The knowledge-exchange workshop is part of the SFA’s commitment to increasing physical activity across the Kingdom
The Saudi Sports for All Federation (SFA) is teaming up with the PepsiCo and Gatorade Sports Science Institute (GSSI) to host a series of sports nutrition training workshops in Riyadh. The workshops are open to key members and leaders of the federation’s Community Sports Groups (CSGs),which are active throughout the Kingdom.
Two three-day workshops are set to be held between July 25 and July 27 and July 30 to August 1. Delivered by the GSSI team, the workshops will provide specialized sports nutrition training while also educating participants on a number of advanced performance tracking and optimization methods.
This expanded series of workshops builds on the success of last year’s three-day online Zoom webinar, which focused on the topics of ‘Hydration’, ‘Fuel’, and ‘Recovery’. The program’s first in-person edition features a lineup of renowned international exercise physiology and sports nutrition experts, including leading GSSI scientists Liam Brown, MSc, Caroline Tarnowski, MSc, Dr. Rebecca Randall, Dr. Michelle King, and Dr. Ian Rollo.
The workshops will include sessions on everything from the science of sports nutrition and the importance of hydration and beverage choice to the role of carbohydrates and protein, vitamins and minerals, and dietary supplements in athletes’ nutrition plans.
Participants can look forward to gaining valuable insights into pre and post-workout nutrition, body composition analysis, and methods to enhance both through a series of practical exercises. They will also be introduced to the Gx Sweat Patch, the Institute’s latest sports nutrition innovation, and learn about its role in supporting athletes’ individual hydration needs.
Upon successful completion of the program, each participant will receive a personalized GSSI certificate. They will also act as Sports Ambassadors by imparting the knowledge they acquired during the workshop to fellow CSGs.
This latest community-building and knowledge-exchange initiative reflects SFA’s commitment to increasing physical activity levels across the Kingdom to 40% by 2030, one of the Quality of Life Program’s key objectives in line with the goals of Saudi’s Vision 2030.