The Project: Kuwait

May 20 2020 21 50 mins

The Project exists to lead, move, and inspire. We help you create the best years of your health by sharing advice and interviews on well-being with a worldly network of health and wellness experts. Each host and guest comes from wildly different backgrounds giving listeners a well-rounded perspective on the state of the health and wellness industry. Join the conversation as we sift through and simplify the health information that's causing you pain.Meet Mahdi! He's a proud, baseball-obsessed Kuwaiti father that sticks up for the average Joe and likes to stir the pot of the fitness industry. Mahdi's mission is to make a difference for parents from a holistic perspective as a father and husband. He aims to empower people by providing knowledge to help them take control of their lives and not base it on a diet or a machine. Meet Meg! She's a stress terminator building confidence in populations where the message is the opposite. Using movement, mindfulness, and nutrition Meg helps pull possible out of the impossible. Her wellness journey has taken her to more than 20 countries. Her expertise lies in preparing, mobilizing, and strengthening mind – body connections to preserve and enhance health as you age.Meet Haya! Holds a PHD in strength and smarts!Dr. Dinkha is a professor and a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who has lived and studied in the United States. She has published various professional papers and made presentations at international conferences. Dr. Dinkha’s research focuses on cultural issues as it relates to human behavior and cognitive restructuring. This includes such factors as identity, depression, violence prevention, discrimination, motivation, and satisfaction with students, laborers and domestic workers.



Psyched With Dr.D: Sarah Taylor Over Coming Depression and Developing Love of Ones Self!
May 26 2020 • 57 min


Sarah Taylor Discusses: Transforming Your Health without Dieting, Leadership, Climbing Mountains and Becoming a Bodybuilding Champion in her 40’s!
May 24 2020 • 39 min


سر تخفيف الوزن
May 20 2020 • 9 min
سر تخفيف الوزن



Dr. J.L. Weems, President and CEO of PsyCynergy Psychological Services
May 19 2020 • 47 min
In this episode we discuss many things psychology and the differences between the United States and Kuwait. We focus in on youth development and the possible psychological outcomes of Covid 19


Haraka Training with Ali Al Adwani Discussing Everything from Deadlifting to Basic Movement Training to Gain Massive Strength and What it Means to be a Kuwaiti Trainer
May 17 2020 • 51 min
In this episode, we sit down with Haraka Training to discuss all things movement and Straight building. Ali brings years of knowledge to the table and experience as a powerlifter here in Kuwait.


Expat Series: Matt Mulvey, the creative director behind the HOT life app, sits with Meg to discuss building a start up business abroad Just waiting on photo for him
May 15 2020 • 41 min
Summary: Matt shares his story of what it was like to coming from the UK to Kuwait to build a start up fitness app. Like most expats in the fitness industry, Matt was connected to Kuwait through mutual friends to take full lead on a project that had been a hobby until that point. Meg and Matt discuss some of the ups and downs of arriving in the country and what has made the most impact on their business and life goals.


Psyched With Dr.D: Beyond The Prison of Beliefs with Ahmed Lotfy and His Journey of Finding Himself With The Help of Iowaska
May 12 2020 • 55 min
In this episode with talk about Ahmed’s recent book and the struggles of day to day life and how to overcome the changes. We also discuss iowaska psychedelic and and finding ones self through Psychedelics


مدرب حركة/ محمد بن حسن برايمل موفمنت او الحركة الاساسية
May 09 2020 • 80 min
مدرب حركة/ محمد بن حسن برايمل موفمنت او الحركة الاساسية


Psyched With Dr. D: Author Of Injured Reserve Rwenshaun Miller Discusses Psychology on The Other Side of the World
May 05 2020 • 68 min


Modern-day Cinderella Man Mark Costello Discusses: His Battle and Triumph over Drug Addiction, How Exercise Changed His Life and Now Throwing Haymakers Against Breast Cancer
May 03 2020 • 35 min
I this episode mark talked about his battles with drugs in his twenties and how he overcame it! He also dives into the life of fitness and how he has found and outlet through boxing, and how he is now throwing punches at cancer!


Expats Abroad: Benjamin Palmer, the Fittest Man in Cambodia 2017, and Meg discuss the risks and rewards of life abroad while working in fitness and marketing businesses across eight countries in the last five years.
Apr 30 2020 • 42 min
Expats Abroad: Benjamin Palmer, the Fittest Man in Cambodia 2017, and Meg discuss the risks and rewards of life abroad while working in fitness and marketing businesses across eight countries in the last five years.


Psyched With Dr.D: No One Really Cares! People Will Do What They Have to Do!
Apr 29 2020 • 35 min
In this episode Dr.D and Mahdi talk about the insensitivity of Society towards what we imagine as everyone caring about our problems and feelings. But the reality is no one really cares and we all need to understand the inner workings of people and problems


Top Rated Fitness Expert Sal Di Stefano of Mind Pump Discusses: Maintaining Muscle Mass During Ramadan, Do’s and Don'ts of Intermittent Fasting and The Benefits of Frequency Training
Apr 26 2020 • 54 min
Top Rated Fitness Expert Sal Di Stefano of Mind Pump Discusses: Maintaining Muscle Mass During Ramada, Do’s and Don'ts of Intermittent Fasting, The Benefits of Frequency Training



Psyched With Dr.D: The The Truth Hurts
Apr 21 2020 • 60 min
In this episode we talk about the truth and how it could hurt! Not everyone wants to hear the truth but sometimes you need to hear it !


داليا العامري واحدة من بين اقوى السيدات في الشرق الأوسط(واقع مجتمع الكروسفت في الشرق الاوسط) و كيف تستطيع المرأة ان ترفع أثقال لصحة و حياة افضل
Apr 18 2020 • 52 min
داليا العامري واحدة من بين اقوى السيدات في الشرق الأوسط(واقع مجتمع الكروسفت في الشرق الاوسط) و كيف تستطيع المرأة ان ترفع أثقال لصحة و حياة افضل


Expats Abroad: James Quigley and Meg discuss his shift from a burnt out New York personal trainer to helping fitness professionals create more impact and influence around the world.
Apr 16 2020 • 56 min
Expats Abroad: James Quigley and Meg discuss his shift from a burnt out New York personal trainer to helping fitness professionals create more impact and influence around the world.


Economist Dr. Mourad Dakhli Breaks Down the Impact of Covid 19 on the Global Economy with an Emphasis of Human Capital. Stock Market Collapse, Unemployment, Economic Sabotage, and How This Will Affect Global Business
Apr 14 2020 • 65 min
In this episode Dr. Mourad Georgia state university discusses all of the implications of Covid 19 on the economy and what it will mean for future business


Tanner Shuck of True Strength Discusses Being a Dubai Fitness Champion, The Road Back from Injuries, Functional Fitness for Everyone, Pushing the Limits of Life and Following your Dreams
Apr 12 2020 • 50 min
In this episode Tanner talks about battalions back form every kind of injury you can think of! He also talks about winning the Dubai fitness championships in 2014 and what that felt like. Being an ex-football player all this took a toll on his body and has forced him into years of surgeries and rehab in hopes of one day to reclaim his thrown.


Psyched With Dr.D: Introverts and Extroverts What’s The Difference and And Why Should We Differentiate
Apr 07 2020 • 36 min
I this episode, we discussed the differences between introverts and extroverts. How introverts can be misunderstood and categorized as being mean, Pompous, Self absorbed and Rude. On the other hand extroverts can be seen as annoying, Loud and boisterous. which one are you!


