VAURA - Double Bay


VAURA - Double Bay

Sydney, Australia

The VAURA Story

Established in Sydney in 2017 by John and Louise Keates, VAURA fuses reformer pilates and strength training for the ultimate results-driven workout. The brand has become known for its addictive and effective approach, delivered in 50-minute sessions.

VAURA was acquired by F45 in 2021 and now boasts locations in Sydney, Singapore and the US as well as a comprehensive online offering named Vive Stream.

How Did VAURA Double Bay Score Overall?

The full client experience at VAURA Double Bay was outstanding, achieving our highest accolade The Fit Guide 5-Star Award.

The class was also very good and has won our 4-Star Class Experience Award.

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

The Highlights

VAURA scored well across the board, but a particular highlight was the nightclub-like feel of the studio, which, combined with close attention and positive energy from the coach, helped us push through a challenging session.

What Our Evaluator Had To Say

“As a Pilates beginner, I was grateful for the detailed but discreet feedback on form.”

“When demonstrating the exercises, the instructor offered options for all levels.”

“The design of the club was really striking. I loved the bright colors and mirrors.”

What to Expect From A VAURA Session

VAURA offers a variety of classes ranging from Pilates with a HIIT infusion, to classes dedicated to stretching. Their all-encompassing VAURA Total class “combines strength, endurance and stretch in a full-body conditioning workout for every level”.

VAURA’s studios are equipped with a sophisticated lighting set up that illuminates the room, combined with a playlist which, together, create an electric atmosphere.

If you are a newcomer to Pilates, you’re invited to take a free 20-minute VAURA Intro class before you sign up to their full sessions.

The Reception Service

Our pre-visit call to the club was informative and polite, helping us feel ready for our visit.

On arrival, we were promptly greeted and checked in quickly. A tour of the space was offered and we were advised, as we had arrived early, to grab a coffee nearby.

After checking in with us after the session, the team was confident and comfortable talking us through the membership options.

The Class Experience

VAURA Double Bay has received The Fit Guide 4-Star Class Experience Award, making it one of Sydney’s stand-out offerings.

The 20-minute introduction to Pilates was brief but comprehensive, giving us enough confidence to tackle the reformer. A countdown timer in the studio helped the class start exactly at the scheduled time, with our instructor inviting anyone with injuries to let her know, so exercises could be adapted.

As a newcomer to VAURA and Pilates, we were happy to see our instructor offer good attention to beginners throughout the class, offering discreet and concise feedback along the way.

Energetic and upbeat, she offered easier and tougher options to pace the class at the right level for everyone.

The Equipment And Studio

Both the equipment and studio were in great condition overall. The studio had a clear and strong brand presence, with lighting that changed color throughout the class. This added to an impressive audio-visual experience.

The Facilities And Public Areas

Workout towels were provided free of charge. Lockers were provided with number locks. Free water refill stations were available.

The public areas were well-designed and enhanced the sense of brand

The public areas contained strong branding elements throughout and were in excellent condition. The changing and shower areas were clean and in good condition.

Digital And Technology

The website was modern, sleek and allowed for easy navigation. The booking process was intuitive and included a lot of communication from the club via email, which helped prepare our evaluator for their class.


VAURA Double Bay offers an introductory deal for first-time clients of one week of unlimited sessions for $49.

If you’re looking for a longer-term commitment, memberships are available from $55 for two classes per week up to $90 for unlimited weekly sessions.

Drop-in sessions are available at $40 per class, with smaller commitment packages also available, starting at a five-pack for $169.

All prices are in Australian Dollars.

Top Scoring Categories

Reception Services
Class Experience
Equipment & Studio
Public Areas
Digital & Technology

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