6 Post-Sunset Workouts to Enjoy

Whether you’re fasting or not, here are six not-too-strenuous post-sunset workouts that will get you moving
Try a low-impact, ballet-inspired workout at Physique 57
Jose R Marquez
Try a low-impact, ballet-inspired workout at Physique 57
April 29, 2019
By Danae Mercer

1. Method MVT

Where? Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai
We recommend: A full-body session

This ladies-only studio offers intimate group classes for a maximum of eight people, and focusses on full-body work. Expect a combination of toning, sculpting and cardio. Ankle weights and small weights are combined with precise movements and high reps, and the sessions are changed weekly so you won’t have to worry about a repeat workout. There’s also the option for one-on-one sessions.
For more, visit methodmvt.com

2. Inspire Yoga

Where? Al Manara, Dubai

We recommend: A soothing yoga class

While this popular yoga studio has high intensity classes – including Inferno Hot Pilates and Shred and Stretch – its gentle evening sessions are great for fasting days. Try the Yin Aroma Yoga and Sound Bath Meditation for 95 minutes of gentle poses set against a backdrop of soothing sounds. Therapeutic oils and plenty of meditation help create a retreat-like vibe. For something slightly more vigorous but still gentle, unwind with the Warm Candlelight Flow.
For more, visit inspiremeyoga.net

3. Urban Yoga

Where? Business Bay, Dubai
We recommend: Yoga for restoration

This trendy Downtown Dubai studio has a real New York loft vibe, complete with exposed brick, floor-to-ceiling windows and a hip clientele. Instructors like Lululemon ambassador Neha Duseja teach popular handstand workshops here. But for something more chilled, try Urban’s evening Gentle Yoga class or even later Deep Stretch session. Mehak Nanda, marketing and partnership manager for fitness platform Classpass, lists this as one of her faves: “Like Inspire Yoga’s yin yoga, it will help you gain flexibility and relax after a long day’s work.”
For more, visit urbanyoga.ae

4. Physique 57 or Define

Where? Dubai
We recommend: A barre-based workout

Neither of these barre-based studios are what you would call easy, but thanks to their low impact and ballet-inspired workouts, they’re handy for those fasting days. Both Physique 57 and Define use small movements, resistance bands, steady pulses, balls and core activation to work every inch. A steady muscle tremble isn’t uncommon, and don’t be surprised if, by the end, you’re already sore. At Define, there’s also the option to pop into a high energy spin class.
For more, visit dubai.definebody.com or physique57.com

5. Stretch Studio

Where? Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai
We recommend: Assisted stretching

While this class might be as passive as they come, it’s not exactly easy. A ‘flexologist’ (a professional stretch assistant) will work with you one-on-one to gently move through deep stretching poses. Then they’ll hold the pose for you, for as long as required. Things can get uncomfortable, especially as muscles begin to relax and the stretch goes even deeper, but the results are real.
For more, visit stretchstudios.ae