Pilates tones the body and helps develop strength throughout. It uses different positions and movements to correct body alignment and balance. Both machine Pilates and Pilates mat will complement and enhance your existing workouts and activities.



Pilates is for everyone...

General Conditioning

Pilates is a great challenge. It promotes balance, alignment and strength throughout the whole body. An effective and enjoyable workout.


As we get older our bodies start to loose flexibility, muscle tone and balance.  Pilates has been shown to improve all these areas.  It is so important to keep the body moving. Pilates is an effective but also gentle way of achieving this.

Specific Conditions

Pilates has a history and reputation as an effective form of rehabilitation and treatment for specific conditions.

Pre and Post Natal

During this exciting and challenging time your body goes through many changes. Pilates is an effective and gentle form of exercise addressing areas such as the pelvic floor and providing the opportunity to move the body through different ranges of motion which change as pregnancy progresses.  

Pilates for Men

Pilates is for men. Pilates was developed in the early 20th century by a boxer and gymnast named Joseph Pilates. The method was actually created to train athletes and recovering soldiers. It increases strength and lengthening of the muscles as well as creating a greater awareness of how to move the body effectively. Whether recovering from a sports injury, improving movement for a hobby or simply wanting to get the body working after a day at the office, Pilates is a positive move.


Pilates focuses on lengthening as well as strengthening the muscles, and is a great workout to help target those postural muscles and build a greater awareness for how your body is responding to those long hours at a desk. Pilates is also an effective way to help relieve tension and clear the mind. It's a wonderful feeling being able to finish off the day refreshed and re-energised.


BASI Method

Pilates for a Purpose is a modern & fully equiped boutique studio based in Wynnum/Manly QLD. Each class is closely monitored by a qualified BASI instructor. Classes have been kept small so technique can be closely observed and results achieved. We are passionate about individuals learning the BASI method and experiencing its incredible results. 

The BASI method uses an effective system, which ensures the entire body is addressed within a session.



Emily Lamb

Owner, Certified BASI instructor, Assistent Faculty - BASI Australia,
Booty Barre
& Rhythm Pilates Instructor


Emily started practising the Pilates method when she was 12 years old.  She was suffering from chronic TMJ and back issues and was referred to Pilates by her physiotherapist.  Emily grew to love Pilates and rely on its outstanding benefits in her every day life as a teenager and adult.  More recently Pilates has supported her through pregnancy and caring for two children.

In 2013 Emily decided to leave the corporate life and began the full Comprehensive Training Course with Body Arts and Science International (BASI).  Emily passionately believes in the BASI system and the incredible results it can provide.  Since then Emily has completed her Booty Barre and Rhythm Pilates training along with various other related courses. 

After qualifying, Emily worked for some of the BASI studios including Pilates Studio 64, operated by Jordanna & Shayne Smith (BASI Pilates Australia – Directors).  Undertaking a mentoring partnership with Jordanna allowed Emily to continue refining and developing her Pilates and anatomy knowledge over the last few years.

In 2017, Emily created Pilates for a Purpose (previously Body Fit Pilates 2014-2016). P4P is a client centred boutique studio that is driven by the individual needs of its clients. Emily is passionate about genuinely helping clients get the most out of Pilates.  She confidently believes in its effectiveness for all lifestyles. She loves being able to support people through their own Pilates journey.

Emily considers it an incredible honour joining the BASI Pilates Australia team as assisting faculty.  She looks forward to furthering her knowledge and learning from such inspiring Pilates specialists as well as sharing the BASI method with upcoming students.