Muslim Women Support Women-Only Gyms
by Sara Schreiber / May 23, 2014
...“Some women just don’t want to be around men when they break a sweat. They could be Muslim or Orthodox Jewish, or sexual abuse survivors. It’s their decision...it’s part of the flexibility and fluidity of the American culture,” says Lee Mozena, fitness instructor and owner of Zena Wellness. Mozena teaches Nia and yoga part-time in community settings and in her home studio to Seattle’s Muslim population...
“When exercising women are very aware of their body and weight...and perhaps headscarf. They wonder, will I feel exposed? That’s a lot to deal with on top of getting a workout,” says Mozena. Read the full article here.