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Old Aug 2nd 2009, 7:06 am
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Can anyone recommend a good no frills gym in Abu Dhabi. I'm not really interested in swimming pools, fancy restauarants, saunas, health classes, massages, fountains, nail painting, cross stitch, changing room reach arounds etc...

So does anyone know of a gym that mainly has weights and resistance stuff, preferably with lots of leg machines, squat racks etc so i can get fit for the coming season. Not really bothered about CV machines accept for warm up and would prefer to pay each time i go or monthly as i wont use it after the season starts again. Also want it to be cheap as chips in a UK council gym style!
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abu dhabi health and fitness or officers club
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Hijacking your thread sorry,

Can anyone recommend a yoga or pilates class in Dubai?

Also, wheres a good size training pool for proper swimming not just dipping in and out of- min 25 meter? And are pools mixed or would I have to look for a womens only time slot?

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abu dhabi health and fitness or officers club
I'm not sure this is what he is after... these are 100-125Dh a day and are 'nice'.

Why not try the one on airport road - 'muscle builder' or something. doesn't look expensive or fancy to me, and mainly has weights (I look in as I wait in traffic). It's near the Gun thingy on the right hand side of the road as you look from the corniche up the road...
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Hijacking your thread sorry,

Can anyone recommend a yoga or pilates class in Dubai?

Also, wheres a good size training pool for proper swimming not just dipping in and out of- min 25 meter? And are pools mixed or would I have to look for a womens only time slot?

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I cant answer this, but... do get a copy of the Dubai Entertainer book (a book of BOGOFs costs about 200Dh) and there is a SPA directory which may have these in when you arrive. It'll save you a fortune
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I'm not sure this is what he is after... these are 100-125Dh a day and are 'nice'.

Why not try the one on airport road - 'muscle builder' or something. doesn't look expensive or fancy to me, and mainly has weights (I look in as I wait in traffic). It's near the Gun thingy on the right hand side of the road as you look from the corniche up the road...
Yeah ive been in Health & Fitness and Officers Club quite a few times and the facilities are impressive but AED7k a year or what ever it is, is way more than i want to spend for the limited facilities i want to use and the short time i will use it.

Yeah those gyms you see on the main streets around town might be the kind of thing im after, anyone ever been in one? Any good or will i have to slick back my hair and pump myself full of steroids to fit in?
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Yeah those gyms you see on the main streets around town might be the kind of thing im after, anyone ever been in one? Any good or will i have to slick back my hair and pump myself full of steroids to fit in?
I think you can get away with protein shakes and some oud
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Originally Posted by kittycat1 View Post
Hijacking your thread sorry,

Can anyone recommend a yoga or pilates class in Dubai?

Also, wheres a good size training pool for proper swimming not just dipping in and out of- min 25 meter? And are pools mixed or would I have to look for a womens only time slot?

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It depends where you're going to be located. Yoga and pilates are very popular here so you'll find that your nearest gym will do classes. Here's a list on Timeout to get you started: http://www.timeoutdubai.com/bodyandm...editation-yoga

As for a pool, wait until you've moved here because most of the apartment blocks have good sized pools here.
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I think you can get away with protein shakes and some oud
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Also, wheres a good size training pool for proper swimming not just dipping in and out of- min 25 meter? And are pools mixed or would I have to look for a womens only time slot?

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officers club has a 50m lane swim pool
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Originally Posted by EmiratesMillhouse View Post
I'm not sure this is what he is after... these are 100-125Dh a day and are 'nice'.

Why not try the one on airport road - 'muscle builder' or something. doesn't look expensive or fancy to me, and mainly has weights (I look in as I wait in traffic). It's near the Gun thingy on the right hand side of the road as you look from the corniche up the road...
sorry misread thought he wanted swim pools.
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Yeah ive been in Health & Fitness and Officers Club quite a few times and the facilities are impressive but AED7k a year or what ever it is, is way more than i want to spend for the limited facilities i want to use and the short time i will use it.

Yeah those gyms you see on the main streets around town might be the kind of thing im after, anyone ever been in one? Any good or will i have to slick back my hair and pump myself full of steroids to fit in?
Hi shatfink, there is one called Gold Gym in Khaladiya, lot of locals go there, not sure what the facilities are like though.
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Hi shatfink, there is one called Gold Gym in Khaladiya, lot of locals go there, not sure what the facilities are like though.
is that on the same street as the sheraton, just down from it..if so my guys go there
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is that on the same street as the sheraton, just down from it..if so my guys go there
yep thats the one
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Yeah ive been in Health & Fitness and Officers Club quite a few times and the facilities are impressive but AED7k a year or what ever it is, is way more than i want to spend for the limited facilities i want to use and the short time i will use it.

Yeah those gyms you see on the main streets around town might be the kind of thing im after, anyone ever been in one? Any good or will i have to slick back my hair and pump myself full of steroids to fit in?
Try Champions on Electra St. Its opposite the Hardies/KFC, and behind the clothing store that fronts onto Electra.

You do need to be Lebanese of course, and drive a Nissan Skyline.
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