VIBE, Issue 16

Dear Readers,

As we reach the end of an eventful year, I am delighted to look back at one of the most historic moments the country has witnessed. An entire nation and the world, observed the seventh president of the Maldives and the third democratically elected president take his oath. On behalf of the team at VIBE Maldives, I congratulate His Excellency President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih on his presidential victory.

For the sixteenth installment of VIBE Maldives, we brought together some incredible stories from amazing people. And the word ‘amazing’ does not quite justify these brilliant individuals.

To begin with, our cover star Ina, a fitness instructor from 3000 TfG and fitness instructor Nasha from Glowfit, two driven individuals in the same field working at two of the most competitively popular gyms. Apart from sharing a common drive to succeed, I must add, they possess one of the most admirable personality traits. The local fitness and wellness field is fast evolving, with new gymnasiums and fitness centers more than ever – in some measure this portrays the drive and enthusiasm of the general public who are willing to lead a healthier lifestyle. And if you are looking for ways to motivate yourself to hit the track or break a sweat, then be sure to read the article ‘Secrets of exercise motivation’.

A new generation of local talent is brewing and as a creative person I find it immensely inspiring to meet them and harness that mood with every VIBE issue. Today, the youth are creative but also know how to cultivate their skills and maintain their professional position. One such individual is Juma. We all know him as a seasoned actor and dancer, always fronting the lense, but rarely as a craftsman and tailor. The multi talented entertainer, reveals how he balances it all and what he considers an accomplishment. Another young creative, we had the pleasure of featuring is, fine artist Maldha. A surrealist painter at just twenty years old, Maldha’s works are intense and calming to observe – sometimes even, a necessary escape from the realities of this world. If you are planning your escape, in other words, an year-end holiday, we got that covered for you. Have a look at our list of stunning destinations that will surely help to create a memorable 2018.

As with the final issue of the year, I want to take the opportunity to wish you a very happy festive season and to thank everyone for their continued support. It truly has been a remarkable year.

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