The Jakarta Post
TRX class at Laca Studio, Cipete, South Jakarta. (JP/Wienda Parwitasari)
Jakarta is witnessing the rise of a new health trend, with boutique fitness studios mushrooming throughout the city.
Offering a wide array of trendy exercise classes, such as Pound Fit, TRX and Zumba, these studios are seen as an alternative to joining franchise fitness centers.
Here’s a list of boutique fitness studios in Jakarta that offer a refreshing range of work-out options:
Laca Studio offers various classes, including Pound Fit and Zumba. (JP/Wienda Parwitasari)
Established in Sept. 2015, Laca Studio offers popular exercises, including Pound Fit, Zumba, Yoga, Muay Thai and Piloxing.
Classes may change based on demand, allowing fitness enthusiasts to try the latest trendy workouts.
Space is quite limited, so you’re highly encouraged to make a reservation prior to coming to the studio.
Where: Jl Asem 2 No. 10, Cipete, South Jakarta
Price: Rp 90,000 (US$6.73) to Rp120,000 per session.
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Opened in November 2014, Soulbox is a multidisciplinary studio that offers various classes, from the ubiquitous Zumba and yoga sessions to the hard-to-find military-inspired Bootcamp, cardio and fat-loss workout Kettlebell Metcon, and postural reconstruction exercise Physio Conditioning.
Check out the boutique’s Instagram account @soulboxjkt for more information.
Where: Fairgrounds Level 3, Jl. Jend Sudirman, Kav 52-53, Lot 14, SCBD, South Jakarta
Price: Start from Rp 150,000 per session
Active Barn also welcomes fitness enthusiasts wanting to take part in the more ubiquitous workouts, including Zumba, yoga and Cardio Barre. (JP/Wienda Parwitasari)
Situated in the Colony 6 building in Kemang, South Jakarta, Active Barn is among the boutique studios that offer heated exercise classes, such as Hot Vinyasa Yoga and Hot Inferno Pilates.
It also welcomes fitness enthusiasts wanting to take part in the more ubiquitous workouts, including Zumba, yoga and Cardio Barre.
Classes for children are also available through Mom & Kid Yoga and Hip-Hop Kid.
Where: Level 5, Colony Kemang, Jl. Kemang Raya No. 6, South Jakarta
Price: Price vary, with heated exercise classes costing Rp 175,000 and non-heated classes priced at Rp 150,000. Meanwhile, Zumba classes are Rp 120,000 per session.
Want to look like a Victoria’s Secret model? bBarre in Permata Hijau, South Jakarta, offers sessions in barre, a workout that’s said to be the secret behind the toned bodies of catwalk-strutting Victoria’s Secret Angels.
It opened its doors in May last year and now offers five classes, namely bBarre Perfect, bBarre Virgin, bBarre XXX, bBarre TRX and bBarre Fight.
They may sound intimidating, but these classes are designed to cater to fitness enthusiasts of all ages and skill levels.
Where: Ruko Permata Hijau, third floor, Blok D no. 21, South Jakarta
Price: Rp 200,000 for first-timers and Rp 250,000 for each ensuing session. (kes)