The Project: Kuwait

A Conversation with Project Superfan Eelya on Coaching and A Healthy Lifestyle, The Younger Generation, Aiming for a Certain Body Goal, How to Get Abs and Tracking Food

July 27, 2019 Season 1 Episode 59
The Project: Kuwait
A Conversation with Project Superfan Eelya on Coaching and A Healthy Lifestyle, The Younger Generation, Aiming for a Certain Body Goal, How to Get Abs and Tracking Food
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The Project: Kuwait
A Conversation with Project Superfan Eelya on Coaching and A Healthy Lifestyle, The Younger Generation, Aiming for a Certain Body Goal, How to Get Abs and Tracking Food
Jul 27, 2019 Season 1 Episode 59
The Project Kuwait
Our guest on this episode of the Project Kuwait podcast is Eelya, a superfan of the podcast and a coach. She joined Mahdi and Liam in the studio to discuss her coaching philosophy as well as the prevailing mentalities in Kuwait and the younger generation in general. Many people are greatly impacted by the “influencers” they follow on social media and they try to achieve a certain body image rather than focusing on being healthy and happy. It is the responsibility of a committed coach to lead their clients in the right direction based on their specific needs and goals.
Show Notes

Time Stamps:

1:28 – How did Eelay become a Project superfan?

2:41 – She shares her favorite episodes: steroids, eating disorders, and Haya Sharhan.

3:38 – She has lived in Kuwait her whole life and went to ASK.

5:07 – Mahdi talks about his experiences in the Little League World Series.

6:28 – Eelay recently posted about the difference between a trainer and a coach. Mainly, a coach invests in the personalized goals of each person and looks at the long-term.

9:53 – Why she decided to be a coach in Kuwait.

12:20 – Shout out to the previous Project episode about what makes a good coach.

13:12 – The phenomenon of trainers being impatient with newbies in classes and the negative impacts that can have on that person’s workouts.

16:58 – How can trainers make females more comfortable at the gym, now that it is more acceptable for them to work out?

18:07 – Mahdi mentions the “Freakonomics” concept of investing in the weakest of the group to make the whole group more successful.

19:18 – Mahdi, Eelay, and Liam talk about females in Kuwaiti sports and what coaching should look like.

25:48 – Eelay speaks into the social media scene for the “younger generation.”

30:20 – How youth interact with social media and their phones rather than traditional forms of communication.

33:08 – Aiming for a certain body goal rather than to be healthy. Liam’s struggles with meal prep companies.

37:12 – Eelay just started a YouTube channel about food.

40:25 – Many people in Kuwait rely on their cooks, but it might be better to prepare food for yourself.

43:11 – Eelay talks about the area of town where her gym is…and Mahdi shows his age.

47:37 – “Abs are made in the kitchen” and the implications of this statement on the quality of the foods you are consuming.

50:46 – Don’t deprive yourself, but rather focus on balance and moderation.

53:29 – Track your diet to make sure you are getting enough of the right things and try to use discipline, but give yourself the ability to indulge a craving every now and then.

 

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“Freakonomics” book: https://www.amazon.com/Freakonomics-Economist-Explores-Hidden-Everything/  

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