If you want to get through workouts without having someone chat you up or just prefer exercising in a women-only environment, here are the best female-friendly gyms in KL to help you stay fit.
Named after the word for ‘brave’ or ‘warrior’ in the Hawaiian language, KOA Fitness is a women-only gym that aims to help boost the everyday woman’s courage and confidence through fitness. The gym offers group classes, workouts designed specifically for women (weight training, HIIT, cardio, etc), and trainers available on hand at all times. There are also personalised fitness programmes like ‘Bride-To-Be’, ‘Hot Momma’ ‘SHH (Stronger, Healthier, Happier)’ and more.
Using hydraulic pressure machines targeting hard-to-tone areas (glutes, inner thighs!), the strength and cardio circuit workout programme at Curves is specifically designed for women. It’s a brilliant idea: it’s quick (you spend 30 seconds on each machine, completing the whole workout in 30 minutes); it’s fun (members work out in a circle on alternating machines, with a coach in the centre); and results can be seen clearly (apart from going through monthly body composition analyses, members are also given a personal coaching system in the form of the CurvesSmart ID card to keep track of daily performance levels). We’re sold already. Various locations including TTDI, Wangsa Maju and Bukit Damansara.
Run on treadmills in peace at this luxury women-only gym. All 20,000 square feet of space is dedicated to womenfolk – a healthy food bar, sauna, aerobic classes and even private massage rooms. The facials come highly recommended. There's also another outlet at Starhill Gallery.