Founded back in 2009 by Laila Lallas with the goal of making women feel fit, unique and confident, this ladies-only spot has a clean, uncluttered feel to it with plenty of facilities to make your routine as non-repetitive as possible.
Concentrating primarily on group classes, weight training, weight-loss programmes and personal training, In Shape has a number of different ways of helping you get in shape and stay that way.
Its 12-week body transformation package concentrates on both nutrition and working out and includes four to six cardio and fitness sessions a week with a personal trainer. Among the many reasons In Shape is a big hit with the women in Dubai is its choice of signature classes, including body shape n tone, power woman circuit, kick fit, dance fit and step power, all of which offer a twist on more mainstream workout routines.
And if you can’t schedule regular gym sessions, In Shape offers a “Train, Print & Go” option – a three-month personalised programme that includes a 60-minute fitness consultation, a set of customised workouts and monthly follow-ups. As the founder says, In Shape’s vision is “to excel in helping women in their journey for a fitter and healthier lifestyle, by evaluating, teaching, training, encouraging and supporting them in a friendly, unintimidating atmosphere”.
The club is currently offering a free week’s trial to all new members, meaning there’s no real excuse not to give it a whirl.
Al Joud Building, Sheikh Zayed Road (next to ACE Hardware), www.inshape.me (04 321 1027). In Shape Ladies Fitness Club