If you follow me on twitter, you would have read that I was on the hunt for great gyms/fitness studios in Dubai. I was on the hunt for Barre classes in Dubai, and found out that Real Pilates was the only fitness studio in town that had it… I thought I would check it out and ended up buying a pack of classes because of the variety of classes that looked like my cup of tea (Pilates Core, Body Conditioning etc). The studio is based in Palm Strip on Beach Road in Jumeirah, and is super clean & cosy – how I like pilates studios to look like. Hygiene wise, the toilets are squeaky clean, and they even have clean mats/used mats sections in class and a water cooler with clean cups/used cups sections.
Frankly speaking, I didn’t know what to expect from the Xtend Barre class, but I definitely didn’t think it would lead up to NYC’s level because it was quite new to the studio. After trying out Barre classes in New York, Chicago and London, I realized every Barre class is different – different studios, different teachers – each class is different. I tried an Xtend Barre class in London, and realized I wasn’t a huge fan of the Xtend method, but Real Pilates (as cheesy as it sounds) have changed my perceptive. The class at Real Pilates started off with exercises whilst standing up, moved on to the Bar, followed by arms, and ending with ones laying down on the mat.
The class was challenging, yet a guilty pleasure (which is the exact feeling I get when I leave a good Barre class!) So whether you are on the hunt for a great fitness studio in Dubai, or would like to try out a great Barre class – I definitely recommend Real Pilates!
P.s. if you are closer to JLT, they opened a studio there too 🙂
A question for you folks… what is your favorite fitness studio in Dubai??