BeFit4Akhirah

BeFit4Akhirah

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haha but Purposeful Fitness with Coach Ola taught us how to swim on land! :)

Personal Training, Group Training, and much more! We help women find purpose through fitness and regain their confidence into their mind, body, and soul.

The mission of BeFit4Akhirah is to inspire, motivate, and dedicate women in getting active, staying fit, and being strong with a purpose.

Ola Khaldi Alghazzouli graduated from George Mason University with a B.S in Biology and Health Promotion minor. She became an ACE certified personal trainer in 2016. She is passionate on bringing together mental health into fitness because she has experienced and knows what it feels like to be at the lowest moment in life, and she has overcame eating disorders and mental health struggles such as suicidal attempts. She believes in taking care of the mind first before the body because without a strong mind, the body can't be strong, and without a strong mind and body, the soul can't be strong.

Hello everyone, my name is Ola K. Alghazzouli, an ACE certified personal trainer. My goal is to help you stay fit and active as well as inspired and motivated. Also, as a Muslim, my goal is to remind myself first foremost and Muslims on our 5th pillar [article] of faith in Islam which is the belief in the Last Day (as we call it in Arabic: Akhira). I want to inspire all of us to workout, to stay fit, and active so our bodies can be healthy and strong to be used to build our Akhira. In shaa Allah, with a healthy body, we can feel energized to get our prayers in, help our families, friends, neighbors, build communities together, and do good deeds using our bodies which shall be a witness for us on Day of Judgment.

#Repost @the_golden_tree_of_goodness
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🏊Swimming is a skill we need to learn in order to be healthy and safe. Most Muslim women don't have the opportunity to learn how to swim. It is a Sunnah of our beloved Prophet (PBUH) that has been neglected because of the restrictions that have been placed on us. Thanks to @befit4akhirah things are changing. Our voices need to be heard!!! Let’s work together to make it possible for Muslim women to have a place to learn how to swim without being told, ”You can’t swim in that.” Modest is part of our faith. We can wear our Islamic swimwear and be able to swim. 🏊

Follow the challenge by taking a photo like mines and tagging @befit4akhirah

#swimming #muslimswimwear #muslimswimsuit #befit4akhirah #MySwimPro #Speedopartner #speedo #nikeswim #swimfamily #swimmer #swiminstructor #burkini #muslimswimwear #hijabiswimmer

Did you know that it's still a bit of taboo, stigma, and difficult for the Muslim woman to take swim lessons?
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Come and join our first webinar on Friday, August 21st at 7 p.m where @shanay_hussein , @inhomeholistix , & @olakalghazzouli will talk about these issues that they have faced within Muslim communities.
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Let's break that barrier for the Muslim women. Let's speak to them. And let's make a way for them in the swimming industry.
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To sign up for the webinar, click on the link found in our bio.
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#Speedopartner @speedosoul @speedousa
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Mark your calendars! The start of the conversation of swimming and water safety for the Muslim woman starts August 20th! Thank you, @writerderbi
For joining us in this movement 👇🏼
#Swim4Akhirah
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Yes, the Muslim woman swims, and she's looking to be represented, spoken to, and heard in the swimming industry!
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#Speedopartner @speedosoul @speedousa
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#muslimah #swimlife #burkini #swimmerinhijab #swimfamily #swimon #hijabifashion #hijabi #arabwoman #muslimpodcast #fitnesspodcast #fitnessprofessional #socialmediacampaign #smallbusiness #realtalk #speakupforyourself #befit4akhirah #faithbased #faithandfitness #northernvirginia #washingtondc

Let's give a large welcome to Naadhirah who is a certified swim instructor in South Africa, and she's also a Muslim woman who is empowering other women into swimming.
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She will join us on a virtual webinar where we dive deeper into the reality and struggles of swimming for Muslim women like us. In hijab or not.
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To sign up for the webinar and to reserve your seat, click on the link found in the bio. The webinar title is:
The Struggle of Swimming for Muslim woman in Africa.
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#Swim4Akhirah 8-20-2020
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@speedosoul @speedousa #Speedopartner
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#swimmerinhijab #swimlife #swimmer #womenempowerment #muslimah #hijabista #hijabi #muslimwoman #fitnesscoach #swiminstructor #Afroswimmers #fitnessprofessional #southafrica #african #blackswimmers #hijabiswimmer #speakupforyourself #socialmediacampaign #smallbusiness #smallbrand #faithandfitness #befit4akhirah #alhamdulillah @ South Africa

