Full name: Omar Al-Duri
Come and Listen to Omar’s Inspirational Talks and have a One to One session with him at the festival!
Omar’s fitness story:
My fitness story is still ongoing but I began my education in the UK attaining my first Degree. I moved to the UAE at a period where there weren’t any facilities and had the ambition to create a platform for Dubai to have specialists look after their Nutrition, Physical Training and Sports Therapy. In 2011 my dream came true having created Platform 3. Since then I have been fortunate enough to work with schools & communities.
2006 Virgin Active Rookie Personal Trainer of the Year
2011 Shape Middle East Personal Trainer of the Year
2013 Ahlan Top 100 Visionaries, Trendsetters, Unsung Heroes
2014 Sport 360/Fitness Link Coach of the Year
2015 Part of coaching set-up for both African Nations Cup and Fifa World Cup under 20 Ghana Football International Team
Involved in campaigns providing school lunches around the UAE and better nutrition
Where do you draw your inspiration from?
From many factors to be honest – firstly my family who have reached heights I can only dream of. Surrounding myself with like-minded professionals who I can look from in many different disciplines.
What’s your key to your success?
Being able to adapt, learn and stay relevant in an industry that is competitive and evolving. Finding something you love that doesn’t appear to be an occupation but more of a lifestyle can help you find your passion. Your talent is God’s gift to you – what you do with it is your gift back.
What was the best advice you were ever given?
My Professor took a whole page in my book to give me the best advice possible “To thine own self be true” because no one can be a better version of your true self.
Do you have a phrase or motto you live your life by?
Listening can be just as powerful as speaking.
Success is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm – Winston Churchill
Favourite inspirational quote:
Any Rocky movie!
Watch his YouTube videos here