Mubarakah “The Fatologist” Ibrahim
Mubarakah Ibrahim is the owner and head trainer of BALANCE fitness Studio for women in New Haven, CT where she offers fitness education, personal training and group fitness classes for women.
She has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show “Thirty-something in America” and is a referring expert for Prevention Magazine on fitness for women over 40. In her fitness career she has gained a reputation as a leader in innovative fitness for women. Her notoriety includes multiple appearances on ABC affiliate WTNH News Channel 8, CBS radio Affiliate WELI Morning Show and has contributed to Prevention Magazine on an article for fitness for women over 40.
Mubarakah is the daughter of Shareef and Atiyah Ibrahim, two reverts to Islam. As a wife and mother of four children, she is the second generation of 4 generations of Muslims in her family born and raised Muslim in America.
Mubarakah has been a resident of New Haven CT for 20 years and an active member of Masjid Al-Islam (New Haven, CT) where she has taken the forefront in creating grass roots activities and programs for Muslim youth, including an annual series of fun-fitness days for Muslim women and a NEMSA youth summer day camp program for girls. In addition is the founder of The Fit Muslimah Summit the only international health and fitness summit for Muslim women which is has been presented in several countries including the U.S. , The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Bermuda.
She is the former president of the New England Muslim Sister Association (NEMSA), Islamic Circle of New England’s (ICNE) first and longest existing umbrella organization for Muslim women. She has lectured on Women in Islam, Muslim youth, and Dowah since the young age of 12 yrs when she was an active member of the NEMSA youth group which promoted “teens giving teens” dowah by going into area high schools talking about Islam.
Mubarakah in an entrepreneur, businesswoman, certified personal trainer and owner of BALANCE fitness Studio for women in the city of New Haven, CT where she offers personal training and fitness education. In addition, she lectures, promotes and conducts workshops on alternative health, fitness and healthy living throughout the world.
In her fitness career she has gained a reputation as a leader in innovative fitness for women. Her innovative fitness studio functions on the philosophy of “whole fitness”, the belief that physical, mental and spiritual well-being is intertwined, the strengthening of one, strengthens them all and the weakening of one, weakens them all. It is with the philosophy of “whole fitness” that Mubarakah (pronounced moo-ba-ra-ka) has worked with women and wellness related issues for the past 13 years.
Her fitness education was earned through the internationally recognized Aerobic and Fitness Association of America (AFAA) as a Certified Personal Trainer/Fitness Counselor. She also holds several other certifications, including pre/post natal certification, Group Resistance Training, and both beginner and advanced Mat Science Instructor certifications.
Mubarakah lectures, promotes and conducts workshops on alternative health, fitness and healthy living throughout the United States. She is a national speaker and both a published freelance writer and poet. She lives with her husband and 4 children in New Haven, CT.