A successful fitness studio is no longer simply determined by the quality of the workout or the calibre of instructor. Whether it’s Pilates, high intensity interval training, spin, yoga, or some buzzy hybrid workout most people haven’t even heard of yet (hey there, Piloxing), how photogenic—and thus, Instagram-friendly—a space is, seems to be a huge factor determining its popularity.
This trend has spurred the launch of hundreds of studios that take decor to new levels, ensuring their space is ‘gram-friendly for social media-minded clientele. Take, for example, a stunning seaside yoga class held at Sydney’s famous Icebergs pool, or the group fitness studio with panoramic views of New York City inside one of Equinox’s premium locations. And truly, the last thing the world needs is another gym mirror selfie with crappy lighting—so if you’re committed to ‘gramming your next sweat session, you might as well orchestrate a decent photo opportunity.
Keep scrolling to add 11 chic-as-hell fitness studios to your workout (and Instagram feed) hit-list.
1. Barre Body
2. Speir Pilates
What: Calorie-torching, high intensity Pilates.
Where: 1427 7th St. Santa Monica, California, United States 90401
3. Karen Lord Pilates
What: Reformer Pilates
Where: 137 Duane Street, New York, New York, United States
4. Equinox Printing House
What: Full-service gym, rooftop pool, and yoga studio with views over New York City.
Where: 421 Hudson St, New York, New York, United States
5. Yoga By The Sea
What: Yoga at Bondi Beach’s famous Icebergs pool.
Where: 1 Notts Ave, Bondi, NSW, Australia
6. New York Pilates (Bowery Location)
7. Vive Active
What: Reformer Pilates with pumped up playlists and disco lighting co-founded by celebrity chef and nutritionist, Louise Keats.
Where: 145 Old Pittwater Road, Brookvale NSW, Australia.
9. Blok London
What: Named by Harper’s Bazaar as the “best boutique gym.”
Where: 38-40 Upper Clapton Road, London, England, E58BQ
11. Tigre Yoga Club
What: Yoga, barre, pilates, and more, now at a recently-launched studio on the Left Bank.
Where: 101 Rue du Cherche-Midi, Paris, France 75006
12. Light On Lotus
What: A fun and quirky yoga studio in West LA.
Where: 3807 Grand View Blvd Los Angeles, United States, 90066