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Beautiful Boutique Fitness Studios & Gyms in Melbourne to Workout in Style

Bend, breathe and sweat your way through a session at the best boutique fitness studios and gyms in Melbourne.

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Remember when a gym used to just be, well, a gym? We don’t either. Melbourne has enthusiastically taken its cues from the boutique fitness craze that began in New York, meaning we now have dozens of wellness sanctuaries that offer more than just a place to exercise, but a whole lifestyle. 

At these boutique fitness studios in Melbourne, you’ll find beautiful architecture, thriving communities, therapy services, and even cafés offered in addition to some seriously hardcore workouts – making rolling out of bed for a 7 am spin class just that little bit easier. 

Best Gyms Melbourne:

Street Pilates (Image Credit: Emma Veness)

Street Pilates 

‘You Look F*kin Good’ is not what you expect to see sprawled across a mirror inside a Pilates studio. But then again, this isn’t your regular Pilates studio. Say hello to Street Pilates, Bayside’s new low-impact, high-vibrations studio.

It's also anything-but-basic; a beautiful strength-focused studio and mentoring program, where traditional Pilates and weights training align with more fast-paced reformer workouts. 

Street’s 45-minute hybrid sessions are curated by founder Annie Counsel, who has over 10 years experience as a high-performance sports coach. Her preference for Pilates leans towards strengthening rather than stretching, with a ‘take no prisoners’ approach.

The space is welcoming too - no standard and sterile traditional Pilates setting here! Instead it's a place kicking goals with its ample vibes, banging playlists and expert, hand-picked trainers, whose focus is on making you your strongest, sweatiest, most confident self.  

88 Talinga Road, Cheltenham 

Club AM:PM

Hawthorn East welcomes the hottest new pilates studio, CLUB AM:PM. Better known as the CLUB, this new full-body dynamic reformer and hot mat pilates studio is ready to sweat. Opened by pilates instructors (and friends), Abby Smith and Hannah Davis, it promises red-hot workouts for all levels, a healthy dose of endorphins and above all, a community where you’re welcome, every day, night and day. Accompanied by bold furniture and unique objects sourced by Good Space, the space also invites guests for a chin-wag pre and post class. It's the club we all want in on. 

469 Riversdale Road, Hawthorn East

1R (Image Credit: Simon Shiff)


Free Prosecco every Friday, luxe facilities, free drink bottles and shower towels, post-workout shakes, and a tonne of events - 1R is not just a gym, it's a full fitness experience! 

Enter 1R's very first Australian location in South Yarra. This London-formed club is one of three worlds, designed to take you on a journey to hell and back. Check in at the boutique fitness studio's beautifully designed upper level, before venturing into a dark and raw world below, brimming with adrenaline and anticipation for what's to come in each of the three studios on-site. 

To get a feel for what 1R are all about, start with a Rebuild class, which is 75% of the intensity of their regular Reshape session. Or jump into a Rumble class (these boxing sessions are beginner friendly), or try a slower-paced Reformer class.

Afterwards, put yourself back together in the restorative space of their changing rooms. One of the best new fitness studios in Melbourne. 

Capitol Grand, Shop 10/625 Chapel Street, South Yarra

Barry's Bootcamp

Barry's Bootcamp

The original HIIT workout, escape into the Red Room for an intense workout experience unlike any other, where you can burn up to 1,000 calories. Barry's Bootcamp offers high intensity interval training that will push you to your limits, with top instructors that will push you to be your best. 

Level 2, Como Centre, 299 Toorak Road, South Yarra 

Insight Body & Mind 

A new multidisciplinary wellness hub and boutique health studio, Insight Body & Mind is combining mindful movement, psychology services and natural medicine under one roof, with total wellbeing in mind. Get a studio that can do both: The space itself exudes a calming haven of light and stone whilst offering a personalised approach to wellness, with it’s aim to nurture the mind-body connection.

Clients can achieve an individually tailored experience by skilled practitioners to meet their health goals. Those wanting to move their body will find a menu of specialised classes ranging from yoga flow and hot pilates, to reformer pilates and barre. For the mind, a team of experienced psychologists with varied specialties are there to provide treatment plans. 

Level 1 & 2/361A Buckley Street, Aberfeldie

Warrior One

Warrior One

One step inside Warrior One’s laid-back yoga studio, and you’ll feel as though you’re in a beachside retreat, rather than ready to start a workout sesh. It’s a transformative experience with an innovative and sensory design that creates an instant and overwhelming feeling of calmness. The main style of yoga here is Vinyasa Flow, and the timetable suits both rigorous as well as meditative aspects of the practice. Don’t leave without lying on the custom-made day beds – they come surrounded by plants and complete with books to peruse. Relish in this moment of quiet reprieve before slowly stepping back into reality and braving the bustling streets outdoors. 

 227/228 Beach Road, Mordialloc

Humming Puppy

Humming Puppy

More than just a cute name, this yoga studio literally hums – at a rate of 7.83 and 40 hertz, frequencies found to help ‘ground’ focus and stimulate peak performance. It’s a little curious to start, but within a few minutes feels totally natural, blocking out distractions and immersing you deeper into your practice. Better yet, clean mats and towels are always provided, so you only need to bring yourself.

2/22 Cecil Place, Prahran

Universal Practice

Universal Practice

A first of its kind, Universal Practice takes a medical first approach to its classes – and every session, from Pilates, yoga and meditation all led by qualified physiotherapists. Taking a physiological approach to fitness, Universal’s classes work to connect the entire body, from our organs, muscles, blood and bones, as well as mental and emotional health. The aim is to take away the pretentiousness around what yoga has become (here’s looking at you, fancy activewear!) and bring the focus back to yoga as a healing science that contributes to our holistic health.  

