.

    • Tina Nici

      Hi, I am going to be 60 this year and I need to start a new life. My husband died 4 years ago this month. I have been through depression and grief. I have not only lost my husband of 40+yrs but my best friend as well. I was 15 and he was 17 when we met and we just knew we where going to be together forever. But now its just me and I need to learn how to be Me.
      I think exercises with a group of people might help with my depression and anxiety. I have tried the gym but I felt alone and self conscious. I would love to try something new, give my body and mind some time to heal.

    • Terri

      Now that I’m in my 50s I need to focus on strengthening my core & keeping my joints flexible

    • Julia Pratt

      I’m 63 and just starting to notice stiffness and pain in my joints. My diet is excellent and so I know it’s only my fitness activity that needs to improve.

    • Fiona

      Being a single mum at age 32 with a lower back injury, due to a work place injury that happened at age 23 its a struggle daily for me with a lot of upper back pain. My core needs strengthening again after i was pregnant with my daughter. I had diactis recti ( ab muscle seperation ). It’s been something i would love to do for myself to help condition and strengthen my upper, lower back & ab/core. I work part time & have strict financial bugdet so I’d be forever so grateful if i won this amazing opportunity to be able to help myself & constant back pain.

    • donatella jones

      What can I say! I need not only a strong body but a strong mind as my husband has cancer and going through Chemo while I fell down the stairs while attending to my husbands needs and tore my ACL missing an operation by 1mm plus working full time and looking after my children.
      This membership would do my sanity wonders.

      • Zoe Heron

        As a nurse, business owner and mum to 3 young children I need to be in my BEST shape – mind, body and spirit!
        I really value health and wellness and believe that we can’t be at the top of our game if there’s a missing link, and for me it’s definitely my strength!! I am reasonably fit and have a healthy diet but I have no core strength after having children and being a nurse it’s something I really need to develop. I would LOVE this opportunity to put myself first for a change and work on becoming the BEST version of myself with these Pilates classes and I would be forever grateful!! X

    • Allana

      I’d love to start Pilates again post children, in fact, after 3 c-sections in 3 years, I need Pilates more than ever. I need to strengthen both my muscles, body and mind.

  2. Lois

    I would like to get myself fitter. After having a knee replacement 18 months ago my confidence has been shattered as not to want to do anything that could harm it but now I know that my knee is strong and stable than it was before, just need to get moving . So I would like to build my muscles and lose weight to look and feel well and better toned

  3. Gen Collister

    I look forward to regaining my fitness with Pilates after suffering a lapse with my autoimmune disorder in Nov 2018. I was only diagnosed in Feb 2018 after several years of being unwell. Even though I still engage in regular exercise, I believe the addition of Pilates will provide me with a well-rounded and sustainable wellness program.

  4. Loz

    I think Best Body Reformer Pilates will help me build up my muscle strength and core strength to improve my confidence. Since having surgery on my ankle I see the importance of strength and fitness as we age. It was something I lost focus on since having kids 13 years ago so I have a lot of work to do.

  5. Fiona hodges

    I’ve tried everything else to help my core strength and overall fitness in the presence of major back and hip issues and from what I’ve heard from lots of other people swapping stories of rehab and conditioning for injuries, reformer Pilates might be the last chance for me to achieve this.

    • Julie stanley

      I have been wanting to do Pilates for such a long time now, mainly because I have degenerative arthritis in my lower back and also because I am very unfit, I do facials all day so feel very hunched over all day. I really need to build on my core strength ASAP before my job gets the better of me, I am 52 this yr but feel 62 with no exercise, plz pretty plz help ❤️❤️❤️❤️

      • Cherie Goh

        My husband and I have been trying for a child for quite a few years now. I’ve had 2 miscarriages and PCOS to battle with on this journey to motherhood. It’s taken me a while to bounce back to exercising after feeling defeated from some injuries but I really want to build my body back up for me and also give myself the best chances of conceiving and bringing life into this world. This 6-month membership will be a great boost to my health journey and prepping my body for more.

  6. Casey

    I had my third baby last year and my body didn’t like it one bit. I’d love to get some core strength and flexibility back. My confidence is at an all time low as I’m not happy with who I see in the mirror. I just want to feel like a normal person again. Some me time would be nice too!

  7. Colleen

    Starting a Business 3 years ago. Has meant I didn’t exercise as much and 10kg found me. I’m thinking it I need it more for mind relaxation first and the body health will follow.

  8. Claire Brett

    Having lost my exercise mojo I need to get back to it. I have tried reformer in the past and loved the benefits that I felt of toning, fitness and greater overall well being all while being low impact for my body. I need to start taking the time to prioritise myself and my health and fitness not just those of my children and family. This would be an amazing opportunity to get back on the path to a healthier and happier me. Thank you

    • Melissa Vinci

      I’m an older mum and had my third baby last year. My goal is to have more strength and energy as I need this to be the best I can be for my family. I would also like to finally focus on myself for a bit and feel this is the opportunity I’ve been waiting for. This is a wonderful opportunity thank you.

  9. Tam

    It’s one thing to attend classes and aim for personal goals, but having support and nurturing knowing the BB team are invested in your progress is a game changer. I love reformer but I don’t seem to be hitting any goals or seeing change after a year of 3x per week so I’d welcome the support BB will offer to really help me tone, lose weight and feel happier and more confident about the skin I’m in.

  10. Michele

    I am hoping to achieve balance between mind and body. Having young kids, working full time, studying and trying to get some “me” time is proving more and more difficult daily, my goal is for Pilates to bring back some balance to my life so my kids and husband can have the best version of me possible.

  11. Sarah

    I have been experiencing ongoing injury by pushing my body too hard without the right guidance at other gyms. I recently sprained my facet joint so badly at a gym session that I couldn’t exercise or move much for 2 months. At the age of 43 I am finally realising it’s not about pushing myself to extreme at s crazy cardio class 6 x a week but it’s about toning and strengthening with the right guidance and supervision. I have heard great things about these Pilates class and really want to try it. I also know I need to strengthen my core to help with lower back problems.

  12. Kylie

    I’m happy with my body. It’s far from perfect but it carried my babies and it gets me through my crazy-busy life. Now it’s time for me to give back to that body for all it does for me – to build strength and stability and to work on reducing the stress and pressure I place on it.

  13. Louise Davis

    In 2012 I decided it was time for me – time to get fit, time to lose the baby belly, time to reenergise. I did so well, lost 15kg, was running most days of the week and completed running events such as City to Surf and HBF run for a reason. That all came to a grinding holt in 2014 with a diagnosis of breast cancer. 6 months of chemo, 6 weeks of radiotherapy and way to many steroids for my liking!! I have then spent the last 4 years studying, having recently graduated as a registered nurse heading into the area of oncology. So excited to have achieved this goal but it’s now time to focus on me again, to lose that 15kg again, to gain the fitness and flexibility needed to return to full time work, plus the mental capacity to work in this field. I have returned to the gym but I don’t think this body can run again, ongoing medication impacts my joints. I have seen the amazing results that Pilates can achieve. I am so proud of my body with its battle scars for the fight it has put up to keep me here, it’s now time to give it a little TLC

  14. Hayley Graham

    I have four girls – 5, 3 and 8 month old twins. I have enjoyed Pilates in the past but would particularly like to do reformer Pilates. At the moment I am
    not doing anything but want to make my health and fitness more of a priority. I feel Pilates will help me with post natal
    recovery – specifically strength and muscle tone. This will make me stronger and healthier to take care of all my little people! Being active will also help my mood and energy levels despite being ridiculously sleep deprived!

  15. Karen

    Raising two sons with disabilities has depleted me in ways I could never have imagined. Working full time and being a sole parent has made it tough to always take care of me. Diagnosed with 2 auto-immune diseases has further taken its toll and there is nothing I’d like more than the chance to start choosing me several times a week, to allow me, to become strong, healthy (both mentally and physically) and to be a better role model for my sons.

  16. Natasha

    I’m currently on sick leave due to a work injury. The painful stage has finally passed after 3 months of rest. I now need to get my body and mind back to a state where I am able to return to work. I have done Pilates in the past and now feel it would be the perfect way to improve my core strength. Being away from work can be depressing Pilates would also help with this giving me a focus and positive way back to work. I would be grateful of the chance of this membership as at this present time I do not have the funds to join. It would help me get back to work. Thanks

  17. Lynda Pratt

    I am 47 year old and have suffered from lower back and sciatic pain for the last six years (significant degeneration at L1/2, L4/5 and S1). I have been to a Neurosurgeon recently and have been told I am not a candidate for surgery due to multilevel involvement. My only options for improvement is to loose weight and strengthen my core giving me stability and all over strengthening. I have managed to loose 15kg (now 83kg) since February the 4th this year (over 2months) and with this I have gained more energy to work on my strength and core. I know Reformer Pilates works and I’ve previously done it in a physiotherapy setting, but until now due to pain and lifestyle have found it hard to get back into. I want to see improvement in my back pain and health and I know this is not just about turning up for 6months of reformer Pilates and thinking this will cure me, this need to be ongoing and a lifestyle change. I’m feeling motivated and this would be a great start for me but I desperately need some guidance and support 🙂

  18. Loueisa barnes

    I’m 48 and my job entails driving over 1000 kilometres per week to transport children from foster care to visit with their parents… my body is loosing core strength !!! My stomach needs a lot of work to get it back to what it was and I need a lot of core strength (and strength of mind) to deal with the children and their parents..!! I live about 5 houses away from your new studio in the oldest ( standing by one brick) home..!! I’m renting amongst mansions keeping my head above water.. it would be an absolutely incredible gift to be able to transform myself right near my doorstep. Thank you for the opportunity

  19. Sarah Warr

    As I grow older I realise that taking care of my body is critical to leaving a healthy and active life. The current activities of sitting in all things we do is counter productive to this and as such I need to create balance. I believe reformer pilates is a tried and trusted method for feeling healthier and being a stronger person inside and out. Having a strong core is the foundation of coping with the aging process especially after child birth.

  20. Carol Jones

    I went to pilates for over a year, however they seemed to do lots of exercises that were way above the level of many in the class. I think doing professional physio based pilates will get my body back in shape and as exercise is what the doctor told me to get back into- to help with my fatigue; these classes will be just what I need.

  21. Branka

    I am 53, well and truly menopausal and tried everything else to build my core and resolving shoulder and back issues.
    This is the last thing that I have never ever tried.
    I hope, by doing pilates on longer term, I will gain my body confidence back, met other women and build social circle I can enjoy, have cuppa after hard session. Sincerely I am looking forward to it .

    • Jane

      I’m at an ideal weight but my body ain’t matching it. Being a bit overweight most of my life has resulted in slack and sloppy – it’s time to get toned and look terrific! Turning 50 next I want to look fab not flab 🙂

  22. Jen

    I am struggling as a full time carer for my husband & need to get stronger to deal with daily life. I have had a back issue for the last 18 months 1 physio says no exercise but could try pilates. To date I haven’t done anything as I find it difficult to search for help in a nurturing environment while my energy goes to my husband. I need help to look after me! 65 is looming in a couple of months & I don’t want a walker yet. I look forward to more info.

  23. Kathryn

    I’m 55 years old and 6 ½ years into menopause during which time my muscle mass has greatly diminished to the extent that I feel unable to live the life I should be living. I’m doing yoga 3 times a week but I definitely need more strength and believe Pilates is my best hope to obtain this. I need to feel like me again.

  24. Karen Mason

    I am 56 happy and healthy. I was diagnosed with osteopotosis at 45 so weight being and stretching is so important. I am having shoulder rotator cuff surgery next week so this would be perfect in my recovery and overall well being. I need to be the best I can be for the next 56years

  25. Carolyn Tomkins

    10 years ago I had back surgery, and did clinical Pilates for 7 years. It was the best part of my week. 3 years ago I took on my own business, and throw two teenage children into the mix I have completely neglected my self and have had physical issues arise that I just try and manage. Time to comeback me thinks

  26. Marian Gibson

    I’m in my early 60s and have found exercising tricky following an injury and chronic pain in my hip joints. I’m considering retiring and would really like to be able to keep up with my family, with several young sporty grandchildren. I’ve stacked on weight in recent years and having a great deal of difficulty losing it again in spite of a healthy diet. I don’t smoke or drink and try to at least walk regularly, currently working with a physio on the hip issues and following an exercise regime geared to that. I’d like to regain body strength and stamina, reduce the pain while keeping active. Can you help?

  27. Karen

    I have always struggled with my weight and the associated aches and pains, including lower back pain. Following a wake up call in the form of a breast cancer diagnosis, I got my act together and lost some weight and joined the gym. However, I hurt my back again and have let things slip. I need to regain control and feel that reformer Pilates is the answer for me.

  28. Marta

    This would mean a whole lot to me. I have always wanted to do reformer Pilates to not only make me stronger and healthier to look after my two young kids, but also more importantly to help me mentally as someone who struggles with anxiety. A free membership would also help a lot financially as we are a one income family while I look after the kids.

