The Gym is Not the Answer – By Dr. Abdullah Bahi


Many people think that the answer to their miseries and their nightmares of standing on a scale is going to the gym.

“30 minutes on the treadmill and 45 minutes on the elliptical and I will be in shape in just 6 months – my friend who lost 30 pounds told me that!”

This idea is not entirely correct. There is definitely a piece of puzzle missing in that advice. Continue reading “The Gym is Not the Answer – By Dr. Abdullah Bahi”

Track Record – Interviewed by Zatasha Kiran


With a Bachelor’s degree in History and a Master’s in Business, it’s highly surprising that 41 year-old Gentry Bradley decided on a career in fitness training. Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, Gentry was a sprinter before turning to coaching 11 years ago. In 1998, he was the national champion for the 200-meter sprint as well as being the World Intercontinental runner-up. He now shares his expertise training and experience with elite-level athletes who are preparing for events such as the Olympics Games, World Championships, Asian Games and Gulf Championships. His coaching specialty is in the sprint events of running which consist of 60-meter, 100-meter, 200-meter and 400-meter sprints. “I’m all about speed!”, he claims, “The athletes that I’ve trained have been ranked as high as #5 in the world, that’s saying something.”

He has worked for both the Saudi Arabian and Qatari track teams as well, doing consultation for teams in Lebanon, Iran, Uzbekistan, Malaysia and various US athletes and colleges. In addition to that, Gentry is currently creating his own athletics training group, GBJ Athletics, aimed at sprinters from the US, Middle East and Asia who are looking to train. Uvadahlia’s own Zatasha Kiran spoke to Gentry about life in the fast lane.

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The Girl Behind the Mask – By Zatasha Kiran


High school student, Katherine Tkachenko who will be turning 16 in a few days, was born and raised in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia but is originally from the Ukraine. Coming from a family of models Katherine got into modelling from a young age. In three years she has managed to establish a name in the modelling field in Jeddah by modelling for numerous people including big salons like Rima Centre and Lina Beauty Centre as well as famous local Arab designers such as Shehana, Reem Faisal Couture, Sofinaza Boutique, Sara Mazhar, Orange Blossom and many more. Katherine talks to us about juggling studying with freelance modelling and life in front of the lens.

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Sweet & Solid – Interviewed by Zatasha Kiran


Arwa Abdulrahman Al-Moghrabi, the talented 27 year old Saudi Lebanese hybrid, already has a BA in language and literature and is currently working on an MA in Education (TESOL).

She started teaching English as a second language when she was 13 and also runs Cookietier, a home based bakery that specialises in sweets. As if all that wasn’t enough she is a fitness instructor and personal trainer and loves to stay motivated with diversity at work.

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Think Out Loud – By Helen Hollister


Every day I dream of a magic pill that will transform my body into Jennifer Lopez. A dream it may be, but the desire is a reality. So, many of us look for the quick fix; a jump-start to losing weight.  We wanted it off yesterday.  We spend hours on the Internet searching for that one special diet aid that will help us become our dream. Continue reading “Think Out Loud – By Helen Hollister”