July 19, 2019 | News | No Comments
It’s a widely known fact that Australians take their health and fitness seriously. You need only take a stroll down Bondi Beach to witness the buff and bronzed bodies attending yoga, Pilates, bootcamp, CrossFit, F45, and… you get the picture. Of course, that’s only a mere snapshot of fitness-obsessed Australia as a whole – now home to more beautiful yoga studios than we dare to count, we think Aussies are leading the charge when it comes to innovative design and serene spaces that look as good as they make you feel. Case in point: in the last 12 months alone a whole crop of uber-polished fitness and wellness centres have popped up in Sydney and Melbourne. With wellness, balance and a beautifully styled interior in mind, these four spaces might just be the future of fitness Down Under.
Pictured above: Warrior One
Bondi’s answer to a holistic health centre boasts a range of fitness classes, from reformer Pilates, Barre and boxing to personal training and yoga; as well as mind and body therapies like acupuncture, nutrition, massage and psychology. And when you’re finished working up a sweat, you can relax in the on-site café serving delicious, seasonal and plant-based food. With chic, minimalist interiors and a spot facing Sydney’s most famous shoreline, The Well is your one-stop fitness shop.
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78 Campbell Parade, Bondi Beach, thewellbondi.com.au
Conceived by interior design practice Golden, this sleek and tranquil space houses two yoga rooms, a change room/bathroom and, later this year, its own café. Sticking to an interior scheme of white concrete walls, walnut-coloured cabinetry, exposed raw timber beams and pink marble in the bathroom; it also boasts a custom counter by local Melbourne stonemason Den Holm. Set up to complement its light-filled sister studio in Brighton, Warrior One’s chic interior has an immediately zen effect – which is all you could you ask for, really.
228 Beach Road, Mordialloc, warrioroneyoga.com.au
Paramount Recreation Club
Housed on the rooftop of the seriously cool Surry Hills stay Paramount House Hotel, this light and airy fitness centre is awash with stark white, grey and powdery blue tones. Framed by potted plants and a cacti-filled garden, there’s plenty of sunny outdoor space at this newly opened gym and recreation centre. With classes built around three fitness pillars of movement, strength and conditioning, this personalised, boutique approach is rolled out across the entire business.
The Rooftop, 80 Commonwealth Street, Surry Hills, paramountrecreation.club
La Porte Wellness
Modelled after its much admired, aesthetically pleasing shared work spaces in Sydney’s Rosebery, La Porte Wellness is the latest on-brand addition to the group. Offering Pilates, yoga, meditation, nutrition and an infrared sauna, La Porte Wellness’ space is rendered in calming shades of white and timber, offset by wicker furniture, fiddle leaf fig plants and brass bathroom fittings. Abiding by the less is more approach, we can only assume the months-old centre will prove as popular as its studios, function space and office suites.
87-103 Epsom Road, Rosebery, laportespace.com.au
With fitness studios located in Surry Hills, Bondi Beach, Potts Point and Redfern already, BodyMindLife has taken a well-earned break from servicing Sydney’s inner-city suburbs by opening a new studio in Kirrawee. The new Sutherland Shire location brings you the same combination of yoga, Pilates, meditation and infrared sauna therapy to choose from, with light-filled studios rendered in calming shades of white, with brushed concrete and raw timber floors. Catering to all your health and wellness needs, the Kirrawee space offers 75 yoga, reformer Pilates and meditation classes each week.
566-594 Princes Highway, Kirrawee, bodymindlife.com
Shelter, Double Bay
“Feels like a spa, works like a gym” is the ethos behind this luxury wellness space in upscale Double Bay. From the minute you step through the designer door into the soothing light-filled juicery at the front of gym, it feels like you have, indeed, escaped into a five-star health retreat. Offering a slew of wellness options including both infrared and traditional saunas, an ice bath, a juicery and of course, a spin studio to work up a sweat in, it really delivers on all health fronts.
The space was transformed by Anna Trefely from Esoteriko and is a pleasure for the eyes and senses thanks to the natural Scandinavian-style colour palette, considered layout and inclusion of native Australian plants within the space.
A boxing studio is slated to be in the works, due to open in August 2019, providing yet another compelling reason to make Shelter your regular workout go-to.
3 Goldman Lane, Double Bay, the-shelter.com.au