Several Qatari and international sports stars have joined the Aspetar Community Initiative, providing remote fitness exercises to athletes as well as the public, aiming to positively influence fitness maintenance during their stay at home.

Nasser bin Saleh Al Attiyah, Qatari superstar, is the latest to join Aspetar’s initiative. The world rally champion provided, along with, our experts a series of exercises for beginners’ level athletes on Thursday, through a live broadcast on Aspetar’s YouTube channel. Qatari athletics runner Mariam Farid and Ahmed Tijan player of Qatari beach volleyball team are also participating in Aspetar’s initiative.

The list of participants will expand in the upcoming days to include the participation of other Qatari sports stars, including professional Qatari boxer Sheikh Fahad bin Khalid bin Jassim Al Thani, who practices in a light weight medium under the umbrella of the Association of Professional Boxers in Spain, Ahmed Morgan, player of the Qatari national team of beach handball and motorcycle racer. Saeed Al Sulaiti and AlRayyan football player Sebastian Soria, Rima Taha Qatar national team athletics in addition to many other stars who will be announced later.

The participating stars expressed their happiness taking part in Aspetar’s initiative in terms of cooperation and contribution to the service of sports and community in light of the outbreak of the coronavirus and its positive consequences, advising everyone to remain active and following the directives and preventive measures to stay at home.

Confirming its pioneering role in providing outstanding health services, and to contribute to the health education of athletes, Aspetar; Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Hospital, has posted a detailed video featuring reliable home exercise workouts for athletes while staying at home. Commenting on the initiative, Mohamed Khalifa Al Suwaidi, Director General of Aspetar said, “We are happy to present this community initiative, we urge everyone to exercise and maintain physical fitness as one of the ways to overcome the consequences of this global epidemic. He added, “I cannot thank everyone enough who has contributed to this initiative from the Qatari sports stars, which shows their willingness to provide what they can to serve the community.

Their participation has added great value to achieving the goals of this initiative. We look forward for more stars participation in the upcoming sessions” The series of videos aim to benefit from the time of social distancing imposed by the spread of the new coronavirus COVID19, and to get athletes to maintain their fitness during their stay at home, while “social distancing” or physical distance is followed, the majority of Sports competitions and gatherings for training in clubs remain postponed.

The exercises are provided by a team of physical coaches in Aspetar. They are easy to follow by the public, without the need for any gym equipment, which makes it more convenient and easier to apply at home.

Source : The Peninsula

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