Love to cycle? Don’t let the UAE summer stop you…
Even the most committed road cyclist has to concede defeat during the UAE summer, but you don’t have to let the wheels fall off your training routine…
Here are 6 indoor cycling classes to try in Dubai.
1. JLT: Power Cycle
A fresh face on the Dubai fitness scene, Brazilian-born Power Cycle uses the latest technology to chart your watts and power usage throughout each class, so you can track your progress. The feelgood soundtrack spans ‘80s and ‘90s classics and popular remixes designed to get you out of the saddle.
JBC 5 Building, Cluster W, JLT. From Dhs65 per class (free trial available). Tel: (04) 2944989, powercycle.ae
2. Media City: Surge Body Fitness
Surge in Media City supercharges your cycling routine by combining workouts on their RealRyder tilt bikes with mat and floor exercises, so you can strengthen your core or opt for a cardio and toning session using free weights and bands.
11th Floor Concord Tower, Al Sufuoh Rd, Dubai Media City. From Dhs90 per class. Tel: (050) 4519515. besurge.com
3. Dubai World Trade Centre: One Beat
We love the luxe extras at this chic new studio, such as cold lavender-scented towels and fresh cycling shoes. The intimate spinning studio boasts the latest in lighting and audio equipment, so you can lose yourself in the moment.
Central, The Offices 2, Dubai World Trade Centre. From Dhs100 per class, 1beatdxb.com
4. Business Bay: Motion
A sleek, candlelit room sets the scene for Motion’s soulful spin classes, which combine cardio and muscle exercises to zero in on the buttocks, arms and abs. Say goodbye to jelly legs: this is a full-body workout.
The Oberoi Centre, Floor 18, Office 04, Business Bay. From Dhs90 per class; first class Dhs50 (refundable when you book another session). Tel: (056) 1717130, motion-cycling.ae
5. Al Quoz: Crank
Located in the arty hub of Alserkal Avenue, Crank offers high-intensity classes in an industrial-chic setting. Expect heavy climbs and punishing sprints, enhanced by pumping beats and a state-of-the-art light and sound system.
Alserkal Ave, Al Quoz. From Dhs95 per class (free trial available). Tel: (04) 321209, crank-fit.com
6. Downtown: Fly Wheel
Indoor cycling may be a solo sport, but we all know how competitive it can get in the studio. If you thrive on the thrill of racing your classmates, Fly Wheel’s Torqboards, which flash up stats throughout the session, maybe just the motivation you need to up your output.
Burj Views, Downtown Dubai (also at Gold & Diamond Park, Al Quoz). Dhs100. Tel: (04) 4232544, dubai.flywheelsports.com