First Timers


Booking classes

All purchases and class bookings are automated and done online. 

There are instructional videos here, but if there is something you're really stuck with, shoot us an email info@whitedogstudio.com.au and we'll create a video and give you a call to sort out your issue.

If a class is fully booked you can join the waitlist and receive an email once you're placed in class, which will happen if someone early cancels from the session (early cancellation is possible until 4 hours before class commences).

Please note, the booking system will move you from the waitlist up until four hours before class if possible, so it's important to keep an eye on your inbox until that time.


Booking appointments for 1:1

For 1:1 Appointments, purchase the 1:1 credit (Pilates/Remedial Massage) online, email the receipt to info@whitedogstudio.com.au and we will call you to book an appointment time. 

1:1 Appointments with Heath are claimable as Remedial Massage, as he is a Remedial Masseur.


Private Health Rebates

So far as we know, all private health providers that recognise Pilates in their schemes will recognise sessions conducted by Heath Lander as he holds a Level 1 Pilates Alliance of Australia membership. Provider numbers are listed on all receipts, but if your fund needs further information please email info@whitedogstudio.com.au


Feel free to come early to the studio

We want you to feel at home. Our waiting area has tea and water, plus plenty of reading material, and relaxing tunes. You are more than welcome to sit and chill out before and after sessions.

Lots of clients like to arrive early and warm up with spiky balls and there are some mats for your own warm up or extra cool down after class.


What to wear or bring

Pilates, Yoga, and Reformer: Bare feet.

HIT/Fitness classes: Often involve running, so you can do either barefoot, in trainers, or barefoot style shoes.

Strength training: Shoes all round please.

Wear clothes appropriate for working out to all classes.

Meditation: No special clothes are necessary. Feel free to bring any blankeys, shawls, clothing that you like to have with you or on you to be warm and comfortable. 


What Level should I be in?

Yoga/Pilates: We generally recommend 3 - 5 All Levels classes for people who are not currently exercising before considering a level 2 class. Level 2 classes can be your first class if you have a regular exercise routine that needs more core strength/flexibility or if you have recent experience in Pilates/gymnastics/yoga/general strength training. IF ENTERING A LEVEL 2 CLASS AS YOUR FIRST CLASS IT IS IMPERATIVE THAT YOU INFORM YOUR INSTRUCTOR.

HIT/Strength Training: Our classes are designed for all-comers and all levels. Our instructor can work all of you to your own particular level, even beginners.

If you're injured or returning from injury: Join our Clinical Pilates sessions, and start out with a Clinical Pilates Intro pack. You'll get a 1:1 and two classes which is often enough to get you into regular classes.


Pre and post natal

Prenatal: if you're already strong and have a regular exercise routine you will do just fine in any of our classes, so long as you work at a level that is safe for you. If not, you will definitely want to start with Level 1. After the first 12 weeks of pregnancy we recommend you progress to Small Group Pilates only, so we can ensure you're well looked after.

If you're postnatal and want to feel strong, safe and supported as you return from pregnancy we strongly recommend Small Group Pilates: start with our Rehab/Small Group Intro pack so that we can spend  together 1:1 getting to know you and your situation. Once you're ready you can then progress to general group classes.


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White Dog Studio provides Melbourne Yoga Classes, Melbourne Pilates Classes and Melbourne Mindfulness Meditation Classes. Book your class online now or call us on 0437 776 291.