You can’t be what you can’t see. So Maymah became the athlete she never saw growing up.
Maymah started going to the gym because she was bored waiting to start university. But then she fell in love with it. It empowered her to rebuild her relationship with food and movement after years spent battling anorexia. Now she’s a Gymshark athlete.
In this special KICPOD UK episode, Maymah speaks with Steph & Laura about her eating disorder and how a crisis meeting with her school and mum brought her out of it, the anxiety she felt stepping into a gym wearing a headscarf for the first time, how she trains during Ramadan when she can’t eat or drink between sunrise and sunset, and becoming a role model for Muslim women in fitness.
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On this week’s episode of the KICPOD, Steph and Laura spoke to the incredible Maria Thattil about her relationship with her body, her battle with anxiety and how she tackles feelings of self doubt.
Sydney Cassidy is the founder of Gym Girls Locker Room– a community of like-minded women looking to build strength and confidence at the gym where they can support, encourage and communicate with one another – which we are sure you’d agree aligns so perfectly with what we do at Kic.
You’ve either heard Woody Whitelaw on his national drive radio show ‘Will & Woody‘, or perhaps you’ve seen him on TV on The Celebrity Apprentice Australia or I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here!