Women are from Venus

Salina Shaffique who runs women-only gym Venus Fitness at Dalhousie Business Park and is holding a "Fittest Woman" competition at the gym in November. Pic taken 25/9/17
Salina Shaffique who runs women-only gym Venus Fitness at Dalhousie Business Park and is holding a "Fittest Woman" competition at the gym in November. Pic taken 25/9/17

A female-only gym in Bonnyrigg is holding a ‘fittest woman’ competition, calling for local ladies to take part.

The Venus Fittest Woman event, testing entrants on their strength and endurance, takes place at the Venus Fitness Studio at Dalhousie Business Park on November 5, with the winner picking up six one-to-one sessions worth £240.

Salina Shaffique who runs women-only gym Venus Fitness at Dalhousie Business Park

Salina Shaffique who runs women-only gym Venus Fitness at Dalhousie Business Park

Salina Shaffique started her women-only gym two years ago and is looking forward to its first such event.

She said: “It’s what we are all about. The girls like to get quite competitive so I thought it would be good to do it officially in this environment.

“Anyone can come along. It’s going to be a variety of events from strength to cardio. It’s a community we have tried to build here, especially in the classroom side of things.” To get involved call 07923323181 or email: info@venus-fitness.co.uk