Community and solace at a women's gym
'I heard about it because the ladies at my local mosque were really excited about the idea'
Good day members — today we have a lovely story by Mollie about a women-only gym. The piece shows how the idea came about and what it offers the women who go, but it also highlights how important exercise can be in people’s lives, particularly if they are going through a difficult time or suffering from poor mental health. We hear in particular from Sephina, one of the gym’s members, who says training has fortified her in a period of grief and loss.
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