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 Mount Pleasant memberships on Monday to 50 people.


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 Mount Pleasant 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!


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 tomorrow or Friday if you are interested in early access for the reopening of our Mount Pleasant studio.


  1. gina

    COVID has given me the opportunity to review my chosen physical activity. I have definitely felt the need to move away from HIIT 6 days a week given the toll it’s been taking on my body. but stopping this was hard given the way I felt after each session, and it became habitual. With the closure of gyms and therefore being forced to stop this activity immediately led to less pain in my back and hips. While I missed the physical release, I realised I needed a new path if I am to live a long and active life in this body. I want to investigate reformer pilates as my new obsession – to set myself up for a stronger body; a life free of pain; with greater mobility. A 3 month membership will definitely allow me to explore this as cost has always been a deterent.

  2. Kim Tweedie

    When Best Body Mt Pleasant had to shut its doors due to COVID restrictions, I continued my walking routine as I changed to working from
    home however I didn’t have that added motivation to do any other exercise. It was unbelievable how quickly my back pain returned (The reason I started at BB initially). Then I had an added new pain in my hip! Um, what?! Fast forward to 2 weeks ago, not only was I dealing with this pain, I had added 3.5kg on the scales And that pesky depression crept back in. I was definitely feeling the wrong side of 35. Thank the stars BB could open up with Alex at the helm for small ex. Phys classes! I wanted to hug the reformer as I knew it would make me feel better! In just 2 weeks with Alex’s motivation my new hip pain has disappeared. I never really realised just HOW MUCH Best Body classes was so good for my body and soul. I know getting back to 3 classes a week will get me back on track to Pilates getting rid of my lower back pain, the way it had prior COVID. I can only help it will push that depression back down again (cos no amount of just telling it to just bugger off works unfortunately).

  3. Kim Roche

    I initially subscribed to Best Body Mt Pleasant to undertake a rehabilitation program after having a knee replacement. I was starting to have great results with my strength and general aches and pains when Covid-19 struck.
    I was one of the first to book when Alex was able to start again with small classes – I was so quick off the mark to book that I actually ended up with a one on one session which was great to ensure I was doing the exercises correctly.
    I can’t wait until Best Body Mt Pleasant returns with their full sessions.

  4. Apple Leicester

    Best Body Reformer Pilates is the only thing I’ve ever committed to for a whole year and I loved every minute of it. I have weak arms with neck and shoulder problem, I could only attend the class two days a week and that has helped tremendously. Just as I was planning to upgrade to three class a week, covid19 happened!!! I have been keeping myself active with daily 5-8kms walks but I do feel that my arms will need some work to gain strength again. My neck and shoulder pain have also returned and I have received treatment with Andrew. I cannot wait for the studio to reopen. I’ve never been excited about any exercise class before and this is a good feeling, something to look forward to.

  5. Amanda Jane Hill

    I have never been able to do roll ups from supine and back ten times each; I have never been able to maintain balance on one leg whilst perturbing my bodyweight from in front, to the side, to the back, and back to centre, repeated ten times on each leg. These are skills I need to progress in my Taekwon-Do studies and I can’t thank you enough for the opportunities you have given me throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. I have thoroughly enjoyed the online mat pilates and stretch and release courses to the point where I heartily hope they continue. I haven’t been able to work during the COVID-19 pandemic but shifts are gathering momentum and I fear I might lose my current fitness without your flexible class routines xxxx

    • Penny Wickham

      At the start of this year I began a wellness journey that encompasses conscious eating, physical exercise and self love and mindful relaxation.
      I have a hectic life (like everyone else!), but my time out was the sessions that I book for myself and am required to attend…scheduling time in my own calendar for myself has been a large part and success of this journey so far.
      I love the Physio based classes with the reformer, and could see the strength building each week – while I have retained weight loss, I can see the reduction in strength and am eager to get back to class.
      I am excited to see what the remainder of the year holds, and being gifted a membership give me another level of commitment to help me reach the goals I have set for myself this year.

