MOTION - Downtown


MOTION - Downtown

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

The MOTION Story

MOTION, founded in Dubai in 2017 by career entrepreneur Amélie Hua, was the first boutique rhythm cycling club in Dubai. Inspired by her experiences with Soul Cycle in the US and Dynamo in France, Amélie recognized the absence of an equivalent in Dubai and established the brand's first studio. 

In addition to the club’s cycling product, MOTION has expanded its offerings to include "MOTION Flow," a yoga concept. MOTION now boasts a total of three studios across Dubai and Abu Dhabi, with another Dubai studio due to open soon.

How Did MOTION Downtown Score Overall?

The full client experience at MOTION Downtown was notable, achieving our Recommended rating.

The class experience was good and also achieved our Recommended rating.

The Highlights

The class was the highlight of our visit to MOTION’s Downtown branch as there was an intense and fun energy within the studio, driven by the instructor. The motivational words from the coach combined with the dark candle-lit aesthetic helped us dig deep and grind through the session.

What Our Evaluator Had To Say

“The instructor’s motivational delivery and upbeat playlist created an awesome atmosphere.”

“The class was intense and very rewarding.”

“Consistent and sleek branding could be found all throughout the club”

What to Expect From A MOTION Cycling Session

MOTION is designed to be more than just another standard “spin” class. Instead, they’ve created a 45-minute session that aims to be inspirational, motivating and “raises your soul”.

They promise a class that is “made with passion” where you can focus on yourself, have fun and get stronger mentally, emotionally and physically. Beyond their standard classes, MOTION offers ladies-only slots as well as extended 60-minute Endurance sessions.

The Reception Service

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

On arrival at the club, service was transactional, with no orientation of the space offered. Our instructor then stepped in and was friendly and asked us a few questions to get to know us. After the class, the team were comfortable talking through the training options and packages.

The Class Experience

MOTION Downtown received our Recommended rating for the Class Experience.

Our instructor delivered a session that was intense, but fun and energetic. She was an enthusiastic and proficient instructor who structured the class well with an upbeat playlist and motivational delivery.

The community spirit was strong during our visit, with one member asking us how we enjoyed the class and offering some positive words of encouragement.

The Equipment And Studio

The equipment was all clean and well-maintained. The darkened room with candles and strobe lighting effects added to the brand and workout experience.

The Facilities And Public Areas

Workout and shower towels were provided free of charge. Lockers were provided with number locks. Free water refill stations were available.

The club had a modern, consistent design and color scheme. Everything was on-brand and professional and, though there were no toilets in the club itself, the facilities were otherwise sufficient with a good selection of high-quality amenities provided.

Digital And Technology

The website offered a strong sense of brand and also had great functionality overall. Booking our class was simple and there was a good amount of communication from the club prior to our visit.


MOTION Downtown offers two introductory deals for first-time clients. Newcomers can enjoy their first session for a special price of 50AED as well as a package that offers three classes for 200AED.

The club do not offer memberships, but if you are looking for a longer commitment you can purchase larger class packages, such as the 20-pack of classes for 1890AED. Smaller commitment packages are also available, starting at a four-pack for 462AED.

Drop-in sessions are available at 126AED per class.

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