To celebrate the launch of an exciting collaboration between One Hot Pilates and The Real Food Movement, One Hot Pilates celebrated this last week with an intimate hot pilates class followed by a pure and delicious lunch at their South Yarra studio. A well aligned partnership, the two local businesses also teamed up with South Yarra’s Greene Street Juice to give attendees a real taste of their world of health and wellness.

Pilates-in-Studio-3One Hot Pilates & Yoga was born in 2012 from the collaboration and marriage of architect Robert Mills and yoga/pilates teacher, Lucinda Mills. Truly an urban sanctuary, the Chapel St adjacent studio is one of Australia’s only Hot Mat Pilates offerings. Their entire space is a skilful blend of architecture, yoga, pilates, landscape and technology.

The 50-minute classes are held in one of their two architecturally designed studios, which is kept at a snug 27 degrees Celsius with their unique fresh air heating system. Both traditional and contemporary pilates props and sequences are used, with strong sequences highlighting mobility and control of the core and spine. Consistent pilates practice can improve overall wellbeing and holistic awareness, with attention placed on breathing, balance, alignment and coordination.

fivePost pilates instruction, The Real Food Movement took the floor and did not disappoint. Founder and owner Melissa Tal started her business after embarking on a journey to find out what was really in the food she consumed. Growing up on a farm, Tal didn’t eat any packaged food until she was a teenager. Inspired by her own journey, she founded RFM which provides quick, easy and affordable (think $12-$16 for a main) food options that also happen to be fresh, organic, sustainable and local.

While RFM caters of vegetarians, vegans, dairy-free and gluten-free alike, the meals also happen to be delicious. Seriously delicious. Think a starter of coconut oil roasted seasonal vegetables with tahini, a main of hot and sour Thai chicken salad with fresh chilli and lime, and a mouth-watering dessert of dark chocolate brulee with salted caramel and hazelnut praline. All of which is made from local, sustainable and seasonal produce only a day or two prior, and is available daily at their newly opened Chapel Street store.

To top off the session, our friends at Greene Street Juice kindly brought along samples of a specially designed summer flavour for all attendees. The tonic included orange, watermelon and pink grapefruit; the perfect complement to a challenging hot pilates session and cleansing wholefood lunch.

We look forward to keeping up with this exciting collaboration and seeing what’s in store for them in the future.

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