Fitness First – Al Barsha Mall

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So, What Should I Know?

With Fitness First it’s a join one, join them all philosophy. When you join one, you have access to all of their branches in the Middle East and partnered clubs in internationally. Fitness First Al Barsha is located in the heart of Al Barsha in close proximity to Mall of the Emirates. This platinum club is open to both men and women with an exlusive ladies-only facility. The gym is 2,100 sq metres, and houses a cardio and weight training space, a ‘Fitzone’ area and group classes.


  • Cardio Theatre
  • Fitzone Area
  • Free Weights
  • Group Exercise
  • Loaded Weights
  • Personal Trainers
  • Steam Sauna
  • Ladies Only


Fitness First offers a range of memberships to help accommodate the client’s needs so you can purchase a membership from as little as 1 day and to as long as 1 week. If their membership plans do not suit your needs, they give you the option to call in and discuss a plan that works best for you.
1 Day AED. 105
1 Month AED. 1199
2 Months AED. 1599
3 Months AED. 1999
4 Months AED. 1719 / AED. 2299
6 Months AED. 2399 / AED. 2999
10 Months AED. 4399
12 Months AED. 4499

Customer Opinions

A lot of customers claim that Fitness First Al Barsha provides amazing experiences and leaves you feeling energetic. It is said to be clean and with the perfect temperature regulated at all times. However, there has been an extensive amount of critique towards the gym and the attitude of the staff and their lack of organisation. There have been multiple accounts of customers who called to cancel their classes, yet they were not being put on the record. This therefore led them to get falsely charged, despite clearly communicating their cancelation beforehand. In addition to this, some customers felt frustrated at the fact that the gym would stop running some classes for a few days without notifying the customers prior. Customers also feel that that on top of the lack of professionalism from the staff, the gym is disorganised, dated, messy, with their equipment being “rusty”.

The Bottom Line

This gym is filled with a variety of facilities and a great atmosphere when attending group exercises. It has a ladies-only facility which is great for women who want to achieve their fitness goals without the discomfort of the opposite gender – not all branches provide this. However, we do not recommend this gym. The lack of professionalism that is prevalent alongside the gym equipment quality and disorganisation will not make your gym session an enthralling experience – particularly for those who are starting on their fitness venture. There are other branches in the area that provide a much more pleasant experience. Click here to see other gym options near you.

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