If you love all things movement, fun and colour, allow us to do the honours and introduce to you Wickham St Studios — the Newcastle-based pilates and yoga studio renowned for its joy-inducing classes and refreshingly friendly approach to fitness.
Its founders — Aishling and Sinead Barrett — wanted to create an environment to get people moving and feeling more connected, challenged and alive. Located in a converted warehouse in the city's inner-city suburb of Wickham, the house of Wickham St Studios does exactly that with its use of bold colour, photo-worthy studios and greenery-filled communal spaces.
It's fun, feel-good and energising — everything you want (and nothing you don't) in a fitness studio. Scroll on to take the tour.
Can you give us an elevator pitch on Wickham St Studios?
What do you love about the Wickham neighbourhood?
How long have you occupied this warehouse for now?
What renovations and updates did you do to the space before moving in?
"WE TOTALLY LUCKED OUT WHEN WE FOUND THIS SPACE, WHICH WAS PREVIOUSLY AN OPEN PLAN OFFICE. IT ALREADY HAD THE FOUNDATIONS OF OUR DREAM STUDIO; HEAPS OF NATURAL LIGHT, POLISHED CONCRETE FLOORS, WHITE BRICK WALLS AND LOTS OF SPACE TO PLAY WITH.”
How would you describe the style and vibe of the space?
What are your favourite features of the space?
"JOY, INCLUSIVITY AND COMMUNITY ARE A HUGE PART OF W.S.S! SO IT WAS REALLY IMPORTANT THAT OUR SPACE REFLECTED THAT AND PROVIDED MOMENTS OF CONNECTION AS WELL AS MOVEMENT."
How would you describe the space in three words?
Why was creating a beautiful, inviting and joyful space for your clients and members important to you?
What can people expect when they visit Wickham St Studios?
Photography by Shan Rose Photography.