Winter is coming, which means it’s officially time to get your swimsuits out! (#OnlyInDubai). It’s still a little warm outside, but these water workouts will keep you cool! From underwater boxing to aerobics classes to burpees on a float, take your pick…
Ever tried a spin class under water? Fairmont The Palm holds regular Aqua Spin classes on stationary bikes immersed in their outdoor pool. The best part – it’s a fun and challenging class, but you don’t even feel like you’re working out.
Cost: AED 75
Where: Aqua Spin, Fairmont the Palm
Here’s a fun cardio workout that lets you burn fat and tone up! Because of its low-impact exercises, water aerobics is also suitable for pregnant women. You can try it out with a free trial guest pass at Fitness First.
Cost: Free trial at Fitness First
Working out on a stand-up paddleboard (SUP) is the newest trend to hit Dubai, and one you will never get board of! From SUP Yoga to SUP HIIT to SUP Tours through Dubai Marina, there are options for all fitness levels.
Cost: From AED 100
Where: Blue Gym by Watercooled
Think you can survive this 40-min class without falling in the water? Float DXB is a high-intensity water workout, where you must do burpees, lunges and squats while floating on the water! Out of all the water workouts, this one is definitely one for the pros.
Cost: Free taster classes, from AED 50 per class
Where: Check schedule on floatuae.com
Here’s an interesting class to try out – Aqua Training is a circuit class under water that combines Aqua biking, Aqua boxing and Aqua jumping. The 45-minute cardio-focused class is challenging, but works out the full body.
Cost: AED 125 for a single class
Where: L’Atelier Aqua Fitness
This funky workout combines the low-impact and high-energy Zumba dance routine with water resistance, resulting in a pool party you would not want to miss! Because you’re immersed in water, the water resistance works the body harder without you realising it.
Where: Dubai Ladies Club
So it may not exactly be a workout class, but we think it still counts! Whether you prefer surfing, wakesurfing or wakeboarding, trying to find your balance in each one is an insane ab workout itself!
Cost: AED 550/ hourly rate for a boat of up to 7 people
Where: Xtreme Wake UAE