Meg and Mahdi Catch-up and Talk Shop on: Picking the Right Home Program for Quarantine, Developing your Coaching Business, Marketing to The Right Segments, What is a Coach, How to Leverage Your Gym During Quarantine and Meditation for the Soul
Apr 05 2020 • 55 min
Meg and Mahdi Catch-up and Talk Shop on: Picking the Right Home Program for Quarantine, Developing your Coaching Business, Marketing to The Right Segments, What is a Coach, How to Leverage Your Gym During Quarantine and Meditation for the Soul and What is the “Carnivore virus”nd Meg catch-up on all things fitness industry.


Expats Abroad: Danica Ayala and Meg discuss what it was like being an American female expat in Kuwait within the fitness industry
Apr 02 2020 • 48 min


Dr. Ali Charara of The American University of Kuwait Discusses: The Biology of Viruses, The Makeup of COVID 19 and it’s Similarities to SARS, Potential Vaccines and Side-Effects and The Reality of this Situation
Mar 31 2020 • 66 min
In this episode Dr. Ali goes in depth on the virus and what it could mean for humanity in the coming years. He points out that we really don’t know nothing about the virus and the race for a vaccine could be costly! He also dives into the biology of humans and our immune system and how it works. The implications of not social distancing and what it could mean for the near future! We are also in for a long ride with this virus!


حسين البهبهاني: لاعب كروسفت يتكلم عن اعادة تأهيلا الإصابات الرياضية
Mar 29 2020 • 55 min
البهبهاني لاعب كروسفت يتكلم عن اعادة تأهيلا الإصابات الرياضية



Psyched With Dr. D : SAD Seasonal Affectedness Disorder
Mar 24 2020 • 51 min


Egyptian Champion and Fittest Arab Man Mohamed Omda Talks About The Goals, The Process, The Coaching and The Life of Someone Striving to be The Fittest on Earth
Mar 22 2020 • 54 min
In this episode Mohamed talks about everything that goes into his goals and training. He also talks about how his goal is not to be the fittest Arab but the fittest on earth, he als brings up his competition and how he does not care for them but cares about the title of fittest on earth. He also discusses his approach to coach and how it has impacted his CrossFit training and overall life.


Psyched With Dr. D : Staying Calm During Quarantine, Connecting With Family, Finding Yourself, Being a Better Spouse and Parent, Self Appreciation
Mar 17 2020 • 51 min
In this episode, Mahdi and Dr.D talk about being preset and accepting the Quarantine and redeveloping relationships with family members. We stress on the fact of getting to know your family again and appreciating the time you have together. We also discuss the fact that this is a time where we all need each other and its not a time to yell or be mean to our kids but understand that the moments we have now are important in their development and our own.


Dr. Zurba Breaking Down What the Coronavirus is, Will You lose Your Gains From Quarantine Who it Effects and What We Can Do to Help Slow it Down
Mar 15 2020 • 56 min
Dr. Yasmin Zurba Breaking Down What the Coronavirus is, Will You lose Your Gains From Quarantine Who it Effects and What We Can Do to Help Slow it Down


Coronavirus (COVID-19) Italy "Ground Zero" With Laura Nisi The Story, The Peaks and Valleys and What Kuwait can Learn from Italy
Mar 14 2020 • 51 min
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Italy Laura, Talks about how it all started and what happened over the last few weeks. The events are alarming for most people to understand but the biggest takeaway is to listen to the government and stay home. God bless us all in this time of need and may god protect Kuwait and it's people.


Psyched with Dr. D: The Psychological Impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19) How to Stay Calm During a Pendemic
Mar 11 2020 • 42 min
In this episode, Dr.D and Mahdi talk about the panic and the readiness of the world for such ‏‫ Pandemic. The overall idea in this episode is to be safe and don’t overreact to maintain a clear mind and be safe.


First Steps to Yoga with Shadwa! Benefits of Yoga for The Body, How Yoga Can Translate into Other Sports, and Pain Alleviation Through Yoga
Mar 08 2020 • 45 min
welcome to this episode of the project and I am joined the yoga instructor who, I don't know her first or last name, but I do know your Instagram name. It's the same person. Yes. And that's how you make me look like an idiot. That's cool. Thanks for coming on the show. And especially to talk about yoga


Psyched with Dr. D: No Filter, No Censorship! Be Real Be True Be You
Mar 03 2020 • 38 min


Sports Mindset, The Psychology of Pushing Your Natural Limits with Adam Dehaty Sports Psychologist.
Mar 01 2020 • 64 min
Sports Mindset, The Psychology of Pushing Your Natural Limits with Adam Dehaty Sports Psychologist.


Psyched with Dr. D: Kristin Rulon of Mind Star is a Self-Care Data Tracking App
Feb 25 2020 • 55 min
Mind Star Health, LLC, was founded by Kristin Rulon in the fall of 2018. As a survivor of severe post partum depression and anxiety, currently dealing with generalized anxiety disorder and PTSD, Kristin is all too familiar with the mental health...



Cathy Cooke and Meg Break Down the Sleep Easy Method - How to Balance Blood Sugar, Stress Management, Hormones, Improve Training, Gut Infections, and Minerals While You Sleep!
Feb 23 2020 • 59 min
Cathy Cooke and Meg break down the sleep easy method - How to balance blood sugar, stress management, hormones, gut infections, and minerals while you sleep!


*Explicit Content Psyched with Dr. D: Di*k Pics, Narcissism, Self Respect and Invasions of Privacy — What You Need to Know to Protect your Boundaries from Predators
Feb 18 2020 • 47 min


“Fittest in Kuwait “ بطل الكويت ناصر الرويح ‎يتحدث عن التدريب للمحترفين، الحياة اليومية واختلافه عن باقي المدربين في النوادي
Feb 16 2020 • 81 min


Psyched with Dr. D: The Masters Class, Psychics and Scams and Aging with young kids!
Feb 11 2020 • 80 min


Calories in Calories Out! Is Calorie Counting Beneficial or Detrimental?
Feb 09 2020 • 45 min


Psyched with Dr. D: 10 Myths About the Mind
Feb 04 2020 • 72 min
Psyched with Dr. D: 10 Myths About the Mind


Mary Sheila Gonnella “ Queen of all Things Nutrition ” helps us solve the mystery of blood sugar complications with weight gain, digestive issues, brain fog, and fatigue”
Feb 02 2020 • 67 min
All things nutrition, Nourishment during times of stress, Making sense of How Food Meets Your Physiology, Blood Sugar Support, Insulin resistance, Bone Health, Amino Acid Therapy, autoimmunity, inflammation, Stress, hormone balance, Ayurvedic Principles. sustainable weight loss, mindful eating


Psyched with Dr. D: Handling Negative Emotions “ being cathartic” And Tips on How to Quit Smoking
Jan 28 2020 • 56 min
Hey, hey. If you ever thought about expressing your negative emotions now we had a debate here, and we wanted to know, Is it really all about venting it in a physical way or expressing it verbally? So we're talking about catharsis on this show, so it depends what you think. I was arguing with Maddie the whole time. spk_1 Now, most athletes might agree with me on working it out on the field. Are working it out at the gym because some of us are reserved in hitting a punching bag isn't the ideal way, but maybe going for a long run to organize your thoughts. Anyways, we get into this debate, it goes through to about minute 45. And then I think we go on to talking about quitting smoking


