Embracing a Healthy Lifestyle: Exercise for Joy, Not Just Weight Loss


Do you ever find yourself desiring to effortlessly slip into your old favourite pair of jeans? Do you look at your body in the mirror and zone in on your ‘trouble spots’ and think if only I could lose a few kgs then it would all be ok. Do you wake up and pinch and prod your stomach rolls? Do you compare yourself to everyone around you? 

You’re not alone in wanting to shed those inches around your waist. Or slim down your thighs. Or tone your arms. The list goes on and on. 

But the thing is… it’s NEVER ENDING!

There is always another thing for us women to ‘improve’

And before you know it… life has flashed by and you realise you spent your youth worried about your ‘muffin top’ that most likely no one even ever noticed.
For us, from the ages of 11 to our early 20s, we grappled with this obsession. We were in a relentless cycle of dieting and over-exercising, constantly counting calories, weighing and measuring. Our moods and self-esteem became hostages to that number on the scale. When it reported weight loss, we celebrated, when it indicated weight gain, we gave in to self-loathing.

Now, in our 30s, we occasionally feel those old insecurities. But thankfully, we’ve learnt effective tools to manage these thoughts so they don’t take us down that dark, self-hating path.

It was a journey, to say the least, but we eventually shifted our perspectives. Instead of seeing exercise as a means to an end (weight loss), we began to use it as a tool for nurturing our mental and physical health. The transformation wasn’t immediate, but we can assure you, every step of the journey was 100% worth it.

You might be wondering, how did you stop the weight loss obsession?

This is where MerryBody comes in. Everything we’ve learnt along the way is inside this App. It’s a tool to help you exercise for joy and not just weight loss. 
The method is surprisingly simple…. we combined the mindset practice of Self-Acceptance with Yoga, Pilates and Meditation.
When you’re a part of MerryBody you’ll create a regular exercise routine but the real magic is that you’ll experience huge boosts in your self-esteem and self-worth. When this happens you naturally start making life-affirming choices. You find it easier and easier to make time for yourself and your health.

You’ll notice in MerryBody Yoga and Pilates classes that we never talk about, burning calories, or losing weight, we don’t draw attention to your muffin top, tummy pooch or tuck shop lady arms. Instead, we remind you of your magnificence! 

This doesn’t mean we are anti-weight loss, it just means we care about how you feel on the journey to it! It means we don’t obsess about it. We also remind you that there’s a bigger picture, a regular Yoga and Pilates routine can unlock a wealth of benefits far beyond weight loss.  

Experience amazing benefits from Yoga, Pilates and Meditation

From greater strength, improved flexibility, better fitness, less stress and more mental clarity. This is just the beginning! When you experience MerryBody Pilates and Yoga you can expect to feel… more confident, motivated and vibrant. As you create your regular practice, more life-changing benefits will unfold

The best part, as we’ve already mentioned, creating a consistent routine with MerryBody is simple.

We made sure of this because the biggest struggle we hear, again and again, is that you don’t have time to make exercise a habit.

Don’t get us wrong, it can be hard to fit it all in, we understand. However, this is precisely why at-home online workouts are so effective! No more commutes to the gym and no need for an early arrival to secure your spot in the Yoga class.

You simply find time in your day, work it around your schedule!  It could be a quick 10-minute Pilates session in the morning or an evening Yoga class after the kids are asleep.

Not only do online workouts save you time, but they also make less room for your excuses. You are able to prioritise your health without disrupting your daily schedule. You simply roll out your mat and press play on a class, anytime and anywhere!

If you’re ready to begin a new chapter. If you’re ready to let go of the old ways and welcome in something new and refreshing, start MerryBody today.

Experience the transformative power of Yoga, Pilates and Meditation with our 7-Day Trial.

We invite you to commit to just one Pilates class, one Yoga class, and one Meditation session during this period.


To personalise the experience to your needs, use the easy to use filters to find classes that align with your desired length, level, and focus. With options ranging from 10 to 30 minutes, even the busiest of schedules can fit in a MerryBody class.

Imagine this – you can complete a Pilates, Yoga and Meditation class, all in under 30 minutes!  

We’ll leave you with our MerryBody mantra, we end each and every class like this…

Always remember you are amazing, right here and right now.

You hear these words enough and you begin to truly believe them! 

Always merrymaking,
Emma + Carla

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