New studio alert!

New studio alert!

Great news!  After four years at Nicholson Street, North Fitzroy, The Movement Refinery is expanding and opening a second studio at 118 Errol Street North Melbourne! The new studio is a little gem and will be the perfect home for us as we bring our specialised...

ANNOUNCEMENT : Nicholas’ new direction

December 2020 Now that I have a great team in place and we are finding some balance in 2020, it is time to take the next step in my career and focus on instructor education and maintaining my wonderful existing clientele. I am developing an on-demand instructor...
Asked/Answered. Tell us about your Reformers!

Asked/Answered. Tell us about your Reformers!

Classical reformers are built to the specifications of the original design (patent submitted in Germany circa August 1924 and a year later in the USA). The two leading manufacturers of classical equipment offer some slight customisations, but the mechanics are largely...
Pilates for Men

Pilates for Men

Even though Pilates was created by a macho man (picture Joseph with his cigars and swimming trunks), Pilates studios are more often frequented by women. Maybe its the style of exercise (seen as ‘feminine’) or the erroneous perception that it’s not strenuous or...
Asked/Answered. Neck and Toe Tensometers: What are they?

Asked/Answered. Neck and Toe Tensometers: What are they?

Upon first entry, a prospective client often remarks at how the Pilates studio looks like a torture chamber. I don’t agree … unless of course you are looking at the tensometers. These devices stir up images of torture-based dentistry. I definitely imagine a cross-over...
Positive Body Talk with Fiona Sutherland

Positive Body Talk with Fiona Sutherland

The Movement Refinery aims to connect our community with specialist practitioners who can help you build your best self. We have the Pilates side of things totally covered. For other topics that fall more broadly under the wellbeing umbrella, it’s important to bring...

New studio opens 9 August - 118 Errol Street North Melbourne

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