Words from The Pacer!

Pacers on the go!

Pacers on the go!

It was such a great honour when I was given the opportunity to be one of the pacers for 21km Men’s Health Women’s Health Night Run, for the second time, with improved timing : 2 hours 20 minutes.

My first time being a pacer was in May’16 at 21 km Men’s Health Women’s Health Night Run in Penang for timing 2 hours 30 minutes. And the next is a…surprise!

We can't wait to pace!

We can’t wait to pace!

Are you ready guys?!

Are you ready guys?!

It was raining heavily a few hours before the run, and we were worried and had questions in our minds, “Will there be lightning during the run?” “Will the event run smoothly?” But, yes! I love to run in rain.
When the race was about to start, the rain almost stopped but drizzling. I was quite nervous because my timing for pacing improved to 2 hr 20 mins, and it was raining, the road was wet and may be slippery, this and that..…
I was glad to meet other pacers for my timing and they were very friendly and kept supporting each other. As the race start, everything went smoothly until one of our balloons …popped!,..yes. It was.. at kilometers 2 (yup, as early as that,..am not sure why). Fortunately, we have another one since we were given two balloons. We kept inspiring people around us to keep up with our pace

“Keep running, keep moving guys”
“You can do it!”
“We almost there!”

We tried to maintain the pace, 6.25 – 6.30 min per kilometer. I was enjoying my run with the songs I downloaded a week before the race, and I played them on the loud speaker, and yes! Everyone seemed to enjoy them too. Yayy!

At the kilometers 14, my other pacers started to leave me behind. They ran even faster than the pace we were assigned to. Perhaps they were so used to run faster until they forgot our pace. And I kept running alone, entertained by the songs played on loud speaker. Fortunately, there were still a lot of people following me.I felt relieved –  Hoyeahh! Women power here!

With Amie Pacer 2:40 #nashatarunners

With Amie Pacer 2:40 #nashatarunners

Things got worse when I felt I needed to go to toilet so badly at kilometers 16. Unfortunately, there was no portable toilet, no petrol station, no mosque. It was just a long, straight road ahead. It was a tough run, running with full bladder, but I had no choice but to continue running. I prayed to Allah, to help me finished the race on time, and to finished strong with this full bladder! At least for this time! Please!.… I kept on running.

Hijabi Pacers

Hijabi Pacers who choose to move a little more, to inspire a lot

I passed by the boards with marked “5km to go” then “3km to go” and finally I arrived at the finishing line with timing 2:20:40. Yayyy! I felt like I was on top of the world. It felt like I just crossed the finish line on a red carpet. Lots and lots of people cheered for me, “Good job Nasuha! Good job!”

I feel like a star that night. Alhamdulillah for that night!

 

How to Choose the Right Sports Hijab

Fitness requires the utmost comfort and what that means is being comfortable in your fitness attire. If you are a hijabi, comfort and safety in sports are equally important. To get the best fitness experience in a hijab, there are a 3 key areas you need to remember :  Fabric, Safety, Design

1. Fabric

Choose the right fabric.

  • Choose fabric that moisture wicks
    What it means is that the fabric is able to dry fast by  evaporating moisture and sweat away from skin. Most wicking fabrics are made of polyester mix. Typical cotton absorbs moisture and sweat and does not facilitate evaporation well. Therefore, moisture tends to hold onto it and due to that, the fabric becomes heavier and may cause discomfort and chafing. There is moisture wicking cotton designed for sports, but expensive.
  • Breathablility
    Mesh, Pattern Texture or Interlock or mix? Mesh is more breathable as it has small holes to allow ventilation.
    There are some fabric with different types of pattern texture as pique, waffle and stripe pique. They are not smooth but adds flattering element onto your sportswear. Interlock, on the other hand is smooth and soft, but as not breathable as mesh.
    Wafer Pique
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    Mesh and Interlock Fabric
  • Thickness & Weight
    Depending on temperature and humidity, you would want to choose the right thickness so that you don’t get too hot or too cold with hijab on. Thickness comes with extra weight. If you are looking for performance sports hijab, choose the ones that are lightweight and fast drying.  If you prefer heavier fabric for personal reasons,  it is ok too. Some prefer heavier fabric as it is not easily blown by the wind, hence does not flip easily.
  • Wet or Dry, or Both
    Find out if fabric is suitable for swimming and water sports. Some polyester and nylon fabric are fast drying and elastic that they are versatile for both dry and wet.

