Are you a JLTer looking to get in shape? We’re not surprised with the amount of restaurant options in the area. We’ve rounded up to top gyms and fitness studios in the neighbourhood – take a look at the list below to see what best suits your body aspirations (and your bank balance).
This gym offers a range of programmes (think cardio, CrossFit, strength training, personal training and more), all designed to improve your strength, fitness and skills. It’s also a friendly place for be-ginners and classes are designed to be scaled to suit any level.
Top tip: If it’s your first time heading down to BASE 3, you can get one class for free (except Performance).
Prices vary with packages and memberships available. Open daily. Mazaya Business Avenue, Tower AA1, First Al Khail Street, opposite Cluster I, Jumeirah Lake Towers, www.base3.ae (052 113 1633).
Fancy dancing your way to a healthier lifestyle? DS2dio offer everything from contemporary dance, ballroom dance, Cuban salsa, Reggaeton, Zumba, hip hop, Dominican bachata and even Lindy hop. It’s a fun way to get fit and seriously addictive.
Prices start from Dhs80 with packages and memberships available. Open daily. Cluster T, Jumeirah Lake Towers, www.ds2diodubai.com (055 849 6193).
Looking for a lifestyle overhaul? This gym also specialises is creating tailor-made programs for a full body transformation. Whether you need lose a few pounds, get some muscle definition, or just im-prove your overall health, they’re ready to help.
Top tip: Sign up for a free trial and get access for the day to their gym exercise classes for three consecutive days.
Prices vary with packages and memberships available. Open daily. Cluster Y, Jumeirah Lake Towers, www.elevationfitness.ae (04 551 4744).
Not only does this JLT club have a wide range of classes to suit everyone’s needs but it also has some top-notch equipment. The choice of group classes is impressive and although the various Les Mills options are at the fore, you can also sign up for yoga, spin, Pilates, legs, bums and tums, Zumba, abs blaster and metafit sessions. If you’re not keen on working out with your fellow members then Fidelity has lots to offer the solo trainer.
Top tip: Newcomers can get a free trial with full access to all the facilities and classes – call to find out more.
Prices vary with packages and memberships available. Open daily Sat-Thu 6pm-11pm, Fri 8am-8pm. Almas Tower, between clusters J and I, Jumeirah Lake Towers, www.fidelityfitnessclub.com (04 451 1133).
Fit Boys Gym
Despite its name, the gym is open to girls, too. Fit Boys Gym is a dedicated boxing and martial arts centre with a crew of professional boxers to help you get fighting fit. You don’t have to be competing to train here, but there is a full-size ring and plenty of equipment to ensure you develop your boxing technique.
Prices start from Dhs100 with packages and memberships available. Open daily. Red Diamond Building, Jumeirah Lake Towers, www.fitboysgym.com (04 434 3661).
Its logo is a hand wielding a thunderbolt, so it must be good. This warehouse-looking gym recently installed a brand-new freestyle CrossFit area, consisting of rigs, racks, gymnastic rings and a squat stand – as well as its indoor studio for a range of classes. If you want a serious workout, look no further.
Top tip: Newcomers can redeem a free two-day trial pass and access the gym as well as unlimited classes – booking in advance is required and the two days must be consecutive.
Prices vary with packages and memberships available. Open Sun-Thu 6am-10.45pm; Fri 9am-9pm, Sat 9am-10.45pm. Cluster R, Jumeirah Lake Towers, www.fitnesszonedubai.com (04 451 0522).
Milan Pole Dance Studio
It’s literally fitness classes based around poles. Pole Gym sessions focus on technical movements and offer the added advantages of strength training – its slogan is “the world is beautiful upside-down”. All classes are 60 minutes in length and follow a weekly schedule. Definitely an alternative workout that’s well worth checking out.
Dhs105 per class with packages available. Open Sun-Thu 1pm-9pm, Fri 11am-3pm, Sat 10am-7pm. Mazaya Business Avenue, Tower AA1, First Al Khail Street, opposite Cluster I, Jumeirah Lake Towers, www.milanpoledance.com/dubai (04 430 3693).
Pilates Academy Dubai
Pilates is seriously hard work and down at Pilates Academy they want you to get the most out of your work out. They also offer Cardiolates, barre and silk suspension classes.
