Dani Speegle Headlines Important Panel During Saudi Arabia Sports Expo

May 17, 2023 by
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One of CrossFit’s biggest names is heading to the Middle East for an important conversation. Four-time NOBULL CrossFit Games competitor Dani Speegle will headline a panel focused on women’s empowerment. 

The details: From May 18-20, Riyadh Front will host the Sports For All (SFA) Expo, which will feature zones dedicated to fitness, nutrition, apparel, team sports, and stress management. 

  • The area where Speegle will appear is the Let’s Talk zone. This section of the SFA Expo has educational programs, workshops, and motivational talks that cover everything from the business side of sports and fitness to their role in Saudi Arabia. 
  • The panel featuring Speegle and other strong women from the world of sports will take place on the final day of the SFA Expo. The panelists will try to inspire girls to follow their dreams while celebrating the societal change taking place in Saudi Arabia. 

Continuing the movement: The trip to Riyadh is only the latest example of Speegle finding ways to inspire other women. She has done so countless times on the competition floor by lifting heavy weights. 

  • Speegle has also focused on the nutrition side of the conversation with her Girls Who Eat campaign, which she uses to highlight the importance of properly fueling your body and building a positive relationship with food. 
  • Speegle will now join forces with Sports For All, which has the purpose of driving community engagement with sports. SFA pushes every day to have 40 percent of people in Saudi Arabia active by 2030. 

Speegle: “The SFA Expo is the first event of its kind in the country, and when I was invited to speak on a women’s empowerment panel alongside other strong ladies from the sports world, I was excited at the opportunity to play a small part in creating more positive change in the lives of women and society on the other side of the globe.” 

“I’m honored to be helping lead this very important conversation: inspiring girls to be strong and strive to reach their goals in whatever they want to do in life.”

Putting strength on display: The panel will not be the only way in which Speegle seeks to inspire people. She will also lead a CrossFit demonstration/class earlier on May 20, which will only highlight the strength and engine that she has used to reach Madison multiple times. This demonstration will also be fitting considering that many residents of Saudi Arabia have embraced CrossFit in recent years.

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