2. Safety features

  • Easily Detachable
    Depending on the level of intensity and ruggedness of your activity, you would want to get sports hijab that is secure but removable easily so that your head or neck does not get snagged. Accidents can happen when your hijab gets stuck or pulled while working out. 
    No pins or brooch

    Avoid wearing pins or brooches on hijab for sporting activities. Be it safety pins, sewing pins or scarf pins, you may not only cause danger to yourself but others who are exercising with you. Brooches with sharp edges and pins may cause unnecessary injuries.
    Wrapsarounds? Maybe not.
    Long scarfs that require wrapping around your neck are not safe as it my cause injuries if the scarf gets stuck or snagged while moving around.

Neck-scarf
Possible injury if scarf wrapped around neck for Sports

  • Reflectors (nice to have)
    Invest a little bit more for additional safety feature like reflectors on your hijab. You would find such feature useful for caving, hiking, trailing and even for running and cycling at night or before the sun comes out.

    Sports Hijab Reflector

    Sports Hijab Reflector

3. Designs

  • Sporty
    Sporty designs typically make use of vivid lines around the head and front. However, if you are not comfortable having such look, you could wear simple and conventional designs. Some sports hijab designs are suitable for both wet and dry activities.

    Short Sporty Design

    Short Sporty Design

  • Length & Width
    Depending on your dressing preference and comfort, you can either choose short or long hijab. Short sports hijab gives better hand movement and lesser obstruction around chest area. Some finds good comfort  tucking in short sports hijabs into their shirts .
    If you prefer long sports hijab for better chest coverage, make sure the sides do not obstruct hand and shoulder movement.

    Long Sports Hijab

    Long Sports Hijab

  • Colors
    Black, white and grey are the common and most universal colors. Do remember however, that black absorbs heat and it does affect sporting experience, especially outdoor and during daytime. Avoid using dark colors and try wearing hints of bright colors on your sports hijab as it adds more vibrant onto your look.

    Hints of Bright Colors

    Hints of Bright Colors

  • Design for the right Sporting Activity
    Jumping & Inversion friendly

    If you are looking for sports hijab for obstacle run, yoga or any sporting activities that require jumping or rolling like netball or volleyball, you may want to look for hijab that does not flip (unflippable) or invert, or you may want to tuck in your hijab.

    Inversion Friendly

  • Competitive or Training
    If you are an athlete looking for performance sports hijab, you need to get the ones made of lightweight and super breathable fabric.
    It is also important that the hijab is comfortable and practical that it does not cause obstruction when you compete. You would want to compete with a clear and free mind. It may be pricier. You can spend a little bit lesser for sports hijab you use for training. It can be longer and heavier and not designed for performance.
    Competitive Sports Hijab

So weigh your options and choose the right sports hijab for a swift and comfortable sporting experience. Check the fabric, make sure the hijab is safe for sports, pick design that flatters you and suits your sporting activity.

Focus on performance and having a great active lifestyle!

 

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.

Basic RGB

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.
    MetalicS - s - half
  •  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.

AquaT - f - half

 If you would like to get one of these cool revolutionary hijab, visit nashata.com

 

Don’t forget your prayers even when you’re running

How do you prepare yourself for prayers when the running event slits between the praying time?

A common question that is always brought up in a running event that’s held at Fajr (sunrise) and Maghrib (sunset). Well, it’s not hard as it sounds. You just have to get use to it.

Tips that can be used to keep you ready for prayers
IF YOU PREFER TO READ IN BAHASA MALAYSIA, YOU CAN FIND THE BM VERSION HERE

 

Sports Attire

  1. Wear a sports outfit that are well covered and can be used for prayers. Nashata offers a range that you could wear for prayers.
    Azlina Idris wears the Nashata Riada top and pants. Here’s her review.
    “During the SCKLM, I was also able to perform Subuh prayers without the need for a telekung.”
  2. If you want to pray in more hygienic manner, it’s probably best if you bring your prayer veil in a small backpack. Make sure the prayer veil is light enough so your running speed won’t get affected.
  3. For men and women, you can do the prayer with sports shoes you wear. But make sure you do not step on dirty items and you are sure your shoes are clean. Women can wear socks to avoid seen aurah during prayer.

 

Ablution

  1. If you want to reduce time for ablution, take it before your activity starts.
  2. If you are short on time for morning prayers, you can just stop for a while and pray. You don’t have to take shower because sweating doesn’t cause your prayers invalid – Ustaz Muhammad Yusuf Kadir-
  3. If your route passes by water stations, you could use the water provided for ablution. However, be caution. Organisers or volunteers may not allow you to use allocated drinking water for ablution. Try negotiate. Don’t use too much water.
  4. You can bring along a 100ml spray as ablution. It is small and easy to carry. Here’s a video on how to perform ablution using a 100 ml spray bottle.

5. Ladies, you can take ablution in public if you have the Nashata Iman Sports Hijab on.  Watch this video to find out how to take ablution with hijab on.

 

What should you do if it is too late for prayer time?

1) Find a place that is believed to be clean for praying.

2) Know the direction of Mecca. You can download the Qibla direction indicator applications in the mobile phone or carry a compass direction in advance. There are many free apps in Google Play (Android) and App Store (iOS) that you can download.

3) Use cloth as mat

4) For the purposes of safety for women, be sure to pray in public areas that are closed but safe. Ideally, if you pray in an area that isn’t intended for prayers, make sure you are not alone.

 

Nevertheless, Be Prepared!

Here are some action items you could do prior to the running events:

1) Ask the organizers relevant info for prayers.

2) Find a nearby gas stations along the way to use (there are many gas stations that provide a place to pray)

3) Search for the nearest mosque.

4) You can use the latest technology to find relevant information via internet or GPS applications to find any mosque.

5) Know the timing and location of your prayers or provided nearby. You can devise how long you will be running or cycling exercises of performance before the event. Make plans in advance to visit the site so that you become more aware of your surroundings.

6) Know praying times at the location of sporting events in advance. This is especially important when you join sporting events abroad.

Running Hijabists

Running Hijabists

Every good action you do is countable as deeds. No matter where you are, always remember prayer is the pillar of religion.

Good Luck & Share With Your Muslim Friends!

 

Global Fitness Call for Fitness Trainers

This year we are starting a program for all lady sports or fitness trainers who are helping many people out there to achieve their fitness goals.

Specially tailored for ladies only, Nashata’s Groovy Trainer program offers a full set of modest activewear with Groovy Trainer prints on each piece for FREE. The full suit comprises of black Iman sports hijab, Leia ultra top, and harem pants worth RM357 or USD89 (special printing inclusive) Yes, only selected Fitness Trainers get to wear the Groovy Trainer outfits.

Not only that, throughout the year, Groovy Trainers get 15% discount for all purchases at nashata.com and support from Nashata for their sporting or fitness program on our network of social media.

To qualify, one needs to be either a certified fitness trainer or associated with a fitness center, fitness organisation or sports group. We welcome trainers from all types of sporting activities to join the program. One could be specializing in certain type of sports like swimming, zumba, yoga, pilate or boxing.

