So you want to burn away the fats that are slowing you down whenever you are chasing after the bus in the morning, or you want to strengthen your muscles so that you can join your friends on a hiking trip up Mount Rinjani, or you simply want to follow the Sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad s.a.w. to take care of the bodies that Allah has granted to us by way of exercising… but you don’t know where to begin, especially because you feel uncomfortable when you hit the male-dominated gym. Well I have good news for you! As a healthy lifestyle is gaining traction here in Singapore, a number of fitness groups that specially cater to our hijab-wearing sisters have popped up. Here are a few for you to consider!
Fitness Groups Hijabis Can Join in Singapore
1. Fitness4Muslimah (F4M)
Source: @fitness4muslimah on Facebook
F4M was founded and is run by Nura Ahmad, a former colon cancer survivor and a certified Yoga and Stott Pilates instructor. A firm believer in the benefits of yoga, Nura regularly conducts all-women, hijab-friendly yoga classes at Jurong East, Admiralty and Eunos. Her classes don’t only serve as a platform to make the ancient practice of yoga more accessible to Muslim women for their physical benefit. She aims to use yoga as a means of psychological and emotional therapy and to also encourage her students to be better Muslimahs
2. The Eaqlia Studio
Source: @theeaqliastudio on Facebook
The Eaqlia Studio is a Muslimah-friendly fitness studio located at Yishun. It conducts fitness classes ranging from yoga to zumba to abs-training, all of which are of course run by women and at affordable rates. They also organise flea markets for online businesses, and even offer aromatherapy massages and facial treatments!
3. Nawal Haddad Fitness
Source: @funfitfabulouswithnawal on Facebook
Besides yoga and Zumba, Nawal Haddad offers hijab-friendly also offers bellydancing (yes, bellydancing!) and piloxing classes. Piloxing is a cardio workout that combines standing pilates, boxing and dancing. Hmm! Nawal Haddad Fitness sure sounds like a dance company that is keen on making you burn those post-Eid lontong and kuih tart away!
Well, now we know where to head to after Hari Raya! Do you know of other hijab-friendly fitness groups?