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Homegrown fitness brand GymNation plans Dubai, Sharjah expansion

Fast growing fitness chain plans to open in Downtown Dubai, Silicon Oasis, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah during 2020

Homegrown fitness brand GymNation plans Dubai, Sharjah expansion

GymNation has opened two new branches in the UAE to reinforce its position as country’s fastest growing fitness brand.

Following the openings of its Bur Dubai and Ras Al Khaimah branches, the fitness chain also announced plans to open in Downtown Dubai, Silicon Oasis, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah during 2020.

The homegrown fitness concept said it opened its doors in January to over 3,000 members in Ras Al Khaimah (Manar Mall) and 4,000 members at its Bur Dubai branch.

GymNation said it now has close to 20,000 members.

GymNation launched its frill-free, affordable fitness concept a little over a year back and within the first 12 months grew a membership base in excess of 10,000 at its flagship facility in Al Quoz, Dubai.

It said it is targeting over 50,000 members across all gyms by the end of 2020 to make GymNation the largest fitness chain across the UAE.

Loren Holland, founder, said: “When we first set up GymNation, the UAE gym market had become rather stagnant, it was incredibly expensive, actually the second most expensive in the world according to a Deutsche Bank study, and so we saw a real opportunity to develop a value driven, low-cost, gym brand that caters to what people really need.

"Our new locations all follow the same unique proposition which includes our signature AED99 per month pre-launch offer, and whilst we still cut out the frills, we ensure our facilities are world class, open 24/7 and have one of the most vibrant atmospheres you will find anywhere in the city."

Frank Afeaki, founder, GymNation added: “Our 2020 expansion plans are extremely exciting and we are delighted with the success of the Ras Al Khaimah and Bur Dubai openings."