So, if you are a sports or fitness trainer, no matter where you are, join the Groovy Trainer program and if you have an awesome trainer or know of one, please get her to embark into this program. To register, fill up  the form at http://bit.ly/groovytrainer by 31 January 2016. Announcement will be made first week of February 2016.

Groovy Trainer

Selected sports or fitness trainers get to wear the FREE full suit with the little prints (as below) on the sports hijab, top and harem pants. Be the Groovy Trainer and let’s make fitness a fun and healthy experience to our sisters.

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Groovy trainer prints on Full Suit

Questions can be sent to contactus@nashata.com or whatsapp +6012-3112489.

 

Final Updates : WOW RUN Malaysia

The WOW RUN is 2 days away and we hope this is the final updates. Previous update is at nashata.com/blog/?p=4067

Date : 25 October 2015 (Sunday)

Time: 7:30 am – 9:30 am
Venue: Multimedia Development Corporation Cyberjaya

Agenda :
7:30 am : Zumba by Aida Mohd
8:15 am : Fitness Challenges and Prize Giving
8:30 am : Women Empowerment Dialogue, Gorgeous Geeks
9:30 am : End

1. RACEKIT

  • All racekit have been shipped out. Should you not receive it, just come and get one from Nashata booth anytime from 7am – 9:30 am on event day.
  • Your BIB number is on your WOW RUN running shirt. Please wear your running shirt to collect medal after Zumba. You can collect from 8:15am – 10:00am. No running tee, no medal.
  • Activities are open to female ages 12 and above. Men can come and support only.

2. HAZE CONDITION & STATUS OF RUN
We run & exercise for a better health,and your wellness is important to us.

  • The air quality is expected to be unhealthy on the 25th October. For more info on haze forecast. please refer to the details here.
    Due to that, the run is cancelled. However, zumba will be moved indoor & the women empowerment dialogue will continue as scheduled.
  • Despite the haze, the-ever-supportive gents will come to support you. The firefighters who have agreed to cheer at the run and Azran Osman Rani, the ironman and CEO of iflix will be at the event to support Women of Wellness.

3. EVENT LAYOUT

There are a few changes since we are moving activities indoor.

4. ZUMBA

 

 4. CHALLENGES & PRIZES

Fitness challenges are ON after ZUMBA ! So keep training so that you can win these prizes.

  • Prizes for Challenges
    1. Longest Plank
    2. Highest # of Burpees
    3. Highest # of Push UpsThe winner for each challenge will get a month FREE membership at the CURVES worth RM547.

Curves Fitness Center

  • Prizes for Instagram Competition: #WOWRUNMY
    1. Most creative photo
    2. Most funny photo
    3. Best Wefie/Group PictureMake sure you use hashtag #WOWRUNMY when you share photos on instagram.
    Since the run is cancelled, we are starting the competition a day earlier 24th October until 25th October 8:15am.
    The winner of each category gets a pack of Personal Care Products from Good Virtues worth RM216

Good Virtues

5. WOMEN DIALOGUE SESSION : Leadership by Gorgeous Geeks

COME, JOIN US and CONVERSE

  • This session is limited to 50 pax only. Secure your seats HERE NOW!
  • Time : 8:30 am – 9:30 am
  • Venue : Bunga Raya Auditorium, MDeC
  • Speakers
    • Dato Ng Wan Peng – COO, MDeC
    • Karen Loh – Founder, Malaysia Women Marathon
    • Datin Paduka Marina Mahathir – Woman Activist
  • Moderator : Nadiah Tan Abdullah , HR Director, Experian Malaysia

 

If you have any questions, please email wowrunmy@nashata.com.

