Trying to burn the holiday weight? Maybe it’s time to enroll yourself in to a gym.
Before becoming a gym member, remember to check if the fitness center closest to you matches your checklist. This is because different gym clubs will have different facilities, classes or ladies only options. Be sure to take advantage of the free trial sessions and test out the gyms before committing yourself.
Keep in mind, while gyms may have a ladies only option, it might not be available in all branches. And if your looking for group classes, check if the gym you selected will have the same schedule in the months to follow. Gyms may change timings on a monthly or quarterly basis and you might end up missing out on your favorite class down the line.
You can also negotiate for better package prices, or corporate discounts especially if you go in a person to visit a gym consultant. Make sure you familiarize yourself with cancellation policies, minimum membership requirements, or freezing your membership when you are out of town.
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Here’s a list of gyms to help you get started.
|Gym||Facilities||Group classes||Ladies only||Personal training||Tennis||Free trials||Locations||Membership|
|Engine Health and Fitness||Refreshment bar, areas dedicated to weight and resistance training.||Body pump, body attack, yoga, zumba, kickboxing, pilates, RPM, body combat||✓||✓||✗||✓||Al Wasl, Dubai||Get a minimum membership of six months with prices starting at AED 4,000.|
|Gold’s Gym||Carido areas, spa, sauna, swimming pool, juice bar, studio and boxing areas||Zumba, body pump, yoga, pilates, body combat, hip-hop, RPM, spinning||✓||✓||✗||✓||Over ten locations in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Ras Al Khaimah||Get a monthly, quarterly or yearly membership with prices starting at AED 349 per month.|
|Fitness First||Juice bar, gym floor classes, cardio and weight areas, group exercises, spinning rooms, swimming pool, tennis and a members lounge.||AB blaster, body pump, boot camp, zumba, salsa, boxing, yoga, martial arts||✓||✓||✓||✓||30 locations in Dubai and Abu Dhabi||Prices vary depending on the package (three, six, 12, 18 months) but start at AED 2,500. Depending on the kind of membership you have, get access to Plus, Platinum and Community Clubs. Also tennis facilities available in select clubs.|
|Fitness 360||Steam room, juice bar and training areas.||Zumba, circuit, body balance, body pump, yoga, kickboxing, pilates||✓||✓||✗||✓||Arabian Center, Mazaya Centre, International City & J3 Mall in Dubai. Al Foah Mall in Al Ain||Get a minimum membership of four months. Prices start at AED 299-399 per month.|
|Fidelity Fitness Club||Infinity pool, sauna and juice bar.||Boot camp, aqua zumba, zumba, body pump, bod combat, RPM, yoga, belly dance, pilates||✗||✓||✗||✓||Almas tower & Al Fattan tower, Dubai||Get a minimum membership of six months. Prices start at AED 300-400 per month. However intro package prices may differ.|
|MMA Fitness Center||Locker rooms.||Spinning, circuit, muay thai, zumba, yoga, boxing||✗||✓||✗||✓||Tecom & Discovery Gardens, Dubai||Prices vary on the package you select. There is an option for monthly packages as well as six and 12 month memberships.|
|Platform 3||Sports therapy, cardio area, climbing zone, boxing equipment, sauna, lockers.||Boxing, aerobic dance classes||✓||✓||✗||✓||Park Island, Dubai||Prices are based on sessions with a personal trainer and start at AED 350 per session.|
|Symmetry Gym||They offer personalized gym sessions. There no additional facilities.||They don’t offer any group classes and focus on personal training||✗||✓||✗||✓||Gold and Diamond Park, Dubai||Get a minimum membership of six months with prices starting at AED 2,400.|
|Target Gym||Sauna & locker rooms.||Yoga, pilates, zumba, belly dancing, body pump, body attack, kick boxing, martial arts, spinning||✓||✓||✗||✓||JLT, Discovery Gardens, International City and Al Nahda, Dubai||Prices for one month membership starts at AED 295.|
|TribeFit||Cardio and spin studio, outdoor workout terrace, cafe, lounge, tennis and group classes.||Boxing, boot camp, circuit training, zumba, pilates, yoga||✗||✓||✓||✓||Dubai Marina||Get a membership for three months with prices starting at AED 2,069. You can also opt for six and 12 month packages at higher prices. Membership will also allow you to use tennis facilities at Regent International School.|
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