20 Arms Workouts – No Equipment Needed (Indoors or Outdoors)

Dear Sisters,

In this video, I share 20 Arm workouts that will help your arms stay strong and toned. You can do those workouts ANYTIME and ANYWHERE.
– NO EQUIPMENT NEEDED 
– NO GYM NEEDED
All you need is your energy and some space.

How can you put those workouts into use?
Pick 5 of the workouts, repeat each move 10-15 time, then do 3 sets of all.

WORKOUT CLOTHES DETAILS:

Sports Hijab:
– Hooda Ellips Sports Hijab in Black
– Hooda Hijab for Dry and wet use with Zipper in Beige
– Raazglove in Grey
(I like to keep my sports hijabs under my clothes. This is just my preference)

Modest Sports Tops:
– Athleisure Top in Purple
– Ultra Top Galaxy Collection II in Pink
– Ultra Top Galaxy Collection in Beige
– Azza Topltic in Blue

Pants: 
– Jasmine Pants

Share with me if you do any of those workouts.
let me know if you have any questions or request specific workout videos.

Use Code “NURA’ for 10% discount from nashata.com

Keep It Healthy
Nura 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amina Sports Hijab and Amin Extended Sports Hijab

This year, Nashata is producing more new products that mirror modesty for sportswomen. They are Amina Sports Hijab and Amin Extended Hijab. These two hijabs share very much the same purpose that is to cater for modest sportswomen to do activities. Looking at both with a single glance, the most visible disparity you can see between these two is the design.

Amina Sports Hijab (left) and Amin Extended Sports Hijab (right)

Both Amina Sports Hijab and Amin Extended Sports Hijab offers a simple and neat look for sportswomen. They both are suitable for tall and large women as they are both long and wide and provide good chest covering.

You can check out this table for a better comparison.
(Click on picture)

Amina and Amin Extended Hijab up-close.

  • Blue.
  • Grey.
  • Gold.
  • Grips securely on face.

Amina and Amin Extended stays comfy and secure on your head even when you go for a sprint!

Jeri Villareal: The Hijabi Iron Woman

Jeri Villareal is a modest and committed triathlete from St. Louis, Missouri. Working in the Information Technology Service Lead, this incredible 41 year-old mother is also an urban farmer. Her races usually include three continuous and sequential endurance disciplines which are swimming, cycling and running or better known as triathlon.

Nashata team regularly received Jeri’s pictures on Instagram account, @nashatadotcom wearing Hooda Sports Hijab while competing in her triathlon events. After following her account @modestlytri.ing for some time we knew that she is one of the amazing sportswomen that could inspire people to live with passion. Let’s follow our interview to learn more about Jeri’s incredible journey.

N: Nashata
J: Jeri

“I hadn’t ridden a bike in over 20 years.”

N: Do you remember your first triathlon? Tell us how you became a triathlete.
J: My very first triathlon was a small local race. It consisted of a 300 yard pool swim, 20 mile bike and 4 mile run. My swim was somewhat slow but steady but I got on my bike and was able to pass a couple of people. Unfortunately, I missed the turn off and ended riding an additional 4 miles. I was so upset but ended up continuing on to the run and finish last. I learned to always review the course before the race. There is nothing worse than getting lost during a competition.

N: What inspires you to become a triathlete?
J: I first started running. Running was something that I never thought I would be any good at. However, I used it as a way to ward off depression that developed for me in the short days of the winter months. Running outside made me happy and in the cool months, my hijab was comfortable. It was a great fit. I found that the more I ran, the better I became and I progressed from running in my neighbourhood, to running a 5K then 10K and half marathons. One day a friend of my family asked me if I had ever considered triathlon. I told her I hadn’t ridden a bike in over 20 years. However she told me that if she could compete at age 60, surely I could compete. I took up the challenge and learned to ride a bike and worked on my swim stroke. 7 months later, I competed in my first triathlon.

N: Where do you usually train?
J: I train at my local gym and also I created a workout room in my basement so there is no excuse for missing my training. I have a treadmill, a bike trainer, rowing machine, resistance bands and weights.

N: Did you have a coach when you first participate in your first triathlon event?
J: At the time of my first event. I did not have a coach. However, I did get a coach soon afterwards.

N: How different is it to train by yourself and with a coach for the event?
J: It is so helpful to train with a coach because they can see the small things that you do that could cause injury or they can make changes to your form so that you are more effective. Also they can give you specific exercises or workout to help improve your particular limitation to help your reach your personal goals quickly.

