Banish the squeaky treadmill at your usual 24hr gym and bring a new studio into your life. Aerial yoga, reformer pilates and specialised programs are the order of the day on the Lower North Shore, with locals flocking to boutique studios keen to revamp their routine. Here are 10 of the best.
This unique gym is a haven for those ready to throw out their preconceptions about gyms and set new goals that take a long-term view of your health and lifestyle. The gym is specifically designed with a philosophy on tailoring programs to the individual client and letting them prosper through their no-gimmicks training and equipment.
349 Pacific Highway, North Sydney
Pilates, meditation, yoga and barre are the order of the day at Oski, where you’re welcomed into a nurturing space to achieve a balanced physical and mental wellbeing. A culture of optimism and motivation is infectious at the studio, and you’ll be guided by dedicated instructors to reach new heights in your health program.
15 Blue Street, North Sydney
Press reset on your regular yoga workouts, by adding a couple of Yoga Pavilion’s classes into your routine. Their signature Antigravity aerial fitness classes are a whole-body challenge and complement the Vinyasa and Pilates options perfectly. The light filled spaces make for a rejuvenating place to rebalance, and the Japanese Zen garden is a tranquil place to relax post workout.
15 Elizabeth Street, Artarmon
This discreetly located boutique studio offer individually tailored workouts to each of their clients to deliver significant and lasting health outcomes. Founder Erica Costa Cordeiro brings her passion and experience to the studio; having represented Brazil in athletics and an extensive education in sports science, your health and wellbeing couldn’t be placed in better hands.
3/685 Military Road, Mosman
If letting blood rush to your head is the kind of buzz you’re after, the Antigravity classes at Beyond Fitness fits the bill. Yoga and personal training fitness sessions are also available, with Lailla Sena also on hand to provide energy work should you feel the need to add some recuperation to your exercise lifestyle.
131 Alexander Street, Crows Nest
Touted as the yoga, pilates and barre destination of the Lower North Shore, this Northbridge studio is dedicated to steering you toward greater vitality. With over 30 small-sized classes each week you’ll receive the guidance you need to stay on form, and their partnership with Anytime Fitness means you can boost your yoga regime with gym sessions in the same building.
36/135 Sailors Bay Road, Northbridge
Power Living’s range of yoga classes cater to every yogi level and are as focused on developing your spiritual wellbeing as much as your physical and mental health. Be sure to check out the retail boutique located within the studio, stocking a range of active wear, yoga gear and accoutrements for a positive lifestyle.
1/135 Military Road, Neutral Bay
Nestled in the heart of Mosman, this studio has state of the art equipment to ensure your workout is always pushing your limits. Offering a session with your trainer every week, the one-on-one accountability of the Soul program means you won’t be able to find excuses, and the group exercise classes give the gym a productive yet social atmosphere.
175 Avenue Road, Mosman
Bringing functional training and full body conditioning to the fore, their philosophy of less time exercising at a high intensity has undeniable results. The dynamic and uplifting classes on the studio’s megaformer machines can be upped with the MegaHIIT intensive interval training options. You’ll have chiselled abs and a firm butt in no time.
515 Military Road, Mosman
This functional training, fitness and powerlifting gym in the North Sydney business district offers a range of group training classes and PT training in a strictly poser-free environment. You’ll love their no-nonsense approach and as their membership is capped at 300 you can be sure you won’t have to muscle your way onto equipment!
1/104 Mount Street, North Sydney