EP13: SPORTS SAVED ME: The UAE’s First Emirati Pro Surfer, Mo Rahma On Happiness and The Healing Power of Sport

The Mettleset Podcast

Dec 19 2022 • 1 hr

Our last full episode of 2023 features the energetic and joyful Mo Rahma. Mo brings heart to everything he does, which at the time of recording includes 60 different sport disciplines… and counting.

Mo’s sport journey started in childhood has many twists and turns and he’s represented the UAE in football as a youth, and later rugby and surfing all while managing ulcerative colitis, a chronic health condition.

In our chat with Mo, he talks about focus, motivation, mindset, managing a chronic illness, why competition matters, and the importance of the basics. He also discusses becoming the first Emirati to represent the UAE on the World Surfing Tour.

Mo’s journey didn’t stop there and most recently, he’s committed himself to trying (and documenting with the help of his wife) as many sports as possible during the Dubai Fitness Challenge. 60 down, 40 more to go.

We also chat about the power of reflection, celebration and why the best is yet to come.

In his own words, sports makes Mo feel alive and this discussion with Mo gave us life - and a lot of food for thought - as we close out a memorable year.

Mo can be found on instagram @mo_rahma

For more information on the Dubai Fitness Challenge, visit www.dubaifitnesschallenge.com

Our wider support team for this episode includes Editor JJ Thompson and our Artwork is by the talented Alexandra Hickey of Studio Theodore.

For more info,  visit www.themettleset.com , and follow us on @themettleset

We hope you enjoy the episode!

Dawn & Afshan

@dawnable

@afshahmed

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