23 September 2011, Dubai: Madinat Jumeirah yesterday launched the new Quay Health club following a major refurbishment which includes state-of-the-art Technogym equipment, a high altitude training suite and a children’s training facility and climbing wall.
The gym was officially re-opened to hotel guests and members with a special ribbon cutting ceremony and presentation. Guests of honor included Sheikh Marwan Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum, German Tour De France athletes Jan Ullrich and Olaf Pollack, Davis Cup Captain Carl-Uwe Steeb, International cyclist Jane Westley, Ex World Number two Squash Champion Danielle Hart, extreme adventurist Adrian Hayes and bronze champion cyclist Roy Nasr.
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About Quay Healthclub:
Set within the luxurious surroundings of Mina Al Salam overlooking the shimmering water ways of Madinat Jumeirah, The Quay Healthclub’s extensive gymnasium and state-of-the-art equipment provides an ideal environment for fitness and health enthusiasts to keep in shape, with personalised and challenging fitness programmes delivered by highly trained and professional staff.
- 25 metre temperature-controlled indoor lap pool
- Aerobics Studio equipped with 35 state-of-the-art body bikes - hosting regular RPM™ classes
- Two squash courts – regularly used as venues for international squash matches
- Weight training zone Functional training zone with TRX, VIPR, Kettle Bells and RIP Trainers. Kinesis Circuit – 3 Kinesis stations for complete functional trainingFitness classes – Body Pump™, RPM TM, Body Balance TM, Pilates, Yoga, CXWORX TM, Body Attack™, SH’BAM™ and Body Combat TM
- High tech interactive training equipment with touch-screen internet technology
- Luxury changing room facilities with steam room and saunas
Quay Skillz Youth Facility
Quay Skillz is the UAE’s first youth health and fitness facility designed to engage young people between 7 and 16 years of age in sports science and physical activity.
The concept has been developed by an international team of sports science experts, supported by a worldwide network of pioneering companies fighting against global obesity. Quay Skillz uses a wide selection of ergonomically designed, cutting-edge equipment that are combined with a highly personalised and fun approach to exercise, delivered by a team of school teachers, sports science experts and athletes.
Quay Skillz is open daily with timetabled group activities, fitness and sport classes. The club also offers personal training sessions alongside rapid progression courses that offer elite sports specific programme packages.
High Altitude Suite
In partnership with LowOxygen® Systems, Jumeirah is providing a new state-of-the-art High Altitude Suite within the Quay Healthclub.
Through a careful control of air pressure and oxygen levels, the suite can recreate conditions of altitudes reaching of up to 4,500 metres. Users of the suite have access to a selection of exercise equipment including treadmills, rowing machines and weight-lifting equipment.
Also referred to as hypoxic training, high altitude training operates on the principle that as altitude increases, air pressure decreases and less oxygen is available for the human body. This can leads to a greater productivity of red blood cells and therefore improved heart health alongside numerous other health benefits such as better utilisation of nutrients within muscles and tissues and increased weight loss.
Rock Climbing Wall
Situated on the nearby courtyard and terraces of The Quay Healthclub, the climbing area includes three rock boulders as well as a traversing section.
Constructed to provide varying levels of difficulty, its ten independent predominantly vertical climbing lines rise to a height of 6.4 metres and are equipped with small overhangs and bulges to provide an exhilarating experience. The rock climbing wall is accessible for children above the age of seven years while the boulders and traversing section are open for those above the age of four years. The Rock-climbing wall is inclusive of membership of the club and in-house guests. For non members the climbing wall costs AED 70 per hour.
Annual Gym Membership is AED 14.500 (single) and AED 18,000 (couple). Family membership starts at AED 24,000 plus joining fee with youth and junior fees costing AED 7,500 and AED 6,000 respectively.
About Jumeirah Group:
Jumeirah Group, the Dubai-based luxury hospitality company and a member of Dubai Holding, operates a world-class portfolio of hotels and resorts. Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts includes Burj Al Arab, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray and Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai; Jumeirah Carlton Tower and Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel in London; Jumeirah Frankfurt in Germany, Jumeirah Essex House in New York; Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel in Shanghai and Jumeirah Dhevanafushi in the Maldives. Jumeirah Group also runs the luxury serviced residences brand Jumeirah Living; the spa brand Talise; Jumeirah Restaurants; Wild Wadi Waterpark; The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management; and Sirius, its global loyalty programme. www.jumeirah.com
For further information please contact:
Jumeirah Group Corporate Communications
Director of Corporate Communications
PO Box 73137, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Visit us at: www.jumeirah.com