Guide to Electromagnetic Frequency and it’s Effects on Your Energy, Health and Sleep with Cathy Cooke
Jan 26 2020 • 47 min
Diet and nutritional status Exercise and movement Mental outlook and stress reduction EMF exposure Chemicals and mold in your home and workplace


Psyched with Dr. D: Toxic Family Members! My Story - A True Story About Emotional and asexual Abuse
Jan 21 2020 • 63 min



Marcus Filly: 6x CrossFit Games Competitor to Entrepreneur, Building A Better You Through Functional Bodybuilding And Advanced Movement
Jan 19 2020 • 52 min
Marcus Filly: 6x CrossFit Games Competitor to Entrepreneur, Building A Better You Through Functional Bodybuilding And Advanced Movement


Psyched with Dr D: Conflict Resolution 101: How to Resolve Conflict Before it Affects your Emotional Well-being
Jan 14 2020 • 40 min
Conflict Resolution 101: How to Resolve Conflict Before it Affects your Emotional Well-being


Key Steps to Developing Pro-Athletes with Pro-Coach Paul Reddick: Building the Four Pillars of Performance, the Value of Good Genetics, and the Importance of Prehab and Rehab
Jan 12 2020 • 59 min
welcome to this episode of the project, and in this episode I get to talk to Paul Red. He is a former Pittsburgh Pirates scope, and he has been coaching for over 20 years in the United States. He is a baseball and coach guru. What it takes


Psyched with Dr D : Avoiding Scams and Coaches Who Trick You
Jan 07 2020 • 49 min
Psyched with Dr D : Avoiding Scams and Coaches Who Trick You and to Identify


2020 Predictions: The Death of CrossFit, Backpain Causes and Potential Relief, Bicep Tendinitis, Protein Farts and Supplements and The Rise of KSA Sports Events
Jan 05 2020 • 77 min
2020 Predictions: The Death of CrossFit, Backpain Causes and Potential Relief, Bicep Tendinitis, Protein Farts and Supplements


The Project Team LIVE at AUK: Listen to Mahdi, Meg, Haya, Dr. D, Rob, and Eli discuss how the project started, workouts for beginners, nutrition, motivation and more!
Dec 29 2019 • 63 min
Live From AUK! Q&A With The Students! Workouts For Beginners, Nutrition and Motivation


Psyched with Dr. D: Self-Handicapping and How to Overcome Failure and Gain Confidence
Dec 24 2019 • 46 min
We break it down throughout the entire episode towards the end of the episode. Dr D, as always, gives some great advice on how to get around it. And we give you a cool little hashtag thio, you know, use as a mantra for the rest of your...


Polish Strong With Bron Discussing: The Secret to Polish Strength and Condition
Dec 22 2019 • 19 min
Polish Strong With Bron Discussing: The Secret to Polish Strength and Condition What Makes


Psyched with Dr. D: Abolish 153, violence against women, and the steps being taken to reform legislature
Dec 17 2019 • 72 min
Psyched with Dr. D: Abolish 153, violence against women, and the steps being taken to reform legislature


Dan Mason: Tips and Tricks! The Fast Track on How to Become a Powerlifting Strongman
Dec 15 2019 • 36 min
Strongman Dan Mason Discusses: How to Become a Powerlifting and Weight Lifting Professional, Martial Arts and The Business of Being a Gym Owner



Psyched with Dr. D: Intimacy Does it Mean Sex, Love or Lust ? Can You be Intimate Without Being Sexual
Dec 10 2019 • 64 min
What is Intimacy


How Much is Too Much! Dr.Vera and Meg Discuss: The Effects of Caffeine on Your Body, Carbohydrates, and Sleep!
Dec 08 2019 • 34 min
How Much is Too Much! The Effects of Caffeine on Your Body, Carbohydrates, and Sleep! With Dr.Vera and Meg


Psyched with Dr. D: Gender Expectations Khalid Hadeed " Cracking The Mold"
Dec 03 2019 • 57 min
Psyched with Dr. D: Gender Expectations Khalid Hadeed " Cracking The Mold"


Why Kuwaiti CrossFit Sucks, The Battle of the East , the Powerlifting Community, and Play “What Would You Rather?” (One of Mahdi’s famous rants included)
Dec 01 2019 • 67 min
Episode summary In this Episode Mahdi and Haya talk about the good and the bad in the Battle of the East. Mahdi goes off on the Crossfit Culture in Kuwait. Haya discusses the powerlifting community in Kuwait. All three play a game of what would you do with? Million dollars or long life? Barbell or dumbbell? Meat or chicken?


Psyched with Dr. D: ( With Haya ) Why Suppressing Your Emotions Could be Bad for You
Nov 26 2019 • 39 min
Psyched with Dr. D: Why Suppressing Your Emotions Could be Bad for You


New Rules to Pro-BodyBuilder Douglas Leandro Discusses: Steps to Competing in Bodybuilding and Developing Lagging Muscle Group
Nov 24 2019 • 56 min
Pro-Bodybuilder Douglas Leandro Discusses: Steps to Competing in Bodybuilding and Developing Lagging Muscle Group


Psyched with Dr. D: Steps to Your First Psychology Session
Nov 19 2019 • 35 min
Psyched with Dr. D: Steps to Your First Psychology Session


How to Use Biofeedback and Neurofeedback with Functionised: How to Improve Performance with Heart Rate Variability Training, What can Audio Visual Entrainment do for Better Performance?
Nov 17 2019 • 60 min
Functionised with Chantea and Jim Goetz: How Does Biofeedback/Neurofeedback Improve Performance, Heart Rate Variability Training, What can Audio Visual Entrainment do for Better Performance?


Psyched with Dr. D: Burnout, Self-love, and Steps to Overcome Mini Funks
Nov 13 2019 • 68 min
Psyched with Dr. D: Burnout, Self-love, and Steps to Overcome Mini Funks


بور لفتنق مع كابتن أبو عباس
Nov 10 2019 • 51 min
بور لفتنق مع كابتن أبو عباس



Psyched with Dr. D: Frank Belonus Discusses: PTSD and it’s Impacts, Leadership, Artificial intelligence, Cults and the Similarities to Terrorism
Nov 05 2019 • 78 min
Psyched with Dr. D: Frank Belonus Discusses: PTSD and it’s Impacts, Leadership, Artificial intelligence, Cults and the Similarities to Terrorism


Eliminate Pain with Better Movement! With Ruben Garcia (rmotioncoach) and Fatima Juma Discuss:The Importance of Feet and Shoes, Movement and Motion, Physical Therapy and How to Start and End Your Day Washing off the Bad Karma
Nov 03 2019 • 68 min
Ruben Garcia (rmotioncoach) and Fatima Juma Discuss:The Importance of Feet and Shoes, Movement and Motion, Physical Therapy and How to Start and End Your Day Washing off the Bad Karma


Psyched with Dr. D: Majda Al Sabah Founder of ASAP Initiative for Mental Health
Oct 29 2019 • 60 min
Psyched with Dr. D: Majda Al Sabah Founder of ASAP Initiative for Mental Health


Olympian and Local Hero Danah Al Nasrallah Discusses Her Story, Running Career, Training, and Overcoming the Odds as a Young Olympian
Oct 27 2019 • 53 min
Olympian and Local Hero Danah Al Nasrallah Discusses Her Story, Running career, Training and Overcoming the odds as a young Olympian