@swimmerblair created a #50forchange swim challenge to bring positive change within the swimming world. And I was invited to join too.
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And I got it done. Thank you, Blair.
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outfit: @lyraswim
hijab: @swimoutlet
goggles: @speedousa
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@speedosoul @speedousa #SpeedoPartner
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#Swim4akhirah #swimmer #hijab #Muslimwoman #faithandfitness #southriding #northernvirginia #washingtondc #womenempowerment #muslimah #mentalhealthawareness #speedo #MySwimPro #swimlife #arabwoman #alhamdulillah #havefaith #muslimswimwear #burkini #befit4akhirah

Are you looking to improve your swimming strokes and techniques?👇🏼
Join @swim_box as they are currently offering 20% off during the month of August. Use the code "back to pool".
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I am currently training with them to improve my own strokes as well as I'm preparing to take swim lessons with them too.
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If you are local in the D.M.V area, check their website and feel free to send me any questions you have.
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We're here for you! #speedopartner @speedosoul
@speedousa
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#Swim4Akhirah 8-20-2020
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#swimlife #fitnesscoach #swimmer #swiminstructor #swimcoach #modestswimwear #MySwimPro #muslimah #hijabista #arabwoman #fitmuslimah #muslimwoman #alhamdulillah #faithandfitness #triathelete #mytripro #nikeswim #mentalhealthisreal #befit4akhirah

We have special speakers that will speak about:
- water safety.
- the struggles of Muslim women swimming.
- The history of burkini
- mental health in swimming.
And much more.
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The sign up link is coming up this weekend.
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Thank you for your support.
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Sincerely,
Ola with BeFit4Akhirah.
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#swimmer #diversityinaquatics #swimlife #swimon #Speedopartner #TYR #MySwimPro #Muslimwoman #muslimah #hijabi #socialmediacampaign #socialactivist #fitnesscoach #survivinghijab #washingtondc #loudouncounty #womenempowerment #worldhijabday #muslimahchamber #alhamdulillah #Swim4akhirah #befit4akhirah

What is your favorite drill in the pool?👇🏼
Join us: August 20th, 2020- the start of the conversation for the Muslim women within the swimming and aquatic world
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@speedosoul @speedousa #SpeedoPartner
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Remember to:
Be Strong. Be Fit. BeFit4Akhirah.
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#swimlife #workoutmotivation #swimmer #fitnesspodcast #swimmerinhijab #burkini #socialmediacampaign #smallbrand #microinfluencer #smallbusiness #fitnessprofessional #swiminstructor #Swim4akhirah #befit4akhirah #muslimwoman #muslimah #hijabi #hijabista #modestymovement #bodyimagemovement #muslimfamily #myswimpro #faithandfitness #worldhijabday #survivinghijab

This exercise is great for the core, inner thigh, and mobility.
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Instead of doing the actual movement of the lunge, you're staying stationary in place.
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Your focus is rotating from your hips while keeping your back straight and not hunching forward.
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Add weights to it if you would like.
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Ask me any questions you have or concerns via d.m or email me at: [email protected]
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Remember to:
Be Strong. Be Fit. BeFit4Akhirah.
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#drylandtraining #fitnesspodcast #fitnessprofessional #workoutmotivation #exercisemotivation #homeworkout #hijabi #arabwoman #socialisolation #fitcommunity #Swim4akhirah #faithandfitness #befit4akhirah

