The best of mind body exercise for healthy living and a community that cares about your wellbeing
barre pilates yoga stretch and body conditioning classes delivered online, outdoors and in the studio
THE STUDIO IS OPEN
The studio is open with 8-12 people per class in a Covid-safe environment.
Reverse cycle air-conditioning means the studio is ready for any temperature.
ONLINE classes save time and money
Monday - Friday 6.30 am
Jump out of bed, grab a coffee and join us. And you get sent the recording afterward so you can do the class at your leisure
what makes us stand out from the crowd?
Just Believe Fit is not just a place to exercise. It is a vibrant community of people who value genuine interaction with others as part of their well being experience.
We embrace the fact that each day is a new day and everyone who walks through our door is different. We invite you to go with the flow and to mix and match class styles and intensities to suit your individual needs. In staying true to mindful practice, we encourage you to listen to your body and respond without expectation or judgement. We want you to be comfortable being you and love what you do.
Just Believe thrives on being part of the Thornbury hub. We support artists by commissioning their work, collaborate with other small businesses, fundraise for charity and even sponsor the Thornbury Bowls Club.
"These classes are not about what I look like, but the way I feel on the inside, and that's why I keep coming."
MELISSA MACKEY, NORTHCOTE
"These classes have transformed the way I feel and the way I move. I can't believe the difference they have made to my life."
ELIZA HOPE, NORTHCOTE
"I love Marisa's class. Thanks to Marisa I have found a balance and strength I didn't know I had. Marisa can explain the movements, their purpose and provide encouragement and laughter all at the same time. I feel stronger and braver after her classes."
SARAH COFFEY, NORTHCOTE
"After a stressful week, it is wonderful to start to relax and breathe properly with a Pilates class on a Friday morning. With balls, mats and bands, the class helps my body and brain wake up, and it makes the weekend so much more fruitful and enjoyable."
JANICE LUCAS, NORTHCOTE
"Marisa is a delight as a blended yoga/pilates instructor. She is friendly and approachable with a great ability to instruct a group with wide-ranging abilities."
LIZ GOODEN, PUBLIC RECORD OFFICE VICTORIA
"Centred, stretched and serene after this class. Thank you."
MELINDA RANDALL, COBURG
"Fabulous all-over workout and a great way to start the weekend."
AMANDA WILD, NORTHCOTE
"This is my little island of calm in the middle of the week and I adore it. Jess is fantastic at guiding you through the fundamentals and giving context to what you are doing. I love the insights she shares into yoga as a practice and the emphasis on the mat being a safe place to work out all the things you encounter out in the world. Every class also ends with a lovely caring gesture from Jess, which is really touching - a blanket over you, an affirmation, a calming touch or essential oil - so lovely!"
CHRISTINE ELLEM, NORTHCOTE
"Sensational! I love JBFit and the gorgeous new studio!"
LUCY ANDERSON, BRUNSWICK
"I HAVE FOUND MY WEIRD, SWEET, NON-JUDGEMENTAL EXERCISING PEOPLE! I am unashamedly in love with this studio, "Just Believe Fit", the clientelle and their instructors. Not having exercised for too many years to admit to...ok, at least 9. Thinking I was too old to start now (50+), I thought my fitness class options were over. I struggle with studios that are too cool for school, TV's in gyms, blasts of cold aircon, commercial radio makes me want to puke, it bothers me that people all wear the same stuff and that those places smell...weird. So, a friend took me to "Just Believe Fit" in a laneway in Thornbury a few months ago. They have been open for about 18 months now. Pilates, Barre, Yoga, Strength Training amongst other classes. Classes are filled with women and men of all shapes, sizes, ages, and ethnic backgrounds. I am so comfortable there I don't even care what class I join in on (blokeylates...pilates for men is a ripper). Yes I'm female but they don't care. It's inclusive, relaxed, the instructors are great across the board, and it's incredibly good value for money (I joined on an annual one off payment so I go whenever I like). The instructors are as quirky as the clients; classes are 12 or less which is great if exercising in public is daunting at all or if you don't like crowds. Hello. I feel like a better version of myself having found them. Yay."
ANNA PHIPPS ALPHINGTON
"Incredibly energizing way to start the day - Marisa keeps it new and
engaging each week. Love this class!"
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
"Another 5 stars on top of the 5 stars already! This class
is very grounding and stays with you after the class, so much so that it
made me have the best nights sleep in ages! Cat’s approach is really nice
and you’ll be addicted to the calming vibe it brings."
I’m loving the classes coming straight into my home. I really appreciate the community Just Believe Fit is keeping together
Ro B, Kew East
I've been taking 30-minute morning Stretch and Strengthen classes with Just Believe Fit ever since the lockdown began. It's been a wonderful way to start my day, with great instruction and a real community feel. I've also taken a couple of Yoga Nidra evening relaxation sessions, which have also been really beneficial. There is a friendliness and level of personal service on offer here that I haven't found anywhere else. Thanks to Marisa and her team.
David Cobb, Alphington
I have been totally enjoying the online exercise classes put together by JBF. They have kept me fit during COVID. They make me feel connected to community in these ISO times. We exercise, have a chat & laugh & that all helps to lift the spirits. The Zoom system is easy to use and the instructors are all very helpful.
Julie Game, Thornbury
I have joined the Just Believe Fit studio as Covid 19 pandemic forced us all indoors so my only experience with Marissa and her team is via Zoom and I love it! I can't imagine leaving the house to go for a work out when I can look grungy in my own home and no-one can see me! I started with the 10 class pass ($10 per class is great value) and have tried a bit of everything but I am hooked on the Chair Barre Cardio sessions that get ones heart rate up and every muscle gets a work out. I also love that we get sent the link to repeat the session in our own time or if the set Zoom time does not suit you on the day you can do it when it best works for you. I have also just signed up for the "Work Well" package - a 30 minute stretch & strengthen express class that I am not ready for at 06.30 am but can do when I get home from work using the link Marisa sends in the morning. Marisa, Lauren and Cat are wonderful instructors with lots of advice on correct technique as we go through the exercises and Marisa has the best retro music ever. Hoping to stay strong and fit for a long time.Merilyn Bear, Thornbury
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Just Believe Fit is established as a registered Fitness Australia business and also a partner to other organisations that align with our fitness & health values.