Sydneysiders are spoilt for choice with places to sweat, stretch, and supercharge both the mind and body. Whether you want to walk out feeling relaxed or reinvigorated, Sydney’s studio circuit has you covered. From yoga and meditation centres to infrared saunas and holistic gyms, Sydney’s blissful wellness hangouts bring about a sense of balance. They’re health havens, where you can escape the demands of the daily grind, de-stress, and focus entirely on yourself.
So, to help you achieve your inner zen, we’ve rounded up the best fitness and wellness centres in Sydney. Book in and bliss out…
A one-stop wellness hotspot and modern-day health oasis – Shelter is a mind (and body) shifting experience every fitness junkie will love. It’s a gym, but not as you know it – here you’ll sweat in the rhythm-based spin classes, rejuvenate in the infrared saunas and recover in freezing cold ice baths. After a session head to juicery to nourish your body with nutrient rich supplements, juices and smoothies, while relaxing in the sun-drenched courtyard.
Goldman Ln, Double Bay
To de-stress and reset in chic Scandi surroundings , head to this Surry Hills mindfulness studio for guaranteed relaxation. An urban retreat, The Indigo Project describes itself as ‘a centre for the modern mind.’ It offers one-on-one sessions with down-to-earth psychologists and health practitioners, as well as longer workshops like ‘The Science of Manifesting’ and ‘Learn to Meditate.’
33 Foster Street, Surry Hills.
This luxe wellness space in Rosebery is all about rejuvenation and repair. Going beyond the physical in balancing both mind and body, Selph offers a plethora of services from chiropractic, physiotherapy, and remedial massage, to acupuncture, naturopathy and nutrition. Offering curated membership options, you can also pop in for a restorative yoga or pilates session to discover your inner zen.
2H Hayes Rd, Rosebery
Float tanks are trending, and Sydney Float Centre’s are the most spacious in Sydney. Also known as ‘sensory deprivation therapy,’ it involves lying in a float pod filled with 1000 litres of water and 600kg of Epsom salt. This allows gravity to take over, making you feel weightless, and is said to help with healing, stress relief and mental stillness.
Brookvale and Darlinghurst
Set in a stunning, sunny space with views of the ocean, The Well is a gym, steam room, health café, and ‘wellness concierge’ rolled into one. The full-gym takes up a whole floor, and features equipment, a yoga studio, reformer pilates room, and personal training space. Treatment-wise, there’s a list of health practitioners who can be called in, like naturopaths, physios, chiropractors.
78 Campbell Parade, Bondi
East meets west at this warm and welcoming clinic. Whether you want to manage stress or stiffness, knead out those knots, or find a sense of balance, The Buddha Bar has a treatment to tailor to your every whim. Along with massage and acupuncture, indulge in Ayurveda, shiatsu, reflexology, myofascial sculpting, health coaching, osteopathy and reiki, which is what it’s best known for.
434 King Street, Newtown
Get, set, sweat! Nimbus & Co is Sydney’s first dedicated infrared sauna studio. Their high-tech saunas are the masters of detoxification, leaving you feeling lighter, with brighter skin and a calm state of mind. Best of all, it’s 45 minutes to yourself: you can watch Netflix in the sauna, or just relax while reaping the benefits. The studio also runs restorative and yin yoga classes.
97 Bondi Road, Bondi
For a little zen in your lunch break, go to this drop-in meditation studio in the CBD. Designed for urban professionals, the beautiful, bright studio holds 30-minute classes before and after the business day, and at lunchtime. Melt into an armchair for a ‘Clarity’, ‘Confidence’ or ‘Calm’ meditation, or sign up for a mindfulness course: ‘Discovering Emotions’ is a good one.
City Mutual Building, Level 10, 66 Hunter Street, Sydney
Over in Paddington, this chic gym has a 360-degree approach to fitness. The Flow philosophy is all about balance, and encourages members to do one strength, one cardio (like spin) and one yoga class a week for the best results. Co-founder Ben Lucas is a fixture on Sydney’s fitness circuit, while yoga guru Kate Kendall runs many of the classes.
Level 1, 134 Oxford Street, Paddington
As the name suggests, this studio is the perfect place to go for a little ‘me-time’. Tucked away in Manly, this lush space offers classes like meditation and sound healing, kundalini yoga, yin yoga, and mat pilates. In keeping with its gentle, holistic approach to health, Be Still and Chill is also home to massage therapists, herbal medicine practitioners, counsellors, aromatherapists and kinesiologists.
Suite 206, 658 Pittwater Road, Manly