Health officials in Saudi Arabia have shut down one of the only fitness centers for women in the country. Apparently, it's not enough to restrict what Muslim women can wear during workouts; in Saudi Arabia, it's outright illegal for women to exercise in public. According to the Independent:
Although health officials have repeatedly blamed the high rates of heart disease and diabetes in the kingdom on poor diets and lack of exercise, health authorities said women's fitness centres were not allowed. "Anyone who violates regulations governing the running of health facilities would be punished severely because this involves people's health," Jeddah health official Muhammed Abdul Jawad told the English-language Arab News.This makes my head hurt.