A VISION FOR THE FUTURE
Fitness Playground started as a small Bootcamp in 2011. We opened our first gym in Surry Hills in 2014 and haven’t looked back. The intention was to turn the gym into a Playground. We wanted to take what was outside and bring it inside. People loved the vibe, and an incredible community was created.
As the business matured, so did the concept of ‘Playground’. In 2015, we opened our Marrickville and Newtown locations and expanded our group fitness, offering a range of unique and traditional classes, including CircusFit, Barre and Athletica, alongside hundreds of other classes.
This led to the Playground becoming the “one stop shop”, for all things fitness.
The biggest leap happened in 2020, for the first time ever our members told us that they joined us to feel better, more than to look better.
38% feel better
37% look better
25% perform better
Wellness now offers 450+ classes per week ranging from Yoga Flow, Mat Pilates, Reformer Pilates and Barre through to Burlesque and CircusFit™.
The growth of Wellness, alongside the expansion of our traditional fitness offerings and our newly designed spaces inspired the evolution from Fitness Playground to the endless experiences of One Playground.
There are three key reasons why we are becoming One Playground:
#1. Our Future is more than just fitness.
Over the last 9 years, we have moved beyond just offering fitness, and think the industry must beyond its focus on aesthetics. We see our future as health and wellness, where fitness is one (important) part.
#2. One Membership.
People come to us with numerous “boutique” memberships. They do pilates in one place, yoga in another, then do a HIIT class on the weekend, all while paying for a gym membership somewhere else.
#3. A Gym Experience you enjoy.
For most, going to the gym is a task to complete rather, than an experience to enjoy. We want to change that.
How One Playground solves this problem
There is no longer a need for multiple memberships.
Our future aims to move beyond fitness, and beyond aesthetics, to become all things health and wellness. So we can help our members, no matter what stage of their journey they are in.
And becoming One Playground represents our aim to turn going to the gym an experience that we enjoy, rather than a task to complete.
What does this mean
for the future?
Each space we build will aim to be bigger, with 4-6 specialised studios, each offering hundreds of classes rivalling the best-specialised boutiques in the world.
No two playgrounds will ever be the same, and as our brand grows so does our creativity for new spaces.
We aim to ensure our gym spaces stay at the forefront of technology. Our equipment selection will become increasingly varied and at a premium standard.
Our vision also includes an expansion of our coaching modalities into holistic health areas, including nutrition, allied health services and recovery.
How does this affect our members?
Members benefit from the expansion and redesign of our existing spaces.
We have expanded our Marrickville facility, opened a breathtaking Reformer Studio in Surry Hills and completely transformed our Newtown space. But there is more to come.
The New Newtown is a space, unlike anything we have created before.
We look to the future, while embracing our playful past.
Our future is beyond fitness, but we will always be your playground. The community vibe, variety and value will always be at the heart of what we do.
No matter how we evolve, we will always be a Playground.
All the best transformations call for a new look.
One Playground’s transformation can be seen on our:
A new look app
A new website
You will start getting emails from oneplayground.com.au