Written by Melanie Gervasi on 03.02.14

Getting a couple of days per week in at the gym is an essential part of today’s health conscious woman’s routine. Women’s gyms offer exclusive access only to women, and as a result provide the privacy and comfort many of them seek. Here are some Montreal options for those of you girls having trouble finding the right gym.

United Gym Pour Elle

United Gym Pour Elle, located in Montreal Saint-Leonard, holds multiple classes throughout the day. These classes are separated into beginner, intermediate and advanced levels. The class types range from basic aerobics, to yoga, spinning, Zumba and Latin dance. Membership prices are extremely affordable and once obtained, grant you access to their second location, a mixed gym on Metropolitain Boulevard E, Saint Leonard.

9215 Langelier, St-Léonard, QC H1P 3K9 ‎
(514) 321-6340


Scattered in multiple locations throughout the city, Curves offers a number of services to their clients including meal and fitness plans. Curves Fitness Centers are typically oriented towards a complete 30-minute exercise program, where women spend fixed amounts of times per station. Different training programs are made available such as their Curves Complete, Curves Circuit with Zumba and Curves Smart.

Energy Cardio Pour Elle

Energy Cardio centers are scattered throughout the city with many of them reserved only for women. Membership benefits include access to any gym in the city. Energy cardio has also taken mothers into consideration by creating a free of charge childcare center. Along with personal training programs and group classes, training events are offered throughout specific times of the year including their Défi Cardio 25 Heures, Kilo Cardio challenge and more.

Fitness Cardio Femmes

Fitness Cardio Femmes is a private and friendly little gym. Fully equipped with cardio and weight machines, the gym also offers women a variety of classes to fit today’s modern woman’s busy schedule. Children group classes are also offered two days a week. Memberships are affordable and specialty promotions go beyond pricing by offering free services such as an hour of personal training.

6963 St Hubert, Montréal, QC H2S 2N1 ‎
(514) 227-3332

Gold’s Gym

Though the gym grants access to both men and women, it reserves a private and secluded, fully equipped women’s section, which is made accessible directly through the changing room. The facilities also include a full-sized pool as well as a daycare service. The children are also given the opportunity to participate in children’s group classes.

3131 Boulevard de la Côte-Vertu, Saint-laurent, QC H4R 1Y8 ‎
(514) 543-4363

Monster Gym

Open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year – yes even on holidays – Monster gym is a mixed gym that also contains a women’s only section. Monster Gym is an enormous facility and offers many services, like a physiotherapy practice Cappino Physiotherapy and Wellness Center, a yoga and fitness centre by the name of Cielo, a boxing center (and yes they have tailored group classes for women as well as children) called Grant Brothers and a health deli, Le Bistro Fit, where they can prepare your meals for the week. Monster Gym also has a pool and Jacuzzi although that section is mixed .

2101, Rte Trans-Canada, Dorval, QC H9P 1J1, Canada ‎
(514) 421-0014

Studio Missfit

Crossfit has recently turned into a huge craze.  Thankfully there is one crossfit gym that caters to a woman-only clientele: Studio Missfit. At Studio Missfit sports drills and exercises are combined into 30 to 45 minute workouts. Women come together under one roof to encourage each other throughout each intense exercise with the support of coaches. Mothers are invited to bring their children to specific classes designed especially for them.

3655 Bd St Laurent, Montréal, QC H2X 2V6 ‎
(514) 419-5658

Fit For Life

With subscription at this gym, women also gain access to the women’s only section reserved for them on the second floor. The Fit For Femme program and studios include women only group classes as well as cardio and weight machines. The classes include zumba, yoga and aerobic courses and some are uniquely designed to incorporate machines to improve cardio and overall muscle conditioning.  Fit for Life also offers daycare services.

7503 Boulevard Saint-Laurent, Montréal, QC H2R 1W9 ‎
(514) 271-5000

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