While Sydney and Melbourne are probably what you think of when you think ‘chic fitness studios’, we say Brisbane is seriously underrated in the gym department. The sunshine state has a growing amount of Insta-worthy boutique yoga, Pilates and fitness studios — the type you actually want to hang out in after you’ve finished your session. So, whether you’re a local or are heading on a coastal getaway, we’ve rounded up 5 of the most stylish places to work out in Brissy.
SoHo Yoga have two sun-soaked boutique yoga studios, in Newmarket and Fortitude Valley. The gorgeous, minimalistic spaces provide the perfect setting for a range of 75-minute yoga, Pilates and meditation classes. They also run express 45-minute lunchtime classes in their Fortitude Valley studio.
Learn more about SoHo Yoga.
Sydneysiders and Melbournites will be familiar with the Barre Body franchise and the Brisbane studio maintains the same beautiful aesthetic and tougher-than-they-look classes! Located in the heart of the CBD, it’s the perfect oasis away from all the hustle and bustle.
Learn more about Barre Body.
It’s not often that you hear ’boutique’ and ’24-hour gym’ in the same sentence, but Sustain on Oxford manages to pull off being both. With a timetable packed with yoga, Pilates, boxing, HIIT and specialised bootcamps, there’s something for everyone, and they even have a raw protein bar and infrared sauna where you can unwind after your session. We also love that they have an outdoor exercise section, so you can soak up that refreshing coastal breeze.
Learn more about Sustain on Oxford.
Let’s be honest — we love any fitness studio that’s decked out with plants and VIVA Pilates is no exception. They have three studios in Brisbane, in Clayfield, Everton Hills and Manly. Each studio offers eight unique class styles to suit every mood and goal, including Reformer, Barre, HIIT, Matwork and ABT (Abs, Butts and Thighs).
Learn more about Viva Pilates Studio.
No city roundup would be complete without a spin studio and Inspire Cycle is THE one to visit in Brisbane. Their signature class Inspirecycle, is a cycle class accompanied with thumping beats and nightclub-esque lighting. But they have many variations, including CycleHIIT, CycleBarre, Cyclecore and the candlelit Inspire 45 class.
Learn more about Inspirecycle.