Psyched with Dr. D: Understanding Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Narcissism, Parenting and Empathy
Oct 22 2019 • 48 min
Understanding Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Narcissism, Parenting and Empathy


The Latest on Battle of the East With Omar Al Sharhan: Winners, Losers, Up and Coming Stars, and Sports programs for Kids
Oct 20 2019 • 74 min
Battle of the East With Omar Al Sharhan: Winners, Losers, Up and Coming Stars, and Sports programs for Kids


Psyched with Dr. D: Steps on How to Get Over Fear and Get Out of Your Comfort Zone
Oct 15 2019 • 34 min
Psyched with Dr. D: Steps on How to Get Over Fear and Get Out of Your Comfort Zone


How to Prepare for Your First Power Meet With Tom, Malaak and Haya Discussing: Tapering, nutrition, programming and Keys to Success
Oct 13 2019 • 72 min
How to Prepare for Your First Power Meet With Tom, Malaak and Haya Discussing: Tapering, nutrition, programming and Keys to Success


Psyched with Dr. D: Discussion with Larson on Adolescent Psychology! First Steps to Raising a Teenager, Parenting Do’s and Don’ts
Oct 08 2019 • 62 min
Psyched with Dr. D: First Steps to Raising a Teenager Parenting Do’s and Don’ts with Larson


James Wright of Alioth Discusses: Secretes to Sustaining a Gym in a Flat Market, First Steps to Olympic Weightlifting, Battle of The East, Managing a Gym and Coaching in Kuwait vs Abroad
Oct 06 2019 • 59 min
James Wright of Crossfit Alioth Discusses: First Steps to Olympic Weightlifting, Battle of The East, Managing a Gym and Coaching in Kuwait vs Abroad



Psyched with Dr. D: Dr.Vera Tarman Author of Food Junkies is a World Renown Food Addiction Expert
Oct 01 2019 • 62 min
This book is the culmination of a life of experience. In my twenties, I suffered from the eating disorder of bulimia. After years of managing this and sporting a weight gain of over 100 pounds, I finally stumbled upon the solution. My professional perspective as a physician treating thousands of people struggling with alcohol and drugs, showed me that how I ate was not different than those of my patients. The pattern of compulsivity, secrecy, shame and feeling trapped was identical. I connected the dots: treat the eating disorder like an addiction and recovery would surely follow. I lost the excess100 pounds twelve years ago. More important, I am happy to say that the obsession around food and eating quieted.


3x CrossFit Games Athlete Mikko Aronpaa Discusses his Experience as a High-performing Athlete, Training After 30, Recovery, Breaking Plateaus at an Older Age, and What it Takes to be the Best.
Sep 29 2019 • 31 min
3x CrossFit Games Athlete Mikko Aronpaa Discusses his Experience as a High-performing Athlete, Training After 30, Recovery, Breaking Plateaus at an Older Age, and What it Takes to be the Best.


Psyched with Dr. D: Porn, Sex, Affairs, Love, and Relationships; How to tell if Your Lover is Cheating
Sep 24 2019 • 44 min
Psyched with Dr. D: Affairs, Love, and Relationships; How to tell if Your Lover is Cheating


دردشتنا عن الكروسفت والاندية بالكويت مع علي شكر Chatting Gyms, People and Kuwait With Ali Chokr
Sep 22 2019 • 78 min
Our chitchatting about CrossFit community and gyms in Kuwait with Ali Chokr دردشتنا عن الكروسفت والاندية بالكويت مع علي شكر


علم نفس الجراحة التجميلية مع الدكتور حسام بدوي -------------------Psyched With Dr. D:The Psychology of Plastic Surgery With Dr. Houssam Badawi
Sep 17 2019 • 50 min
Psyched With Dr. D: Plastic Surgary With Dr. Houssam Badawi


Movement and Physiotherapist Jarret Cocks & Maxine Heard Discuss Movement Therapy, Physical Therapy, Myofascial Release, Muscle Priming, Shoulder Pain and Hypermobility
Sep 15 2019 • 64 min
Therapists Jarret Cocks & Maxine Heard Discuss Movement Therapy, Physical Therapy, Myofascial Release, Muscle Priming, Shoulder Pain and Hypermobility


Psyched with Dr. D: Life Coaching with Lina Kamal on the Ins and Outs of what you Should be Looking for in a Life Coach
Sep 10 2019 • 67 min
Psyched with Dr. D: Life Coaching with Lina Kamal on the Ins and Outs of what you Should be Looking for in a Life Coach


This is Jassem
Sep 08 2019 • 57 min
This is Jassem


Psyched with Dr. D: Psyched with Dr. D: Toxic People, Relationships, Environment and Methods to Overcome them!
Sep 03 2019 • 43 min
Psyched with Dr. D: Psyched with Dr. D: Toxic people, Relationships, Environment and Methods to Overcome them!


This is Saja :World Class Athlete, Ranked 53rd Globally Amongst Teens, 6th in Egypt, Teen Phenome Talks about How She is Becoming the Best in her Field
Sep 01 2019 • 40 min
This is Saja :World Class Athlete, Ranked 53 Globally Amongst Teens, 6th in Egypt Teen Phenome Talks about How she is Becoming the Best in her Field



Psyched with Dr. D: Mental Health in Kuwait VS the USA, Psychology and Psychiatry, CBD, Medical Marijuana, Ethics and Integrity, and How to Spot a Scam.
Aug 27 2019 • 40 min
if you want to hear Dr [inaudible] go on a complete rant. Stick around to the end of the episode cause I seriously live up to being the shitster on this. You are, you always start trouble. But if you wanna get me going, I'll talk about the differences between psychiatry and psychology and all these other people that are acting like you know their profession in psychology and they're not. So if you want to understand about ethics, integrity, we touched on CBD and some of these people that are thinking that these drugs that are legalized or just like medication is a solver of all, it's not. You still need to take many, many different holistic approach to reach that meant the house. So listen up, learn and you can hear me ramping about things because Randy does that to me. And marijuana is not the solution for everything either. A CBD, Dr d goes on a full rant on that one. Yeah, this show is all rants. So everybody stick around. Do you have any questions, concerns or anything? Shoot us a DM. All this and more in today's episode. We're back. [inaudible]


الكابتن رائد الحماد يتكلم عن (الخطة التدريبية، الألعاب الرياضية في الكروس فت، التزام الشخص بالتمارين الرياضية, الاهتمام بالرياضة في الدول العربية ، كيف تبدأ وتتهيأ للتدريب، كيفية تخفيف آلام الظهر بالتمارين ، ضرورة ممارسة المرأة تمارين الحديد
Aug 25 2019 • 53 min
الكابتن رائد الحماد يتكلم عن (الخطة التدريبية، الألعاب الرياضية في الكروس فت، التزام الشخص بالتمارين الرياضية, الاهتمام بالرياضة في الدول العربية ، كيف تبدأ وتتهيأ للتدريب، كيفية تخفيف آلام الظهر بالتمارين ، ضرورة ممارسة المرأة تمارين الحديد


