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On Today’s installment I will be covering the Fitness Center from Le Meridien Abu Dhabi. The Fitness center of the facility is located by the pool area towards the Eden Spa of the property. Before you go into the gym you are required to check-in with the staff working the front desk. By checking in you are required to put your room number, time of arrival and a quick signature. Shortly after the staff member will hand you a towel to use while you are in the gym.
MAIN ENTRANCE – EDEN SPA & FITNESS CENTER
As per usual, every gym has their rules and here are the rules to follow when you are using the fitness center.
The gym itself has a fantastic set up with everything very well distributed. I have been to hundreds of fitness centers around the world and this one passes the John test for functionality, equipment and installations. Like every gym, you will find your cardiovascular machines and Le Meridien Fitness Center has a good amount of cardio machines to use along with a few different styles of it. They are facing the pool so it’s a good motivation to get a work out before heading to the pool right? 😉
Aside from the cardio machines, here is the most important aspect – the weights and machines offered. The fitness center has a great combination of free weights vs machines, which is perfect for the people staying away from the weights but still wanting that “support” like machines offer it. A variety of machines for lower and upper body are offered and they get the job done to train any desire body part you are wanting to train. My tip of advice is to always read the instructions at every machine, they may look the same as some of the machines you’ve seen in the past but they may perform different so be sure to read and follow the instructions to avoid any injuries.
Though, here is the highlight that makes Le Meridien Abu Dhabi fitness center special, they are personal trainers on duty working so incase of any questions, you are more than welcome to ask them for advice so you are guided in the right direction. The time they are on duty varies.
Free weights are my best friends when training. As I am a fan of tailoring my work outs according to the intensity I will be putting into my work outs and free weights allows me to focus on that. They start from light weight to heavy. The area of free weights isn’t very big so when others are around it could be difficult to perform several movements but for the most part the equipment within free weights it’s ideal to get a good work out done, several benches can be used for different work outs and it is all in very good condition and well kept.
Within the free weight zone area you will find a smith machine in which you can perform upper and lower body work outs. Smith machines are ideal when you don’t have a spotter because its an assisted machine that allows you to stay away from injuries, but as always focus on proper form and forget about the weight.
Furthermore, you will also find and see two other benches (incline and flat bench) to perform a variety of chest work outs. All in good condition, clean and organized with plenty of room from one another.
Cable machines are some of my favorite because you are able to work out pretty much any body part such as: Legs, arms, chest, shoulders and triceps. The set up from this gym reminds me of the Mecca of Bodybuilding in Venice Beach, hardcore feel. The weight doesn’t go extremely heavy but regardless of the weight limit you can still get a great work out. Several tools for each body parts are within the area to swap from one to another.
FITNESS CENTER – REFRESHMENT & SNACK
Last but not least, within the gym you will be able to find several water stations to stay hydrated during your work outs and the cups can be found on the side of the water station. Aside from that, apples are also offered for the guest to take one.
MEET THE TEAM AT LE MERIDIEN ABU DHABI
LE MERIDIEN FITNESS CENTER – BOTTOM LINE
I am extremely pleased with the fitness facility here at Le Meridien Abu Dhabi. It is clean, very well organized and everything you need for a good work out it’s there. Ranging from all sorts of cardio equipment, to weighted machines and free weights. What is one thing I would like the team to add into the fitness center to make it perfect? Foam rollers. Foam rollers are vitals in every fitness center, it is a tool used to release muscle soreness and release tension in the body. Not only will this help each client and guest at the property but that is a tool that will give the fitness center the last thing it needs.
For more information about the Health Club, be sure to visit the following link for more info (Read More).
If you are a local looking to get a membership, here is some information to keep in mind and the pricing of each membership and what it offers – via Le Meridien:
FREE access to : Pools – Beach – Gym – Tennis Courts – Squash Courts – Volleyball – Badminton – Table Tennis – Spa – Turkish Hammam – Steam & Sauna Room – Acquamedic Pool – Jacuzzi
Family Membership: couple + 2 children (0-6 years)
AED 9,999 / year
Single Platinum Membership – Male
AED 8,499 / year
Single Platinum Membership – Female
AED 5,949 / year
OFFERS INCLUDE :
- FREE 1 session Personal Training or 1 Squash session
- One 35 minutes head & neck shoulder massage
- 2 FREE access to pool & beach for your guest (2 person)
- 20% OFF on F&B, all restaurants and bars excluding Chi Chi’s & Al Birkeh
- 20% OFF on Spa treatments
- 25% OFF on guest entrances
FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT US
Telephone: +971 2 6974 354