  29. Jodie

    At 54 and after 40 years of playing team sport my body finally gave up. I tried reformer pilates and was amazed at the benefits. I could feel an improvement in my body after just one week. I walk every day but need that extra movement that pilates offers to be comfortable when I get out of bed in the morning.

  30. Robyn

    I have been searching for the best support for my body as it ages and the little niggles are turning into long lasting pain and limitations. Reformer Pilates has been coming up time and time again but the distance to a centre or the time of classes has always been an obstacle BUT your new studio is just down the road and so easy to access that it seems the time is right. Please pick me.

  31. Kristina Behets

    Pilates will help to keep this 52 yr old volunteer beach lifeguard fit and healthy and able to continue on the beach for many years to come!

  32. Mara

    I am a mother of 3 who gave birth to my 3rd child in my mid 40’s. It took its toll on my body and health. Would love to strength my core and pelvic floor and get rid of my flabby tummy and just be all over healthy and strong with lots of energy. Would LOVE you to help me PLEASEEE.

    • Cassandra Aspray

      I am 48 years old, and my entire life I have worked as a nurse, and now a paramedic. Years of physical work has taken a toll on my knees, making heavy weight bearing exercise painful. I need good core strength to be able to function in my line of work. We do a lot of lifting, and CPR in tight space. I’ve found Pilates and it seems to be the perfect exercise that benefits not only my body, but also my mind. I am a beginner and very keen to learn and progress with your help. Thank you.

  33. Robyn

    After 30 years theatre Nursing, the wear and tear on my body has left me stiff and sore. While I still walk and cycle regularly, I would love to get back to feeling more supple and fitter, especially now there is a grandchild on the way. As I get older I don’t want fitness to impede or limit future activities or restrict me from enjoying life to the fullest.

  34. Naomi Green

    I’m a busy, working, soon to be 55 year old with recent added challenges of menopause and weight gain. I also have long-standing neck and lower back issues and have found that Pilates is a great way for me to gain tone, strength and flexibility without risking injury or exacerbation of my spinal issues. I’d love to get back into it again.

  35. Jocelyn

    I snapped my Achilles’ tendon 2 years ago and the recovery has been ongoing and led to a few other related issues ie knee, hip, back. I started Pilates which I was loving and I was really beginning to make huge progress. I was pushing through the fear of springing off my bad leg again and back on track to start jogging again, however… The studio was so busy though and I could only get in while another client was on holidays and unfortunately once they came back the studio was unable to fit me in at a mutually suitable time. So that was the end of my Pilates… I’d be a super loyal client once I felt comfortable with the instructors. My only other form of exercise is a circuit class I do outdoors once per week which I’ve been doing for 6 years. I enjoy exercise but I’m always a bit hesitant to try somewhere new but like I said, I’m the sort of person who will be a client for life if I feel comfortable there!

  36. rae jas

    Fitness has always been part of my life however I am over the whole gym fitness approach. I want to focus on a more holistic approach to my fitness and wellbeing, as well as giving myself a challenge in something Ive never done before! I think that Pilates is perfect for that. Ideally Id love to tone my body and have a leaner appearance to my muscles., especially my legs and bum!

  37. Michele James

    I’m 58 and want to have many years of being able to carry and play with my twin grandsons. Back strength as well as upper and lower body strength will make this a joy. I currently go to a gym but would love to try something different to get great results.

  38. Jenni Bratych

    I’m 37 with a 7 and 5 year old and work as a Registered Nurse in the operating theatres. I have suffered with back and neck issues that I have had physiotherapy for since I was in high school. Since having my kids my core strength has weakened and I have gained 10kg that I would love to lose. As both my kids are now in full time school I told myself that this was my year! On the days I had off from work, I was going to get fit and use this time for me. That hasn’t been happening though. I’ve been to a couple of gym sessions, but haven’t yet found the motivation to exercise regularly. This is frustrating because I know how good exercise makes both my mind and body feel and ultimately makes me a better mum. I have always wanted to try pilates, and after speaking recently with my sister in law who does reformer pilates, really feel the regular sessions that this membership allows will help with giving me the motivation I need to look after myself. I also love how classes are physiotherapist run so you know the exercises are safe and tailored to you. I believe these classes will allow me to strengthening my back and core muscles, and improve both my overall physical health and mental health. Thankyou for this opportunity.

  39. Danae Roney

    After having an ankle reconstruction I’ve struggled getting the flexibility back into my ankle and strength back into my Achilles and calf. I’m still active with the gym and playing both hockey and gridiron, but think pilates will help with my flexibility in my joints, as well as giving me additional stretching which I don’t do as much as I should.

  40. Julia

    I have done many mat and reformer classes in the past..I enjoy both but my top preference would have to be the reformer..I like how it how my workout can be adapted to what I need on the day in regards to the weights etc.
    I can do my workout without feeling pressurised to keep up with other members in the class but still get to enjoy the company of attending classes..
    I can’t wait until you open..

  41. Bree Liu

    As a GP I’m expected to “walk my talk” but, as a working mum of five, this can often be hard to achieve.

    I have previously (pre-kids) practised Pilates, and frequently aspire to getting back into it, especially when I catch myself discussing the health benefits of it with patients.

    With the resumption of Pilates I know that my core strength and pelvic floor will improve, my posture will be better, my general strength and tone will be increased & finessed, my stress levels will be decreased, and my overall well-being enhanced. I also know that my back discomfort will improve and my sleep will be better.

    Additionally, with the resumption of Pilates, I will be a better role-model for my patients – illustrating to them the importance of prioritising self-care in a healthy, evidence-based fashion.

    • Michael Liu

      As a 50-something year old with a dad-bod, back issues, and no idea how to find my “core”, I’d be very keen to try Pilates under some good, structured guidance, (as my wife tells me it will help with my posture, back pain, belly, and maybe even my sleep!). Having recently lost 10kgs I’m eager to escalate my fitness kick further and I’m sure Pilates is the best next step!

  42. Toni Cox

    Hi i have never done pilates before but would really love to be involved in a great group. i’m 61 and have come across a few medical issues in the past 2 years and really need to change my life style and become strong physically and mentally. i recently lost my job because i wasn’t coping with the complexity of my position which devastated me more than anything, so i really need to something for myself and i think pilates will suit me perfectly.
    Thank you for the opportunity.

