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Keep your body and mind in top shape at Dubai Marina

Your guide to the health clubs, gyms and spas located in Dubai Marina

15 Jun 2017, words by Fatima Rao

Health Clubs

1. Retreat Spa and health club

Described as a tranquil haven, the Retreat Spa and Health Club offers a variety of activities for their clientele. A sauna, jacuzzi, steam room and pool help customers unwind after busy days before they have to go home to their rented apartments in Dubai Marina. They have salons situated within the area; N-Bar (ladies salon), 1847 (men's salon) and Jet Set (hair salon for ladies). Their day package offers more than 30% off which includes access to the swimming pool, sauna, steam room, jacuzzi and gym, along with vouchers for food and beverages and massages. Personal trainers are at the service of visitors and hotel guests. 

Location: Tower 1 King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud St - Dubai. 

Contact: +971 4 317 6761

2. Illuminations Well-Being center

The Illuminations Well-Being Center caters to the holistic wellness needs of its clients. With the help of meditation, workshops, training programs, private consultations, social activities, retreats and corporate wellness, the center promises to bring their clientele peace of mind. Conveniently located near the apartments in Dubai Marina, the center uses the help of yoga and different kinds of healing and therapies, they guarantee their clients will quit smoking, conquer their fears, overcome depression, rid themselves of stress and anxiety, heal their relationships and relieve chronic pains. 

Location: Office 409, Fortune Executive Towers, Cluster T, Plot T1, Jumeirah Lakes Towers - Dubai. 

 Contact: +971 4 448 7043

Gyms

1. Tribefit

With the help of personal trainers, TribeFit offers challenging GX classes within the four GX studios. Besides more than 32 GX classes, they have also mastered TRX and Circuit training. In 23,000-square feet of area, 69 trainers help clients achieve their fitness goals in 108 fitness class per week. They offer group classes and a lounge for hanging out, as well as a healthy cafe within the area and Wi-Fi throughout. Residents living in their villas and apartments in Dubai come here to attend their social events and take part in the recreational activities they have to offer.

Location: Silverene Tower - Dubai Marina.

Contact: 800 87423

2. KO gym

Boxing, kick-boxing, capoeira and martial arts are only a few of the activities KO Gym has to offer. With advanced classes and private sessions in MMA with the help of personal trainers, the gym guarantees extensive results. Kickboxing for kids is also available, along with Muay Thai and everything to aid workouts; from treadmills to free-weights. The gym brings about a vintage feel with the full-size ring in the middle of the studio, along with heavy, dotted bags around the ring.

Location: Al Raiha St - Dubai Marina.

Contact: +971 56 830 0332

3. Crossfit

With an open view of the Marina while training, CrossFit turn their workouts into a game for their clients to enjoy. Their most successful package is the transformation program, for which the details can be found here. Along with their intense forms of working out, they provide their clients with meal plans from their nutrition program. Trainers can be asked to go to clients' homes for at-home training. AED1,300 is requires for a span of one month, where they offer their easy to follow meal plan, along with their exercise routines to be followed.

Location: Shop 7, Damac Waves Tower B, Dubai Marina - Dubai.

Contact: +971 4 558 6507

4. Corefit

CoreFit offers its clients gym machines and weights, yoga and Pilates. Zumba, body pump, body combat and yogalates are some of the activities carried out in their spacious exercise studio. They believe in exercising for enjoyment while maintaining your body, not mindlessly tiring your body out. Indoor and outdoor classes are carried out within an electric atmosphere, with the help of a booming sound system. The gym has a revolutionary heart-rate tracking software because of their high intensity workouts like cross-fit, boot camp, aerobics, circuits and spinning. They ensure results while having fun.

Location: Dream Tower 2 - Marina, Dubai.

Contact: +971 4 422 5338

6. Club Stretch

Classical Pilates and Bikram yoga is the main focus of practice at Club Stretch. Located in the heart Dubai Marina, this fitness studio offers individual and private lessons as per the client's preference for both, Pilates and yoga. They promise their activities to take customers on a spiritual journey and offer prenatal classes with a sign up. Reformer machines, high barrels, mats and magic circles are all available at the studio. A heating system has been installed within the studio, along with a humidifier to ensure maximum results after the exercises. 

