New hybrid workouts in Dubai; coast to coast cycle challenge
Where: Business Bay
Ever heard of SoulCycle? The class is a cult favourite workout in the US and UK, and it’s where the instructors at this gorgeous Business Bay studio take their inspiration from. If you want the mental uplift of a yoga class with the deep burn of spinning, Motion is the place to go.
Classes are listed on their website according to the music, which is great if you’re fussy about the tunes that you like to spin to (we tried a Prince-themed class, and it was awesome). Other themes include Michael Jackson, Britney vs Justin and ’90s Hip Hop and R&B.
What really makes the class unique, though, is the instruction: a stream of positive, encouraging affirmations from the teachers. Sometimes their script pumps you up, sometimes it calms you down, almost like a guided meditation. We couldn’t help but get caught up in it, feeling like we could take on the world.
Try it if: You want an uplifting cardio workout with a mental boost to go with it
Don’t bother if: Positive vibes aren’t your thing aOberoi Center, Business Bay, Dubai, daily 7am to 10pm, Dhs120. Tel: (052) 6235127. Taxi: Oberoi Center. motion-cycling.ae
Mindfulness Spinning Motion Cycling