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  • WHO ARE WE?

    TODAY
    We are a holistic health centre located in Studio City, Dubai.  We offer a boutique gym, a therapy centre, a healthy wholesome cafe and a First Aid training centre.  We will inspire, motivate and guide you to a longer, happier, healthier life.

    01

    YESTERDAY

    In 2010 Paul Cracknell and Marco Caporilli, the quieter partners at optimalFITNESS, imagined a holisitic recreational gym at the outer reaches of a stalled Dubai.  Within months the inspirational pair had realized their ambition.  ‘Optimal’ was born.  Over the next four years they grew the gym into a group that consisted of a gym with group classes, a wonderful healthy café and a sports therapy centre.  As Dubai again expanded they included David Labouchere OBE as a new Partner with the express responsibility of further establishing optimalFITNESS as the best of the best.  In early 2015 optimalFIRSTAID was added to the stable.  Optimal was no longer on the edge of the desert but was being swallowed up by development after development and demand for a really top class Health Facility was very strong.’

    02

    TOMORROW

    We are fast becoming the premier holistic health and fitness centre in the region.  We will not rest until our reputation matches this aspiration.  optimalTHERAPY has some of the very best practitioners in the country and includes specialists in Pain Management, Back Care and Rehab, Pre and Post Natal, Running Gait Analysis, Osteopathy and more.  It is growing and will soon be the best facility of its kind in the UAE.  In the Gym and the three spacious studios we are diversifying and expect to offer 70 classes a week in the near future.

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Services

OptimalFITNESS will support you in achieving your aims, whether you want to lose weight, improve your aerobic fitness, become more flexible or robust or less injury prone, or just improve your beach body!




Personal Training

Our highly qualified coaches will tailor and deliver a complete programme just for you. Our trainers are specialists at all aspects of health and fitness and will be at your side as you progress.




Group Exercise

We have exciting group classes with fantastic trainers! Training with others is highly motivating and great fun. Our people develop loyal followings and strive daily to make their classes different, dynamic and totally engaging.




Therapy

With probably the best team in the business, optimalTHERAPY provides sports physiotherapy and osteopathy. We have a dynamic, up to date, super-qualified group who each boast specialties of their own in pre and rehabilitation.




First Aid

optimalFIRSTAID offers courses accredited by Highfield Awarding Body for Compliance (UK). First Aid qualifications last for three years and are delivered by instructors of the highest quality.

MEET THE TEAM

The optimalTEAM consists of the most charismatic training staff, patient instructors, kind and characterful receptionists, efficient administrators and all-round good people!

DAVID LABOUCHERE OBE

PROUD MANAGING PARTNER

Serial World Championship Ironman, Coach, Mentor, Storyteller, Motivational Speaker.

EDINA DAVIDSON

OFFICE MANAGER

First Aid Coordination, Client liaison, Soon to be Mum!

JULIE AVERY

GROUP EXERCISE COORDINATOR, OPTIMALQUEEN

Group Exercise Instructor
Pilates

SOPHIE CALEY

PERSONAL TRAINER, GROUP EXERCISE INSTRUCTOR AND SOCIAL MEDIA EXPERT

Body Pump
CX Worx
Abs and Core
Marketing
27 years in Dubai
Attitude and Dynamism

SUNJAY VYAS

PERSONAL TRAINER AND GROUP EXERCISE INSTRUCTOR

Indoor Cycling
Tabata
Strength and Conditioning
Corrective Exercise
Mobility
Powerlifting

STEVEN DUERDEN

PERSONAL TRAINER AND GROUP EXERCISE INSTRUCTOR

Indoor Cycling
Body Conditioning
Work-It-Circuit

SAM KELWAY

SPORTS THERAPY, PERSONAL TRAINER AND GROUP EXERCISE INSTRUCTOR

Rehabilitation Training
Power House Endurance
Strength and Tone
Optimal Circuits
Tabata
International Track and Field Athlete (Scotland)

RORY EVANS

PERSONAL TRAINER AND GROUP EXERCISE INSTRUCTOR

Abs and Core
Teen Fitness

JOSH RIDING

SPORTS SCIENTIST & REHABILITATION TRAINER

South African Ex Age Group National Rugby player
Keen Sportsman with Interest in the Neuromuscular system

DIAGO HADDIDI

PERSONAL TRAINER AND GROUP EXERCISE INSTRUCTOR

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STACEY TOMASZYK

PERSONAL TRAINER AND GROUP EXERCISE INSTRUCTOR

TRX
Indoor Cycling

HELEN LING

PERSONAL TRAINER AND GROUP EXERCISE INSTRUCTOR

Legs, Bums and Tums
Indoor Cycling
Back Care and Stretch

CATE MUIR

GROUP EXERCISE INSTRUCTOR

Kettlebell Cate, Kettle bells
Body Balance

ROSE LAT

RECEPTIONIST

Member Liaison, Reception Management, owner of a great smile.

