Who we are

We are Bondi Beach’s Award winning boutique female only fitness studio, and now available anytime, anywhere with Virtual Lean Bean.  Variety is key when it comes to sticking to fitness so we have a range of classes that complement each other - from barre to boxing, pilates to power HIIT, and strength circuits to stretch classes, meaning our clients’  mind and body will never get bored.

Our super-talented instructors have the freedom within the Lean Bean framework to make sure each class has a unique workout to keep motivation high.  But our success comes down to not only our workouts but our female community of “beans” who all support each other, every day, every workout.

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

Our values

We want to positively transform the way females look and feel about themselves, making them feel stronger and more empowered.

1. Community First : We have built a strong following of Bondi beans who's WOM is our main source of marketing… and friendship! In fact that is where co-owners Lizzie and Shireen met. We also support local businesses to give back to the community.

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

3. Female empowerment: No judgement, just girl power. We structure classes for females bodies and we want women to walk away from class feeling stronger, more energized  and feeling great about themselves. Whether they're a student, busy 9 to 5er or mumma beans, we have something for everyone.

4. Playtime: We don’t take ourselves too seriously. We train smart and play hard!

5. WellBean: We put clients wellbeing 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.

Who runs this MF?


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