Bodhi & Ride | CBD


118 Russell St
Melbourne, 3000 VIC
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Opening Hours

SUN 6:00am - 7:30pm
MON 6:00am - 7:30pm
TUE 6:00am - 7:30pm
WED 6:00am - 7:30pm
THU 6:00am - 7:30pm
FRI 6:00am - 7:30pm
SAT 6:00am - 7:30pm

The Details

Specialises in
  • Gyms / PT
  • Meditation


The Verdict

Looking for a new lunchtime workout sesh? We might have found just the ticket.

Port Melbourne fitness studio Bodhi & Ride have just opened new digs in the CBD—a super mod industrial basement space on Russel St. And they’re running something kind of cool: lunchtime disco RIDE classes.

Let’s break this down. It’s basically a spin class, but set up like a nightclub. You’ve got LED lights, rocking DJ beats and candles (because what’s a workout with some mood lighting, right?) The whole thing sounds like Revolver on a Saturday night meets Tour De France—a pulsing underground sweat chamber.

So how is this good for CBD corporates? Well the city classes are only 40 minutes long, designed to squeeze into the average lunch break. Apparently, Bodhi & Ride’s instructors make up for this by increasing the intensity (that sounds terrifying, but what the hell). They’re going to run disco RIDE classes before, during and after work—about 16-20 sessions per week—so you can slot them around your timetable.

Like the Port Melbourne studio, this place is all about flexibility. There are no lock-in contracts (take THAT Fitness First) and the first session will only cost you $20 (and that includes shoe, towel and locker hire). After that you can sign up for as many classes as you want.

The plan is to invite A-Grade international trainers for special classes throughout the year, so keep a beady eye on Bodhi & Ride’s social channels.

“We’re really excited to have a few international instructors on board to share their energy levels, new techniques and a different teaching style,” says Bodhi & Ride owner, Michaela Fellner.

If slogging it out at the gym is getting a bit ho-hum, grab some workmates and give this a spin. 

Image credit: Annika Kafcaloudis