With Covid-19 causing chaos throughout the world, we decided to conduct a series of interviews with people across the Middle East and North Africa to try to understand how the effects are being felt across the region. In this interview, Saudi fitness instructor and entrepreneur Halah Hamrani (FLAGBOXING) shares her reflections.
Halah Al Hamrani is a Saudi martial arts instructor and owner of the FLAG (Fight Like a Girl) Boxing gym in Jeddah. A pioneer in the emerging Saudi women’s fitness industry, Halah teaches women to challenge themselves and push their limits. Women in Saudi Arabia have typically been discouraged from sports, but as the country starts … Continue reading Halah Hamrani: The Saudi boxing instructor teaching women to ‘Fight Like a Girl’
He places his hands on the floor of the coffee shop, manoeuvres a little upside down to shift his balance, then slowly tenses his core and lifts his legs straight up into the air with grace and ease. “The handstand is very symbolic,” he tells me later. “It’s about seeing things from a new perspective, … Continue reading The Omani fitness coach challenging culture through handstands