These 7 Fitness Studios Will Make You Want To Move To Melbourne

We've rounded up out the best Melbourne boutique gyms of the year.

If there’s one thing Melbourne is known for, it’s delicious food. From the cafe-lined laneways to the up-market eateries along the Yarra River, it’s never hard to find a bite to eat in the culinary hot spot. But with so many amazing places to stuff your face, squeezing into your skinny jeans can become a bit of a mission. Luckily, there are also plenty of awesome places to work out in Victoria’s capital city! Whether you’re a full-time Melbournite or are just visiting, there’s no shortage of fitness studios where you can get your sweat on. Here are some of our favourites we’ve written about this year.

1. Happy Melon

When you first walk into this holistic wellness space, you’d be forgiven for thinking it was a stylish salon. There are chic homewares and relaxed vibes a-plenty, but the studio isn’t just there to look pretty. Not only does Happy Melon offer pilates and yoga classes, there are also four different types of meditation classes. Whether you want to move your body or be still, it’s the perfect place to get zen.

Find out more here. 

2. Saltwater Yoga

One of our favourite things about yoga is that you can do it pretty much anywhere. But, it makes it a tiny bit nicer practising at a stunning studio like Saltwater Yoga. The Williamstown studio fuses ancient practices with the latest in sports science and psychology to create a well-rounded yoga experience.

Find out more here.

3. Better Being

Sometimes to stay motivated to work out, you just need someone to tell you what to do.  That’s why we love Better Being! Created by PT extraordinaire Greg Stark, the studios provide you with the ultimate personal training experience. Each client is partnered with their own personal trainer to keep them accountable. The studios feature an extensive range of state-of-the-art weight and cardio equipment, luxurious spa facilities, a lap pool and even complimentary parking! But if you can’t make it to one of the gyms, don’t sweat it — the PTs will work around your schedule and train you wherever is convenient.

Find out more here.

4. r.a.w studios

Yoga, barre, dance, martial arts, functional training, meditation, workshops — is there anything this boutique fitness studio doesn’t offer? Oh, and we haven’t even mentioned the pampering sessions from Organika Hair and in-house member’s lounge where you can enjoy Japanese cuisine, Izakaya Den. Then, there’s the luxe modern interiors and their team of inspiring experts! Their name stands for ‘ready and willing’ which is quite fitting: because I’m ready to sign up and I don’t even live in Melbourne!

Find out more here.

5. Sum of Us

Um, is this heaven? Nope, it’s just Prahran-based wellness studio Sum of Us! This urban oasis is just as good for your bod as it is easy on the eye. Offering yoga, pilates, barre, meditation, personal training and health coaching, there’s something for everyone in this exquisite space. Oh, and in case you work up an appetite, there’s also a cafe with healthy treats whipped up by a dietician!

Find out more here.

6. Bodhi & Ride

Don’t worry, spin-lovers, we haven’t forgotten you! If you prefer to do your workouts on two wheels, this chic boutique studio is the place to go. Inspired by Soul Cycle’s cult following in the US, the ‘Spin Chamber’ offers high-energy workouts that combine bike work and hand weights. But if you’re after a more zen workout, there’s also the ‘Yoga Loft’ and the ‘Unplug Pod’ for meditation. If that doesn’t leave you feeling chilled enough, there’s also a members lounge equipped with complimentary wifi, artisan tea and a fully-stocked ‘Refuel Station’!

Find out more here.

7. Barre Body

We’re calling it: this is THE most beautiful barre studio in Melbourne! All of Barre Body’s studios are known for their gorgeous design, but their Flinders Lane flagship store takes it to a whole new level. But don’t let the relaxing interiors fool you, you’ll get a serious workout here. Their classes are a mix of vinyasa yoga, pilates, ballet barre conditioning and interval training and we guarantee they’ll leave you feeling challenged!

Find out more here.

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Emma Norris
A true believer in balance, Emma is just as passionate about pizza as she is about pull-ups. When she’s not writing, she loves strength training, visiting new cafes and trying out new fitness classes. Having lived in Ireland and Canada, Emma was bitten by the travel bug at a young age. She loves nothing more than visiting new destinations and experiencing different cultures. Emma grew up (and currently lives) near the beautiful Coogee Beach and is happiest when she’s near a body of water. She started her career in magazines and has recently made the exciting transition to the digital world.