Maye Noureldin is a Calisthenics trainer with a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, a master’s degree in Software engineering, and a daytime Marketing job! Having been raised in a family where sports were a priority, Gymnastics always fascinated her. But, she never had the chance to pursue it professionally. It was when she came across Calisthenics that she found what she was looking for.
So, What is Calisthenics?
Calisthenics is a sport that involves mastering control over your body weight using minimal equipment. It combines strength training and basic gymnastic movements and can be done anywhere.
Maye’s initial interest in gymnastics meant she always had an eye for bodyweight training, building core strength, as well mobility and flexibility techniques. So, when her interests led her to Calisthenics, she got hooked and got her training certificate, taking it to another level.
“Calisthenics made me grow. I became more dedicated, more focused, and more persistent on a personal level.”
Through The Hoops…
Though Maye Noureldin’s story is one of success, it certainly isn’t without challenges. Many of them have to do with her being a girl.
“Calisthenics is still a growing sport, not a lot of people know about it. To be able to train men and women, you need to be able to build trust with the people you’re coaching. Especially, when you’re a female in this society. You have to have a lot of knowledge for you to be seen as credible by both the men and women you train,” she explained.
Succeeding Like A Girl
Despite the challenges though, Maye has certainly proven herself in the field. Her clients’ impressive transformations showcase that! She gets clients both in their teen years to their 50s! And surprisingly, she trains more men than women.
“My passion is seeing people dedicated and committed to their goals, and at the same time enjoying their time,” she said.
“Fitness isn’t about having muscles, it’s about being happy and at peace with your body.”
“Helping them improve their habits, and lifestyle motivates me more than anything,” she continued.
When it comes to who her favorite athletes are, Maye said she admires the Calisthenics community in Dubai and the United Kingdom. Her main inspirations are Malin Malle, Wandres Ortez, Valentin Otz, and Chumakova Tatyana.
“Even though I’m not in the same country as these athletes, they’re my real community. They’re the ones that inspire her to push herself every day.”
For the future, Maye plans to spread more Calisthenics knowledge. She hopes to have a strong community of Calisthenics athletes to supports each other. She’s also working towards competing internationally. For Maye Noureldin, goals are always stepping stones to bigger achievements though, we can’t wait to see what else she has up her sleeve.
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