If you live or work around Dubai Investment Park, there’s a new fitness studio that you need to check out. Vibe Fitness promises intense sweat sessions in a boutique environment.
Classes can be book individually for AED 95, or as a packages from AED 450 and – good news – your first class is free. All the sessions sound fitness-themed superheroes – bodyART, FightFit, BodyBlast, BootyBootcamp, LunarFlow Yoga, Pilates, PiYo, PartyattheBarre, CardioCombat and RhythmRide. We are invited along to try the latter. Mums-to-be, there are classes just for you too.
Track Vibe down at the Market shopping mall in DIP, where ample amounts of parking are provided. Spinning classes are on the top floor. Spinning shoes (cleats) aren’t provided, however there is a great range on sale, if you become really committed.
Although the class names are futuristic, the studio itself has a retro-disco feel – huge inspirational neon signs and wall-to-ceiling mirrors, so you can focus on your technique and/or recoil from your sweaty face. The cycles are really easy to set up and although shoes aren’t included, we are pleased to be given a small towel and bottle of water.
Loud music pushes us through the 45-minute class, and we like that the instructor Shay, who is also the studio owner, gets off her bike and urges us to turn up the resistance. A former dancer for house music David Guetta’s and Roger Sanchez’s productions, we’ll agree to anything that makes us look as good as she does.
Afterwards our sweat session, we take a stroll around the mall, where there are plenty of places to revive and refresh – Saladworks has plenty of salads and wraps that will do just the job.
Vibe Fitness, first floor, The Market, Dubai Investment Park. 055 245 6503. Opening times: Sunday to Thursday: 8am-12pm and 5pm-8pm; Friday: 8am-10am; Saturday: 8am-12pm.