Transforming bodies: The Pilates Pad difference


When talking about pilates, founder Joseph Pilates said: “In ten sessions you will feel the difference, in 20 sessions you will see the difference, and in 30 you will have a whole new body.” But it took just one session at The Pilates Pad in Varsity Lakes to feel its affects.

Unlike some big gyms, each session is very individualised.

Owned and operated by Simone Beaufils (who’s fondly nicknamed ‘The Smiling Assassin’), this studio offers personalised and intimate workouts using specialty equipment such as the reformer, cadillac, wunda chair, swiss balls, bands and circles. Whilst it’s not the only studio on the Gold Coast to use this equipment – it is one of only a select few.

But what really sets The Pilates Pad apart from other studios is Simone’s background as a physiotherapist. Having worked in private hospitals, Simone brings both knowledge and experience to her fitness and clinical-style sessions. It also means most classes are covered under health insurance – which is a big bonus to some!

While the current studio in Rose Lane isn’t anything big or fancy (in fact, it may even be a bit hard to find at first), the intimate nature means you’re guaranteed either private (one-on-one) or semi-private (you and two-to-three others) sessions. This means that unlike some big gyms, each session is very individualised, allowing Simone to spend a lot of one-on-one time correcting clients’ technique and demonstrating use of the equipment. In fact, Simone’s classes are so individualised that she’s even hosted a number of hen’s parties at the studio!

So whether you’re looking to get fit, recover after an injury or simply have a good time with friends – The Pilates Pad in Varsity Lakes could be worth a try. Don’t forget to book ahead of time to reserve your spot – we hear the afternoon sessions fill up quickly!


By Amber Wyatt


GAB Exclusive Discount: Get your first Pilates session next year for the special price of $20 – quote “The Great Aussie Bite” when booking. 

The Pilates Pad
w: www.thepilatespad.com.au
t: 0404 475 509
a: 46 Rose Lane, Varsity Lakes, Gold Coast QLD.

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