After spending many years as a Financial Analyst/Portfolio Manager in different divisions of large banks in Paris and London, Karima Rahali-Sebti got transferred to Dubai in 2011 to work for a Swiss Private Bank.
Having always been a very sporty professional, Karima started looking for aquabiking classes in Dubai as she fell in love with the concept few years before when her sister invited her to try it in Paris. She was amazed by the efficiency of the workout as it was a smart combination of cardio, muscle strengthening and another element that she loved: water.
As she could not find aquabiking in Dubai, she decided to bring it to the region. Karima went through different aquafitness trainings in Europe and in the US and hired the best aquafitness trainers to embark on this exciting journey.
In September 2013, L’Atelier Aquafitness, the first boutique Aquafitness studio was born in the heart of Jumeira in Dubai bringing to its clients a new healthy lifestyle revolving around Aquabiking, Iyashi Dome and a Detox Tea & Juice bar. Together L’Atelier Aquafitness’ Team developed a new, more focused and more efficient take on the regular aquabiking classes which helped them to impose their own signature to this aqua workout.
Alongside the aquabiking, the innovative studio was the first one to install the iyashi Dome device which is one of the best ways to detoxify and regenerate the body naturally. This helped L’Atelier Aquafitness to quickly build its brand, reputation but also a large community of loyal and ecstatic clients.