Exercising itself is already hard, and at mixed-gender gyms, being intimidated by guys hogging the machines, or awkward judgy eye-contact from gym bros just makes working out even more of a hassle. We get how mixed-gender gyms may sometimes be a tad uncomfortable for us ladies, so we compiled a list of places for you to workout and get that dream body of yours!
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5 Women-Only And Muslimah/Hijabi-Friendly Gyms For Your Workouts
1. Glowco MoveCredit: @glowcomove for Instagram
Local Muslimah fitness star Nawal Al-Haddad has opened Glowco Move, and it covers all forms of exercise! Incorporate a little fun into your workouts with their zumba classes, or if you can take the heat, try their piloxing classes which combine pilates, boxing and dance for the ultimate burn! Looking for a less intense workout? Their yoga classes are for you! (It is still a strong workout, so don’t be fooled by their low intensity!).
The intensity of each of their classes provided are labelled by the number of stars, so the lesser number of highlighted stars, the less intense it is! It doesn’t matter what level you are at, they can accommodate all! They also sell modest activewear at Glowco/Move shop, so now you can have cute yet modest and comfortable workout clothes too!
Opening hours: Mon-Fri (7pm-10pm); closed on weekends
Address: yO:HA Commercial Tampines, 6 Tampines Street 92 #01-19, Singapore 528893 (Beside Tampines Safra)
P.S. Staying in KL? Check out these 5 amazing women-only gyms!
2.Mom In BalanceCredit: @mominbalancesingapore for Instagram
We know mummies and moms-to-be have a hard time juggling their time, and sometimes you might forget to take care of your well-being! This is where Mom In Balance comes in. Their training takes place at various parks around Singapore, so you’ll be enjoying the greenery and fresh air while burning those calories.
All of their exercises are catered to mothers at different stages of their pregnancies so that you can have a smooth and safe delivery! You will be in the great hands of experienced female trainers, so you and your baby will be just fine. If you’re unsure, you can always have a free trial session! All you have to do is use the code MOMFREE when you’re checking out.
Opening hours: Various workout timings here
Address: Multiple outlets
3.Van Lee FitnessCredit: @vanleefitness for Instagram
If you’re looking to build up some muscle strength, combat sports is the way to go, and the most popular one gaining traction here is Muay Thai! What’s even better is that you can learn it at Van Lee Fitness, the first, all-female Muay Thai gym in Singapore! You can even have the opportunity to train under founder and professional Muay Thai coach, Vanessa Lee, an ex-SAF trainer who will teach how to build-self defence skills, core muscle strength and tone up your body, all while looking super cool. Do note that bookings are needed for all classes to facilitate safety restrictions.
Opening hours: Mon-Fri; 6pm to 10pm | Sat-Sun; 10am to 2pm | Closed on Fridays
Address: Flagship Studio (30A Pagoda Street)
4. Contours ExpressCredit: Contours Express
If you’re just looking to squeeze in a quick workout session that’s nearby your home, Contours Express is definitely a gym you have to try! Apart from being an only-females gym with traditional gym equipment offered, their 9 outlets are conveniently located in the housing areas of Singapore, so you wouldn’t have to spend more time rushing about, and missing your workout.
You could try some of the many programmes offered too! One interesting one caught our eye: A full body workout in just 29 minutes with their circuit training session! Sometimes, that’s all we need to clock in our daily and necessary workout time.
Opening hours: Various timings
Address: Multiple stores
5. Her TribeCredit: @hertribe.sg for Instagram
So maybe going for an intense, core-burning workout after work is just … too much. We get you! Her Tribe offers a range of holistic fitness classes that can help you relieve your work stresses and get you centered! You could try their aroma yoga classes, which combine the sequencing of the yoga poses and the choice of essential oils to help you relax and unwind. If you’ve got a little more energy to spare, a popular yoga class you can try out is their aerial yoga sessions. It combines elements of yoga, pilates and dance while you hang mid-air in a hammock. If you are just starting to dip your feet into the fitness scene, these classes will be great for you as they cater to beginners as well! By the way, this place is Hijab-friendly!
Opening hours: Mon-Wed (12.30pm-9pm); Thurs (12.30pm-8.30pm); Sat (10am-4pm); Sun (10am-1pm); closed on Fridays
Address: 329A Joo Chiat Road, Singapore 427586
Encore is a Muay Thai gym that was founded to make the traditionally masculine sport more accessible to women. If you like to work up a sweat there are multiple training features that range in different forms to help introduce you to the martial arts while helping you reach your fitness goals! You can even book a FREE trial which lets you get a body analysis to see if you're willing to commit to a monthly membership.
Address: 452A Joo Chiat Road, Singapore 427665
Opening hours: Mon-Fri; 12.30pm - 8pm | Sat-Sun; 9.30am - 2pm (Saturdays & Sundays) |
Membership Fees: From S$188 per month
7. The Eaqlia Studio
If you want to get fitter but need a little more push to keep you going, then The Eaqlia Studio is the gym for you! This gym focuses on building communities of like-minded individuals who can motivate each other. Take part in classes that can encourage you to keep active! from pre and post-natal classes to personal training!
Address: Ark @ Gambas, 7 Gambas Crescent #09-15, Singapore 757087
Opening hours: Mon; 7pm - 9.15pm | Tue-Thu; 10am - 9.15pm | Fri; 3pm - 9.15pm | Sat; 9am - 12pm | Sun; 9am - 10am
Membership fees: List of passes can be found here
8. Ark Liv
For a women's only gym that has it all, Ark Liv, is the place to be! Get access to all the Ark Liv outlets islandwide when you sign up which means that you'll be able to work out wherever you are (as long as there's an Ark Liv near you). From quick and high-intensity workouts to mindful practices, our selection of classes will keep you on track to attaining your fitness goals!
Address: 1 Pasir Ris Cl, #02-339 E! Avenue, Singapore 519599
Opening hours: Open daily; 8am - 10pm
Membership fees: From $120 per month
9. Lava Yoga
Want to work up a sweat in other forms of cardio? Lava Yoga specialises in (you guessed it) yoga fitness! Feel the stress leave your body and ease your mind as you move your body into various poses to the in line with the soothing acoustic music. Don't be afraid to go all out! Lava Yoga is known for its intensive hot yoga sessions after all, it's not called Lava Yoga for nothing.
Address: Great World 1 Kim Seng Promenade #02-102/103, Singapore 237994
Opening hours: Mon-Fri; 8am - 10pm | Sat-Sun; 9am - 6pm
Membership fees: From $198 per month
Keeping fit is one of the best ways to stay healthy, and we know that it’s difficult, but it will definitely be a very exciting and fulfilling experience for you! Make 2023 YOUR year!