Most recently, the most aesthetically pleasing workout spots have been popping up all over the city, which is so much more than just your average gym. You may find yourself stretching in a monotonal zen-like atmosphere, or attending a spin class in a workout space filled with sounds blended by a DJ and along with LED lights. Discovering a gym that’s right for you is crucial. Training our bodies has not only a healing but a holistic effect, complemented further by the environment we work out in. It’s time to try out something new. These are the newest sports studios to sign up to, that have just opened in Dubai.


Experience fitness in a way you hadn’t thought imaginable at the women’s only boutique gym, FitnGlam. With its laser light shows and mega projector screen, FitnGlam’s workout arena has a high-energy nightclub atmosphere that will get you pumped to work out. Experience group fitness classes like Hiit, Cycling, Yoga, and Pilates, as well as restorative post-workout cryotherapy sessions at FitnGlam’s onsite lab. The FitnGlam PlatformStudios Superclub is now open at the Dubai Hills Malls; enquire here.  

1Rebel Dubai

With its chic interiors and results-focused exercise classes, 1Rebel is a top choice for workout fanatics. The boutique fitness brand made a name for itself after launching in London during 2015 and now has studios around the globe in locations such as Australia, Saudi Arabia, and Israel. Its new studio, 1Rebel Dubai, is opening Mid-October at the ICD Brookfield Tower, and a limited amount of members will be able to take advantage of its 20% discount for founding members. Register for your membership at 1Rebel Dubai’s website, here.

barry’s abu dhabi

If you haven’t heard of Barry’s before, you might just be living under a rock. Barry’s studio is finally opening its doors in Abu Dhabi in September, and it will be the biggest branch in the UAE to date. From the Red Room and Flex Lounge to numerous different classes and sessions, there’s something at Barry’s for everyone. Located in Galleria Al Maryah Island, get your sneakers on and your hair tied up for a workout, unlike anything you’ve done before.

Chalk Training Ground

Chalk Training Ground has opened the newest branch of its class-based gym on Palm Jumeriah at Golden Mile 3. As a member of Chalk Training Ground, you will be offered online and offline classes as well as personal workouts. This high-class fitness destination is dedicated to creating a space for people to train and create meaningful bonds.

Studio 14

The newest eco-friendly workout space has just opened in Dubai. It’s all about finding power in nature while working out the mind, body and soul. This dynamic work put space features a space to practice boxing, stretching classes and many more. The classes here are intimate, with only around six attendees at a time be sure to get the most from your instructor.


The all-new Posture studio offers you a mind, body and soul experience within the heart of Dubai’s Palm Jumeriah. The monotonal decor alone is so calming it’ll simply melt your stress away. The studios are open all week, being “an open door to anyone who wants to get fit, and most importantly feel healthy.” Classes at Posture, focus on enhancing core body strength and flexibility. Sign up here.


New Work out Studio FitnGlam
Courtesy of FitnGlam

Ladies-only gym, FitnGlam is a workout haven for women, that has just opened its second location in Sports Society Mirdif. The impressive space features Cross Fit, a top-of-the-range workout machines room, a sauna and a steam room. This super-fitness space is also home to a healthy eat cafeteria where you can grab a nutritious snack or smoothie before your class. We hope to see many more of these gyms opening across the region. Sign up here.


New work Out Studio Barry's Boot Camp Dubai Marina
Courtesy of Barry’s UAE

None other than the world-renowned LIFT by Barry’s has officially opened in Dubai Marina. Founded in California in 1985, it has opened doors in different locations across the world. The famously challenging fitness centre is a go-to for classes that focus on burning maximum calories. If you’re really looking to challenge yourself, then Barry’s Bootcamp is a must-try. Sign up here.