Dubai wellness news

Top US fitness company Physique 57 opens in the city

This week US fitness company Physique 57 opens, top orthopedic surgeons at a Dubai hospital and a new health cafe

Barre-based US fitness company and celeb hangout Physique 57 ( is opening an outpost in Dubai this summer. The fitness studio currently operates in NYC, Beverly Hills and the Hamptons, with the Jumeriah studio in Citywalk Mall its first foray into the international market. Physique 57 focuses on new ways to move the body and includes natural resistance and unique choreography The signature 57-minute class is broken into intervals combining sprints, recovery and stretching. Fans include Demi Moor and Sarah Jessica Parker.

Meanwhile, California-based healthy eating diner H.E.A.T Cafe & Grill (04 338 8831) has just opened on Jumeirah Beach Road. A joint venture between Emirati fitness expert Abdul Azis Al Tayer and Dubai-based Olympic coach Derrick Branford, no dish on the menu exceeds 400 calories or Dhs40. Cheap and healthy! The ideal combination.

Lastly, a new door-to-door health food service has just launched in the city, giving the tried-and-testeds some welcome competition.

U’ve Got Meal ( provides different plans for both weight loss and well-being, and offers a free analysis with a dietician.

Until next week, namaste.

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