Location: Marina View Towers Buliding, Ground Floor; main lobby behind Radisson Blu Hotel near Marina Mall - Dubai.

Contact: +971 4 431 1758

5. BodyWorX

Offering their clientele services that focus on fitness, toning and weight-loss is BodyWorX, one of the oldest gyms in Dubai Marina. It is one of the very few gyms in Dubai that has the Water Rower, and to keep things interesting, they offer group classes for beginners to learn how to use the machine. 

Location: Rimal Plaza, JBR (Jumeirah Beach Residence), Plaza Level - opposite Rimal 1 - Dubai.

Contact: +971 4 374 6871

7. Exhale: Fitness Studio

Exhale is exclusively for ladies but also caters to children, offering them kid-friendly activities they can carry out while their mothers workout. These activities include: karate, zumba and gymnastics. For the ladies, Exhale has a range of Pilates to offer (like reformer Pilates) , as well as yoga and aerobics for all levels of fitness. They focus on the well-being of women, which is why they offer services like holistic nutrition, body art, total barre, corporate wellness, fitness and personal training. Yoga and Pilates instructor training can be achieved from Exhale, and promotions on their services can be found here.  

Location: Murjan 1, Plaza Level, Jumeirah Beach Residence - Dubai.

Contact: +971 4 424 3777

8. 136.1 Yoga Studio

With 30 classes in a day and 35 workshops in the span of a month, 136.1 Yoga offer their clients a wide range of services under the branch of yoga, which include: yoga therapy, Ashtanga yoga, power yoga, Iyenger yoga, Hatha yoga and meditation. Personalized classes are to be taken to learn the basics of yoga before joining in with the group classes. With high consideration of everyone's health needs, they customise their classes accordingly. 

Location: Trident Bayside, First floor, Dubai Marina.

Contact: +971 4 4416 287

Spas

1. dreamworks spa and massage

The staff at Dreamworks Spa and Massage ensure their expertise in the art of caring for others. They offer a variety of Balinese and Thai treatments. Foot reflexology is one of the services offered at the spa, along with facials, Moroccan baths, personal grooming and body treatments. Dreamworks' 72 therapists offer their clients services like warm stone and four hands. The spa draws in its clients with the use of the various promotions they have to offer. Additionally, they have a home service where they send members of their staff to the homes of clients to offer their services in the comfort of their own purchased homes.

Location: Marina Cascades, Next to JLT Metro Station - Dubai.

Contact: +971 4 368 9408

2. liberty spa

A Balinese Spa that caters to men and women, Liberty Spa focuses its energy on helping ease their clients' minds and bodies after long, busy days. They offer individual and couple's massages and excel in Balinese treatments and reflexology. The spa is owned and run by British citizens and their prices start from AED149. They offer their customers complimentary tea as they take their stress away. It is an economical spa with ample parking slots.

Location: Marina Sail Tower - Thowaab St - Dubai.

Contact: +971 4 551 5007

3. saray spa

Located in the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel of Dubai Marina is the hammam spa called Saray Spa. With traditional and contemporary restorative treatments, the spa offers its customers a warm and tranquil aura for them to unwind after long days. They offer body scrubs and wraps, couple's and individual massages, hair and scalp treatment, men's services, separate lounges for men and women, steam rooms and therapy baths. Their online brochure with details about their services can be found here

Location: 5th Level Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotel & Suites, King Salman Bin Abdulaziz, Al Saud Street, Dubai Marina - Dubai.

Contact: +971 4 319 4630

4. The White Room spa

With interior, uniform and appliances expressly picked in shades of white, The White Room Spa brings about a sense of safety and purity to its clients. They offer a wide range of services under the categories of nails, hair, face, body treatments and body grooming. For further ease, they provide their clients with offers and promotions that can be found on their website. Loyalty cards are provided to regular customers for further discounts, and gift certificates can be purchased as a present to someone else. An appointment should be taken 24-hours prior to the desired time, and online booking is available on their website. 

Location: Al Seef Tower 3, Shop No. 2, BSO1, Cluster U, Promenade Level Lake Side - Dubai. 

Contact: +971 4 422 8997

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