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.

We did it!

On 25th Sep 2017 we successfully raised £12,740 of £10,000 target with 165 supporters in 56 days

New stretch target

WE DID IT…But it’s not over just yet!


I am seriously proud of us – together we did it. Together, we hit our £10,000 target. WE ARE AMAZING. YOU are incredible.

But, it’s not quite over just yet! We have a stretch target of £15,000 which we would like to hit. We are planning to use the additional funds to offer some free sessions in a future-focused, goal-directed therapy called Solution-Focussed Brief Therapy.

We are planning to deliver these sessions at the beginning of 2018.

What is Solution-Focussed Brief Therapy?


“Solution-focused brief therapy - also known as solution-focused therapy - is an approach to psychotherapy based on solution-building rather than problem-solving. Although it acknowledges present problems and past causes, it predominantly explores an individual's current resources and future hopes - helping them to look forward and use their own strengths to achieve their goals.” Counselling Directory




As an extra special reward for going above and beyond our target, we have put on a new reward for the stretch! For a £50 pledge, you can enjoy your November Class Pass - unlimited classes for the entire month of November! You will also receive an invitation to our launch party with a glass of Prosecco on arrival, your name printed on our wall, and an Urban Studios tank top!


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, kitchen facilities, 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.

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