Pilates on the Coast, Central Coast Pilates studio is passionate about improving the quality of life for all of our clients. Our studio’s philosophy is centred around creating a full body, mind and spirit experience, using the Pilates method and mindfulness techniques. At Pilates on the Coast, our goal is to teach understanding, not just exercises.

Why choose Pilates on the Coast?

  • Access to accredited Pilates instructors with 10+ years of experience
  • New & challenging exercises at every class
  • Access to state-of-the-art equipment including Reformers, Cadillac & Spine Correctors
  • Affordable & flexible class prices
  • Smaller class sizes to provide a tailored, safe & immersive approach to Pilates
  • A diverse class format suitable for beginner Pilates, pre-and-post-natal women as well as interactive online Pilates classes for those who can’t make it to our studio
  • Online booking, payments and cancellations
  • A community of friendly & fun people whom are committed to better health & continually evolving!


Vanessa Bernardi

Vanessa Bernardi is the owner and primary instructor of Pilates on the Coast. She started her career as a personal trainer and fitness instructor in Brazil after graduating with a Bachelor degree in Health and Physical Education, and Sports Science. She also graduated with a degree in Business and has completed numerous courses including:

  • Human Anatomy: Musculoskeletal Cases (Harvard University)
  • Cognitive Fitness (Harvard University)
  • Postural Analysis (BR)
  • Advanced Matwork (BR)
  • Advanced Reformer (BR)
  • Advanced Cadillac (BR)
  • Advanced Wunda Chair (BR)

Suffering from a lower back injury for years, she was introduced by her former boss to Pilates. After experiencing the results on her own body she was in awe of the method.  She completed an extensive Pilates Course (Matwork and Equipment) in 2007 and has been exclusively teaching Pilates ever since. After accumulating 10 years of experience and opening her own Pilates studio in Brazil, Vanessa decided to move to Australia four years ago. During this period she worked in a few of the most prestigious Pilates studios in Sydney and was mentored by Brad Leeon (Leeon Pilates Studio).

Vanessa is incredibly passionate about her job and a strong believer in mindfulness and the idea of using controlled and precise movements to achieve a better lifestyle.

“Pilates is what I do best and I love teaching my clients how to improve their physical and mental well-being through the Pilates method. My biggest reward is to witness my clients getting stronger, healthier and more connected with their own bodies. We all deserve to be our best version.”


Pilates is a mind-body movement practice that focus on strengthening your core – abdominals, back extensors, and other trunk muscles. It is a low impact and progressive exercise that involves precise movements and specific breathing techniques.


  • Increased core strength

  • Boosted flexibility and joint mobility

  • Improved posture

  • Reduced risk for injuries

  • Enhanced mood

  • Improved cognitive abilities

  • More energy and a clearer mind.

Giving back to the Central Coast community

Our Central Coast Pilates studio is planning to teach a monthly class with a nominated community group, charity organisation or school. If you would like to suggest an organisation within the Central Coast area, please contact us.

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