Since launching in Fitzroy in 2018, the Good Times Pilates team has expanded with a new location in Northcote and now, on Sydney Road in Brunswick.
“Over the past few years, we’ve built a special community of clients and a team that reflects our values, so the timing was right to expand again,” says founder Cat Webb, referring to the company’s nearly 9000 members, a mix of in-studio and online. “The new space feels like the slightly more grown-up older sister of our other studios, but hopefully with the same fun and free energy.”
The new studio is designed to empower clients from the moment they step inside, whoever they are. “Traditionally, I think Pilates has often been perceived to be something that’s only for one type of body and even one kind of gender,” Webb says. “But it’s an incredibly empowering form of movement, and we’re really deliberate about breaking down some of those stereotypes about what it can look and feel like. Everyone deserves to feel good while moving their body.” It’s all about ensuring everyone feels supported, regardless of age, ability, identity or fitness level. Webb also aims to foster emotional and mental wellbeing in addition to the obvious physical element.
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Small class sizes are central to this. With just 10 reformer beds, Good Times Brunswick keeps things intimate and allows for individual attention and support. The studio offers reformer-based classes tailored to various needs and experience levels, such as the “extra strong and spicy” Power Moves or the more low-key Chill Moves.
The space is fun and eclectic. Adorned with locally made pieces, it takes cues from the Mediterranean, mid-century design and the ’80s, defying the minimalistic looks of many Pilates studios. Soft cobalt blue and lilac furnishings welcome you, combined with curved glass bricks and polished concrete flooring.
Colourful additions come from local designers: the burgundy lamp at reception is part of CCSS’s Make Believe range and the custom bright orange Void Mirror and recycled plastic planters are courtesy of Joshua Space. Nicole Lawrence Studio created the front desk and its shelving. A custom scent named Smells Good adds an extra dimension to the experience and can even be purchased as an essential oil or candle to take home. Likewise, there are custom Nalgene drink bottles and curated merch, including a soon-to-be-released collaboration with local designer R Sport.
Classes at Good Times Pilates start at $39, and memberships begin at $52 per week. Sign up or book online.
Good Times Pilates Brunswick
172 Sydney Road, Brunswick
Mon to Fri 6am–8.30pm
Sat & Sun 8am–midday