Competition Prep for Olympic Weightlifting & Powerlifting

Experienced personal trainers in Dubai specializing in competition prep for Olympic weightlifting and powerlifting.

Enhance your performance and achieve your competition goals with our specialized personal training services for weightlifting and powerlifting athletes.

Our expert coaches focus on optimizing training peaks, managing fatigue, preventing or managing injuries to ensure you're in peak condition for competition day.

We emphasize technique development to meet competition standards and provide comprehensive mental preparation along with game day planning to give you a competitive edge. Train with us to unlock your full potential and dominate your next weightlifting or powerlifting event.

The Desert Barbell Difference

We excel in Powerlifting and Weightlifting, backed by over 40 years of combined coaching and competitive experience at the highest levels of these sports.

Our Desert Barbell coaching system has led our team to win over 100 national and international medals and set numerous records. Our state-of-the-art training facility features 12 combo racks, an abundance of calibrated plates, custom weightlifting areas, and competition bars at every station.

If you are serious about competition success and want ensure that you make progress, then you have come to the right place.

Customized plans set just for you

We understand that every client is unique and that is why we first take time to understand your story before building your custom training plan. During our initial consultation, we look to understand your training history, medical background, fears in the gym, your goals and perceived limitations.

Then we apply our experience and expertise to build your custom training plan, supported by our unique training tools from Desert Barbell, along with our carefully curated gym in Dubai to help you reach your goals.

Learn more about personal training with Desert Barbell

Why do personal training with Desert Barbell?

Applying scientific research, training data, and coaching expertise, our Certified Personal Trainers in Dubai simplify the complexities of strength training for guaranteed outcomes. All you need to do is show up ready to train, and our Dubai Based Personal Trainers will take care of the rest. We offer personalised Personal Fitness Training in Dubai, catering to everyone from total gym beginners to seasoned athletes. Meet the team

Why strength training?

Simply put, strength training is the easiest and most effective way of getting in shape and achieving sustainable results. Adding to that, strength training offers a variety of physical and health benefits. It helps counter the aging process by maintaining muscle and bone density, boosts metabolism, enhances sport performance, and improves mobility. Read our latest blog for the top 10 benefits of strength training.

Our areas of expertise

We work with a diverse range of clients across a wide range of training goals. Here are some of our areas of expertise:

  • General strength training
  • Strength training for elderly
  • Weight management
  • Muscle development and toning
  • Cardio based training and conditioning
  • Post injury training and pain management
  • Sports specific strength training
  • Coaching for Powerlifting
  • Coaching for Olympic style Weightlifting

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How do I get started?

Drop us an enquiry and a member of our team will be in touch for an initial screening call. From there we will look to book a consultation with one of our coaches at the Club. This will give you a chance to view the Club and meet one of our coaches before committing.

What packages do you offer?

Our PT packages are designed to fit your training frequency. Based on how many times a week you want to train with your coach, you will select the appropriate package. Most clients find success training 2-3 times a week with their coach and will usually opt for a 8 or 12 session package.

View all our personal training packages here.

Still unsure?

We are here to help. We are ready to guide you to your goals and help you unlock the benefits of strength training. Enquire with us and let's get you started.


How much would a personal trainer cost?

The cost of a personal trainer at Desert Barbell Strength Gym is based on an hourly rate, otherwise known as a ‘session rate’. Each session is 1 hour and typically a client would train with their assigned coach for 1 hour. The session rate varies depending on how many sessions you purchase. Typically, prices range from AED400 per hour to AED345 per hour. We offer various packages to suit different budgets and goals.

Do I need a membership to have Personal Training?

You do not need a membership to do personal training with us. You only need to have a membership to the gym if you plan on using the gym outside of the assigned PT hour. If you have a membership, you get an automatic 10% discount on your Personal Training Package.

Are personal training sessions worth it?

Yes, personal training sessions are worth the investment. Our certified trainers provide personalized workout plans, professional guidance, motivation, and accountability, helping you achieve your fitness goals more efficiently and safely.

How many PT sessions do I need?

The number of personal training sessions you need depends on your fitness goals, current fitness level, and how quickly you want to see results. On average, clients see significant progress with 2-3 sessions per week.

What are the results of 3 months of personal training?

After 3 months of personal training at Desert Barbell Strength Gym, you can expect noticeable improvements in strength, endurance, mobility, and overall fitness. Many clients also experience weight loss, muscle gain, and better posture.

What is the difference between a fitness coach and a personal trainer?

A fitness coach often takes a broader approach, focusing on overall wellness and lifestyle changes, while a personal trainer provides more specific, one-on-one training and workout plans. Both roles aim to help you achieve your fitness goals, but their methods and focus areas might differ.

What is personal training?

Personal training involves working with a certified trainer who creates a customized fitness plan tailored to your specific goals and needs. Your trainer will guide you through workouts, provide feedback, and help you stay motivated.

What are the benefits of working with a personal trainer?

Working with a personal trainer at Desert Barbell Strength Gym offers numerous benefits, including personalized workout plans, professional guidance, motivation, accountability, injury prevention, and efficient use of your time and effort.

How do I choose the right personal trainer for me?

To choose the right personal trainer, consider their certifications, experience, communication style, and training approach. Look for positive reviews and see if their expertise aligns with your fitness goals. At Desert Barbell Strength Gym, our team of trainers is highly skilled and diverse, ensuring you find the perfect match.

What qualifications should a personal trainer have?

A personal trainer should have a certification from a reputable organization (such as ACE, NASM, or ACSM), CPR/AED certification, and relevant experience. At Desert Barbell Strength Gym, all our trainers meet these qualifications and continuously update their skills to provide the best training experience.