Psyched With Dr. D: How to Make Relocating Less Stressful
Aug 20 2019 • 20 min
Are you relocating? If you are relocating, you want to know what it feels like to be a person that evolved. I was someone that relocated 14 years ago. And also sometimes like there's some people that really go extreme stress when they're relocating. Is that normal? Not Normal. What should you do? How to prepare yourself. This is the show for you so you can always, you know, listen to this show and it's some support. And if you're young and you relocate after college, we also give some tidbits on that's when you can do coming back. And how long depression should last. Yes. Situational discontinuation or depression. We're not talking about clinical depression. Yes. So sit back, relax, enjoy this episode. And for ex-pats. Dr d talks about all the resources you can find Kuwait and the benefits of moving over to Kuwait. Many who would've thought [inaudible] not as bad as you're saying. Sounded so cheesy. I should. Why do you, let me say stuff like that, but don't sit back. Enjoy this episode guys. And uh, shoot us a message. If you have any questions. All this add boring today's episode. So it's peak peak


Jonathan Mills Creator of Rehab Revolution Discusses Accredited Certifications Within The Fitness Industry, Accrediting Bodies, The Weekend Trainers, Training With Integrity and How to Spot a Scam of a Program
Aug 18 2019 • 45 min
Jonathan Mills, creator of Rehab Revolution. The guy like dropped some serious knowledge bombs in this episode. I mean if you are an aspiring trainer and an aspiring online coach or want to learn more about the fitness industry, listen to what this guy has to say. He also points out some of the pitfalls that we might fall into. Well, looking into I'd say educational certifications. He completely changed my mind when I looked at accrediting bodies. We get into a little bit of a debate midway through it and again, it's such a good episode for everybody. New and old trainers. Give it a listen and again if you have any questions, dms or shoot us an email. All this and more today's episode.


Psyched With Dr. D: Vacations Do We Need Them and How We Should Treat Them!
Aug 12 2019 • 34 min
Psyched With Dr. D: Vacations Do We Need Them and How We Should Treat Them!


Haya, Meg and Mahdi Discuss: What Your Back Pain Might Be Telling You and Ways to Relieve it and Specific Stretches That Can Aid You in Your Everyday Life
Aug 10 2019 • 49 min
On this episode of the Project Kuwait podcast, Mahdi, Meg, and Haya talk about back pain, ways to relieve it, and specific stretches that can aid you in your everyday life. Meg recently attended a workshop that opened her eyes to the power of decompression breathing and activating your core muscles to wrap around your spine and potentially relieve chronic back pain. She also mentions that pain in different areas of your back can be related to specific emotional stressors. They also get into the tendency of doctors to just prescribe medication or recommend surgery in some instances rather than suggesting physiotherapy and healthier lifestyle choices to their patients. Many people can find relief and even healing just by making better choices and putting in the work necessary for strategic strengthening of key muscles.


Psyched With Dr. D: Emotional Wounds and How to Overcome Them!
Aug 06 2019 • 41 min
we all have wounds and we all have that different type of points. And I think we all need to really work on them and put them in the past because they've really affected the way we live right now


The Latest from Meg, Haya and Mahdi on who is a "Goldner", Powerlifting steps to Competing, Women's Strength, Differences of clients in Kuwait and the US, New Goals and Getting the Mechanics of Workouts Before Attempting New Moments
Aug 03 2019 • 37 min
Meg, Mahdi, and Haya talk on this episode of the Project Kuwait podcast about what they have been doing recently in the gym, the differences they have noticed between trainers and clients in Kuwait and in the US, and Haya’s competition coming up in the fall. This episode is packed with vital information for anyone looking to set and achieve new goals and especially for those individuals in their later years who want to remain or become more active.


Psyched With Dr. D : Become a Better you, Reprogram Your Mind, Develop New Habits, Create Meaningful Relationships And Become a Better You
Jul 29 2019 • 37 min
what do we do with negative messages? They haunt us. It's a decision you have to make to get rid of your negative messages. So we got to reprogram our mind


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 • 58 min
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.



Psyched With Dr. D : Identity Challenge, Crisis or Just Plain Confused? We Discuss Self Discovery, Affiliation with One's Culture and True belonging
Jul 23 2019 • 30 min
Are you struggling with your identity, struggling with your identity? Have you wondered who you are and the real life? Can you identify, do you belong here or there? Are you just trying to find out the secrets to life? No, but in reality, everybody, today's episode, we are talking about identity. I know and it's great because we're bringing it from the perspective of individuals that live in Kuwait. While most people really believe in identity that has something to do with immigration or adolescence, we want it to give it a little bit more of a twist and understanding.


Becoming an Elite Athlete with Jassem and Kathrine: What It's Like to Be An Endurance Athlete. Recovery, Training and Online Resources to Improve your Overall Fitness
Jul 21 2019 • 59 min
On this episode of the Project Kuwait podcast, Mahdi talks with Jessem, a Spartan racer and CrossFit athlete, and Kathrine, a weight lifter, Pilates instructor, and triathlete. They talk about what their training and diets look like as well as how they got to where they are. They provide a lot of good advice to other athletes considering getting into endurance athletics.


Psyched With Dr. D : Victimization and Dealing with Negative People, Keys to Avoiding and Preventing Negativity in Your Environment With Negative People.
Jul 16 2019 • 48 min
The project Kuwait . Hey guys, welcome to this episode. Me and doctor d are sitting down talking about victimization and we hit on so many different topics within the victim card. Okay. Any other self fulfilling prophecy going into how we don't want to...


Abdullah Al Askari on: How to Start a Gym and What to Expect When Venturing into Entrepreneurship, Pitfalls of New Gym Owners, Lets Open a Gym Trend, Regulation of the Training Industry, Ideal Gym Experience
Jul 13 2019 • 56 min
Summary: Mahdi and Liam are joined by Abdullah Al Askari, entrepreneur and fitness guru, for this informational episode of the Project Kuwait podcast. Abdullah talks about the business side of the fitness and health industry based on his experience and shares some helpful insights about how clients and gyms should interact with each other.


Psyched with Dr. D : Braking down the fairness of life love and happiness in “ Is life fair "
Jul 08 2019 • 27 min
02:20 They have all these stories about how they feel on just so what do you think, do you think life is life is his life is fair? Do you feel there is justice in the world? Yeah, I think Karma is a bitch, but some people don't get the Karma. Yeah,...


هاجر جمال بطلة كويتية ومبدعه في "الكروس فت" ورفع الاثقال تتكلم عن ممارسة المرأة في مجال الرياضه (English/Arabic Episode) Kuwait’s CrossFit Champion, Hajar Jamal Discusses: Being a Female Athlete in Kuwait, Achieving Goals and Becoming the Best at
Jul 06 2019 • 55 min
Hajar, Kuwait’s CrossFit Champion, joined Mahdi for this episode of the Project Kuwait podcast. The two discuss the misconceptions and stigmas associated with strong women and especially female trainers in the Middle East. Hajar has experienced plenty of adversity during her journey as a trainer and athlete, but she has been a fixture in the industry for so long that people have begun to respect her. Her hope is that society will begin to accept female athletes and trainers as equals and not look down on women who want to push themselves in workouts to be healthy. Hajar and Mahdi discuss specific athletes and trainers in Kuwait as well as the impacts of society and social media on the way people view themselves and others. Ultimately, it should be up to each individual person to pick the trainer that is right for them and work hard to achieve the health goals they have set up for themselves.


