The OSMARI Project

OSMARI

OSMARI is a men's activewear and swimwear brand focusing on the male aesthetic physique. This is a podcast for gay and straight men, and everything else in between talking about all kinds of topics including fashion, men's health and fitness, lifestyle, as well as some unfiltered conversations with our models and collaborators. Also, I'll be talking about my workplace discrimination lawsuit based on National Origin and Sexual Orientation that has been filed with Fairfax County Circuit Court.

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TESTOSTERONE Talks and FITNESS Walks - The OSMARI Project
Mar 10 2024
TESTOSTERONE Talks and FITNESS Walks - The OSMARI Project
Embark on a transformative journey with Craig Adams, a personal trainer who's cracked the code on keeping fit amidst the whirlwind of professional and family life. This episode is a goldmine for anyone battling the scales of work, wellness, and the joy of a good meal, offering wisdom that extends far beyond the gym. We tackle the intricacies of family meals, unpacking how they reflect our love and care even when time is scarce, and how these gatherings are crucial battlegrounds for teaching children about healthy eating habits and the tough reality that we can't always have what we want.Fuel your soul with insights on striking that elusive balance between a delicious diet and maintaining a trim waistline in an era where food temptations lurk around every corner. As we unravel my wife's transition to healthier living and the gentle nudges from loved ones that rekindled my own fitness flame, you'll see how even the smallest lifestyle tweaks can leave a lasting impact. Plus, we dissect the age-specific strategies for staying active, from the fiery vigor of youth to the considered pace of our senior years, celebrating a 76-year-old who can plank for an astonishing three minutes.Through the lens of testosterone replacement therapy (TRT), we examine the nuanced dance of hormones and health, discussing how TRT can rejuvenate a person's zest for life and what it means for long-term wellbeing when supervised by a medical professional. Rounding off, the episode touches on the symbiosis of homeschooling, healthful living, and leveraging personal expertise in navigating the challenges and triumphs of educating children at home. Join us for an episode packed with straightforward, actionable advice, whether you're juggling life's many responsibilities or simply looking to thrive in your prime.Please consider subscribing/following us and feel free to comment with your questions, recommendations on topics, and any feedback. :)Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-osmari-project/id1725640452Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/58WEwkJNyz831UYve2maKTYouTube for Podcast: http://www.youtube.com/@TheOsmariProjectYouTube for Brand: http://www.youtube.com/@OSMARIAll Links: https://links.osmari.com (including special friends)OSMARI Store: https://osmari.comInstagram: https://instagram.com/osmari_wear
BATTLING Workplace HOMOPHOBIA at KG&P Strategies (MVM Inc, evolve24) - The OSMARI Project
Feb 25 2024
BATTLING Workplace HOMOPHOBIA at KG&P Strategies (MVM Inc, evolve24) - The OSMARI Project
Imagine facing a battle that strikes at the very core of who you are, a fight that's not just about you, but about standing up for dignity in the face of discrimination at KG&P Strategies (MVM Inc, KACE Company, The Providencia Group, evolve24 dba Sherpa LLC). This episode, raw and unfiltered, offers an intimate look into my own confrontation with prejudice, one that intertwines my sexual orientation with my Afghan heritage. The journey begins with the stark reality of a demand letter from a discrimination lawsuit, laying out the harrowing account of being unwillingly outed at work, and evolving into a legal struggle against a culture of homophobia and racism at KG&P Strategies (MVM Inc, KACE Company, The Providencia Group, evolve24 dba Sherpa LLC). Through it all, I remain committed to transparency and resilience, sharing the narrative with utmost care for privacy, while ensuring the authenticity of my story is heard loud and clear.This isn't just my story—it's a reflection on the pervasive challenges that many face in the professional world. We peel back the layers of what it means to be a gay Afghan man in today's corporate landscape, from the trials of coming out to the sting of wrongful termination under dubious accusations at KG&P Strategies (MVM Inc, KACE Company, The Providencia Group, evolve24 dba Sherpa LLC). But it's also a tale of advocacy and the relentless pursuit of integrity, as I discuss the broad implications of identity