I want to invite the entire swimming industry to the table and ask them...why women like myself left out? Do we not swim or do we not compete? Or can we not become certified if we want to?
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My story is similar to a lot of Muslim women who choose to wear the hijab and swim in it.
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My voice matters. And my story needs to be brought into the table because women like myself need to be represented, helped, educated, and supported back.
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Join me in my first ever campaign to bring further diversity into swimming and aquatic world.
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Thank you, @speedousa & @speedosoul for allowing me to share my story, to be open in communication with me, and for choosing me to be part of your program.
#Speedopartner
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Thank you @myswimpro for also trying to bring women like me into the conversation.
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Thank you @afroswimmers for your support in speaking up for Muslim women.
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Thank you @swim_box for helping me become a better swim instructor as I work on my skills too.
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Join me August 20th as we start this conversation with featuring webinars, giveaways, and drills for women like myself.
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Sincerely,
Ola K. Alghazzouli
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#swimmer #swimmerinhijab
#muslimwoman #arabwoman #muslimah #burkini #swimlife #Swim4akhirah #speakupforyourself #speakyourtruth #vulnerability #saynotobullies #personaltrainer #fitnesspodcast #fitnessprofessional #fitnesscoach #hijabi #hijabistas #befit4akhirah #Afroswimmers #anxietyisreal #eatingdisorderrecovery #mentalhealthawareness

Never forget 🇱🇧
May Allah bring peace and help the entire region.🇱🇧 ameen ya rab.
Sincerely,
Ola
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#lebanon #beruit #middleeastern #middleeast #arab #arabamerican #faithandfitness #befit4akhirah #trauma #anxietyfighter #momentofsilence

We're excited about our #Swim4Akhirah campaign👇🏼
How to join us?
1. Participate with us in the webinar series from Aug 20-Sept 3rd
2. Enter our giveaways
3. Take a picture of one of the signs and share with us or on your feed.
4. Use #Swim4Akhirah to raise awareness of swimming for Muslim women.
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Let's get up and become active with a purpose.
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Remember to:
Be Strong. Be Fit. BeFit4Akhirah.
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@speedosoul @speedousa #speedopartner
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#muslimah #fitnesscoach #swimmer #drylandtraining #nopoolnoexcuse #workoutmotivation #anxietyfighter #faithandfitness #hijabfashion #rashguard #modestswimwear #modestyfashion #bodyimagemovement #muslimwoman #muslimah #alhamdulillah #befit4akhirah

You can become a swimmer! You just have to put your mind to it. Work on your strokes. And speak up for yourself.
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Yes, we do face struggles in the aquatic world. But we can do it. In shaa Allah.
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@speedosoul @speedousa #SpeedoPartner
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Remember to:
Be Strong. Be Fit. BeFit4Akhirah.
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#swim4Akhirah
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#swimmer #muslimah #muslimwoman #stopstigma #hijabi #arabwoman #muslim #swimmerlife #fitnessmotivation #poolworkout #modestactivewear #justkeepswimming #anxietyfighter #eatingdisorderrecovery #breaststroke #traumarecovery #befit4akhirah

Side lunges are one of lower body exercises that you can do at home! It works on your inner thighs, your gluteus, and your quads.
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Form is always number one focus.
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Then mix it up with weights such as 5lbs dumbbells or even a water bottle.
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Keep moving and stay active.
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#homeworkout #indoorworkout #fitnessprofessional #acepersonaltrainer #workoutmotivation #hijabi #muslimwoman #drylandtraining #exercisemotivation #faithandfitness #stabilitytraining #lowerbodyworkout #strengthtraining #mobilitytraining #Swim4akhirah #befit4akhirah #muslimah #alhamdulillah

The #Swim4Akhirah campaign is a much needed campaign for the Muslim women and communities!
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We need to educate our women on water safety, speak up about our struggles, create a path for them in the swimming & aquatic world.
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We thank every brand that has entered our giveaways. We thank every swim instructor and coach who agreed to come on to co-host webinars with Ola. We thank every participant for entering the picture advocacy. We also thank every athlete who is joining us and much more.
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You can still support our campaign!
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How?
1. Join our webinars from August 20th-Sept 3rd.
2. Participate in the giveaways.
3. Take a picture and send it to us to feature you.
4. Invite your friends, families, colleagues, other coaches into this campaign.
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Together we unite. And together we get heard.
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@speedosoul @speedousa #SpeedoPartner
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Remember to:
Be Strong. Be Fit. BeFit4Akhirah.
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#muslimwomanswims #muslimah #muslimwoman #muslim #muslimsisters #survivinghijab #worldhijabday #arabwomen #fitnesspodcast #fitnesscoach #personaltrainer #musliminfluencer #smallbrand #smallbusiness #campaign #hijab #hijabista #speakupforyourself #speakyourtruth @ Washington DC - United States of America

