Transformations

SHYAM

I’ve known Akash for 21 years. I may be biased as I write this, but you will not find anyone as passionate about fitness as him. So I knew when I approached him back in April, he’d be hungry for this challenge.

 

At the outset, I want to stress that I’m very much like your ordinary gym-goer. I’m not blessed with the genetic make up of a sprinter or a gymnast, but what I do have is the desire, self-belief and mental focus to commit to a body transformation.

 

Using Akash as a coach makes the process very easy. I could email him at any time and I knew he’d respond within a few minutes. If there was an issue, he’d solve it. He had every base covered. If I needed advice, he’d call or Whatsapp me immediately. Truth is, he’s more than a coach.

 

At the end of the journey, Akash was probably more happy at what we achieved than I was. That sums him up – he lives through his clients, and genuinely cares about what you accomplish together.

Arwinder

I am a mother of three children who were all born 17 months apart, which meant only a few years ago I was running around 3 children all under the age of 3 ½ years old! It was hectic and busy but I loved it, and have always had a strong maternal character.

 

I was also someone who had always been active person, and I took pride in my appearance. Butthe demands of motherhood, juggling work commitments and supporting my husband as he ran his business resulted in my eating patterns deteriorating, and I no longer went to the gym. I was always running around doing things and I started eating on the go, not having set meals, snacking and not really thinking about what I was putting into my body.

 

Mentally I just did not have the energy to think about healthy eating nor was I considering how much food I was consuming. Junk food was convenient and easy, and picking on the children’s leftovers became a bad habit. We’ve been fortunate to holiday a lot with the children, and given they were young, all-inclusive holidays were an easy option. But it also meant I over indulged, especially as I have always been a foodie!! The extra pounds gradually piled on.

 

My children are a little bit older now and as I approached 2018 aged 42, I looked in the mirror and didn’t like what I saw. I was overweight; most of my clothes didn’t fit anymore. I felt awful, I lacked energy, and I started buying clothes that hid my body. I had always been active and I always encouraged my children to be active so we had joined a health club in my late 30s and started worked out. But I was directionless, and didn’t modify my eating, so saw very little improvement in my physique. I felt self-conscious in the gym as I knew my body shape wasn’t where I wanted to be.

 

Something then clicked inside of me. I wanted to be a good role model to my daughters and my son. And show them looking after your health was very important. I have always believed you must look after your mind body and soul, and finally the clarity of this was coming to me. I started to really WANT to get fitter and WANT to eat healthier I knew what I wanted but the HOW was the difficulty. By total coincidence we saw our friends Anand and Gita post up pictures of their transformations with RNT, and they impressed and inspired both me and my husband.

 

I wanted to get back to doing something for myself. The nutrition plans were quick and easy, and it took the thinking out, which was most important given I was still a busy mum!All it takes was pre-preparation, and learning to batch cook. It was difficult to begin with, but a habit that’s now instilled into me, and helps us all so much!

 

The best part of the plan was the training, and having previously been self-conscious/intimidated, I now love it. Even our kids come and train with us, come for walks with us, and have learnt so much about living a healthier lifestyle. They’re my biggest support, and keep pushing me! I know they’ll remember this family lifestyle change forever. Giving back to the next generation is one of the best things RNT have done for me so far.

 

The weekly accountability was KEY for me. To have someone look at your pictures (which don’t lie!) on a weekly basis made you want to make sure you did everything possible to achieve your goals. For me, RNT was not just about superficial objectives of having a better body, it was a lifestyle change. I now have an education and have learnt so much about nutrition,cardiovascular fitness and weight training.

 

Health brings happiness. It’s been about building my internal self, being mentally happier, which means I’m now more productive and energetic, and so have a more active family lifestyle. I’m a better role model to my kids, and I know that your children judge you by your actions more than with the words you say, so this was an important journey to go through.

 

None of this would be possible without RNT’s 7 start service. Their knowledge, ability to motivate during times of plateau, and fast responses are all amazing! They’re also truly holistic in their approach with motivating blogs, podcasts and email updates being created throughout.

 

I am now 43 and in the bestshape of my life. I feel so much better and my wardrobe that was collecting dust from years ago now all fits!! I plan to continue with my journey and keep developing my physique, I still see that I have a further to go. But to get to this stage, I would like to say a huge thank you to RNT, you deserve all the success going forwards!

Krishan

Prior to working with RNT, I had struggled with my weight for many years. This was a result of poor lifestyle choices and a lack of understanding about both nutrition and exercises which were appropriate for me. Having started out at over 120kg, I had some initial success through various dieting techniques. However, the benefits of these were only ever short term and I was still searching for permanent lifestyle changes that would better my wellbeing, both physically and mentally. I treated gym time as a means to an end because I did not enjoy it. I was unsure of what I was meant to be doing to get the results and I found that I was constantly injuring myself too. I felt incapable of going to the gym on my own and was always relying on other people. Really, I was just looking for any excuse to not go to the gym because I hated it. At the time I started working with RNT, I was stuck in a cycle which I think a lot of people can relate to: holding things together and being relatively good between Monday-Friday, and then falling off the wagon on the weekends and undoing any hard work put in during the week. The constant yo-yo’ing between these two states left me feeling very frustrated.

 

I had been wanting to work with RNT for a while after following Akash on social media whilst he got shredded for his competition. I sat up and took notice after seeing RNT’s website and the way in which they were regularly turning out incredible transformations for normal people. It made me realise that I had wrongly convinced myself that I wasn’t capable of achieving the physique that I wanted, and that I was capable of getting lean with the right guidance. I actually received free coaching from Akash for 3 months after winning an RNT competition. I also realised that I was about to enter a busy and stressful profession where it would become difficult to live a healthy lifestyle without the right habits and non-negotiables already set up. I needed to make my health and wellbeing my priority.

 

The process of working with RNT was seamless and everything is set up for you to succeed, provided that you put in the work required. A common phrase that I remember from my time with RNT is that “it’s simple, not easy”. Akash made an exercise plan that worked around my busy lifestyle and injury history. With nutrition, he put an emphasis on educating me about the core principles behind fat loss and muscle gain.This allowed me to be flexible with my food choices. In the long term, this versatility has allowed me to attain my fitness goals whilst attending social functions, work events and travelling in the past few months. Most importantly, working with RNT took the thinking out the process for me. Akash made the necessary tweaks, which meant I could just focus on executing the plan. Sometimes, this meant pushing harder and capitalising on extra energy I had. But sometimes, this also meant understanding when I was emotionally or physically depleted (as is possible during a long diet) and easing off a bit, like when I had a diet break in June.  This has kept me motivated throughout the process and allowed me to play the long game.

 

My results with RNT have gone way beyond anything I expected to achieve. I am proud of my photos because they represent the culmination of months of hard work. I didn’t have the photos taken to show off to other people- I wanted them as a reminder of what I achieved with my hard work. It is something that no one can take away from me, and the self-belief and confidence that has come with this is amazing. The reaction of people I know is overwhelming and I find it borderline ridiculous that I am sometimes approached by people for fitness advice, when I was a just a fat dude spinning his wheels 12 months ago. I am proud that my own story has helped push people close to me to the next level. My 56 year old mum is smashing weight sessions 3 times a week and getting incredible results. My 12 year old brother is conscious of the importance of a healthy lifestyle and good nutrition choices, which means he is already set up to avoid many of the mistakes that I made as an adolescent.

 

Most importantly, getting photo shoot lean required a level of sacrifice and mental fortitude that I have never had to put myself through in any way, but going through the whole process helped me to develop a warrior mentality with an all or nothing approach. I went from hating the gym to loving the entire process. Starting with little knowledge and listening to your coach is a humbling experience which undoubtedly improves you as a person, if you have the right attitude.

 

It’s been life changing.

Adam G

I am a London based entrepreneur, the Founder of Capital Living, a Co-living house share company, and the Host and Mentor of Property Entrepreneur – the UK’s leading property business growth programme.

 

I have always been a fitness fanatic, having a background in Rugby and the British Army. However, the London lifestyle coupled with the long hours and sacrifices required to start and scale a business had their effect on me. My fitness levels and weight have varied accordingly over the years.

 

In December 2017 I undertook a sailing crossing of the Atlantic. This resulted in a lot of sitting still and eating Jaffa cakes! So in 2018 I wanted to get back in shape. After some initial success, I plateaued around July and that’s when I decided to start working with RNT.

 

The catalyst for working with RNT was a few things for me:

 

1. Credibility: Two friends of mine Shiv and Akash had amazing results
2. I wanted results: I realised I was just working within the limits of my existing knowledge and therefore would only achieve what I had previously. This time I wanted more.
3. Accountability: we all need this, even the most self motivated amongst us. I know I perform better when someone is watching so I decided to commit to third party accountability. Also, I find when I pay for something I work a lot harder to get my money’s worth!

