There was once a time when pilates was associated with only the most toned, lithe people on the planet; it seemed like a fitness form for ex-dancers. Over the years though, studios have popped up with welcoming teachers and inclusive attitudes. Like Good Times Pilates in Fitzroy, a studio that prides itself on making pilates accessible.
Obviously, lockdown has meant classes IRL have been off the cards for a while, so Good Times has been doing live, online classes that happen in real time. But until now hitting the mat for a bizarro, impulsive 11pm session (lockdown life, right?) hasn’t been possible.
Its new online portal offers full 50-minute classes on demand, right down to short and sharp 10-minute blasts. All their signature class styles are on offer, such as Burn and Stretch and Chill.
“Total Body is a feel-good stretchy, twisty, bendy vibe. And then Burn is more about feeling strong and getting a bit of that good, spicy muscle-building feeling. Sweat is like cardio pilates, and on the other end of the spectrum sits Stretch and Chill – it does what it says on the tin, boasting flexibility and mobility in bodies that might’ve spent a little too long at the desk lately,” says founder Cat Webb.
Good Times Pilates Online is $39 per month or $189 for six months. Your first seven days are free – check it out here.