About Us

Our Story

Cultivating balance is about responding to what your mind and body need at this moment. People aren’t static. We aren’t all one way or another, and our health and well-being is the sum total of little decisions we make everyday.

Yes to dessert, no to another glass, in bed by nine, dancing ’till dawn, all that. Living.

What we’re doing at INSPIRE – evening up the situations, stresses, and little indulgences that are simply part of enjoying life. The shared vision of lifelong fitness enthusiasts John Iossifidis and Elisa Fausto-Iossifidis, INSPIRE is an everyday escape for passionately nurturing and achieving mind-body balance.

Tipping the scales back to that sweet spot where we’re feeling fit, healthy, and capable we’re inspired everyday. We can’t wait to begin.

Our Founders: Elisa & John

Elisa Fausto Iossifidis is an accomplished event organiserand passionate yoga, Pilates, and fitness instructor; she is qualified in Hot, Yin, Swing, and Hatha yoga; Pilates Mat 1, Mat 1 Small Apparatus, and Mat 2; and is a Les Mills BodyBalance™ instructor. She is currently completing her Booty Barre™ qualifications.

Elisa is from the Philippines. Formally trained as a pharmacist, her love for travel and people led to 13 years around the globe with an international airline honing her leadership and customer service skills. She believes that caring for one’s mental, emotional, spiritual, and physical well-being is essential to living a happy and fulfilling life.

Together with husband, partner, and fellow fitness enthusiast John Iossifidis—these days, it’s her passion for wellness that soars, the excitement she shares with everyone at Inspire.

John Iossifidis is a talented banking professional with experience in large multinational and regional financial institutions in the Middle East, Asia, and Australia. John balances the high-pressure demands of his role by maintaining a formidable exercise regime.

John was born in Melbourne, has undergraduate and Master’s degrees from Monash University and is an accomplished rower, swimmer, and motorsport competitor.

WITH ELISA AS THE HEART AND JOHN AS THE HEAD – YIN AND YANG, ONE MIGHT SAY! – A LIFELONG PASSION FOR BALANCED LIVING IS WHY THEY INSPIRE.

Meet our teachers

The minds behind our stunning variety of classes are some of Dubai’s most talented teachers. With hundreds of hours of training and years of experience between them, classes never want for a personal touch. Go deeper into your practice, grow stronger, grow in self-awareness. Our teachers are here to inspire you.

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