in the workplace and the importance of standing against toxic cultures. Engage with a candid conversation that champions the power of speaking out and join us as we navigate the complex interplay of authenticity, bias, and the fight for a more inclusive professional environment.Please consider subscribing/following us and feel free to comment with your questions, recommendations on topics, and any feedback. :)Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-osmari-project/id1725640452Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/58WEwkJNyz831UYve2maKTYouTube for Podcast: http://www.youtube.com/@TheOsmariProjectYouTube for Brand: http://www.youtube.com/@OSMARIAll Links: https://links.osmari.com (including special friends)OSMARI Store: https://osmari.comInstagram: https://instagram.com/osmari_wear
Male Ballet Dancer Aesthetics - The OSMARI Project
Feb 18 2024
Male Ballet Dancer Aesthetics - The OSMARI Project
Have you ever pirouetted from one passion to another, discovering where your true talent lies? That's the story of Nick, our esteemed guest from Puerto Rico, whose transformative leap from tap to ballet unveils the resilience and grace behind the world of dance. With Nick's vivid anecdotes, we journey through the misconceptions and physical prowess required in ballet, exploring gender expectations and the humor that eases the demanding life of a professional dancer. His tale is a masterclass in adaptability and dedication, providing insights into the art that transcends stereotypes and evolves with time.Imagine the strength it takes to lift a partner gracefully on stage, or the finesse required to customize a pointe shoe for the perfect fit—these are the daily rituals of a ballet dancer that often go unnoticed. In our chat, Nick peels back the curtain on the workout regimens tailored for male ballet dancers, the misunderstood aspects of weightlifting for women, and the sartorial nuances that define a dancer's individual style. From the serious to the lighthearted, this episode promises a rich tapestry of stories that showcase the rigorous yet rewarding lifestyle of those who live to dance.Before we part ways in a grand jeté, we pause to express our sincere appreciation for Nick's openness and the wealth of knowledge he has imparted. His journey serves as a reminder of the beauty found in challenging norms and embracing the unique qualities that each dancer brings to the stage. Keep your toes pointed for more such enlightening conversations, and remember to subscribe and share your thoughts with us as we continue to pirouette through the fascinating realms of dance and creativity on the OSMARI Project.Please consider subscribing/following us and feel free to comment with your questions, recommendations on topics, and any feedback. :)Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-osmari-project/id1725640452Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/58WEwkJNyz831UYve2maKTYouTube for Podcast: http://www.youtube.com/@TheOsmariProjectYouTube for Brand: http://www.youtube.com/@OSMARIAll Links: https://links.osmari.com (including special friends)OSMARI Store: https://osmari.comInstagram: https://instagram.com/osmari_wear
Fighting Discrimination and Wrongful Termination at KG&P Strategies (MVM Inc, evolve24) - The OSMARI Project
Feb 7 2024
Fighting Discrimination and Wrongful Termination at KG&P Strategies (MVM Inc, evolve24) - The OSMARI Project
Embarking on a legal battle is a profound endeavor, especially when it's rooted in personal strife and the quest for justice. In the raw and revealing heart of this episode I unpack my decision to file a lawsuit against KG&P Strategies (MVM Inc., KACE Company, The Providencia Group, evolve24 d/b/a Sherpa LLC) for wrongful termination that I believe was based on my Afghan heritage and sexual orientation. The weight of this decision is not just legal but carries a heavy cultural significance, as the concept of honor within the Afghan community adds an intricate layer to my pursuit of justice. I delve into the legal specifics filed at the Fairfax County Circuit Court case number 2024-352, discussing the impact on my family and the broader implications for individuals facing similar discriminations.Gratitude pours out in this episode as I acknowledge the unwavering support from you, my listeners, through this difficult chapter of my life. While the constraints of the legal process limit the details I can share, I invite you to be part of the journey via The OSMARI project. Your engagement and suggestions breathe life into the narrative, as we together navigate the complexities of standing up to discrimination. With heartfelt thanks, I promise to keep you informed with general updates and insights into the legal steps being taken, ensuring that this tale of resilience and the fight for equity continues to resonate.Please consider subscribing/following us and feel free to comment with your questions, recommendations on topics, and any feedback. :)Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-osmari-project/id1725640452Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/58WEwkJNyz831UYve2maKTYouTube for Podcast: http://www.youtube.com/@TheOsmariProjectYouTube for Brand: http://www.youtube.com/@OSMARIAll Links: https://links.osmari.com (including special friends)OSMARI Store: https://osmari.comInstagram: https://instagram.com/osmari_wear
