Who we are

We Deliver Results

Whether your goal is weight loss, pain relief, relaxation or better team building, we guarantee that you will achieve what you come for, and surpass your goals as well.

We Care

With friendly staff and an ever welcoming ambiance. You will get a personalized training routine with our expert trainers in no time. We promote wellness and want you to live healthy.

We Like to Have Fun

They say, "If you're not having fun in life, you're really missing the point." We truly believe in making the entire fitness experience fun, for you and for ourselves! We enjoy making you work hard, sweat, and feel great after every session. And you will start to enjoy the burn and the "feel good" feeling that comes after every class.

We are Professionals

The PAD brings celebrity master instructor Yasmin Karachiwala's brand to Dubai, led by full certified Fletcher Pilates Teacher Shaazia Qureishi, and Dance Coach Abbas Kanchwala. You can be sure when you step into the studio, you are only being trained by well-qualified, highly experienced instructors.



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The PAD brings celebrity master instructor Yasmin Karachiwala’s mantra to the UAE. She is responsible for popularizing Pilates in India, as she was the first BASI certified Pilates instructor in India. She teaches Bollywood celebrities such as Katrina Kaif, Deepika Padukone and Alia Bhatt, and is largely responsible for their dedication towards fitness.


Abbas Ali Kanchwala is Shaazia’s husband who was her motivation to get fitter. He was born and brought up in Kuwait, and has lived around the world – in the US, Mumbai and he has now settled down in Dubai. He studied Mechanical Engineering in Purdue University, where he was the President of the Purdue Indian Dance Club, which was a rage at the time. He had always loved to dance, but this took him to the next level. During college and even after, he planned, organized, choreographed and executed over 10 Sangeet performances for weddings of friends and family. They were all super hit performances.

Abbas and Shaazia run the studio with guidance from Yasmin, with lots of love, care and try to provide the best service in the cosiest environment to help people advance in their journey of fitness.

Shaazia Qureishi KANCHWALA

Shaazia was born into the same house as Yasmin! She is Yasmin’s niece (you’ll hear Yasmin say she’s not her niece but her daughter), and a certified Fletcher Pilates instructor. Shaazia was never into fitness growing up – even though Yasmin tried really hard to motivate her.
She lived in Mumbai until the age of 25, trying to avoid going to the gym as much as she could, and going only to please Yasmin.

Once she got married and moved to Dubai in 2017, it was her husband who encouraged her to get fitter. It wasn’t to look good, but rather to feel good. What started as something to do with her husband, turned into something she began to enjoy. She told Yasmin that she wanted to start her franchise in Dubai, and that’s when Yasmin told her that it was essential she be a fully certified Pilates instructor. They went to Arizona, got certified in Fletcher Pilates, and together opened Yasmin Karachiwala’s The PAD.

Shaazia will teach you how to move each muscle to achieve the results you want, and her classes are a slow killer. She is the only certified Fletcher Pilates instructor in the U.A.E.