Women and Weights Part 3: Strength Training for the Runner

Many people consider weight training and cardio as two separate entities; cardio is for burning calories while strength training is for gaining weight, right? Well, not necessarily. If you’ve been following this series of “Women and Weights” you’ve learned that strength training may in fact be an altogether superior method of fat burning (I’d like to point out that when I refer to weights I am using it as a general term to describe any type of resistance training, including free-weights, machines, resistance bands, or bodyweight). This is not to say that running, or any other type of steady-state cardio is ‘bad,’ but it certainly isn’t the only way of reaching your fitness goals. In fact, hitting the weights can actually improve running and other athletic performance significantly. Here’s how:

 

IMPROVED SPEED

Strength training has been shown to help improve speed in both short and long distance runners.  As you build and grow your muscles they become better able to exert more runner-546896_640force in quicker time periods. Strong legs help with that extra push, a strong core aids in balance and stability, and upper body strength helps maintain that speed. This was proven in a study done that tested the correlation between explosive strength training and 5-km running time in endurance athletes. In the experiment, 18 endurance athletes trained for 9 weeks. While both groups kept the same training volume, 10 of these subjects trained with simultaneous explosive strength training and endurance training, while the other 8 subjects participated in endurance training only. 5K time was improved in the well-trained endurance athletes who participated in simultaneous explosive strength training and endurance training due to improved neuromuscular characteristics.

 

IMPROVED CARDIOVASCULAR ENDURANCE

Cardiovascular endurance is the ability of your heart, lungs and blood vessels to efficiently deliver oxygen to your body tissues for use as energy. Believe it or not, resistance training actually increases the body’s ability to use oxygen. In one study that tested the effects of concurrent endurance and strength training on running economy, endurance athletes who incorporated both running and strength training into their routine improved their performance whereas endurance athletes who did not incorporate strength training had no change in performance. These results are congruent with many other previous studies of the same nature.

 

DECREASE BODY FAT WHILE MAINTAINING MUSCLE

Lifting weights isphysiotherapy-595529_640 a great way to burn body fat. Now, cardio certainly does burn a significant amount of calories, however, those calories stop burning off as soon as that hour or so of cardio is finished. With strength training, lean muscle mass is built, which aides in the body not only burning calories during periods of exercise, but also while that person is at rest! Clearly, a body with more lean muscle and less fat is going to be lighter, aiding in speed and also in better body composition.

It is well known that many runners, especially elite runners who engage in intense bouts of physical activity, burn off a lot of muscle due to the extreme forms of cardio. Strength training can help to counter this problem, but won’t result in a significant amount of muscle gain because the continued endurance training will hinder muscle hypertrophy. So for those distance athletes who do not want gains to slow them down, no worries, strength training won’t add on significant size!

 

INJURY PREVENTION

Engaging in resistance training not only helps to strengthen and build the muscles, but it also helps to equalize them. Many times people are weaker on their left (or non-dominant) side which can cause a runners stride to be off key, or they have muscle imbalances somewhere in the body. Lifting weights helps to equalize strength and power within the legs and the rest of the body, which helps prevent future injuries. The benefits of strength training on injury prevention was shown in a study testing hamstring injury occurrence in elite soccer players after preseason strength training with eccentric overload. The study revealed that preseason strength training for the hamstrings would have positive impacts on the player’s performance and injury prevention.

 

Strength training is one of the most beneficial workouts to engage in, especially when combined with other forms of working out such as endurance running, sprinting, and other types of cardio. It helps to improve many aspects of performance including speed, cardiovascular fitness, proportion of lean muscle to body fat, and to decrease likelihood of injury. To all of my runners out there, take even just 3 days per week and add some resistance training to your fitness regiment and see how you can benefit!

 

 

 

 

 

References

Askling, Carl, Jon Karlsson, and Alf Thorstensson. “Hamstring injury occurrence in elite soccer players after preseason strength training with eccentric overload.” Scandinavian journal of medicine & science in sports 13.4 (2003): 244-250.

 

Millet, G. P., Jaouen, B. E. R. N. A. R. D., Borrani, F. A. B. I. O., & Candau, R. O. B. I. N. (2002). Effects of concurrent endurance and strength training on running economy and VO~ 2 kinetics. Medicine and science in sports and exercise34(8), 1351-1359.