MICHELLE PAZ

RECEPTIONIST

Newest member of the team, Member liaison.

MELANIE MANALANG

RECEPTIONIST

Currently away having an optimalBABY! But back soon with a huge smile.

ELLA ACENA

RECEPTIONIST

Therapy Assistant,
Member liaison,

CLARISSA BANZON

SENIOR RECEPTIONIST

'Director of First Impressions', Member Liaison, Staff Scheduling

JR

TECHNICAL ASSISTANT

Graphic Designer, IT and Technical expert, office support and willing Jack of all Trades

ROBERT CHANDLER

FIRST AID CHIEF INSTRUCTOR

UAE's most experienced senior Instructor. Professional, Knowledgable, capable, patient. Fire Safety, First Aid, Emergency First Response, Trainer of Trainers.

optimalTHERAPY

The optimalTHERAPY team have extensive knowledge of the musculoskeletal system and years of experience treating a variety of joint and spinal injuries.  All our therapists are qualified to diagnose and treat common injuries such as low back and neck pain, joint pains as well as sports and muscle injuries.

MEET THE TEAM

Russell Hill

OSTEOPATH

  • Golf Rehabilitation and Biomechanics
  • Manual Manipulation
  • Craniosacral Therapy
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Robyn Stanford

    SENIOR PHYSIOTHERAPIST

  • Shoulder and scapular Dysfunctions
  • Neck pain and Headaches
  • Postural Rehabilitation
  • Sports Injury rehabilitation
  • Phillipa Kirschner

    PHYSIOTHERAPIST

  • Rehabilitation Pilates
  • Chronic Pain Management
  • Post Surgical Conditions
  • Knee and Ankle Rehabilitation
  • Ally Collishaw

    PHYSIOTHERAPIST

  • Womens Health/ Post Natal checkup
  • Running Gait Analysis
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Myofascial Release
  • Please call optimalTHERAPY reception on 04-441 9687 for further
    information and bookings.



    SPECIALIST SERVICES

    • SPINAL MOBILIZATIONS AND MANIPULATIONS

    • SPORTS INJURY REHABILITATION

    • BIOMECHANICAL & POSTURAL ASSESSMENTS

    • NECK PAIN AND HEADACHES

    • SPORTS MASSAGE

    • CHRONIC PAIN MANAGEMENT

    • REHABILITATION PILATES

    • RUNNING GAIT ANALYSIS

    • WOMENS HEALTH

    • DRY NEEDLING

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    optimalFIRSTAID

    optimalFIRSTAID offers the highest quality First Aid and Emergency Response tuition and qualifications from a renowned UK awarding body: Highfield. We can also train individuals and corporations on Fire Safety, Health and Safety (COSH) and water safety.

    Whether involving children or other adults, injury and illness can occur anywhere and at any time, often when least expected.

    Knowing what to do when an accident happens or in an emergency situation can help to ensure that minor injuries don’t develop into major medical conditions. More importantly, a little training can save a life.

    Don’t wait till it’s too late!  Register for our next Emergency First Aid or Paediatric First Aid course now and we will give you a 10% discount from our standard rate as a new member!

    Optimal FirstAid Website Link

    OUR NEXT COURSES...

    Level 2 International Award in Emergency First Aid at Work

    Every Second Saturday of the month

    Level 2 International Award in Paediatric First Aid

    Every Third Saturday of the month

    To find out more about optimalFIRSTAID, or to enroll on a course call, 04-439 2310 or simply drop into optimalFITNESS and ask!