N: Which is the hardest part of triathlon?
J: For me, it’s open water swim. Especially in a lake. It make me a bit anxious when all I see is darkness in the water. I learned to overcome that fear by swimming in the pool with my eyes closed and only open my eyes when taking a breath. That exercise helps me relax once I get into the murky waters of a lake.

N: How do you tackled getting out of a wetsuit quickly? Is it an issue for a hijabis triathlete?
J: While many triathlons have “wetsuit strippers”, kind volunteers that will assist you in getting out of your wetsuit quickly. I avoid their help with the wetsuit. Their good intentions could result in uncovering more than of your body than you would want. I use a two-piece wetsuit consisting of pants with bibs and then a wetsuit top that goes over that. When I was exiting the water, I can unzip and remove the top without concern of revealing anything and I take the bib straps off of my shoulders. By the time I get to transition, I just have to roll down the pants and slip them over my feet. To me, the two-piece wetsuit is not only easy to get in and out of, it also is less constricting over your chest which can be helpful for those that feel chest constriction with traditional wetsuits.

“The hijab that has truly given me so much freedom in my life.”

N: As a Muslim triathlete who wears a hijab, have you ever experienced bitter moments where people would be prejudice about your religion? Do share your story with us.
J: The triathlon community is a very kind one in general. However I think a very well-meaning woman made a comment that she has seen me at several triathlons and she always “felt sorry for me” because I seems so uncomfortable. I didn’t even know how to respond. The last thing I expected was anyone to pity me for the chose that I made as a Muslim woman to wear hijab. The hijab that has truly given me so much freedom in my life. The comment sat with me for a long time and it really did affect me. I feel sorry for her that she didn’t understand the beauty of hijab.

“A quick conversation upfront can keep you from having a frustrating conversation with race officials on race day.”

N: What is your advice to the other Muslim women who are participating in triathlon event?
J: Speak to the race director to ensure that they are aware that will be competing fully covered. There are sometimes rules about how much of your body you can cover. A quick conversation upfront can keep you from having a frustrating conversation with race officials on race day. You do not need to ask “permission” to practice your religion. This conversation is simply to educate those that may not understand why they can’t write your race number on your leg or your arm. Or why you must cover your legs and arms during the swim when wetsuits are not allowed.

N: When is your upcoming event?
A: I just finished Ironman Cartagena 70.3 on December 3rd. That was my last event of the year. In 2018, I look forward to the local St. Louis Triathlon Olympic distance occurring in May. Later in the summer there is Ironman Steelhead 70.3 and Ironman Brazil 70.3

N: How is your diet like today? Was it different with what you usually have before being a triathlete?
J: Today I follow a fairly paleo diet. I enjoy eating lots of vegetables, some low-sugar fruits, meats and healthy fats but only consume ancient and sprouted grains sparingly me. Sweets are my weakness and I avoid sugar while training for a race. I usually tighten my diet 8 weeks from race day. Before becoming a triathlete I ate so much sugar. It was in everything and I didn’t even realize it. I was always a lover of green leafy vegetables though.

N: Describe the training process for a triathlon. How did you prepare–both mentally and physically?
J: Training for a triathlon means training for 3 sports. Additionally, as an athlete over 40 years old, it is vital to incorporate recovery into my schedule. I have 2-3 weekly swim workouts, 2-3 run workouts and 2-3 bike workouts. One of the workout will be either a speed or strength building workout like hill training or interval speed work. Also one of the workout will be endurance-based like a long run (5+ miles), a long bike (20+ miles) or a straight swim (2,000+ yards). I also do yoga twice per week for recovery and weight training twice per week.
During a heavy training load, 10 hours or more a week, I tend to get deep tissue massages. I also have tried alternative recovery techniques to combat inflammation such as cryotherapy and relaxing in an infrared sauna.

“I wear my Nashata Hooda Sports hijab while biking and running. It is thin and lightweight while keeping me dry.”

N: What do you wear for your triathlon event? Do you prepare specific sports gear for each of the activities?
J: I wear what is called a triathlon kit, which is a one-piece outfit with short-sleeves and shorts. The bottom of this kit includes a thin, waterproof pad for additional comfort on the bike. Under the kit, I have leg coolers and Nashata arm coolers. Each piece is designed for air-flow and a cooling effect. These extra pieces also provide coverage for modesty as well. Outside of the water, I put on a skirt for additional modesty while biking and running.
In the water, I wear polarized, prescription goggles. My vision is poor and these goggles are a lifesaver. While they come in clear and smoke lenses, the smoke lenses are my choice because they keep the sun and glare out my eyes when swimming.
I have bike shoes that have cleats on the bottom to connect my feet to my special bicycle pedals. This allows me to apply for force at a faster rate without fear that my feet will fly off of the pedals. My bike helmet is an extremely lightweight, aerodynamic helmet which is designed for speed and performance.
I wear my Nashata Hooda Sports hijab while biking and running. It is thin and lightweight while keeping me dry. The airflow is perfect for me on the bike because I am usually still wet from the swim.

N: We’ve seen you wearing Hooda Sports Hijab in your Instagram posts. Tell us your favourite Nashata wear.
A: Just one? Honestly, I love all of the options that Nashata provides! However I think Hooda is my favorite because of its practicality. It is also lightweight, quick-drying and provides wonderful airflow. These are all things that are vital to making a triathlete comfortable.

“In Arizona, Colorado, and North Carolina, you can practice bike skills such as climbing and descending on the bike.”

N: Where would you suggest new triathletes to go for a practice in The United States? Tell us the nicest spots you’ve ever been to.
A: There are so many options for practicing and building your skills in many areas of the United States. In Arizona, Colorado, and North Carolina, you can practice bike skills such as climbing and descending on the bike. This is usually a skill that is built with a lot of practice. The locations have long inclines for triathletes to build their climbing endurance. In Florida, there is an immersive swimming technique class for triathletes that can get them ready for open water swim by practicing certain techniques in the pool. Areas like southern Texas, Florida and California are great locations for triathletes in the rest of the country to practice in the very late or early season due to their mild winters. When it’s snowing in December in Missouri, I can swim outdoors in Orlando, Florida.

“I tried to leave every Colombian I met with a good impression of Muslims, Islam and Muslim women in sports.”

N: Have you ever participated a triathlon in a different country? What was it like?
A: December 3rd, I travelled to Cartagena, Colombia to compete in a Half Ironman. The experience was absolutely amazing. Arriving in the country I immediately noticed that people were very curious about me. They took photos of me and requested that I be in photos with them. The children that watched the race were very fascinated with me and called out to me specifically to cheer me on and told me that they loved me and referred to me as “Aunty”. As a Muslim woman competing in hijab in a foreign and predominantly Christian country, I know I am an ambassador for all Muslims whether I want to be or not. It is an honour that I take very seriously and I tried to leave every Colombian I met with a good impression of Muslims, Islam and Muslim women in sports.

N: What do you find to be the most rewarding thing about triathlon?
J: The challenge of triathlon is so great. I enjoy that fact that there are so many facets to the race. You can have an excellent swim and a difficult bike and turn everything around while running. There are people that are good at all three sports or some that find they excel in one particular sport over the other two. Regardless of your level of skill you will never participate in a triathlon and not hear a perfect stranger cheer for you and say encouraging words. When triathletes see someone struggling, that is they cheer for them the loudest. This sport is kind.

N: What is your advice to the new triathletes?
J: Remember that you don’t have to be better than anyone on the course, just be the best version of yourself. Be better than yesterday and keep moving forward.

N: What do you wish for in the future?
J: I would like to work on improving my swim and run times and work on my climbing skills. I believe I can be a better version of myself and look forward to seeing her very soon.

N: We wish you the best of luck in life! Thank you so much for agreeing to do the interview with us. We gained a lot of information from your wonderful experiences.
J: Thank you so much!

Sometimes we are too busy competing with other people that we overlook what’s truly important, to be the best version of ourselves. Be better than yesterday and keep moving forward. Thank you Jeri for the wonderful reminder!

A Guide to Hooda Sports Hijab

Are you having trouble with your hijab flipping out of your way when you’re doing extreme sports like kickboxing, playing volleyball, basketball, cycling or just simply running? Isn’t it irritating and slightly cringey when your hijab flips thus exposing your aurah when you do the killer jump to slamdunk that basketball? Well say no more because Hooda Hijab is the solution for you!
However, we have been receiving many questions about Hooda Hijabs from our customers.