Are you looking to play a role in the #Swim4Akhirah campaign?
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We love to have you join us by taking one or three of these pictures.
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Next: post the picture on your feed, use #Swim4Akhirah hash tag and tag @befit4akhirah
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You can also email it to us where we will post it on our feed as well and tag your account.
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Let's revolutionize what a Muslim woman looks like by the pool and help her learn how to swim, educate her on water safety, and support her on the journey!
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#swim4akhirah #swimmer #swimmerinhijab #hijabi #modestswimwear #burkini #arabwomen #muslimwoman #diversityinaquatics #muslimah #fitmuslimah #campaign #speedopartner #speedosoul #survivinghijab #worldhijabday #befit4akhirah

#challengeaccepted I was chosen by couple of ladies. Thank you all!
@hebamania @writerderbi Khizera @diaryofasciencemama
I hope I didn't miss any others!
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I chose this picture because I want to play a role in being that woman that can inspire, motivate, and dedicate herself to her goals in this life and the next.
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In shaa Allah
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Remember to:
Be Strong. Be Fit. BeFit4Akhirah.
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#swim4akhirah #swimmer #swimmerinhijab #womenempowerment #muslimah #muslimwoman #muslim #faithandfitness #swimlife #swimmerlife #fitnesscoach #fitnesspodcast #fitnessprofessional #arabwoman #modestyfashion #proudtobemuslim #alhamdulillah #Allah #befit4akhirah

BeFit4Akhirah

[08/01/20]   If you're short on time, add at least exercises that will help you improve your balance, mobility, & strength.
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During COVID-19, a lot of us are constantly sitting down, overwhelmed, exhausted, and so on.
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This is going to hinder our progress in our mobility, strength, and overall health!
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This is why I highly recommend working on the basics first with your workouts and exercises over adding cardio because having joint stability, mobility, & strength is far more functional than a cardio exercise such as: running, swimming, walking, etc.
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You don't have a TRX at home?
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You can use resistance band, towel, or simply a chair to hold on and push your feet back. Like I'm demonstrating in this video.
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Remember to:
Be Strong. Be Fit. BeFit4Akhirah.
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#swiminstructor #swimmer #muslimah #hijab #faithandfitness #workoutmotivation #functionaltraining #trxworkout #homeworkout #indoorworkout #mobilitytraining #flexibilitytraining #proudtobemuslim #alhamdulillah #anxietyisreal #depressionsurvivor #eatingdisorderrecovery #mentalhealthmatters #loudouncounty #fairfaxva #speakupforyourself #nopoolnoexcuse #drylandtraining #befit4akhirah

Are you ready for #Swim4Akhirah campaign?
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What will it be about, you ask?
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It will be about virtual webinars, giveaways, and bringing awareness about our struggles.
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It will open discussion about body image struggles within the swimming industry as well.
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It will create awareness within the Muslim communities that women and girls must learn how to swim.
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It will start the conversation to tell the swimming world:
What about us?
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Because Muslim woman does swim too!
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8-20-2020
In shaa Allah!!!!

Here's what one Muslimah said about my hijab struggle. It resonated with her. Alhamdulliah. This is why at BeFit4Akhirah, I choose to be honest and real. Because it's important to acknowledge that you're not alone. And I'm here with you to speak up the truth and be there to my best ability.
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Sincerely,
Coach Ola
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Remember to:
Be Strong. Be Fit. BeFit4Akhirah.
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#survivinghijab #hijab #Muslimwoman #Muslimah #Islam #faithandfitness #befit4akhirah #vulnerability #speakupforyourself #bereal #beyourself #standupforyourself #Arabwoman #proudtobemuslim #mentalhealthmatters #anxietyisreal #personaltrainer #fitnessprofessional #podcaster #smallbrand #smallbusiness #microinfluencer

