For those of us who treat fitness like a business, picking a workout studio is a serious matter. The location, instructors and even the vibe of a space can make or break your sweat session. At the end of the day we all just want a good workout – luckily there’s plenty of superb studios around Perth and here’s nine of ’em.
We may not have world-famous spin studios like Peloton or SoulCycle in Australia, but thankfully Bike Bar has come to the rescue to fill that hole in the hearts of WA spin lovers. New to spin? No worries. The studio provides towels, amenity-packed facilities and even free spin shoes. Just arrive a bit early and an instructor will give you a tour of the space, get you squared away on your bike, and share all the pro tips you need to leave feeling like a total boss.
The lights are dim, the music is pumping — it’s like a dance party while you cycle to the beat. Keep an eye on the timetable for special events like their legendary Pride Ride, or 80s, 90s, and disco-themed classes.
273 Stirling Highway, Claremont
755 Canning Highway, Applecross
Tamara Yoga is a popular studio with two locations in Claremont and Bibra Lake. Whatever your yoga style — you can find it here. There’s a range of classes from beginner yoga to yin, vinyasa and restorative yoga, just to name a few. There are even classes for kids, mums and bubs, and quickie 45-minute classes for those jam-packed days where you still need to de-stress.
If you want to go further into your practice, Tamara offers yoga retreats, sound baths, private instruction, meditations, workshops, and even a full teacher-training course.
Studio 6 Gugeri Street, Claremont
22 Gwilliam Drive, Bibra Lake
go slō studio
Located in Fremantle, classes here are based on the Classical Pilates system — an exercise routine made to test stamina, build determination, and strengthen the body and mind. The philosophy at go slō is that you don’t have to be the strongest, fittest or most flexible to join. What’s unique about this Pilates studio is – as the name suggests – you can go as slow (or as fast) as you want.
Available equipment includes a full range of studio apparatus including the Reformer, Wunda Chair, Cadillac, Barrels and Mat. Classes are kept small in number so teachers can give you one-on-one attention.
105 South Terrace, Fremantle
Barre tends to get a reputation for being a gentle workout, but Xtend is a Barre studio that will make you sweat. With a slew of teachers that come from professional backgrounds in dance – Xtend offers a variety of classes, all of which are full-body workouts. Classes include Barre, Pilates, HIIT, and TRX workouts that move to a beat.
And with five locations in WA plus a first-class-is-free offer, there’s really no excuse not to give it a go.
Various Locations – Check Here
Hurt Locker Boxing Gym
Boxing isn’t for everyone, but for anyone who’s ever wanted to try, Hurt Locker is for you. Located in Claremont, this studio has all the amenities you need — plus all the grit you’d want a
boxing studio to have. The gym is well-equipped with mid bags, heavy bags, floor to ceiling balls, speed balls, wall pads, free weights, and they even have a full boxing ring.
For beginners you can get set up with a complete starter pack that includes gloves, wraps and class packages. And for any advanced boxers out there, professional boxing coaches will help
you improve or perfect your boxing skills. If you’re ready to get in the ring, Hurt Locker will have you throwing jabs, hooks, and uppercuts like Rocky in no time.
223B Stirling Highway, Claremont
If redefining fitness means working out over shorter periods of time then we’re all about it and that’s exactly what Set 30 Studio (S30) did back in 2019 with specially-curated 45 minute sessions. S30 studios are committed to a safe space to work out in, one that eschews mirrors and weigh-ins in favour of supportive trainers and specific programming to help people learn to lift weights and build strength comfortably.
Its unique, nightclub-like setting with dark walls, atmospheric lighting, specially-curated playlists and regular DJs all combine for a distinctive experience every day of the week.
884 Hay Street, Perth
854 Beaufort Street, Inglewood
77 Canning Highway, Victoria Park
(Scarborough coming soon!)
A contemporary, two studio Pilates sanctuary in the heart of the Perth CBD (and a new location in Cottesloe!), Heartbeat High is a great spot for Reformer Pilates, Mat Pilates and Cardio fitness. They offer group and private training, with a focus on your experience in an effort to make Pilates a fun and worthwhile activity that doesn’t add stress to the daily CBD grind.
Level 3, 5 Barrack Street, Perth
4/12 Station Street, Cottesloe
Chris Wilson Fitness Studio
When we’re talking boutique fitness, it doesn’t get much more boutique Chris Wilson‘s Nedlands studio. Occupying a Tudor-style building on Stirling Highway and only taking 50 clients, Chris offers an exclusive experience – with the platinum-tier membership including dinners at French restaurants, free coffees, bone density X-rays, nutrition coaches, and membership to Bodyscape, a high-end Perth yoga studio run by Chris’ partner, Rosanna Susanto.
134c Stirling Highway, Nedlands
Need to get out a bit of pent-up energy before your work day? Unleash yourself on a class at El Toro: conveniently located on King Street, it’s run by a dedicated team of trainers who live and breathe boxing. Classes are limited to 20 people, so you know you’ll get plenty of one on one attention to perfect your technique – whether you’ve never tried boxing before, or you’re practically a pro. Either way, you will work up a sweat.
9/90 King Street, Perth
Grandstand is fusing all the high intensity of CrossFit with a welcoming attitude (and plenty of banter). With a focus on creating community, customised workouts will have you crushing your goals (and having fun, too).
92 Parry Street, Perth
Words by Elle Silver is a travel fanatic, shopaholic, and lover of hot yoga. A dual US/Aussie citizen — she’s a little bit LA and little bit WA. Header Image via Heartbeat High.