Dr. Juliet Dinkha: Freud, PTSD and LSD, Technology Detox, Cyberbullying, Social Media, Social Masks and Body Image
Jul 01 2019 • 59 min
Summary: Dr. Juliet Dinkha is a professor at the American University of Kuwait and a clinical psychologist. She joins Mahdi on this episode of the Project Kuwait podcast to discuss all things psychology, both generally in humanity and specific to Kuwait. She says that while the emergence of social media has had an impact on the mental health and behaviors of young people, the root of their issues with body image and self-esteem have deeper roots that are often neglected. Additionally, it is important for people of all ages to surround themselves with positive people, establish values, and focus on the here-and-now rather than dwelling in the past or worrying about the future. If and when you do experience anxiety or other issues that feel like too much to handle, get past the stigma and seek professional help. This, in addition to a healthy lifestyle and setting boundaries for social media use, can set you up on a good path for life.


#1 Fitness Podcast Co-Host Adam Schafer of MindPump: Discusses, The Fitness Industry, Creating a Scalable Business Model, Social Influencers ROI or Bust , Kuwait Mecca of Bodybuilding,“the next big thing”, Group Training, Crossfit and Orange Theory
Jun 23 2019 • 73 min
Summary: Our guest on this episode of the Project Kuwait podcast is Adam Schafer, co-founder of MindPump Media. He joined us to talk about the fitness industry, the business side of MindPump, his experience in the steroid culture, and so much more. Adam started out in the fitness industry and dabbled in a few business ventures before crossing paths with Justin, Sal, and Doug when they found out they had mutual interests in improving the fitness industry. They started the MindPump podcast and allowed it to grow organically without any investment in marketing or creating products for sale until they realized they had enough demand to need to get into selling programs and promoting their brand. Through the years, the MindPump team has stayed true to their core values and operated with authenticity and integrity on the podcast, in social media posting and interactions, and in their videos. They see the pitfalls of the way people are using social media as well as certain fitness trends and believe that they will continue to grow as other people come to realize the stability of their methods over other, more flashy companies. They are committed to providing real value to their followers and will continue to do so as long as people need to hear it.


Free 1 Month! Project GIVEAWAY - local and international
Jun 21 2019 • 2 min
To thank all our fans, the Project KUWAIT is hosting a contest on Instagram! Head on over to @theprojectkuwait and submit your entities.


Secretes to Recovery Reece Dunn Discusses Breathing, Movement, The Meaning of “Chi", Ice Baths Sauna for Recovery, Tension Relief, Self Expression and finding a State of Flow
Jun 16 2019 • 50 min
Time Stamps:1:31 – Reece Dunn is a breath and movement expert from London who has gotten involved in the movement community in Kuwait. He works with clients on bridging the gap between mind and body, allowing them to practice relaxation and...



Top Programming Mistakes: No Gimmicks No Magic Pill Rob Schillaci Weighs in on the Top 5 Programming Mistakes for Seasoned Athletes and Newcomers, Nutrition and Setting New Habits for Weight Loss and Strength Gains
Jun 08 2019 • 57 min
This week, the Project Kuwait is joined by Rob Schillaci, Fittest Man in Kuwait 2018, and behind-the-scenes Project team member, Haya Al-Qassar, to talk all things programming. In this episode, Rob breaks down the five main programming mistakes that could be hindering your progress.


Local Kuwaiti Hero and Rising Star Fahad Al Jarallah Breaks Down the 100 Burpee Challenge, Transitioning from Athlete to Coach, and Kuwaits' Chances to Becoming a CrossFit Powerhouse
Jun 02 2019 • 46 min
Local Hero and Rising Star Fahad Al Jarallah Brakes Down the 100 Burpee Challenge, Transitioning from Athlete to coach and Kuwaits Chances in becoming a CrossFit Powerhouse


How US Ambassador Lawrence Silverman Manages His Diabetes with Diet and Exercise
May 25 2019 • 37 min
We were pleased to welcome US Ambassador to Kuwait Lawrence Silverman to this episode of the Project Kuwait podcast. Ambassador Silverman talked with Mahdi and Liam about living with diabetes, managing stress, finding time to exercise, and encouraging the next generation to live healthy lifestyles. He provides a great perspective on diet and exercise in daily life and gives practical tips for managing stress and getting better sleep.


Eating for Performance and Weight Loss with Two Nutritionists, Lulwa AlArmali and Nasser Alawadh on Kuwaiti Food, Macros, Instagram Credibility of Nutritionists.
May 17 2019 • 59 min
Mahdi is joined by Nassar of Level Up with Nassar and Lulwa, The Functional Nutritionist, for this episode of The Project Kuwait. They discuss a topic that is important to athletes in Kuwait or other countries with traditional cultural gatherings involving extravagant spreads. They share their own experiences with their client bases and come to some interesting conclusions.


Entrepreneur and Fitness Guru Abdullah Al-Askari Discuss Fitness and Health-Related Businesses, Start-Up Cost of Gyms, Copycat Business Models, and The Future of Trainers and Gym Owners in Kuwait
May 10 2019 • 64 min
Mahdi and Liam are joined by Abdullah Al Askari, entrepreneur and fitness guru, for this informational episode of the Project Kuwait podcast. Abdullah talks about the business side of the fitness and health industry based on his experience and shares some helpful insights about how clients and gyms should interact with each other.


Mahdi, Meg, and Liam Discuss The Keys to Ramadan & Intermittent Fasting : A Starting Point for Mindfulness, Discipline, Weight Loss and Muscle Growth
May 03 2019 • 44 min
Summary: On this episode of the Project Kuwait podcast, Mahdi, Liam, and Meg discuss Ramadan and ways that you can navigate the social obligations and family expectations when it comes to traditional eating habits. You might not realize that intermittent fasting has so many health benefits if you don’t overindulge when you break your fast, and you can even have some of your most effective fat-burning workouts while fasting.


Heart Surgeon Dr. Mohammed Albanna Discusses lifestyle, Potential side effects of E-cigarettes , Heart Disease Prevention, Steroids and Blood Vessels blockages, And why exercising could save your life!
Apr 27 2019 • 49 min
Summary: Dr. Mohammed Albanna is a heart surgeon in Kuwait who shares some great insights about heart health with Mahdi and listeners on this episode of the Project Kuwait podcast. You may not realize that there are simple things you can do every day to reduce your risk of heart disease and simple tests your doctor can perform to determine if you have any unknown heart issues. Dr. Albanna has advice for athletes and non-athletes alike and he has a way of making heart health not seem so intimidating.


Listener Q&A: Mahdi, Liam, and Meg answer your questions on perking up your chest, losing man boobs, recovery, overtraining, and social responsibility.
Apr 26 2019 • 15 min
042: Listener Q&A Mahdi, Liam and Meg answer questions on perking up you chest and losing man boobs , Recovery, overtraining, Social Responsibilitie


Get a Grip How to Improve Your Arms: Mahdi and Liam Discuss the Key Tips to Building Forearm Strength, the Good and the Bad of Using Straps, and Plus-size Athletes
Apr 20 2019 • 27 min
Liam and Mahdi are firm believers in focusing on building forearm strength, and they share with listeners of the Project Kuwait podcast why grip strength is so important as well as specific exercises that will make a huge difference in your forearms.


Mohammed Ajialabi: Physical Therapist From Bahrain Discusses Breathing, Movement and his MMA Athletes' Therapy and Recovery
Apr 13 2019 • 45 min
Summary: On this episode of the Project Kuwait podcast, Liam and Mahdi are joined by Mohammed Ajialabi, a physical therapist from Bahrain who will blow listeners away with his insights on breathing and strategic movements that can improve your workouts and overall wellbeing. You likely have never thought about breathing and stretching this way before, and we hope you are able to start integrating his philosophies into your daily life.



