The convergence of gym and nightclub experiences has resulted in a thrilling evolution of fitness options in Abu Dhabi. From sleek and innovative gym concepts to pulse-pounding cycle bars, the city boasts a diverse array of boutique fitness brands that will make you look forward to your next workout. Here are a few of our favorite trends currently available in the capital.
Located at The Galleria, Barry’s is determined to help you achieve your fitness goals. Dubbed the “Best Workout in the World,” the high-intensity interval training (HIIT) classes offered in the signature Red Room are designed to maximize calorie burn. The dimly lit, the club-like atmosphere provides the perfect backdrop for a challenging workout that alternates between floor exercises and intense treadmill sessions, resulting in a comprehensive physical transformation.
The Warehouse Gym, now open at the Yas Bay Waterfront, offers the ideal opportunity to complement the tasty culinary offerings in the surrounding restaurants. With memberships starting at just Dhs199, the gym offers a range of mixed and ladies-only classes and a team of personally selected personal trainers to help turn goals into results. The gym features a state-of-the-art Blackbox studio, cycle studio, Olympic lifting area for bodybuilding enthusiasts, functional training area, CrossFit space, free weights, cardio equipment, squat rack, and free parking.
The UFC Gym Middle East has recently opened its latest location in Abu Dhabi. Offering a 1,600 square meter facility equipped with strength equipment, cardio areas, battle ropes, agility ladders, and ample mat space for adult and youth martial arts training. The experienced team at the gym provides personalized fitness plans based on each member’s physique, lifestyle goals, and needs. As part of the launch offer, memberships are available for just Dhs11 daily. Potential members can try before they buy with a free day pass.
The stylish CRANK Abu Dhabi gym has recently opened its doors at Sheikha Fatima Park. It is already pushing fitness enthusiasts to their limits. This boutique gym offers 45-minute intense cycling classes where participants can burn calories through sprints and endurance climbs. Surrounded by the unique midnight rave-inspired lighting and a groovy soundtrack. The gym features an innovative ride ranking system that assigns points based on pedal power and torque and displays the results on a leaderboard.
Etizan, located at the Hotel Erth, is a massive fitness facility that offers a wide range of sports activities but still manages to offer a boutique touch with its padel tennis court. With an Olympic-sized gym, tennis courts, football pitches, a boxing studio, martial arts area, indoor pool, gymnastics facilities, aerobics space, squash courts, bowling alley, track and field, volleyball, basketball, shooting range, and Jiu Jitsu dojo, Etizan is a hub for recreational activities. The padel tennis court rental starts at Dhs240, day passes for the gym start at Dhs151, while the football pitch rental is priced at Dhs504.
F45 Training is an Australian fitness brand known for its challenging but effective workouts incorporating HIIT, functional training, circuit training, and more. The 45-minute classes aim to help people burn fat, build muscle, and improve functional form while providing an intense calorie burn and a positive community atmosphere. The Al Maryah Island location offers a drop-in session for Dhs120 and an unlimited monthly pass for Dhs1,119, with discounts available for multi-month purchases. A three-day free trial is also available.
Step into the gym for HIIT, Classic, and Ladies-only sessions at Punch, where you can launch your fists into an indestructible punch bag for 50 minutes. With a plasma storm light show all around you, Fight yourself and fit in these HIIT workouts that focus on your overall fitness. And help you knock that “UAE stone” clean out. Try it out with a newbie offer of two classes for the price of one, or commit to unlimited access with an unlimited month pass for Dhs800. Located at Zayed Sports City.
Motion Cycling Studio has recently opened a new location in Abu Dhabi on Al Reem Island. With the ability to burn up to 1,000 calories per ride, Motion has become a popular choice for fitness enthusiasts. The studio offers a variety of candlelit classes, women-only options, and R&B-backed workouts, all led by a highly motivated team of experts. Visit Motion at Office 461, Floor 4, Wafra Square building on Al Reem Island, with cycling classes starting from Dhs50 for your first ride.
Strike Fitness, located at Al Bahar at the Abu Dhabi Corniche, offers a variety of fitness classes, including yoga, BoxStrike, calisthenics, HIIT, muay thai, circuits, and boxing, all in the beautiful, open-air setting of the Corniche beach. With expert-led sessions and rates starting at Dhs75 for a single class. And for those who want to double down on their outdoor workout, a comprehensive selection of watersports activities is just a short walk away at Abu Dhabi Marine.