As we begin the transition from spring to summer, we’re shedding layers of clothing for summer attire, spending more time around the pool, and planning vacations.
With that being said, we’re also paying more attention to building our summer bodies and getting re-energised about looking and feeling our best.
Let these popular transformational programmes offered in Dubai and Abu Dhabi help you on your journey:
HADDINS RAMADAN PRIMAL TRANSFORMATION PROGRAMME
WHEN: May 28–June 22
Over in the capital there’s the ever-popular Haddins Primal Programme that has, over the years, reaped some impressive and drastic results.
This programme will not only change your physical form, but also your desire to make training an everyday part of your life, with fun, result-based exercise.
You will also follow a Primal/Paleo nutrition plan with the full support and guidance of Haddins’ qualified coaches and nutritionists.
What’s also good is that it’s run both early in the morning and in the evenings at two convenient locations (Zayed Sports City and Emirates Palace) for you to choose from.
Starting from Dh1200 if paid before May 28. For more info, email [email protected].
RAMADAN DETOX CHALLENGE WITH SASHA QUINCE
WHEN: Sundays from May 28-June 18
This is another highly beneficial programme in Abu Dhabi that you could possibly even tack on to Haddins’ Primal Programme – it’s only run once a week.
Come and learn cleansing breathing, detox methods, restorative postures and active techniques to flush out toxins and restore vitality to your body and mind. Sasha’s four-week programme is guaranteed to help you improve your sleep, metabolism and digestion, as well as reduce stress and gain strength and flexibility.
Priced at Dh270, it comes highly recommended as a supplement to your regular fitness routine this Ramadan. Visit www.sashaquinceyoga.com
L’ATELIER AQUAFITNESS’S BODY TRANSFORMATION PROGRAMME
WHEN: Available throughout May
We like this one because it involves time in the water and will keep you cool during the scorching months ahead. On top of that, L’Atelier is a brilliant ladies-only facility in Dubai offering some advanced and cutting-edge classes and alternative treatments. This concentrated five-week overhaul combines all of their services into one exciting package, designed to tone, shape, strengthen, relax and re-connect you with yourself. You will also benefit from a personal follow-up on your progress and an assessment with qualified coaches.
Sessions include aquabiking, plenty of time spent in the Iyashi Dome (a Japanese slimming and detoxifying technology inspired by local hot springs), a deep muscle relaxation session called Watsu (also known as Aquatic Shiatsu), as well as a food assessment plan and healthy drinks and snacks.
It will all set you back Dh4200, but this can be payable in two parts. Visit www.latelieraquafitness.com
TRANSFORM WITH DEFINE
WHEN: Available throughout May
This super hip Dubai studio promises to sculpt a new you in 10 classes or less.
What we love about these guys is the spunk and spirit you regularly get out of their carefully curated indoor biking, barre and swing yoga classes. They’ve got something to offer the moodiest of fitness junkies, a mixture of energy-spiking and chill-inducing classes.
Take advantage of improved strength, length and balance for summer by signing up for their incredibly affordable two-week unlimited Absolute Best package going for Dh500, or the one-month unlimited package priced at Dh950. Visit www.dubai.definebody.com
3-MONTH GUAVAPASS SPECIAL
WHEN: Offer ends May 31
What better way to stay in shape and motivated through the Holy Month and beyond than having your fill of all the cool classes Dubai and Abu Dhabi have to offer? Yep, GuavaPass has got you. This city-wide app is an exclusive pass to a weird and wonderful programme of diverse group fitness classes offered at various gyms for a small monthly fee. One day you’ll find yourself in a yoga or Pilates class, the next day doing Aqua Zumba or strapping into some Kangoo boots for non-stop laughs in a rebound exercise class. That’s our favourite thing about this membership – the flexibility to explore fitness whenever and however you want with the click of a button.
They’ve got a special deal on right now allowing you access to a 3-month membership for just Dh325 a month (as opposed to Dh499), or Dh425 for your first month. Visit www.guavapass.com