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GymNation

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GymNation was created to provide a better kind of gym experience, one that builds strength and self-confidence. One that stands with everyone, for every ability, for every shape, and for every size. A gym that is actually committed to getting more people moving across the region.
Find out more about GymNation here...
GymNation: News and press releases
28 Mar 2024
GymNation, the homegrown UAE fitness brand, has today announced that due to unprecedented growth, it is reaching capacity across its 12 UAE gym locations and diversifying into a new market, brewing up a storm with the launch of its first-ever branded coffee shop.
26 Mar 2024
In an era where the quality of the workplace is as crucial as the service provided, GymNation has emerged as a paragon of excellence.
18 Mar 2024
Back in 2017, Dubai ranked as the world's second most expensive city for gym memberships.
18 Mar 2024
GymNation, the gym chain taking over the GCC, announces the appointment of Ian Mullane to its Board of Directors, effective immediately.
21 Nov 2023
JD Gyms, part of listed company, JD Sports Fashion plc, has sold UAE health club operator, GymNation, to a management buy-out team backed by investors TriCap Investments and Ruya Partners, which has revealed it invested SAR 94 million (US$25 million) private credit into GymNation.
09 Aug 2023
GymNation has opened its latest health club in Dubai, bringing the number of open sites in its UAE portfolio to 11.
GymNation: featured in HCM and Fit Tech magazines
Health Club Management 2024 issue 3
GymNation is pioneering the future of fitness with software specialist Perfect Gym providing a scalable tech platform to power and sustain its growth
About GymNation
GymNation Functional Track / GymNation
GymNation Lifting Zone / GymNation
GymNation Free Weights Area / GymNation
About us
We felt residents had been overcharged for substandard (and boring) gym facilities for far too long. This had to stop! So, we decided to lead a new movement, and spearhead the fight against inactivity.


GymNation was born, and it was time for us to provide a better kind of gym experience, one that builds strength and self-confidence. One that stands with everyone, for every ability, for every shape, and for every size. A gym that is actually committed to getting more people moving across the region.

In 2017, GymNation burst onto the UAE fitness scene, with a mission to become The People’s Gym and an ambition to make improving your health and wellbeing by going to the gym less intimidating, more affordable, accessible, and fun for everyone in the region.

Key products and services
GymNation gyms stand apart in every dimension. Ranging from 25,000 to 60,000 square feet, each of our locations welcomes you into a world where fitness never sleeps.

  Open 24/7, 365 days a year, GymNation is your unwavering ally in fitness, offering an unparalleled array of facilities:

  • State-of-the-Art Equipment: Access over 500 cutting-edge Matrix cardio machines, free weights, and assisted gym equipment tailored for all fitness levels.

• Dynamic Group Fitness Classes: Participate in hundreds of complimentary, live, instructor-led group exercise classes including LES MILLS, Zumba, Yoga, as well as exclusive signature classes including JumpNation, Sound Healing, BollyNation, Assisted Stretching, and more.

• On-Demand Flexibility: Enjoy thousands of GymNation On Demand virtual classes available 24/7. Whether in our virtual studios, at home, or on holiday, stay fit on your schedule. Women's Wellness Spaces: Benefit from ladies only gym areas and group classes, designed for comfort and inclusivity.

• Expert Personal Training: Our team of certified, experienced personal trainers are on hand to inspire and support you through every workout.

• Instagram-Worthy Interiors: Our gyms are filled with photogenic spots, featuring neon lights, motivational quotes, and stylish changing rooms (we even have GHD Hair Straighteners) for that perfect post-workout selfie.

• BLITZ HIIT Studio: Challenge yourself in our dedicated BLITZ HIIT boutique studio, designed for high-intensity, calorie killing workouts.

• Recovery Zones: Rejuvenate with our Ice and Sauna Recovery Zones, perfect for post-workout relaxation.

• Nutrition On-Site: Refresh and refuel at our Smoothie and Salad Cafés and Refuel Zones, offering healthy options to complement your fitness journey.


Shows attending
GymNation will be attending and speaking on subject matters ranging from AI implementation, data utilisation, technology adoption, marketing and retention at a variety of events over the next 12 months including, but not limited to:

• Beyond Activ
• FIBO
• Dubai Active


GymNation video gallery:
Plans for the next 12 months
Today, GymNation stands at 11 open UAE locations, with 12 more locations in fit-out across the UAE and Saudi Arabia. Once these locations mature we will reach 23 gyms and over 150,000 members, and with many more in the pipeline our aim is to become the largest gym chain across the GCC.

Behind the scenes, we're diligently advancing our position as a global leading operator in the integration of technology, artificial intelligence, and data analytics. Our commitment extends beyond mere application, aiming to spearhead discussions and set benchmarks within the fitness industry and beyond, ensuring GymNation remains at the cutting edge of innovation.

