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This Muslim teen started her own gym classes for women who wear hijabs

24 days ago   |   By Metro

Hafsah Sharif loves working out - but when she first started on her fitness journey she found it challenging because of her hijab.
The 19-year-old wanted to remove her hijab so she could work out, but she chooses to wear the headscarf in front of men who aren't her relatives - so gyms and fitness classes were tricky.
She knew that this problem was affecting other women in her community and she wanted to do something about it, so last year she set up women-only classes to provide a safe space for Muslim women to get fit comfortably.
‘My relationship with fitness and exercise began during a...
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