” Why are there so many types of Hooda Hijabs here? Which one should I buy? What are the differences between Hooda Ellipse, Hooda Sports and Hooda Racerback? Can this be used for swimming? “

Therefore, on this episode of our blog content we are portraying the differences of these three versatile Hooda Hijabs which are Hooda Ellipse, Hooda Sports and Hooda Racerback Hijab to help you choose which one suits you best.


Nura Arabi modelling the Hooda Ellipse sports hijab.


The Hooda Sports in elegant black.


The Racerback limited edition in hot pink.

Types and Use of Hooda Ellipse, Hooda Hijab and Hooda Racerback. (Please click on the image to zoom in.)

Do take note on the remarks to avoid confusion.

If you are more of a visual learner, here’s a video about the types and use of the three Hooda Hijabs.
Nashata Hooda Sports Hijab : Types & Use

Hope this episode clears away the confusion and helps you to choose the best outfit for your daily activity. Stay healthy and keep active!

The Un-flippable + Zipper Pocket Sports Hijab For ?? Runners & ??Cyclists

Nashata Hooda Sports Hijab was designed to help ladies in hijab to keep their chest and hair covered at all times when they yoga, jump, back-bend, run and cycle.  Released in March 2016, the Hooda Sports Hijab would stay secure when the wind blows, when you bend forward or backwards or perform any movement in the gym.

Now, we have the Hooda Racerback, specially designed for runners and cyclists. It is simplified – to give you more freedom and boost your fitness potential. It also has a hidden small pocket in the front. Watch the video to find out.

Here are the 4 reasons why the Hooda Racerback is THE sports hijab for runners & cyclists.

1. Trimmed Shoulder
The hooda racerback is more neat on the shoulder, making it ideal and simplified for runners and cyclists who are looking for performance sports hijab.

Hooda Racerback Grey

Hooda Racerback Grey

2. Racerback Simplified Design
The design uses lesser fabric on the back. It is lighter and allows more breath-ability on the back.

Nashata Hooda Racerback for the Malaysia Women Marathon 2017

Nashata Hooda Racerback Grey and Limited Edition for the Malaysia Women Marathon 2017

3. Hidden Pocket with a Zip 
You can keep small items like your locker or car key in this pocket securely. It is nicely hidden in the front of the hijab so that you can easily access your items. Watch the video for more info

Zipper Pocket hidden in the inside part of the Sports Hijab

Hidden Zipper Pocket in the inside part of the Sports Hijab

What does a hijabi Marathon runner say about the Hooda Racerback?

What does a hijabi Marathon runner say about the Hooda Racerback?

4. More Size, More Options, Fits All Body Types
We have all sizes to suit ladies who are short, tall, petite and large. The hooda racerback suits all body types and the largest size available is 3XL.

Nashata Hooda Racerback Sizechart

Nashata Hooda Racerback Sizechart

With more freedom and lesser weight, you’d just go faster and further. Here’s how it looks like when you run in the Hooda Racerback.

More colors coming soon as the Hooda Racerback moves so fast that we are almost out of the first color in less than a month.

Oh ya, it is only RM89/SG30/USD25 and shipping is free within Malaysia and RM35/SG11 within South East Asia. We ship worldwide for reasonable flat rates.

So enjoy your run and cycle!

9 Inspirational Hijabi Olympians who Stand Tall In Victory & Defeat

Did you know there are 33 Olympians in hijab at Rio 2016? The Hijabi Olympians at Rio 2016 made a few headlines; from winning medals to finishing last. These ladies competed with positive attitude regardless. Many ages below 25, from track and field, to fencing, shooting, archery and weightlifting these young and strong ladies have much to be proud of – representing Muslim women who choose to compete in hijab and modestly.

Here are the 9 inspirational hijabi Olympians at Rio 2016 other than the 24 sisters mainly from Egypt, Saudi and Iran:

  1. Ibtihaj Muhammad, USA, Fencing

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    Strong and Determined Ibtihaj

    She did many of us proud. Known as the first hijab-wearing muslim American who compete at the Olympics at London 2012, this time at Rio 2016, she won the bronze medal  in the Team Sabre, together with 3 other female fencers. Hailed from New Jersey, Ibtihaj is apart of the United States National Fencing Team since 2010.

  2. Kamia Yousufi, Afghanistan, Athletic Women’s 100m

    Born in Iran, Kamia, 20 competed in the 100 meters at Rio 2016 with a ranking of 22, 14.02 second. Kamia and  Kariman Abuljadayel from Saudi are the two sprinters competed on the track in modest attire, covered with hijab. She definitely got the opportunity to learn from the best and hopefully they will come back to the Olympics in Japan in 2020 for better rank.

