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5 Of The Best Female Only Gyms In Riyadh

It hasn’t been so long since Saudi Arabia allowed women to participate in sporting events and public fitness, such as joining cycling, racing, and equestrian and football clubs and more, these changes also came with the introduction of women’s only fitness clubs and facilities. The kingdom’s Vision 2030 plans have a strong focus on female empowerment and women all over the country have been getting active and fit by utilizing these specially designed facilities.

These are the top 5 in the capital of Riyadh you should know about…

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Nuyu is a contemporary and ultra-cool loft like gym situated in Riyadh’s Al Yasamien district. It is the ultimate fitness space that offers up group workouts such as Bodycombat and circuits, to Zumba, Boot Camp and Cross Fit classes.

Nuyu also features Holistic Studio, a calm space where you can integrate body, mind and spirit through practices such as yoga and pilates. There is also a spin studio that is high energy with upbeat music that also motivates you like no other. The gym also has state of the art equipment and weight lifting focused classes too. You can also purchase your workout gear from an in-house store that sells Pure Lime fitness apparel.

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Al Manahil

Al Manahil Ladies Center is located at the Diplomatic Quarters and is spread over two levels with views overlooking an outdoor tennis court. On the ground floor you can get your cardio workout done with hi-tech equipment and upstairs you’ll find the circuit and weight training area. Its class schedule offers Les Mills classes, such as Bodypump and Body Attack, as well as TRX, spinning, dance, pilates, and yoga. In addition, there are also Martial Art (Taekwondo) and Tennis classes, and members have access to the steam room and can sign up for water exercises and swimming lessons in the heated indoor swimming pool. The space also has a juice bar, spa, salon, boutique and restaurant.

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Curves is an infamous fitness and weight loss facility that promises to give you a complete work out in just 30 minutes. The Curves system is simple: It is circuit training using hydraulic resistance machines (set up in a circle), which is adjusted to your personal strength levels.

This special concept and work out helps effectively train and strengthen muscles while it reduces soreness and the potential for injury. When you join Curves, your weight and measurements are taken to create your personal record, which is updated with your monthly assessments so you can track your progress. Memberships also avail access to customized fitness and weight management programs and plans, and exclusive Curves nutritional products. Your membership will also give you access to any of the other 10,000 outlets in the world so you can get your workout in wherever you may be.

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Kore is a “fitness boutique” situated in the Al Khozama district in Riyadh that offers a unique spin to traditional gyms by providing a different approach to fitness. Two of the studios in the fitness space hold a variety of fun classes such as yoga, pilates, spinning, Zumba and belly dancing. Members have the option to choose from the gym’s mix and match packages that allow access to group classes or personal training packages for private one-on-one sessions. The gym also offers a circuit training program that involves the Milon machines which is a system of strength and endurance training, resulting in a short, yet focused, guided and well recorded work out as well as the Water Bike, which is an individual aqua-physiotherapeutic cycling system with 16 hydro massage jets to help reduce cellulite.

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Al Multaka Fitness Center

Al Multaka is the ultimate multi-faceted women’s only center dedicated to connecting the women of Riyadh with art, design, fashion, beauty and fitness all in a modern environment. Situated in the city’s Al Malaz district, Al Multaka Fitness Center promotes overall wellness through unique and innovative programs and services. Classes include certified Spinning, TRX, body combat and the popular Fight-do to, as well as numerous cross- training activities like mega dance, swimming and aqua aerobics classes. For lower impact, zen practices there are yoga, pilates and fit ball classes. Al Multaka is also a STOTT Pilates Certified fitness center and courses are given in a specialized studio using reformers and the latest 3-in-1 machines. Members can also indulge themselves in the spacious and fresh FontainBleu restaurant, in-house spa or beauty salon.

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