GuavaPass is gone – here’s what members need to know

It’s the end of a work out era for fitness fanatics, as ClassPass takes over GuavaPass.

New class access app ClassPass launched in October 2018 to offer another option for those love working out without the commitment to one studio. Now the two fitness giants are one and GuavaPass memberships will end at midnight on 14th January, 2019.

You can choose to either convert your remaining GuavaPass membership into a prorated ClassPass gift card or receive a refund. Anyone who doesn’t reply will automatically receive a gift card by email.

As we bid farewell to GuavaPass and its hundreds of classes, here’s a selection we tried and loved, from pole fitness to boxing to high-intensity training to the barre.


Aqua Spin at Intercontinental Dubai Maria

Aqua Spin at Intercontinental Dubai Maria, Guava Pass

Aqua spin is the newest fitness craze in Dubai and we can see why. The views of Dubai Marina from the pool are amazing, especially at night.

The class doesn’t only involve spinning on the bike but includes a variety of exercises to work your arms, legs and core. Sian the instructor is very knowledgeable and encouraging, so despite it being a high-intensity workout, we’re left feeling refreshed and ready to go

Good to know – valet parking is free.


Sunset Vinyasa Flow at Trident Wellness Centre, near Marina Mall

136.1 Yoga Studio

Say goodbye to the day and wind down with this powerful yet relaxing yoga session at the studio formerly known as 136.1 Yoga.

With great views over the Marina, this popular studio has classes from morning to night – everything from classic Hatha to the very physical Ashtanga.

Mats are available to use for free if you don’t have your own.


Circuit Training/HIIT at Inspire, Al Manara


One of the fastest ways to burn fat is with high-intensity interval training (HIIT). Using mainly our bodyweight and occasionally weights, we do a variety of exercises for about three to four minutes each. Yes, that means a lot of burpees, jumping jacks, lunges and press ups.

Definitely an energising class that strengthens the body, improves co-ordination and works on multiple muscle groups.

Arrive early to enjoy the complimentary herbal teas and make some new fitness friends.


Pole Fitness at Cafe de la Danse, Al Quoz 

Focused pole dancer exercising in fitness club

Videos of pole fitness classes have flooded our Instagram feed for months now, and because everyone makes it look so easy, we thought it would be…we were so so wrong.

One of the hardest exercises we have ever tried, pole requires a lot of arm strength and flexibility. But as hard as it was, it is equally as fun. The trainers are amazing, and very helpful.

Beginner’s tip: don’t go in leggings; you need your skin to grip the pole properly. 


Boxfit at The Warehouse Gym, Al Quoz


This is a high-intensity class designed to perfect your fighting skills while developing strength and conditioning, focusing on proper form and technique.

A full-body workout, each class incorporates stretching, skipping ropes, shadow boxing, combination drills, bag work, ab exercises and more.

Check out the café upstairs for healthy bites and customised protein shakes. This homegrown gym brand also has branches in Business Bay, d3 and JBR.


SBarre at VivaFit Dubai, i-Rise Tower, Barsha Heights

VivaFit Dubai

Although it’s only 30 minutes long, this intense barre class is highly effective. In only half an hour you will work on your arms, abs, back muscles, legs, and more legs.

The instructors are super motivating and have great playlists.

Most of VivaFit’s classes are under an hour, so they’re perfect for girls on the go (it’s a ladies’ only studio).


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