Level 1, 124 Johnston Street, Fitzroy

Level 1/1441 Malvern Road, Glen Iris

One Hot Yoga

One Hot Yoga

Turn up the heat on your yoga practice to 37°C. This is the temperature of One’s Slow Hot Flow classes, designed to boost your heart rate and calories burned per minute. Sweating is a given, and there’ll be times you question your will to go on, but somehow, the ultra-sleek, architect-designed space still manages to impart tranquillity as you power through to hot yoga glory.

36 River Street, South Yarra

Happy Melon

Happy Melon

You’ll be one ‘Happy Melon’ after visiting this gorgeously-designed holistic wellness studio that melds mindfulness and movement. Both mental and physical health are well looked after with group yoga and Pilates classes offered alongside meditation and naturopathy. Even just hanging out in the beautiful, light-filled space - that looks more like a Vogue Living home tour than a fitness studio – makes you feel instantly at peace.

1252 High St, Armadale



If you’re serious about finally unearthing a set of abs this year, sign up to reformer Pilates classes at Core+.  Here, they take the (admittedly already difficult) workout to the next level by getting you to perform moves on a bed with weighted springs, targeting muscles from all angles. With studios across the city and a team of super engaging instructors, you will keep coming back for more.

167 Camberwell Road, Hawthorn East

188 Bay Street, Port Melbourne

204-206 Bridge Road, Richmond

680 Warrigal Road, Malvern East

555 High Street, Preston

Willow Urban Retreat

Willow Urban Retreat

Hosting fitness classes, spa treatments, Ayurvedic therapy and an on-site café run by an ex-Supernormal chef, you’ll never have to leave this one-stop shop for wellness. Start the morning with a session of rebounding, the buzzed-about mini-trampoline workout designed to be high-adrenaline and low-impact. As a reward, indulge in Willow’s signature rice flour pancakes with caramelised bananas, maple butter and sour cherries.

1203 High Street, Armadale

All For One

All For One

All For One is one of Melbourne's best fitness studios. This full-service wellness haven offers yoga, Pilates and spin to sculpt you from the outside, as well as nutritionists, physiotherapists, masseurs and motivational coaches to get you feeling tip-top from within. Even their calming, nature-inspired interior (there are plants literally in every corner) gets you feeling ultra-zen.

13 Campbell Street, Yarraville

Sum of Us

Sum of Us

Housed in a converted Victorian-style homestead, Sum of Us takes a holistic approach to fitness. You can sweat it out in yoga, Pilates and barre, then take advantage of their on-site nutrition, massage and physiotherapy services. There’s even an onsite café with food prepared by a chef dietician, to be enjoyed in the courtyard or within the minimalist, light-filled studio.

602 High Street, Prahran

Best Gyms Melbourne CBD:

Kaya Health Clubs

Kaya Health Clubs

With multiple locations in the CBD and Prahran, Kaya is the kind of place you’d want to stroll into mid-morning, oat milk flat white in hand. Its two studios' beautiful, minimalist interiors – think mood lighting, neutral tones, and natural woods – have been designed to de-clutter your mind while you strengthen and lengthen your body. Whether you want to destress, work up a sweat, or sculpt those stubborn areas, they offer over 350 classes for all fitness levels across yoga, Pilates, barre, boxing and spinning. More than just a fitness studio, they also offer a range of holistic services such as nutritional consultations and remedial massage.

325 Chapel Street, Prahran

Level 5 Emporium, 287 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne

Downtown Studio

Downtown Studio

Hidden down an unassuming laneway of the CBD, Downtown Studio’s holistic approach to wellness begins with mindful movement. Stunningly serene with its high ceilings, warming natural light and capped class sizes, it’s a great place to learn the basics while feeling safe and supported in your fitness journey. With a range of professional instructors and classes ranging from reformer Pilates to vinyasa yoga, you can expect dynamic movements geared towards strength, mobility, and posture across all classes.  

1 Rankins Lane, Melbourne

Barre Body

Barre Body

Fusing elements of ballet, Pilates and yoga, the barre movement is a strong contender for the fanciest way to get fit. Barre Body’s cosy yet luxe space, complete with warm flickering candles, gives off a spa-like ambience, while attentive instructors make sure newcomers pick up the basics with ease. Here’s to sweating gracefully.

175 Flinders Lane, Melbourne

105B Chapel Street, Windsor

175 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy

4 John Street, South Melbourne

r.a.w studios

r.a.w studios

This luxe health space set in the middle of the CBD redefines your typical fitness experience. Transporting you away from the urban grind, this wellness sanctuary combines barre, martial arts, yoga and functional movement all in one space. There’s also a member’s lounge where you can indulge in an exclusively-designed Japanese Izakaya menu. In case that hasn’t ticked all the boxes, there are also monthly workshops that range from nutrition and wellness to mediation and philosophy. This is one wellness hub you’ll never want to leave.

118 Russell Street, Melbourne

Bodhi & Ride

Bodhi & Ride

Spin class meets dance disco at this futuristic boutique studio, where dimmed lights, LED strobes and DJ-crafted playlists are designed to make you forget you’re not at a nightclub. Energetic instructors lead you through blood-pumping sessions that incorporate dance moves and hand weights. And it’s all in near-darkness, so you can really get wild.

113-118 Russell Street, Melbourne

416-418 Bay Street, Port Melbourne

54 Wilson St, Ellis Street, South Yarra

Ready for your sweat session at these Melbourne fitness classes? Fuel up once you're done with breakfast at one of our best new cafes, or try these healthy restaurants and cafes in Melbourne.

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