Mohamed Ayube Iqbal Ally

Physician, Personal Trainer

Mohamed Ayube Iqbal Ally, 34, a physician and personal trainer, died of brain cancer June 10 at Georgetown University Hospital. He lived in Bladensburg.

For the past three years, Dr. Ally was a popular personal trainer at Gold's Gym in Greenbelt, where he helped improve the fitness of clients, including football players with the Washington Redskins and Miami Dolphins, professional writers and competitive bodybuilders. He was known for his kind demeanor and his no-nonsense approach to physical exercise.

Born in Georgetown, Guyana, Dr. Ally immigrated with his family to Wheaton in 1981. He graduated from Albert Einstein High School in Kensington and from the University of Maryland. He enrolled in the American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, also studying at Epsom General Hospital in Surrey, England, and at Harvard Medical School. He graduated from American University of the Caribbean in 1998.

He was awaiting a formal medical residency in the United States while he worked as a personal trainer and as a part-time researcher at the University of Maryland's veterinary and aquatic research laboratories. He also served as a judge of bodybuilding competitions in Maryland, the District and Richmond.

Survivors include his wife of four years, Jessica Myong Song-Ally of Bladensburg; his parents, Mohamed and Bebe Ally of Wheaton; and four brothers, Abdul Ally of Houston, Fazal Ally of Nashua, N.H., Sayyid Ally of Baltimore and Shaheed Ally of Jersey City.

Mohamed Ayube Iqbal Ally's clients included pro football players.