  43. Kathleen Findlay

    Most people would love my height but unfortunately I have hidden it through my teens and twenties. Now in my thirties and two kids later-my posture is so poor that I measuring shorter!
    My kids are tall too and I would love to teach them how to embrace it and be strong and proud of their height.
    I truly believe you can help not only me but the rest of my family!
    Thank you for this opportunity! Xxoo

  44. Stephanie Stephenson

    I think best Body Reformer Pilates may be the answer to me building better core strength. It never has been the best but after 3 kids and being diagnosed with hypothyroidism it seem to have got worse. I exercise lots already, body attack, walking etc but I have never tried Pilates. My friend has highly recommended Reformer Pilates and I would love to give it a go!

  45. Jessica Mangini

    I’m currently 15weeks pregnant with my 3rd child, very exciting times!!

    Last year I had a lot of lower back pain and shoulder pain which I have worked through with my physio who introduced me to reformer Pilates which I’m now in love with! I do love an intense workout.
    This has helped to improve my posture which I had no idea was terrible
    During this time I was having trouble with my pelvic floor (during other exercise) but was too embarrassed to ask and talk about it.
    I finally worked up the courage and talked to my physio after having an ultrasound I found out I had absolutely no awareness of my pelvic floor or TA muscles and I had stage one prolapse in my early thirties
    I now have a strong pelvic floor through a lot of dedication and hard work mentally and a lot of Pilates.
    I now continue with reformer Pilates to focus on keeping my core and pelvic floor staying strong especially now pregnant.
    I can’t even begin to tell you how much financially winning 6 months of reformer Pilates would make a difference to us. As you know, it is costly to keep up which I find a way each week to attend class because I know how important this is to my body and mental health.

  46. Cindy W

    I am nearing 60 and have been feeling the need to do something for myself like Pilates. Exercise is something I need to do for my own wellbeing and haven’t had the time or been in the right headspace. I wish I had a dollar for every time I have said I need to exercise..

    • Kate

      I am past 60, overweight, unfit and have crippling arthitis in joints and feet as well as plantar fasciitis in both feet, so walking, running and pedalling are not strengthening or exercise options. When I saw the pilates beds I thought this may be a solution for getting some stretching into my calf muscles (for the fasciitis) and strength into my body while I try once more to lose weight.

  47. Jacinta

    I have lower back issues and have done matwork pilates before but have stopped for a few years. Pilates has been the only exercise that I continued doing. I heard that reformer pilates is much better! Being able to win this will help with my back issues and help me to strengthen my core which I believe will help me overall. Also, exercise helps with improving our overall body and wellbeing!

  48. Suzy Kitson

    A Best Body Reformer Pilates membership will help me to dedicate the time to my mind and body that I deserve.
    I am 45 and have had two hip replacements in the last 4 years. Suffering from chronic arthritis and debilitating pain for quite some time, I am now pain free which is amazing but I still lack the belief that I am strong and CAN do things. I spent so long having my hips as an excuse that I am not quite sure how to be any different.
    My hips and the muscles around the area are still not as strong as I know they can be. I haven’t dedicate enough time to their rehab, nor have I believed and trusted that they can carry me to do so much more.
    I have tried Pilates off and on for the last 12 years, I love it and would love to be brilliant at it!
    I want to strengthen my glueats, achieve balance and stability, be able to hold my legs in table top without my whole body shaking, get some awesome biceps/triceps again and be proud of my body and my inner achievements. I want to wear a wardrobe that doesn’t make me look like a frumpy, middle aged woman!
    This membership would set me into good habits, provide the physical and emotional support that I need to be proud of myself and for my family to see me as a strong resilient woman who CAN!

  49. Moh Leng Wong

    When i turned 50, my body started going South!!! I generally blame it on gravity!
    I have kept to my regular reformer pilates routine but the bingo arms, the muffin top and saggy butt are rather persistent 🙁
    I guess increased number of sessions with exercises to target the right areas would be the answer.
    Tarryn, please help me to fight the bulges!

  50. Katrina

    I’m nowhere near my best body with too many aches and pains and feel pilates is the direction I need to go in. Love the Mount Pleasant location as it will make incorporating pilates into my life style that bit easier and become the best habit I could form. I also hope to set a good example for my daughter.

  51. Rebecca

    I have my health but have never been naturally motivated to exercise
    I’ve done plenty of “interval” training & am now struggling for direction to find the best version of my current self.
    Best Body Mount Pleasant sounds like the right next step for me.

  52. Kerryn Briody

    Just retired and suffering with a dodgy hip & knee which I’ve ‘nursed’ for the past few years while working. Now is my time to do a realignment of the body and health as I start this next phase of my life.

  53. Sharlene

    I am 54, overweight, have a lower back bulging disc and am feeling pain in my feet with every step I take. I have a 3 year old grandson and, regardless of the pain, I sit on the floor, run around playing police officers and go down the slide at the park. I want to be able to enjoy the time in my life yet to come. If I am experiencing this now, I am fearful of what the future might bring. I have done pilates before, through a physio, and know the benefits it has. I want to do something for me, I want to improve my life and I would very much appreciate the support of a team. Thank you

  54. Helen

    I am turning 40 this year. I work full time and have 2 kids and never do anything for me any more. I need to lose weight, get fitter, tone up and become more mindful and focused.

    I feel having this membership will help me work towards a more holistic approach to improving my health inside and out.

  55. Annette

    Hi I would love the chance to make my body stronger , become healthier, get in the right headspace without having to worry about where to pull the money out from for 6 months . I’m always putting everyone else in the family first ,, I’m coming up to 50 and really need to strengthen my inner core , back and ankles .

  56. Maria Goss

    I am very keen to get back into Reformer Pilates. I am a mum of two boys with special needs who are very active and at times need me to be able lift, spin and give them the sensory input they need. For years I have always put them first, however as they get older and bigger I know I need to start putting myself first – become stronger, fitter and make sure my back and core strength are in the best possible position to look after them. It would also be great to have an outlet for some ‘me’ time – taking care of myself – mentally and physically. Building strength and feeling good again.

  57. Lynda Jovanou

    I am 57 years old with osteo arthritis and have old knee injuries for which I’ve had numerous operations in the past. Pilates is the only kind of exercise that I can do to build up and strengthen my body. I am desperate and finally committed to strengthening my body in order to be able to go for walks, which I love and play with my 3 grandchildren.

  58. Lena

    I absolutly love pilates and started this journey many years ago, however I just got introduced to reformer last year while I lived in Dubai and I fell even more in love with Pilates, it makes me feel stronger, body and mind wise, while also toning my body beautifully. I just moved to Perth and would be really grateful to start my pilates journey here with you and to meet the other lovely pilates ladies.

