Fitness can be an extremely intimidating task for some. Taking that first step to enter a gym can be overwhelming. Many back out when the first issue crops up. In this conversation with Sohrab Khushrushahi, founder of Sohfit, Varun talks to him about the importance of building a community that motivates you to stay on your path to your ideal fitness goals.
If you’re someone who overthinks nutrition, you might find some handy tips on how to keep it simple. Varun and Sohrab also discuss how chasing your dream and listening to your gut can sometimes be the key to happiness.
Sohrab gave up a 15-year-long career in corporate law to follow his passion for fitness. Today, he runs Sohfit, a popular fitness program that has highly personalised and individually tailored programs. His goal is to make fitness fun for everyone.
(00:00 - 02:59) Introduction
(03:00 - 04:02) Was physical activity always a love for Sohrab?
(04:03 - 04:53) Early gym stories
(04:54 - 08:16) How was the shift of perspective from vanity to performance
(08:17 - 12:18) How you feel vs How you look
(12:19 - 16:45) Can fitness be fun?
(16:46 - 21:00) Plans vs Goals
(21:01 - 22:24) What is fitness acc to Sohrab
(22:25 - 26:41) Shift from lawyer to fitness
(26:41 - 30:35) Why Sohrab wanted to be a coach
(30:36 - 35:21) How everybody should focus on movement
(35:21 - 38:14) Compression Elevate recovery to a beginner
(38:15 - 42:31) Building the right mindset for fitness
(42.32 - 47:29) Power of community
(47:30 - 50:08) Being the coach vs entrepreneur at SohFit
(50:09 - 55:06) Overthinking nutrition & food
(55:07 - 58:05) Best advice sohrab has gotten
(58:06 - 59:42) How does Sohrab take a pause
(59:42 - 1:00:36) Conclusion
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About the show
“Take a pause with Varun Duggirala” ( previously “The Varun Duggi show”) is a thrice a week podcast that’s meant to enable its listeners to take a pause amidst the chaos of their daily lives to learn tools, embrace ideas and soak in concepts that will help them find motivation, build the right mindset and perform at their best. Varun also occasionally taps into the minds of truly interesting people to give listeners a learn from and use in their work, life and everything in-between.
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