Mahdi and Meg Discuss: What to Expect When Starting a New Workout Routine or Getting Back to the Gym, Listener Q&A, Reviews, Common Misconceptions About Gym life
Apr 07 2019 • 71 min
On this episode of the Project Kuwait podcast, Mahdi and Meg share with listeners the things to keep in mind when you are starting a new workout journey. Whether you are a former athlete or someone new to fitness, this episode has practical steps for you to take as you start your workout routine and addresses some of the misconceptions you may have. Ultimately, health is a lifestyle that encompasses everything from your hormones to nutrition to mental health to physical activity.


Coach Saad Discusses Movement as a Cultural Issue in Kuwait vs France, Back Pain, Anterior Pelvic Tilt and Why 8,000+ steps per day may help you feel better
Apr 03 2019 • 54 min
During this episode of the Project Kuwait podcast, Mahdi sits down with Coach Saad, a Kuwaiti trainer who specializes in movement and lack of movement. Coach Saad has found that inactivity is a cultural problem in Kuwait that leads to many problems such as unnecessary back pain, ineffective workouts, and improper technique. By intentionally integrating micro-workouts into your daily life, you can improve your wellbeing and boost your fitness life.


Yalla Move Kuwait a Local Event on April 12, Celebrates Diversity in Movement and Showcases Local and Visiting Movement Practitioners in an Exciting Line up of Workshops.
Apr 02 2019 • 35 min
Yalla Move episode - Meg & Madhi What is Movement and how is it different than exercising? In this episode Meg and Madhi sit with the event organizers of Kuwait’s first ever movement culture festival to answer those questions and more. Yalla Move Kuwait celebrates diversity in movement and showcases local and visiting movement practitioners in an exciting line up of workshops. We discuss the inspiration and direction of this Not for Profit and volunteer driven festival. Yalla Move and The Project share their passions of different movement styles in Kuwait and it’s impact on the fitness community. This event is open for all to move, express, explore and play. Funds raised will be donated the charity Masaka Kids Africana - listen to the episode for all info on how this charity connects to Kuwait, event ticket details, and much more! Grab your yoga May or head out to the park while you listen!


Lulwa Al Armali The Functional Nutritionist Tells All About Testosterone, Sleep, Fat Loss, Building Muscle and Overall Health
Mar 29 2019 • 53 min
Summary: On this episode of the Project Kuwait podcast, Mahdi and Liam are joined by Luwlwa, the Functional Nutritionist, who explains everything men need to know about their hormones. This episode touches on testosterone, cortisol, insulin, and the parasympathetic nervous system. You will leave this episode equipped with things you can do today to increase testosterone and live a healthier life.


The Psychology of Eating Disorders with Fatma Al-Qadfan Drama Therapist
Mar 24 2019 • 81 min
Summary: Mahdi and Liam are joined on this episode of the Project Kuwait podcast by Fatma Al-Qadfan, a drama therapist who is also knowledgeable about eating disorders. She talks about intuitive eating, the best types of accounts to follow on social media, and being healthy at any size. You likely have not thought about these topics this way before, and you will learn a lot from Fatma’s expertise.


Diastasis Recti (Ab Separation ) and how to Overcome it, Competing and Training for Health, Coaching and Developing Athletes with Haya Al-Sharhan
Mar 17 2019 • 50 min
Haya Al-Sharhan, a competitive CrossFit athlete and creator of “MomFit” program is back on the show to discuss the recent change in direction of the CrossFit Open and the new programs she’s creating for women through and after pregnancy. Haya and Mahdi share the best advice they received from a coach when struggling to find the hectic balance of parenting, fitness, and work and support for those with a goal of losing weight and getting healthier.


البحث عن النجاح من خلال عالم "الكروس فت" مع بدر الخميس Bader Al Khamees Finding Success Through Elite Training (English and Arabic)
Mar 11 2019 • 63 min
Liam and Mahdi are joined by Bader Khamees for this episode of the Project Kuwait podcast. Bader started out as a serious weight lifter and bodybuilder, but has transitioned to CrossFit in recent years. He describes what he has learned through the various courses he has taken and camps he has attended. بدر ابتدا مشواره في الرياضي في ممارسة رياضة الحديد وكمال الأجسام، لكن في السنوات الاخيرة انتقل الى عالم الكروسفت، حيث قام بتطوير نفسه بحضور العديد من الدورات المعتمدة والمشاركة في المعسكرات الخارجية مثل اوكرانيا والصين. في هذه الحلقة بدر الخميس ينقل لنا تجربته والخبرة اللي اكتسبها من خلال هذه الدورات والمعسكرات.


Kuwait Moms Guide and Stop Crying Studios ; How to Get Yourself and Your Kids More Active
Mar 09 2019 • 44 min
Summary: On this episode of the Project Kuwait, Mahdi and Liam interview Jamie, founder of the Kuwait Moms Guide, and Jon P., Jamie’s trainer and the founder of Stop Crying Studios. They share with listeners some very practical tips about starting and maintaining a healthy lifestyle for yourself and your kids. They are great resources for anyone looking to get more active.


Pilates Expert Catherine Klaffer Breaks Down How Pilates Can Make You a Better Athlete and Enhance your Body and mind
Mar 01 2019 • 57 min
Our guest on this episode of the Project Kuwait podcast is Catherine, a Pilates enthusiast and instructor. Catherine describes her experience with other workout modalities and what about Pilates makes it so effective and beneficial to the overall wellbeing. She was able to teach Mahdi and Liam a thing or two, and they both say that they want to try Pilates now.


Kuwaiti Super Star Fahad Al Zaid talks about training, recovery , work ethic and how to be successful in your sport
Feb 23 2019 • 29 min
Summary: On this episode of the Project Kuwait podcast, Mahdi interviews Kuwaiti rising star baseball player Fahad Al Zaid and his father. Fahad is 16 years old and 5 years into his already prolific baseball career, training 3 hours per day in order to reach his goal of playing in the MLB before too long.



029: The Truth About PMS with Lulwa Al Armali "The Functional Nutritionist" Meg and Mahdi
Feb 16 2019 • 61 min
On this episode of the Project Kuwait podcast, we are joined again by Luwlwa, the Functional Nutritionist, who is broaching a taboo topic. Luwlwa and Meg share their expertise on the female cycle and hormones as well as learning how to have a healthy relationship with your period.


028:Kuwait Scorpions Rugby Club
Feb 12 2019 • 55 min
Mahdi and Liam were honored to be joined by two of the main members of the Kuwait Scorpions Rugby Club for this episode of the Project Kuwait podcast. They discuss rugby’s long history in Kuwait as well as their hopes for its future growth.


027: Olympian Faye Sultan describes her journey to the Olympics
Feb 10 2019 • 44 min
On this episode of the Project Kuwait podcast, Mahdi, Meg, and Liam are honored to interview Faye Sultan, a Kuwaiti Olympic swimmer in the 2012 and 2016 Games. Faye shares with listeners about her journey as a swimmer and the importance of being involved in athletics and studies in a good balance. She is an advocate for female athletes and she wants to see more people in Kuwait be active.


