Mubarakah Ibrahim is the President and CEO of BALANCE fitness llc. located in New Haven, CT where she offers personal training, corporate fitness, and health education services. In addition she services as the Executive Director of Fit Haven – A non-profit organization whose mission is to reduce health disparity among women of color.
In her fitness career she has gained a reputation as a leader in innovative fitness for women. She has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show “Thirty-something in America”, has been a referring expert for Prevention Magazine on fitness for women over 40, the New York Times on Muslim Women and Exercise, and has been a business profile on the front page of the Chicago Tribune.
Her efforts as both a health and fitness educator and Muslim businesswoman has afforded her a unique opportunity to be invited as a special guest to the United States White House Iftar Dinner by President Barack Obama in both 2012 and 2013
Mubarakah is a role model, helping Muslim women find ways to exercise and stay active while wearing hijab. She emphasizes that helping mothers maintain an active lifestyle is key to developing active families, particularly when it comes to Muslim girls and teens. Mubarakah was born and raised Muslim American, is a wife and mother to 4 teens and young adults, and is an active member of her local community.
She is the founder of the Fit Muslimah Summit; the only international health and fitness summits held exclusively for Muslim Women hosted throughout the U.S., Bermuda, and The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Her fitness education is gained through the Southern CT State University Exercise Science Department and the internationally recognized Aerobic and Fitness Association of America (AFAA). She also holds several AFAA certifications, including Certified Personal Trainer/Fitness Counselor, Pre/Post natal certification, Women Specific Training, Core Training, Group Resistance Training, and both beginner and advanced Mat Science Instructor certifications for both Yoga and Pilates; as well as the CHEK Institute’s Women Specific Training and Core Training Certifications.
Mubarakah is an international speaker in which she lectures, promotes, and conducts workshops on business, women in Islam, alternative health, fitness, and healthy living. She is a published author, writer, and poet and lives in New Haven CT with her husband and children.