Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 31 October 2020

Do you still need to book ahead at Dubai gyms? Different booking policies explained

From time limits to shower facilities, what is open at your local gym?

It is still essential to book to use the StudioRepublik open gym and class facilities. Courtesy Privilee
It is still essential to book to use the StudioRepublik open gym and class facilities. Courtesy Privilee

Gyms across Dubai have reopened in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. However, there are still regulations in place to ensure the safety of clients while using the fitness facilities.

The studios are slowly returning to normal, with some at 100 per cent capacity, and others still running on a booking-only basis. Here we break down the current rules at major Dubai gyms. Please note, these are subject to change.

Fitness First gyms in Dubai

Inside Fitness First gym Courtesy Fitness First  
Members no longer need to book to use Fitness First facilities. Courtesy Fitness First

Fitness First is one of the biggest wellness chains in the UAE, if not the world. The gyms are now more or less back to normal, according to reception booking staff at Dubai Media City facility.

All Dubai Fitness First gyms are running at 100 per cent capacity for members and there is no need to book in advance to use the open gym. Since June 19, the 90-minute time limit has also been lifted.

Booking for classes is still essential.

StudioRepublik

Sheikh Zayed Road gym StudioRepublik still requires booking before the gym and classes can be used. The facilities can be booked well in advance, or with as little notice as 30 minutes, providing there is space at the gym.

Showering facilities and lockers are now open, but you need to bring your own towel.

FitRepublik

Like StudioRepublik, Dubai Sports City's FitRepublik requires prior booking or use of the open gym and classes.

Showering facilities and lockers are now open, but you need to bring your own towel.

Gold's Gym

Gold's Gym fitness centres are back running at 100 per cent capacity for members. There is no limit on time that can be spent at the various Dubai locations. It is recommended that classes are booked in advance, to ensure a spot.

Showering facilities and lockers are now open, but you need to bring your own towel.

NRG Fitness

Fitness industry experts believe workouts could be a lot different even after the pandemic is gone. Courtesy NRG Fitness.
NRG Fitness's Hiit classes are capped at 12 clients per class. Courtesy NRG Fitness

Dubai Marina fitness studio, NRG Fitness is still running classes at a limited capacity. Booking in advance is essential.

The cycling studio currently admits 13 clients, while the Hiit classes accommodate 12.

Showering facilities and lockers are now open, but you need to bring your own towel and drinking water.

Updated: June 22, 2020 07:07 PM

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