Workout Motivation Advice

An Inspiring Arab actor sharing his daily workout and fitness secrets…

Issam Akel
2 min readAug 30, 2021
Photo by Issam Akel: During an outdoor workout session

Tell us about yourself.

I’m Issam Akel(Sam), 42 years old Jordanian National with Palestinian Origins born in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Why do you love workouts and Gym sessions?

As an actor, fitness and workout are my passion; so I love staying focus on my objectives on daily basis — excepts SUNDAYS:)

Photo by Issam Akel: In gym during a boxing session

What is your fitness motivation?

Issam Akel — I feel good when my body is getting stronger, day after day so this pushes me to keep moving on…

Which one is your favourite workout hack

Issam Akel — Hit the floor and make this routine workout!

What fitness quote do you like

Issam Akel — “No pain, no gain. Shut up and train.”

Why do you decide to work out?

Issam Akel — Because this makes me happy and opens a new door to healthy lifestyle.

When do you need to go to the gym?

Issam Akel — The gym isn’t a place that most people enjoy spending hours in but if you want to stay in shape you have to go to the gym…!

Photo by Issam Akel: During Boxing Workout Session

What is a quality training session?

Issam Akel — When people know why they’re in training, this will help in reaching the target!

How do you keep your fitness knowledge up to date?

Issam Akel — Staying current and involved in fitness-related events!

What are your personal fitness goals?

Issam Akel — Do something active every day that makes me feel happy.

Give us three essential exercises you would have any client do? Why are they in your top three?

Issam Akel — Pushups, pullups and squats…!!!



Issam Akel

Award-Winning Filmmaker — Director of Action Short Films — I am an Actor, a Fitness coach, for more: