The Urban Studios

The Urban Studios

To start up and build new body-positive Fitness Studios with the support needed to achieve complete mental, emotional & physical well-being.

£2,355 raised of £10,000 target 24 %
78 supporters 36 days left
This project is using Flexible funding and will receive all pledges made by 11:29am 25th September 2017

The Urban Studios


Combining physical fitness with mental & emotional support to achieve an all-round great well-being.

The Studios


We aim to open a place that facilitates in a much happier & healthier life, where support is easier to find. We are opening The Urban Studios in Darklake View, Estover. There it is: Unit 11!

The studios will compromise of 2 floors. The upstairs studio will consist of a more tranquil theme – very light and airy, and will host mat, barre, and cardio based classes. For example; FDJ Pilates, Yoga, Ballet Conditioning, HIIT and more.

The downstairs studio will be the home of Urban Cycle; a very atmospheric studio dedicated solely to spin classes.

There will also be a toilet/changing facility, a fully fitted kitchen, as well as a communal area fitted out with bench seating and bag storage.



As you can see, alot of work needs doing. But, here's the plan...



The Concept


The concept of The Urban Studios, is that it is a working fitness studio with classes aimed around feeling good and taking the onus off physical appearance. An environment where everyone regardless of shape, size and fitness level is welcome. An environment where the exercise classes offered focus on helping you to feel better about yourself, and build self-confidence, and a more positive outlook on body image.

The classes being offered at The Urban Studios are either original programs choreographed by our in-house Instructors or are programs not currently offered in any franchise gym. 



The fitness studios will support The Urban Movement. The Urban Movement aims to offer that help and support needed for total well-being. It's about improving self-esteem, boosting self-confidence, maximizing self-worth, and tackling common mental health problems head on, with no fear of stigma, and pairing it hand-in-hand with the exercise needed. It's about looking after the mind as well as the body.

We aim to begin with offering private services, with the aim to continue fundraising to also offer free services and workshops alongside this. 

Is it for you?


The Urban Studios will be a place where you don’t have to feel ashamed about who you are or what you look like. It is a place of no ego’s! Our aim is to help you build a healthy body, but an even healthier mind. We are about self-empowerment, and having the faith and confidence in yourself that you are good enough. It is a place that you can fall to pieces, and we’ll be right beside you to help you put it all back together. We are a place where community matters – it’s knowing that judgement doesn’t stand, and help and support can be sought from every angle. It is a place where you matter; you’re not just a number, and everybody knows your name. It is a place where fitness isn’t a competition, and individuality is wildly encouraged. It is a place of no fear for fitness beginners. It is a place you can laugh, cry, joke, moan, and be completely and utterly true to yourself. It is a place to go when you feel you have nowhere to go.