What happens when two Candice’s meet in a hip happening boutique fitness studio in New York City (NYC)? It’s called Core Candy and it’s Melbourne’s newest boutique fitness studio, with workouts straight from the big apple.
Melbourne finance lawyer Candice Ota met New York actor, singer and dancer Candice Brown in a Brooklyn Barre and Pilates studio when she was living in NYC. When she returned to her native Melbourne she longed for the variety and quality of classes and studios she became accustomed to in New York. One little phone call was all it took to lure broadway star Candice to bring a new approach and different style of studio to the world’s most liveable city.
Multi-talented instructor extraordinaire Brown has created a variety of workouts combining her training in Pilates, dance, acrobatics, and traditional strength training to develop workouts that are exclusive to Core Candy.
There’s Accelerate – an endurance, strength building, high intensity interval training workout with quick, intense bursts of exercise followed by active recovery. The magic in this type of workout lies in the fact it keeps you burning calories for hours after you’ve left the studio – now that’s a win, isn’t it? It incorporates the use of springs, kettle balls, medicine balls, resistance bands and body weight.
If you prefer something a little less intense there is Barre, a full body, high intensity, low impact workout that fuses ballet, Pilates and strength training. It’s great for all over body toning and lengthening.
And then there’s springboard Pilates which is unique to Core Candy. Think of it as a cross between mat and reformer Pilates, with springs attached to the wall and the use of other props like rollers, therabands, rings and balls.
Whether you like to huff and puff and sweat it all out, or you prefer a gentler workout you’ll have no trouble finding a workout your core will thank you for thanks to these two lovely ladies at Core Candy.
Level 1, 349 Chapel Street, South Yarra