Working out. It’s a love-hate relationship for many of us busy mamas, with its endorphin-inducing highs, yet time-consuming lows. With kids in tow, a household to manage, and work obligations for some, self care (and of course, pampering) usually falls to the bottom of our priority list. We make it easier for our readers to keep to the classic new years resolution of getting fit(ter) this year! Check out these female and mama-friendly workout venues in the Klang Valley:
Having your kids stuck to you 24/7 doesn’t have to spell the end of your group workouts! B Studios is a fitness concept run by mothers, for mothers- little ones are welcome in many of the classes offered, and can also stay entertained at the adjacent play corner. The workouts are safe and tailored to each mother for every stage of her journey – be it for a strong pregnancy, quick postpartum recovery or simply getting (and staying) fit!
Workout type: HITT, Yoga, Pilate, Prenatal, Postnatal, Cardio and Strength, Low Impact
SOPs: Windows are kept open for ventilation, air purifiers turned on in the centre, no walk-ins allowed, equipment and space are sanitised after every class
Contact: 012- 2069 974
Opening hours: Open when classes are running
Address: 42-2, Jalan Telawi, Bangsar Baru, 59100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
This community-based gym is dedicated to warrior women of any age and all walks of life, with workouts designed specifically for the female body. It aims to inspire every woman to be the best version of herself – a version that doesn’t conform to anyone’s expectation but her own. Definitely a safe space for working out and for mums to seek healthy guidance!
Workout type: Lean n Mean (Weights and Resistance Circuit), Booty Pump (Resistance Circuit for butts and thighs), Triple A (Low Impact Workout), Shred (Cardio)
SOPs: No walk-ins allowed
Opening hours: Monday to Friday 7am-9pm; Saturdays and PH 9am- 3pm; Closed on Sundays
Contact: 03- 6211 0677
Address: B-G-07, Gateway Corporate Suites, 1 Jalan Desa Kiara, Mont Kiara
Zenith Pilates is a boutique Pilates exercise studio, offering exercise classes in a calm, supportive and clean environment. Get lean, improve flexibility and develop balanced muscular strength with the various types of Pilates classes offered here.
Workout type: Pilates, Gyrotonic Prenatal, Postnatal, Rehab
SOP: Per government guidelines
Contact: 018-269 4933
Opening hours: Everyday, 7am-9pm
Address: No. L6, Verve Shops, 2A, Jalan Kiara 5, Mont Kiara, 50480 Kuala Lumpur
Phillip Wain is a luxury holistic wellness chain established in Hong Kong in 1977, made exclusively for women. It covers beauty, wellness, fitness, gym and health ,all in one convenient space. Join a fitness class or work out at the fully equipped gym (with equipment made specifically for women), then treat yourself right after to a massage or facial (Why not? Some of us need the incentive to get started on our fitness regime!).
Workout type: Yoga, Pilates, Gyrotonic and yrokinesis, TRX, Aerial Yoga, Step 2 It, Metafit, Yoga, Zumba, Personal Training
SOPs: Max of 10 participants per group class, max of 5 participants in the gym, no walk ins allowed
Contact: 03-2202 0055 / 011-1226 4413
Opening hours: Monday to Fridays, 7am- 9pm; Saturday, 7am to 6pm; Sunday, 11am to 6pm, Public Holidays, 10am-7pm
Address: KL ECO City, Level 2, Mercu 2, No. 3, Jalan Bangsar, KL ECO City, 59200 Kuala Lumpur
Prana Yoga provides a safe, nurturing and challenging practice for both adults (and kids) from all walks of life. It is also Malaysia’s first and only Yoga Alliance International Registered Prenatal Yoga School, and the first to devote daily Karma Yoga as a spirit of service. Certified teachers lead small groups, so yogis can have an oasis of peace and tranquility, experience inner and outer rejuvenation, and holistic living.
Workout type: Yoga, Pilates, Prenatal and Postnatal, Kids Yoga, Yoga Therapeutics
SOPs: No walk-ins allowed, students to bring their own mats, towels and water
Contact: 012- 9764 866
Opening hours: Open daily when classes are running
Address: Pusat Kreatif Kanak Kanak Tuanku Bainun, 48 Jalan Tun Mohd Fuad, Taman Tun Dr. Ismail, 60000, Kuala Lumpur
My Addict Fitness
My Addict Fitness is a five-concept-under-one-roof, ladies only, fitness studio providing rehab, physio, yoga, functional workouts and boxing. Have an achy back from bending too often over the cot? Twisted your arm while trying to buckle a reluctant toddler into the car seat? (Ah, the many injuries sustained by taking care of our precious little ones!) Try signing up for a one-on-one personal/rehab training for a customised workout plan. When all is well, simply join their diverse range of group classes for an overall healthy workout.
Workout type: Fitness Boxing, TRX Suspension Training, Circuit Training, all types of Yoga (including BOSU and aerial yoga), Core, Prenatal, Postnatal
SOPs: Per government guidelines
Contact: 017- 543 1688
Opening hours: Monday to Fridays, 7.30am- 9pm; Saturday and Sunday, 7.30am- 5pm
Address: H-1-15 , Plaza Arkadia ,Jalan Intisari Perdana , 52200 Desa Park City
TRIBE Boxing Studio
For women who pack a punch! Lose yourself in the beat of the music – with a surround-sound music system to heighten senses, mixed in with an exhilarating group boxing workout regime, designed to enable boxers to go at their own pace. Elevate your heart rate with a rush of fun in TRIBE’s signature rave cave. For the time-pressed mama who would like to experience the pumping workout from the comfort of your home, virtual boxing classes are available here too.
Workout type: Boxing (Group and Personal)
SOPs: Boxing bags and gloves cleaned and sanitised after every class
Contact: 03 6411 7406/ 03 7625 9910
Opening hours: Open when classes are running
Address: TRIBE Arcoris- Lot LG5-3 Arcoris Mont Kiara, No. 10 Jalan Kiara; Tribe Tropicana Gardens Mall- Level 3&3A, Center Court, No. 2A, Persiaran Surian, Tropicana Indah, 47810 Petaling Jaya
Here’s to a healthier and happier 2022 ahead, #makchicmumtribe!