A body and mind-training wellness hub has found a home just off Street Lane, providing a one stop shop for workouts, therapies and massages in a stylish space for socialising.
North Studio is holding classes in yoga, pilates, HIIT and cycle, so whether your preference is relaxing through yoga or high-intensity full body workouts, an expert instructor will be on hand to guide you through, using their knowledge alongside their dedication to wellbeing.
You have a choice from a range of pricing plans, allowing you to decide how often you will attend, rather than being tied down to a fixed fee. You might choose to buy an individual class or a package, from 5 to 20 classes. The minimum membership period is just 3 months, but again, there is more choice.
North Star Coffee will be served at the Refuel Kitchen, alongside made to order smoothies for the perfect post-workout spot – and you can meet a non-member there, either indoors or in the outdoor area.
The premises exceed the COVID safety measures set out by the government and, with perspex screens on reception, a one-way system and sanitising stations. All equipment is kept at least 1.5 metres apart and reminders to ‘stay in your zone’ are posted throughout the building.
The Studio is the brainchild of Rachel Woolford, who is using her dedication to wellbeing to make further inroads into Leeds’ fitness scene. She is an economics graduate and a qualified personal trainer, having been a fitness enthusiast since sixth form.
It didn’t take long – a matter of months – for Rachel to realise that her career in finance wasn’t what she wanted – so she acquired the studio space in May 2019. Had lockdown not happened, North Studio would have been up and running in March, but the recent months have instead been spent on refining the brand.
‘’The path to North Studio may have been longer and bumpier than I had originally anticipated. However, I couldn’t be more thrilled with the end result. 2020 threw us a major curveball, but we turned it into a positive and have created what I believe to be the future of fitness and wellbeing in the north.
I’ve been lucky enough to travel to some incredible places, but my heart has always been in Yorkshire and I wouldn’t want to do this anywhere else. Whether you’re a fitness fanatic or a complete novice, North Studio is designed to make men and women of all ages, shapes, backgrounds and abilities feel welcome.’’
Photographs provided by Pink Gorilla and Hairy Lemon.