A global, online fitness week for Muslim women with 60 hours of workouts and informative panels

“From personal experience, I can tell you that gyms are not always the most comfortable place for scarf-wearing women because we feel different and it’s difficult, but we shouldn’t have to give up our scarf to stay fit and healthy.”

A global fitness event will be running from December 14 to 18, with 60 hours of female-only health and fitness sessions.

Modest Fitness Week is a beginner-friendly event to help kickstart fitness journeys with bold, confident Muslim health and fitness experts. 

The event has been organised by Abdiya Iman, from Seville, Spain, who runs an online e-commerce business called Moowda, which allows people to buy, sell, inspire, empower and support local independent businesses. 

“This is the first time anything like this has happened and it’s so exciting and important to be able to deliver an event like this.

“From personal experience, I can tell you that gyms are not always the most comfortable place for scarf-wearing women because we feel different and it’s difficult, but we shouldn’t have to give up our scarf to stay fit and healthy.

“That’s why Modest Fitness Week was created, because so many people felt the same way and there are so many people in our international community who can offer confidence and advice.”

“Modest Fitness Week is about the coming together of women who share the same core values, such as modesty and Islam and giving them a platform.”

A week filled with exercise classes, from High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) training to full body workouts, alongside mental health and wellbeing sessions provided by experts such as Dr Maisam Hasan, from Canada, who specialises in women’s health, digestive health and hormones. 

Instructors, creators and health experts from across the globe will come together to provide sessions from 2:30 am to 8 pm, making it accessible to every individual. 

Tickets cost £16/ $22, which works out well for a week of classes, with a catchup opportunity, giving you access to all the material up till two weeks after the event. 

All the proceeds of the event will be donated to the Yemen Emergency Appeal by Human Appeal. 

“Whilst working on this event, I’ve come to realise that fitness hasn’t been created for women, in the sense that our bodies and the way they function haven’t been taken into consideration.

“We need to understand how our bodies work and then we can fully take advantage of our fitness journeys.”

The bigger message surrounding Modest Fitness Week is to highlight just how many women from the Muslim community are already experts in this field and how accessible fitness can be. 

Panels will be held throughout the week discussing topics that aren’t normally spoken about such as periods, pregnancy and menopause; how they affect your fitness and body.

“Modest Fitness Week is about the coming together of women who share the same core values, such as modesty and Islam and giving them a platform,” said Abdiaya.

“This is about celebrating the Hijab and showing that we can do anything that we want to do, without seeing our Hijab as a barrier.”

Activewear brands such as Imaan.Active, jogonsportswear and dignitii will be working to promote their brands and release new lines as well as hosting sessions. 

“We don’t need to buy from big companies and brands, we can buy from within our communities and support local businesses that are run as passion projects by women from all different walks of life who have found gaps in the market.”

“These modest activewear brands are not only modest in their clothing but go above and beyond in their sustainability and carbon footprint.”

A week dedicated to creating confidence within each participant, providing them with contacts within the industry and like-minded people. 

“This is about celebrating the Hijab and showing that we can do anything that we want to do, without seeing our Hijab as a barrier.

“But most of all, it’s about having fun and prioritising our health.”

More information can found on the modest fitness week website.

Tickets are still available for purchase in the link below 

https://modestfitnessweek.com/

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