  59. Gael Ward

    HI Tarryn, thanks for such a wonderful opportunity! Im a mum of 3 kids and just recently turned 40. Its tough to narrow down exactly what this would mean to me to win as it wouldnt just impact me but my kids too. I’ve had 17 horrid spinal opertaions over the last 5 years and it near on destroyed my life and that of the people i love around me. My marriage broke down, my kids became needy and scared and i went into a dark dark hole allowing it to consume me. This year I made a promise to myself that i was taking my life back.I ddint want the pain to take anything else away from me, I reduced some of my medications, started my mornings with affirmations and focused on my mental health. As a result i’m getting to a happier, healthier place(so are my kids) and feel like i have gained more control. I’of medication yuckve lost 16 kgs but have NO strength. I suffer from fallI have been told by countless physio’s and specialists i need to start Pilates to strengthen my core ( or get one!!!) but i’m super scared. I wanted to be the best version of me i can be and feel this is my last battle that i need to face. What you are offering could help me start that journey with the proper support and care but wold also make me accountable to my promise. Good luck to the rest of the entries.

  60. Corinne Miniken

    I’ve always been a believer that an active body helps promote a happy mind and as such have lived an active life. However as I’ve become older I feel that Pilates will help me become stronger, more flexible and generally healthier in both my body and mind.

  61. Lauren Sheridan

    Having 3 little kids under 5 and a fifo husband I would love to put myself first for a change. I have diastasis recti and I would love to strengthen my body again so I have the energy and fitness level to keep up and stay active with my kids. Doing Pilates prior to children was my relaxation I loved how mentally and physically strong and empowered I felt and would love to be able to feel that way again post children.

  62. anne

    What a wonderful opportunity you are offering Tarryn – please do NOT choose me! I have just read the mountain of comments from your other interested ladies and I feel that there are many with far greater needs than me. I remember when I was surrounded by young kids, working hard and financially strapped so I would love you to give this gift to one of those mothers who have requested your help. However I am excited about the new BB studio opening just around the corner from where we live (and a couple of doors up from my favourite coffee shop). Because we travel quite extensively (and I have a membership at another studio) , I may not be one of your first customers. I wish you every success with this new venture and look forward to joining you later in the year.

  63. Helen Carey

    Wow how to compete…? everyone has a worthwhile reason to become the best they can possibly be. We all deserve it! Me??.. as I grow older, and not necessarily wiser, I struggle to maintain a lifestyle that I aim for, Including utilising Physio and Pilates, walking, etc I love it. I want to stay healthy and active because LIFE is all about the experiences that you share along the way. Who could ask for more? So yes a better body, a healthier me, that is my desire. One that can be supported through the bestbody logo.

  64. Mandy

    Hi Tarryn, 3 years ago I was living my best life – I was fit, happy and just starting a new career in personal training. Then it all fell apart.. Slowly at first, aches & pains in my legs and hips – injuries that wouldn’t heal. I went to Dr after Dr and was told I was fine – I’d just pulled a muscle, rest and ice, I’d be fine. The pain gradually got worse. I could no longer work out, no longer train my clients, I had no idea what was wrong or how to fix it. I was depressed (not that I knew it at the time!), I started staying home, comfort eating, I lost track of friends and was miserable. Last year I found a Dr. An amazing woman who found I had a large hole in my hip bone, osteoarthritis throughout both hips and lower back as well as a few other major complications. Last September (2018) I had an emergency hip replacement – recovery was slow – 8 weeks until I could walk, 16 weeks before my limp was no longer noticeable – hours and hours of rehab in the pool, daily physio sessions, it seemed endless. Today, I can see the light on the other side for the first time in a very long time. I can see glimpses of the happy, confident woman I once was. However I need help to get there – help I used to give others, I now need myself. I have weight to lose, strength to regain and a life to live. This would change my life.

  65. Wendy Doyle

    Hi Tarryn, I believe that at 57 years of age that my body needs to strengthen and tone. I have had bursitis in my right shoulder and also get sciatica from my left hip down my leg. My life can be quite stressful and I need an outlet besides walking and this looks like a fun way to exercise and socialise.

  66. Kathleen

    I am 53 and very unfit and have wanted to do pilates for a long time. My friends who do it say it has helped with their aging muscles and especially their pelvic floor! I would LOVE the opportunity to do classes and take control of my health. I have a friend who does pilates with another of your studios and she raves about how much she enjoys it and has told me that it is a great supportive community. As a teacher who does too many ridiculous hours after school and on weekends too I have realised I need to improve my work-life balance. Pilates in my life would be amazing at helping to achieve this.

  67. Kathryn

    Hi Tarryn … my body needs some love. It’s carried me the last few years when I’ve been under a lot of emotional, mental and physical stress. After bearing so much for so long, it’s now starting to breakdown and after a shoulder reconstruction last year went wrong it needs a lot of TLC. It needs someone who knows what they are doing and who can help me work with it to bring it back to the condition it should be in so I can live an active life for another 40 years.

  68. Haili Chaffey

    I’m a mummy who needs to refresh, reenergize and regain some of herself. For the next six months and the last four months I have been doing the parenting of our full on toddler on my own. My husband is in the air force and has been deployed overseas. On top of this I’m also going through IVF. I’m lucky enough to have the support of family but would love to be able to come to best body to be able to support myself; fill my mummy cup up so I can face all that is in my life at the moment with the best of me. To give my son the energy and patience of two parents. I would forever be grateful for the opportunity to have a six month membership with best body x

  69. Lainey

    So glad we’re getting a local hub of health and fitness:-)
    I’ve been on a slow health decline for many years. I’ve learnt to just keep going. So while every day I have headaches, back pain, muscle ache, lethargy… I just smile and get through the day. But every day is a struggle.
    I’ve been reading up on Pilates and really feel regular sessions might help me increase my health and feel stronger.

  70. Liz

    When I hit 50 I started to accept my waistline was disappearing. This acceptance has lead to poor food choices and less activity in my life. I need to change. Help!

  71. Cherie Goh

    My husband and I have been trying for a child for quite a few years now. I’ve had 2 miscarriages and PCOS to battle with on this journey to motherhood. It’s taken me a while to bounce back to exercising after feeling defeated from some injuries but I really want to build my body back up for me and also give myself the best chances of conceiving and bringing life into this world. This 6-month membership will be a great boost to my health journey and prepping my body for more.

  72. Sheryl Raphael

    I am 64 years old & recently lost 28kg in weight. I would love to join your group so I can now build some muscle mass back up. I know it will also help with my flexibility & core strength. I am also looking forward to the social side & making new friends

  73. Karen O

    Hi I did Pilates for around 8 years after having back issues. I’m 56 and recently recovered from a frozen shoulder and elbow surgery. My back has been “playing up “ and I know this is because I’ve neglected Pilates over the past year. I work as a midwife on call and can’t commit to a regular class as babies don’t often come to fit into a schedule. Winning a membership would help facilitate me getting back to Pilates with lots of options to attend classes.

