Lean Bean Fitness - Bondi Beach

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Lean Bean Fitness - Bondi Beach

Sydney, Australia

The Lean Bean Fitness Story

Lean Bean Fitness, co-founded by Lizzie Bland and Shireen Baker in 2015, is a barre fitness studio located in Bondi, Sydney. 

Their vision was to create a workout that combines a range of modalities, including Pilates, barre, boxing, HIIT, and strength training, with Barre. The club aims to cater to all fitness levels and workout preferences.

The brand was born from a desire for variety and visible results in exercise routines. Lean Bean Fitness currently operates in one location in Bondi, Sydney.

How Did Lean Bean Fitness Score Overall?

The full client experience at Lean Bean Fitness was good, achieving our Recommended rating.

The class was the highlight and has won our 4-Star Class Experience Award.

How was this club rated and evaluated? Find out more about our process here.

The Highlights

The instructor’s charisma and energy were a highlight of the experience. Their individualized feedback and encouragement helped keep us motivated and on track.

What Our Evaluator Had To Say

“The instructor was genuinely interested in the class participants and made it her mission to push us in a fun yet challenging way.”

“Demonstrations and great communication from the instructor helped me get into the flow of the workout well.”

“Checking into the session using an iPad was smooth and efficient.”

What to Expect From A Lean Bean Fitness Session

Lean Bean Fitness is a female-only studio dedicated to helping their community get stronger in a safe and fun environment.

Classes such as Bean Circuit and Barre Beans will test your strength using Pilates equipment or other strength-focused kit like the TRX.

The HIIT Play classes will test your stamina through interval training and aim to help you “take the sweat, tone n' burn to the next level”. Classes are usually 45 minutes long, with the exception of “HIIT Express” classes, which last 30 minutes.

The Reception Service

The number we found online did not connect to the branch, so we were unable to call before our visit.

On arrival, our instructor for the class, who was also on reception duties, was busy teaching. Once she had finished her class, she came over and gave us a warm welcome to Lean Bean Fitness, offering an in-depth orientation of the club. She was friendly and able to answer our questions on the club and concept confidently.

The Class Experience

Lean Bean Fitness has received The Fit Guide 4-Star Class Experience Award, making it one of Sydney’s stand-out offerings.

The class started strong, with our instructor giving a detailed breakdown of what we would be doing in the session. Clients’ names were used and the service was personalized and encouraging.

Despite there being some advanced movements in the class, our instructor did a good job of observing everyone from different angles, offering personalized coaching and appropriate and discreet physical adjustments where necessary.

The Equipment And Studio

The studio, other than a slogan on one wall, did not have many branding elements. The equipment was in decent condition, but a little worn in places.

The Facilities And Public Areas

Towels and lockers were not provided. Free water refill stations were available.

The public areas had nice lighting, many live plants, and smelled pleasant, courtesy of a lit candle. A wide range of amenities were available and the space was very clean.

Digital And Technology

The communication from the club via email was very good, containing lots of information regarding the club's policies such as when to arrive. This helped us feel prepared for the visit.

The website was easy to navigate and the booking process was aided by the club’s free app.

Pricing

Lean Bean Fitness offers an introductory deal for first-time clients of five sessions for $50.

If you’re looking for a longer-term commitment, memberships are available from $42 for two classes per week up to $65 per week for unlimited classes.

Drop-in sessions are available at $33 per class, with smaller commitment packages also available, starting at a five-pack for $150.

All prices are in Australian Dollars.

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