Frequently Asked Questions

Pilates is a form of low-impact, highly effective exercise that facilitates improvement in flexibility, muscle strength and posture. Pilates is designed to deliver key health benefits through isolation exercises connected to your breathing and state of mind.

Mat Pilates helps improve posture, relieve stress, improve physical conditioning and body awareness. Using floor-based techniques and exercises, Mat Pilates focuses on stretching, strengthening and lengthening muscles, especially around the core. We offer basic and intermediate level classes, our instructors will ensure exercises are matched to your ability and needs.

Reformer pilates is performed on a “reformer machine” that helps achieve low-impact muscle toning and strengthening. Reformer machines use springs for resistance and can be adapted to all fitness levels. We offer basic and intermediate level classes, our instructors will ensure exercises are matched to your ability and needs.

Mat Pilates is a series of exercises from within the Pilates Method designed specifically to be performed on a mat. Mat pilates can also involve small pilates equipment such as a pilates ring, resistance band, weighted balls etc. Exercises are performed in a slow, controlled, precise manner and require focus to maximise benefit. These exercises help strengthen the body’s core, and improve flexibility and muscle tone by developing pelvic and scapula stability and abdominal control, facilitated by focused breathing patterns.

Reformer Pilates  is done on a bed-like frame that uses different weighted spring combinations to create resistance during movements. The reformer machine  facilitates targeting of smaller muscle groups to further enhance strength, flexibility and balance, which in turn improves posture, movement and mental health.  Additional accessories may also be incorporated to optimise exercises.

Our Private and Semi-private Pilates sessions provide a focused individualised experience. Our instructors will consult with you to develop a bespoke program and exercise to your unique abilities and goals including any rehabilitation or general fitness goals.

Please contact us to book a session.

Pilates is for everyone! You don’t have to be super flexible or strong to do pilates and enjoy it. Our instructors will customise exercises during classes to your unique capabilities to ensure you are comfortable and have fun, but we’ll also challenge you to go beyond.

Our Intro Passes provide a great introduction to the benefits of pilates for those new to pilates as well as to anyone new to Bliss Pilates!

Beyond our Intro Passes, we have Basic Mat or Basic Reformer classes, where the class is run at a more moderate pace, with the focus on how to execute the exercises correctly and maintaining better alignment.

Our classes are small and our instructors highly trained, simply tell your instructor that you are new to Pilates so he or she knows to tailor the exercises to suit your needs. Note that grip socks are compulsory for reformer classes – if you don’t have any they are available to purchase at the Studio. Please bring your own mat to attend the mat class or they are available for rent at $2 each.

Yes, all our classes booking and payment prior to attendance.

To avoid disappointment, we recommend you book as soon as possible. We have a waitlist system for fully booked classes and if you are added on the waitlist you will receive notification via email or text if a spot has become available. Make sure your contact details are up to date on the system and you have opted in to receive texts from Bliss Pilates. You may also go into our booking system (online) just before the class starts to check if there is any last minute availability.

Our unlimited memberships are the best option if you prefer to do Pilates multiple times each week. Our memberships have a minimum three month term, are non-transferable and can be cancelled at any time with a three week notice period.

Class Passes are a great option for those who do Pilates less regularly. Our Class Passes are valid for 2 months (5 Passes) & 4 Months (10 Passes) from purchase.

(please see the full terms and conditions).

We want to ensure everyone’s time is respected and everyone has a fair chance to attend the class of their choice.

So other than for genuine emergencies, the full fee for all class types or the use of your Class Pass will be deducted for “no shows” or cancellations within 6 hours of class start time. The period is 24 hours for Private and Semi-Private sessions.

For those with Unlimited Memberships, a fee of $10 will be charged for a “no show”.

(please see the full terms and conditions).

Regrettably, classes are non-refundable but if you are unable to attend a class due to illness or emergency, we will gladly re-book you for another class. To be eligible for a class credit you must notify Bliss Pilates at least 6 hours before the schedule class start time (except in cases of genuine emergency).

If the class is fully booked you can join a waitlist. If a spot becomes available you will be notified via email. If you are unable to attend please don’t forget to remove yourself from the waitlist to avoid being charged for the class! Please refer to our terms and conditions.

Checking our booking system or app closer to the class start time is another way to get a last minute place!

Bring water, a towel and preparedness to sweat and have fun!

Note that grip socks are compulsory for reformer classes – if you don’t have any they are available to purchase at the Studio.
Please bring your own mat if you are attending any mat classes.

Definitely! We have pregnancy mat and reformer classes on the schedule for you to choose from. Our highly qualified instructors will lead you through our Pregnancy specific program which helps maintain a healthy body balance throughout your pregnancy.

Please note a letter of clearance is required from your doctor or obstetrician prior to attending the pregnancy classes.

Yes! As long as you have the clearance from your doctor. We understand that being a new mum is hard to leave the bubba and have your own ‘me’ time. Therefore, we have specialised mums and bubs classes where you can bring your new bundle of joy along while you enjoy your Pilates routine and bubba can stay nearby and even join mummy in the exercises!

Yes, our Private and Semi-private is best suited if you have specific rehabilitation outcomes in mind.

We encourage you to do Pilates at a frequency you are comfortable with based on your own goals, abilities and time.

To maximise the benefits of Pilates, we encourage a regular routine balanced with a holistic and healthy lifestyle.

Unfortunately insurance companies no longer provide health fund rebates for Pilates classes, but we’re hopeful situation changes in the future!

Punchpass is a one-touch booking system that allows you to seamlessly book/cancel/edit your class bookings. To use Punchpass, follow the simple
steps below!
First of all, open a new browser page and go to blisspilates.punchpass.com
For iPhone/iPad users: click the arrow at the bottom of the screen (see screen shot below) and choose ‘Add To Home Screen’

For Android users: click the three vertical dots in the upper right corner and choose ‘Add To Home Screen’

That’s it! Now you can click the Punchpass Icon on your phone anytime to see your schedule, make a reservation, or buy a pass.