    Emergency First Aid Care
    Basic Life Supporting Skills
    Resuscitation
    CPR for Cardiac Arrest
    Bleeding control
    Minor injuries
    Choking
    Managing Shock
    Seizures
    Spinal Injury

    CLASSES & SCHEDULES

    Our various kinds of training instruments & classes are effective to beautify your body-shape

    METAFIT + ABS

    WARRIOR WORKOUT

    BODYCOMBAT

    INDOOR CYCLING

    RPM

    BODY PUMP

    YOGA

    PILATES

    BODYBALANCE

    WORK-IT CIRCUIT

    TABATA

    BODY CONDITIONING

    STRENGTH & CONDITIONING

    ABS & CORE

    COACHED CYCLING

    TRX

    Metafit is a 30 minute high intensity interval training (HIIT) class using dynamic functional bodyweight moves designed to raise your metabolic rate thereby optimising the body’s ability to continue to burn fat long after we finish the class.  We wrap-up with a focus on core strength training followed by a deep stretch.

    is a calorie killer class! It’s based on high intensity workloads, using varied functional fitness movements and incorporates strength based work. It’s the biggest bang for your buck if fat burning and fitness gains are your goals! This class is scaled to all fitness levels and abilities.

    is a high-energy martial arts-inspired workout that is totally non-contact. Punch and kick your way to fitness and burn up to 740 calories* in a class. No experience needed.

    A high energy indoor group cycling class set to great music. It is fast and energetic and will enable you to achieve your cardio goals. Come and ride the calorie killer

    An indoor cycling workout where you ride to the rhythm of powerful music to a calorie-burning endorphin high.

    Challenge yourself with the original barbell workout that strengthens and tones your entire body.

    A Yoga class will likely be a slow-paced stretching class with some simple     breathing exercises and perhaps seated meditation. This is a good place to learn beginner`s poses, relaxation techniques, and become comfortable with yoga.

    An excellent preventative technique to strengthen and stabilise your core muscles, protecting the body against potential injury. Involves stretching, strengthening & re-alignment of the body with each movement executed slowly & precisely.

    A class that reinforces flexibility and stength, combining the best of Yoga, Tai Chi and Pilates that brings mind and body into perfect harmony.

    Circuit training in its pure form where exercises are performed one after another with little to no rest in between.  You may be required to work individually, with a partner or in small teams with all aspects of your fitness being challenged – don’t be fooled by the name as this is not just a weights class.  There is plenty of cardio too!!

    A high intensity interval training class designed to  produce maximum gains with minimal time. Each exercise is performed for 20 seconds followed by a 10 second rest then repeated for 8 rounds, before moving onto the next exercise. Scientifically proven to burn more fat and increase both muscular and cardiovascular strength.

    Incorporating a wide variety of equipment and training styles including cardiovascular, muscular strength and endurance.  This class provides an extremely effective way to burn fat and improve fitness levels.

    this class helps to build a stronger foundation to become stronger and fitter for everyday functional training.

    The TRX Suspension Trainer is the original, best-in-class workout system that        leverages gravity and your bodyweight to perform hundreds of exercises. You’re in control of how much you want to challenge yourself on each exercise – because you can simply adjust your body position to add or decrease resistance.

    Timetable is subject to change at short notice.
    We advise all members to check the website prior to attending sessions to confirm times.

    Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
    6:00 am
    Coached Cycling
    DAVID
    6:00 am
    7:00 am
    OUTSIDE
    Indoor Cycling
    JADE
    6:30 am
    7:15 am
    STUDIO 1
    Coached Cycling
    DAVID
    6:00 am
    7:00 am
    OUTSIDE
    7:00 am
    8:00 am
    RPM
    KEITH
    8:30 am
    9:30 am
    STUDIO 1

    Tabata
    SUNJAY
    8:30 am
    9:30 am
    Studio 2
    Indoor Cycling
    SUNJAY
    8:30 am
    9:30 am
    STUDIO 1
    Indoor Cycling
    AMANDA
    8:30 am
    9:30 am
    STUDIO 1

    Pilates
    Julie A
    8:30 am
    9:30 am
    Studio 2

    TRX
    SUNJAY
    9:30 am
    10:30 am
    Studio 3
    Body Pump
    ZERINA
    8:30 am
    9:30 am
    Studio 2

    Indoor Cycling
    STEVE
    8:30 am
    9:30 am
    STUDIO 1
    Indoor Cycling
    HELEN L
    8:30 am
    9:30 am
    STUDIO 1

