Amna Al Haddad is a sports pioneer and female sport advocate from the Middle East. The first Emirati Hijabi Olympic Weightlifter, Nike Sponsored Athlete, and Arab Crossfitter competed in Asia Regionals. Holder of 9 IWF event medals. Motivational Speaker and Writer. Follow her journey here!
It was just like any typical day, sitting with my family with the TV on a UAE channel, that a petite, hijab-wearing young Emirati girl came on. She was pushing and pulling herself over and under obstacles and lifting weights. It was a local competition in Dubai that she was competing in alongside a big group of foreigners. I was determined to find out what this young Emirati girl was doing and to join in on the fun! After a little online investigation…that’s when I first knew who Amna Al-Haddad was and discovered the sport that has taken over my life, CrossFit.
Haya AlSharhan 1st Kuwaiti Asia Regional competitor 2013
It gives Live’ly great pleasure to be able to contribute to Amna’s physical and mental readiness for the Rio Olympics by providing her with daily healthy meals tailored to her training and personal needs and help her spread awareness in the community to encourage other women out there to stay fit and follow their dreams.
TINA CHOUEIRI Chief Clinical Officer, Licensed Dietician, Live'ly
It’s always a pleasure working with athletes and especially so with Amna. Often after analysis there are a number of issues that need to be addressed to improve stability so that performance isn’t inhibited by injury. With Amna her dedication to training and openness to new strategies has provided some tangible change not only to her stability and strength but energy and vigour in her athletic pursuits.
It’s been an awesome experience working with Amna and am looking forward to seeing her achieve those big dreams that she has planned. It has been just as rewarding playing a part in helping her to get there and can’t wait to see her achieve her goals.
Keith Littlewood Rehabilitation and performance coach
"We're excited to have Amna join our talented roster of athletes. Her leadership both inside and outside the gym is something to be admired. She's a superb athlete and an even more amazing person. It couldn't be a more perfect fit."
George KunHardt, CEO of Goat Tape
Amna Al Haddad’s dedication and strength as an athlete makes her an inspiring role model for women and weightlifters everywhere. PurePharma is proud to help her recover from her Olympic training with our high-quality natural supplements.
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@TheAishaSY Awesome 😎! Looking forward to it! And it surely is a small world.