 

Paavolainen, L., Häkkinen, K., Hämäläinen, I., Nummela, A., & Rusko, H. (1999). Explosive-strength training improves 5-km running time by improving running economy and muscle power. Journal of applied physiology86(5), 1527-1533.

The Weekend Runner: Business As Usual

One day I woke up early in the morning after going for a night run with a major headache and feeling extremely hungry. I went to work groggy and half-asleep. I quickly realised that I was dehydrated and did not monitor what I was eating during suhoor. Lack of sleep contributed to the problems too. Major adjustments must be made in order for me to continue with my work out and running routine for the month of Ramadhan.

 

Just like picking up a skill, saving up, reading, and many other good things in life, long-distance running is built on consistency. Without regular practice and maintenance I will loose the endurance and stamina built over a few months ago. Plus, I have less than 4 months left until I run my first full marathon at Standard Chartered KL Marathon, so I have to make every mile count.

 

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Can’t stop won’t stop!

 

Some might argue that Ramadhan is a time focus on ‘ibadah’ but I would argue that maintaining a healthy body is a part of being a good, practicing Muslim. As long as you divide your time well, your work out is also considered as an ‘ibadah’ if your intentions are right and you do it for the sake of Allah.

 

So, after making some adjustments stated in the example below, it is business as usual with my running routine:

 

1)     Run at night – Just keep in mind to wait at least 2 hours after a heavy meal if you had a heavy meal at iftar. Or run very early in the morning before suhoor. Running when the sun is not out is much more pleasant and you won’t feel thirsty too quickly.

 

2)     Get enough rest – it is hard to define how many hours of sleep you actually need because it varies between people, so listen to your body.

 

3)     Hydration – Drink plenty of plain water. I know that some ice cold cendol at the bazar is tempting, but that should not be your priority. If you want to run while still fasting, some runners that I know revolve their running routine around iftar so their work out is complete as soon as it’s maghrib time.

 

4)     Eat right – getting enough nutrients such as carbs and protein is very important during Ramadhan because you have time for only 2 major meals. Therefore, focus on quality, not quantity of the food, for example, swapping the usual ‘kuih’ for fruits instead at iftar.

 

Runner - what they think I doI think guy on the right just bought a big packet of mee goreng mamak from the bazar (picture source: Google)

 

May all of you be rewarded with better performance for the months to come for adjusting your routine to suit the holy month of Ramadhan!

 

Until next week,

The Weekend Runner.

TAHNIAH kepada semua peserta Mizuno Wave Run 2014!

Mizuno Wave Run 2014 berlangsung pada Ahad yang lepas, 24 Ogos 2014 di Dataran Putrajaya Presint 3 (Berhadapan dengan bangunan kehakiman negara). Ini adalah antara ketegori yang di tawarkan untuk para peserta :

A: Lelaki Terbuka (16 tahun & keatas) – 16km
B: Lelaki Dewasa (40 tahun & keatas) – 16km
C: Perempuan Terbuka (16 tahun & keatas) – 16km
D: Perempuan Dewasa (35 tahun & keatas) – 16km
E: Lelaki Terbuka (16 tahun & keatas) – 10km
F: Lelaki Dewasa (40 tahun & keatas) – 10km
G: Perempuan Terbuka (16 tahun & keatas) – 10km
H: Perempuan Dewasa (35 tahun & keatas) – 10km

Banyak tajaan yang di peroleh dari Mizuno Wave Run 2014 ini antaranya : World of Sports, Suunto, Perbadanan Putrajaya, Power Bar, Nestle Fitness, Gerdenia, dan Revive.

