F45 - Dubai Marina


F45 - Dubai Marina

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

The F45 Story

F45 is a well-known Australian circuit training franchise founded in 2012 by Rob Deutsch and Adam Gilchrist in Sydney. Today, the brand stands at over 1,750 locations across 45 countries, and was one of the first boutique franchises to IPO on the New York stock exchange in 2019.

F45’s success has received celebrity endorsements from the likes of Hugh Jackman in their early days, as well as Mark Wahlberg, who is also an investor in the company.

Their tagline “team training, life changing”, is reflected in their community-focused workouts that are catered to all fitness levels.

How Did F45 Marina Score Overall?

The full client experience at F45 Marina was excellent, achieving The Fit Guide 4-Star Award.

The class in particular was exceptional, winning our highest accolade, our 5-Star Class Experience Award.

The Highlights

The class experience at F45’s Marina branch stood out as the highlight of our visit. Personalised service complemented the genuinely enjoyable class made us keen to return for more. Our coaches paid great attention to each client in the class and provided easily digestible demonstrations and feedback.

What Our Evaluator Had To Say

“The running of the class was seamless and easy to follow as a first-timer.”

“F45 nailed the branding in this club.”

“The registration process was smooth and pleasant.”

What to Expect From A F45 Session

​​The name stands for “Functional Training 45”, with sessions being a mix of functional HIIT and strength exercises delivered in a 45-minute format. Each day, the workout is predetermined by F45 HQ and is the same at every F45 location worldwide. 

Their Saturday “Hollywood” sessions are the only 60-minute class and are famous for hiring local DJs to create a party atmosphere and bring the community together.

Workouts are typically run by two or more coaches per class. To support the coach, clients are guided by screens that display each exercise as well as beeps and graphics that cue them to work, rest or move to their next station.

The Reception Service

It was not possible to contact the club by phone prior to our visit. 

As with all F45s, there was no dedicated receptionist when we visited, however, the coaches were friendly and welcoming once they became available. After the class, they engaged our evaluator in conversation and encouraged them to continue training.

The Class Experience

F45 Marina has achieved The Fit Guide 5-Star Class Experience award for an outstanding class, putting it amongst the very best in Dubai and the industry.

We were highly impressed with the smooth running of the workout. It was always clear where everyone needed to be and the exercises were tailored to all ability levels.

The coaches were professional and provided an excellent overview and introduction to the work. Throughout the class, they offered strong demonstrations of the exercises and attentive, personalised coaching throughout.

The Equipment And Studio

While the studio and equipment showed some signs of wear, the space was well-equipped and everything was in working condition.

The high ceilings, on-brand design and color scheme were notable.

The Facilities And Public Areas

Workout towels were provided free of charge. Shower towels and lockers were not provided. Free water refill stations were not available.

The facilities at the club were limited but functional. Beverages such as energy drinks and water were available to purchase.

Digital And Technology

The club’s website was professionally designed and featured high-quality and engaging video content. Branding throughout the website was strong and our evaluator was able to get great insight into what they should expect in their F45 session.

The in-class technology included F45’s signature Lionheart heart-rate tracking technology as well as TV screens that highlighted the workout and displayed videos of the correct technique.


F45 Marina offers an introductory deal for first-time clients. Newcomers can enjoy seven classes in one week for 199AED

If you’re looking for a longer-term commitment, unlimited memberships are available from 1100AED, when you purchase a monthly recurring deal, up to 3150AED paid upfront for a three-month unlimited classes membership.

Drop-in sessions are available at 120ADE per class, with smaller commitment packages also available, starting at a five-pack for 550AED.

Top Scoring Categories

Class Experience
Equipment & Studio
Digital & Technology

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