Working Out in a Mixed Gym



Is it halachically permissible for a women to work out in a co-ed gym if she is fully dressed?





  1. If a woman is able to workout in a gym in a way that does not breach any of Hilchos Tznius – the laws of modesty – then it would be permissible to do so. Perhaps, however, there is more to the question than simply whether it is permissible according to Jewish Law or not. Possibly, a more pertinent way of phrasing the question might be: Why a believing Jew would want to put themselves into a situation that will expose them to a culture that is the antithesis of Judaism? When phrased like that, I think that the answer is clearly that they should not do so. Because the potential for spiritual damage is too great to take the chance.

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