Top tip: First time clients get a discount on their first class.
Prices vary with packages and memberships available. Open daily. Cluster X, Jumeirah Lake Towers, www.pilatesacademydubai.com (056 798 4655).
Hailing from Brazil, Power Cycle is powered by a top team who’ve been flown over from Brazil to coach Dubai dwellers with a bit of Brazilian flair and a community feel. You’ll start off by getting a fitness test (which promises to not be as scary as it sounds, gulp) and then your watts and power are tracked each session so you can see how you improve class by class. Forget going on holiday – the classes are interactive with your very own avatar on your screen showing you cycle through the tracks of Brazil or Greece. The studio also offers TACFIT – which is also known as ‘the world’s smartest workout’ and is designed to work out each muscle with a system of 26 workouts.
Top tip: Get your first spin free.
Open Sun-Thu 7am-9pm, Fri-Sat 8.30am-midnight. JBC 5 Building, Cluster W, Jumeirah Lake Towers. www.powercycle.ae (04 294 4989).
If you want to try out Pilates, this is a great place to start. With professional teaching and a range of classes from mat to reformer and more, there’s sure to be something to suit. The 1762 under-neath is a great place to refuel, too.
Top tip: Newcomers can buy a package of five classes to use within two weeks (mat and machine) for Dhs310.
Prices start from Dhs90 with packages and memberships available. Open daily. One JLT, Jumeirah Lake Towers, www.real-pilates.com (04 458 5399).
This boutique fitness facility offers a unique way to working out. With television guided group train-ing systems around the gym, all you have to do is follow the directives on the TVs as you work around the studio space. Interesting.
Top tip: If you’ve not tried out Reset Fitness before, download their app from the App Store and book yourself in for a free trial to test out the class format.
Prices vary with packages and memberships available. Open daily. Cluster I, Jumeirah Lake Towers, www.resetactive.com (04 365 3399).
Round 10 Boxing Gym
Round 10 is one of the UAE’s only boxing-specific gyms, with a vision to produce top-notch pro fighters. They don’t have a single treadmill or cycling machine in the gym and train everyone like boxers would train, making it a very sociable, friendly environment.
Top tip: Newcomers get their first group class for free.
Prices vary with packages and memberships available. Open Sun-Fri. First Al Khail Street, Jumeirah Island Pavilion, next to Jumeirah Lake Towers, www.round10boxing.com (04 243 4789).
A small but stylish and well-equipped gym, SMART offers personal training, regular bootcamps, group classes and body transformation programmes.
Top tip: Complimentary personal training session for newcomers or a free trial for a group class.
Prices vary with packages and memberships available. Open Sun-Thu 6am-10pm, Fri 6am-6pm, Sat 8am-6pm. Cluster M, Jumeirah Lake Towers, www.smartfitness.ae (04 438 5055).
The Champion Club
Step inside the ring or take on an enormous punch bag at this gym, which offers coaching in boxing, kick boxing, karate, Muay Thai, self-defence, jujitsu and general fitness. As well as toning up, classes here can help you improve your cardiovascular fitness.
Top tip: Head down to The Champion Club and get your first class for free.
Prices vary with packages and memberships available. Open daily. Cluster L, Jumeirah Lake Towers, www.thechampionclub.com (04 447 4980).
As any crossfitter will tell you, this regime is less a workout and more a way of life. This box (the CrossFit term for a gym) was one of the first exercise spots to open in the neighbourhood and has garnered members from far and wide. The owners are CrossFit devotees themselves and have competed in international games. They offer a huge range of fitness programs ranging from Cross-Fit and conditioning and offer classes including StrongFit, Olympic weightlifting, spinning and gym-nastics.
Top tip: Newbies can try out a class for free.
Prices vary with packages and memberships available. Open Sat-Thu. Cluster H, Jumeirah Lake Towers, www.vfuae.com (04 450 8234).
This spacious yoga studio offers up a range of classes for all levels. It’s set on a high floor in Cluster X, so there’s stunning views out across Emirates Living to enjoy while you practise, too.
Top tip: First-timers can get a package of five class for Dhs199 to be used in a month.
Prices start from Dhs89 with packages and memberships available. Open daily. Cluster X, Jumeirah Lake Towers, www.yogaashram.com (04 552 0048).