 

You will find the process of working with RNT a journey. There is a steep learning curve to begin with, a lot of new information and habits to adopt. Don’t expect instant results, you need to relearn a great deal and this long lasting change takes time. My top three tips to someone who is about to start working with RNT would be:

 

1. Trust the process. This stuff works, don’t question it or think you are different. Just give their way a chance.
2. Communicate. Stay in constant contact with RNT, be honest and ask for help. They have seen it all.
3. Be patient. Rome wasn’t built in a day and progress will come in waves, some things will work more than others and there is some trial and error. Plus, we are all human so play the long game.

 

I am very proud of my results but the real credit must go to RNT. I’ve felt change through my life as a result of working with RNT and I’ve learnt a great deal about myself. It’s lead to long term lifestyle changes as I’m enjoying looking and feeling so great!

 

Thanks RNT. Big love.

Shiv H

When I was introduced to RNT, I had no real drive to get a beach body other than it would be a nice to have. I had been training with a PT for about a year before then, but to be completely honest, although I felt stronger, I still looked very similar to when I started. I was massively sceptical and wanted to give RNT a run for their money, thought ‘we’ll see how it goes’.

 

However, within the first month, I started seeing a change in my body composition. It was insane how quick the changes were to appear as I dropped body fat and increased muscle simultaneously – something that I had previously heard and believed was impossible.

 

The weekly check-ins kept me accountable and made sure that I didn’t deviate. Especially when I would try sneak in little bits of chocolate!

 

Two photoshoots later and now sporting a physique I had only previously dreamed of, I thought to myself, ‘I’m done now – I don’t need RNT anymore’. However, the period after the initial transformation has actually been the most useful RNT have been. Having helped me to achieve the body I had only previously dreamed of, the trick was how to keep it going forwards without having to weigh out all my food, and live life.

 

For less than £200pm, RNT provided me with a lifechanging physical transformation which has been the start of a whole life transformation. Is it worth it? Without a doubt!

Shalini

Being an identical twin people can’t help but compare you. I was always the chubbier one. People told us apart by calling me “the fat one with the scar. This stuck and soon my nickname as a child became “jaadi” (Indian for fat). This soon phased out as I grew older but it was engrained in my head. I felt like the “fat” one and struggled with my weight and body image.

 

I have always enjoyed working out but have had difficulty when it comes to controlling my diet. I often binge and fall prey to impulsive eating/drinking without placing limits. It was ok for me to eat what I wanted as Iong as I worked out. This approach was fine in my 20’s and 30’s but after having kids the weight just wouldn’t budge and every year it would add on.

 

I was approaching 40 and gave myself a goal to be “fit at 40” and reach my pre-pregnancy weight. I joined a gym, hired a personal trainer. 20 sessions later I looked exactly the same with no change in my weight. I was working out by myself at least 4-6 times a week with nothing to show for it. Something had to change.

 

It was at this point I saw Geeta’s transformation on FB and was amazed at her results with RNT. I had the will but just needed the way.

 

I joined RNT Fitness and haven’t looked back since. It has been a juggling act between being a mother, a wife, working as a physio in a busy NY hospital, commuting and exercising. But I had a drive and a future goal to wear a bikini on my next holiday. The start was difficult figuring out macros, weighing food and meal prepping (spending time being hangry!). The results however came in quickly and week after week I would see my weight drop or notice an improvement physique. This kept me motivated, and kept me going on.

 

With the help of Kunal’s expertise and being accountable to him even on those slip up days I was able to push through and surpass my goal. I am now actually below my prepregnacy weight and have dropped from a US size 12 size to a size 4!!! And finally wore that bikini.

Varun

”Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.”

 

This is possibly the most accurate way of describing what RNT does in the context of coaching. Since commencing my fitness journey, their guidance and versatile approach have allowed me to not only transform from being overweight, depressed and borderline diabetic with zero confidence into something I never believed I could achieve, but also acquire a very thorough and comprehensive understanding of the science and art behind changing your body, and learning how to maintain it year-round.

 

Sure, there’s nothing special in what they are doing, but it’s RNT’s simplistic approach, educating while transforming, 5-star support and the personal touch they bring in is what makes things magically different from every other online coaching company/platform out there.

 

I urge anyone with physique oriented goals to allow RNT to do for you what they have done for me, and I can almost guarantee you shall not be disappointed! Signing up to RNT has been the best decision I’ve made. I’ve lost 100+lbs (113kg > 66kg), 18 inches off my waist, switched careers, and changed my entire lifestyle to now serve me. All the stress, fear, doubt and borderline diabetes have left me. It’s been a hell of a journey so far. When I thought I couldn’t reach my goals, they always supported me and kept me going.

 

Had I not had RNT by my side, my dream of getting that cover model physique would’ve remained a dream itself.  I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – In a world full of so-called qualified, airbrushed and zero experience coaches, RNT are the real deal. A real game changer.

 

And for anyone worried online coaching doesn’t work? I’ve worked with RNT from Jaipur, India, half way across the world from them. It’s not just about a diet or training plan, it’s so much more. It’s a simple, clear and the best roadmap to your goals. Even though it’s online, I feel like I know them all at RNT, and feel part of a community that lifts me and pushes me to a new level!

 

I really appreciate RNT’s investment into my life, and it’s really been an amazing experience so far! We’re only just getting started!

LEE

I’ve been working with Akash for 3 years. During that time not only has my physique improved significantly. But as a trainer myself, I’ve gained some extremely valuable knowledge. Knowledge I wouldn’t get anywhere else apart from having such a great mentor/coach as Akash.

 

This year I decided it was time to take it to the next level and commit to a photoshoot. Akash has always said he believes that trainers should get extremely lean at least once, and for the experience, that’s exactly what I did.

 

I have always had complete faith in Akash to lead me to the condition I needed. Without fail, Akash delivered. Creating my training and nutrition based on my preference, lifestyle, and his own successful experiences.

 

Checking in with me all the way till the very last day, and then being present at the photoshoot itself screams volumes of the kind of coach he is.

 

I wouldn’t be where I am today without his guidance. In health and business.

 

I look forward to continuing under the guidance of Akash.

Sanjeeta

Sometimes help finds its way to you in the most unexpected ways. It was when I was in desperate need of help that RNT found its way into my life. When I signed up to RNT I did it completely on a whim. I didn’t know anyone who had used them or didn’t even know much about their method or philosophy, but as it turns out signing up to RNT was the best decision I made when I felt I was lost and had no direction in life. Their knowledge of training and nutrition combined with the passion for what they do made it a recipe for success. However it was their focus on caring about their client that made them different.  I was a person to them not just a statistic and they were invested in me just as much as I was invested in them. With someone with no real training background and a complete lack of control when it comes to food, RNT was able to change my way of thinking and drove me to change old deeply engrained habits in a very short space of time. More importantly for me, it gave me the control back in my life when I was struggling with my purpose and helped me reconnect with my life. There will never be enough words to thank the guys at RNT for what they did for me when I was at my lowest point but I will be forever grateful. I’m looking forward to continuing working with them to build strength and work on a long term lifestyle solution which will continue to benefit me and my family for many years to come. Thank you team RNT. If you are sitting on the fence, sign up and go all in!

Diksesh

I am a Business Mentor/Coach and serial entrepreneur. I am Founder & CEO of Lighthouse Capital, a company forged on the principles of Honesty, Transparency and ultimate Integrity.

 

I am a father of 2 young boys and have run multiple businesses.  I lost my father (he was 51 years old at the time) at a very young age, which really made me grow up faster than I would have wanted. Having worked within the Investment Banking arena for over 25 years, I found life just got away from me and noticed my body struggling some 3 years ago. Having frequent gout attacks, high cholesterol, onset of diabetes together with real pain in my body I decided that I simply did not want to die when I had not even reached 50 years!.

 

In October 2017, I decided to undertake some DNA, blood & Urine tests as the first measure to find out the current state of my health, which really opened met eyes up. Its at this stage I came across RNT Fitness, having seen some amazing results from two of my good friends Akash Desai and Shiv Haria,  that’s when I thought there must be something in this and decided I wanted to work with RNT Fitness. The crazy thing was, I signed up in April 2018, but physically did not kick start my RNT journey until August 2018 – I call these the lost months.

 

When Akash assigned me a young lad by the name of Kunal, I remember suggesting I would be happy with a 10/15 Kg drop.  At this early stage I simply did not have the self belief that I could drop even 10 Kilos, let alone the subsequently amazing results that have come through.  At the time, Kunal even gave me some ball park numbers as to my shredded weight and even mentioned that he would get me to 28 inch waist – which I politely laughed off. Well, I can safely say that he was 100% right in saving my life.
All my health markers are now stable, with Diabetes, Cholesterol and Gout all gone.  I can safely say that Kunal has given me a second wind in my life, having recently turned 50 I now look forward to the 2nd chapter in my life. RNT Fitness, lead by the able Akash Vaghela, I simply say they are the most caring bunch of people I have ever had the pleasure of working with – life changers. The process, systems and accountability they have continue to inspire and change peoples lives. The support is incredible and goes above and beyond the call of duty.

