A borough gym is opening a new space to help "women feel at ease while working out".

Total Fitness in Whitefield will launch "The Women’s Gym" tomorrow, Monday, January 8.

The space will include lockers, toilets, and relaxation areas for a holistic and seamless workout experience.

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The concept was created after interviews with more than 150 women with a range of fitness needs and attitudes.

Overall, the management “listened to thousands of women" through its research.

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Staff have received training so they can advise and guide women through life stages including how menstrual cycles, childbirth and menopause or perimenopause can affect fitness and exercise needs.

It will also be expanding its range of educational content and digital workouts, allowing members to access information and workouts at home.

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Sophie Lawler, CEO of Total Fitness, said: “We’re delighted to bring the launch of The Women’s Gym to the women of Whitefield.

“Our mission as a company is to help all members of the communities, we serve to be able to find their own fitness journey.

"The Women’s Gym is a statement to women that we take their needs seriously.

“We listened to thousands of women through our research and spoke to many of them directly, to design a space that helps women feel at ease while working out.

“A space to build confidence, elevate progression and enjoy a full, uninterrupted workout no matter the occasion, frame of mind or life stage.

“Our private and purpose-built spaces help enable exactly that- allowing women to take control of their fitness journeys and perform at their best, whatever their best means to them.

“The Women's Gym aligns with Total Fitness's overarching promise to provide spaces and opportunities so members can achieve more than they thought possible.”

The space is a separate facility from Total Fitness’ existing club, accessible on a pay-as-you-go basis or as a "bolt-on" to an existing membership.