    Pilates
    Julie A
    8:30 am
    9:30 am
    Studio 2

    TRX
    HELEN L
    9:30 am
    10:30 am
    STUDIO 3

    Tabata
    SUNJAY
    9:30 am
    10:30 am
    STUDIO 1
    Indoor Cycling
    COVER
    8:15 am
    9:00 am
    STUDIO 1
    RPM
    KEITH
    8:15 am
    9:00 am
    STUDIO 1
    9:00 am
    Yoga
    Rebecca
    9:30 am
    10:30 am
    STUDIO 2
    Work-it Circuit
    Steve
    9:15 am
    10:15 am
    Studio 2
    10:00 am
    11:00 am
    12:00 pm
    Tabata
    Steve
    12:30 pm
    1:30 pm
    Studio 2
    Abs & Core
    Rory
    12:30 pm
    1:30 pm
    Studio 2
    Indoor Cycling
    SANDRA
    12:45 pm
    1:30 pm
    STUDIO 1
    1:00 pm
    2:00 pm
    3:00 pm
    4:00 pm
    5:00 pm
    6:00 pm
    Indoor Cycling
    JADE
    6:30 pm
    7:15 pm
    STUDIO 1

    TRX
    Diago
    6:30 pm
    7:30 pm
    Studio 3

    Yoga
    Rebecca
    6:30 pm
    7:30 pm
    STUDIO 2
    Body Conditioning
    Steve
    6:30 pm
    7:30 pm
    Studio 2
    Yoga
    Rebecca
    6:30 pm
    7:30 pm
    STUDIO 1
    TRX
    Diago
    6:30 pm
    7:30 pm
    Studio 3
    7:00 pm

    Sunday

    • RPM
      8:30 am - 9:30 am
    • Tabata
      8:30 am - 9:30 am
    • Tabata
      12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
    • Indoor Cycling
      6:30 pm - 7:15 pm
    • TRX
      6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    • Yoga
      6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

    Monday

    • Coached Cycling
      6:00 am - 7:00 am
    • Indoor Cycling
      8:30 am - 9:30 am
    • Abs & Core
      12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
    • Body Conditioning
      6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

    Tuesday

    • Indoor Cycling
      6:30 am - 7:15 am
    • Indoor Cycling
      8:30 am - 9:30 am
    • Pilates
      8:30 am - 9:30 am
    • TRX
      9:30 am - 10:30 am
    • Indoor Cycling
      12:45 pm - 1:30 pm
    • Yoga
      6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

    Wednesday

    • Coached Cycling
      6:00 am - 7:00 am
    • Body Pump
      8:30 am - 9:30 am
    • Indoor Cycling
      8:30 am - 9:30 am
    • TRX
      6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

    Thursday

    • Indoor Cycling
      8:30 am - 9:30 am
    • Pilates
      8:30 am - 9:30 am
    • TRX
      9:30 am - 10:30 am
    • Tabata
      9:30 am - 10:30 am

    Friday

    • Indoor Cycling
      8:15 am - 9:00 am
    • Yoga
      9:30 am - 10:30 am

    Saturday

    • RPM
      8:15 am - 9:00 am
    • Work-it Circuit
      9:15 am - 10:15 am
    Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
    6:00 am
    Indoor Cycling
    JADE
    6:30 am
    7:15 am
    STUDIO 1
    7:00 am
    8:00 am
    Indoor Cycling
    SUNJAY
    8:30 am
    9:30 am
    STUDIO 1
    Indoor Cycling
    AMANDA
    8:30 am
    9:30 am
    STUDIO 1
    Indoor Cycling
    STEVE
    8:30 am
    9:30 am
    STUDIO 1
    Indoor Cycling
    HELEN L
    8:30 am
    9:30 am
    STUDIO 1
    Indoor Cycling
    COVER
    8:15 am
    9:00 am
    STUDIO 1
    9:00 am
    10:00 am
    11:00 am
    12:00 pm
    Indoor Cycling
    SANDRA
    12:45 pm
    1:30 pm
    STUDIO 1
    1:00 pm
    2:00 pm
    3:00 pm
    4:00 pm
    5:00 pm
    6:00 pm
    Indoor Cycling
    JADE
    6:30 pm
    7:15 pm
    STUDIO 1
    7:00 pm

    Sunday

    • Indoor Cycling
      6:30 pm - 7:15 pm

    Monday

    • Indoor Cycling
      8:30 am - 9:30 am

    Tuesday

    • Indoor Cycling
      6:30 am - 7:15 am
    • Indoor Cycling
      8:30 am - 9:30 am
    • Indoor Cycling
      12:45 pm - 1:30 pm

