Pilates studio transforming lives and bodies in Newcastle and The Junction
In the heart of Newcastle, where our sandy shores meet vibrant cafes and boutique stores, lies a fitness haven that has been reshaping our local wellness landscape since 2018. To whom do I refer? None other than The Pilates Space.
Fast forward five years, The Pilates Space now has studios in both The Junction and Newcastle’s CBD, with the business’ success a testament to the passion, dedication, and vision of owner, Talia Hayman.
We caught up with Talia to hear about the journey behind this thriving business and exactly what Pilates can be – a transformative practice for all.
Talia’s journey to launching The Pilates Space is a remarkable one. A nomad at heart, Talia spent her early 20s travelling, moving overseas, and returning to Sydney, before finally putting down roots in Newcastle to pursue a relaxed beach lifestyle.
With almost 10 years of experience in the Health and Fitness industry, it was the recovery from a minor car accident that actually brought her to the world of Pilates.
“When I finally discovered group Reformer Pilates I was instantly hooked! It was surprisingly the hardest and most humbling class I had ever done, yet I left feeling energised… from there onwards I only had eyes for Pilates,” Talia said.
The launch of The Pilates Space in 2018 was driven by three key factors – passion, identifying a market gap, and a unique product. Talia’s love for Pilates and passion for sharing the life-changing benefits with others was the venture’s driving force.
“It might be hard to believe now, but back in 2017 Group Reformer Pilates was little to non-existent in Newcastle. I knew Newcastle was seriously lacking a boutique Reformer Pilates studio so I seized the opportunity to start one here.
“I wanted to offer a broad range of Pilates classes to suit a range of different abilities and fitness levels, but also your mood – not everyone likes the same style of class.”
Following the success of their first studio in Newcastle CBD’s Hunter Street, The Pilates Space expanded in 2020 to The Junction.
“I fell in love with the community feel of The Junction with its numerous good eats, boutique shops, and beauty salons. You can easily spend a couple of hours relaxing in here pre or post-class.”
Come January 2024, The Pilates Space will be celebrating its sixth year, and whilst the business offering has evolved and grown, the core values have continued to stay strong.
The Pilates Space also welcomes pre-natal clients in all trimesters in their Control Class and also offers a dedicated over 55’s class. This, paired with the studio’s recent rebranding effort in collaboration with Rebecca Jane Creative, continues to bring a fun and playful vibe to the studio, reflecting the overarching community spirit.
“At The Pilates Space we make movement fun, achievable, and for everyone. Our studio is unique in that we offer a range of different class styles to target different levels of fitness, experience, your style, and vibe for that day.”
Each class style, from Control and Burn to Jump, Assets, and Over 55’s all target specific aspects of fitness – ensuring there’s something for everyone.
The Pilates Space offers various membership options, including value packs for casual movers and monthly debited memberships for those seeking results. Talia’s recommendation?
“We recommend 12 sessions as your base level to see results fast and to be able to experience the best of what our studio has to offer.”
Or for complete newcomers, The Pilates Space offers an Intro Pack of five classes for $50.
If you have been considering dipping your toes into the world of Pilates, drop by The Pilates Space in either Newcastle or The Junction and experience 50 minutes of fun, welcoming, music-fuelled classes.