We're not just building gyms; our vision is to play a lead role as the region’s movement partner, championing healthy and active lifestyles alongside the importance of mental health and well-being.
Key personnel
Loren Holland: founder and CEO
Frank Afeaki: founder and COO
Ant Martland, founder and CCO
William Rasmussen-Dean, country director
Karl Foster, CTIO
Ishan Patil, head of finance
Ian Mullane, board member
Key customers
GymNation is a community here to support everyone, to celebrate and inspire each other to become better versions of ourselves, whatever our fitness goals, by living happier, healthier and more active lives.
GymNation
Address: Control Tower, Motor City, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Loren Holland: founder and CEO
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Gold company profile

GymNation

About us   |   Contact us
GymNation was created to provide a better kind of gym experience, one that builds strength and self-confidence. One that stands with everyone, for every ability, for every shape, and for every size. A gym that is actually committed to getting more people moving across the region.
Find out more about GymNation here...
GymNation: News and press releases
28 Mar 2024
GymNation, the homegrown UAE fitness brand, has today announced that due to unprecedented growth, it is reaching capacity across its 12 UAE gym locations and diversifying into a new market, brewing up a storm with the launch of its first-ever branded coffee shop.
26 Mar 2024
In an era where the quality of the workplace is as crucial as the service provided, GymNation has emerged as a paragon of excellence.
18 Mar 2024
Back in 2017, Dubai ranked as the world's second most expensive city for gym memberships.
18 Mar 2024
GymNation, the gym chain taking over the GCC, announces the appointment of Ian Mullane to its Board of Directors, effective immediately.
21 Nov 2023
JD Gyms, part of listed company, JD Sports Fashion plc, has sold UAE health club operator, GymNation, to a management buy-out team backed by investors TriCap Investments and Ruya Partners, which has revealed it invested SAR 94 million (US$25 million) private credit into GymNation.
09 Aug 2023
GymNation has opened its latest health club in Dubai, bringing the number of open sites in its UAE portfolio to 11.
GymNation: featured in HCM and Fit Tech magazines
Health Club Management 2024 issue 3
GymNation is pioneering the future of fitness with software specialist Perfect Gym providing a scalable tech platform to power and sustain its growth
About GymNation
GymNation Functional Track / GymNation
GymNation Lifting Zone / GymNation
GymNation Free Weights Area / GymNation
About us
We felt residents had been overcharged for substandard (and boring) gym facilities for far too long. This had to stop! So, we decided to lead a new movement, and spearhead the fight against inactivity.


GymNation was born, and it was time for us to provide a better kind of gym experience, one that builds strength and self-confidence. One that stands with everyone, for every ability, for every shape, and for every size. A gym that is actually committed to getting more people moving across the region.

In 2017, GymNation burst onto the UAE fitness scene, with a mission to become The People’s Gym and an ambition to make improving your health and wellbeing by going to the gym less intimidating, more affordable, accessible, and fun for everyone in the region.

Key products and services
GymNation gyms stand apart in every dimension. Ranging from 25,000 to 60,000 square feet, each of our locations welcomes you into a world where fitness never sleeps.

  Open 24/7, 365 days a year, GymNation is your unwavering ally in fitness, offering an unparalleled array of facilities:

  • State-of-the-Art Equipment: Access over 500 cutting-edge Matrix cardio machines, free weights, and assisted gym equipment tailored for all fitness levels.

• Dynamic Group Fitness Classes: Participate in hundreds of complimentary, live, instructor-led group exercise classes including LES MILLS, Zumba, Yoga, as well as exclusive signature classes including JumpNation, Sound Healing, BollyNation, Assisted Stretching, and more.

• On-Demand Flexibility: Enjoy thousands of GymNation On Demand virtual classes available 24/7. Whether in our virtual studios, at home, or on holiday, stay fit on your schedule. Women's Wellness Spaces: Benefit from ladies only gym areas and group classes, designed for comfort and inclusivity.

• Expert Personal Training: Our team of certified, experienced personal trainers are on hand to inspire and support you through every workout.

• Instagram-Worthy Interiors: Our gyms are filled with photogenic spots, featuring neon lights, motivational quotes, and stylish changing rooms (we even have GHD Hair Straighteners) for that perfect post-workout selfie.

• BLITZ HIIT Studio: Challenge yourself in our dedicated BLITZ HIIT boutique studio, designed for high-intensity, calorie killing workouts.

• Recovery Zones: Rejuvenate with our Ice and Sauna Recovery Zones, perfect for post-workout relaxation.

• Nutrition On-Site: Refresh and refuel at our Smoothie and Salad Cafés and Refuel Zones, offering healthy options to complement your fitness journey.


Shows attending
GymNation will be attending and speaking on subject matters ranging from AI implementation, data utilisation, technology adoption, marketing and retention at a variety of events over the next 12 months including, but not limited to:

• Beyond Activ
• FIBO
• Dubai Active


GymNation
Address: Control Tower, Motor City, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Loren Holland: founder and CEO
GymNation video gallery:
Key personnel
Loren Holland: founder and CEO
Frank Afeaki: founder and COO
Ant Martland, founder and CCO
William Rasmussen-Dean, country director
Karl Foster, CTIO
Ishan Patil, head of finance
Ian Mullane, board member
Key customers
GymNation is a community here to support everyone, to celebrate and inspire each other to become better versions of ourselves, whatever our fitness goals, by living happier, healthier and more active lives.
Plans for the next 12 months
Today, GymNation stands at 11 open UAE locations, with 12 more locations in fit-out across the UAE and Saudi Arabia. Once these locations mature we will reach 23 gyms and over 150,000 members, and with many more in the pipeline our aim is to become the largest gym chain across the GCC.

Behind the scenes, we're diligently advancing our position as a global leading operator in the integration of technology, artificial intelligence, and data analytics. Our commitment extends beyond mere application, aiming to spearhead discussions and set benchmarks within the fitness industry and beyond, ensuring GymNation remains at the cutting edge of innovation.

We're not just building gyms; our vision is to play a lead role as the region’s movement partner, championing healthy and active lifestyles alongside the importance of mental health and well-being.
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