  74. Maria

    Hey Tarryn, I am celebrating a few special events this year, turning 50, my daughters’ 13th& 18th and biggest of all 10 years clear of Breast Cancer. I’ve used reformer pilates on and off since my daughters were born and it has helped me through various medical issues (knee recons, breast surgery, shoulder issues) but I’ve been unable to “get back” to it for about a year. I would love the opportunity to start again with my mission to feel fabulous by my birthday in December and for a potential skiing holiday in January. So please pick me….

  75. Pia

    A Reformer Pilates membership will not only help me gain self confidence and love for my body again, it will do wonders for my mental awareness.
    I’m a 32 year old who has struggled with lower back issues for years. Surgery helped the initial daily struggles and pain, however Pilates will be able to strengthen my core support & teach me good alignment. I love nothing more than living an active and healthy lifestyle and hopefully can be apart of the Mt Pleasant squad!

  76. Alison

    Having a stressful job doing Pilates would be the best therapy to keep me grounded and best birthday present ever seeing its my birthday today 🙂

  77. Fiona

    I’d love to do pilates to help with posture and alignment. I have had sciatic nerve pain for 3 years since the birth of my youngest and I think pilates would really help.

  78. Tricia Johnston

    Hi – Im 55, majorly overweight, have autoimmune condition that has caused narrowing in my private areas. I woke up deaf 7 years ago in one ear and had a cochlear implant 12 months ago. My priorities have always been my children and they are now young adults. I think it is time for me to start prioritising my self and start looking after my body and mind before it is too late. I think Reform Pilates would be a great way to start my journey to being a healthier and better me.

  79. Gia Galati

    A best body membership would really help me get the body I want for my Wedding in November. I have already lost 6kgs but I want to look and feel my best on my wedding day, and having done reformer Pilates once or twice before as well as yoga, I know that this is what I need to get in the best shape of my life. Plus having lower back pain, it would be amazing to also help to improve my day to day posture.

  80. Helen MacGregor

    I’m 62 & I have back problems I really need to do something for myself .now !!! l live so close to the new studio & need to fit this into my busy life

  81. Jenny

    Hi, I am a hard working 56 year old nurse and suffer from neck, back and knee pain. I feel reasonably fit but would love to improve my core stability and muscle tone to help with my work challenges and help me feel good and look great! I have always wanted to try reformer pilates but have only ever down general gym classes. Would love this awesome opportunity from Best Body.

  82. Cre Millar

    At 51 I find I am very confused and more than a little bit lost regarding the best way forward, fitness wise. I find pilates is the only thing I enjoy but I am not sure how to get the best out of it and would really appreciate some expert training and motivation to become the strongest and happiest version of myself I can be. I have started my journey and then faltered- would love some help please?!

  83. Roseanne Goddard

    I am 51 and for half my life have had back issues. I tried everything and my one salvation was PILATES. Truly life changing!! Due to relocating back to my hometown of Perth I have not done Pilates for a year and my body/back is screaming out for the amazing benefits Pilates gives me.

  84. Neeta

    Considering my first child was almost born in the middle of a Pilates class, I think it rather fitting to go back 10 years later! My waters broke right there as I was in the class, 36 weeks pregnant! Needless to say I have been back since, but recently am neglecting my body and need to focus on it again. I’m a part time vet, full time mum to two girls and being able to work in my body, fitness and strength will be amazing!!

  85. Catriona

    I’m 50. I’ve recently lost 30kg (and I haven’t finished yet!). I’m on a journey to be the best version of myself possible. I’m committed. I love Pilates. I want to strengthen and stabilise my core and improve flexibility in my hips. I’m ready to do the work. I’m pumped !!

  86. Elizabeth Lewis

    Menopause, middle age and all those signs of a neglected fitness regime are knocking on my not so best body. Need to get back on the wagon after almost 14 months of no Pilates or Yoga it is killing me.

  87. Rosy Ooi

    Living down the road this location makes it enticing to do something different. I actually look slim and healthy on the outside but reality is I’m very unfit! I have knee problems, lower back issues (thanks kids when they were younger) and generally unfit and not motivated. Normal gym wouldn’t suit because of my knee, (or is it an excuse?) so I look forward to giving this a try!

  88. Christine Blake

    I fractured the cartilage and ruptured the ligaments in my right ankle 7 months ago while playing in my daughters netball windup game. At 43 I thought I was still 23!! I had an operation 2 casts a moonboot and a brace over 12 very long weeks
    While at the time I was going to the gym and seeing a trainer twice a week I’m still in recovery and rehabilitation on my ankle and have had to cancel my membership and have lost all my fitness and strength that I had built up!
    This I think will be what I need to help to rebuild the strength not only in my ankle but over all

  89. Jen Jarrett

    After a lifetime of enjoying a fit, healthy active lifestyle, I have been suffering for the past 2 years with a combination of arthritis, bursitis and tendonitis in my hip joint. Driving for longer than about 10 minutes and even walking for about that length of time causes severe pain in the joint and the entire leg. My sleep is disturbed almost hourly as it is often impossible to find a comfortable position. The medical solution is to just take lots of drugs and randomly hope for a hip replacement. (God help me!) Physiotherapy, chiropractic, kinesiology and remedial massage provide only limited short term results but I am convinced that physical rehabilitation will provide the long term solution. I have heard such good things about reformer pilates and would love the opportunity to be pain free again. My gym membership offers classes and activities that are no longer physically viable so I am desperate for assistance to regain my strength and physical capacity.

  90. Lizzie Le Breton

    I would love to improve my balance! I fall over all the time. I’d also love to strengthen the muscles that support my knees, they’re sore and often feel a bit unstable. I’d also love strong and flexible muscles in my butt and hips. I’ve just turned 30 and I’m noticing it’s harder to build muscle than it used to be. I need to do some serious work now to ensure that I can stay strong and healthy. Looking toned will be an added bonus!

  91. Stephanie Ong

    I’m turning 50 in 2 years’ time, so I want to give myself the best birthday gift by then, and that to me would be a healthily aligned spine that can articulate and move as well as it is meant to be, especially since I am scoliotic in the mid thoracic. Ever since I fell in love with Pilates 13 years ago, I have dedicated my body and mind to it. I love it that Pilates makes my body feel so fluid in such different ways after every class and I love it even more that it is an unending work-in-progress that will last me, my body and mind a lifetime. I just refuse to live without Pilates. Years ago, I was told by a medical spine specialist that a metal rod with 16 screws would have to be put into my spine in order to align it “right”. I told myself that the only metal element that would come in contact with my spine is the Reformer, and I have never looked back.

