Melbourne’s Top Fitness Studios
Discover five of our favourite fitness spots to treat your mind, body and soul.
Just because you’re away from home and out of your typical routine doesn’t mean your fitness regime has to go out of the window. Similarly, it also doesn’t mean getting stuck in sad gyms or forcing yourself to become a runner for the sake of getting some form of movement in! If you’re staying at any of The Sebel’s in Melbourne and are looking for a suitable spot to move, you’ve come to the right place.
Situated in the heart of the CBD, this minimalistic studio will transport you from the bustling streets to a beautiful indoor oasis in an instant. This premier health space is more than just a gym or fitness centre. If you’re looking for proof, it’s even in the name. Translated in Japanese, KĀYA means a place of rest and relaxation, and in Buddhism it refers to both the physical and mental body.
Offering Pilates, yoga, barre, boxing, spin, fitness circuits and more, your holiday body will be well looked after.
LUXE Factor: A holistic approach is essential to our overall wellbeing. To help you to stay well, KĀYA offers customers a herbal medical service. An hour with the resident herbal medicine practitioner and you could be leaving feeling more in balance than when you first arrived.
At Yoga 213, Australia’s first hip-hop yoga studio – a typical vinyasa flow is paired with beats from some of the hottest artists to create a fun and upbeat yoga experience.
Music is at the heart of this popular Richmond spot, perfect for getting your sweat on or stretching it out after a long journey. If hip hop tunes aren’t your first choice don’t stress as reggae, acoustic, indie and electronic jams are also on the cards in chill and yin yoga classes.
LUXE Factor: If you’re after some fun things to do in Melbourne check out the Yoga 213 event calendar. With events that promote yoga on tabletops, live DJ’s and themed nights with world class instructors you won’t want to miss out.
If you’re looking for good vibes add Humming Puppy to your list. Nestled behind the bustling Chapel St just south of the Yarra, this stylish studio will take your yoga experience to the next level. With a variety of class styles ranging from slow and gentle mellow flows to high energy dynamic classes, there’s something for everyone.
Getting your Zen on while holidaying is simple here as mats, towels, showers, hair dryers, lockers and even hair ties are provided! When you’re finished, quench your post-workout thirst with complimentary tea or coconut water. Stop wondering what to do in Melbourne and get to Humming Puppy.
LUXE Factor: Classes at Humming Puppy hum, literally. Developed by one of the world’s leading acoustic engineers, the space uses a combination of 7.83 Hz and 40 Hz humming sounds which reverberate through your body to take the experience to the next level. Expect to leave feeling good from the inside out.
Spin is out and Ride is in at this revolutionary cycling studio. This high-intensity, full body workout is equal parts fun and challenging. Think hill climbs, dumb bell pulses, push ups and more while you’re on the bike, paired with the energetic encouragement of your instructor and fellow riders. Expect to work up some serious sweat but feel like a million dollars afterwards.
LUXE Factor: Each class boasts custom playlists and strobe lights that will pump you up, push you hard and make you work. Check out the schedule before you book to find your perfect ride. Tuesdays are typically dedicated to R&B, Thursdays is a throwback in time and special events like Glow in the Dark rides (covered in glowing paint) or Beyoncé specials are commonplace and worth adding to the itinerary.
For those who live and breathe health, you will find a sanctuary in this beautiful wellness studio. Opt in to yoga, Pilates or meditation or if you’re feeling up to it – all three! The built in café will keep you caffeinated and nourished with dishes created by their very own dietician.
LUXE Factor: Beyond burning calories, Sum of Us offers something quite unique. The Prahran establishment boasts physiotherapy, podiatry, myotherapy and dietetics. Treat yourself to a sports massage or deep tissue massage (our personal favourite) after your class of choice.