Yallah, Let's Crank!

Rohma Sadaqat /Dubai Filed on October 28, 2020

Classes at Crank are designed to challenge you to give it your all

Every class at the gym is a whole new experience for fitness enthusiasts

Futtaim Beljaflah, an instructor at the homegrown boutique gym, shares some of the reasons why women choose to sign up with Crank for their fitness workouts

Forget about the big fancy gyms where you walk in and end up getting overwhelmed with all of the different machines and equipment, and find yourself with no clue of where to start. Sometimes, all what you need is a space where you can be yourself, free your mind, be part of a close-knit community, and challenge yourself to become the very best version of you. Crank, located in Al Serkal Avenue, is that space for you.

1. The Workouts

Crank offers three different types of classes, with special slots for ladies only, for a well-rounded workout routine: RIDE - a full body workout set against beat-pumping tracks and state of the art light and sound system; SHAPE - high intensity interval training and functional movement skills designed to challenge, shape and tone your muscles; and STRETCH - dynamic and static stretching for all levels of flexibility to aid muscle recovery.

2. The Instructors

Instructors at Crank have one common goal, and that is to push you to your limits and redefine your threshold. They are energetic, inspiring and invested in every single member that joins the Crank family. Being a boutique studio helps build stronger instructor-client relationships, giving you the feel of a more personalised approach.

3. The Experience

No two classes at Crank are the same, especially in the RIDE studio. The combination of lights, lasers and the music makes every instructor unique, and every class a whole new experience. You get lost in the beat and let the music lead the ride, and it longer feels like a workout. And if that wasn't enough, the fun is taken to a new level with themed rides every week, live DJ rides, and rides to celebrate special occasions and international days.

4. The Community

At Crank there's a strong sense of community and you see it amongst instructors and clients. There's also a sense of team effort in classes, especially in the RIDE studio. Even though each person will have their own individual score after a RIDE session, the actual class is done as a collective group and makes you feel like part of a tribe.

5. The Results

With every workout routine, consistency is key, and the classes at Crank are designed to challenge, and push you on the path to achieve your fitness goals. The first results you will see are changes to your energy levels, your mood and your stress levels, and if you are consistent and committed, you will feel stronger and begin to see changes in your body and physique. And if it's motivation that you're lacking, you can always join one of the CRANK & SHRED 14-day challenges!


Rohma Sadaqat

I am a reporter and sub-editor on the Business desk at Khaleej Times. I mainly cover and write articles on the UAE's retail, hospitality, travel, and tourism sectors.Originally from Lahore, I have been living in the UAE for more than 20 years. I graduated with a BA in Mass Communication, with a concentration in Journalism, and a double minor in History and International Studies from the American University of Sharjah.If you see me out and about on assignment in Dubai, feel free to stop me, say hello, and we can chat about the latest kitten videos on YouTube.

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