  92. Karen Koedyk

    I need to recover from an injury, Pilates can be modified to assist with the recovery, increase strength, balance and overall well being. I have done Pilates previously and know that it strengthens the whole body, especially the core which is so beneficial.

  93. Emma

    After a life putting others before myself – I made the decision that this year is about prioritizing myself and embracing change. I have recently been through trauma at work and made a significant career change, I am still carrying extra weight and separated muscles after giving birth to my beautiful babies and I have been dealing with chronic back pain for 30 years. Enough is enough. I will be 40 at the end of the year and entering the best years of my life. I want my body, mind and soul to reflect the person I am, not the person I should or could be. This amazing opportunity has entered my sphere at the perfect time. I am ready and committed. I have the drive and the time. Each month since January, I have focused on a different dimension of my wellbeing and I am sure reformer Pilates is the next piece of the puzzle for me. Physically, I would love help to address whole body strength and conditioning as well as the core stability and spinal movement I need to address my back issues. I want to knit those pesky diastasis recti muscles (hopefully better than the we’re pre babies!) and help shift my overall body composition from stocky and chunky to lean and toned. Mentally, it will give me time out for myself, an activity which puts me in the number one spot and a goal to work towards that is totally achievable. Socially, I will be surrounded by beautiful people who understand my struggles and will support me in my journey just as I will be honored to support them. What a confidence boost it will be when I have achieved what I have set out to this year and can show the new me off with pride and self assurance at my 40th birthday party. Thank you Tarryn for this amazing opportunity (and for reading this honest and heartfelt “essay”!). Emma

  94. Bev

    Hi Tarryn,

    I’m blessed to have a healthy body, a loving family and a bloody awesome life for which I am grateful everyday single day. I love to hike and have seen some of the most beautiful scenery, my most recent being yesterday 29th April, where I walked down to the beautiful Minon Falls, just out of Bryon Bay. Absolutely breathtaking. I plan to keep walking/treking for the rest of my life so I need to keep my body strong, toned & flexible and pilates will do just that.
    I also want to be able keep playing with my best little buddy in the entire world (my grandson), we have so much fun together and with another two additional little playmates (currently cooking), due in Oct and Nov this year, your studio couldn’t have opened at a better time.

    Thanks for opening up so close by, I look forward to meeting you along with some of the other incredible people who live in the neighbourhood.
    ps: planning on dragging along my husband for guidance on posture correction.

  95. Onna Lawton

    Ive always been an active person. Ive been doing crossfit for the last 6 years and in that have had two shoulder surgeries and I now have a back injury. After every possible scan they can do, its inconclusive as to whats causing the pain. I need something that’s going to help me stretch lower back and hammies as they think this may be the only thing to help. Im at a loss and really want to commit to fixing this, Im 40….not 80. I really miss the comradery at the crossfit box and would love to meet more people who enjoy exercising in a group situation.

  96. Sandy O’Brien

    I turned 53 yesterday and live locally, so close to your new Mount Pleasant studio. I’d like the opportunity to strengthen my core and improve my health with your guidance. I’d like to make this part of my routine and embrace a new opportunity in a motivating environment like this.

  97. Karen Quance

    I have heard amazing things about reformer pilates and think it would do wonders for re-developing core muscles after having children and stretching out tight muscles from running and also sitting at a computer.

  98. Belinda

    Hi Tarryn,
    I would love to receive such an amazing offer!
    I’m 46 and a single mum with 3 boys, I work full time.
    I have struggled with lower back pain my adult life, due to bad core strength. I carry my weight around my stomach. I’ve started a healthy eating plan and this will be my year to gain back my fitness and strength. I have tried reformer Pilates class once many years ago. It was great! But due to finance, I couldn’t afford it. Now I’m at a better stage in my life. This would be a life changer for me.

  99. Nicola Bagley

    A hysterectomy last year will not change me and pilates is the solution. A convert to pilates, it has made me feel like me again through once a week physio pilates sessions. Imagine what I could achieve with more! I would love to kitesurf from Rottnest to Lieghton at the end of this year but I need my core to be what it once was and better. To help me achieve that would be incredible!

  100. Diane Clarke

    I am 61 and have always been a yoyo dieter. I loose weight then find it again plus another couple of kilos.
    I often lack that personal drive and need that extra push. I need to be in a group situation to see share other peoples success and drive me.

  101. Lu

    I need a motivator to try something new!

  102. Karen

    For many a year I’ve donned the Lycra
    And a variety of sports I’ve done
    Step, golf and badminton too
    Not to mention the occasional run

    I’ve even signed up for a gym or two
    But enthusiasm quickly waned
    Weights, hiit, I’ve tried them all
    To my body they just meant pain

    My body is a little bit older now
    With daily aches and pains
    It’s time to change my fitness plan
    And help lose the pounds I’ve gained

    And so to something new I turn
    To help me with this plan
    Pilates has been recommended
    By many of its fans

    What better incentive do I need
    to help my broken body
    But to walk around the corner to
    Mount Pleasant‘s new ‘Best Body’

  103. Julie McColm

    After relocating to PERTH from Scotland 18 months ago I am finally in a much more content headspace. I try to practice Pilates and mindfulness a couple of time a week to maintain a balance in my mind, body and soul but often find I have other distractions and priorities. I had a lower back operation 4 years ago and really want to build core strength. I think a structured class will be beneficial in so many ways- meeting people, maintaining my back and core health and facilitating a journey to better mental health and well being. I am excited about the journey ahead!

  104. Jade

    I have been a reformer client for a few years in a couple of different places SoR. As a late forties woman who continually suffers from sore back (slight scoliosis) and glutes that are continually sore, stretching and toning my muscles are the only ways to alleviate them.
    However, as a current member somewhere else, I would love to win this for my husband which will be beneficial to improve his flexibility. And if that is not allowed, I’ll take the win !
    Thanks for this offer that sparks joy! X

  105. Anne Sanders

    I have some on goi ginjuries/issues which I need to address with flexibility.


    At 50 years of age, reformer Pilates will help improve my core muscles and shoulder soreness which will then help improve my tennis.

