Alimah Dhorat on the permissibility of women attending exercise classes accompanied by music

Religious Authority: 
Alimah Bint S. Dhorat

It would not be permissible for a woman to attend exercise or aerobics classes accompanied by music. The Prophet ... mentioned, "When singing girls and musical instruments becomes common, wait for red winds, earthquakes, the earth swallowing people, disfiguring and many more punishments." One can always find an alternative class whereby music is not played in the background or organize classes oneself.