Bodhi & Ride
If you are looking for a place where you can meet all your fitness and wellness needs under one roof, we've found it for you. Bodhi & Ride is a one-stop destination that offers spin, yoga and meditation classes in the heart of Port Melbourne, with classes that suit even the busiest of schedules.
Founder Michaela Fellner wanted Bodhi & Ride to be more than just a place people go to work out, so created a relaxing community-focused atmosphere, hoping to help people find their outlet whether physical or mental. This energy is reflected in the state-of-the-art wellness hub, designed by award winning architecture firm Hachem. The studio is decked out in minimalist modern furniture, while air-purifying indoor greenery brightens up the space. Everything has been carefully curated and of the highest quality- from the sound system, copies of inspiring reads such as Collective Hub lying around, to the high-end grooming products available for use in the change rooms. Did we mention that there is an in-house refuel station courtesy of Lains & Co? Getting your post-workout superfood smoothie and a healthy treat has never been easier.
Bodhi & Ride's spin classes are one of our favourite forms of exercise, which says a lot as I myself admittedly get a little lazy with cardio at times. With playlists crafted by renowned DJs, the beat-based rides and the incorporation of hand weights, you are guaranteed to get a full body workout without even realising it! You get the experience of dancing in a buzzing nightclub sans the late nights and alcohol, which only proves that you do not need vices to have fun. Better still, an early morning class leaves you feeling invigorated and energised for the day. It has definitely become both of our favourite ways to start the weekend!
The studio also offers various styles of soundtracked yoga classes, with hot flow, slow flow, Bodhi flow (hot flow vinyasa with a slightly louder soundscape), Bodhi yin, and a 'Release and Restore' class featuring the use of tennis balls to release myofascial tissues in tight areas of our bodies. The yoga loft is heated with infrared panels, which can aid with detoxification.
To add to their holistic offering, there are weekly 30 minute long guided meditation classes, to help you learn the important practice of mindfulness. If you have a couple of hours to spare, some members recommend starting off with a high intensity spin class, followed by a slower-paced yoga class and finishing with a balancing meditation session.
With a selection of different passes and membership options ranging from drop ins, multiple class packs, monthly unlimited and foundation memberships to ClassPass/BodyPass subscriptions, there is surely something to suit everybody. The studio has started hosting workshops, seminars and pop ups, and although has only been around since late last year, has already a strong presence in Melbourne's health and wellness community.
For a complete mind and body workout, be sure to drop into Bodhi & Ride the next chance you get!