Rachel Woolford, owner and founder of North Studio explains… Experiencing the fitness market in London, New York and LA and following the industry data that group fitness classes were in higher demand than ever, I felt Leeds was missing out on something. The big commercial gyms weren’t delivering what consumers were looking for any more.
Consumers demanded flexibility in how to pay for their gym and variability in types of group exercise classes on offer. I couldn’t believe North Leeds had nothing like this so with a huge passion for business and fitness I viewed multiple units around Leeds eventually securing our premises in Roundhay.
North Studio offers state of the art, small group exercise classes; spinning, weight training, Yoga, Pilates, Circuit Training, high intensity interval training and Barre to name a few. The studio also features a treatment room with a massage therapist and The Refuel Kitchen where clients have the option of ordering a fresh juice or smoothie before they go into a class, made fresh to order and ready waiting for them as they leave. These classes aren’t just your average spinning and bootcamp classes, they are lively and fun and offer variability so there really is something for everyone. Our team of instructors will guide you every step of the way bringing you motivation in a supportive and fun atmosphere welcoming all fitness abilities. The classes are small so our clients get the attention they need during their workout, giving them a 1-1 experience in a group setting. We’ve had clients who had never stepped foot in a gym before as well as clients who have been going to the gym for years and we are able to offer both these clientele something valuable. We offer a personal and inclusive service, getting to know our clients and we’re proud of the relationships we’ve built.
Our flexible payment options mean you don’t need to make any fixed financial commitments to us like a usual monthly gym membership if you don’t want to. You can pay as you go by buying a pack of passes or for those who know they can commit regularly there are of course monthly memberships available.
We firmly believe in breaking down the barriers to entry into fitness by creating a none intimidating, inclusive but fun environment where you’re encouraged to put in your best effort and challenge yourself but never criticised for how far you can or can’t take it. We’ve built a community we’re proud of and we look forward to continue to experience its growth.
What our clients say about us...
I love this class it’s definitely given me the bug for loving the gym! I have never been a lover of gyms but didn’t feel intimidated like I have in other gyms when I started doing classes here. Hiit and run is my favourite and Rachel really pushes you to achieve your best! - Isabelle
I really like this session and feel very proud of myself each time I get through the gruelling workout. I’m very much a person who responds better to form over quantity and the way Rachel organises all the exercises to fixed times, means I can push myself, but at my own intensity. Lots of encouragement and the dark room and loud music means I can get ‘in the zone’. Really tough, but great fun. - Christine
2 classes for 1 - £15 for all new clients.
Book and view our timetable on our website www.northstudioleeds.co.uk/timetable or search for us on the Mindbody app, available on Apple and Android phones.
Phoenix House, Roman Terrace
Leeds LS8 2DG.