Benefits: The gym’s group classes include Zumba, yoga, Pilates, kick boxing and even body combat. The facilities include a spa, a sauna, a swimming pool, a juice bar and boxing areas. There are 21 locations across the country, mostly in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Ras Al Khaimah. The gym offers personal trainers and also has group exercise instructors.
Watch out for: Monthly membership fees start at Dh349 per month.
Benefits: The gym offers only personal training. The website makes it clear that the gym is not for everyone and that it requires serious commitment from members. Symmetry guarantees 100 per cent money back if a member is not satisfied within the first 30 days.
Watch out for: Membership packages start at Dh2,400 per month, with training three times per week. Also, the gym has just one branch, at the Gold and Diamond Park in Dubai.
Benefits: The gym offers most of the classes found elsewhere, but is among a handful that has tennis facilities in select clubs. Members can get access to plus, platinum and community clubs, depending on the membership category. To get started, Fitness First offers a free workout to engage customers.
Watch out for: Membership fees vary depending on the package, but they start at Dh2,500 for three months.
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