Scratching the surface of Manama’s sizable health and fitness scene, we speak to fashion-leader and founder of The Overdressed, Bahrain-based, Sheikha Dana Al Khalifa about BASI Pilates and the best place to drink Kombucha tea in her city.
By Laura Beaney
Where do you pick up your health supplements?
I order all my supplements online at iherb.com.
Who do you call when you want to order healthy food or fresh juices?
Of all the healthy meal delivery options, the only one that actually provides nutritious meals is Diet Delight. The owner, Hala Al Khaldi, wants people to eat well at the same time as losing weight. I am all about enjoying a balanced diet, but they also make amazing fresh juices and have a wonderful juice cleanse programme.
Where do you do for spin/cycling classes?
The Four Seasons Bahrain Bay – what a view!
Where’s your favourite healthy cafe?
The Orangery serves kombucha which is a huge leap for the health conscious. I can order that instead of my boring water!
Where do you shop for health-focused or toxin-free beauty products?
Bahrain-based, GreenBarInc.com is my go to vendor for beauty treatments and beauty food!
Who runs the best barre classes in the city?
Equilibrium Fitness, run by the greatest BASI qualified woman Patricia Kabalaoui – I am so lucky to have trained under her!
When the weather’s cool, where do you head for watersports?
I love love love to paddle board. You can rent a board and paddle from Gypsea Watersports at Coco Beach in Amwaj.