BARRE AT DEFINE
The boutique studio in Dubai Marina is home to the city’s toughest barre workouts. If you’re a ‘no pain, no gain’ exerciser, you’ll take pride in keeping up with the relentless lunges, squats and lifts, many of which use resistance bands and dumbbells. Each set of repetitions is designed to strengthen and tone the smaller muscle groups that old-school aerobic workouts barely touch. Classes last 45 minutes, burning 400 to 800 calories.
17 Silverene Tower B, Dubai Marina, Dubai, Dhs120. Tel: (04) 4216377. Taxi: Dubai Marina. dubai.definebody.com
What is your favourite part about being a barre instructor?
I am a form fanatic. In Define body (barre) I can really help clients align and feel muscles they have never felt before. I also love helping clients advance their skills on the more difficult movements that take time and commitment to master.
What sets Define apart from other studios?
There is zero ego in our studio. Clients of all levels work out side by side without feeling intimidated. In our setting you aren’t pushed, you are empowered to bring out your strength.
Do you have a particular standout class memory?
She will kill me when she reads this, but Barbara is my standout memory. Every Thursday night she sings along to the songs on my Define rev (cycling) playlist. When clients bring a sense of joy to the work I am grateful to them forever.