How Did Vive Active Double Bay Score Overall?
The full client experience at Vive Active 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.
Vive Active 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 Vive Active Session
Vive Active offers a variety of classes ranging from Pilates with a HIIT infusion, to classes dedicated to stretching. Their all-encompassing Vive Active Total class “combines strength, endurance and stretch in a full-body conditioning workout for every level”.
Vive Active’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 Vive Active 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
Vive Active 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 Vive Active 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.
Vive Active 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.