While Fitzroy's Johnston Street stretch has no shortage of options for working out and getting fit, its newest addition promises to be a little different to most. Nestling into a light-flooded space above The Cruelty Free Shop, Universal Practice is an all-encompassing yoga, pilates and meditation studio with a scientific edge, run by a team of fully qualified physiotherapists.
In Universal Practice's second venture, the main studio boasts both a collection of pilates reformer beds and an assortment of specialist physio equipment, while the yoga room features a ropes wall — allowing students the use of props to deepen their focus on alignment. In addition to physiotherapy treatments and individualised pilates sessions, a broad range of classes is on offer, spanning from yoga asana and ropes yoga to reformer pilates, meditation and even deep-focus Yin sound bath sessions.
Designed by Genevieve de Campo of de Campo Architects, the new space has a similar look to the team's original Richmond studio — which opened in 2016 — but with a more relaxed vibe to suit its Fitzroy address. Expect a feel-good vibe, fitted out with soaring warehouse ceilings, pale oak finishes and huge windows overlooking Johnston Street.
Plus, to celebrate the launch, Universal Practice is offering a week of free reformer pilates, yoga and meditation classes to all visitors at their new Fitzroy digs. Jump over to the website to check out the timetable and reserve your spot.
Find Universal Practice at Level 1, 124 Johnston St, Fitzroy, or check out their website.