Sick of Harassment, One Woman Just Created Uganda’s First Female-Only Gym

Mildred Apenyo was told that a woman who lifts weights isn’t sexy—her business is out to prove otherwise.

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Health and fitness might be on the rise in Uganda, but for many women, heading to the gym can mean having to put up with harassment and discrimination at predominantly male establishments. For 25-year-old Mildred Apenyo, the unwanted attention—and opinions—from men at traditional gyms was getting so tiring that she decided to open FitcliqueAfrica, Uganda’s first women-only gym.

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