Milton Keynes fitness studio named Best Small Business

Posted 7th April 2017

A Milton Keynes fitness studio’s “vibrant new interpretation” of yoga has seen it land three prestigious accolades at two separate business awards ceremonies. 

Successful yoga centre Sweat Studios, based at The Hub, scoop Small Business of the Year after beating off 19 competitors at the Milton Keynes Business Achievement Awards 2017, held at The Ballroom, Hilton Hotel, Stadium MK. 

In fact, March has been a month of celebrations for Sweat Studios, with the company, which is celebrating its third birthday, also scooping Milton Keynes Business of the Year Award in the final in the Buckinghamshire SME Awards in the Best Business in Milton Keynes category. 

Kirsty Lowe, director, was presented with the award at a glistening awards ceremony at Double Tree by Hilton Hotel on Thursday, March 30, and also picked up overall winner on the night.

She said: “This year the judges had a record number of entries and we were up against some tough competition from the other finalists. 

We are delighted to be named the Best Small Business in Milton Keynes in the 2017 MK Business Achievement Awards and to be a winner as well in the Buckinghamshire SME Awards. 

“We want to thank our customers for their ongoing support and helping us to grow a thriving independent local business. We couldn’t do it without them!”

Commenting on Sweat Studios, judges at the MK Business Achievement Awards said: “This company has brought a new approach to a traditional exercise and lifestyle to the people of Milton Keynes. 

“By stripping away the mysticism that can confuse, and sometimes obscure the benefits of yoga they offer a vibrantly new interpretation which is helping this fast-growing company improve the health and wellbeing of many Milton Keynes citizens.” 

The Buckinghamshire SME Awards judged said: “loved their ethos – focussed on their customers and their own staff.” 

Sweat Studios, was opened by Kirsty Lowe in March 2014, who first discovered the benefits of yoga 18 years ago. 

After quitting her job as a marketing head in an investment bank Kirsty qualified as a yoga teacher and set about opening a studio that offered the friendly, approachable and no-nonsense experience to yoga she enjoyed but struggled to find. 

Kirsty said: “I am hugely proud of what we’ve achieved over the last three years. The people of Milton Keynes have really taken to Sweat and what we’re about, which is demystifying yoga and promoting a better body inside and out.” 

Sweat Studio has become so popular that Kirsty said around 500 people visit a week. 

Classes take place in a state of the art, temperature and humidity controlled studio.  Sweat specialises in hot yoga which boosts muscle dexterity and detoxification and delivers a cardiovascular workout.  However, the studio also caters to those looking for gentler classes and recently added Mindfulness to its timetable to promote overall health and wellbeing. 

To choose and book a class, check out the timetable at