  107. Teresa Belcher

    Hi Taryn. Thanks so much for the opportunity to win six months of Pilates classes. I would LOVE to have this opportunity for the following reasons:
    1. I know Pilates works! I’ve had a lower back problem for around 30 years. In 2010 I tried Pilates for the first time and it really helped me.
    2. I usually row to keep fit and key to this is core strength – that Pilates can definitely provide.
    3. Unfortunately, I’m not rowing at the moment following a shoulder operation last year and now an Achilles tear in one foot and plantar fasciitis in the other. It’s so painful to walk and thus go do most weight bearing exercise. So my fitness is down and my weight is up and this is a circle that is hard to break. Reformer would really help me build some fitness back and hopefully lose weight too.
    4. I work just around the corner also in Mt Pleasant so it would be super easy and convenient for me to get to classes before or after work, or even lunchtimes!
    5. While great, I’ve found Reformer classes to be slightly out of my budget in the past. Winning six months free classs would really help.
    6. It would be fun to get to know some local ladies and motivate each other.
    Thanks so much for your consideration.

  108. Lynnette

    I injured my shoulders in a freak bath cleaning accident when I was 18. It was poorly treated and I have subsequently had several shoulder dislocations a frozen shoulder. I’m 50 now and I have managed to lose 10kg in the past year. I know the only thing that has ever helped my shoulder pain is clinical Pilates. I am so excited that you are opening your studio close to my home and that I will be able to put my physical health first.

  109. Nicole

    My doctor recently suggested I commence reformer pilates. I have procrastinated in joining as the studios I knew are not close. Mt Pleasant however is perfect! Can you please send me all the info but more importantly your first session date and time and Ill be there! Many thanks!

  110. Alishia Trend

    For the last 5 years I have put myself and my health last. As a mum of 2 (soon to be a mum of 3 under 4 1/2), my free time is limited and I struggle to get to the gym or do any “real exercise”. Also the location of so many pilates studio’s are too far for easy travel and are expensive. I have formally done mat pilates and thoroughly enjoyed it however now I don’t feel like my body would survive on the floor! I would love to be considered for the reformer prize as it would be the start of getting back to “me”, regaining my fitness and sanity from a little time out! Thank you for the opportunity to win such a great prize!

  111. Sue Nichols

    As a remedial massage therapist, I’m a strong advocate of Pilates to strengthen muscles and encourage my clients to be active participants in ensuring muscle and bone health. Having said this, I am guilty of not applying the same level of self care to myself either due to being time and/or energy poor. I believe that Pilates is a way for me to practice what I preach while getting the benefit of exercise and muscle strength. It will also help me to continue doing what I love.

  112. Vikki

    I have always loved Pilates as it is a true core workout. When I first started about 17 years ago my family and friends thought I was ‘taller’ , this was because I was strengthened through the core and ‘holding’ myself correctly. I don’t like the ‘big mat classes’ … I love the small classes of Studio/Clinical Pilates with the Reformers. Recently I have cancelled all my exercise classes as well as SUP’ing and Kayaking (pretty much all my activities) as I have lost 8 kg due to grief and trauma. I have now realised that I need to strengthen myself up again to get back on track with my life and I couldn’t think of a better way as Pilates is not just good for the body, but the sole and mind as well. I always feel like I’m in another world when I am doing a Pilates class as ‘all my issues are forgotten’ while I am working out. I am 178 cm and currently weigh 53 kg … my normal ‘happy’ weight is 60-61 kg. I need to get back to that weight range and start improving my life.

  113. Nicole

    A Reformer Pilates membership would enable me to be the best version of myself. As an overweight, unfit 40+ mother of 2 who until recently worked full time and spent no time on myself I know Reformer Pilates will improve my body and soul.
    My body will gain strength and tone. My core muscles will strengthen and prevent my back aching. My pelvic floor muscles will tighten and switch on making a sneezing or coughing fit be tackled without fear of peeing. With frequent Reformer Pilates my body will become stronger and fitter and this will support and drive my focus on healthy eating. Reformer Pilates will make my body better!
    My soul will be re-energised through Reformer Pilates. I will have time for me to clear and focus my mind and develop my inner calm.
    My body and soul will be the best!

  114. Samantha Searle

    unfortunately I’ve been sick for the past two years. Just now I’m getting back to my normal self. I was extremely fit prior to this and would love to start reformer Pilates to get me back to my fit happy self again. I’ve heard amazing things about it and can’t wait to start I’d also love to show my three children my resilience and my super fit self again.

  115. Bre

    Gday Tarryn
    What an amazing prize!
    I would appreciate the time to spend some time on myself.
    Much like the majority of ladies I have a young family of two, shift work and sit down for my job.
    My muscles are almost non existent, especially around my core and consequently I now have ciatica.
    I did mat work Pilates about 5 years ago and loved it! Have always wanted to move on to the machine.
    Good Luck!

  116. Jen

    I hit the magic 60 this year.
    I am a health worker who volunteers overseas for a couple of months at a time and know that if I’m not looking after myself my days of being productive are at risk!
    I plan to keep living life to the full so need to stay fit and active.
    Pilates MUST become my new best friend!

  117. Laura neesh

    Would like to build a stronger body. I have always played sport but with age, a knee recon and pregnancy I have found it hard to get back and perform. I did Pilates as rehab after a car accident and my body recovered so well.

  118. Ellen Smith

    I am 55 and desperate to build a fit body. I have psoriasis which is now affecting my body internally. I have arthritis in my lower back and neck. I have been looking to do clinical Pilates to strengthen my core and would welcome the chance to become a member.

  119. Karen Parsons

    I am 57 years old and have noticed the decline that starts to happen once you hit 50 . I have always been a strong person all my life and worked very hard physically and mentally . I have always been there for everybody and never been there for myself . In the last 2 years I have been separated and under gone 2 surgeries , one was removal of my gall bladder and second which was major surgery . I also have degenerative disease of my lower spine.
    In 2017 I started loosing my ability to walk and had numbness in my hands and had a fall which resulted in breaking my arm and splitting my brow line and smashed my face badly . I was sent to a specialist and he said my cervical spine was so bad and my spinal cord was wrapped around and knotted etc that he had never seen anything like it and said it would be the result of an accident I’ve had in the past . I put it down to strenuous work I have done over the years . I now have a plate at my C3,4&5 and bushes between. My doctor has advised my I can’t run or do yoga but I should try doing Pilates . I am not a person to sit around and have always wanted to do Pilates . I am wanting to and needing to start this to not only give me a physical change but also mental stimulation for me .

  120. Sue

    Hi – I have had two back operations to help with numbness in my legs and feet and have had to give up work and driving. I am currently on crutches but have faith I will walk again properly. I feel exercises on the reformer will help strengthen my core and back with less pressure on my back and help me get rid of the crutches!!!


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