These summer beach and fitness memberships are worth every penny

These summer beach and fitness memberships are worth every penny

Swimsuits on!

Summer is officially here in the UAE, and try as hard as we can, there is no escaping it. But just because the city is heating up, doesn’t mean we have to spend our days locked inside. Spend your time by the beach, or get your summer body on at these beach and fitness membership clubs.


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Spend your summer days sprawling out on the sun-beds, sweating it out at your favourite workouts and dining at culinary hot spots. Unwind by some of the most pristine pools, on some water beds at the W Dubai- the Palm, in shaded cabanas or stroll along the sandy shores of some of the most beautiful beaches that Dubai and Abu Dhabi have to offer. All you gym bunnies can get your sweat on, at the Grand Hyatt Abu Dhabi, with an impressive selection of fitness facilities all ranging from high intensity group work out classes while the gentle warriors try some yoga and gymnastics, to focus more on your flexibility and alignment. As for your little ones don’t fret, there’s a jam packed schedule to keep them occupied with complimentary kids’ club, equestrian clubs and even cooking classes. Those of you trying to beat the heat, pop into several breathtaking spas in the region or opt for a relaxing mani-pedi and neck massage, at the Six Sense Spa at the Renaissance Downtown Hotel, for some down time. From easy bites near the pool to romantic spots atop the Burj Khalifa, indulge in some of the region’s most delectable delights.

Turn your every day in to a getaway with a small slice of paradise.

Locations: Le Meridian Westin, W Hotel, FitRepublik, Sofitel Spa and Nobu to name a few.

3-month summer membership- 1,499 AED

Visit privilee.ae

Class Pass

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With summer now upon us, most of us are regretting that last burger. So if you’re looking for some variety from the at home workouts and exercising at the same gym. You’re not alone. No doubt fitness packages have been taking the gym industry by a storm and the UAE has surely joined the fad. Having taken over Guava Pass, Class Pass has over 200 flexible locations and studio ranging between Dubai and Abu Dhabi, catering to us all. For the less committed or simply seeking a variety of classes, try the single pass.

For your adrenaline junkies try out the spinning classes, boxing, CrossFit to even circuit training. If downward dog position is more your thing, mix up your more subdued workouts. From aerial yoga, at the Yoga at the Five Palm Jumeirah, to barre and pilates classes. Twist and turn your way with some resistance band training and compliment your intense sweat sessions with retreating indoors for a quick Cryo session at The Platform, or for a relaxing facial and traditional Thai massage. Whether its kickboxing, running, dance classes or even wellness centres booking your class is one click away. Operation abs, let’s go!

Locations: 1BEAT DXB, The Warehouse Gym, Fly High Fitness

2-3 classes (25 credits)- 159 AED- New members can sign up for free. 

Visit classport.fit

Dubai Ladies Club

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With temperatures reaching new heights, we’ve found new ways to keep you cool this summer. Destination- Dubai Ladies Club. The oldest, private leisure club catered to the lovely ladies of the region. Sweat out the toxins in their fully equipped fitness centre, Zumba classes or if you crave the outdoor activity with a friend, book out a tennis court and swing away. Post working out take a dip in their members’ exclusive pool overlooking the beautiful Jumeirah coastline to cool off. Drop your kids off to the kid’s fitness studio or to child care for their own share of fun while you sneak off to the Moroccan inspired spas to experience a meditative massage. Shop around in one of their boutiques for some cute and kitschy trinkets. On your off days, stop by one of their many hosted events.

Location: Jumeirah

Ultimate Club Membership (seasonal): 3,675 AED with a joining fee of only 250 AED

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