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    Kamia Yousofi, upon finishing the 100 meter sprint at Rio 2016

    You can try out Nashata’s toplectic designed for performance to get the seamless look as Kamia

  3. Maryan Nuh Muse, Somalia, Athletic Women’s 400m

    After two decades of civil war, Somalia sent two athletes to Rio 2016. Mayran is one of them. She ran the 400 meters and finished last but she remained calm. After all, it is a new beginning for Somalian athletes.

    Confident and Inspirational Maryan

    Confident and Inspirational Maryan

  4. Salwa Eid Naser from Bahrain, Athletic Women’s 400m
    Although she didn’t win any medal at the Rio 2016, Salwa Eid Naser, 18, is the athlete we must watch. She completed running the semifinals 3rd placing at 51.06s. Prior to the Olympic, she won the gold medal at the World Youth Championships in Athletics in 2015

    Salwa clocked 50.88s at Rio 2016 400 meters

    Salwa clocked personal best time 50.88s at Rio 2016 400 meters

  5. Ayesha al Balooshi, United Arab Emirates, Weightlifting

    She competed with 15 other strong ladies category 58 kg weightlifting at Rio and ranked last. It is still a good performance as she did her personal best lifting 162kg.

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    Lifted 162 kg at Rio 2016

  6. Samira Ouass, Morocco, Weight Lifting

    She competed in Women’s 75 kg category and completed rank 7
    Samira Ouass

  7. Shehzana Anwar, Kenya, Archery

    She started archery in 2002 when she was 12 years old. At Rio 2016, she ranks 62 out of 65 other archers.

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    Keep aiming for a good win!

  8. Minhal Sohail, Pakistan, Shooting

    21 years old Minhal got to compete at Rio 2016 for 10 meter air rifle. She is the first female shooter to represent Pakistan at the Olympics. At Rio 2016, she ranked 28 out of 51 contestants.

    Pakistan's Minhal Sohail competes in the women's 10m air rifle shooting qualifications at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Shooting Centre in Rio de Janeiro on August 6, 2016. / AFP / Pascal GUYOT (Photo credit should read PASCAL GUYOT/AFP/Getty Images)

    Pakistan’s Minhal Sohail competes in the women’s 10m air rifle shooting qualifications at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Shooting Centre in Rio de Janeiro on August 6, 2016. / AFP / Pascal GUYOT (Photo credit should read PASCAL GUYOT/AFP/Getty Images)

  9. Wadha Al Balushi, Oman, Shooting

    She competed in air pistol 10 meter at Rio 2016 and ranked 26 out of 44 shooters. She is one of the four Olympians representing Oman at Rio 2016. 
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Do expect them to compete back strong at  the next Olympics. Be inspired and stand tall in victory or defeat, like these strong ladies.

Sources:

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  • http://www.telegraph.co.uk/content/dam/news/2016/08/12/105593003KamiaYousufiNEWS-large_trans++qVzuuqpFlyLIwiB6NTmJwfSVWeZ_vEN7c6bHu2jJnT8.jpg
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9 Hijabi Olympians from Iran @ RIO 2016

Do you know there are more and more hijabi competing at the Olympics? Let’s find out who these amazing ladies from Iran. Iran has the four qualifying female shooters at the Rio 2016 and  an archer who competes at both the Paralympics and the Olympics 2016. Other athletes compete in taekwondo, table tennis, shot put and rowing. Read on to learn more about them.

1. Kimia Alizadeh Zenoorin, Taekwondo

She won a gold medal in the women’s 63-kg at the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games and she beat London Olympic 2012 gold medalist Jade Jones at the 2015 World Championship.

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Kimia Alizadeh is 18 years old

2. Leila Rajabi, shot putter

Leila hails from  Belarusian and became an Iranian and converted to Islam after marrying Iranian athlete Peiman Rajabi.

Leila

3. Neda Shahsavari, Table tennis

Rio 2016 is Neda’s second Olympics. She was the first Iranian woman to represent Iran in table tennis at the London Olympics 2012

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4. Zahra Nemati, Archer

This amazing lady competed in the Olympics for taekwondo until 2003 when got injured in a car accident, leaving both legs paralyzed. She took up archery in 2006. Now, she competes at both the Rio 201 the 2016 Summer Paralympics. She won two medals at the London 2012 Paralympic Games, and individual gold and team bronze.

