Dr. Lourdes Escobar - High Hopes Dubai

Dr. Lourdes Escobar


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Lourdes is a consultant, a doctor and an innovator and along with Charo, the brains behind the path-breaking Aquatic Fitness programme at High Hopes. Lourdes and Charo started collaborating with High Hopes, Dubai in 2017 and designed a bespoke swimming pool to implement the MITAF WATERFIT programme with the help of parents, care-givers, teachers and on-site professionals.

After graduating with a DEGREE IN MEDICINE AND SURGERY, Lourdes undertook research studies on the effects of aquatic fitness in groups of people with different illnesses or conditions with very positive results.

Teaming up with Charo Belenguer – the best aquatic trainer she knew, they set out to adapt the Aquatic Fitness programme for people with reduced mobility. After nearly 4 years, the duo rolled out the new MITAF WATERFIT programme in 2005 with adults and children with special needs and rare illnesses.

In the future Lourdes aims to continue with her investigations into the ‘miracle of water’, hydrotherapy and training in an adequately heated pool, furnished with all the necessary well-designed equipment, exactly like the pool in High Hopes.


  • DEGREE IN MEDICINE AND SURGERY, University of Seville, Spain
  • SPEEDO AQUATIC FITNESS SYSTEM INSTRUCTOR CERTIFICATE recognised by the ACE –(American Council on Exercise) AFAA (Aerobics & Fitness Association of America) and the AEA (Aquatic Exercise Association)
  • PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE OF TRAINING, Golden Waves, Water Fitness Program, Funcional Exercise for Adults, Personal Training (recognised by the University of Nevada, Reno, USA) in Madrid, Spain
    • HER Expertise

      • Cerebral Palsy
      • Down syndrome
      • Rett syndrome
      • CDKL5
      • Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
      • Muscular Atrophy
      • Scoliosis
      • Kyphosis
      • Muscle Spasticity
      • Arthritis
      • Obesity
      • Heart disease
      • Stroke
      • CIP Congenital Analgesia
      • Dementia
      • Fibromyalgia
      • Mastectomy
      • ADHD
      • Autism
      • Hearing and visual disabilities
      • Replacement joints and limbs
      • Osteoarthrosis
      • Osteoparosis
      • High blood pressure
      • Diabetes

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