Celebrating Women in Fitness this International Women’s Day

March 9, 2017 / Saudi Arabia

This week we are honored to bring you stories of incredible Saudi women who pursue their passion for health, sports and fitness. We are proud to share with you their journeys, challenges, and advice.

Meet Rawan Zahran.

Rawan discovered her love for fitness after having her second baby. She decided she wanted to lose the weight she gained and started exercising daily: “The way I felt in the process, healthy, fit energetic, strong, made me want to live like this forever.”

“I learned a lot about the true meaning of health and strength”

Her transformation made her family and friends come to her for advice. This motivated Rawan to learn more about fitness and health and become a certified personal trainer: “That’s what got me to dive into this field, learning more and sharing what I learn along the way.”

“It started with a passion that turned into a profession”

Although Rawan acknowledges that women face many challenges when it comes to pursuing sports, like finding facilities to train for running, cycling and long distance swimming. However, she strongly believes that if there is a will, there is a way: “The biggest challenge is mental. Those who believe they can, have achieved the impossible.”

“It is never too late to start”

Thanks to ride-hailing technology Rawan is happy to see that women’s biggest excuse to ditch their fitness classes is no longer valid: “requesting a driver at any time makes it possible for women to get where they need to be on time.”

Rawan will always continues to use her passion and experience to motivate others: “No matter what your age is, it is never too late to start, it would just make the quality of your lives better. All you need to do is want it bad enough and find something you enjoy.”