Alexa Young opened her pilates studio, Wonderland Movement, in Bundaberg just over a year ago and has recently moved from the Woongarra Laneway to Bingera Street to keep up with class demand.
The new studio offers plenty of space to allow for more participants in pilates, barre, yoga classes and more.
Alexa said she had been overwhelmed with support since opening Wonderland Movement 12 months ago.
“We had a month of around 90% capacity and I thought, while this is great as a teacher, this isn’t really great for everyone who is trying to book in a class and can’t find a spot!” she said.
“We have been open just under a year now and when we started I didn’t think we would ever want to move and I actually wasn’t sure that we would ever be popular enough to need to move.”
Alexa said she had always had a passion for pilates and the numerous health benefits it provided.
“The benefits of pilates begin at decreasing lower back pain, tight muscles and improving flexibility and have the potential to take you from strength to strength, if you allow it,” she said.
“Both pilates and barre are low impact, high intensity workouts that can benefit people at every level.
“The power of movement comes through our awareness, appreciation and love for our bodies – all things we champion”
With the hope of being able to welcome new members to every class, Alexa said making the move to 31 Bingera Street had been the perfect decision for her business.
Wonderland Movement now has a timetable consisting of around 20 classes per week and four teachers, including Alexa.
“Our classes include barre, mat pilates, reformer pilates and a couple of HIIT classes,” she said.
“Earlier this year I also decided that I needed another teacher.
“I put the call out and was lucky enough that one of the girls, Tiffany, who had been attending the classes for a few months put her hand up.
“She has almost finished her training and will soon take on more classes – it has worked out perfectly.”
You can find out more about Wonderland Movement, pricing and schedule on the website.
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