No stranger to an active lifestyle, Saudi Sports for All Federation (SFA) Ambassador Nelly Attar grew up dancing in her room and swimming in her compound pool before joining a dance group at university that she attended regularly if she wasn’t walking everywhere, going on weekly hikes or training at the gym.

While studying for her master’s in Psychology in the UK, Nelly really upped her interest in being physically active to manage her anxiety and she enjoyed it so much that she became certified in dance fitness in 2011 after finishing her degree. Even upon returning to Saudi in 2013 to work as a psychologist in Humanitarian City (Riyadh), she kept up her interest and started offering classes to women after work.