Shaikha Al Qassemi
The Red Bull- sponsored CrossFit athlete and lululemon ambassador is also the founder of Platform Fitness Gym
- I manage my gym, and I currently train once or twice a day in preparation for competitions or challenges. I am also a social media inspirer and aim to always encourage my followers to lead a healthier and ﬁtter lifestyle.
- I have been planning to open my own gym for two years, and have been slowly putting ideas together, creating a mood board and visualising how I want it to grow. Since the opening of Platform, I have seen many come into the gym and grow with it and the team as well. It gives me a constant drive to always do better and give better service for their health.
- In 2017, my biggest highlight would be competing after being injured for a year. I went back to competing at an annual partner competition in Sharjah called The Grind, and my partner and I made it to the semi-ﬁnals.
- The UAE is like the mother that raised me, a father that has provided for me, a brother that has looked out for me, a sister that has cared for me, and a child that will always inspire me and encourage me to do better.
- Every single person that walks into a gym to change his or her life for the better inspires me.