1. Two people on reformer machines doing pilates.
    Photograph: Ed Sloane
  2. Two people doing lunges and holding weights.
    Photograph: Ed Sloane
  3. A room filled with reformer machines.
    Photograph: Ed Sloane
  4. Two people walking through a pilates studio
    Photograph: Ed Sloane
  • Sport and fitness | Yoga, pilates and meditation
  • Fitzroy


Take on a sweat session with a sunny disposition at these workouts, with good vibes abound

Carolyn Huane

Time Out says

Upstate invites you to create a positive state of mind, with studios and classes designed around their mission to uplift and energise clientele. There are six sunshine-yellow Upstate studio locations dotted around Melbourne, all waiting to demonstrate that pilates is about more than just core work and balancing on the reformer machine – it can be fun, too!
Upstate could be a solid pick if you’re new to pilates, or love the format but aren’t looking for a workout that takes itself too seriously. The Upstate MO balances building strength and getting your sweat on with a focus on mood, mindset and enjoyment that’s upheld by their trainers and community. You’ll still get that signature pilates burn, just in an environment that feels motivational, not punishing.
In terms of class styles, Upstate offers hot mat, reformer pilates and yoga classes, with boxing on the schedule too if you’d like to mix things up. A special mention goes out to Power Reformer Jump classes, designed for those who enjoy getting some air time in their workout.

To find out more or look for your closest studio, head to the website

Wanting to change up your workouts? Check out our guide to the best exercise classes in Melbourne


1/62-70 Johnston St
From $27
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