By Jola Chudy
CEO rounds up the hottest new gym openings in Dubai, where your online search can become a positive reality
With online searches for terms such as gym and running increasing in the Middle East during the past three years, it seems that the quest for personal self-improvement is a top priority for residents in 2020.
According to digital marketing specialists SEMrush, there is a growing interest in health and fitness as reflected by searches in both English and Arabic.
CEO rounds up the hottest new gym openings in Dubai, where your online search can become a positive reality:
Make 2020 a year for positive change at members’ only club, Nasab
An innovative approach to design, architecture and designed spaces makes Nasab a compelling option for those looking for something a little different. The mixed-used shared workspace created by the people behind Al Barari includes a high-altitude chamber that can support those in search of extreme fitness, as well as a peaceful meditation room designed to pacify the mind and soul after a tough 9-6.
Nasab has options for all fitness levels. The member’s only club offers three pools in its tranquil garden, a fully equipped gym (complete with inspiring artworks), yoga sessions in its impressive amphitheatre and a relaxing rooftop space ready for weekend relaxation. Wellness memberships are priced at AED450 per month.
The ultimate wellness facility opens in time to kick-start those resolutions
If the memory of seasonal indulgence is weighing heavy on your mind and waistline, it may be time to add a calorie deficit to the equation. Complement your goals with a snazzy new gym membership at StudioRepublik, which offers a community vibe and a structured offering encompassing integrated wellness, performing arts and group exercise.
A team of diet, rehab-prehab, PT and massage therapists is on call at The Lab, a space focusing on integrated wellness, while the Stage area seeks to encourage creativy, passion and excitement for learning. Elements such as acoustics, lighting and finishing enhance the experience of working out in the Arnea, and there is even a shared kitchen area and live music stage. For those in search of next-level endorphins, this could be the perfect answer.
Jumeirah Beach Hotel
With equal emphasis placed on specialised physical and mental wellness, The J Club at Jumeirah Beach Hotel offers its members coaching and training designed to maximise results in wellbeing for body and mind. “We want our members to be part of a club where all of their lifestyle and wellness needs can be catered to, no-matter what their passions or goals – a place of community where they are energised to live their lives authentically and well” says co-founder of Embody Fitness James Miller.
Facilities include group fitness classes such as Les Mills, three dedicated multi-function studios and specialist personal training and diagnostic services. Personalised training programmes, member education talks and coaching squads are also offered. There are indoor spaces kitted out with Technogym equipment, Concept 2, Keiser and Prime Fitness, as well as six tennis courts, three squash courts, 25m lap pool and outdoor gym. Membership packages starting from AED 2,750 per month.