 

Feels great to feel young again and full energy. Not only have I improved my life as a Coach/Mentor, my business has exploded, and Akash puts it, the Physical is the Vehicle for great immeasurable things in life. To those considering putting a value on their lives, RNT Fitness are simply priceless.

 

Thanks Kunal & Akash, Big Love & Hugs!

Maneet

Living in Southern California, after growing up in Detroit, I’ve always played a lot of sports, been active, and always been someone who considered himself to be “really into health”. I had been lifting weights and thought I knew what I was doing, but I had no direction and accountability. Even with the right workout philosophy and knowledge of what’s good for the body, I learned that one can’t get ideal results without executing a perfect formula. RNT knows that formula.

 

I was eating “healthy foods” but not getting the results I wanted. I learned there’s a big difference between eating for body composition and eating for nutritional content. Eating for nutritional purposes left me wondering why I wasn’t also getting physical changes despite working out. It was a pretty frustrating process. There were so many foods I thought were innocent, that were incredibly malicious. I also needed to rebuild my habits and discipline. RNT’s process has helped me with the habit and discipline formation necessary to achieve the results and they have passed on into everything I do.

 

I remember when I first came across RNT’s work online. I sampled the workout plan a bit after my exposure and read some of their articles. The more I learned, the more I got hooked. After a few weeks I decided to get some accountability and sign up. I was too forgiving of myself. If I messed up, I would tell myself I’ll make a better decision next time. I needed structure and an expert to answer to.

 

Working with RNT has been easy, low stress, flexible and educational. RNT provides everything you need and will guide you step by step to the results you’re looking for. For me, I needed flexibility, and so we worked together to incorporate my lifestyle into my goals. My background has an IV sedation dentist with a nutritional sciences degree really helped in understanding the concepts being taught. It was really enjoyable to discover a new way of life that includes both freedom and life satisfaction.

 

I now feel great. I can now eat guilt free and make up for it when I make a bad decision. I’m still training hard so my body is really responding well to the increased food. I really feel like my result would never have been something I could imagine when I was first starting. I have never been so satisfied, energized, and in control of my body. I have to give a big thanks to RNT.

DHINIL

Months into starting my own business, I realised between the late nights, the poor quality food and the high stress, I was starting to look weak and ‘skinny fat’.

 

I reached out to Akash, and over the course of the next few months I couldn’t believe how quickly I transformed my body.

GRAHAM

I first contacted Akash to get into shape for an upcoming holiday, and within 8 weeks I’d reached my goal of 6 pack abs on the beach.

 

His level of service impressed me so much that I’ve continued to train with Akash long past the holiday, focusing on different goals such as gaining muscle and strength development.

 

I’d recommend Akash to anyone looking to improve his or her physiques in the most efficient manner possible.

Sital

As a busy mum of two boys (three if you count our dog!), I work 5 days a week in a small business that requires travel to China twice a year. I got to a point where I thought I’m not going to have any more kids and it was time to get my body back. I have always been active since I can remember.  I have tried different gyms, fitness classes, boot camps and PT’s.  I loved anything to do with cardio, and weight training at that time was never really a thing. After my second son I was a lot older, and without realising at the time, my pregnancy did take it’s toll on me. Pre-RNT, I was training five times a week (often at local bootcamp classes), I thought I was being good with food. But I still wasn’t feeling like I was accomplishing anything.  My husband Biraj (who had started training with RNT) could see how I was feeling and pushed me forward to start. And so the journey began!

 

When I first initiated my conversation with the guys at RNT, I was very hesitant; I didn’t think I would be able to do the workouts. I wondered how how I was going to fit it all in with the kids and work.  And the food… I had no idea where to start!  But when I got the workout plan it was fine! The information was structured and in terminology I knew.  What really helped was the library of videos on the RNT website that I could go to and my coach always being quick to reply.  What I also love is the RNT community on Facebook; people were sharing recipes, tips and just their overall experiences, which always helps.

 

It’s been almost a year with RNT and I have learnt so much about my body and food, and how much strength I have emotionally and physically. They’ve helped me to achieve my chin up goal which I never thought I could do. I even recently did my photoshoot and can honestly say it was one of the most uncomfortable things I have done. Having your wedding photos taken is one thing, but this was all about me and what I looked like. I was all out there with nothing to hide! Pre-photoshoot I couldn’t really see what I had achieved but after the photoshoot I felt elevated. I still have my flaws but I was never looking for perfection or abs.

 

My ambition to carry on and develop myself is now so high that I am excited to set my next set of goals and smash them! Thank you RNT!

ANAND

After fracturing my foot over the summer I spent the weeks recovering eating, drinking and being generally inactive and soon piled on the weight. I was not in great shape and I decided I needed to take action so set myself a challenge to get into the best shape ever. My previous attempts at getting fit using home DVDs were just not working. That’s when I came across RNT Fitness and after reading up and contacting them I decided to sign up! It was the best decision!

 

Akash devised an extremely detailed workout plan which included everything I needed to achieve my goal. One of the best things about this program was the constant communication Akash kept with me. Not only did he answer all my questions but he was always touching base, giving me lots of motivation and support. His passion, commitment and dedication to his clients is clear, he wants the results as much as them if not more!

 

Overall it has been an incredible experience. I have gone beyond what I had hoped for and achieved what I felt was impossible. It has definitely been a challenge juggling family life and work but by being organised and making a some changes it is possible. At 43 years of age let’s call it my midlife crisis and I aim to keep going.

Ivan

My name is Ivan and I’m a coach residing in Perth, Australia. I have been extremely passionate about training, nutrition and physique optimisation from a relatively young age which stemmed from a girl saying my arms were small (as most guys can probably relate to!). I was always active from a young age and seemed to have always had certain obsessions that I would completely immerse myself in and disregard everything else.

 

Before starting RNT, I didn’t feel like I was going through any real emotional struggles, but I was always struggling financially. Always struggling to pay bills on time, having little money to spend on myself, etc. Having a mortgage as a personal trainer is not always the most secure thing in the world. Looking back, I just wasn’t being the best coach I could be and was blaming my circumstances more than looking inwardly as to why my client base wasn’t where it should be. This transformation made me so much more organised, pro-active and a much more effective coach which put me in a much more comfortable financial scenario. So even though my journey wasn’t born out of a strong motive to physically change (illness, breaking up with a partner, unhappy with my body) the transformation definitely leaked into other areas of my life, which seems to be a very common thing at RNT!

 

I decided to take action with RNT because I had been following their stuff for a while and a lot of it resonated with myself personally. I have always wanted to be shredded, and I mean disgustingly ‘paper thin skin’ shredded. It has been an obsession of mine for a long time and I felt I was in the right place and life situation to get it done. I know I knew the process on how to do it but I needed the accountability and wanted to take all the thinking out because I knew I would get in my own way when things would get hard. I could see these guys (RNT) were getting people from all works of life into amazing shape, including themselves which was very important to me. They were very liberal with their content, evidence based and most importantly, they got real results with real people and not just the genetically elite.

 

Working with RNT and The Hitman has been the greatest experience I have ever had working with a coach. I have worked with and learnt from many big names that I won’t mention, but all I am going to say is they don’t even come close to the level of attention, detail, accountability and most importantly, the care factor. Nathan seemed to care more about my results than I did and I love how excited he would get with the progress we were making which just made me even more motivated to keep pushing. He also destroyed many preconceived notions I had about getting in TRUE stage lean condition in regards to dropping calories, doing cardio, losing muscle when dieting, cheat meals and diet breaks. It was liberating to put my full trust in him and the process and it had paid off immensely.

 

I can say with 100% confidence that I have finally achieved my goal physique that I want to keep for the rest of my life. I have veins coursing through my abdominals and legs all the time, my face and skin look better than ever and I hit 6.2% body fat on a DEXA. My goal was always to get to stage condition and then maintain it which I know is not sustainable or healthy for a lot of people, especially if you want to grow more muscle over the long term. But the way that Nathan has guided me into this position really makes me believe it is possible. The habits I have learnt over the process have just become part of my normal day to day which I look forward to so much as they fit into my lifestyle perfectly. Cycling has now become a non-negotiable that I do every morning for 1 hour because I love it (not because it burns calories), walking 20,000 steps/day allows me to get a lot of vitamin D and learn through audiobooks and podcasts, time restricted eating allows me to feel like my meals are substantial and having to wait for your first meal makes me appreciate food so much more. Also, due to the nature of my training these days which is all gymnastic and calisthenics based, I can tolerate a much higher training frequency without getting as beat up as someone training with barbells predominantly. I believe all these factors combined have put me in the perfect position to maintain what I have worked so hard for and I can’t praise Nathan and the team at RNT enough. It has truly been a life changing experience and I have never felt more comfortable in my own skin.

