With a strong focus on health and wellbeing, the Adelaide Hills has become a haven of fantastic yoga, pilates and mindful activities that aim to nourish your mind and body. With an abundance of studios and all with qualified trainers, you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to throwing yourself into a new hobby or fitness regime.
If you’re yet to discover what’s on offer, we recommend maintaining an active lifestyle by embracing your inner yogi. With both physical and mental benefits, it’s one of the most versatile workouts that’s proven to help with stress, to ease muscle pain and headaches, improve sleep and lead to a happier state of mind.
Or, if yoga doesn’t really sound like your thing, another great option is to immerse yourself into pilates. Very similar to yoga, pilates focuses on increased muscle strength and tone, improved posture, safe rehabilitation of joint and spiral injuries, improved flexibility, stress management, relaxation, and more.
However, we also know practicing yoga or pilates isn’t for all – sometimes you just need a more intense workout to really get the calories burning and your heartrate peaking.
Here is our guide to some of the best yoga, pilates and mindful activities in the Adelaide Hills we’re sure you’ll love.
Unfold Yoga, Mount Barker
A sanctuary in the Adelaide Hills, this studio is perfect for those wanting to establish a healing yoga practice or take their existing practice to a new level.
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Peak Physique Hot Yoga, Mount Barker
For those wanting to burn the extra calories, Peak Physique Hot Yoga is the place for you. With benefits of weight loss, muscle toning, strength enhancement, detoxification, general wellbeing, and stress and anxiety management, it’s a great way to help reach your goals.
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Australian School of Meditation & Yoga, Nairne
Held at the Nairne Soldiers Memorial Hall, the Australian School of Meditation & Yoga offer Deep Peace Meditation & Kirtan classes and/or Hatha Yoga Asana classes to those of all ages and fitness levels. Deep Peace Meditation & Kirtan is free and a truly soothing class to calm, rest and revitalise the mind, body and soul. Alternatively, Hatha Yoga Asana is just $10 per class and focuses on increasing your strength and flexibility.
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Nairne Yoga Studio, Nairne
Feel calm and relaxed at Nairne Yoga Studio. Perfect for beginners or advanced yogis, classes focus on calming breath exercises, gentle movements, warming stretches, strengthening poses and restorative relaxation.
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Adelaide Hills Bikram, Stirling
Founded by local hills residents, Adelaide Hills Bikram is a welcoming environment that aims to nourish your body, mind and soul. Hot Yoga is practiced in a room heated to 40° with 40% humidity so it’s certainly a unique experience! Following a healing sequence of 26 postures and 2 breathing exercises lasting 90 minutes it will energise and revitalise every bone, joint, ligament and muscle in your body.
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Keen on Yoga, Bridgewater
Owner and teacher, Judy Keen, first was introduced to yoga over 18 years ago where her passion for yoga started. Now a fully qualified Yoga Instructor and member of Yoga Australia, Judy shares her love for the practice with the Adelaide Hills running classes that focuses on the union of the mind, body and spirit. Whether you’d like to come and go as a casual or sign up as a regular yogi, she offers classes to suit all levels of experience.
Find out more: Keen on Yoga
The Pilates Depot, Mount Barker
Reformer Pilates is all the rage at the moment – and for good reason! It’s a fantastic workout that is generally more intense and more dynamic than mat based Pilates as it adds resistance via the use of springs as part of the machine. If you’ve ever wanted to give it a go, The Pilates Depot offers various types of classes such as high and low intensity, rehabilitation, Seniors, Pre/Postnatal, Mums & Bubs, Private Sessions and DIY group sessions.
Find out more: The Pilates Depot
Physio Pilates Proactive, Stirling
This Physiotherapy and Pilates studio in Stirling offers a little bit of everything to the Adelaide Hills. All Pilates instructors are also qualified Physiotherapists so bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to every moment. With a program that features Pilates Mat, Reformer, Circuit, and Strength & Conditioning, it’s a great way to combine physiotherapy with exercise to recover from or rehab injury.
Find out more: Pilates Proactive
Stirling Pilates, Stirling
Focusing on small supervised classes, Stirling Pilates aims to help you improved your posture, muscle tone, balance and joint mobility over an hour of mindful movements. Located in the Woorabinda Environment Centre above the tranquil Woorabinda Lake Reserve, you can exercise while absorbing a beautiful view.
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Back in Motion, Mount Barker
If you’re looking for somewhere that has it all, Back in Motion at Mount Barker combines physiotherapy, massage, Clinical Exercise, and exercise and rehab where you can enjoy one-on-one or semi-private classes. Additionally, they also offer remedial massage, aquatic physiotherapy, Mums & Bubs vibration therapy, dry needling and more!
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Fitness Factory Health Club, Mount Barker
Family owned and operated, this health club in Mount Barker is all about helping you reach your fitness goals. With all the latest and best equipment on offer, there is a strength room with over 50 pieces of new Panatta equipment and a cardio/functional fitness area that includes kettle bells, battle ropes and a weighted sled plus treadmills, bikes, cross trainers, rowers and stair masters. There’s also a group fitness studio too, offering Les Mills classes with accredited instructors that know how to give that extra push of encouragement.
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F45 Mount Barker
The craze that’s sweeping the nation, F45 focuses on 45 minute high intensity group circuit training. Designed to help keep you strong, lean and healthy the workouts are tough but the after workout endorphins are worth it. If you’re looking to kickstart your health and fitness journey, sign up for their 8 week challenge running four times throughout the year. It combines a meal plan with their class schedule to help you really smash your fitness goals.
Find out more: F45 Mount Barker
Step Into Life, Mount Barker
If you’re looking to get involved in the community and meet other like-minded people, join Step into Life for Group Outdoor Personal Training. A fun and friendly atmosphere that is perfect for all fitness levels, sessions include cardio, toning and strengthening, boxing, Pilates and yoga, Boot Camp and more, that are located at St Francis De Sales College and Keith Stephenson Park.
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24Fit Mount Barker
If you’re on the hunt for a gym that is open 24 hours a day, 24Fit is a South Australian owned family business that is dedicated to providing you with flexibility when it comes to health and fitness. With personal training available or the option to do your own thing, it’s the perfect place for all fitness levels.
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Anytime Fitness, Mount Barker
Another 24 hour access gym, Anytime Fitness allows you to work out when you want. Your membership also allows you access to over 500 clubs around Australia plus their app containing over 1,100 workouts aimed to give you guidance and structure. There’s also free group classes.
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If you’re interested in joining any of these classes, then click on the links above, find out more, and book a session. There’s nothing holding you back!
And, if you’re looking for a new place to call home in the Adelaide Hills, then talk to us about living at Newenham. A place where wellbeing starts with bigger blocks and beautiful, natural surroundings, giving you room to relax, spread your wings and enjoy the things that matter most.
Newenham Sales & Information Centre, open 12 – 5pm every day at 164 Flaxley Road, Mount Barker.