Before moving to Dubai a year ago, I had been a member of a crossfit gym in the UK for 18 months and had well and truly got 'the bug!' I expected to have to try out a few boxes in Dubai before finding one I liked, but Sands was the first and only one I have been to. From the offset the energy around the gym is buzzing and everyone is friendly and welcoming. The coaches are professional and take care to assess your background before throwing you in to a wod which may not be suitable for your ability. I even took some other teacher friends with me to try and they ended up joining too after never doing crossfit before. There is something for everyone at Sands; the classes never feel as though they are divided between abilities. The main reasons I enjoy it is because you can challenge yourself as much or as little as you like whilst still getting a good workout in and having some fun with other members.