Review: F45 Fitness Dubai Marina

F45 Fitness is a name that you’ve no doubt heard a fair few times. Whether it’s through your favourite blogger’s Snapchat (thanks Zanna), or plastered all over Instagram… The brand is everywhere. So I couldn’t really call myself a fitness blogger without having given it a go.

Fortunately enough, a new F45 location has just opened in Dubai Marina, 5 minutes walk from where I live. They’re offering a FREE (a word I know you all love to hear) TWO WEEK TRIAL to all new members; so I popped down to see what the hype was about. One thing I can tell you for sure: it certainly didn’t disappoint!

The first class I tried was Athletica, which is cardio-focused. I tend to slack a little in my training when it comes to cardio, so this was the perfect session to chuck me right in at the deep end, and leave me gasping for air. I’m not sure I’ve ever experienced such a sweaty 45 minutes in my life, but I loved every minute.

The next day, I was back for more… This time, Romans. I foolishly thought that this strength-based class would be a little less sweaty than Athletica, but nope! Romans will push you past your limits and outside of your comfort zone, but it’s a whole lot better knowing that the entire class is right there with you.

I’m yet to give ‘Hollywood’ or ‘Quarterbacks’ a go, but I’ve no doubt they’ll be pretty damn awesome too. All in all, any class capable of making cardio fun is a winner in my eyes. I’ll definitely be making a regular appearance at this location, and I hope to see you there too.

(This post is not endorsed, I just had a real good time @f45_training_dubaimarina)

The Big Move: Dubai

Hi friends. So, this post is a little different. I won’t bombard you with health-related information, and I’m not going to give you a recipe. Instead, this one is aimed at connecting with you lovely lot.

I’m currently on the lookout for a job as a Personal Trainer, but I’ll also be setting aside some time each week to work on my blog, and I’ll be more consistent with creating new content on here… I promise! If you’re looking for more regular updates, you can follow my adventure on Instagram (@charlotte_shelley), Snapchat (charshelley), or Twitter (@charlotte_shell).

I’m so excited to immerse myself within Dubai’s fitness industry. Judging by previous visits (and some top notch Instagram stalking), the health and fitness scene out there has much to offer. It’s pretty damn enticing for someone like me.

So, here comes the bit where I need your help… I don’t yet know many people in Dubai, so I’m looking to connect with others, and particularly those with an interest in health and fitness. Whether you may be a Personal Trainer, a blogger, or someone who just really loves a spin class, I would love love love to meet you.

We could train together, and maybe even teach each other a thing or two about fitness. If you want to get in contact, or perhaps you have a friend in mind that may be interested, either pop me a message on Instagram, or contact me on this email address:

Big love X