  6. Sherry Walker

    I joined to get fit by challenging myself and making “Me” accountable for my results, but still being in a group environment. During my journey I decided to under go a gastric sleeve op as my health was still being challenged by my Extra weight. The results have been life changing! I am now off my high blood pressure meds, avoiding High cholesterol meds and reversing my borderline diabetic prognosis. And now each time I join a Pilates class I have found I can really focus and get every benefit out of each class. And my enjoyment of each class grows each time I go. While Covid has presented its challenges, because I was so focused with my reformer classes I jumped at the opportunity to take the Best Body at Home classes and this allowed me to maintain and increase my fitness! And now being part of the Physio reformer classes I can really see how beneficial this has been! So I really look forward to the studio to open up fully to continue my journey with a team of dedicated instructors and a studio filled with wonderful people!

  7. Cinty

    As a front line Emergency Department healthcare worker this pandemic is not over for me as we prepare for a potential second wave and the annual flu season. As soon as I heard the studio was open for small group exercise physiology classes I started back up again. My sessions are dictated by my roster. You have no idea how much these sessions help me de-stress from my work life. Over the next three months, I see Pilates enabling a healthy work life balance and this means I’ll be in the best frame of mind to give my best to all who I care for in my work and personal life. As much as I’d love to commit to three sessions a week I would find this difficult because of my rosters. If I’m chosen as a winner in this I would like to donate one session a week to another member.

  8. Fiona

    After attending best body pilates for 12 months I noticed a huge difference in my posture and muscle tone. But the best improvement was getting rid of the sciatic nerve pain that I’d been experiencing for three years. All the numbness from my foot disappeared! I’d built up a lot of strength and was really finding my stride.

    And then lockdown happened. And you know what they say- two weeks to gain it, a week to lose it. Despite keeping up my fitness since Best Body closed its doors (cycling and walking everyday) I can already see that I’ve lost a lot of the muscle tone I’d worked so hard to get, and the numbness in my foot is beginning to return.

    A three month best body membership is just what i need to nip this in the bud and regain the progress I’ve lost!

  9. Cherie

    I’ve just entered my 24th week of pregnancy – this is my second pregnancy but will be my first child.

    I’ve struggled to stay physically active for several reasons, including studios being closed due to COVID-19. However now that my energy levels are picking up I really want to make the best use of the last 3-4 months before I give birth to get into the best physical shape for bubs and also to ensure a good chance at post-birth recovery.

    I believe the months and months of Reformer Pilates classes prior to falling pregnant put me in good stead so I know it’ll only help me more now. Winning this membership will help me and bubs in more ways than you can imagine.

  10. Alicia

    I have never really thought much about my posture and flexibility prior to starting reformer Pilates at Best Body Mt Pleasant. I have been struggling with lower back, neck and shoulder issues ever since a car accident. Deciding to go with Best Body Mt Pleasant was a life changing decision and have never turned back. I was facing a dark period where I cannot imagine life without pain but Physio sessions with Andrew and Alex’s classes have made this very possible. I was also able to return playing tennis gradually.

    I was making really good progress, doing twice a week classes with Alex up to the covid 19 shut down. Since then, my pain started to return and I was starting to feel stiff and felt that I was losing the strength and flexibility that I have gained.

    I have since returned to small group classes with Alex and I have never felt better both physically and mentally. Despite the shaky legs and soreness after each session, I am glad that I am back on my journey towards being pain free.

  11. Donatella Jones

    I’m going to keep this nice and short.
    I’m entering this little competition not for me though I wish I could but for for my gorgeous mum Rita Ward who is a member atBest Body.
    Mum doesn’t know I’m entering this competition for her but I feel she deserves a break from illness and injuries.
    She has battled breast cancer, a recently new hip replacement operation and in the future a knee reconstruction. Oh! I forgot she broke her wrist in isolation cleaning her wardrobe..Pilates has abled her to become stronger in the hip movement and mentally more positive within herself.
    Mum has really missed her classes during this Covid epidemic. It’s the only thing that really helps in her rehabilitation.
    I love my mum and I think she deserves a break in bad luck and this would change her life a little..
    Thank you .

  12. Lorraine Pillay

    I would like to stay fit and healthy, this is the best way to maintain body mind balance.

