The Platform Studios - Marina


The Platform Studios - Marina

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 Marina Score Overall?

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

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

The Highlights

Our instructor was fun and warm, and it was nice to see another instructor joining our session which created a nice vibe in the studio. The warm and welcoming interactions we had with the receptionists also stood out as a highlight of our visit to The Platform Studios.

What Our Evaluator Had To Say

“The coach was energetic, fun and taught with a real sense of authenticity.”

“The coach used my name throughout the class which was a nice personal touch..”

“The public areas and studio were spotless.”

What to Expect From A The Platform Studios Cycle 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.

In their Cycle sessions, you can expect a 45-minute “dance party on a bike” that’s a place to detach from hectic city life. Lights, sound and the energetic performance of their instructors create a place where you can detach from hectic city life for some ‘you time’.

The Reception Service

Our phone call to the club was picked up with the perfect greeting, and handled by a staff member who came across as genuine and enthusiastic.

On arrival, we were greeted promptly and warmly. After the class, the team were comfortable going through the many options and promotions available.

The Class Experience

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

We had no contact with the instructor before the session, but once the class started she was fun, lively, positive, and led the class with a real sense of authenticity. She made jokes throughout and engaged the room with questions about our plans for the weekend. 

It was nice to see another instructor join the class, offering some fun interactions between the two which added to the vibe.

The Equipment And Studio

The equipment and studio were generally clean and in good condition. Bikes were from high-end brand Stages and featured branding touches. The sound system was high-quality, handling the tunes well.

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 weren't as striking in design as some of their other locations but were overall clean and in good condition. All the basics were covered and the staff we encountered, such as housekeeping, were professional and friendly.

Digital And Technology

The website allowed us to book our class with ease, providing 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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