From HIIT on water to a high powered cycle class….
Exercise doesn’t have to be all gym-based and pounding the pavements, and these days fitness is a huge movement with something to suit everyone, from fitness fanatics to beginners.
Whether you’re looking to mix up your fitness routine or start a whole new one, we’ve rounded up some of the hottest new fitness classes in Dubai to try.
1. Cycle through the streets of Brazil
Power Cycle arrives in JLT all the way from Brazil. Priding itself on its sense of soul and a family-feel, the interactive classes will make you feel like you’re cycling through Brazil or Greece, with a number of different music tracks to get you in the mood. They don’t just offer spin classes either, you can choose from strength training, yoga and Tacfit too. You’ll have a fitness test when you start which is measured through your classes so you can see your fitness improving week on week – incentive at its finest. The facilities are prepped with shampoo, conditioner and even nail polish so you can go to work feeling fabulous.
Power Cycle Dubai, JBC Building 5, Cluster W, Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Dubai, Sun to Thurs 7am to 9pm, Fri & Sat 8.30am to 12pm, first class free. Tel: (04) 294 4989. powercycle.ae
2. Balance your body on the water
Designed by professional dancer and pilates teacher, Sophie Malpass, SUP Fit is a boutique concept that’s now in two locations in Dubai; Drift Beach and Fairmont The Palm. You’ll learn core techniques whilst trying to balance on the board – something that will guarantee you some serious toning once you get the hang of it. Classes are held at the beautiful Drift Beach every Wednesday and Saturday 8am to 8.40am and 9am to 9.40am. From Fairmont the Palm, she does a Yoga/Pilates class on a Tuesday and a HIIT class on a Thursday from 10am to 11am.
Drift Beach, One & Only Royal Mirage, Wednesdays & Saturdays 8am to 8.40am and 9am to 9.40am, Fairmont the Palm, Yoga/Pilates Tues & HIIT Thurs 10am to 11am, Dhs120 per class. @supersupfit
3. Switch up your yoga routine
If you’re looking to change or step up your usual yoga routine then you should definitely check out Bukoden Yoga, which combines yoga, martial arts and calisthenics. The classes are designed to workout every muscle in the body whilst connecting between body, mind and spirit. You’ll find these classes at Fly High Fitness as well as other classes ranging from jiu jitsu, crossfit, gymnastics and animal flow.
Bukoden Yoga, Fly High Fitness, Building 1, Dubai Investment Park, Dubai, Sat to Thurs 6pm to 10pm, Fri 7am to 9pm. facebook.com/flyhighfitness.dxb
4. Push your limits
Dedicated to serious transformation overhauls, Bare DXB is a nutrition-focused transformative centre famous for its extreme fitness performance and fat-loss results. Located in Business Bay, the high-intensity, results-driven classes combine HIIT and weight training with party tunes to drive your determination even further. They also provide meal planning and support to see you through your fitness journey. You can try BLACK with your first two classes priced at Dhs150.
BARE, Clover Bay Tower, Marasi Drive, Business Bay, Dubai, Sunday to Thursday 6am to 9pm, Friday & Saturday 9am to 12am. Tel: (054) 455 0567. bare.fitness
5. Pump up the adrenaline
XFit at Fitness First takes a fit-box approach, with their BoxX class which uses interval training for a fast hard burn and blood pumping workout. You’ll walk away with your endorphins buzzing and a clear focus for the day. XFit also offer a range of classes for lifting and high intensity conditioning, so you can change it up during the week. When you sign up, you’ll also get your first class free.
XFit, Emirates Living Community, The Town Center, Dubai, Sun to Thurs 6am to 9pm, Fri & Sat 8am to 12pm. Tel: (04) 439 2323. fitnessfirstme.com