It appears that women in Saudi Arabia will soon be denied the right to work out in athletic clubs. Saudi officials have decided that there is only authority for men’s clubs to be operated and regulated in the Kingdom. Due to the strict separation of men and women, various clubs have started to tailor to women and those clubs now appear close to a shutdown.
Of course, you can only go to workout in Saudi Arabia if you can find a male to drive you since women are not allowed to drive. The General Presidency for Sport and Youth Welfare has announced that since it has only the authority over men’s gyms, women’s gyms cannot exist and women are not allowed to go to clubs with men. The result: the ultimate couch potato woman who is not allowed to leave the house without male supervision or to go to work out. This should put the fat back into fatwas.
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