‘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

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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!

The 19.8km “half marathon”

IMG_8107Malaysia Women Marathon (MWM), it feels good to be back! Since this is one of the few women-only running events in Malaysia, I would like to give my full support and hopefully, make a difference in the female community. This year I decided to run in the half marathon category instead (last year I did the full marathon).

Here are 3 highlights of the running event:

1.Race kit collection venue

I loved the venue of the race kit collection (Acapella Hotel) because parking and location was convenient, not to mention it was fully air-conditioned too! Plus there were forums, talks, and discussions on-going at the main stage, which were very informative and educational. Here are some of the pictures out and about the REPC:

Dropped by Nashata's booth to check out the new EZ skirt

REPC will not be complete if I did not drop by Nashata’s booth to check out the new EZ skirt!

A familiar face that requires no introduction

Bumped into familiar face that requires no introduction

Unfortunately, the organizers forgot to print my official pacer’s bib number despite him already registering a few weeks prior to this event.This resulted in a very unprofessional-looking bib number with his details hastily scribbled using a marker pen:IMG_8117

2.Route

IMG_8137Just like last year, the route was ‘hilly’ as ever, but I was prepared for it. With the help of my official pacer, we were on track to break my PB. He helped me keep my focus, and pushed me when necessary.

Unfortunately, the half marathon distance did not even reach 20km. I don’t feel like I deserve this medal. Perhaps the organizers should replace the “21KM” engraving on the back with “19.8KM” instead:IMG_8119

3. Overall vibe and atmosphere of the event

Today, the ladies ran the show while the men took the supporting role as pacers.There was certainly so much love for the ladies. Go get ’em PBs and podiums, girl!

I would like to send some love to the cheer squad for spreading some positive vibes through the posters at KM17 the last few kilometers was certainly the hardest. (All cheer squad photos are courtesy of Kyserun Krew):

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??Run Sister Run + ‚Äć??Run Children Run @ ? MWM’17

I can’t believe the Malaysia Women Marathon¬†is on its 5th wood anniversary already. MWM needs no introduction so let’s go through what’s new and exciting at MWM this year? MWM ’17 will be held on Sunday, 5th March at Stadium Shah Alam. Like previous years, there will be MWM Expo on Friday & Saturday, 3rd & 4th March at Dewan Meranti, Level 3, Accapella Suite Hotel, Shah Alam. It is also where you pick up your race kit.

MWM '17

MWM ’17

1. A Fit Mom Raises a Fit Family 

Echoing that, on the 5th anniversary of MWM, now the children can run 2.5km or 5km as there will be¬†Children’s Run by Columbia Asia Bukit Rimau. Children as young as 6 to 12 years old can participate in the 2.5km run, while teenagers¬†age 13 – 15 can race at the 5km run. Running kid¬†gets a running vest, bib, medal and cert for RM25 registration fees only. Children for 2.5km category will be running around Stadium Shah Alam. There are prizes to be won too! It is a good avenue to encourage active lifestyles among children and teenagers as recent ¬†studies conducted by the Nutrition Society of Malaysia reported that almost one third of kids ages 6 – 17 years old are overweight or obese.

If you are not running, you can bring your kids and introduce them the joy of running. You can register your children at MWM registration page

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Prizes to be WON

Medal for Running Children

Medal for Running Children

2. What about other categories?

  • Full Marathons – female and pacer (male allowed) RM110/person
  • Half Marathon – female and pacer (male allowed) RM95/person
  • 10 km – female RM80/person
  • 6 km – female (CLOSED)

Last date to register is 4th March, so you still have time, but don’t wait to long as you will have limited shirt sizes to choose from as the race day gets closer. Registration can be done at¬†MWM registration page. Do follow their facebook page for event updates or changes.

Like previous years, Tourism Selangor is the key sponsor of MWM, and YB Elizabeth Wong graciously supports women in running and I hope she runs with the other ladies like previous years.

Karen Loh looking gracious and good always!

Karen Loh looking gracious and good always at the Press Conference today!

MWM '17 participating partners and sponsors!

MWM ’17 participating partners and sponsors!

I heart MWM

I heart MWM

3. Something Special by Nashata at MWM ’17
Just for MWM runners & fans, you can get Nashata Hooda Racerback Limited¬†Edition in peach color from 15th Feb ’17¬†till the race day online at nashata.com or at Nashata store in Cyberjaya, MWM Expo or Race Day. Yes, we will have a booth at the Expo and Race Day. ¬†More new products will be revealed¬†at introductory price as the date gets closer. Do check updates on our website and social sites.

Hooda Racerback MWM 2017

Hooda Racerback MWM 2017

Road Closure

MWM 2017 Road Closure Map-01

MWM 2017 Road Closure Map-01

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Last year a few Nashata runners ran the full marathon and this year, we will be there too. Below are our stories, where you can get an idea of what to expect at MWM. InsyaAllah, we will see you there at¬†Accapella Suite Hotel or Stadium Shah Alam 3-5 March 2017! Happy Training & Happy Running!¬†‚Äć??¬†?

What’s Cooking at MWM 2016?

Malaysia Women Marathon


Read More : http://www.nst.com.my/news/2016/05/143258/malaysia-risk-becoming-chubby-nation