Zahra Nemati Archer

Zahra Nemati Archer

5. Mahsa Javar, Rowing

A rising star in rowing and new in the Olympics, she competes in the women’s single sculls competitions.

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6. Elahe Asmadi, shooting

This is her second debut at the Olympics. She reached final women’s 10 meter air rifle at the London 2012. This year she competes for the same category. In  the November 2015 edition, the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) named  her as the world’s best athlete for the 10-meter air rifle women category.

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Elaheh, 32 hails from Tehran

7. Najmeh Khedmati, Shooting

Young and new in the shooting scene, Najmeh competes in women’s 10m air rifle and women’s 50m rifle 3 positions.

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Young Najmeh Khidmati gets good support from parents

8. Golnoush Sebghatollahi. Shooting

Golnoush is another young shooter from Iran who qualifies in the women’s 10m air pistol and women’s 25m pistol. Shei won tickets to Rio 2016 2016 at the 2016 Asian Olympic Shooting Qualifying Tournament in India.

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Golnoush is 25

9. Mahlagha Jambozorg, Shooting

Mahlagha Jambozorg

She qualifies for the the Olympics for the second time after her first debut at the London 2012. At Rio 2016, she competes at the Women’s 50m rifle 3 positions after she won a silver medal at the Olympic Games Training Camp in France in June 2016.

Info Credit : Wikipedia
http://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2016/06/14/470412/Iran-sports-shooter-Mahlagha-Jambozorg-silver-Olympic-Games-Training-Camp-France

Photo Credit
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https://worldarchery.org/news/93032/brown-strikes-gold-all-british-womens-compound-final, http://www.tasnimnews.com/en/news/2016/04/24/1056713/iranian-rower-mahsa-javar-advances-to-olympics, http://www.fisu.net/en/Najmeh-Khidmati-a-Young-Talented-Girl-3133.html?mbID=6562, https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1666/24541605782_b547a21c51_b.jpg

Hone your Fitness in Nashata’s Athletic Hoodie Top

It’s coming to the second half of 2016 and it’s a good time to hone fitness level to a greater height. Inspired by the Sea Shore Ambiance, our collection for athletic hoodie top mirrors the shore-themed arm sleeves released two weeks ago. Give yourself a refreshing look in this loose fit, modest and lightweight hoodie top. It is suitable for training, running, cycling, and any other athletic workout.

Comes in 2 cool colors; grey and blue, now let’s go through the list of its key features:

1. Lightweight, fast drying fabric

The fabric is suitable for long hour use. You can sweat buckets in this top and feel comfortable in it. This makes the athletic hoodie top suitable for training both outdoor and indoor activities, be it in a moderate or hot weather.

2. Sizable hoodie to snug your hair or bun in

If you have long hair, the hoodie covers your bun nicely.
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3. Small collar opening

You can just wear a short sports hijab in the inside as the collar opening is small.

4. Modest fit

Just a modest fit that is not tight, nor body hugging. The design hides unwanted-to-be-seen bulges or shapes – so you can focus honing your workout! The fabric is simply lovely that you would look cool and athletic in this very simple design.

5. Long Sleeves with thumb holes

Let go off the thumb holes or insert your fingers in nicely to give you optimum hand coverage. We have customers who just love the extended arm sleeves so that they can use it to wipe out sweat and to protect their palms at trail runs. 
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6. Style to your Mood 

Style it with a Raazglove or sports hijab of your choice. Put the hoodie on or let it down to suit your fitness mood. Whether you are working out in the gym or cycling or training in high-intensity interval, any style in this hoodie top would make you look cool and athletic that it lifts your fitness spirits high. Hone your fitness and enjoy an active lifestyle!

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Priced at RM129 only, it is ready for shipment 16th May onwards. If you pre-order now, you will enjoy the early bird price of RM109. Wait no longer and get yourself one today at nashata.com. 

Hooda Sports Hijab : New Colors, Revamped

We heard you girls! Now Hooda Sports Hijab is all revamped with more colors, more sizes and facelifts.
Now, achieve your fitness full potential in Hooda Sports Hijab. Put no limits to your workout!

