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Dubai to reveal star-rating of every fitness centre as gym visits conclude
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Dubai to reveal star-rating of every fitness centre as gym visits conclude.
Dubai Gyms and fitness centres
Dubai will give a star rating to every fitness centre in the city, after concluding visits to facilities to review gyms and sports clubs.
Fitness centres will be rated out of five for cleanliness, equipment, personal training, classes and more.
The ratings will be released as part of an upcoming fitness festival and are aimed at enhancing professionalism and transparency for fitness centres in Dubai.
Dubai Fitness Centre ratings
Dubai Sports Council (DSC) has concluded the field visits to all fitness centres in Dubai and commenced the evaluation process to award each centre the classification stars as per the number of points it has gained, based on the evaluation of services and quality of work, according to the requirements and standards, announced by DSC as part of the Fitness Centre Classification System in Dubai.
Ranking results and names of fitness centres, which have gained five stars, will be announced during the upcoming period, and will be honoured in a respective festival.
Other fitness centres which gained four stars and below will also be declared.
DSC has launched the “Fitness Centres Classification System in Dubai”; the first of its kind in the world, in collaboration with international fitness experts, based on the best world practices in the field of fitness clubs and sports medicine, aiming to enhance professionalism in the fitness industry and develop the level of services in Dubai fitness centres.
The evaluation process comprises 17 standards related to all sides of work in the fitness centres, the top of which are the criteria of the awareness of the dangers of doping and the efforts exerted by centres to combat doping and to make people aware of its serious consequences.
DSC confirmed that the fitness centres’ efforts to combat doping and to implement the contents of awareness of doping dangers are among the most eminent factors to name centres which are eligible to gain five stars in the classification system.
The classification standards also include quality and excellence of the facility, besides the quality and variety of its devices, management and staff’s competency, the ratio of trainees to each trainer, in addition to the quality of services and availability of all factors needed by trainees in terms of care and healthy nutrition and so many other elements.
The classification system comprises 82 sub-factors associated to the 17 main standards, based on which all fitness centres in Dubai are evaluated by specialised and competent teams.
DSC works in collaboration with specialised governmental entities to implement the standards of the quality of work and services which are presented to trainees of various ages and different classes aiming to ensure trainees’ safety and to make the fitness centres destinations for activity, vitality, health, happiness and spreading of the awareness of the benefits of intact nutrition, proper bodybuilding and combating of doping which threatens trainees’ life.
17 evaluation criteria:
Personal training services
Retention rate and membership racking system
Community and anti-doping awareness
Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire
Availability of parking
Member and staff satisfaction