Hitting up the gym could be one of the best solutions for women who want to commit to a healthier lifestyle. Since home exercise videos can be easily replaced by regular morning talk shows, it’s sometimes easier to just resort to nearby gyms to stay on track. However, not a lot of women like the idea of losing weight while being surrounded by men, who, are often more conscious about their figure. Many gyms cater to the needs of both males and females, but exclusive girls’ gyms hold certain advantages for women, which could ultimately give them better results.
Comfortable and Appropriate
All-women gyms provide the ideal space for workouts, without the disturbance of being approached or ogled at by men. The gym is to be treated as a place for doing workouts, and not as a dating venue. There are separate places and venues like a singles bar to find the right partner, and most women do not like to mix up the two activities. Therefore, if you want to concentrate on doing your workouts in peace, a gym with female-only members is a much better option. Secondly, when you are not in shape, it is much more embarrassing to do exercises in front of men. When the gym has female-only patrons and trainers, you can do your workouts more comfortably without being self-conscious, and put your mind behind the exercises.
Modern society is an amazing mix of different cultures, and there are women coming from conservative backgrounds. Such women find it highly inappropriate to exercise in front of men, and it clashes with their religious beliefs. The all-women gym provides the ideal environment for workouts, if you find yourself in such a predicament.
Customized to Specific Female Requirements
The programs and equipment available at an all-female gym are specially tailored for a woman’s physique and her specific needs. A woman’s body develops and works, in quite a different way than a male’s physique. Women-only gyms have specialized equipment that provide females the opportunity to do workouts catering to their specific needs. Particularly the hydraulic equipment are specially designed, so that they conform to a woman’s bodily contours, which ensure the correct body alignment during workouts.
In such gyms, the instructors are more knowledgeable about a woman’s body, and specific exercises and workout plans are drawn out, which are suitable for such a body. A woman doing workouts in such a gym needs not fear over-straining, and the risk of injury is exponentially reduced.
Women Partner Pushups
Small and Intimate
Co-ed gyms are huge, and one can feel lost in such an environment, particularly women. A women’s gym on the other hand is usually small-sized, and there is less likelihood of feeling out of place in such a set-up. Fewer members will also mean there is lesser time spent waiting for the use of exercise equipment, and that not only saves time, but reduces a great amount of stress as well. You also tend to be more intimate with other members, and form a closer relationship with the trainer.
Only a woman can best understand the problems faced by another woman, whether it is physical or emotional. The women-only gym provides the best support group you can imagine. You will already be struggling with being out of shape and overweight, and the right support can do wonders to your workout routines. You immediately start gaining confidence, and know that getting into shape is definitely within your reach. Other members of the gym would have gone through the same struggles you are facing, and you can always turn to them to clear your doubts and fears.
Considering the above points, all-female gyms are definitely more suitable for women, who want to get into shape, and stay fit. They provide the ideal environment for safe and peaceful workouts.
About the Author: Melissa Doran is currently working as a health adviser for patients who have undergone bariatric surgeries. She also does Bikram yoga during her spare time.