026: Secret to gaining serious strength, deadlifts and it’s effects on your hormones, celery juice detox, how to maximize recovery
Feb 06 2019 • 80 min
traffic in Kuwait and the tendency of bikers to not pay attention or ride recklessly, deadlifts increase testosterone and hormone levels, strongman competitions, strongman exercises, celery juice detox, calorie restriction, impact of having a personal coach or trainer, recovery besides ice.


025: Hala Mahrous Cancer Survivor Discusses her symptoms, Diagnosis, and her Workouts Before and After her Surgeries
Feb 04 2019 • 55 min
On this episode of The Project Kuwait podcast, Meg and Mahdi are joined by Hala Mahrous, a thyroid cancer survivor who came on to tell her story. She discusses her symptoms, her interactions with doctors along the way to her diagnosis, and her workouts before and after her surgeries.


024: Jennifer Allen Physiotherapist Discusses Importance of Physiotherapy and its Impacts on the Body, Questions you Should Ask a New Physiotherapist, Biomechanics and Body Composition,
Jan 29 2019 • 51 min
Mahdi’s guest on this episode of the Project Kuwait podcast is Jennifer Allen, a physiotherapist who has relocated to Kuwait from Canada. Jen discusses with us the importance of physiotherapy and its far-reaching impacts on the body. She and Mahdi also talk about the biggest differences that she has noticed in her Kuwaiti clients from those she has served in other countries.


023: Dane Lynch weighs in on Movement Patterns, Calisthenics, Competition Programming, and Kids Training
Jan 24 2019 • 52 min
In this episode, Mahdi and Liam sit down with Dane Lynch and discuss the importance of proper movement patterns. Learning how to move and control your body is an important lesson that carries over into everyday life, athlete or average Joe.


022: Coach Fit Marky, From Employee to Own Boss, Franchise gym Work conditions vs Boutique Gym, Keys to Deadlifting, Training and Becoming a Successful Dad
Jan 22 2019 • 48 min
Mahdi’s guest on this episode of the Project Kuwait podcast is Coach “Fit Marky”. Mark quit his office job to pursue his dream of being a personal trainer and coach, and he has done very well for himself. After several years of working for a big box gym, he took the leap to start his own facility and he is working hard to make that happen. He shares with us his insights about the industry and the way he has found a good balance between work time and family time.


021: Lulwa Alarmali “The Functional Nutritionist” Impacts of food on body, Gut health and inflammation, Manipulating Glycogen Stores, Cholesterol Precursor to Sex Hormones, Processed Foods
Jan 20 2019 • 49 min
Summary:On this episode of the Project Kuwait podcast, Mahdi and Liam are joined by Lulwa Alarmali, “The Functional Nutritionist.” Lulwa shares abundant insights into the impacts of food on the physiology of the body as well as gut health and...


020: Steroids a Controversial Topic: The use of Performance Enhancing Drugs in Elite Sports, Morality and Ethics in sports, The USSR and it unfair advantage, NFL,MLB and Crossfit drug policies
Jan 15 2019 • 40 min
On this episode of the Project Kuwait podcast, Mahdi, Liam, and Meg discuss the controversial topic of the use of performance enhancing drugs in elite sports. Though professional athletes like Mark McGuire, Barry Bonds, and Lance Armstrong have been doping for a long time, it seems like the desire of normal people to be able to compete at higher levels of performance such as CrossFit has brought the issue closer to home. The consensus in the group is that it is not fair for elite athletes who are juicing to compete against normal athletes who are not, but does that mean that everyone who wants to compete at the highest level of competition should be allowed to use performance enhancing drugs like HGH?



019: Asmaa Belrhiti - Proud Mom Diaries, Mom of 2 kids with special needs, CrossFitter, and advocate for Autism and Down syndrome
Jan 13 2019 • 59 min
Asmaa Belrhiti is the proud mother of two children with special needs. She’s created Proud Mom Diaries as a platform to educate the world about children with special needs. She offers support and resources for parents, teachers, and caregivers. She openly shares her children’s success stories and struggles in living with Down Syndrome and Autism. In this discussion she emphasizes the importance of physical activity and nutrition not only from a caregiver perspective but for children living with special needs.


018: 2019 Predictions for the Health and Fitness Industry, PX90 and Insanity vs CrossFit, Free Workout Resources, Intelligent Trainers and The importance of Accessory work
Jan 09 2019 • 60 min
Summary: The topic of this episode of the Project Kuwait podcast is reviewing 2018’s fitness trends, looking ahead to 2019, and working out at a gym 101. Mahdi and Liam share from their own experiences and bring in the advice of industry experts to provide listeners with a helpful and informational program.


017: Rob Schillaci - Fittest Man in Kuwait 2018 Competitive CrossFit vs CrossFit as a Training Program and its Benefits
Jan 06 2019 • 50 min
017: Rob Schillaci - Fittest Man in Kuwait 2018 Discuses Competitive CrossFit vs CrossFit as a training program and its benefits


016: Haya Al Sharhan - MomFit
Dec 31 2018 • 52 min
Program discussed in episode: The MomFit Program is a postpartum rehab/rebuilding plan to help get moms back into fitness after pregnancy.


This Week in The News (16-20 Dec) , FSR, Crossfit Q8, DXB, and Kuwaiti Baseball
Dec 20 2018 • 8 min
This Week in the news


Diabetes in Kuwait PT. 2, With Dr. Neil Coffee
Dec 18 2018 • 52 min
Dr. Neil Coffee is the strategic analyst of research into Diabetes prevalence in world nations.


Kuwait’s Silent Killer: Diabetes PT. 1,What is Geo spatial research, Dasman Diabetes Institute
Dec 16 2018 • 29 min
Kuwait’s Silent Killer, Kuwait ranks 7th worldwide


012: This Week in the News (Dec 5-13)The Burrow, Flare Fitness, Fawzia Sultan, NBK, Dubai Fitness Championships
Dec 13 2018 • 7 min
This Week in the News


Spartan Race Review, Helpful tips and tricks, Train on a budget (DXB,Oman and Kuwait)
Dec 11 2018 • 34 min
Spartan Race Review (DXB,Oman and Kuwait)


Surviving the Holidays
Dec 09 2018 • 37 min
In this episode we offer up some of our tips for surviving the holidays without losing focus and still be able to enjoy the food



From the Talent Incubator - Kommunity
Dec 03 2018 • 33 min
From the Talent Incubator - Kommunity


Stress Management 101
Nov 21 2018 • 37 min
In a fast pace 21st century it’s hard to avoid stress but there are many ways to cope with it.


What does a great body need?
Nov 21 2018 • 40 min
What your body needs to look and feel it's best.


Who are we?
Nov 21 2018 • 30 min
Meet the hosts!


What makes a good Coach?
Nov 21 2018 • 42 min
How to spot a slacker coach and avoid wasting your money!


Kuwait's Battle of the East Review
Nov 21 2018 • 57 min
How the development of athletes in the GCC region has been influenced by The CPCF Battle Fitness Festival.


Meg, Liam and Mahdi Discuss Dieting, Keto, Taking the First steps to Choosing the Right Diet for you, Gut health for a better life
Nov 20 2018 • 42 min
Why diets don’t work and what you can do instead.


Managing Motivation, First steps to the gym, Tips to get going and more
Nov 20 2018 • 31 min
Debunking lies about your motivation.


We love to love-hate CrossFit
Nov 19 2018 • 42 min
Why each of us started and parted ways with CrossFit.


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