Did you know we're reaching the end of our Islamic year?
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What is one lesson you learned this year about yourself, your relationship with Allah, and your purpose in life?
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Let's have a round table discussion in the comments below
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For me, I've learned tons of lessons:
1. To not have a man control my decisions. Yes. I ended a collaboration in Jan 2020 where I made the decision to say, "I'm not comfortable with this anymore"
2. To speak up for myself and bring further representation within the swimming industry.
3. To understand that I've a lot to learn within this business world and this influencer world.
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Be proud to play small and to be a small brand.
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You don't need to be big all the time. Because Allah is Bigger than all of this world.
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Remember to:
Be Strong. Be Fit. BeFit4Akhirah.
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#purposefullife #faithandfitness #swiminstructor #workoutmotivation #triathelete #halfmarathon #runnerlife #hijabi #muslimah #womanempowerment #smallbrand #smallbusiness #microinfluencer #Swim4akhirah #swimforlife #speakupforyourself #believeinyourdreams #alhamdulillah #faithandfitness #beyourself #befit4akhirah

I get excited when you tag me with your swimming journey! Thank you for tagging me on your story @zahra.govani
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Let's continue to empower the Muslim woman to swim, learn about water safety, and to educate her kids on the importance of swimming.
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#Swim4Akhirah
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Remember to:
Be Strong. Be Fit. BeFit4Akhirah.
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#swimmer #swimmerinhijab #muslimah #muslimwoman #muslimmum #muslimmom #muslimfamily #hijab #speedosoul #speedousa #underdog #underarmour #survivinghijab #muslimahchamber #muslimsis #befit4akhirah

We want to wish you a blessed Eid to you and to your families!
Sincerely,
Coach Ola with BeFit4Akhirah.
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#eid2020 #eidaladha #muslimwoman #muslimah #muslimsisters #eidcelebration #Islamiclife #proudtobemuslim #alhamdulillah #faithandfitness #worldhijabday #burkini #eidparty #smallbusiness #smallbrand #microinfluencer #befit4akhirah #eidgifts #Allah

How it all started out: BeFit4Akhirah

The name BeFit4Akhirah came together in 2014 when I was listening to lectures on YouTube called, “Prophetic Dynasty” from Imam Wisam Sharieff. This year I also lost my grandmother as she passed away back home, in Damascus, Syria. Her death was very emotional and heartbreaking for me because she was calling my mom’s and my name in the hospital while she was sleeping and saw us in her dream. The doctors asked who were these names and why did she call them. Once they found out they were her daughter and granddaughter, the doctor said they need to be here because the chances of her living are very slim. I was in school at that time, Spring semester at George Mason University, and I couldn’t leave. However, my mom was able to go and be with her during her last days.

Prior to birth of BeFit4Akhirah, I have battled suicide attempts, overcame eating disorder(s), and much more. I have had my up’s and downs as I still do, but they were hard to deal with, and I did seek professional and spiritual help as well as had amazing support system by my side.

When I discovered the lectures on YouTube, Prophetic Dynasty, I found my connection again with Allah swt as well as felt connected with all the prophets. I took the lectures very seriously as I took notes in my notebook and saved them till this day, and I was watching as well as taking notes privately in my room without having anyone find out. And the reason for that is because seeking Islamic knowledge has been a little struggle for me because when I wore my hijab in 2011 and started practicing Islam more, I was told that I am becoming “religious” and that I am going “extreme”. So I had lost the balance and fell off wagon, and until this day, I remind myself to keep trying and stay as strong and true as possible to my belief and values.

During the lectures, Imam Wisam touched on the point of Akhirah where he discussed in some details relating it to his thesis paper he did years ago. That moment, it hit me and light bulb turned on.

My grandmother’s death and Prophetic Dynasty YouTube lectures all were connected, and I felt alive inside again as well as found my purpose in my life.

With that, I created BeFit4Akhirah on Facebook first then it went on to Instagram, and from there I got my minor in Health Promotion minor because I no longer loved my B.S Biology. In fact, I almost dropped out of college because I didn’t know what to do with my life anymore since my grades were horrible in my Biology classes, and I had to retake so many courses to raise my GPA. I was fortunate and blessed to earn the opportunity to continue my education and finish off with my minor.

When it came to speaking about faith of afterlife, Akhirah, I realized how true that is just from my own life experience. So many times I had wanted my life to end, and I even tried to end it myself, but there was deep conviction inside that there will be consequences in what I do. But I was hopeless and didn’t find any purpose in my life anymore.

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