  13. Michelle

    Hi, I would love to win and keep up the stretching and fitness that only pilates can deliver on – but reading all the lovely comments, I think others including Donatella’s Mum above could definitely could use the opportunity more than me. WEll done for restarting your business after this difficult time, we are cheering you on!

  14. Cassandra Aspray

    If I am completely honest, I am very undisciplined when it comes to exercise.
    I have the best intentions to keep myself fit and active, but ultimately fail. Joining Best Body Mt Pleasant has been a an incredible important part of my life. The classes are engaging and enjoyable, and gives me a sense of purpose in building my strength and flexibility. I gave missed the community of people who make the studio such an enjoyable place to visit. My work roster makes it hard to attend at times, but I’m there at every opportunity I can. I can’t wait to continue my fitness journey as soon as I can!

  15. Michelle

    Hi Scott,
    I am a previous member . Left prior to COVID 19 as felt that it wasn’t suitable for me ( medical reasons assistance not met ) plus I wasn’t that comfortable with the atmosphere . However I have thought of returning to a different studio where I have a friend who says she loves it there
    But I’m still sitting on the fence…. sorry My comments aren’t all hearts and flowers as some but I have received your offer to enter twice now so …. Perhaps a free 3 month membership may convince me

  16. Anita

    Hi, I joined Mt Pleasant BB in January this year as a way to stay healthy as I am approaching menopause. I heard some horror stories of what women are going through and how their body change. My family health history is not ideal as well. Plus I am working in the office and sitting down long hours in front of the computer is not helping to maintenance a healthy life style and body posture. I heard so much good things about reformer pilates. I did my own research about reformer pilates before I approached your studio in Mt Pleasant. To my surprise, woah, pilates is actually much harder than I thought, however I enjoyed it so much. I started with twice a week then increased to three times a week. While it might be too soon to see the result of pilates, I can feel my body better overall after I attended pilates classes. I missed going to pilates. I would not hesitate to recommend pilates as a regular exercise. Hope I can go back sooner rather than later.

  17. Simone Hawke

    I’ve had tightness in my lower back for years, and I really benefit from pilates, unlike any other form of lower back strengthening that I’ve tried before. This is because it also makes me focus on correct use of my abdominal muscles, which is probably the reason my back has been weakening… I am lazy with my abs! Reformer pilates in the morning also gives me a good start to the day and gets my posture right before going to work. I want to be able to keep up with my growing boys for years to come, and hopefully be able to hold my grandkids without worrying about the condition of my back (fingers crossed that my boys will want to give me some, one day). Plus, I just don’t want to feel like my body is older than I am anymore. Thanks.

  18. Mary Wilberforce-Casey

    I started regular reformer pilates workouts about a month before the Covid shut down. Four years ago I suffered a ruptured disc in the L5S1 area. The disc rupture was on the nerve so it was ridiculously painful! I had surgery the following year to clean it all up but I was left with a fear that stopped me doing anything but walking. Life got pretty boring so after more than three years of doing close to nothing, my sister recommended I see Andrew, the physio at Best Body Mt Pleasant. The change was immediate! I could sleep better, without waking to move or turn. I was starting to rise from bed in the morning without pain. It was incredible! I never thought I could be without pain. I got back on my bike which was brilliant as my husband and I could now go on the rides we loved previously and grab a coffee somewhere with the rest of the lycra crowd!
    Thankfully Best Body opened again for small classes just as my body was starting to stiffen up and morning movement again became more difficult. I was also starting to notice aches and pains throughout the day.
    Although I was very physically active throughout the lockdown none of the activity I was doing helped as much as the pilates at Best Body.
    I now know I must attend regular pilates classes every week. It’s so important for my physical self but also my mental well being as I now work full time and have three kids. It’s a juggle but it’s worth it!

  19. Lavene

    Sole parent of 2 teens for 12 years, currently 3 positions at a hospital with no family support my body has taken a beating. I’m in constant pain and eating my life away. Like a lot of mums I never put myself first. This 3 months opportunity would be the kick in the butt that I need. I

  20. Tamara

    My husband lost his job because of COVID-19, I had a 20% pay cut. I only work part-time so the money we are left with a month, does not even cover the essentials. Best Body Pilates was the first workout I absolutely loved and was able to stick to without the loss of consistency.

    It’s mentally difficult to get through the financial difficulties and not being able to do any exercise I actually enjoy (and it managed my neck pain), it would mean the world to me to be able to keep up coming to the classes.

  21. Elizabeth Tran

    I’ve always been somewhat active , going to the gym on a regular and playing netball however my progress was very slow, my eating was atrocious and was not happy with my body so this had a negative effect on my mental health and would really demotivate me from trying my best at exercising or improving my overall health. However it wasn’t until I joined Best Body Pilates in Feb/March this year that I really started seeing results I wanted which was to lose weight and build muscle in turn improving my mental state thus motivating me to eat better and work towards new healthy goals. I honestly found that in the 2 months of doing pilates twice a week on top of my usual exercise really made the difference I needed. So I was really thankful for best body pilates because that was when I was the best version of myself mentally and physically because of the classes and the environment I was in had such a positive effect on my life. Now that the pandemic had started and with both pilates and gym closing I have reverted back to my previous self where I’m not motivated or even active anymore, overall I’m disappointed and upset that i’ve gone back to this sad state. However with restrictions starting to lift and that I can go back to best body pilates, i’m honestly so excited because I miss who I was before the pandemic and really want to work and get back to the state I was in when I was doing pilates. I believe that with pilates I can finally be happy with my body again.

  22. Myka Corro

    I currently live alone since my family is stuck in Philippines and we’re in a situation where we’ll never know when they’d be allowed back.
    It’s been quite daunting not being able to see them & all the more difficult since everything is very undetermined at this point.
    It would be really good to have this membership for the 3 months to:
    1.) Keep my mind off the idea that they’re stuck there & allow endorphins from exercise to encourage a more positive attitude.
    2.) Motivate myself to keep moving & to not sulk, isolate, and eat out of sadness in this season.
    3.) Give them a shock when they get home to see that I’ve put good use to my time as I waited for them to come home.
    I’ve jumped on Best Body Reformer Classes & I’ve always loved them. They’re well recommended by my physio as I’ve got scoliosis & try to join a class when finances permit me too.

  23. Mandy Morgan-Lewis

    Hi Scott, I previously attended reformer classes at your Hillarys studio. My main aim was to increase my strength and flexibility.
    I moved south of the river 6 months ago and as a registered health professional, I have been working tirelessly along with my team to support and manage the coronavirus in primary care. Now that we have come through this stage, its time for me to focus on my self and my own health and well being.

  24. Aimee

    After an accident 8 years ago and many painful limb salvage surgeries, I decided to voluntarily amputate my leg below the knee late last year. I no longer wanted to be held back by my injuries and pain – I just want to be the best version of myself for me, my husband and our baby. Prior to my surgery I had myself so hyped up to completely smash my rehab and recovery and emerge from this phase in my life a stronger and better person….so it has been (another) lesson in patience to deal with recovery set backs and then COVID. I have gone to attend some Best Body classes a few times in the past but didn’t feel like I could until now. I think it could be a good way for me to regain strength, muscle tone and lose weight without impact exercising.

  25. Lorraine Alkindy

    Dear Scott, about 2 years ago I had Sciatica with severe pain in my lower back running down to the back of my left knee. It was the most dreaded experience of my life. I lived on Voltaren painkillers, sought help with Ayurvedic herbal massages (which helped to some degree), & finally found a good Physiotherapist, who after delivering 9 Acupuncture treatments on my lower back, finally took the pain away & gave me back my life. After that he recommended I do Pilates for back strengthening & conditioning exercises. It took a while for me to join a class due to various reasons, however I finally joined the Pilates Fitness Institute in Oct 2019 & was there until Feb 2020 – had to discontinue due to Covid19. In those 5 months of only doing Reformer Classes, I really experienced a healing in my bones & joints & also had increased flexibility. Unfortunately since Covid, I have slowly gone back to square 1, feeling stiff & achy all over, as I could not do the Mat & Barre classes that were offered online. To top it all, I received an email from PFI saying they were closing down their Canning Vale branch & if I wished to continue I would have to go to either Myaree or their Burswood Studios…. of which I can do neither due to my working hours, driving distance etc. Hence I was on the website once again looking for a potential Studio to join Reformer classes as I heard most places would be reopening in June. I would certainly love to have the opportunity to try out your studio in Mount Pleasant, as besides the good reviews, it would also mean end-of-search for me. My fingers are crossed.
    Many thanks.

