Work those core muscles and improve your flexibility by doing some pilates in Bali! There are some beautiful studios on the island, from Seminyak to Ubud, all offering a range of classes, including pilates for rehab and pregnancy.
The health and fitness industry is ever-growing, meaning that, for many, fitness goals are not forgotten when holidaying in paradise. For those tired of the monotonous grind of the treadmill or cross trainer though, why not try your hand at pilates? Similar to yoga, it is great for improving flexibility, building strength, and developing the endurance of the entire body. Helloooooo you new core of steel! [Plus, it does wonders for your mind and soul]. Here are our top places to do pilates in Bali.
COMO Shambhala Estate, Ubud
COMO Shambhala Estate is a Bali health spa retreat in the centre of the island, and offers pilates in their fully equipped studio. You will find a Reformer Machine, Cadillac (also known as a Trapeze Table) and Wunda Chair – plus they have mats – so if you fancy focusing on stabilising the placement of the spine, you can do so. Come to COMO Shambhala Estate and escape city life! Immerse yourself in the rice paddies and rural landscape, look out to the volcanoes and mountains in the distance, and listen to the distant sounds of the River Ayung. Heal your mind, body and soul.
COMO Shambhala Estate, Banjar Begawan, Desa Melinggih Kelod, Payangan. Ubud p. +62 (0)361 978 888.
Umalas Pilates Studio Bali, Umalas
Situated in this quiet and peaceful neighbourhood, just a stone’s throw from busy Seminyak, is the Umalas Pilates Studio. This lovely little studio has beautiful tropical greenery surrounding it, creating the perfect ambience for a meditative and core-strengthening work out. The studio provides Private and Group Reformer sessions, all of which are fairly small classes, meaning you get more individual attention… [just what we like!].
Umalas Pilates Studio Bali, Jalan Umalas Klecung 33-I, Umalas, p. +62 (0) 815 1918 0630.
The Art of Body Studio, Kerobokan
Located in the heart of bustling Seminyak, The Art of Body Studio has a lovely pilates studio that provides a variety of classes taken by internationally trained STOTT instructors. They have everything from beginner mat classes, to advanced private sessions using equipment such as the TRX, plus they cater for people needing injury rehabilitation and pregnant mummies-to-be!
The Art of Body Studio, Jalan Mertanadi 25, Kerobokan, p. +62 (0) 361 737 167.
Sunset Pilates Bali, Legian & Berawa
This bright and airy pilates studio offers all types of classes including private, studio, couples, mat, rehab and pregnancy, and the instructors will design programs specially for your needs and expertise [based on the contemporary pilates methods]. Mums-to-be, take note… Pilates is an ideal form of exercise during pregnancy as it works your core muscles and pelvic floor, enabling for a fast post-natal recovery, so book yourself in pronto! Sunset Pilates Bali is also opening in Berawa, as part of the The Joglo, a new venue with cafe, playground, market and pilates!
Sunset Pilates Bali, Jalan Dewi Sri no.98 Legian Kelod, p. +62 (0) 822 4735 7237. Sunset Pilates Bali at The Joglo, Jalan Subak Sari , Berawa, p.+62 (0)361 472 6020.
Bali Pilates Studio, Seminyak
Bali Pilates Studio is our go-to for all sorts of pilates, whether you’re at a beginner or advanced level. This professional yet friendly studio knows what’s what when it comes to pilates [and they have the equipment to match]. They offer dynamic [to boost that heart rate!], traditional and contemporary pilates, rehabilitation pilates, plus pilates yoga fusion classes! Instructors Alessia and Robyn are both highly qualified in the area of movement – you are in good hands at the Bali Pilates Studio.
Bali Pilates Studio, 68 Jalan Drupadi, Seminyak, p. +62 081 338 585 261.
Ubud Pilates, Ubud
This boutique studio is located in Ubud, in the midst of lush green rice paddies – if you want to practise in utter peace and tranquillity, this is the place! You will be taught by instructor, Asa, who has a Certificate IV in Pilates Mat Work Instruction and has been trained in Australia, the UK and the Philippines. Escape the hustle and bustle, and work out in a setting like no other.
Ubud Pilates, Penestanan Kaja, Sayan, Ubud, p. +62 (0)813 5334 9900.
Movement Matters, Ubud/Seminyak
If you are looking to try something a little different, head to the beautiful Movement Matters studio in Ubud or Seminyak, where they offer the new GYROTONIC method. GYROTONIC uses movement sequences performed on hand-crafted pieces of equipment, in conjunction with breath work, to create balance, efficiency, strength and flexibility whilst allowing the joints to move through a natural range of motion without jarring or compression.
Movement Matters, No.5, Banjar Nyuh Kuning, Jalan Nyuh Bulan, Ubud, p. +62 (0) 822 6608 6611 and Jalan Sri Rama No.72, Seminyak, p. +62 (0) 813 3739 3626.
Royal Pilates Bali, Denpasar
This studio in Denpasar has a range of pilates equipment available to use, including the Long Spine on Reformer Machine which has light springs, making it harder to lift your body. Do a reverse plank with tricep pull up on one of these, and watch your upper back strengthen in a matter of days. Royal Pilates Bali also offers ballet classes, for those twinkle toes out there!
Royal Pilates Bali, Jalan Tantular, Dangin Puri Klod, Denpasar, p. +62 (0)361 255 469.