11 Pilates - Dubai Marina


11 Pilates - Dubai Marina

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

The 11 Pilates Story

11 Pilates, established in 2019 by founder Elle Clarke in Liverpool, UK, is a Pilates studio that opened its first Dubai location in 2022.

Their reformer-based session is dubbed as "Pilates with extra oomf", with the brand’s vision built around creating a reformer Pilates concept that is accessible to people of all abilities and ages, from beginners with limited mobility to advanced athletes. The classes at 11 Pilates are taught by expert teachers who aim to help foster “the ultimate mind and body connection”. 

Currently, 11 Pilates boasts two locations, with studios in both Liverpool, UK and Dubai Marina, with the latter offering picturesque waterfront views. Their Dubai location studio is equipped with top-notch Merrithew reformers and a Cadillac, contributing to a premium Pilates experience.

How Did 11 Pilates Marina Score Overall?

The full client experience at 11 Pilates Marina was impressive, achieving The Fit Guide 4-Star Award.

The class was also very good and has won our 4-Star Class Experience Award.

The Highlights

The quality of the instructor stood out as a highlight, as she led the class with a friendly confidence, whilst ensuring the class was at the right level for everyone. In addition, the reception experience was top-tier, with the team taking great care of us throughout our first-time visit.

What Our Evaluator Had To Say

“The coach’s demonstrations were easy to follow and gave me lots of confidence.”

“The structure of the class was great - it flowed well and I always knew what was coming up next.”

“The receptionist was friendly and cheerful in every interaction.”

What to Expect From An 11 Pilates Session

11 Pilates is a reformer Pilates studio that focuses on the fundamental principles of the practice, aiming to improve and challenge your strength, flexibility, coordination, balance and posture.

Other weights and props are added to mix to round off their dynamic approach, all to promote a strong connection of mind and body. Focused instructors and upbeat music completes the experience.

Class types include Core Reformer for those new to the practice; Core Plus+ for those ready to up their game and Dynamic Reformer, which is dubbed the “ultimate reformer class”.

The Reception Service

All three of our attempts to contact the club by phone went unanswered.

On arrival at the club, the reception staff members were all friendly and displayed positive body language throughout, which radiated good vibes and gave a great first impression. After the session, the team gave us a helpful and detailed breakdown of the packages, asking us questions to establish our needs.

The Class Experience

11 Pilates Marina received The Fit Guide 4-Star Class Experience Award, making it one of Dubai’s stand-out offerings.

The class was well structured and dynamic, with our instructor delivering the session in an easy-to-follow manner with clear directions and demonstrations. This gave us the confidence to push harder and ease into the workout at our own pace.

The Equipment And Studio

The studio was clean and well-equipped. Bands, balls and free weights were neatly presented and the reformer machines were all in good working order and sufficiently spaced. 

The Facilities And Public Areas

Lockers or towels of any kind were not provided. Free water refill stations were available.

The design and style of the club was elegant, consistent and simple, with nice lighting in the waiting area. While the range of amenities was limited, the changing areas were clean and in good condition.

Digital And Technology

Navigating the website was simple and intuitive, and we were able to book a session at the club with ease. Branding elements throughout the website were consistent and the imagery used was high quality and accurately represented the experience.


11 Pilates offers an introductory deal for first-time clients. Newcomers can enjoy their first session for half price at 72AED. 

Memberships are not available at the club, but you can purchase large class package deals such as the 20-pack of sessions for 2000AED.

Smaller commitment packages are available, starting at a five-pack for 625AED. Drop-in sessions are also available at 145AED per class.

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