Pilates Studio

Mat, Rerformer & Circuit classes.

Private sessions.

Pilates by VDS is a private run studio located in Prestons catering to class or private Pilates session needs. We cater to the needs of everyone from all walks of life.

At Pilates by VDS, we want to help you achieve your goals and get the most benefits out of your Pilates training, but more importantly, we want you to truly enjoy yourself while you do it! 


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Change happens through movement and movement heals.

Our Classes

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Pilates Mat

A variety of mat classes to choose from.  Pure Mat, Mat Fusion, HIIP and VIN/YIN Yoga. Open to all levels.

Pilates Reformer

Not sure where to begin? Start with an Intro Reformer class and work your way up to a Reformer Foundation or Reformer Fit class.

Pilates Over 50s

Use it or lose it right ! Stretch & Move classes keep your bones strong, your joints mobile & your spine flexible helping you to feel younger & move better.

Why Choose Pilates by vds

Customized Instruction in every class

Our studio is a contemporary pilates studio that upholds and perpetuates the work of Joseph and Clara Pilates. Our teachers have studied at the  highest calibre of schools such as BASI, Polestar and Authentic Pilates studio.

With our knowledge and experience, our classes are creative and challenging while always catering to all levels. Pilates by VDS is big on energy and we believe in surrounding yourself with people that lift you up and encourage your goals—and that’s exactly what you will feel in our boutique space.


Move better with PIlates

Live your best Pilates body

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Our studio space has been designed to fill you with energy and inspiration, as you transition from movement to movement to rebuild and re-energise the body.

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Strength Building

Pilates uses your body weight for resistance, over time, core strength, flexibility, and muscle tone will begin to increase

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Attending a regular pilates class before, during and after your pregnancy has many benefits. These benefits include strengthening your core, upper body, legs and glutes.

balance body and mind

Positive Energy Feel

We offer the perfect environment for nurturing positive energy and lasting relationships with clientele and instructors. We are our own pilates community.
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Fitness Building

Pilates is designed to increase muscle strength and endurance, as well as flexibility and to improve posture and balance all contributing to overall enhanced fitness.

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Pilates will teach you how to engage your muscles correctly, which will lead to increased activation during core exercises and a ‘tighter tummy’. With more range of motion in your spine & joints as well as better breathing, all of these healthy practices can lead to weight loss.

Expert Intsructors

Meet Our Team

Vanessa De Santi

Vanessa De Santi

Founder and Pilates Instructor

My passion for Pilates is like no other and I’m so excited to share my passion with you! I have been in the dance and fitness industry for over 30 years. My career as a professional dancer took me all over the world. I began practising Pilates after years of injuries and was intrigued by the mind-body connection, challenging repertoire, and instant results.

​I look forward to being an integral part to helping you reach your fitness goals.

– Dip in Pilates Studio (Polestar)
– Cert IV in Mat work Pilates (Polestar)
– International Pilates Mat Training (BASI)
– Advanced Post Natal Programming
– FIA Cert III & IV in Fitness
– Diploma in Dance & Performing Arts
– Senior first Aid and CPR Certificate
– Fitness Australia Member Level 2



Studio Pilates Instructor

My experience encompasses 3 years of Pilates prior to beginning my instructor training. I saw great results in my body that I had not experienced with other forms of exercise and felt others would benefit as well. I started with a mat course and progressed to becoming a Professional Pilates Instructor with a Diploma course in contemporary.

Following then into the original Classical Pilates system that Joe himself had introduced so I could understand more deeply his work. I then added Yin yoga to my repertoire as I found it so beneficial to my clients and more recently Vinyasa Yoga. My many years in the industry has given me the ability to see deeply into bodies.



Contemporary Pilates Instructor

I fell in love with Pilates when encouraged to attend a class with my sister who had been obsessed with Vanessa’s work for many years before me. I was your typical ‘gym junkie’ style training girl but I never seemed to be able to achieve my flexibility goals. A few classes in and I was hooked for life. Not only was I able to improve my flexibility but also develop a love for my body and some extra abs along the way.  I now practice Pilates approximately 3 times a week and have never felt leaner and stronger. My personal favourite style of Pilates is a modern fusion of reformer with some cheeky props and spicy RnB tunes pumping.

My ultimate goal is to motivate clients to love their bodies no matter what. You can catch me in the studio on Monday nights.


What Participants Are Saying

"My first initial phone consultation Vanessa showed interest in my goals and concerns. She is passionate in providing support and guidance in all the equipment used ensuring the moves are done correctly. She is full of energy. The group classes are great and can be tailored to your strength and ability. Everyone is welcoming, great studio atmosphere, small classes and Vanessa is a passionate friendly Pilates professional. Highly recommend."

Margaret Yazbek

VDS Participant

"Vanessa is all about the client, she always is one step ahead with tailoring each and everyone's needs ! she has an excellent ability to connect with her clients. She has helped me manage back pain and I've always walked out feeling better in the mind and body.
I would highly recommend Pilates by VDS to anyone."
Silvia Mammone

VDS Participant

"I have been attending Pilates by VDS for close to 5 years and in that time I have learned so much about my body and how to move it. There are classes available for all levels. Vanessa has so many years experience and she is great at modifying an exercise or making it more challenging to accommodate everyone’s needs.

Thank you to Vanessa and her expert team for keeping me strong and in shape and being amazing, attentive & talented instructors. I feel empowered each and every time."

Lucy Monforte

VDS Participant

Ready to Make a Change?

If you're ready to live your best Pilates body with us then book into a class or join one of our membership packages and start your journey with Pilates by VDS today! 

Ph: 0404 656 013   |

57 Minnamurra Circuit, Prestons NSW 2170