Meet Melbourne’s newest one-stop wellness hub

Melbourne is brimming with über trendy fitness studios, and there's a new kid on the block. Read on for the inside scoop.

Melbourne, yoga studio, r.a.w. studios

As dedicated yogis will know, Melbourne is brimming with boutique and über trendy fitness studios. Humming Puppy, One Hot Yoga and Happy Melon are just a few studios that are redefining the traditional yoga scene. They boast all the amenities one may require, and then some. From contemporary luxe interiors to next-level changing room facilities and fashion-forward retail stores, they’re the perfect spots to stretch and unwind.

And now, there’s a new kid on the block. Centrally located on the corner of Little Collins and Russell Street, r.a.w. studios is bringing LA-style boutique fitness to Aussie shores. The name is an acronym for ‘ready and willing’ and promises to deliver world class training.

“Nestled beneath the bustle of the city, r.a.w. studios makes it easy for Melburnian’s to stay fit and focused on their overall wellbeing. Every detail has been carefully considered so that members feel at peace in the midst of r.a.w. studios’ urban setting. We’ve even developed a signature scent, creating an additional sensory layer to the experience and overall feeling of tranquility,” explains founder Sam Nivas.

With a 360° multi-platform space, members can enjoy yoga, barre, dance, martial arts and functional training. For the mind, there is meditation classes and workshops, covering everything from nutrition and wellness to business, current affairs and philosophy.

r.a.w. studios also offers pampering sessions from Organika Hair, exclusive Tully Lou active wear pieces and custom designed cleansing programs from the Greene St. Juice Co. Not to mention, there’s even an in-house member’s lounge for you to relax with bespoke Japanese cuisine from Izakaya Den.

Don’t worry, we won’t tell your boss if you’re late to work on account of wanting to linger in this luxury wellness hub for a while. studios

Address: Basement, 118 Russell St Melbourne Victoria 3000


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Emily has a passion for writing, travel and all things beauty, adhering to the idea that what we put on our skin is just as important as what we put in our bodies. Living a holistic lifestyle is key for Emily and she loves mixing up her training sessions with boxing, free weights and Bikram yoga. Emily hopes her writing will educate readers on fresh ways to lead a healthier life as well as inspire them to experiment with trends and hone their own personal beauty style.