Bodylove Pilates - The Penthouse


Bodylove Pilates - The Penthouse

Sydney, Australia

The Bodylove Pilates Story

BodyLove Pilates, founded by Ali Handley in 2019 in Sydney, is one of the city's prominent Pilates brands. They currently operate two studios in Sydney, with the first located in Woollahra, whilst The Penthouse location is near Town Hall in the CBD.

BodyLove Pilates aims to provide top-quality wellness experiences with an approach they call the “mindful burn”.

In addition to their in-person classes, they also provide an online program called BodyLove Mamas. This offering is dedicated to supporting women during their prenatal and postnatal journey, allowing them to safely engage in Pilates and feel their best.

How Did BodyLove Pilates Score Overall?

The full client experience at BodyLove Pilates was good, achieving our Recommended rating.

The class experience received our Rated rating.

How was this club rated and evaluated? Find out more about our process here.

The Highlights

The design of the studio was a standout highlight, with impressive views of Sydney’s CBD through large, floor-to-ceiling windows. The equipment was in great condition and provided a premium feel to the experience.

What Our Evaluator Had To Say

“The studio was light, airy and I had plenty of space around my reformer.”

“The coach’s personal induction to the reformer was very helpful and immediately made me feel more prepared for the session.”

“The coach was friendly prior to the class and showed genuine interest in me.”

What to Expect From A Bodylove Pilates Session

BodyLove Pilates operate out of two locations in central Sydney, with The Penthouse location boasting stunning views from their 8th-floor studios. The club offers a variety of reformer-based Pilates classes such as Jump Rebels, Whip It, Total Bodylove Reformer, Reformer Flow and a Prenatal Class.

You'll be using high-quality BalancedBody reformers as you work up a sweat and feel the burn in a Whip It class, or as you “ease into a sensory experience of mindful release” in a Reformer Flow class. 

The club provides a wealth of other classes, such as pre and post-natal sessions, in addition to their mat yoga and mat Pilates offerings. No matter your requirements or skill level, BodyLove Pilates aims to provide a suitable option for everyone.

The Reception Service

Our pre-visit calls to the branch went unanswered. On arrival, the check-in process was smooth and the coach greeted the client promptly upon arrival.

The team offered all the information needed for the session. More personalization would have improved the experience.

The Class Experience

BodyLove Pilates received our Rated rating for the Class Experience.

The session started well with our instructor asking if we’d done Pilates before and offering an introduction to the Reformer machine. The class then started on time and the structure was communicated well.

Although our instructor was clearly knowledgeable about Pilates and demonstrated great form, a more personalized and attentive approach would have helped to improve the experience.

The Equipment And Studio

The reformers were in great condition and the other pieces of equipment were clean and in good working condition. The floor-to-ceiling windows provided a great view of the city’s CBD.

The Facilities And Public Areas

Shower towels were provided free of charge, although workout towels and lockers were not. Free water refill stations were available.

The public area’s walls were painted in light colors and the numerous windows allowed lots of natural light to enter. There was a single unisex shower at the club and no amenities were provided.

Digital And Technology

The booking process was easy overall as the club's app and website were both easy to navigate. After we'd booked our session, we received emails with all the info needed to help us feel prepared for the session. 


BodyLove Pilates offers an introductory deal for first-time clients of 5 sessions over two weeks for $50.

If you’re looking for a longer-term commitment, memberships are available from $79 per week for unlimited classes.

Drop-in sessions are available at $42 per class, with smaller commitment packages also available, starting at a 10-pack for $350.

All prices are in Australian Dollars.

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