16 November 2018Last updated

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The 9 best ladies-only gyms in the UAE

The UAE’s top all-female fitness facilities

15 Nov 2015 | 04:45 pm
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Let’s face it – when it’s time to get your sweat on, the last thing you want to be worrying about is whether the ripped guy on the next-door treadmill will be blinded by the glare coming out from your shiny, puffed-out face. Like bikini waxes and chin hairs, the less-than-lovely reality of our workouts is something some of us just prefer to keep amongst us girls. But whether it’s for cultural reasons, because you prefer more female-oriented workouts, or simply because you like the generally less-competitive and more-supportive atmosphere of an all-female environment, we’ve rounded up the top ladies-only gyms in the UAE. 

1 – Fitness First Uptown Mirdif - Ladies Only Gym

Fitness First Uptown Mirdif have a complete team of female-only trainers who are ready to make a difference in every woman’s life. The facility has group exercise classes, individual personal training and freestyle training to meet the needs of even the most hardcore fitness enthusiasts. Ladies can benefit from cardio training or strength training designed specifically for them by one of the in house trainers. Fitness First has a variety of memberships to choose from. 

2- Dubai Ladies Club

The Dubai Ladies Club, is what is says it is; a fitness club made by women, for women. This facility has a little bit of everything. Located off Jumeirah Beach Road, Dubai Ladies Club has a gym, spa, salon and restaurant all under one roof. They also have their very own private beach and pool. Now that’s swanky! They offer several different forms of exercise classes and even offer diving courses for aspiring divers. There are also other activities of interest such as charity drives and fashion shows. 

3- Exhale

Exhale provides an elegant facility in which it offers a variety of classes like Yoga, body toning, Pilates, and dance classes. It also offers a variety of workshops such as acroyoga. They have some of the best instructors in the region and provide a place for women to escape day-to-day life and learn how to feel their best again.


4 – Fitness 360

Fitness 360’s goal is to provide a place where women can connect with each other and make progress toward their individual fitness goals. The facility houses a boxing ring, cardio equipment and various machines along with different group classes designed with women in mind. Their facilities are unisex, but they definitely have women at the forefront of their mind and combine the two facilities seamlessly.

5 – In Shape Ladies Fitness Club

In Shape Ladies Fitness Club is one of the hottest and most long-standing ladies-only fitness facilities in Dubai. There are several membership plans to choose from and you can get a seven-day free pass to try it out and see how you like it. The club has group classes, weight training facilities, personal trainers and special weight loss plans to help women reach their goals. It’s all about helping women get “in shape” and feeling better about themselves.

6- Curves

Curves’ unique selling point is its 30-minute workouts and bespoke weight management programs. Trainers help women deal with nutritional issues and provide guidance to help them meet their weight loss goals. The specially designed workouts not only work every muscle in the body, but can help burn up to 500 calories per workout!

7 – Viva Fit

Viva Fit’s class schedule includes circuit training, Pilates, Body Vive, Body Balance, Sh Bam, and Zumba. Those interested can visit the website at VivaFit and ask for an invite. They offer one free class to see if you like their vibe.

8 – Gold’s Gym

The legendary Gold’s gym is not just for men. This world class facility sets aside an entire section that is dedicated to women only. It contains a lady’s spa, lounge and an area where women can exercise together in groups. The women only facility has free weights, personal training and cardio workout capabilities.

9 – Body & Soul Healthclub

There are several Body & Soul Healthclubs in the region, but the Ajman club is strictly for women only. Equipped with an awesome pool, studio, and fitness room, this club is a winner. Women can choose from dance, yoga or aerobic studios and can then relax in the spa after a gruelling workout.

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