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Kesemua acara yang melibatkan larian sepanjang 16km berlepas pada pukul 6.45am dan selebihnya pada pukul 7am. Sambutan amat menggalakkan dan kesemua peserta kelihatan bersemangat untuk memulakan larian di garisan permulaan.

mizuno_2Selepas acara larian tamat, ramai peserta bersembang, makan sambil borak, bergambar selfie dan pelbagai ragam yang lain boleh di lihat melalui gambar di bawah ini :

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Apa yang lebih menarik, ada antara pelanggan-pelanggan kami menyertai acara larian ini dan memakai produk yang di beli. Mereka kelihatan begitu cantik dan penuh bersemangat dengan menggayakan produk Nashata. Jika anda ingin peroleh aura yang sama, boleh kunjungi online store kami di NASHATA.COM atau boleh tempah melalui WhatsApp +6012-3112489

customer_1Zarina memakai Black Amin Hijab – RM 89
customer_2Hakak Tucen memakai Black-Black Headband Iman HIjab – RM 89
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Ida Kassim memakai Grey-Fuchsia Iman Hijab (RM 89) & Bluish Pink Ultra Top (RM 99), Sofiah memakai Grey-Black Iman Hijab (RM 89), Aina memakai Black Amin Hijab (RM 89) dan Black Ultra Top (RM 99)

Sofiah menjadikan Larian Mizuno Wave Run ini sebagai persediaan dia untuk memasuki Full Marathon Penang Bridge Run (42.195 KM) yang akan datang. Mari kita memberi sokongan pada Sofiah dan rakan- rakan yang lain untuk memasuki acara larian yang lebih panjang untuk menambahkan stamina diri mereka.

TAHNIAH sekali lagi kepada mereka dan semua peserta-peserta yang lain kerana berjaya menamatkan larian sehingga ke garisan penamat. Mereka sangat aktif berlari, anda takkan hanya sekadar melihat? Ubah gaya hidup anda yang sihat. Amalkan bersukan!

 

 

No-Holds-Barred Review by Lini Kazim on Nashata Compression Arm Sleeves

Lini Kazim is known in the running and cycling community for her wittiness and zealousness in sports. Youthful, stunning and young at heart, Lini is always caught smiling and jovial whenever we get to see her. We were privileged and humbled to get Lini to test one of our products. She not only tested our compression arm sleeves, but she also was the FIRST to purchase our full support compression bra. Here’s a review by Lini, in her own words.

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The arm sleeves by Nashata that I recently tried have a very vibrant fresh pink colour, that is visible from afar. This is an additional benefit for me especially when cycling in order to draw the attention of the motorists of my presence on the road. They fit very comfortably on my mid bicep and the elastic used is fairly soft that I did not have any chafing or irritation even after a 3 hour bike ride. 

I love arm sleeves for a lot of reasons but mainly:
a) they add fashion to my short sleeve shirts 
b) in cold weather, I can start the run/ride with the arm sleeves on and roll down the sleeves when the body warms up
c) they help protect my skin from direct sunlight 
d) for some of my Muslim running friends, they find that the choice of long sleeve running shirts are limited in Malaysia but with these sleeves, they can now opt for short sleeve shirts and complement the shirt with the arm sleeves to cover the aurat. This indirectly benefits me because they now run happy and that makes me happy!

Arm Sleeves

The arm sleeves also feature a thumb hole which I did not use as I prefer to have direct contact with my handle bar for better grip. However, I am sure it is definitely a great feature to have when running either in the cold or to ensure that there is no tan-line at the wrist area! 
The fit for the arm sleeves was very comfortable and I did not at any time felt that they were too tight that it was cutting off my blood circulation! 
Well done Nashata for a great product. 

Thank you Lini!

She suggested a few improvements:
a) UV protection
b) More color options
c) option without the thumb hole

We certainly will take heed about her feedback.

The thumb hole is for sisters who have longer hands and prefer full covering. With the thumb hole, you can rest assured, your aurah around your wrist is covered. But yes, we can provide an option.

What about arm sleeves with prints + UV protection? Do let us know and if you want to take a quick look at the compression arm sleeves Lini tested, all you need is 30 secs of your time 🙂