Watch this video to see key functions of Hooda Sports Hijab used for different types of sporting activities. #cycling #running #yoga #jumping

2 New Colors

  • Now there are Metallic Silver & Aqua Turquoise in the Hooda Sports Hijab collection. The Metallic Silver offers neutral  & easy to match option while the bright Aqua Turquoise offers more safety to your workout. Plus, you get to be spotted easily in a crowd with it on.

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Bigger Sizes

  • We introduced Hooda Sports Hijab in two initial sizes (M & L) last month and now we added two more sizes to suit tall ladies.

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Hooda Sports Hijab

 

Facelifts

  • Reflective logo at the back of hooda sports hijab
    Nashata reflective logo is now on the back to give you better protection for night use. This is especially useful for cyclists and hikers who train or race in the same direction of traffic.

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  • More room and space in the front for better chest covering
    No matter what size you are, the hijab now looks balance front and back.
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  •  Flat awning on the forehead face
    The awning has been altered for a better fit while working out. The design is flat on the forehead and the is no space in between your forehead and the hijab.

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Hijab Promotes Inner Beauty

Wearing the hijab comes with a heavy responsibility. Not only are we, as women and mothers, the role models for our children, but we represent our families, our communities and our religion. When people look at a Muslim woman the first thing they see is her scarf. Someone who knows nothing about Islam is likely to judge the entire religion based on the actions of that woman. Therefore, it is up to us to uphold the morals and values of Islam as best we can.

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As World Hijab Day is nearing, I thought it was a good time to reflect upon the hijab. I wanted to reflect not just on the importance of the hijab itself but how it has shaped my life, particularly in my field of work as a fitness trainer.

I’ve been wearing hijab for about one year now, alhamdulillah. Of course, the hijab changed me in so many more ways than just my choice of clothing. Hijab started off as something physical. It made me look different. It made me look Muslim. It hid my hair and body. It acted as a barrier between me and strange men.

But as time went on it started working a little more deeply. I began to notice that I was being respected. People were forced to look at my eyes and not my body. I felt proud of the courage I had to wear it regardless of what others thought. I became more aware of my actions and words. And most importantly, I felt a deeper connection to Allah (swt).

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While hijab was helping me in many ways, it was also hard. The hardest part about hijab for me was fitness. As a trainer I thought, “who will want to be my client if I can’t prove to them I have what it takes?” I thought proving I was a good trainer meant showing off my hard-earned muscle as a way to prove I was fit and able. I didn’t think people would take me seriously. But I trusted Allah (swt) and knew that if I had given something up for His sake, He would give me back something better.

As a trainer I had always said health and fitness was about more than just looks, but I never truly felt it. Putting on the hijab helped me to truly grasp the concept of inner health. Of course, I still wanted to look good and be happy with my body, but that became less of my aim and focus. I started feeling beautiful on the inside.

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I was eating better food; I was eating food for their nutrients and the benefit I could gain from them, rather than just eating for low calories. I developed a more well-rounded sense of health; a sense of health that enveloped full-body awareness. Awareness of the mind, body and spirit. Religion actually became a part of my health practices, and health became a means of worship and giving thanks to Allah for all that He blessed me with. And I think that this radiated off of me.

I realized that I was still getting clients. I realized that I now had the power to not only talk about full-body health, but to promote it through my own lifestyle.

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People may not be able to see my body, but is that a true indicator of a healthy person anyways? A healthy person is someone who works not only on their bodies but on their mind and soul as well. A healthy person is someone who balances between food they love and food that is nutritious. A healthy person is some who feeds their spirit. A healthy person is someone who recognizes the issues surrounding this world and lends a helping hand. A healthy person is someone who practices patience, gives their body a break when it needs one, and loves themselves through every step of their journey.

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As hijabis, we have that power to change the fundamental notions of society. We don’t have to live by the idea that beauty and looks are everything. We have the ability to force people to look at our hearts, personalities and intelligence. We have the ability to help other women who believe that their worth lies in their beauty alone. We can promote self-awareness and self-love. We have the choice to use health and fitness as a means of worship and showing gratitude, rather than using it to flaunt our bodies.

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As Muslim women, we have an obligation. An obligation to follow the Qur’an and Sunnah regardless of the barriers our society may put up. Hijab can evoke fear in some people, especially in Western cultures. But if we wear our hijab with confidence and dignity and portray as many characteristics as our beloved Prophet (saw) as we can, we can change that. We can stand up for women around the world and show that health is so much more than our external being. We are unique. We are beautiful. We don’t hide behind our hijab, rather, we use it to blossom.

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