Women-only gyms can offer a comfortable and refreshing space to work on your health and fitness in the company of like-minded women. Whether you want one-on-one training from a female trainer who can help you become the healthiest and strongest version of yourself, or you'd rather stick your headphones in and focus on yourself surrounded by fellow females, women-only gyms offer a space safe to do just that. Here's our guide to women-only gyms where fitness classes and fully-equipped gyms will ensure you're feeling empowered with every rep.
Guide to women-only gyms in London
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Women-only gyms in London
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Empowering women since the '30s
This community-led gym between The Shard and Southwark works with a team of friendly, welcoming instructors to create a safe space for women to get fit. They've been empowering women since they were established in 1932 via a range of exercise classes, a swimming pool and a selection of gym equipment. There's also a café for refuelling post-workout, stocking seasonal dishes, coffee, juices and protein shakes.
A safe space for women to lift weights
StrongHer in Bethnal Green promises a safe and welcoming space to train in comfort and confidence. Whether you’re just starting or you’re a seasoned gym-goer, you can get stuck into your training surrounded by other women who are there to empower and uplift you. It started out as a women-only dumbbell class, and there remains a focus on weight training. There's also a fully equipped gym which is available for all to use.
A timetable of empowering classes
This women-only fitness club in Wandsworth is the first of its kind in the area. It houses a fully kitted gym with ample equipment and a timetable of epic and empowering classes. Get your sweat on at one of their fast-paced HIIT classes, try boxing, or give the art of barre a go. They also put an emphasis on supporting women that are going through menopause and pre- and post-natal stages.
Affordable fitness for all
You'll find women-only workout spaces at some of Fitness4Less' branches. It's all about affordable, accessible fitness here, empowering everyone to be the fittest and strongest versions of themselves. Use the open gym, where they have all the equipment you need to work on your strength or work up a sweat at their fitness classes. Get stuck into HIIT, spinning, yoga or Zumba, among all their other motivating classes.
A boutique bolthole for kick-ass women
This boutique gym in Clapham is dedicated to leaving diet culture and comparison behind, allowing women to focus on building their strength and confidence in a safe space. It's committed entirely to empowering women, providing an area for them to learn to lift weights, enjoy small group training or get stuck into a one-on-one personal training session.
Martial arts space for women
Safari MMA was the first women-only martial arts club in the country. It's now so in-demand that it runs classes all over the city. Women can train in Muay Thai and kickboxing here, with sessions held in a supportive safe space. Whether you're new to this training or you've got experience, there's a session on the timetable that'll suit you.