Nura Arabi – Nashata Ambassador

Strong yet sweet is who Nura Arabi is. A Canadian of Palestinian/Greek descent who resides in Abu Dhabi, Nura is full of positive energy inside out. This girl has broken many stereotypes. I first met Nura in 2016 when she came to Malaysia for a short visit tail end of Ramadhan. At that point, I admired her bravery for travelling alone from one country to another.

Nura Arabi finds Malaysia just like home.

We met again in Dubai early this year and she gave my daughter and I the best hospitality ever. My daughter will not forget the Camel Cookies she got us and I, on the other hand will never forget healthy meals and freshly-hand-squeezed orange juice she prepared for us while we were in Abu Dhabi.

FITNESS ++

To many, fitness is not just about building strength and ability to do headstands and push ups, but also eating healthy. But for Nura, it is beyond those. Her interest is rooted in research and development. She wants to help people to be better and that is aligned with what we do at Nashata – to empower women to have active lifestyle. A physical education (PE) teacher by profession, Nura instills the importance of discovery and growth as on-going process and she encourages students to see research activities central to daily life. At work, Nura teaches young children PE and swimming and every morning, she gives health tips for kids on Breakfast Club Show,  Pearl FM Radio 102.00, in UAE.

The Strength Within

SHE CARES & SHE SHARES

Strong and progressive, Nura cares a lot about building a healthy nation. She shares her views on how this can be achieved on newspaper, social media sites and podcasts. Her hard work and contribution in health promotion field was recognized and she was named as a Game Changer in GCC in the health promotion field. Hardworking and committed, Nura offers a lot of tips and knowledge to all.

Nurturing & Knowledgeable

Nurturing & Knowledgeable

SHE IS KNOWLEDGEABLE 

Teaching is in Nura’s blood. Her parents were teachers and her mother has been pivotal in her career and interest in fitness and education. After receiving her Masters in Education from Canada, Nura continues to read a lot and conduct researches pertaining to fitness and health.

You will never get tired of Nura.  Now, at 27, she is full of energy and has many fresh ideas. At dinner before she departed to Abu Dhabi, she told me about two things about keeping fit; Having the Knowledge and Willpower. Two of which you don’t hear much from others.

NURA – BREAKING STEREOTYPES

“I have heard about Nashata a while back but was a little skeptical (I have problems with online shopping) But when I checked everything in person, I fell in love. The material is light, breathable and will last you long. The black shirt I am wearing holds up to lulu lemon quality and can cross to a swim wear. ? The best part is the hijab. Fits like a glove around the head, the length stops at the neck ( doesn’t crumble under clothes) and very very light. You can literally take it anywhere and you can fit it in one of those coins purses”, says Nura on her Instagram/_ichallenger/

There will be more takeaways from energetic Nura, InsyaAllah, as she will be sharing her tips here at Nashata ! ?

Ladies-Only Fitness Program at ADTC, UK

Hailing from UK, Safiyyah Henderson, a 26 year old young mother in fitness started Athlelea’s Daugther’s Traning Club (ADTC), specially for women. Her goal is to empower and enriching women to optimal health. Prior to that, she won a regional award for her fitness classes.

Saffiyah understands the needs for women to enjoy fitness in privacy and in an-all-women environment.

A visionary young and fit Captain

So, in 2015 she founded ADTC where she offers club training, personal and online personal training, food plan and club training.  ADTC offers different types of cool club training programs: Superwoman Sculpted, Obstacle Circuit, Bootcamp and Core Crusher that cover different aspects in fitness.  Those who prefer personal touches can go for personal training. The price ranges from £40  to £50 per session or up to  £1,055 per plan.

Here’s for WonderWoman and SuperWoman. Suitable for a wannabe like me.

Managing healthy food intake is something many overlook. Sustaining fitness is beyond exercising and looking good. I have met a few ladies who think they need to eat more when they start to run or work out. To avoid such mistake, it is good to seek an expert advise.   ADTC offers food plan that includes e-book, meal ideas and recipes, food diary analysis, unlimited e-mail supports and tips to keep you balance and wholesome.

Follow their instagram account atheleasdaughters for healthy recipes @

So sisters, let’s get fitness plans rolling no matter where you are.
You can try out the online personal training plan if you don’t reside in the UK.   If you are local and want to look and feel better, join her 40 min session scheduled in Derby, UK next Monday 28th August 2017, 9:30am or contact Safiyyah at  Atheleasdaughter@outlook.com for online training.

Hooda Sports Hijab – A Design Innovation for Fit Hijabists

Hooda Sports Hijab was born to solve a few problems I personally faced while performing fitness activities. I wanted a hijab that does not flip when the wind blows or when I jump. Later when I started yoga, I realized how needful the hijab would be for certain poses that require inversion and backwards-bends

Even though you hardly hear others complaining about flipping hijab, 2 years ago, I believed this was a problem that needs solving. Solving this problem was not only for myself. This is because I wanted modest ladies and hijabists to perform fitness activities without boundaries. I wanted my sisters to be able to focus on their workout and not worry about their hijab flipping and not secured.

Hooda Sports HIjab

We put a lot of thoughts into our designs so that they suit modest active women. Thanks to design innovation, hard work, and perseverance Hooda Sports Hijab was conceptualized late last year and we made a few prototypes and tested its feasibility. Alhamdulillah, with the power of collaboration, determination and Allah’s grace, the Hooda Sports Hijab made its first debut on Facebook 28th February and was made available at nashata.com on February 29.

Little did we expect the Hooda Sports Hijab would go viral immediately with more than 2,400 shares. It was sold out within a day.

Hooda Hijab Viral

Hooda Hijab Went Viral on Social Media

What’s so special about the Hooda Sports Hijab?

 1. The Design

  • One piece – easy to wear
  • Optimum chest covering
  • Hijab that holds onto one’s body, giving full coverage on the front for the chest and back for the hair
  • Reflector logo to give you extra protection for night use
  • 2 options for forehead design ; awning or flat (fold the sides to for flat headband)
  • Modest back design that resembles a hoodie vest
  • Sizes available : M, L, XL, 2XL (latter 2 to be released 1st week of April 2016)
Hooda Sports Hijab

Hooda Sports Hijab : Charcoal Navy

 

Hooda Snow White

Mesh Fabric on the Back of Hooda Sports Hijab

2. The Fabric

  • Made of 3 different types of fabric that are lightweight and breathable
  • Combination of mesh microfibre fabric and spandex
  • A few shades of a color for easy match
  • Colors available : Snow White & Charcoal Navy
Fabric of Hooda Sports Hijab

Fabric of Hooda Sports Hijab

3. The Use

  • Running
  • Cycling
  • Netball
  • Racket-based games
  • Yoga
  • Zumba
  • Pilate
  •  Taekwondo
  • Activities that require a lot of movement and inversion
Wheel Pose in Hooda Sports Hijab
Wheel Pose in Hooda Sports Hijab

The price is RM89 / SG30 / USD22 only and we ship worldwide. All you need to do is pick your choice and shop at nashata.com

We advice use of a top made of lightweight material in the inside. We will come out with more colors, more innovative designs to give you practicality, comfort while performing sporting activities, less weight, good coverage and ease of mind! We are already making more designs in extension to the Hooda Sports Hijab. The design is currently in the process of Intellectual Property(IP) protection filing.

Nashata produces innovative products because we have awesome customers, so let’s continue to have conversations and make fitness super comfy and modest for our sisters.