Heath Lander is the owner of White Dog Studio. Heath is a movement nerd, who particularly loves pilates, gymnastics and yoga. He's created his own movement method the Pilates Republic, which he teaches in the studio. And he just launched a programme aimed at Pilates instructors who want to smash it in the industry, The IAP. He's on a mission to show people that getting older doesn't mean you get less strong or less flexible, that you can actually do just as much as you age. It's not all over once you hit 30. He's also great at getting people out of pain or recovered from injury and doing things they never thought they would do again. A book on all of this is coming soon too.
What's the vibe in the studio?
We're not a typical gym, we're not a typical pilates or yoga place, but we offer - and love - all of these things. There's no reason why you can't lift weights and do pilates.
Our studio might be a bit 'rough around the edges' (Melbourne chic, yes?) but WE'RE SHIT-HOT AT WHAT WE DO. We're absolute experts with years of experience in what we teach, and we know our stuff.
We focus on making sure that you FEEL GOOD when you’re with us, that you LIKE WHAT YOU'RE DOING – after all the best workout is one that you actually do, and if you don't enjoy it, you're not going to come back. We want you to LOVE IT as much as we do.
You’ll find the atmosphere in the studio really FRIENDLY AND NON-COMPETITIVE, and lots of customers tell us they come to us instead of going to a gym for that reason. We love that we have a really diverse clientele: all ages, all capabilities, and that we get a lot of guys in our pilates and yoga classes.
We offer a bunch of FREE STUFF...
- A Rewards program that gives you FREE CLASSES just for attending class, mentioning us on FB or recommending us to your friends.
- A great weekly newsletter with tips on health and fitness, meditation, dogs, and life in general
- A growing library of how-to-videos around the kind of techniques we teach in class, so that you can do them yourself at home or while you're travelling.
What else can we tell you?
We love music and so you’ll find the best of Spotify in the studio at all times.
We love art and so you’ll find Heath’s paintings throughout the studio.
Our home is an old concrete tile factory in Footscray and we’re huge fans of this much-underrated bit of Melbourne. It's changing at a rate of knots here and we like that we're building a community that will be a part of the future for the area. Footscray needs local people running local businesses as it develops.
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We hope that if nothing else you've enjoyed reading this. If there are still questions we haven't answered please feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org. Otherwise, hope to see you in the studio soon.