‘For a Better 2017’ to ‘Woman Up 2018’!

The year is coming to its end and we hope you are achieving your goals, especially your fitness goals. Nevertheless, here’s a thumbs up ūüĎ欆for all of us – for trying, for training, for getting up early, for reminding each other to eat healthy and keeping fit, for sharing, for motivating each other in our own ways, for pushing the boundaries, for breaking stereotypes, for friendship, for not quitting, for taking care of ourselves and the list goes on. Fitness is a lifestyle, a journey, so let’s continue improving our routines.

The theme for 2017 is #ForABetter2017 and alhamdulillah, 2017 is a healthy year for our dear customers, partners and us. We get more and more sharing from our beautiful sisters Рabout their victories and fitness journeys, we get to build more innovative products and foster friendships and partnerships with amazing people across the globe. Best of all Рto know that we are all growing in our own ways, every moment.

Thumbs Up for a Great 2017

Thumbs Up for a Great 2017

Some highlights in 2017 :

  • Being with the Girls in Fitness
    We organised, supported and were part of several fitness events and below are the women-related-ones:

  • Zest of Choices and Innovation in Sports
    1. Purposeful Sports Hijab Designs
      We produced sports hijab designs which are sport-focused. This is to suit the nature of certain sports and dress guidelines. For example, the Hooda Racerback Sports Hijab is for cyclist and runners, while the Hooda Ellipse Sports Hijab is suitable for yoga and inversion. Raazglove with improved fabric is suitable for archery and shooting.
      We also added useful features into our designs. Tunes Series Sports Hijab Рare earpiece-friendly as they have small holes for you to insert and remove ear pieces from the outside. We added pockets with zip for the Hooda Sports Hijab and the Hooda Racerback.
    2. Affordable Athleisure Collection
      If you want to stay active and comfortable, you need good athleisure-wear. We produced more leisure-type designs, with affordability and comfort in mind. The fabric is soft and lightweight and designs are simple and pleasant for leisure and vacation! Some of the athleisure designs are the Hooded Cardigan, Athleisure Top, Athleijab (RM39 only), Kebaya Sports and the Hattha Pants. 
    3. More Bottoms
      We have got more bottoms covered for you in 2017 with the top-selling EZ Skirts, more fun and functional leggings, and more pants for modest ladies like the Jasmine and the training pants
  • Conveniences for Customers
    Improved shopping experience at nashata.com. The webstore is more mobile friendly, you can find products easier and now, you can add reviews.
    Also, in our continuous efforts to make Nashata products more affordable (shipping cost is expensive) and accessible(shorter shipping period) for our customers, and to provide better services, together with our partners, we have launched

id.nashata.com

These local-sites carry selected Nashata products, and insyaAllah, more items will be made available and more local-sites will be launched in 2018. If you are keen to be a part of this movement in your region or country, just drop us an email at contactus@nashata.com

From ‘For a Better 2017’ we will ‘Woman Up 2018‘. It simply means we will focus on :

  1. Producing Better Products and Services
    We will continue to produce new and improved products and more inspiring stories of our active sisters on social media. 2018 is about giving more choices for larger and tall ladies. Our search for plus size model is still ongoing till the end of Dec 2017. The link to register : http://bit.ly/NashataPlusSize
  2. Making an impact for women in universities through Nashata University program. We understand the growing challenges as  students to watch weight and eat healthy food and we care about them. Hence, it is our goal to foster active and healthy lifestyle among our sisters in universities. More to be shared soon, insyaAllah.
  3. Woman Up – Beyond Running, Without Boundaries
    We would like to foster more confidence and empowerment within ourselves and our sisters. Let’s push the boundaries and explore excitement in fitness at different levels. It can be about¬† learning new sports, participating in new races, overcoming our fears and limitations. Remove boundaries, and let’s progress together.

Thank you for a Great 2017. Don’t forget to unwind before the year ends and set your goals for #WomanUp2018 !¬†‚ėļ

with¬†‚úƬ†&¬†‚̧,
eliza & team

Let’s Woman-Up girls!

Yoga in the Park

As I am still enjoying my break from running, I had another chance to learn more about yoga, tailored for runners (Wow, off-season sure has been fun with different types of cross trainings!)  Last Saturday, the Nashata ladies were delighted to have a yoga class with Nadiah in a park called Taman Botani Putrajaya.

I love how everyone expresses their individual style in Nashata. Mix and match with what you have in your wardrobe to create a look that is uniquely you!

Everyone is wearing at least a piece of Nashata. I love how everyone expresses their individual style. Mix and match with what you have in your wardrobe to create a look that is uniquely you!

It was the first time that I practiced yoga outdoors. Previous experiences working out in a studio was still fun, yet I felt more energized being out in the morning sun. As usual, we started with a few basic poses such as Sun Salutation, Downward Dog, and Child’s Pose. These basic poses were great for warming up and waking up our muscles on a Saturday morning.

This Saturday morning is looking great already, I can feel it!

It’s going to be a great Satuday morning, I can feel it!

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Eventually the poses got harder and more complex, yet the Nashata ladies were undeterred. Even though we could not perform the poses perfectly, we kept trying to do several head stands and hand stands. After all, it’s the effort that matters, right? Nadiah explained that these poses were great to build upper body muscle just by using our body weight. So it is great for ladies to become lean and get rid of the flabs. It is also great for building the core, an essential part for a stronger run.

No wardrobe malfunction here! This one-piece yoga suit is great at keeping you covered even if you are upside down.

No wardrobe malfunction here! This one-piece yoga suit is great at keeping you covered even if you are upside down.

After learning about yoga 2 weeks in a row, I have become more conscious about my breathing. We can always strive for elaborate poses, rubber-like flexibility, and enormous strength, but we can never fully appreciate yoga if we don’t learn how to breathe properly. The best part is that I can practice breathing when I am driving, running, or working; I inhale deeply and slowly at the count of 5 while sucking in my core, and exhale slowly at the count of 5 too. Immediately, my muscles will feel less tensed and I can think better thanks to more oxygen in my system.

Just suck it in and BREATHE!

Suck it in an breathe!

Based on my limited knowledge in yoga I was not really sure which type of yoga we practiced that day. Nonetheless, we had a great time together. I hope to join more of Nadiah’s classes in the future!

 

Until next week,

The Weekend Runner

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.