Tone up at Reebok CrossFit LifeSpark
As any crossfitter will tell you, this regime is less a workout and more a way of life. This box (the crossfit term for a gym) was one of the first exercise spots to open in the neighbourhood and has garnered members from far and wide. The owners are crossfit devotees themselves and have competed in international games.
Podium level, Concorde Tower, Cluster H, www.reebokcrossfitlifespark.com (04 450 8234).
Sign up with Smart Fitness
A small but stylish and well-equipped gym, Smart offers personal training and regular bootcamps and classes such as circuit training, core sessions and yoga. The gym also runs regular six and eight-week fitness challenges.
Podium level, HDS Business Centre, Cluster M, www.smartfitness.ae (04 438 5055).
Work out in a playground at OP Integrated Lifestyle Centre
The ‘OP’ here stands for Olympic playground, which makes much more sense once you’ve taken a quick look at intensely colourful, park-inspired interiors. With climbing ropes, kettlebells, space hoppers, the owners of the gym promise you’ll have so much fun, you won’t even notice you’re working out.
29th floor, Silver Tower, Cluster I, www.oplifestyle.com (04 365 3399).
Get fighting fit at The Champion Club
Step inside the ring or take on an enormous punch bag at this gym, which offers coaching in boxing, kick boxing, Thai boxing, aero-boxing, aerobics, self-defence, jujitsu and general fitness. As well as toning up, classes here can help you improve your cardiovascular fitness.
Podium level, Icon II, Cluster L, www.thechampionclub.com (04 447 4980).
Tackle group classes at Target Gym
Offers a wide range of classes, including its own specially devised T-Challenge, T-Hips, T-Abs and T-Spinning sessions, yoga, Pilates, Zumba, Bodypump and even belly dancing. There’s also personal training, and the option to just use the equipment if you don’t go in for group workouts. Potential new members can sign up for a free pass.
Podium level, Saba 2, Cluster Q, www.targetgym.ae (04 421 0372).
Pick up new wheels at Bikers
This new bike store focuses on German engineered road, town and mountain bikes, Italian cyclist clothing and also offers repairs and maintenance from its workshop, as well as bike fittings to make sure the wheels you’re about to buy are exactly right for you.
Lake level, Cluster H, www.allbikers.net (052 622 1888).
Hire A Harley at EagleRider
If you’re a fan of the classic movie Easy Rider, are a seasoned biker, or have a midlife crisis that needs embracing with open arms, then we recommend popping down to EagleRider and renting out a Harley Davidson. Here, you can rent from a selection of two-wheeled beasts, including the 883XL Sportster and the 110th Anniversary CVO. All bikes come with safety gear, plus optional backrests, saddle bags and windshields. You can even choose what kind of bike you want by the type of sound its exhaust makes. EagleRider also organises tours of Al Fujairah, Jebel Hafeet, Yas Island and more.
Open Saturday-Thursday 10am-7pm. Cluster H, Jumeirah Lake Towers, www.eaglerider.com/dubai (050 550 3443).