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April Member Spotlight: Maha AlDoughaim

Tell us a little about yourself and what got you on the path to CrossFit…

I came to Charleston in 2018 to go to MUSC, I decided to try CrossFit because I wanted to make a drastic change in my lifestyle since I gained weight after moving here.

What keeps you coming back each day?

The motivating atmosphere at CFJI!

What is your favorite at-home exercise to do?

Planks and sit-ups.

If you had to do 100 reps of one movement (not running), what would it be?

Single unders.

What are 1-2 of your goals for 2021? Have you accomplished any of these?

I wanted to pursue my post-graduate training which will happen soon (yay!), my second goal is to stay consistent with CF no matter how busy I am.

Favorite Lift?

Sumo deadlifts.

Least favorite Crossfit movement?

Overhead squats.


Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Favorite Charleston Restaurant?


If you could do another job for just one day, what would it be?

I’d love to work at an animal shelter for a day.

What would you most like to tell yourself at age 13?

Don’t worry, you’ll lose weight.

If you could meet anyone, living or dead, who would you meet?

Freddie Mercury.

One thing about me people would be surprised to know?

I used to speak some french when I was a little girl.

If the CFJI coaches came to your house for dinner, what would you prepare?

Traditional Arabic dishes.

Give us a “Question of the Day” to use in class.

When was the first time you realized that your mom was right?


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