Tunisian female bodybuilder Dorra Zaier, 28, stretcehs during a training session in Tunis July 22, The year-old thinks women in her country should follow her example by getting off their sofas and pumping iron, not only for their health but also to tackle gender inequality. For Zaier, bodybuilding generates physical and mental well-being and fights stress, benefits she says are much needed in her own country, the most Westernized nation in north Africa. Encouraged by her father, Zaier began developing her muscles seven years ago, becoming one of only seven Tunisian female bodybuilders. She says her father is proud of her.
Arab woman storms male bodybuilding bastion
Arab woman muscles into bodybuilding - The Globe and Mail
No, weight training does not make you masculine, if anything, it makes you sexy! I see no Limit.. Fitness, fashion, and food, my favorite F words. The Kuwaiti beauty shares her heavy workouts between high-fashion posts and generous meal plans. Multitask, ladies!
Breaking Taboos: Being an Arab Female Body Builder
Bahraini female bodybuilder and personal trainer Haifa al-Musawi prepares to train at a gym in Dubai. Flexing her muscles in defiance of the Gulf's conservative cultural stereotypes, bodybuilder Haifa Musawi has lost all hope of pumping iron for Bahrain so now is looking elsewhere for recognition. The year-old began working out a decade ago after finding a personal trainer to help her overcome obesity - a widespread problem in the oil-rich region. As a young girl, she would seek out publications with articles and pictures about bodybuilding.
The year-old began working out a decade ago after finding a personal trainer to help her overcome obesity — a widespread problem in the oil-rich region. Ten years on, Musawi has several certificates from international fitness and bodybuilding associations and has been working as a weights specialist in Dubai, where she trains both men and women. In June, she came sixth in the physique category of the International Natural Bodybuilding Association championships, a drug-free competition held for the first time in Dubai. She is now seeking a pro-card so she can take part in professional competitions around the world and join the International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness.