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Fitness Choice: Swing Yoga at Fitness First, Dubai

July 19
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I recently took a Swing Yoga class (also called Anti-Gravity Yoga or Aerial Yoga) at Fitness First, the beach plaza branch to be specific. Yoga isn’t something I practice regularly but after taking this class, I was over the moon and wanted to book in for the next class. To give you an idea, Aerial yoga is a new kind of Yoga that uses fabric hammocks attached to the ceiling that help practice traditional yoga positions – the low impact and anti-gravity moves made sure I had less pressure on my joints as well as a floating sensation that I adored, yet still felt like I was getting the stretched I’d want from a yoga class. Delilah, the instructor was fab with making sure new students (like myself) as well as regular made the most of their classes. All I can really say… try it for yourself. What a lovely experience and the best way to start the day…


Where: Fitness First, Dubai – They have branches around town but my closest & preferred one was Beach Park Plaza

What: Swing Yoga classes

Type of workout: Aerial Yoga or also known as Anti-Gravity Yoga.

What it helps: You get all the benefits of yoga (stretching out muscles and increasing flexibility) without the pressure on your joints.

The Studio: The class was quite large, with a mirror on the right side and a reminder to breathe on the left.

Changing rooms: Quite large with lockers & towers – clean too!

Parking: At the location I was at (Beach Park Plaza), they have parking downstairs, all you have to do is get a stamp from Fitness First.

Recommended Instructors: Delilah (Super sweet, adorable and helpful). I do not recommend Goli, who was possibly the rudest instructor I’ve ever come across – no room for rude instructors!


Pro’s :

-Personally, I find Aerial Yoga super fun that it almost doesn’t feel like an exercise – the hour goes by quickly and still makes you crave more…

-You get the yoga stretching benefits if you want to add yoga to your workouts.

-If you love Gymnastics but not the best in it, this is your way of feeling as flexible as you can be.

-Some people call it Anti-Gravity yoga for a reason, if you’re someone that has weak joints – try it out!

-To top it off, it really stimulates the mind, and can be extremely relaxing if you come in with a clear mind.



-I tried a similar class in Montreal, which was more than just yoga – a workout (felt my abs the next day), would’ve loved if the Swing Yoga at Fitness First was more than just yoga!



  • Christin

    oh yes…Goli. I went to her swing yoga class (as a total beginner) and I just couldn’t believe my ears. She is incredibly rude. When I asked her a simple question (I felt insecure and unstable on the swing and wanted to know if the position of my legs is correct), she insulted me in front of everyone. she even called another lady fat! They should get rid of her asap as i am sure they are loosing a lot of clients because of this woman.

  • suhair

    hey tala, just a quick thank you as i always always find useful tips on your website…keep up the good work!.x

    • Tala Samman

      Thank you Suhair, so glad 🙂

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