About Us (Details)
The J Club at Jumeirah Beach Hotel is the first lifestyle and wellness club launched by Jumeirah Group. With a vision to become the premium lifestyle and wellness club in the region, The J Club is unique, offering a globally relevant lifestyle and wellness experience.
Dubai's luxurious members-only gym, The J Club team comprises over 40 health and wellness professionals, each with decades of industry experience. With a passion for knowledge and education, the team works holistically to support and encourage members to become a better version of themselves.
Joe comes from an extensive background as a Director in the luxury Hotel, Leisure and Fitness Industries in the UK. He has been with Jumeirah since March 2019 having moved over from Cheshire, England where he had lived for 14 years opening three successful Health Clubs, and a 5* Hotel across a variety of market sectors.
An incredibly keen sportsman who enjoys playing and watching any sport, Joe has played high level cricket from a young age and when it comes to football he is a passionate Aston Villa fan.
Director of Fitness
Chris has been a passionate sportsman since his early years in South Africa, where he played several sports on a provincial level. After completing his Bachelors in Sports Management he relocated to the UAE.
Arriving in Dubai 20 years ago he worked across several hotel groups before joining The JClub after 11 years at The Westin & Le Meridien Mina Seyahi Resort as Director of Recreation. Chris is still actively involved in Sport and represented Belgium in Triathlon during the 2019 World Championships in Lausanne. Chris has finished several 70.3 ironman races, marathons & ultra-cycling races across the world.
Head of Training
Jamie is a true specialist in the health, wellness and fitness industry. Starting his career early as a Personal Trainer with Virgin Active and then progressing into a Regional Director of Personal Training role in the City of London. He then joined Equinox as their UK Head of Fitness and Innovation. During his time at Equinox Jamie played a key role in designing and developing Equinox second health club to add to their portfolio in London.
Jay is a highly educated fitness enthusiast who enjoys coaching and educating his colleagues, members and clients to lead a holistic and high performing life in everything they do, in and out of the gym.
Member Services Team Leader
Maria comes from a background in high level guest service within luxury Hotels. She moved to Dubai to further her career with Jumeirah in January 2018 having moved over from Falcon, Venezuela where she initiated her hospitality career in the largest beach resort in the country.
An incredibly passionate person with a keen eye for detail, alongside a passion for books, dance and watersports. Maria has danced flamenco professionally for 15 years and loves to paddle board and windsurf.