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A luxury fitness and wellness centre that helps you look and feel your best inside and out

Open in London since 2006 with their leading approach to wellness, weight loss and optimal health- they have a pretty studio in Notting Hill – Bodyism has opened their first Middle Eastern studio, and the good news is it is at our doorstep!

The brand has partnered with the Jumeirah Group and occupy a separate brand new building within the Jumeirah Saadiyat Island Resort premises-a stunning location!


The Bodyism Philosophy

Bodyism is a brand known worldwide – studio, cookbooks, food supplements… – for its grounded principles. Their philosophy relies on four pillars: Mindset, Movement, Nutrition and Sleep and emphasis upon the importance of each of these pillars are equally balanced. If this equilibrium is unbalanced, it usually immediately affects the others and damages your emotional and overall wellbeing.

We should all live by their motto: “Be kind to yourself; if you do that you’ll think, eat, move and rest in the most intelligent way that nourishes and energises your body.”

How does Bodyism Abu Dhabi work?

If you are not yet familiar with Bodyism Abu Dhabi, the centre proposes an appealing way to discover their philosophy through their intro packages (non-renewable): 10 group classes priced at 675AED or ten classes with a Private Trainer priced at 3250AED.

With 5 personal trainers and coaches on board, residents can enjoy some of our personal favorite group classes from yoga – strong, free calm yoga classes – to mat pilates, barre, ballet, boxing, blueprint, warrior and more. Classes start from 7 am in the morning until 8 pm on weekdays and from 8.15 am until 6 pm on Fridays and Saturdays.  You can also book one-on-one bespoke sessions with a PT or book yourself into individual reformer pilates classes, boxing classes or circuits.

Once your intro package is over, guests are usually ready to sign up for the annual lifestyle memberships (platinum or gold) that not only cover exercising (group classes, gym… ) but are way larger and include pool, beach access at the hotel, access to the Spa facilities (salt room, sauna, hydro pool open soon, … ) and discounts on the restaurants, spa menu and spa retail. The gold membership includes unlimited Personal Training with Bodyism performance specialits and more VIP privileges.

You can contact directly Bodyism at [email protected] to get all details about pricing for individuals, couples, and families (2 adults and 2 kids aged between 6 -16) and get full details about what each package includes.

Our first class with a Private Trainer was a winner

We were lucky to be booked in a one on one class with a private trainer and discovered more about the Bodyism approach. Craig was our trainer: he arrived from UK early 2019 coming straight from Bodyism London with his wife Sarah Jane, also training at the Abu Dhabi centre.

The one-hour PT class is usually divided into three blocks:
– 5-10 minutes massaging our legs, back or more with a roller depending on our needs
– different stretching and mobility exercises close to Yoga and Pilates exercises to warm up our body
– activation with core exercises when the whole body is warmed up. This included a bespoke circuit with differentr stations including TRX exercises, bodyweight and sliders.
– a last 5 minute deep stretching to recover from the session.

The + you get from such a PT session

First of all, Craig would not only correct every single posture but also share insight about what we were doing wrong and give us feedback about how to benefit most from each exercise, which we often feel frustrated about when attending a group class.

He would also adjust each exercise to our own level and personal goals which surely would make us progress at a much faster pace in the long run.

What we most enjoyed was the positive approach and attitude the whole team had towards guests-it is all about making people feel more confident, get the sense of achievement and include the physical practice in a more global balanced way of life.

The Bodyism Café

A café should open very soon at the ground floor of Bodyism, offering a healthy menu and a retail corner with food supplements to purchase. For now, you can visit The Majlis at the Lobby of the hotel as this café proposes different Bodyism healthy dishes.
Go to the outdoor shaded terrace facing the beach and the sea at the lobby level to enjoy your healthy bite. The views are incredible!

Pricing is fair – between 45 and 65 AED for every dish or smoothie. We picked the smoothie bowl which was very refreshing and were told both the avocado toast and the protein pancakes are an absolute must-try!

A new centre worth checking out and visiting that proposes much more than just exercising and will make you embrace this movement of self-acceptance and empowerment we are all willing to switch to in order to achieve the best results.

Last info, guests at the hotel are also welcome to visit the gym and join group classes or book a session with a PT.

BODYISM | Jumeirah at Saadiyat Resort | +971 2 811 4444 | WEBSITE

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