Purposeful Fitness with Coach Ola
The mechanics behind dryland training for swimmers with Fabio Comana

The mechanics behind dryland training for swimmers with Fabio Comana

August 19, 2020

Fabio Comana is the director of continuing education for NASM®, and a faculty member at San Diego State University and the University of California, San Diego. He was the original developer of ACE’s Integrated Fitness Training™ (IFT™) model and led development on their personal trainer educational workshops. Fabio has a wealth of experience from working as a collegiate head coach, strength and conditioning coach, and club manager for Club One. Certifications: ACE, ACSM, NASM, NSCA. 

 

In our interview, we dived in-depth around these topics:

  • The three pillars of training.
  • The importance of myofascial tissue for dryland training programs.
  • The lower extremities movement mechanics 

And of course so much more. 

 

We also would love to invite you to our social media campaign: #Swim4Akhirah and join us in our virtual webinars. To learn more about them, please visit www.linktree.com/befit4akhirah and make sure to follow along on social media @befit4akhirah

 

Come and join our private FB community: Purposeful Fitness with Coach Ola.

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Be Strong. Be Fit. BeFit4akhirah!

How to stay resilient during COVID-19 with Yaz Kubba?

How to stay resilient during COVID-19 with Yaz Kubba?

May 20, 2020

Today we meet with a special guest and personal friend, Yaz! We discuss favorite workouts and the importance of recovery. We also discuss how to make the most out of the COVID-19 situation and how to handle the quarantine. Optimism is imperative at this time and focusing on your mental health is critical. 

Reading is also discussed as well as how you can get your family members involved with your fitness at this time. 

Please enjoy this fun interview and stay safe and healthy!

 Make sure to follow us along on social media and tag us along:

Yaz @Yazfitpt and Ola @befit4akhirah

Be Strong. Be Fit. BeFit4Akhirah!

How to take care of your immunity system during Ramadan and Covid-19 with Noor Salem

How to take care of your immunity system during Ramadan and Covid-19 with Noor Salem

May 13, 2020

In today's episode, we discuss how you can take care of your immune system during Ramadan and also during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Noor Salem discusses the importance of organic foods and to prioritize eating as healthy as possible. The transition from processed foods to natural is an important one. Please join us as we learn how we can strengthen our immunity, in sha Allah. 

Noor Salem is the author of Sunnah Superfoods and can be found on www.noortrition.com

 

Be Strong. Be Fit. BeFit4Akhirah.

How mothers can manage their fitness journey during Ramadan & during covid-19 with Hanan Fadel

How mothers can manage their fitness journey during Ramadan & during covid-19 with Hanan Fadel

May 6, 2020

In today's episode, we discuss how mothers can manage their fitness journeys during the COVID-19 pandemic and during Ramadan.

Hanan Fadel discusses her personal training and how she specifically trains moms. She also discusses some of the difficulties moms may experience. This can bring up some potential hurdles especially at a time like now when someone may be fasting and may also be self-isolating. 

Hanan also discusses the importance of self-care and not pushing yourself too hard. She mentions how to make use of micro-workouts and still feel successful during these types of times.

She also gets into how to use exercise itself as a form of self-care and the difficulties of fasting while nursing.

QUE -> ROUTINE -> REWARD chain for habits is also discussed.

Let's explore how we can deal with some of these issues in today's episode. Join us. Whether you're a mom or not you may benefit from these ideas. #noexcuses #momlife

 

Be Strong. Be Fit. BeFit4Akhirah.

How to keep up with swimming during Ramadan & during COVID-19 with Fares Ksebati

How to keep up with swimming during Ramadan & during COVID-19 with Fares Ksebati

April 29, 2020

Have you ever thought of swimming while fasting or ever tried to?

Welcome to my interview with Fares Ksebati, CEO of MySwimPro and founder of World Swim Day. 

Our guest today, Fares Ksebati is the CEO of MySwimPro, a global technology, and media company that creates mobile and wearable applications (MySwimPro and MyTriPro) that help people improve their performance and health. World Swim Day, a global initiative that empowers people around the world to be more active through swimming and promote water safety. He competed on Wayne State University's Varsity swimming program and graduated summa cum laude from the Mike Ilitch School of Business. Fares continues to compete internationally and is a 3x U.S. Masters swimming individual national champion, certified USA Triathlon Coach and American Swim Coaches Association Fellow.

In this episode, the following topics were discussed:

  • How did MySwimPro get started and what is it all about?
  • How can someone get started with swimming and what are the best drills to do?
  • How can athletes keep up with swimming during Ramadan?
  • What is World Swim Day and how can we participate with it?

And of course much more!

To check the blog the post that got published on MySwimPro, please click below:

Advice for Swimmers During Ramadan

To sign up for the course in how to get started with swimming, please click below:

Introduction to swimming

Don't forget to tag us on your social media stories with the biggest takeaway and show us your favorite workout during Ramadan!

Coach Ola @BeFit4Akhirah

Coach Fares @FaresKsebati & @MySwimPro

Remember to:

Be Strong. Be Fit. BeFit4Akhirah.

 

Why and how being an active Muslim during Ramadan is an act of worship with Ola

Why and how being an active Muslim during Ramadan is an act of worship with Ola

April 26, 2020

Ramadan Mubarak to everyone who celebrates Ramadan!

I wanted to put this quick and short episode together because I want to bring light on to how being active is an act of worship, and why we need it for Ramadan.

Make sure to tune into the previous episodes with the following guests and topics:

How to regain mobility during Ramadan with Dr. Jen?

How to maintain muscle gains during Ramadan with Belal Hafeez?

How to keep momentum during Ramadan with Omar Adam?

How to finish Ramadan strong with Maarten van Elst?

Remember to:

Be Strong. Be Fit. BeFit4Akhirah.

How to manage your emotions during the COVID-19 epidemic with Amber?

How to manage your emotions during the COVID-19 epidemic with Amber?

April 15, 2020

Has the pandemic of COVID-19 put you down under lots of pressure and stress while you're trying to manage your emotions?

Join our guest for today, Amber Romaniuk who is an Emotional Eating, Digestive and Hormone Expert who helps professional women achieve optimal health through mindful eating, self-care and overcoming self-sabotage with food. Her podcast “The No Sugarcoating Podcast” has over half a million downloads, over 200 episodes and is listened to in over 82 countries. She was featured on TV Personality Whitney Port’s podcast. Amber has also appeared on local TV 50 times in the last three years alone.

Amber overcame her own emotional eating after gaining and losing more than 1000 lbs and spending over $50,000 on binge foods and spending 5 years balancing her hormones and digestion. Now she helps others achieve Body Freedom™ so they have the confidence and health to create amazing lives.

In today's episode, we covered the following topics:

  • How to manage our emotions in times like now.
  • How to understand if we're actually hungry or if we're emotionally hungry.
  • The importance of support groups for emotional freedom.

And of course much more.

You can find Amber on social media at: Amber Romaniuk on IG and check her podcast out as well at: The No SugarCoating Podcast

 

Remember to tag us on IG story with one thing you'll do today in managing your emotions!

Coach Ola @BeFit4Akhirah and Amber @Amberromaniuk

~Be Strong. Be Fit. BeFit4Akhirah~

How mental health is very important for swimmers during COVID-19 epidemic with Abbie Fish

How mental health is very important for swimmers during COVID-19 epidemic with Abbie Fish

April 9, 2020

Today's episode is an important topic for the swimming industry to come out and bring light on mental health for the swimmers in the house. As a swimmer and as a swim instructor, it really is challenging for the mindset to be outside the water. 

Our guest for today is Abbie Fish who founded Swim Like A. Fish in 2019 after 25+ years of success in competitive swimming. From qualifying for the Olympic Trials to working at USA Swimming’s headquarters, and coaching at The Race Club, Abbie has been on all sides of the sport. She is a University of Georgia “Double Dawg” – where she swam and graduated with her M.S. and B.S. degrees. Abbie continues to further her knowledge on stroke mechanics by studying, researching, and staying on top of the newest trends on technique. Abbie has worked with clients as young as 5 and up to 90 years old. She believes that anyone with the heart to train CAN and WILL benefit from technical advice!  

Today's topics are the following:

  • Abbie's journey into swimming.
  • How we are adapting to land training. 
  • How mental health is a really important topic to be mentioned within the swimming industry. 

Make sure to tag us along on social media with the biggest takeaways of this episode:

Abbie on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/theafish1/ and Coach Ola @BeFit4Akhirah.

Remember to:

~Be Strong. Be Fit. BeFit4Akhirah~

 

 

How to try out the plant-based diet during the COVID-19 epidemic with Sara Zayed?

How to try out the plant-based diet during the COVID-19 epidemic with Sara Zayed?

April 2, 2020

Have you ever tried to go on plant-based or didn't know the benefits of it?

Join me today with my guest, Sara Zayed who is an advocate on the plant-based diet lifestyle.

Sara Zayed is the founder of Posifitivy, a health, fitness, and lifestyle medicine blog geared towards young women. She graduated with a degree in Computer Science and Mathematics from Rutgers University in 2016 but was always drawn to health and fitness, taking a variety of science classes, exercising regularly, and exploring nutrition. She started Posifitivy on Instagram in 2015, and while working full-time as a software engineer after graduating, she acquired the Plant-Based Nutrition certificate from Cornell University and became an ACSM certified personal trainer. She has written for Healthline and was featured in Women's Health Magazine in 2019. Currently, she works at Ethos Health (the first farm-based medical practice in the country) as a medical assistant and will be starting medical school in summer 2020.

In today's episode, we talked about the following main points:

  • What made Sara choose the plant-based lifestyle?
  • How to keep up with the plant-based lifestyle during the COVID-19 epidemic and how it's actually helpful too?
  • The obstacles that both Sara and Ola faced within the Arab and Muslim communities promoting their work and ideas into the world.

And much more!

Make sure to screenshot this episode and tag both Sara and Coach Ola on social media (IG):

Sara Zayed IG: https://www.instagram.com/sarajzayed/

Coach Ola IG: www.instagram.com/befit4akhirah

Sara's current blog can be found at https://www.posifitivy.com/

Also, to learn more and to sign up for the Ramadan program: https://bit.ly/2UGWzk5

How to prepare for Ramadan mentally, physically, and spiritually during the COVID-19 epidemic with Ola?

How to prepare for Ramadan mentally, physically, and spiritually during the COVID-19 epidemic with Ola?

March 25, 2020

Ramadan 2020 happens to be on April 24th this year, in shaa Allah. 

Because we have one month to go, this is the best time to take whatever we were working on this year to put all the effort to welcome the blessed month.

In this episode, I talked about the following topics:

  • How to stay grounded and hopeful when the masjids are closing down all around us. 
  • How to build the right mindset for Ramadan. 
  • Why being active is very important right now for your body to be ready for Ramadan.
  • How to spiritually uplift yourself for the blessed month when life can seem so depressing right now.
  • How to be purposeful in everything you do in life!

And much more!

To sign up for the program, click here: https://befit4akhirah1.teachable.com/p/purposeful-ramadan-program

Remember to tag this episode and use the hashtag #PurposefulRamadan to spread the word on being purposeful with our fitness journeys!

Be Strong. Be Fit. BeFit4Akhirah.

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