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Fitness First opens new facilities in UAE

Fitness First opens new facilities in UAE
July 15, 2014

Fitness First has opened two new clubs in the United Arab Emirates - in Abu Dhabi and Dubai - including a women's only Fitness First Platinum club.

As a result of the openings, Fitness First Middle East, a frachised division of the UK-based fitness club group owned and operated by the Saudi Arabian-based Landmark Group, now has 57 clubs in the region.

The Fitness First Platinum at the Al Seef Village in Abu Dhabi, the fourth Fitness First facility in the United Arab Emirates, is a 1,300 metre2 tiered health club exclusively for women.

It has been set up with the best in class equipment that will allow member to work out freely in the private environment of a women-only club.

The club will offer a variety of exercise options including weight training, yoga, cardio and group exercise, to suit individual tastes and demands. It also boasts an outdoor swimming pool.


The Fitness First at Al Barsha, Dubai, is also a Platinum tiered club for both men and women but with an exclusive ‘Ladies Only’ facility. The 2,100 metre2 club is fitted with dedicated cardio and weight training space, an exclusive ‘FitZone’ with the latest functional training equipment and daily FitZone classes, yoga and group exercises.

The clubs also offer Fitness First’s signature MyZone, an innovative tool to track, measure and review workout progress. 

Welcoming the opening, Landmark Group Chief Executive Praveen Bhatnagar explained "it’s exhilarating to map so many regions in the nation to allow our members the convenience to work out whenever and wherever they want. 

"It’s rewarding to know that people are getting health conscious and are acknowledging the benefits of a healthy lifestyle. 

"That inspires us to take charge of our members’ health and offer them innovative exercise methods in a premium environment with the latest innovation in the fitness industry."

Click here to visit the Fitness First Middle East website.



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