Reformer Pilates & Mat Pilates, Barre, Boxing and Yoga, there is no shortage of ways you can invest in yourself at Essentials Studio, a beautifully curated studio in Gold Coast’s Miami Beach.

We chat to co-founder Lotti Carbone, who has the Midas touch when it comes to showing women that they hold their power to feeling fabulous.



Tell us about your studio when did it open?
We opened Essentials Studio in December 2021, I was very lucky and met the right people at the right time.

How did the idea come about?
I love Pilates. I love People and I love talking hi, hi. So, one day I randomly met my (now) business partner at the shopping mall, who offered to support me in creating a studio.


What was the idea behind the studio? Where did you get your inspiration?
The idea was to create a safe and fun place for women to move their bodies and to feel the best version of themselves. Everyone should leave Pilates feeling motivated and empowered.


What is your signature style of Pilates?
I love a real BURN. I love being creative in the studio and express my creativity through movement and music. My signature class is a combination of modern Pilates, Barre Pilates and a whole lot of giggles.



Why is it different?
Essentials Studio is different as it has four different modalities ( Mat Pilates, Reformer Pilates, Boxing & Yoga). Our community is welcoming, and you will start falling in love with moving your body and the women in your class will become friends for life.


What is your favourite feedback you’ve received?
That I have created a welcoming community, that doesn’t feel daunting and that coming to class is the highlight of their day.


Why do you do what you do / teach?
I do it and love it because of the PEOPLE, waking up at 3:45 am every morning can get tough but then I come to the studio and see all the cute faces of my clients and there is my WHY. I know I can make a difference in someone’s life, which is super rewarding.


You sometimes train at other studios – tell us about the industry as it seems very supportive and collaborative?
I have been in the industry for over 7 years, worked and managed different studios. There are so many incredible studios around us and I believe that there is room for all of us.


When you work out yourself what do you do? How often do you do it ?
I teach A LOT of classes, so sometimes I teach and that is it for me. Otherwise, I love going to Pilates classes myself and enjoy being the student.


What are your personal interests beyond Pilates?
I love coffee dates with my girlfriends, family time, reading by the beach, going to the movies, visiting new places and date nights with my fiancé.


What do you look for in studio wear?


How do you style your pieces from studio and beyond?
I love an oversized hoodie or crew neck jumper with my studio wear. And I am obsessed with sneakers, which always match my outfit.


Workout playlist … GO!
Rhianna don’t stop the music.
Beyonce Cuff IT
Be the one Dua Lipa


Is there an art to creating a studio playlist? If so, what is it?
Move and count to the beat hahaha


Do you wear jewellery when you work out?
I LOVE my gold jewellery. My gold chain and gold hoops all day every day. Makes every outfit pop.


Lo or high-tops?
ufff that depends on the occasion.


One thing/ accessory you wouldn’t leave the house without.
My rings!


How would you describe your personal style in three words?
Chic, casual. sporty. Blazer. tights and sneakers are MY VIBE.