The Training Course Level 2 for Fitness & Bodybuilding organized by the IFBB Academy Dubai (UAE), was held with great success and wide participation, recent February 9th to 10th, at the magnificent Al Bustan Hotel.

Over 30 coaches and trainers took part in this course that had a celebrity as guest: the Egyptian champion El Shahat Mabrouk, 10x IFBB World Champion and holder of the largest international and continental titles, in the world.

The IFBB Academy president, Colonel Abdul Karim Mohammed Saeed, participated in the opening session and in the closing ceremony, joined by El Shahat Mabrouk who distributed the certificates, accredited by the IFBB, to al the participants. Moreover, Mr. Zayed Al-Jallaf -general manager of the Academy- thanked all the lecturers for their outstanding role in the success of the session and the positive spirit represented by the participants. Everything contributed to increasing the exchange of knowledge related to Bodybuilding.

Alongside the UAE, international lecturer Jaafar Ashkanani gave a Course in the Anatomy of the human body and its relationship to exercise, training loads, and proper nutrition before and after training, besides first aid in injuries.

IFBB Academy Dubai continues with its high level of activity and the next session will be held on coming next February 23rd -24th, as well in Dubai.

Picture: Bodybuilding icon, El Shahat Mabrouk (second by left), with IFBB Academy president, Col. Abdul Karim Mohammed Saeed (center); and other distinguished members.

We are immersed in a health international emergency as a consequence of the Covid-19 epidemic.

In this situation, we must follow the applicable national and international regulations and the advice from governments and sanitary authorities.

All this has to be done with positive energy and best spirit, maintaining our focus on the fact that any epidemical situation has expansion, stabilization and reduction periods, and that with adequate care, this nightmare is going to be a bad memory soon.

By all means, the integrity of our athletes, officials, judges and of all who integrate our community is now and always essential. We are a family in sport and life.

We can expect to reach the epidemic peak and a progressive settle down, as is already happening in some of the countries in suffering this situation at first instance.

In conclusion, let’s be confident and keep working as a team, following the decisions from the competent authorities. Some events have been canceled and others are being rescheduled to a new date in which we may be able to celebrate with our athletes and friends our passion for sport and healthy lifestyle.

We recommend you visit the IFBB Calendar at our website www.IFBB.com on a regular basis, so that you may be fully updated on events and schedule.

Wishing you, your families and beloved one’s good health, and hoping that the situation will be back to normality as soon as possible

All the events that were planned for March and April are being postponed and rescheduled