    • Sarsha Turner

      During this Covid-19 pandemic the world has become an eye opener, I’ve really clamped down on social media but at one point on a particular day scrolling the best body Pilates advertisement popped up, at a time your contemplating what to do next for changes and improvements This was pointing out what I most needed without realizing it. Gradually over a year and half my body has deteriorated symptoms felt like possible chronic fatigue, suffering back & neck pain along with a foggy brain. Multiple tests later and no diagnosis of that condition but an MRI confirming my necks degenerating hence the pain I was experiencing. I tried walking more frequently, barre class and short circuit training however this increased the intensity of pain and struggle to move about. The feet started to play up and I could barely walk without them hurting, constant head pain unless it cracks for relief and my bed and I have become best friends 14 hrs a day. I’ve managed to start walking a few times a wk and have seen a podiatrist to find avenues of reducing any impact that may cause sore feet. I’ve tried reformer once in the past and thought I would never see a day of knowing how great core muscle pain was, after reading an article with a dockers player with tremendous injuries Recovering with less pain and more Body strength I felt this could be the solution to improving my symptoms and function improvement throughout my daily life to get back on the mend and reach my goals proficiently with a clearer head,
      Strengthened body and manageable pain.

  26. Melinda Thompson

    I’m pretty embarrassed as I’ve been meaning to book my first session -the assessment was last year!! I realise I’ve kept putting it off because I put everyone else’s needs first, but post Covid this is going to change.

  27. sacha norsworthy

    As a Health care professional, I have been hard at work during this time supporting others in maintaining balance and mental health. My purpose is to be of service to my fellow mana and I am also studying hard at University (again) to better my knowledge and resources. I would relish the chance for a little support for myself. I am a motivated committed individual when it comes to health and wellbeing and have managed to keep a daily routine consistent throughout these last 13 weeks. It is time to join a community in which I can enjoy being a part and also contribute to. I look to laugh and smile and talk about all the good stuff that we have to be grateful for. As a participatory member of your beautiful business, I imagine I’d bring consistent support, enthusiasm, commitment and impressive effort (if I do say so myself) with the higher goal of supporting those around me into better health and wellbeing. Thank you for considering me. Stay safe 🙂

  28. Nicole Felsch

    Oh my there is so many reasons how a Best Body Reformer Pilates membership can help over the next 3 months coming out of this pandemic. It will help me get back into routine, sanity and look after myself following a very long time of home schooling and every moment revolving around my children, putting everyone elses needs and wants first, which don’t get me wrong I love them dearly but with 5 of them it has been a long pandemic… well as helping me get my strength, fitness and shoulder injury back to the recovery where we had got it to before the pandemic. Initially I joined Best Body to help with core strength and a sore back, it quite quickly become so much more, thank you.

  29. Chantell

    Anyone who tries reformer pilates falls in love with it and i’m no different. I really enjoy the sessions, the staff are friendly and the teachers are extremely helpful to those who are novices – like me.

    Just want to get back into the classroom and get some much needed reformer pilates time in. It is also a great way to start the day and there is no better way to start getting back to normal!

  30. Lisa Watt

    I was really appreciating all the benefits of gaining a stronger body and mind that evolved over 4 months of physio and 3x a week Pilates classes. I not only started to visibly see results through posture, muscle tone and some weight loss but I felt all the breathing and stretching really helped my well being. Having had to give up my classes during the Covid lockdown made me realise that you really need to understand the holistic and physical balance necessary to feel awesome. I missed my regular Pilates addiction the most so I was quick to sign up for the special classes. I will be a life member for the foreseeable future. Thank you Best Body xx

  31. Alina

    The Pilates Practice will help me to stay healthy and positive through the present difficult time.


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