Sweat, Snapshots, and a Svelte Saga - The OSMARI Project
Feb 3 2024
Sweat, Snapshots, and a Svelte Saga - The OSMARI Project
Have you ever witnessed someone's life pivot in an unexpected, yet thrilling new direction? That's the story of Andrew, the Central Pennsylvania fitness model who swapped the stability of a commercial roofing gig for the adrenaline rush of fitness modeling—and he's here to share every pulse-pounding moment. From the trust leaps made when working with renowned photographers to the behind-the-scenes banter of photo shoots, Andrew offers a rare peek into the world where fitness and photography collide.As we lace up our sneakers and join Andrew on the runway to the weights room, he divulges the secrets of his personal fitness regimen, highlighting the delicate dance between bulking and cutting phases. His commitment to a natural approach in an industry riddled with performance-enhancing shortcuts is not just commendable, but also a beacon for up-and-comers in the bodybuilding scene. Alongside tales of muscle, we gab about everything from the cultural nuances of diet within Afghan households to the wholesome allure of homemade bone broth.Wrapping things up, we chuckle over the peculiarities of body measurements—yes, even areolas get a mention—and explore the mental gymnastics of self-perception, all while Andrew demystifies the day-to-day of tracking progress. He shares anecdotes that resonate with anyone who's ever snuck in an extra inch on their height or flexed in the mirror just to catch a glimpse of gains. Tune in for a conversation that's as enlightening as it is entertaining, perfectly suited for anyone at the crossroads of fitness and personal growth.Please consider subscribing/following us and feel free to comment with your questions, recommendations on topics, and any feedback. :)Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-osmari-project/id1725640452Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/58WEwkJNyz831UYve2maKTYouTube for Podcast: http://www.youtube.com/@TheOsmariProjectYouTube for Brand: http://www.youtube.com/@OSMARIAll Links: https://links.osmari.com (including special friends)OSMARI Store: https://osmari.comInstagram: https://instagram.com/osmari_wear
Welcome to The OSMARI Project Podcast - A Podcast for Men that are Unicorns
Jan 25 2024
Welcome to The OSMARI Project Podcast - A Podcast for Men that are Unicorns
This is the trailer for The Osmari Project podcast. Osmari is a men’s activewear and swimwear line, inspired by the male athletic physique. In this podcast, I will be discussing what the brand is currently working on, as well as various topics pertinent to men including men’s fitness, lifestyle, diet, fashion, sex, and others. If you have been to the Osmari YouTube channel, you probably have seen our try on hauls with male models. Some of these try on hauls will take place on this podcast. I’ll also be conducting interviews with male athletes coming from different sports, male models, fitness influencers, artists, and videographers and photographers that work with men that have, what you would consider, a fantastic physique.If you would like to partake in our conversations, feel free to subscribe to our podcast for there will be definitely some interesting conversations, with some being raunchy. You can find us on YouTube as well @osmari and @theosmariproject. Our online store is www.osmari.com. Get ready for a fun ride!!! Pop your cherry!Please consider subscribing/following us and feel free to comment with your questions, recommendations on topics, and any feedback. :)Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-osmari-project/id1725640452Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/58WEwkJNyz831UYve2maKTYouTube for Podcast: http://www.youtube.com/@TheOsmariProjectYouTube for Brand: http://www.youtube.com/@OSMARIAll Links: https://links.osmari.com (including special friends)OSMARI Store: https://osmari.comInstagram: https://instagram.com/osmari_wear