Need to get fit on a lean budget? Read on…

We get it, Christmas is over and you’re regretting every mince pie you ate over the festive period.

So it’s time to get back in shape, but you don’t want to splurge on a gym pass or personal trainer. Don’t panic, as we’ve rounded up our top picks of New Year gym deals that mean you won’t have to break the bank to get fit again.

Here are six fitness discounts and deals to take advantage of this month. 

Mojo Pilates

Find a gym buddy and benefit from the massive online savings at Reformer Pilates. The unique workouts on the Reformer machine tone and shape your body using low-impact, so it’s easy on the joints. Book ten duet sessions with a friend for Dhs380 online and you’ll save Dhs140. Look out for their Insta flash sales too via @mojopilates

4 Concord Tower, Dubai Media City, Dubai. Tel: (04) 3603 399.

Embody Fitness

London import Embody Fitness, a favourite with athletes and sports buffs, offers private and semi-private programmes to achieve rapid results in fat loss, muscle toning and overall strength and fitness. Taster sessions start at Dhs150 with What’s On readers being offered a free trial. Be warned though, this is a serious workout and isn’t for the fainthearted.

First Floor, Lamborghini Building, Dubai. Tel: (052) 723 9333.


Use an Entertainer voucher for 50 per cent off monthly memberships, guest passes and one day passes at UFC Gym, saving you a tidy sum of Dhs400.

Building 1, Al Asayel St, Business Bay, Dubai. Tel: (04) 551 6168.

Flow Healthy Club & Wellness, Roda Al Murooj

For those looking to learn something new while getting fit, aikido classes teach stress management techniques, energy balancing and a mix of ancient Japanese techniques that have been modernised. Located in the Roda Al Murooj Rotana clubhouse, the cost per month is Dhs600 with your first two classes free.

Roda Al Murooj, Downtown Dubai, Dubai. Tel: (055) 866 3388.


If you’re looking to keep up your fitness this year, CycleBar in City Walk has a January offer to take advantage of. This month, enjoy CycleBar’s new unlimited pack for Dhs720. Sign up for this promotion at their City Walk 1 studio any time throughout January and benefit from unlimited classes for 30 days from the date of purchase.

Unit 27-28 The Avenue, City Walk, 1 Al Safa Street, Jumeirah 1. Tel: (04) 395 5523.

And one opening in March 2018…


With over 200 free classes every month, and a promotional membership price of just Dhs125 a month (of which you can opt out of whenever you like), GymNation is the city’s newest and most affordable gym. Only catch is, it’s not open until March, 2018. Bookmark this for later.

ETA Star Building, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai. Tel: (055) 213 2850.

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