MeFit Health & Fitness Summit 2018

Having already had an extremely successful SoulBody Teacher Training and launch of Soulbody Barre and Unhitched programs at Gold's Gym Egypt last year, we happily accepted MeFitPro's invitation to join their MeFit Summit last week to present a few SoulBody Master Classes and meet the team!

We also hosted a post-conference SoulBody Teacher Training for managers and instructors from Gold's Gym Saudi and UAE at the beautiful Talise Fitness Health Club (along with other reputable instructors around the region). Growing our SoulBody GLOBAL SQUAD!

Quick recap of the MEFIT Summit and the "thought leaders" we got to meet and know better! 

  • Wonderful to hear HE Saeed Mohammed Hareb, Secretary General of Dubai Sports Council (DSC) during the opening ceremony! The DSC is the official sports governing body of the Government of Dubai. Their goal and task at hand is to develop a holistic sports culture for the Emerite. 

  • Happy to have met and gotten to know Greg and Rania Boucher from MeFitPro (and their AMAZING TEAM) who are truly passionate leaders in the Middle East, not only running the Mefit Summit for 15 years, but working as a stand-alone Fitness Institute who works with partner companies in Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Lebanon to help expand Education and Training. The end of summit "celebration" they hosted on a private boat (from the Dubai Marina) to take in the sights of modern Dubai was quite spectacular and much appreciated!

  • Had almost too much fun with the MOVE U "YouTube" sensations Dr. Mike Wasilisin and Andrew Dettelbach as they presented quite a few workshops on how to FIX YO SH*T with their "Forever Fix" online program. 

  • Always humbled and honored to sit around a table with Farel Hruska, personal trainer, group fitness instructor and pre- and post-natal fitness expert. Her workshops #rocked!

  • Got our "networking on" with Alexandra Maia from House of Social, the Middle East's go-to social media know-how platform! She definitely lit up the room!

  • Learned A LOT about RockTape who sponsored the event. This is the perfect example of how EDUCATION and support along with product catapults a company. 

  • Also got to meet the team and experience a workshop for Stick Mobility (training system with a flexible Mobility Stick to improve range of motion, muscle activation and coordination). This was fun for us as we use the weighted training bar for our SoulBody Unhitched Program and use many of the same foundations and fundamentals. 

  • Last but not least a shout out to other companies whose founders and teams we got to meet and enjoy amazing food and conversation with! Woodway, Styku, SKLZ, MYZONE, TRX, Trigger Point, THERAGUN, Nuzest Nutrition, Animal Flow, as well as club owners and operators from Gold's Gym UAE, Gold's Gym Saudi Arabia, Fitness First UAE, Talise Fitness and more!

Happy to be back in the states to ramp up for our next big conference...FIBO USA in Orlando, FL from December 5-8. 

SoulBody will be presenting and holding a post-conference Teacher Training so be sure to find us if you plan to attend. We are also looking forward to seeing our friends from WIFA at their event on December 7!

Best in Health and Fitness,
Ann Marie

Sandra Alexander