Who we are

An award winning boutique female fitness studio founded in Bondi Beach, now available anytime, anywhere with Virtual Lean Bean. Variety is key when it comes to sticking-to and benefiting-from your exercise schedule, so our philosophy is to strengthen you mentally and physically challenge the why behind your workouts. We encourage our beans to break away from sticking to one form of exercise and see and feel the benefits of spicing things up. Barre or boxing, Pilates or HIIT, strength training to stretch classes, we've got the moves and you've got the body.

Our super-talented instructors have the freedom within the Lean Bean framework to make each class unique and motivate you to bean the best. Shout out to our empowering community who support each other, every day, every workout.

* Winner of Best local business 2019: Lean Bean Fitness
* Time Out [in]  award: Virtual Lean Bean
* Classpass for Best instructor in Sydney

* Game Changer award for Virtual Lean Bean, Classpass 2022

Our values


1. Community: We have built a strong following of  beans who's word of mouth is our main source of marketing… and friendship! In fact, Lean Bean Bootcamp *throwback* is where co-owners Lizzie and Shireen met. We support local businesses and are always looking to team up with fellow female run companies.

2. Authenticity: We are our audience and truly believe in the positive results of the Lean Bean method in both body and mind.

3. Women: We love them, we are them and we know what they need. We tailor our exercises specifically for the female body and we hope that women walk away from our classes feeling stronger, more energized and feeling great about themselves. Whether they're a student, a busy 9 to 5'er or a mumma, we have something for everyone.

4. Playtime: We don’t take ourselves too seriously. We train smart and play hard, but yes, you can take as many water breaks as you want.

5. Well'bean: We put clients' well-being at the heart of what we do and work with other businesses/ partners such as physios and nutritionists to help our clients feel the best version of themselves.--

Meet the LBF co-owners & best friends, Lizzie & Shireen


Lizzie Bland

Founder, Studio Manager and Co-owner

Ex professional dancer and expert in Female Fitness from London, Lizzie founded Lean Bean Fitness in 2015 when she came to Sydney with her Fiance for 'a year'...like all Brits do. Five years later and LBF has continued to grow with an awesome, ever-growing community of fun*and sweat* loving females. Lizzie's qualifications include Barre Core, Pilates mat, Certificate IV in Group Fitness and Personal Training, Kettlebell Certification, Schwinn Spinning certification, Fight Klub Boxing certification + Pre and Post natal exercise.

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Shireen Baker

Studio Manager and Co-Owner

Shireen is an ex-gymnast with Barre, Pilates & Cert ||| qualifications. She left a career in marketing at Universal Pictures to follow her passion for female fitness and join her best friend/ founder of Lean Bean, Lizzie Bland. Shireen's classes are always dynamic, challenging and focus on technique while delivering the Lean Bean burn.

Lean Bean Fitness was born out of my craving for variety, but more importantly, because I wanted to see visible results from my exercise regime. 

Training as a professional dancer, my weekly schedule included Pilates, purely for rehab purposes, plus some strength & conditioning classes to improve my stamina and performance on stage. But in all honesty, it was a huge revelation to me that to be my best, this alone would not be enough.

It only took a few weeks of additional training to notice how the improvement in my energy levels and strength would really elevate my performance. It wasn't until my late twenties that I began to fully understand the importance of 'listening to your body’. As a woman with a menstrual cycle and the mental stresses of daily life, I could see the benefits of daily movement, which is why I founded Lean Bean Fitness.

By incorporating a variety of exercise, including Pilates, barre, boxing, hiit and strength training we cater for all levels from the beginner to the advanced. And as your energy levels fluctuate, it’s important your training always works with you, and for you!

Lizzie Bland, Founder & Co Owner