How joining a women-only gym can improve your health and wellbeing
Looking for a safe workout space without the noise and pressure of a standard gym?
More and more women are joining dedicated women-only gyms so they can work on
their health and fitness goals in a supportive environment. Here’s what to look for in a
women only gym.
What’s different about a women-only gym?
We all know that regular exercise can work wonders for your health. It’s not just about
losing weight or how you look in your favourite clothes. Exercise also has proven
benefits for your emotional wellbeing, heart health, hormones and building confidence.
But traditional gyms aren’t built for women. Many women find big gyms intimidating,
overwhelming, and stressful – not to mention far too noisy! Women-only gyms are
fitness spaces designed to be comfortable and welcoming for all women.
Safe workout space
In a women-only gyms, you can be confident that the only people there will be women.
You don’t need to explain why you’d rather workout around women. We understand that
you simply feel safer and more relaxed in a female environment. Many women-only
gyms will even have female-only coaches, personal trainers, and front of house staff.
Many women need a specific style of encouragement and motivation when it comes to
their bodies. A women-only gym will provide the kind of support that helps women thrive
on a physical and emotional level.
Fear of judgement is a big barrier to working out for many women. At women’s gyms
like ours, you can be assured a judgement-free zone. You’ll meet all ages, sizes, and
shapes of women here, and we’ve all been on the journey of life. Nobody judges
anybody else (although we do all quietly cheer each other on!)
Calm, energising atmosphere
Yes, the gym needs to be motivating. But that doesn’t mean loud, pounding music or the
crashing of weights on the floor. At our women-only gym we keep the atmosphere calm
and gentle, to nourish our frazzled nervous systems.
Designed for women’s bodies
If you go to a regular gym, you’ll find that lots of the weights machines and fitness
equipment are designed for men’s bodies. At a women’s gym like ours, the equipment,
layout, and changing pods are made for women. Because women are the ones who will
be using it!
5 benefits of being at a women-only gym
1. Women’s fitness sessions and personal training for women
Workout with women who share the goals of being kind, understanding and respectful.
Share fitness sessions, small group personal training, or have one-to-one personal
training with a female coach.
2. Female trainers, instructors and coaches
3. A safe, female-friendly space for women to move and workout
Find a women’s gym that makes you feel relaxed and supported so you feel safe to
challenge yourself with compassion.
4. Gym equipment designed for women of all ages
Why should you have to use equipment designed for men (that’s just been used by
men!) Our gym is made for women - even the temperature is designed to support
women going through menopause!
5. Opening hours that cater for busy women’s schedules
Women-only gyms like ours have opening hours that take into account childcare, school
runs, full time and part time work schedules. We want to help you build fitness into the
structure of your week so it becomes a sustainable habit.
What to expect when you join a women’s gym
When you reach out to your local women only gym, you should expect a friendly and
personal reply inviting you along for a chat and tour of the space. Don’t feel rushed or
pressured to join up. Take your time looking around and ask as many questions as you
What to look for in a great women-only fitness space
Joining a gym is a significant investment, and your conversations should reflect that. It
should feel ‘right’ and tick all your boxes. Think about your likes and goals (or look for
help if you don’t know what they are yet.) Consider the kind of movement you enjoy
(classes, group training, 1-on-1 personal training?) Check the opening hours and
timetable so you know it suits your schedule. Do you need parking spaces or close
proximity to public transport? Will you be showering at the gym? Ultimately - do you feel
like this gym will be a good addition to your life?
Women-only gyms in south London
Once you find a women-only gym that ticks all your boxes and feels like home, you will
start making incredible changes to your health and wellness. If you’re looking for a
women-only gym in south London, drop us a line. Our women-only gym in Brockley is a
welcoming, safe workout space for women.