NYLA Beautcamp – tried and tested

NYLA Beautcamp works bumps and behinds on the beach at Fairmont The Palm

Tried & tested

NYLA Beautcamp works bumps and behinds on the beach at Fairmont The Palm.

The promise
Based on the original NYLA method, this barre-less beaut-camp runs on the same principles as the company’s regular classes, targeting women’s problem areas to tone muscles and boost metabolism, but does so without the use of the ballet barre.

Step by step
The beach is carefully set up with bright purple beach mats, balls and fluorescent pink straps, a booming sound system and a perky NYLA instructor radiating energy despite it being 6.30am. The session puts participants through a whole range of exercises including yoga postures, stretching, lunges, ball work, strap resistance moves and a few heartrate-raising movements. The instructor calls directions and encouragement over the sounds system, which also booms out loud, upbeat music and the whole setup feels very Miami fitness-video like.

The result
One class isn’t enough time to see results but we certainly felt like we worked our core, thighs, arms and behinds. With bootcamp running five days a week, for five weeks – the girls at NYLA recommend two weeks to see visible results.

Pros
• The fun, friendly instructors who seem to ooze energy are great at motivating you to keep going.
• Amazing location on the beach overlooking the Dubai Marina.
• Easy to fit in before work.

Cons
A very early start.

4/5
Dhs2,200 (five-week camp including gift pack, discounts at the Fairmont Spa/beauty and discounted day pass rate), Dhs550 (one week camp), Dhs125 (drop-in class). Sun-Thu 6.30am, until May 29. Classes held at Fairmont The Palm Hotel & Resort, Palm Jumeirah. (04 454 9880).

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