The gym where women can take off their hijab
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Gym class where Muslim women can take off their hijabs

When 19-year-old Hafsah wanted to start working out she found it hard to find a suitable class.

She wears a hijab but wanted to remove it when she exercised.

As part of her faith, she chooses to wear the headscarf in front of men who aren't her relatives

Hafsah started a women's-only gym class in Southampton, so she and other women can exercise without having to worry about the headscarf.

The class attracts up to 15 women each week, including non-Muslims.

Video journalist: Sarah Bassett

  • 30 May 2019
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