    Wednesday

    • Indoor Cycling
      8:30 am - 9:30 am

    Thursday

    • Indoor Cycling
      8:30 am - 9:30 am

    Friday

    • Indoor Cycling
      8:15 am - 9:00 am
    Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
    8:00 am
    RPM
    KEITH
    8:30 am
    9:30 am
    STUDIO 1
    RPM
    KEITH
    8:15 am
    9:00 am
    STUDIO 1
    9:00 am

    Sunday

    • RPM
      8:30 am - 9:30 am

    Saturday

    • RPM
      8:15 am - 9:00 am
    Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
    8:00 am
    Body Pump
    ZERINA
    8:30 am
    9:30 am
    Studio 2
    9:00 am

    Wednesday

    • Body Pump
      8:30 am - 9:30 am
    Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
    9:00 am
    Yoga
    Rebecca
    9:30 am
    10:30 am
    STUDIO 2
    10:00 am
    11:00 am
    12:00 pm
    1:00 pm
    2:00 pm
    3:00 pm
    4:00 pm
    5:00 pm
    6:00 pm
    Yoga
    Rebecca
    6:30 pm
    7:30 pm
    STUDIO 2
    Yoga
    Rebecca
    6:30 pm
    7:30 pm
    STUDIO 1
    7:00 pm

    Sunday

    • Yoga
      6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

    Tuesday

    • Yoga
      6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

    Friday

    • Yoga
      9:30 am - 10:30 am
    Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
    8:00 am
    Pilates
    Julie A
    8:30 am
    9:30 am
    Studio 2
    Pilates
    Julie A
    8:30 am
    9:30 am
    Studio 2
    9:00 am

    Tuesday

    • Pilates
      8:30 am - 9:30 am

    Thursday

    • Pilates
      8:30 am - 9:30 am
    Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
    Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
    Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
    8:00 am
    Tabata
    SUNJAY
    8:30 am
    9:30 am
    Studio 2
    9:00 am
    Tabata
    SUNJAY
    9:30 am
    10:30 am
    STUDIO 1
    10:00 am
    11:00 am
    12:00 pm
    Tabata
    Steve
    12:30 pm
    1:30 pm
    Studio 2
    1:00 pm

    Sunday

    • Tabata
      8:30 am - 9:30 am
    • Tabata
      12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

    Thursday

    • Tabata
      9:30 am - 10:30 am
    Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
    6:00 pm
    Body Conditioning
    Steve
    6:30 pm
    7:30 pm
    Studio 2
    7:00 pm

    Monday

    • Body Conditioning
      6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
    Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
    Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
    9:00 am
    Work-it Circuit
    Steve
    9:15 am
    10:15 am
    Studio 2
    10:00 am

    Saturday

    • Work-it Circuit
      9:15 am - 10:15 am
    Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
    Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
    Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
    Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
    Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
    Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
    Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
    12:00 pm
    Abs & Core
    Rory
    12:30 pm
    1:30 pm
    Studio 2
    1:00 pm

    Monday

    • Abs & Core
      12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
    Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
    Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
    6:00 am
    Coached Cycling
    DAVID
    6:00 am
    7:00 am
    OUTSIDE
    Coached Cycling
    DAVID
    6:00 am
    7:00 am
    OUTSIDE

    Monday

    • Coached Cycling
      6:00 am - 7:00 am

    Wednesday

    • Coached Cycling
      6:00 am - 7:00 am
    Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
    9:00 am
    TRX
    SUNJAY
    9:30 am
    10:30 am
    Studio 3
    TRX
    HELEN L
    9:30 am
    10:30 am
    STUDIO 3
    10:00 am
    11:00 am
    12:00 pm
    1:00 pm
    2:00 pm
    3:00 pm
    4:00 pm
    5:00 pm
    6:00 pm
    TRX
    Diago
    6:30 pm
    7:30 pm
    Studio 3
    TRX
    Diago
    6:30 pm
    7:30 pm
    Studio 3
    7:00 pm

    Sunday

    • TRX
      6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

    Tuesday

    • TRX
      9:30 am - 10:30 am

    Wednesday

    • TRX
      6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

    Thursday

    • TRX
      9:30 am - 10:30 am
    Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
    Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

    Join us

    Join us today! We will provide training that is effective & fun!

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