Virtual reality workout launches in Abu Dhabi

Hi-tech cycling class comes to pioneering capital gym

Virtual reality workout launches in Abu Dhabi

Fitness fanatics are all set to be put in a spin – thanks to the exciting launch of a cutting-edge virtual reality workout right here in Abu Dhabi.

THE TRIP from Les Mills, an internationally-renowned fitness company, is an ultra-immersive cycling class taking gym-goers on a high-intensity journey through digitally-created worlds.

The state-of-the-art spin session has already proved a smash hit over the road in Dubai – and now you can get saddled up for success at Inspire Gym-Abu Dhabi.

THE TRIP from Les Mills is an entirely new cycling experience that uses digital projection on cinema size screens to create new worlds. Ladies can climb the side of an impossibly steep glacier, chase futuristic riders, sprint across lava flows or ride through a space age city – all during the course of a a workout.

Les Mills, founded by four-time Olympian, Les Mills Snr, has been going strong for nearly four decades. The Les Mills' ethos is to design workouts that inspire people to get results and we think they’ve hit the mark with their latest project.

Glen Stollery, Director of Operations at Les Mills, said: “Les Mills is extremely excited to officially launch THE TRIP in Abu Dhabi. Inspire Sports is the perfect partner to introduce the first ladies only immersive workout as it has dedicated its experiential training studio to help women achieve their fitness goals."

"THE TRIP is an amazing workout adventure through which you get to enjoy a complete sensory experience that combines entertainment and exercise."

Hania Kuleib, COO, Inspire Gym, added: “We are excited about giving our members the chance to experience a brand new workout concept with the introduction of an immersive training studio, especially dedicated to women.

“The introduction of The TRIP by Les Mills strengthens our commitment to providing a true experiential training experience. What's great about THE TRIP is that it creates a visual sense of purpose to your workout; by suspending belief, you stop thinking about the workout and automatically push yourself further.”

The leisure facility is the perfect place for the exciting workout experience, being the first-ever ladies only immersive club on the planet.

While the pedal-powered journey might be virtual reality, the benefits are very much real.

It’s designed to be a high-intensity workout, combining bursts of sprints with periods of rests as you prepare for the next part of the journey.

Cramming the whole experience into a 40-minute workout is supposed to deliver a range of benefits, which includes burning calories long after finishing the workout, burning fat quickly and getting leaner faster, and the convenience of taking as little time possible for an intense, all-round workout.

Research published by the American College of Sports Medicine claims immersive workouts can mask how hard your body is working, making it feel easier and helping you work out for longer.

Anything that helps us get in top shape sounds good to us.

We can’t wait to go on our first trip.

Dhs60 per class. Sun 8.30am and 5.30pm, Tue 8.30am and 6.30pm, Thu 8.30am and 5.30pm, Fri-Sat 9.30am. Al Khaleej Al Arabi st between 15th and 17th street,

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