Episode 202 – Making An Impact In The Fitness Industry with Ed Pilkington

Episode 202 – Making An Impact In The Fitness Industry with Ed Pilkington

On this episode of RNT Fitness Radio, Ivan and I decide to put Ed Pilkington under the spotlight, where we ask questions about his upbringing, his early years in sports coaching, the differences in passion projects and careers, and why and how he lives and breathes our mantra: the physical is the vehicle.

“Go along and do some work experience, then see what it’s actually like. “

Ed Pilkington

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[00:00] – Intro

[00:05] – Ed’s Family background

[02:54] – Ed as a sportsman

[04:40] – Training Practices

[07:15] – Correlating wins and team cohesions

[09:35] – The element of giving harsh feedback

[11:57] – Having body images

[13:40] – Body composition focus

[15:40] – Ed’s performance shift

[17:00] – Things he wishes he knew before his career

[18:35] – Advice to people who consider fitness as a career

[22:11] – How do you know if it’s your calling?

[26:40] – Things that Ed is interested outside fitness

[31:25] – Experience working in Dubai

[32:50] – Ed and Uni’s story

[36:52] – Few people who inspired Ed

[42:14] – Wrap up (Rapid fire questions)


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Akash Vaghela is the Founder of RNT Fitness, where his mission is to see a world where everyone experiences the power of a physical body transformation to act as a vehicle for the greater good in their lives. Akash has produced 200+ blogs, 100+ videos and hosts the RNT Fitness Radio podcast, which has amassed over 110,000 downloads in 90+ countries across 100+ episodes. Alongside this, he's been seen in Men's Health, BBC, T-Nation, Elite FTS and the PTDC, while also regularly speaking nationally and internationally on all things transformation.