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31 Dec, 2014

Saudi ex-coach plans to open 30 anti-obesity gyms | Arab News

Jeddah – A local businessman plans to open 30 gyms across the Kingdom to help fight the country’s obesity epidemic. Makarem Sobhi Batterjee, previous coach of the Kingdom’s youth team, who heads Shababco Lifestyle Co., said that the government should also assist in setting up gyms to counter this growing trend.

He said that America and Germany are the two countries on their continents that have the greatest levels of obesity. The Kingdom is the main Arab country afflicted with this problem, mostly affecting women, which could create a great deal of problems for individuals and society as a whole.

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