The Platform Studios - DIFC


The Platform Studios - DIFC

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

The The Platform Studios Story

​​The Platform Studios was co-founded by Stewart Miller, with their first studio opening in Dubai Marina in 2018. They offer a diverse fitness experience with class types including HIIT, cycle, yoga, barre, Pilates, boxing, and Reformer Pilates. The brand is driven by the philosophy of “bringing you joy with every workout”, bringing in leading instructors from across the globe to achieve this.

They are largely recognized as one of the region’s leading boutique offerings, bringing in superstar guest instructors for one-off appearances and winning numerous awards, such as Best Boutique Fitness Studio of the Year at Dubai Fit Awards three years in a row.

How Did The Platform Studios DIFC Score Overall?

The full client experience at The Platform Studios was exceptional - achieving our highest and most prestigious The Fit Guide 5-Star Award.

The class was also brilliant and has won our highest accolade, The Fit Guide 5-Star Class Experience Award.

The Highlights

The high level of service and positive energy from the whole team made our visit an enjoyable and comfortable experience. The good vibes from the reception team were matched by a personable and attentive coach, completing a five-star visit.

What Our Evaluator Had To Say

“Our coach delivered a high energy, challenging and fun class.”

“During the class, he offered praise, encouragement and personalized coaching at all the right times.”

“Although the club was busy, the reception staff were able to offer warm and personalized service, making sure my first visit was a comfortable one.”

What to Expect From A The Platform Studios HIIT Session

The Platform Studios are a heavyweight in Dubai’s fitness scene, offering a range of high-quality classes across their network including HIIT, Cycle, Yoga, Barre, Pilates and Boxing. They have become well known for bringing in superstar international instructors.

The Platform Studio’s HIIT classes combine cardio and strength in a 45-minute session that’s non-stop action. In studios decked out with high-end Technogym gear, treadmill running and bikes get your heart pumping, whilst bodyweight movements and dumbbell work on the bench hits your muscles.

Lights, music and the vibe of the coach complete a full-body workout experience.

The Reception Service

Our call to the club was picked up quickly and helped to answer all of our questions about the class types and facilities at the club.

On arrival at the club, we were greeted by a polite and friendly receptionist who checked us in smoothly and gave us a verbal tour of the large studio space. Although the club was big and busy, with many studios and members, the team made sure we did not feel overwhelmed. After the class, the staff clearly explained the package options and made us feel like we’d be welcomed back.

The Class Experience

The Platform Studios DIFC 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.

Our coach delivered a high-energy, challenging and fun class. To kick it off, he clearly explained the structure and format of the class and conducted an injury check. During the session, he was engaged and lively, moving around the room to offer encouragement and, where needed, discreet adjustments to form and technique.

When the music cut out momentarily, he handled the situation deftly, keeping the good vibes flowing whilst resolving the issue. This ensured no disruption to the experience.

He clearly enjoyed the session and was dancing to some of the tunes whilst not getting distracted from coaching duties. Overall, his positivity and close attention contributed to a fun and highly enjoyable class experience.

The Equipment And Studio

The studio space was well-designed and spacious, with lots of mirrors and high-quality equipment which was clean and organized. An impressive sound system and lighting all completed the space and enhanced the class 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 public areas were impressive, from the big screen behind the reception desk showing the class workouts to the merchandise available to purchase. The public areas combined impressive lighting with impactful branded elements.

The changing facilities were well-equipped, spacious and clean, offering Dyson hair dryers and hair straighteners. A range of smoothies, coffees and snacks were available at the in-club cafe.

Digital And Technology

The website allowed us to book our class with ease and provided us with enough information regarding the different class types and coaches at the club.


The Platform Studios Marina offers an introductory deal for first-time clients. Newcomers can enjoy two sessions (excluding reformer classes) for a special price of 105AED.

If you’re looking for a longer-term commitment, unlimited monthly memberships (excluding reformer classes) are available from 1399AED.

Drop-in sessions are available at 142.80AED or 150AED per class depending on whether you purchase a reformer or non-reformer credit. Smaller commitment packages are also available, starting at a five-pack of non-reformer sessions for 677.50AED or five all-access credits for 700AED.

Top Scoring Categories

Reception Services
Class Experience
Equipment & Studio
Public Areas
Digital & Technology

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