Get put through your paces at Dubai's coolest new fitness studio
With workouts called XPLOD Body and XPLOD Burn, it’s no wonder you can burn up to 1000 calories a class…
Is one of your summer resolutions to get in shape? Tried all the usual gyms and classes but needing something a bit different to kickstart your fitness regime? Then you need to check out OOMO Fitness Studio, a new boutique fitness experience on Al Wasl Road.
OOMO, which stands for origin of movement, is a homegrown fitness and lifestyle brand that offers four signature workouts, designed to help you achieve your goal.
The space itself is light and airy, with a welcoming reception area that houses a signature energy bar serving coffees, smoothies and shakes, a handful of comfy chairs and sofas and a small shop that stocks accessories from carefully selected boutique brands.
A narrow corridor leads down to the changing areas for men and women, and two high-spec studios, XPLOD and XPLOR that are each home to two signature workouts.
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In the XPLOD studio, you can choose between XPLOD Body and XPLOD Burn. Both workouts are 44-minutes long, and are made up of circuits of exercises that the body was originally designed to do (hence the name, origin of movement). The premise is simple: 40 seconds of exercise, 20 seconds of recovery, four different exercises per set, four sets. Recover. Repeat with a second set of exercises. Cool down.
The studio is cleverly split into four parts with curved treadmills facing the wall, blocks and mats in the centre for floor work and gymnastic rings facing the opposite mirror. Exercises are simple but need to be completed with speed, and can be adjusted depending on ability and if you’re facing any injuries. The instructors play pumping music to keep you upbeat, and motivate you in a way that’s encouraging without being too forceful, so you run between the exercises, rather than for the door.
What’s the difference between the two classes? Both offer high intensity interval training, but with XPLOD Burn, you can expect a lot more jumping and intense training, so if you’re a beginning we recommend booking XPLOD Body.
The XPLOR studio is designed for workouts that blend yoga, pilates and barre techniques that are beneficial for the mind and body. With the XPLOR Sculpt, classes are a fusion of yoga, pilates and barre, while XPLOR Stretch is more focused on relaxation and increasing your flexibility with dynamic and static movements.
Keen to check it out yourself?
First timers can take advantage of a two-for-one offer with two classes priced at Dhs120, and thereafter it’s Dhs120 per class. Packages start from Dhs575 for five classes, up to Dhs1850 per month for unlimited classes.
OOMO Fitness Studio, 607 Al Wasl Rd – Dubai, 6.15am to 10pm Sat to Thurs, 8am to 2pm Fri, Dhs120 for first two classes, Dhs120 per class thereafter . Tel: (052) 205 3279. oomo.fitness