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about us

We listen. To you, to doctors, to the world around us. We adapt. We provide flexible solutions built around your needs. We want you to have fun. We want you to feel good. We’d like you to look good. That would make us look good.

 

We are going to work hard for you.
 
That's our promise.

NEWS

  • Special Introductory Offer extended

    Have you always wanted to try an Urban Energy fitness class? Now is the time. All new clients can now purchase 2 weeks of unlimited fitness classes for ONLY 100AED. This includes our baby friendly Fit Mums and Pre/Postnatal sessions, our beach based Crosstraining, our popular Strength & Conditioning circuits, and of course all our running classes. Sign up today and start your fitness journey. Offer extended until 31st August. Applicable to new clients only.

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  • Spinning – the latest addition to our classes!

    Urban Energy is proud to announce the newest addition to our summer class schedule, Spinning.
    Classes will be held at Train Gym in Al Quoz and start on May 2nd.
    Class timings are Mondays 7:00pm-8:00pm and Tuesday 8:30am-9:30am.
    A spin class delivers maximum results with minimum impact on your joints.
    We will take you on a journey of hill climbs, sprints and flats. You control your own resistance level and speed so you can build up your fitness levels over time.
    Spinning allows you to continue training in the hot summer months, is perfect for all fitness levels – and you don’t have to wear your helmet!

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  • Junior Run Club April Registrations Now Open

    The Reebok Junior Run Club is back for a new term starting on April 10th. Worried about the heat? Don’t be from May 1st we’ll move indoors to Train, located in Al Quoz. The run club is open to boys and girls of all fitness levels ages 7-12. The Junior Run Club serves as a complementary platform for children who are already engaged in other sporting activities such football, netball or rugby. By partaking in the Reebok Junior Run Club kids will be able to enhance their skills in areas such as endurance, speed and agility.

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  • Summer Running Packages

    Here all summer? So are we and guess what were still RUNNING. Want to join us? Try our Summer Run Package for 1500AED and get unlimited classes all summer including strength & conditioning and core. Packages run from May 1st until August 31st.

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  • Laurence Arca-Bathe
    Director

    Mum of two, passionate about sports and fitness, yet in the wrong body for my passion! Keeping fit requires huge amounts of effort and commitment but it’s become part of my life and I couldn’t do without it. I played rugby for a ladies team, enjoy running around with my boys and there’s nothing I like more than the satisfaction of achieving something I thought I couldn’t do.

  • Fiona Donald
    Fitness Instructor & Nutrition Coach

    I am patient, caring and understanding and enjoy working with others to achieve goals as a team.
    My passion is to help others better themselves and like to motivate and promote confidence where possible.

  • Rob Forster
    Operations Manager

    I have been in the fitness industry since 2002. I have experience training people from young athletes, people with injuries or wanting to lose weight to seniors as old as 95 wow! What an inspiration to still be active at this age! Everyone has their own capabilities, and with my years of experience I have learned to identify these capabilities for each individual and help them to realise their goals in an enjoyable and realistic manner.

  • Marie Lueger
    Lead Fitness Instructor

    As a certified nurse background, I’m able to make sure you exercise in safe conditions no matter you are healthy or you are having a health condition (diabetes, hypertension, back injury)

  • Samantha Jennings
    Swimming Instructor

    I’ve lived in 4 continents over 20 years and integrated swimming into my life both professionally and personally in every place I’ve lived. I first taught swim in Nigeria where I initiated a swimming program aimed at expat children.

  • Tala Elajou
    Fitness Instructor

    I have trained people in many different languages, coaching all different types of people with different goals in mind.
    Having trained many young athletes within the kitesurfing and surfing industry, I have a dedicated and especially found a love for functional fitness training and balance training which I believe incorporates all movement of the body. My main goal is to inspire people to lead a happy, passionate and healthy life, so come and join me and we’ll do just that!

  • Jayne Smith
    Fitness Instructor

    My varied experience in the fitness industry has led me to adopt a mind and body approach. I firmly believe in promoting a healthy body, we must also promote a healthy mind. I focus on reducing stress, releasing unwanted muscle tension and promoting correct spinal alignment and muscle engagement to maximise the benefits of exercise and lead to a more complete fitness experience.

  • Alex Lawrence
    Fitness Instructor

    I have always led an active lifestyle even from a very early age. My background is in martial arts, I started karate when I was 8 years old and I moved onto Taekwondo when I was 11 years old. Now my main passion for my personal fitness is Muay Thai and I spend a lot of my holidays in Thailand training.

  • Marketa Gersch
    Fitness Instructor

    Something that I’ve learnt since being a full-time working mum to 2 young children, is that I never just magically “find” time, I have to plan and make time to exercise in order to create a healthy balanced lifestyle for myself and my family. After all a happy mummy equals a happy family right?

  • Eve Moore
    Fitness Instructor

    Alongside fitness I love food, and not just eating it. I am also really interested in nutrition and the affect food can have on your performance and overall wellbeing. Back in the UK I worked as a health trainer helping people to make positive lifestyle changes, particularly through nutritional changes to diet combined with exercise participation. I have worked with lots of people with severe health complications and love helping people achieve their goals and make positive changes to their health and fitness.

  • Bryn Pratt
    Fitness Instructor

    I specialize in physical transformation, helping people to make drastic changes to their physique and as a result, becoming a healthier version of them. Since I have been helping people to achieve their goals, one of the most popular forms of exercise that I teach is boxing. Exercise through boxing is a great way to improve your fitness, as well as being extremely addictive and satisfying.

  • Meg Moxey
    Fitness Instructor

    I think it’s important to push ourselves out of our comfort zone which is why I love trying any new sport or challenge! From a young age I have participated in a number of sports, such as, horse riding, tetrathlon, athletics and football. Swimming is also very important to me; it’s a life skill, a fantastic form of exercise as well as a form of relaxation.

  • Megan Kelly
    Brand & Communication Manager

    Being the mum of a toddler I’m passionate about finding real fitness solutions for mums that is inclusive of their children. I am a regular at the Urban Energy Fit Mums and Pre/Postnatal classes. In fact my daughter has done so many fitness classes that she now does planks, squats and push-ups with me. I love that she is learning from such a young age that staying fit and healthy is a normal part of life.

  • Penny Kapinkoff
    Swimming Instructor

    I started to take more of an interest in fitness when I hit my late teens and discovered I couldn’t just eat what I wanted and stay trim anymore. I started with running and gradually became addicted and interested in more variety like boxing, Pilates, boot camp & swimming. Whilst I was studying at university I also qualified to teach swimming and found this a really fulfilling part time job

  • Krisztina Holliday
    Brand & Communication Manager

    I’ve been passionate about sports ever since I was small. From a very young age I have been involved with swimming, athletics, gymnastics and handball. My primary years in education were even focused on sports on a professional level, which gave me good grounds I still benefit from. I didn’t aspire to be an athlete in my later life however the love and talent for sports remained.

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