Universal Practice has officially opened their second Melbourne studio, located on Johnston Street in Fitzroy. A year after the launch of their debut studio, the new space has the full offering of Physiotherapy, Pilates, Yoga and Meditation led by fully qualified Physiotherapists that Universal Practice is renowned for.


Designed by Genevieve de Campo, of de Campo Architects, the new studio space aligns with the more relaxed Fitzroy aesthetic. De Campo designed a space that would keep the character of the building, while adding warmth and utilising the abundant natural light.  Pale oak finishes were added, while existing features such as the exposed ceiling trusses were preserved, to enhance the warehouse feel; “The design is all about returning to what is already there. Less is more.”. Big, north-facing windows allow natural light to flood in, creating a beautiful and relaxing space for clients to bring strength and motion to their mind and body. De Campo Architecture is renowned for creating environmentally friendly spaces and the new Universal Practice in Fitzroy is no different. Sustainable materials and energy efficient LED lighting have ensured the studio’s environmental footprint has been kept small.


Universal Practice Founder, Sammy Wilson, is a firm believer in the importance of a calming environment for maintaining wellbeing; “Medicine is about the health of the individual as a whole. Nobody operates well in chaos, and I think people want to feel good in a space. On the one hand it’s about practicality, an environment that complements medical science. But on the other hand it’s about feeling good, letting the natural light pour in, and surrounding our bodies in an atmosphere that creates a shift in mood and allows healing.”


Classes at the Fitzroy studio include Ropes Yoga, Yoga Asana, Yin Soundbath, Reformer Pilates, Ante & Post Natal Pilates, Clinical Pilates and Meditation as well as one-on-one classes and Physiotherapy appointments.  The yoga room has a ropes wall where guests are encouraged to modify and vary the poses – gaining access to alignment that may be otherwise unobtainable – and focusing on specific body parts. As all staff are physiotherapists, all classes are rebatable with Private Health Insurance (for health insurance, find more info here).


Located at Level 1, 124 Johnston St Fitzroy, the new studio offers guests a $50 two-week introductory offer, with access to unlimited Reformer Pilates, yoga and meditation group classes. Classes can be redeemed across both the Fitzroy and Richmond studios. Guests can purchase the offer through the website or the Universal Practice app.





Hyatt Place Hero

Australia’s first Hyatt Place hotel has officially opened for business. The new $60m Hyatt Place Melbourne, Essendon Fields is an important milestone in the development of Essendon Fields, representing its single largest investment and pushing the total number of jobs created at Essendon Fields since privatisation in 2001 to more than 6,000.

The new Hyatt Place Melbourne, Essendon Fields complements the existing hotel offers in Melbourne’s north-west and, together with the new Australian Events Centre, generates opportunities for the region to capture a greater slice of Australia’s multi-billion dollar conference, events and hospitality market.

The new 166-room Hyatt Place hotel forms a new precinct at Essendon Fields. It is located adjacent to the recently opened The Australian Events Centre and Mr McCracken bar and restaurant (open soon). Hyatt Place Melbourne, Essendon Fields will mark the Hyatt Place brand’s first hotel in Australia.

Hyatt Place, a brand of Hyatt Hotels Corporation, combines style, innovation and 24/7- convenience to create a seamless stay with modern comforts. There are more than 270 Hyatt Place locations in Armenia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Honduras, India, Mexico, Morocco, Nicaragua, Panama, Puerto Rico, Thailand, The Netherlands, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and the United States. For more information, please visit hyattplace.com


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Katherine Ng

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