Chalk Training Ground - The Palm Jumeriah


Chalk Training Ground - The Palm Jumeriah

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

The Chalk Training Ground Story

Founded in 2022 by former professional athletes Trisha Cadden and Frankie Kelly, Chalk Training Ground (CTG), located on the Palm Jumeirah, is an ideal space for HIIT and strength training in Dubai. Their mission is to inspire individuals to reach peak human performance. 

The founders are both passionate about narrowing the gap between professional training and the everyday gym experience, bringing their experiences as professionals into the CTG programs. The brand aims to foster a community characterized by camaraderie, kindness, and pure fun.

How Did Chalk Training Ground Score Overall?

The full client experience at Chalk Training Ground was industry-leading, achieving our highest and most prestigious The Fit Guide 5-Star Award.

The class was also outstanding, winning our highest accolade The Fit Guide 5-Star Class Experience Award.

The Highlights

The class was very strong, with a supportive, encouraging and positive coach helping us from start to finish. The upbeat demeanor and overall friendliness of all staff members at the club also stood out as a highlight of our visit.

What Our Evaluator Had To Say

“The coach's positive and enthusiastic character contributed to an amazing energy in the studio.”

“There was a strong community vibe in the club, with members offering support throughout the session.”

“The club’s branding features, inside and outside of the club, were striking and showed a strong sense of brand.”

What to Expect From A Chalk Training Ground Session

Chalk Training Ground, or CTG for short, is a club built for the “everyday athlete”. They call their open training floor the “heartbeat of the gym”, offering up to two sessions simultaneously that encourage openness and camaraderie in an environment built to push your limits, whilst being inclusive.

CTG offer a range of strength and conditioning classes that incorporates kit such as barbells, kettlebells and medicine balls for strength work and Ski-ergs, Concept 2 rowers and air bikes for cardio conditioning.

Class types include ERG Conditioning which works on power, endurance and aerobic capacity; Strong Lifts which is a weights and barbell class focusing on perfecting the big, compound lifts alongside accessory strength and Renegade Master which is a hybrid class combining cardio and strength. Crossfit is also offered in Chalk Crossfit classes. 

The Reception Service

Our pre-visit call was positive and helpful, with the staff explaining the club and concept enthusiastically and in great detail.

At the club, each staff member we interacted with was helpful, friendly and made a genuine attempt to get to know us and connect. After the session, the team was very comfortable discussing training packages with us.

The Class Experience

Chalk Training Ground has achieved The Fit Guide 5-Star Class Experience award for an exceptional class, putting it amongst the very best in Dubai and the industry.

During the class, the coach expertly delivered the challenging class. Demonstrations were clear and easy to follow and our coach gave us a lot of support, encouragement and individual coaching throughout. His cheerful, enthusiastic demeanor contributed to a high-energy, positive class for us, with the community spirit rounding off a solid experience.

The Equipment And Studio

The studio was a spacious, well-equipped, rustic warehouse set up. The space was clean and well maintained, with cleaners sterilizing and cleaning equipment regularly.

The Facilities And Public Areas

Workout and shower towels were not provided. Lockers were provided with number locks. Free water refill stations were available.

On arrival, we were impressed with all the design and branding elements both outside and inside the studio. The lighting, the logos, the design and the layout all elevated the brand experience.

The reception area was prominent and the cafe was well stocked and comfortable. The changing area was spacious and there were many additional features such as well-lit mirrors inside the shower rooms and Dyson hair dryers.

Digital And Technology

The website was designed professionally and had a distinct sense of brand. Booking our class online was a simple task and we received good communication from the club. The club’s social media channels were updated frequently with on-brand content. The workout did not incorporate technology into the experience.


If you’re looking for a long-term commitment, unlimited memberships are available from 1399AED per month (when you commit to a 12-month deal) up to 1599AED per month when purchasing a monthly membership. 

Drop-in sessions are available at 150AED per class, with smaller commitment packages also available, starting at a 10-pack for 999AED.

Top Scoring Categories

Reception Services
Class Experience
Equipment & Studio
Public Areas

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