Here are the best virtual workout classes in Dubai
There's no denying that your insta feed is probably filled with tens, nay, hundreds of people in their gym gear filming their home workouts. Heck, you've probably done one too. TBH there's nothing really else to do other than watch Netflix, eat, bake bread, cook and workout while we're all under coronavirus lockdown. Your day probably follows the pattern of wake up - drink coffee -WFH- workout - cook - watch Netflix - sleep. So given that most of us haven't stepped out side in over a week (#StayHome), cabin fever is a real thing.
One of the tried and tested methods to help anxiety is working out. So get those endorphin levels up with these virtual workouts you can take from the comfort of your living room in Dubai or if you're lucky enough, your backyard.
Warehouse Gym: Daily workouts
One of Dubai's most popular gyms, Warehouse is got you covered for any and every workout under the sun. Warehouse Gym are releasing daily videos on their social media platform for home workouts. They’re covering classes such as GRIT, Black Box, Yoga, Boxing, Bodyweight circuits and partner workouts. All the videos are trainer-led.
Here's a 25 minute shadow boxing session:
30 minute Tabata workout:
The red room is back! No, it's not the red room from 50 Shades of Grey, but Barry's Bootcamp. The gym will have a series of live workouts everyday on their Instagram page. So you really don't have an excuse to work out.
GymNation has announced the introduction of over 800 Online workouts, free of charge, to all UAE residents, including members and non-members, to support the UAE government’s #StayAtHome initiative.
The homegrown fitness chain had already introduced online 1 to 1 training sessions with its Personal Trainers for all GymNation members. But now they've gone one step further to offer free workouts on their Instagram page.
To access the classes for free, residents can visit the GymNation Instagram page (@gymnation_uae) and click on the Les Mills On Demand link in their profile to request for their free access.
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Fly High Lockdown Workouts
Fly High Fitness in Dubai Investment Park is known for its wide variety of offerings that include Gymnastics, Martial Arts, CrossFit, Olympic Weightlifting, Strongman, Aerial Arts, Yoga and many other disciplines that are available for all levels of experience. They have also launched free workout videos, three times a week for anyone to watch and join in, they are posted on our youtube @flyhighfitness and also on Instagram @flyhighfitness.dxb. Workouts are created to bring families together around the world. As an added bonus, once a week, they will host live training classes with their coaches.
Here's a HIIT workout:
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Warm up: Side plank rotation x 10 each side Mountain climbers x 15 Single leg glute bridges x 10 each side Super sets x 4, rest 2min in between each set: Tuck jumps x 6 Lunges x 12 Jump squats x 18 Lunges x 12 Tuck jumps x 6 Fly High Couch Championships 2020 workout No.1: Maximum Effort Plank Hold Don't forget to register to FLY OFF THE COUCH online competition and get a chance to win weekly or grand competition prizes! #FLYoffthecouch #letsdothis #weareallinthistogether #stayhome #stayfit #staysafe #staypositive #dubai #fitnessdxb #dubaifitfam
And another HIIT variation:
Pilates Academy Dubai
Many men think that a pilates workout is just for women. Well, I'm here to tell you that it simply isn't true. Pilates is the best workout to keep the flab away and increase flexibility. The practice incorporates all the elements of healthy physical movement: breath, posture, strength, balance, coordination, and flexibility. Many athletes swear by pilates as well, including James Harden and LeBron James. Pilates Academy Dubai team is offering everyone free pilates classes on Instagram, three times a day on their Instagram feed here. So get stretching.
*We'll keep updating this list with more gyms that offer virtual home workouts.