Who is KAYA

KAYA in Buddhism refers to the physical and mental body.
KAYA in Japanese is translated as place of rest and relaxation:
a home.

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Your Home

You feel KAYA as soon as you enter our calm and serene facilities, found at multiple convenient locations across Melbourne. We have stripped back the ego, the pressure, and the distractions, and created a sanctuary to fit within your busy lifestyle.


KAYA Health Clubs offer a range of restorative therapeutic options to complement our range of holistic health and fitness options. Experience relaxation and fulfilment, every time you walk through the door. Whether to attend one of our over 350 classes in Melbourne – Yoga, Pilates, Barre or Spinning, or to use our modern cardio and weights equipment, our members learn the meaning of KAYA every time they walk through our doors.

Enhance your physical and mental well-being, at KAYA Health Clubs.

Our Specialties

We specialise in Pilates Reformer, Yoga, Barre, and Fitness.

At KAYA, our Pilates is based on the constantly-evolving principles of exercise science. Our dedicated instructors are expertly trained through Elixr School of Pilates, and are passionate about sharing their knowledge and expertise in our dedicated Pilates Reformer studios and Mat studios.


Our Yoga teachers are all committed to their discipline, with each having travelled their own yoga journey before finding their resting place at KAYA. Here, our teachers will guide you through Yoga as they see it; as a way of life. You will not just participate in a yoga class; you will be immersed in an experience, with styles including Hatha, Yin, Vinyasa, and Meditation, to bring stillness into your day.


KAYA also offers a variety of energising and holistic fitness classes, from Fitness Circuit to Spinning and Barre, to offer an invigorating and functional exercise for your entire body. Our state-of-the-art cardio and weights zones are available for use, with guidance and instruction from the team always available.


Our valued Core and Dual members also receive access to our Introductory Yoga and Pilates courses. These courses are complementary and provide our members with a strong foundation of confidence and knowledge before they embark on their new fitness journey.


Our Holistic Health Services:

    • Clinical Pilates
    • Personal Training
    • Nutritional Consultations
    • Remedial massage
The Founders

KAYA is a family business; Husband and wife, Christian and Koula Ruggeri, form the leaderships roles with 18 years of combined experience the health and wellness industry.


This passion for health has helped them to create the space which they offer today – with their intimate understanding of the search for wellbeing, KAYA has become a sanctuary for many like-minded people to escape to. Before opening KAYA, they worked closely for seven years as Executive Managers at Elixr Health Clubs, Australia’s leading Mind and Body Health Clubs in Sydney. The natural path for them was to establish their own space for others to retreat to, with our original Prahran location opening in 2012, and opening Emporium Melbourne in 2015. Today, KAYA emerges for its members to provide stillness, health, and a supportive community.

You’ll regularly see Christian and Koula at the club, connecting with members and team members, and ensuring:

  • The friendly, passionate, and caring staff are greeting members with attentive service.
  • The entire team shares a passion for health and fitness.
  • The environment is welcoming, tidy, and ambient.
  • The class schedules and principles are at the forefront of exercise science.
  • The dedicated team of teachers, instructors, and educators are amongst the finest in Australia.
Kaya Health Club
Koula Ruggeri

“Our members are not just people walking through our doors – they are the soul of the club and we want them to make it their home.”

Kaya Health Club
Christian Ruggeri

“Every decision that’s made, we do with our members’ best interests in mind.”

25/04 Anzac Day Operating Hours 1:00pm - 5:30pm
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