Fresh Video! Qatar’s Fitness Dream Team: Jawaher Alfardan & Mo Abuissa

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In this week’s episode of Mama Baba Ganoush, I meet Qatar’s Golden Couple in sport and fitness – Qatar Champion Car Rally driver Mo Abuissa, and health and wellness pioneer Jawaher Alfardan.

Partners in business and life, Mo has recently launched Qatar’s state of the art gym – OX Fitness Lab – a bespoke and personalized experience that promotes balanced nutrition and physical health. Jawaher (or Joujou as she is known) is the owner of Niya Yoga – a yoga and holistic healing centre – and co-owner of Qatar’s first vegan café, Evergreen Organics.

So how does food keep Qatar’s Golden Couple on their health and fitness track? With busy lifestyles including travel and business, I asked Mo and Joujou about their different styles of sport and approach to health, fitness and food. What does a champion car rally driver need to fuel his body for international competition? How does a yoga and food pioneer keep centred and focused by food?

Plus, I take a look at the OX Fitness Lab where I get to sample their favourite smoothies – and burn some calories with a little yoga and workout from Qatar’s Dream Team!


About OX Fitness Lab

Location: 2nd Floor, The Gate Mall, Doha

Contact: (+974) 4020-6430


About Niya Yoga

Location: Mercato Palazzo 1, Qanat Quartier, The Pearl, Doha

Contact: (+974) 4468-2562


About Evergreen Organics

Location: Mercato Palazzo 1, Qanat Quartier, The Pearl, Doha

Contact: (+974) 4472-0437