“Sports changed my life, and I strive to change the lives of many through movement and sports”

“Sports changed my life, and I strive to change the lives of many through movement and sports”

ABOUT NELLY

Nelly Attar is a Lebanese national, born and raised in Saudi Arabia. She started off her career as a mental health professional, specializing in general psychology (MRes and BSc in Psychology).

While working as a therapist and life coach for four years in Saudi Arabia, Nelly offered fitness and dance-fitness classes for females on a part-time basis. At the time, there were limited opportunities for females to get active in the Kingdom. Nelly’s classes helped improve the lives of many, both physically and emotionally. Increasingly, Nelly started to offer more and more fitness sessions and services across Riyadh (and beyond) – until eventually she launched her studio, Move.

Three months into launching her own business (August, 2017), Nelly switched careers to focus entirely on the emerging sports industry in Saudi Arabia.

Nelly is now a thriving entrepreneur, trainer, athlete. She has recently been awarded the ‘Female Fitness Influencer of the Year Award’ for the GCC at the FIT Awards hosted by Sport360 in Dubai.

THE ENTREPRENEUR

As an Entrepreneur, Nelly runs Move and leads numerous services under her business – including fitness and dance classes, event management, talent management, brand partnerships, and adventure trips. Nelly strives to make her studio more inclusive and accessible to people across the Kingdom and beyond.

Move, is Saudi Arabia’s first dance studio, and one of the first studios of its kind across the Middle East. It has paved the way for dance in the Kingdom, and has enabled thousands of females to be more active and lead healthier lifestyles.

Nelly is pushing the boundaries of what is possible amidst the social and cultural changes that are happening in the Kingdom, making a very positive impact for many people along the way.

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THE TRAINER

Through the years, Nelly has completed over 10 sports and health programs. These programs include – personal training, holistic health coaching, Nike training, Crossfit Level 2 Trainer, amongst several others.

Nelly not only uses her expertise in mental health and sports to run her business, but to also design and deliver fitness and wellness programs for the public and private sector.

She has recently been awarded the ‘Female Fitness Influencer of the Year Award’ for the GCC at the FIT Awards hosted by Sport360 in Dubai. Her work on sports both offline and online, has helped improve the lives of many worldwide.

THE ATHLETE

As an athlete, Nelly has taken on several impressive sports challenges and expeditions across the world. She has pushed the limits of human achievement and her own comfort zone many times, from the deep blue sea to the roof of the world.

Nelly has successfully reached the top of Mount Everest in 2019. She has scaled 14 other peaks across the world (including 4 peaks out of the Seven Summit challenge), completed 2 IronMan 70.3 races, ran 6 global marathons/ultramarathons, and completed roughly 100 scuba-dives all in a span of four years.

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AWARDS

  • Female Fitness Influencer of the Year GCC 2019 – Sports 360
  • Entrepreneur of the Year Nominee – British Council (KSA)
  • Top Muslim Women in Sports