Sweatshop Studio is an unpretentious boutique offering the latest in innovative workouts mixed in with the tried-and-tested. The minimalistic and cozy, urban styled studio recently opened its doors on the ground floor of the Concorde Tower in Jumeirah Lake Towers. Designed from start to finish by two inspiring ladies, Siham and Hoda, who left the corporate world to purse their passion for fitness, the yoga and fitness studio is a true reflection of quality vs quantity.
Having loved every design element of the studio’s interiors, everything from the use of reclaimed wood to their white with a touch of yellow rustic furnishings, I was very impressed when I found out that Siham and Hoda were the artistic masterminds behind it all. Yes, no interior designers were involved, making the space a full 360 degree reflection of both these fitness fanatics’ personalitites.
Living up to the “sweatshop” name, the studio offers a great selection and variety of classes proven to make you work up a GREAT SWEAT. In case you have any doubt on the matter, check out their Wall of Sweaty Faces, which is one of my favorite concepts incorporated by the ladies and their pride and joy. Simply after each workout session, each hard working lady’s sweaty face is captured and highlighted on this grand wall!
With classes ranging from 60 to 90 minute workout sessions, every day of the week with the exception of Fridays, starting from 7am – 8pm, their timetable offers flexibility and variety. No excuses.
Classes that are offered range from yoga and pilates to barre and pole dancing. You can tone, lengthen, strengthen, and transform your body all in one spot! My favorite classes so far have been Booty Barre and Moksha Yoga. Booty Barre is an energetic, fun workout that fuses fitness techniques from dance, pilates and yoga that will tone, define and chisel the whole body. Moksha Yoga, which is first to be introducted in the UAE by Sweatshop, is a green, clean, hot yoga series that stretches, strengthens, and tones the muscles while detoxifying the body and calming the mind. Not being a fan of Bikram Yoga, I absolutely loved Moksha which involves a more gentle heating method.
Next on my must-try list is their newly introduced Pole Dancing Class!
Sweatshop studio is keeping up with fitness trends worldwide and constantly offering new classes. Stay tuned for lots of exciting and satisfying sweat initiatives and workouts. (#30daysofsweat is our first teaser!)
Location: Concorde Tower, Cluster H, JLT!
Contact Details: HELLO@SWEATSHOP-STUDIOS.COM or +971(0)504355474