Layla, the hijabi personal trainer.

Layla, the hijabi personal trainer, black belt, kick-boxer!

EDIT (20/11/15): Many of you are coming here from this article about the horrendous assault that Layla suffered from. 

I am not Layla (You can read about me here). I knew Layla and wanted to write a post about her because she is an exemplary human being and an amazing Muslim. I am disgusted and appalled at the treatment that she was subjected to.

I have received messages of love and support and offers of alternative holidays for Layla. I will continue to forward these to her. 


Name: Layla Jheir

Age: 24

Nationality: Lebanese Australian

Occupation: Master Personal Trainer, running my own business. I’m also a mother of 3 beautiful boys under the age of 6 (who I adore) and I’m currently studying interior design.

Tell us about how you got to be where you are.

I love to motivate and challenge myself and others, and because of that I have come a long way. I am a black belt in Taekwondo. I am also a boxer and kickboxer and more!

I took my experience to the next level by becoming a personal trainer to help others achieve the success they have been looking for – they just want that extra push.

I have worked at many gyms and have inspired other people. I have trained with the best of the best world champions. I have taken the centre stage at Westfield, motivating others.

My achievements in life come when I see others smile because I have helped them with their goals and made them know that there is no such thing as IMPOSSIBLE ! That is how “XTREME FITNESS WITH LJ” came about. My personal inspiration is helping others.

(If you’re looking for a personal trainer in the Sydney area, follow the link to get in contact with Layla!)

How does Islam influence your life?

Islam is very important to me. To me Islam is part of my everyday life –  making sure I am humble towards others. I make sure not to forget my religious duties such as praying my 5 daily prayers, paying my zakat (charity) to the less fortune people, doing my best to set a great example of Islam and showing others the other side of Islam (helping others, not the inaccurate stereotype).

Islam has taught me the importance of respecting others for who they are, wherever they have come from, whatever faith they follow. Islam teaches me to respect everyone equally – remember we are all free to make our own choices in life. That is how life works right? 🙂


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