Taghrid Khoury

Taghrid Khoury is a young-at-heart Lebanese woman who has been living in the UAE for 30 years this month.

She is  happily married and is the proud mother of three. Taghrid has her own Pilates home studio in Abu Dhabi and also teaches at the Khalidiya Rotana health club. When she’s not sharing her passion for Pilates with Abu Dhabians, she can be found practicing yoga on the beach.

Taghrid has always had an adventurous spirit and loves traveling and exploring new cultures, from yoga retreats in Turkey, Greece, Croatia and India, to white water rafting and climbing mountains in France and Italy, to riding on the back of motorcycles in Bali and traipsing around India with her two sisters.

Naturally, when this opportunity came up, she immediately jumped on it.

Taghrid  was ‘luckily’ diagnosed with Breast Cancer quite early on, and with the support and love of her family, friends, a great team of doctors, a healthy diet, and her love for exercise, she was able to get through it.

This year in January, Taghrid lost one of her dearest friends, Zibaa, to breast cancer. It is in remembrance of Zibaa’s beautiful and positive spirit, her strength, resilience and courage that she’s going on this expedition.

She’s looking forward to the adventures that await her in Antarctica and to having a once in a lifetime experience with her sister, Margaret. who will join the expedition  from the USA  along with the rest of the team .