Kashmira

I have struggled with my weight since a very young age and tried all sorts to be in better shape and to really shift the excess weight. But I was never completely successful or satisfied. I came across RNT through facebook. A friend of mine was training with Akash and her results looked amazing. Then it was a case of convincing my husband to join too.

 

We both embarked on the RNT journey on 29th Jan 2018. It gave me a regimented approach that worked. Nathan’s nutrition plan showed me the importance of prepping on a Sunday for the week ahead. I realised cooking my chicken home for lunch, I could control what I put in and it was way better than buying a “healthy” chicken salad. I started to see the importance of macros and not just focusing on calories. I was always of the mindset that carbs were my enemy and Nathan definitely changed that.

 

Until January, I was almost scared of weights. Unaware of how to use them, I would happily stick to cardio as my workout but obviously never really saw much difference. Doing the full body workout; planned by Nathan; I started weight training and was elated to see the difference. I am not yet in bikini body to show off stage but I have come so far; i cant believe it myself.

 

I think what worked with RNT is that I never felt hungry or deprived. Seeing results week to week motivated me further to keep going and the weekly check-ins just gave me the accountability to work my butt off.

 

It was tough breaking away from old habits but it was all worth it in the long run. I never thought I could lose 15kg in 5 months. I am not near my end goal but this is definitely a perfect start to my journey. Thanks to Nathan for answering my questions and listening to my complaining when I didn’t see the results to match my unrealistic expectations.

Shantanu

From athletics at high school, to fetching sporting laurels for my college during under-grad, I was always an active dude growing up. But then came in a busy 9-5 desk job at India’s biggest men’s lifestyle online magazine, MensXP, and right along with it, a sedentary and party driven lifestyle with a 4 hour return commute! I ballooned up and decided to do something about it. Being well versed with the concepts of calorie counting and macro distribution, I successfully drove my first transformation myself. But then I hit the dreaded plateau. I wanted to build muscle but didn’t really succeed. It was a struggle. I was lacking somewhere. I was hurting mentally because all the efforts I was making were resulting to nothing. My mindset towards building muscle was all wrong as well. I was fed up of unstructured training and the wrong diet plans, so this made me look out for a coach who I could myself accountable to and guide me.

 

I remember reading on T-Nation an article authored by Akash and I was like, wait, that’s an Indian dude with some great work in fitness! Being the editor at MenXP Health, I’m always looking for great coaches who can write too, so I got in touch with him. I asked him about RNT, and while RNT was still a new baby at the time, I knew Akash was onto something here with it. The rest is history!

 

The results have been off the charts! I lost over 15 kilos of body fat and gained a ton of muscle mass. We did a cut-bulk-cut cycle over the course of 18 months and the ride has been amazing. I never thought I’d be used as stock pictures for MenXP Health! Alongside the coaching, I’ve also learnt plenty about what true customer care and satisfaction is. I couldn’t recommend RNT enough.

Soha

All my life I have been petite and slim, but I was never healthy. I was fortunate to have a great metabolism that would hide away my bad food habits, so I never took the time to understand what was healthy for my body. However, in the last few years my metabolism has slowed down and my life had become less active. I would go to the gym once in a while, but I would always feel uncomfortable trying new machines or attempting the free weights and would always stick to the treadmill. My meals were picked based on convenience and ‘Pizza Friday’ suddenly became a norm. It was only recently that I noticed my body was quite unfit and that I had a lack of knowledge when it came to being healthy.

 

It was during a beach holiday this summer that I realised I was no longer confident with my body and I was not happy, constantly feeling and looking bloated. It was after this that my husband and I decided it was time to make a change. That’s when we decided to join RNT and I am so glad we did it!

 

Like any big lifestyle change, the process started off difficult and overwhelming, but once a routine was put in place (and of course with the guidance and encouragement from my coach, Nathan) things started to get easier. Gym sessions started to become more fulfilling and my confidence expanded from just using a treadmill. Whenever I was in doubt, Nathan was always available to keep me in check, which was great! I think the most challenging aspect of the journey was finding the right routine around my full time job where I could prep my meals in advance to maintain my diet. Nathan really helped me get past this hurdle and gave me various simple solutions that could be applied to make meal prepping more time efficient and still achieve a healthy meal plan.

 

So far my results have been amazing! Not only do I look healthier but I feel healthier- which is something I haven’t really felt before. Small things like walking up a set of stairs doesn’t seem like an intense exercise anymore and lifting heavy items don’t seem so heavy anymore. This may have started off as a short journey to change my physical appearance but it turned into a life long journey that has provided me with more knowledge and understanding about healthy living. My journey has not yet ended with RNT and I am very excited to find out where it takes me next!

Samit

Growing up playing basketball, soccer, and running track, I have always been into fitness and valued the relationship between the mind and body. As I grew older and cultivated an interest in lifting weights, I was unable to follow a consistent program that would get results. Through RNT, and especially with Akash’s coaching, I have been able to achieve my goals. The structure, systems, and habits that RNT helps cultivate within their clients is what I think sets them apart. I also think the RNT community is unique and provides a good forum to learn and share tips with like-minded people. Seeing the results that many of my close friends and wife had with RNT, I can say with confidence that Akash and the other RNT coaches are making a huge impact on the community. I have to give a big thanks to RNT!

Sanjay

I would highly recommend RNT to anybody wishing to make a change or thinking about it in the slightest. The greatest thing about the whole process was having someone supporting you throughout the journey.

 

I was able to get in touch with my coach at all times, which was very handy during the latter part of the plan when things got hard. I also loved the weekly check in’s and the simplicity of the workout plan. I just went to the gym and executed on what I needed to do. It was that simple. I’m also vegetarian (no eggs), but my coach equipped me with everything I needed to still make gains, which I didn’t think was previously possible with my dietary requirement.

 

The plan has had a tremendous impact in my personal life. It has taught me invaluable life long lessons that I hope to carry with me to help me succeed outside fitness and in my career. I am now more confidence in myself, and have more courage and belief to try different things I wouldn’t have thought of doing before. My relationships with my mother for example have benefited tremendously. We are much closer, healthier and more open with one other.

 

I also wanted to use this opportunity to thank RNT and my coach Nathan especially. As I have mentioned before I never had a personal trainer before. Nathan was so helpful throughout the process and whenever I had questions, he would get back to me straight away. He was always there to provide messages of support especially when I was close to breaking point. I don’t think I would have been able to get through the latter part of the plan without his guidance. Doing the photoshoot with him by my side was also a privilege and was an amazing way to cap off the plan. In meeting Nathan, I know I have met a someone who I can always go to for guidance and support, even outside fitness. Going through this plan, and deciding to do it, has been one of the best decisions I have ever made. The money was truly well spent.

 

I decided to choose RNT because they know how to get results. I was following them for a long time before. I have seen the transformations. The content they provide on their IG and website is incredible. I have learned so much from reading their articles, case studies transformations and applied the lessons in my very own life. The most amazing thing is that it is free! Not so many people and companies are willing to do this. Which just goes to show how humble and honest they are in their approach.

Minal

In my first pregnancy I piled on the weight suffering with pre eclampsia and eclampsia after an emergency C section spending 10 weeks in hospital in and out of intensive care trying to keep me stable and carry my baby to close as to full term as possible. He was born 5 weeks early. Leaving hospital on BP tablets doctors managed to ween me off them. With my second pregnancy I suffered with pre eclampsia and eclampsia again which I was told would be very rare. He was born 7 weeks early via a C section and again leaving the hospital on BP tablets. It was after this it hit me I needed to take control of my weight gain and come off the BP tablets which doctors couldn’t seem to ween me off.

 

I tried fad diets, ate what I though was ‘healthy’, and started entering events to lose weight doing my first 5k cancer research run to Ride100, Spartan Beast and various half marathons. The weight did come off and I became skinny fat wondering why I did not look lean. I then trained for my first marathon thinking this would get me looking like Jessica Ennis: lean and with my 6 pack. I actually ended up putting on weight as my nutrition wasn’t right. At this point I started looking around me watching people train and progress wondering what they were doing differently.

 

I was introduced to RNT fitness by a friend. I did my research and decided to take the step to join. I was assigned my coach, given my plan and had to get over my doubts about being able to follow my plan. I drafted an email to quit but on the support group I saw a case study on how another mother had got in the shape of her life. It was here the email was deleted and I started my journey thinking if she can do it so can I, never looking back. Following the plan was not as difficult I first thought as all the thinking was taken away and I just had to do. The weight started coming off as the weeks went by with my body shape changing looking leaner and not skinny fat. This made me feel more determined to train harder and continue to eat well as per my plan learning how I can get that family to eat what I ate just adapting their meals around me. This also took the focus off me being on a diet and turning it into the family getting healthier.

 

Nathan made necessary changes to help me progress getting myself lean for my first end goal…… a photo shoot! Nathan was always on the end of a email or WhatsApp to help and answer any questions check my technique and deal with any self doubt or just to chat. I have never felt happier and more confident about the way I look leading to mental happiness. The process taught me how I can maintain and continue to progress through the life long lifestyle changes learnt through all my weekly check ins, educational articles, podcasts videos and social events available with RNT. Not only have I got myself in better shape I, blood pressure is with in normal values, I have new support friends all on their own journey supporting each other…..…my RNT family!

Suraj

As a small business owner, going to the gym and planning my meals was not something I thought I ever had time for until I met Akash. Working long hours to grow my business and with the usual family commitments to juggle at the same time, focussing on my health and well-being was not high on my priority list. Little did I realise this was the missing piece to being more productive and profitable in my business and finding something to focus on for myself outside of my work, which is often all-consuming for entrepreneurs and business owners.

 

I met Akash when I was going through a difficult period of my life, both at work and at home, and decided to spend some time taking care of myself by hitting the gym and eating clean. What started off as ‘something to take my mind off things’ turned into a full mindset and body transformation over the next 18-months which has been completely life changing – losing 25kg and getting totally ripped to be in the best shape of my life for my 34th birthday! I started nervously, not knowing what to expect, but massively inspired by the other transformations I’d seen RNT clients achieve so I wanted to give it my best shot to see what I could do myself!

 

My personalised training and nutrition plan was designed to fit into my busy lifestyle of running a business as well as regular travelling, and was easy to get started with to build some momentum and get results fast. I started losing weight and getting stronger after just a few weeks of following the plan religiously and this gave me a whole new outlook on what I could actually achieve – a total body transformation rather than just ‘get a bit healthier’! For someone who had never been a ‘gym person’ and had hardly ever cooked (let alone macro-friendly healthy meals!) I found myself unlearning old bad habits and learning new ways of getting fit and eating consciously to get into the best shape of my life. I have a completely newfound respect for clean eating and training hard, and now actually find my ‘meditation’ during my training!

 

The RNT process works when you follow the process fully. I had to learn to let go of certain decisions and control over my daily routine such as how much and what to eat (as well as what not to eat!), when to train and what to do in the gym, and what supplements to take. My advice to anyone starting this transformation journey is to trust your coach and focus your energy and efforts into implementing the plan that is made for you. Have an open mind to unlearn what you think you know and re-learn from the experts who know more than you.

 

The results I achieved on my RNT journey are nothing short of life changing. As dramatic as that sounds, it’s not an exaggeration. Not only am I in the best shape of my life at 34 years old, I’m also much more aware and conscious of how to maintain my fitness going forward. The education I have received during this process about making better food choices, reducing decision fatigue, conscious meal planning and how to buffer around social events has been invaluable and I’m now fully equipped to maintain my physique and health going forward. I’ve also found a much better work life balance, which is something I didn’t expect, but had longed for as a business owner and entrepreneur.

 

The physical transformation is definitely a great feeling and confidence-booster but the mindset shift is the truly life changing impact that I have taken from my RNT journey. I’m extremely proud of my journey so far, and feel like I’ve accomplished something I never thought I could.

 

It’s true what they say: fix your body, fix your mind.

Jay

Since the summer of 2018 Ben has been responsible for guiding me down the right path to develop and reveal the physique I now have. Whilst I’ve been into health, fitness and training on/off for quite a few years I’ve only ever become a stronger/bigger version of myself but without any noticeable difference in body composition. I never considered having a coach until my cousin sent me the RNT Fitness Instagram. I saw one transformation and was sold, I never thought us Indians could achieve such killer physiques (I just hardly ever see it!).

 

I thought I’d share an important backstory… In March 2018, my wife & I were given the greatest blessing of becoming new parents to a beautiful baby boy. This didn’t come without obstacles, so whilst having the new responsibility of being a father, I had to become a better husband to help my wife recover from a difficult labour. The next four months consisted of typical sleepless nights, a sedentary lifestyle, terrible nutrition focused around fast/convenience foods (primarily Nando’s), stress, feeling isolated, a level of depression and a mixture of other challenges. We completely forgot about taking care of ourselves.

 

In mid-July, we felt as though we were in a more comfortable state and decided it was time to make a change for the health and future of our growing family. I also want be the best possible role model for my son too and encourage him to live a healthy, active lifestyle. (I especially can’t wait to get him into bouldering!)

 

Enter RNT Fitness.

 

Having Ben as my coach has been absolutely awesome, I’ve really enjoyed working with him over the last 6 months. One thing I like in particular about his way of coaching is that he is straight to the point, no sugar coating. I always look forward to receiving his feedback so I can go into the next week feeling even more motivated. Ben set a straight forward meal plan for me to follow, taking decisions away and ensuring that if I focused on this (along with the training plan) I’d be seeing some serious changes. His analysis of my workout videos alone was invaluable, this sent my strength gains to a completely new level (30kg chin ups for reps!). And as the weeks progressed the weight was shifting, my appearance was changing and I was getting stronger and stronger. I was HOOKED, so much that after 6-7 weeks my wife and I both made the decision to increase to 6 months (and still going over a year later!). It was the best decision we made, even more so as we have been away for over 35 days during this period! Ben and Kunal (Delia’s coach) gave us great advice on how to stay on track whilst on holiday, without this I would have regressed massively as I LOVE my food, especially desserts!

 

I ended 2018 on a massive high, let’s not forget to mention that I was nearly 15kg lighter. It was also at that point that I decided to book and direct my own photoshoot (before that it never really appealed to me). But being a photographer I realised that it would be crazy if I didn’t do it and I felt it was important to document this milestone before moving onto the next. I was also lucky enough to have Ben pop down for my shoot, that was a real boost and he offered some great tips and suggestions to help bring out the best in me.

 

Whilst the physical change is amazing, I feel as though these last 6 months have been an even more productive journey into self discovery and as a result, I’ve changed my outlook on various aspects of life for the better. I’ve hit the ground running in 2019. My energy levels and motivation are literally through the roof. If you asked me to wake up a 5am a year ago, I’d have said, ‘hell no!’ Now I’m at the gym as soon as the doors open at 6am. I literally feel awesome and I’m so much more confident in life and motivated more than ever to develop my business.

 

I see incredible value in having a coach and plan on having Ben guide me for the foreseeable future. I just love to train, push myself to the max and want to see where this can take me!

Delia

My journey began in the summer of 2018 along with my husband Jayesh and our four month old baby boy, Ayush, our motivation. RNT was recommended to us through family and I was just amazed at one transformation in particular. Despite training with my Jayesh sporadically over the recent years, I’ve never really been into health and fitness. But I was now at a point in my life where I had to make a change, not just for my own health but for my new family.

 

4 months prior to signing up to RNT, my body was broken after a 49 hour long labour. I suffered with severe birth trauma, back problems from 6 epidural needles, lymphedema in my feet and more. Whilst I was adjusting to my new role as a mother, I wasn’t able to sit, stand or walk without great difficulty for a couple of months after giving birth. I became sedentary, my diet became focused around fast/convenience foods and I gained even more weight.

 

My goal was to become strong, healthy, full of energy and really just to be myself again. As a new mother I had no time for guessing games and it was important that I didn’t take precious time and focus away from my son.

 

Keeping in mind Ayush’s routine was always changing, Jayesh and I planned out every week as best as possible to avoid wasting time. The training plan set by my coach was easy to follow and the meal plan was great. RNT took the decisions away from me which helped me stay on track and achieve results. After noticing physical changes week on week, we were both hooked.

 

This new lifestyle couldn’t have been possible without an amazing coach. I have nothing but positive words to describe you guys. Most importantly for me, my coach was always enthusiastic and showed compassion towards the struggles I encountered. Negative comments from people left me feeling demotivated and I’d sometimes have sleepless nights but my coach would always take the time to help me get back on track.

 

I signed up to RNT for 3 months but after about 6-7 weeks, Jayesh and I decided that it would be far more beneficial to increase to 6 months (and still going over a year later!). This was most definitely the best decision as we achieved better results but the lifestyle just became normal for us, we didn’t need to even think about it. I’m now working on maintaining my physique with a flexible diet.

 

I’m truly grateful for Kunal’s dedication and hard work as my coach. This programme has changed my life in so many ways and I’ve enjoyed my maternity leave so much more with my family.

Ric

I would highly recommend RNT to anybody wishing to make a change or thinking about it in the slightest. The greatest thing about the whole process was having someone supporting you throughout the journey.

 

I’m writing this testimonial 22 weeks into my body transformation (the fat loss phase in the pictures came in 16 weeks). I took very little coaxing to sign up to the RNT regime back in late June. I’d just been on an all-inclusive holiday in Portugal feeling at a watershed moment physically and mentally. As I gazed around the pool at other overweight middle-aged parents I turned to my wife (with pina colada in hand) and said something has to change for the good of our two young daughters, the eldest of which was giving me the run around which was embarrassing!

 

So I threw myself into the process wholeheartedly. I read every article, studied every lift technique on YouTube, listened to the RNT podcasts. It being summer I was able to combine plenty of outdoor cardio with 5 gym sessions a week. Cycle commute was 25km per day, twice per week. 10km run at the weekend. Game face was switched on.

 

And it was all because Ben set me on a clear path from the get-go. First goal was to lose a ton of body fat. Diet had to change and I knew it. I’d peaked at 96kg scale weight at high 20s percent body fat in late June, which was frankly ridiculous. My eating had not been terrible beforehand, there had just been too much of it, and the wrong types. It was time to get down into the low 80s, said Ben. 16 weeks to do it, so I laughed – that’s a lot of kgs.

 

Fast forward 16 weeks, too many hours in the office, navigating around social after social, and looking after two young girls, I’d got scale weight down to 82.5kg. That’s over 13kg gone. 2 whole stones. My chest was looking striated. Veins were showing, even the abs were popping out. But it’s not been easy at all. It’s such a hard slog at times, a real rollercoaster. And occasionally a journey without end. However for me the satisfaction comes from looking back at the old check-in photos, comparing the new me to the old me, and gasping at what I’ve achieved.

 

It’s taken ruthless discipline, a ton of consistency, denial of lots of things you would normally take for granted. Sucking up the crappy times, like when you have no energy to get off the couch to even get to the loo. Or hitting 10,001 steps as you fall through your front door. Ben on your shoulder week in, week out, offering a bit of support here, encouragement there. Telling you, “you’re doing ok, gains will be slow, but this is the path dude”.

 

However the good things are really good: I can pick up my 3 y/o daughter and carry her home from the park with one arm. I could only do one chin up, now I can scratch together 32 reps (over a few sets) with a weight dangling. I feel focussed. I know and understand so much about my body that I had never even contemplated. Being wiser is something I’ve always craved. I can now make good decisions based on my own insights. Carbs are not my enemy. I need more protein.

 

Most importantly, I’ve set myself up to win at life. Back in June I had the choice to stay where I was, would have been fine, if a little chubby. Now I have a platform to grow, a real sense of achievement inside me, and a great coach in Ben who’s helped me tackle one hell of a mission. But I’m only half way there. Problem now is figuring out what exactly I’m half way towards!

MITESH

Like most guys in their late 30s working in the City, I was stuck in a rut, completely sedentary, working too many hours and spending too many nights in pubs & bars around London. I was 38 with the energy of a 78 year old, and sporting a waist that was expanding past all my belt buckles.

 

After a very close bereavement in the family, it suddenly brought it home to me – I needed to make a change. For months I spun my wheels on cookie cutter diets and training plans with no real idea of what I was doing. I lost some weight, but I quickly failed, fell off the wagon and slipped back into old habits.

 

With the Big ‘Four 0’ quickly approaching, I reached out to Akash. The journey wasn’t easy by any means. I thought I could wing it with pre-cooked meals, skipped sessions and the odd beer. How wrong I was! I told Akash I wanted a ‘champion’s physique’ on my 40th birthday, so the excuses had to stop.

 

We set a goal of booking a photoshoot for my 40th birthday – which was now 5-6 months away. Talk about accountability! From here on, the results I achieved blew past my expectations. Life changing is a phrase thrown around all the time, but when you lose 30kg, go from wearing ‘stretchy’ 36-inch to 28-inch trousers, and sport a better body than most 20-somethings, it really is.

 

If you’re looking to get results, look no further than RNT. I can’t recommend them enough.

Adarsh

After many years of trying and failing to  achieve my fitness goals, from jumping to plan to plan and spending money with PTs. I was frustrated and thought that it never was for me.  After losing some weight last year and slipping back into old habits, I decided that I wanted to give it one more try. I found Akash and RNT Fitness, and it was the best decision that I had made.

 

I received a detailed workout plan, and what I preferred was just being told what to eat rather than a set macro split.  It was easier for me to follow and took all the thought process out. The response to emails was quick as in the past with other online PTS its been over 24 hours and by that time you have either done your planned workout or had that social occasion where you need some advise of what to eat or avoid.

 

Reaching out to Akash and RNT has been the best decision and I will continue to use RNT and set some new goals to achieve for the rest of 2018.

GITA

So having been persuaded by my husband to embark on a fitness program with RNT (couples that train together stay together lol!) I must admit I’ve been blown away at how much you can really achieve with the right coaching and guidance. My goals were to get fitter, stronger and leaner and I definitely feel Akash has helped me achieve all those things and more. I have gone beyond what I hoped and achieved what I felt was impossible (e.g. toned abs after having children!).

 

The journey hasn’t been easy by any means – it’s taken dedication, a lot of organisation and hard work but it’s definitely been worth it. It’s been tough juggling family life, work, socials etc but by being organised and making some lifestyle changes (e.g. getting up at 6am to fit in a workout before the kids get up or walking to work to get my steps in), I’ve been able to stay consistent and stick to the program as much as possible.

 

I’m hoping to continue the RNT journey, to get even fitter and stronger and be in the best shape of my life when I hit the big 4-0 in a few months!

 

If you’re looking to improve your physique and get results, look no further than RNT. I can’t recommend them highly enough.”

Conan

I’m Conan Sammon, 29 years old, born and raised in Harrow with an Irish background. I run a company called LBC Exterior cleaning where we help improve local areas across London through our range of cleaning services. I’ve been weight lifting since I was about 16 and going to the gym regularly with one year of cross fit a couple of years ago thrown into the mix. I would also say that I’ve always eaten fairly ‘healthily’.

 

Recently before joining RNT’s program I had found I was just going through the motions in the gym for a long time and never really ‘pushing’ myself. I would also say my motivation for training was fairly lower than when I initially started as I wasn’t seeing much if any progress.

 

One of my goals for 2018 was to get into the best shape of my life and reach below 12 % bodyfat. As we started to near the end of the year and reached the last quarter I thought I better take the leap and sign up with RNT. A family sun holiday booked for Xmas also encouraged me to make the decision to jump on board when I did.

 

This was an easy decision for me to make as I see Akash at a networking meeting every week and could see more and more people joining with RNT and getting some serious results.

 

To be honest, I found the process a little overwhelming at first as there was so much new info to take in and changes to be implemented in diet, supplementation and training but my coach ‘held my hand’ through the initial transition and answered any questions I had. The whole process became a lot easier once it became my new routine.

 

The process of working with RNT has been great. My coach has been very professional and responsive at all times and the program backed with his wealth of knowledge just works as can be seen through the consistent results RNT churn out. The accountability was much needed and the honest feedback kept me in line.

 

I am so grateful to Akash and RNT for helping me achieve my goal and I was truly delighted with the results. Also for the wealth of knowledge they have shared, the new formed habits I’ve gained (I love the fasted cardio in the mornings now!), and also for rekindling my love for training again.

 

Thanks RNT I will definitely be recommending you to all friends and family.

Sunny

I just wanted to say a big thank you to RNT for the work you’ve done with me over the past 12 weeks.

 

It has been a great experience and I’ve learnt so much from you that has helped me in both my personal and professional life which I wasn’t expecting from an online fitness coach, the benefits of working with you has transcended so much more than just a physical transformation.

 

I don’t think I’ve gone through a typical client transformation, I have never had an issue with being overweight, I didn’t reach a point where I was low on confidence and hit a point where I realised I drastically needed to change that motivated the transformation. Instead working with you has made me realise I’d put a glass ceiling on myself which I didn’t think I could break through, and your accountability and support has helped me smash through the limitations I’d put on myself.

 

I’ve always been fairly active, and have been training since I was about 17 years old, however my issue was always following generic plans that I found online. I would spend hours researching plans that I would follow for a month or so before switching it up. Working with you has helped me time collapse my results, in 12 weeks I’ve achieved greater results in a shorter space of time than with any generic plan I’ve followed previously.

 

The benefits of working with you haven’t just been physical either, before starting this transformation I had a lot of bad habits, I’d drink 4-5 cups of tea loaded with sugar daily, I would have a glass or two of whiskey almost daily with snacks. I thought this would be my biggest obstacle to achieving results however your accountability and support has kept me on track to reach my goals. In the entire 12 weeks I didn’t have a single cheat meal and the biggest surprise was that I didn’t even feel the urge to stray from the plan. Working with you helped keep my focus on the end goal, and achieving that meant much more to me than the odd treat here and there.

 

I’m also glad to say that so far I’ve continued these good habits, I feel much healthier now with a lot more energy which has spilled over into all other aspects of my life. I’m naturally waking up earlier and feeling fresher, and I feel the extra energy has made me a better father as I don’t feel as lethargic when playing with my daughter. I’ve also soon the benefits in my relationship with my wife and family as well, my earlier starts and positive energy have led me to being more productive at work, I’m getting more done in a shorter time allowing me to get home earlier and be more present at home.

 

It’s honestly been such a great experience and although it looks like it’s just a training programme for physical benefits, it’s such a holistic process of improvement and you can’t help but feel the benefits in all areas of your life and I look forward to working with you again in the future to continue the progress!

 

Thank you again

Chetan

Since aged 18 trying to gain weight when I was a really skinny mid 50kgs to 10months post marriage aged 32 where I’d shot up 8kg in quick time to around 72kg with a growing belly and shirts popping, I’d always told myself each year that I would get into the shape of my life!

 

I’d looked online for training plans, tried p90x all that stuff and nothing really worked. Or to be fair I probably didn’t stick to it enough. My biggest downfall looking back at it really was my diet – I kept thinking I could eat what I wanted, I was skinny and my metabolism was fast and it’s never let me down…even kept telling myself my growing belly was just bloating.

 

I came across Akash on Instagram around November/December 2017 while searching for veggie diets or veggie muscle. I was sceptical at first and followed his page for a couple months before I bit the bullet and signed up! How was Akash getting veggies to transform?! I wanted a piece of that action.

 

It was hard work initially and the first couple months were really motivating but I didn’t really see a huge change which was slightly demotivating and I considered quitting, although probably didn’t tell Kunal this. But all credit to Kunal, each week he’d send encouraging feedback (even the odd weeks I failed to check in because I wasn’t happy with the result to date or hadn’t trained properly) and tell me everyone’s body is different and takes different time to adapt and not to try and think of getting results in 12 weeks, which is what I thought I’d achieve.

 

Slowly but surely things did change – probably after the 4 month mark the gut started to go. I started to work harder and focus more and more on my diet, finally getting a shoot booked in post Christmas – missing out on the Christmas indulge was difficult but a great challenge.

 

Having finally got close to photoshoot ready, I was still doubtful of my condition, but Kunal was checking in with me everyday asking for daily updates in the last couple weeks, pictures, weight diet everything. It was great encouragement and couldn’t have done it without the support.

 

On shoot day, shout out goes to Shyam for making the whole process so comfortable. I was nervous at the start but after seeing a couple of shots I got into the groove.
I finally got the six pack I’d always thought I could never achieve!

Now on to the next phase of muscle building and getting stronger! Hopefully in a years time I can cut again and look to be in even better condition!

 

Best things about RNT:
• Accountability to your coach – you’re not just given a plan and left to your own devices. There’s regular interaction – the more info you provide the more the coach can help you
• Personally tailored plans – diet and training
• Coaches take the time to get to know their client
• Client FB group – the other RNT clients are a huge help to your training, motivation from seeing others succeed but also tips on recipes and struggles others have gone through

 

My advice to anyone thinking about joining RNT:
• If you really want to change your body shape, life and educate yourself at the same time, sign up to RNT
• You’ve got to be committed – don’t expect results immediately, put in the hard work and the coaches will definitely help you reach your goals
• Tell your friends and family you’re going through a transformation. I couldn’t have achieved the results without the support of my wife (mainly because she cooked most of my meals!) – when you’re having a tough period they’ll be able to push you through it.

Alan

My name is Alan foran, Father of 3 boys aged 12,10,3. I work as a care assistant and manage and sing in a wedding band called Long Time Coming.

 

I’ve been training almost daily for the past 15 years purely for the love of it, the feeling of pressing iron, the head space etcI was always a Monday to Friday guy with my diet, weekends out working with the band would always consist of large binges before and after work, I was undoing any of the hard work I’d put in during the week..

 

As the business got busier and the family grew larger, the binges became more frequent. Me and my wife used to have chips/curry Wednesday’s like it was an occasion. To add to this, I became very injury prone, 3 knee operations later and I was in the worst shape I’d ever been in. With the extra weight and soreness from injury, my training suffered, half ass workouts, skipping sessions etc.

 

I discovered RNT via social media, I’d been following their content and loved how helpful his tips were, free advice? I found this crazy, how do these guys make a living telling people what to do for nothing.

 

Well I took the plunge out of pure frustration, and I sent a DM after a post about training around injuries. My biggest fear was jumping into something, committing time and money and not being able to go as hard with training as I did in my 20s.

 

They scheduled a call, which came on time which I’m a stickler for, and talked me through the process, linked me up with Nathan who has a background in corrective training, and worked around my injuries.

 

I started with Nathan, and we went through in detail what my goals were, how often I could train, my lifestyle etc. He derived a training plan and an eating plan. Food was set so I couldn’t veer off the plan, and that took the thinking out of it. The training was a four day split. The idea was to not over do it, not to burn out, and instead to focus on getting value out of the work out.

 

I’d questioned the volume, i.e. amount of sets, as I was used to the old school ‘bodybuilding’ methods of training. ‘Chest day 24 sets’, not the case here, Nate reassured me that the process would work if I was patient and made the most out of my workouts, progressing in reps of weight each time. And it did, trust your trainer.

 

Weekly check ins kept me focused on my goals, every pound off made me want another one off, even if I off my diet or ‘f*cked up’ knowing I could tell Nate and get back on track ASAP, instead of the downward spiral I was on.

 

Results have been great, I feel like my old self and I have the capacity and knowledge to know how to eat better. I can live a lifestyle I’ve always wanted while maintaining weight. This was the most important goal for me, Nathan was more than what I needed from a coach: voice notes, video chats, texts check ins, he was always there to answer my dumb questions, made me feel like I was his most important client. All round top bloke and a hell of a coach.

 

I’m really looking forward to the next phase!

Archana

Late 2018, we found ourselves in a downward spiral of bad habits and reckless eating. With it being the festive season, and a lot of celebrations, it was so easy to make excuses for ourselves to have, what we thought, was an innocent meal out. Before we knew it, this became routine – and with two boys that keep me on my toes, one excuse led to another as far as bad habits go. Come 2019, I knew that before myself, or my family reached a tipping point, we needed a turning point!

That is when I decided to first gift my better half a transformation package with RNT. As soon as he signed up, he said to me “We need to do this journey together” – it was the best decision ever!! What I thought was going to be a purely aesthetic process, ended up becoming a pivotal transformation in my life.

 

I was never an avid gym-goer; I played tag with my gym membership too often, going whenever mood arose. I was not unfit either, as some would describe “skinny fat”! But for as far as I can recall, I hated the way I looked, and I mean HATED! I would look into the mirror and despised this person staring back at me. There were so many things that I wanted to achieve, personally and professionally as a chef, but couldn’t find the courage or confidence to follow through. It was my lack of self-confidence because of my outward that held me back – and that had to change.

 

In the months that followed after receiving my plan, I became more disciplined and more regimental than previously. Following my diet, getting my workouts done, completing my daily steps became routine very quickly that I ran on autopilot for this aspect. It simplified such an enormous chunk of my life that freed up headspace, to focus on things I kept putting off – growing my business in a direction I found value in and curating a lifestyle that is more meaningful and intentional.

 

Being a good role model for my boys, ages 5 and 9, was elemental in every aspect. From instilling better food habits to putting health and movement at the forefront. Since joining with RNT, it has become so much easier to make those better choices and stick with it, to the point now that my kids will conscientiously go for a nutrient-rich snack and much prefer to play outside and get moving! And all this just from observing myself and my husband doing better for ourselves.

 

The coaching was organised beautifully – it was so seamless and organised. Having that accountability factor with Kunal – my trainer – was at the pinnacle for achieving results. To know that you have to check in weekly meant that there was less chance of deviation, less “cheating” on the plan. And of course, having that support and encouragement when needed was brilliant.

 

Because Nehal and myself were on this journey together, we had an added layer of accountability – which meant there was no way we were NOT going to get results! There would be days when one of us just didn’t feel like training, or we wanted to not stick to the diet for one day, and those days we always made sure to reel each other in and remind ourselves why we were doing this!

 

To top it all off, we booked ourselves for a photoshoot only 3 weeks into our plan – again another layer of accountability!  But it was all happening – week after week, seeing the weight drop, noticing definition that I never knew existed. 5 months later, Nehal and I did this photoshoot and that experience was incredible! To see that we achieved was overwhelming, in a positive way. That day only solidified for us that no matter what, we will not succumb to poor habits, and we will continue to put health and fitness at the forefront of our lives.

 

I am stronger, more disciplined, with greater clarity.

 

I am so pleased with my results and stand with confidence in front of the mirror now.

 

We needed a turning point – and RNT was just that.

 

Thank you RNT!

Rishi

From being a skinny teenager, I was always concerned about the way I looked. Like many others, I tried to do it all myself. It took me a few years to realise I needed some guidance when it came to nutrition and training. I had known Akash for a number of years, as he was my brother’s best friend, so I was lucky to be put in his direction.

 

Indeed, Akash has helped me a create a great physique which people stare at when I’m on the beach but more importantly he provided me with valuable life skills, particularly around discipline.

 

During this particular diet, I also want to thank RNT Fitness as a whole for their consistent content and motivating podcasts. And in Akash, I not only have a hardworking coach and role model, but a great friend and long may it continue.

Anand

I’ve always been into sports, playing and watching them ever since I can remember. But at the same time, I am someone who loves his food! I loved eating and I loved sports. Having a big belly has never really bothered me, but I didn’t like that my fitness wasn’t great. I wasn’t ever really into exercise as such, as in gym work or running.

 

But 15 years ago, when I was 24 during a football match, I twisted my back and that pretty much ended sports for me for a long time! The rest of my 20s, I could barely play, sometimes barely walk! This was a real blow to me and those who knew me couldn’t believe that I didn’t play consistently anymore. I could play for a few weeks but then be out injured for a few months.

 

You name all the treatments for my back, I’ve had them. At the same time though, my appetite hadn’t gone down! I ended up having back surgery in 2012 and thought fantastic, I can get back onto the footy pitch! But the recovery wasn’t as quick and easy as that!

 

It took me a couple of years until I was back into the swing of things and enjoying the exercise side of life more. I had become a dad in this time and wanted to try and improve myself.

 

So I signed up to a couple of other exercise plans and I enjoyed them, I really did. But as these were plans were off the shelf, I didn’t have any support or encouragement, and more importantly, any advice to help my back! So even though my back was still improving, I would have lapses that would keep me out of exercise for a few weeks, and then my binge eating and poor diet habits would creep back in.

 

During this time, I had been following RNT on Facebook but with no intention to join as I had wasted money on other plans and failed due to lack of results and poor discipline. But then I saw a friend of mine on RNT and the results he achieved. I thought to myself that this could actually work. But I still didn’t sign up.

 

At the same time, my wife, after having had two kids now, eldest in school and the younger one getting ready to start nursery, started exploring the idea of becoming a PT herself. She wanted to sign up to a plan to help her, 1) lose her excess mummy tummy and 2) to allow her to see from the clients’ side how it feels. Whilst studying to become a PT, this could help her. As I had seen RNT had worked for a friend, I decided I will enquire about them for her. Akash gave me some information but also informed me there were just two more clients they were taking on for that period. I decided to sign my wife up but as I was doing that, I thought about me. I didn’t want to sign up but thought it would be good to go on this ride alongside my wife so signed us both up on the 3 month plan.

 

I will be honest, I thought to myself, ‘what a waste of money; it was something my wife wanted to try so I may as well too, but after 3 months I will cancel our plans and I will give up on trying to lose weight!’ Wow, how wrong was I?!?!

 

We were allocated Nathan as our coach and from day 1 he has been great, giving us so much information and he guided us along the way. He gave us an easy to follow meal plan template and workout plan, and was always there to answer questions we had.

 

I honestly started seeing results in week one, losing weight! Hold on, it’s not meant to work like this! I’m not meant to lose weight from week one!

 

Anyway, the weeks went on and the weight kept dropping! I was waking up ‪at 5am daily to go to the gym before work! I didn’t think that would last 1 week but the results kept me motivated and this was becoming a routine, a good routine!

 

We even had an all inclusive holiday booked prior to signing up with RNT but with the help, support and the education Nathan had given us, we enjoyed our holiday to the max and I only came back 1kg heavier! After that, I was dropping 2kg a week for many weeks!!!

 

30 weeks into this plan and wow! 1st Jan 2018 I was over 15 stone. June 2018 I signed up with RNT and was just over 14 and a half stone! My photoshoot ‪wason 22nd December 2018 and I weigh less than 10 and a half stone! That is incredible! Friends and family don’t even recognise me!

 

If you want a training programme where you are going to get support, you want to get results, and what was really important for me, get an education as well on this life changing journey, RNT know their stuff.

 

My back feels stronger, my energy levels are fantastic, I feel great, and my kids are loving how I look! So much for me looking to cancel my membership after 3 months! I can’t wait to see what the next year brings my way working with RNT!

 

But one negative point to note as I end my comments! Be warned, you will end up having to spend a lot of money on new clothes!!!! Nothing fits me anymore, but I will accept that and bow out by saying thank you Nathan and RNT!

Harps

I am a full-time mother to two girls, aged 3 and 6 years old. I am constantly in and out the house dropping and picking my girls up from school and nursery and taking them to various after school activities as well as studying to become a personal trainer! 

 

I have always been an active person from a very young age and continued this into my adult life by going to the gym, running and doing yoga. 

 

After having my second daughter I struggled to lose the baby fat and I tried various cookie cutter training and eating programmes such as P90X and Body Coach. Although I lost weight it wasn’t enough weight loss for me and not the results I was after. I have always admired those ladies that have a lean and athletic (not too muscular, but enough so it still looks feminine) physique and this is what I was aspiring to.  

 

Having followed RNT for a while and researching into becoming a personal trainer, it was a no brainier, I believe you have to walk the walk before you can talk the talk. Having said this, I was sceptical about RNT. Could they really transform my body like the testimonials I was reading on their website?! I wasn’t initially convinced but decided to take this last plunge with my husband to see if I could achieve one of my long term goals! 

 

Having Nathan the ‘Hitman’ as my coach has been awesome. Not only has he been very supportive, real and motivating he’s also very inspiring. He’s always a WhatsApp away when you feel like your slipping and there have been times I have felt like this…

 

It hasn’t been all easy from my side, especially when we’ve had family and social gatherings and you just want to indulge. The key thing for me was to continuously remind myself what my ultimate goal was, and also to use two critical motivators in the process: my two daughters. I wanted to show them that your dreams can become a reality, and nothing is impossible if you set your mind to it. I had to keep reminding myself that this is not a diet but a lifestyle change, which many people don’t understand. I have a lot of people now asking me ‘when are you going to come off your diet?’ or telling me to ‘stop dieting now’, and I feel like I have to educate them. I tell them it’s not a diet but a real lifestyle change for me.

 

I only ever dreamt of achieving the lean and athletic physique I have now got, and for which I worked damn hard for while working around my kids, studying and home life. It’s all been about being organised and prepping your meals in advance. It also helps that both me and my husband tend to have the same meal plan so that I am not cooking 3 different meals (the kids, my own and my husbands!)  

 

I never in my wildest dreams thought I would be able to transform my physique to where I have, let alone do a photo shoot for any fitness company. So for me, this is a massive dream come true…and my journey has only just begun.

 

A big thank you to RNT for proving me wrong and believing in me 🙂 If you’re looking to transform your body, I highly recommend RNT!

Bhaumik

Getting lean is as much a mental game as it is a physical. The programme has taught me invaluable skills and most importantly. Akash has debunked some of the major training myths that guys like me often hold onto and thus never truly make progress.

 

The process also taught me mental skills like patience, trusting a process, perseverance even when progress is hard to visualise. These skills are interchangeable and I truly believe it has a positive impact on my career and personal life as well, where I have used these new found skills to progress.

 

On a final note, I would like to say that Akash is a winner – he gets shit done. It is that type of person you want as a trainer/mentor, the latter role he has fulfilled as well. A no bullshit, go getter. And I am glad I made one of the best decisions ever recruiting him. I know I will be working with him a lot more to fulfil more goals in the near future.

Tom C

After years of competitive powerlifting and strongman, I set myself a new challenge of getting into photoshoot condition. As a personal trainer I know that being accountable to someone else that understands your goals is very important.

 

I met Akash at a gym I used to work in, and I asked him his views on training, nutrition and why he does what he does. To my surprise he was brutally honest about it. At the time I was highly unmotivated with my training and the industry as a whole.

 

Akash set my standards higher and pushed me further than I thought possible. I achieved a photoshoot condition with support, honesty, and passion through the whole process. Akash and RNT Fitness set the standard for the industry. Even after the transformation I have a renewed sense of passion for my training and how I now train my clients.

Akash D

I initially came to RNT when I saw a transformation picture on social media. I thought to myself this is exactly what I’ve been looking for!

 

I had been training for a very long time in all types of martial arts and gymnastics, but had never achieved the results I wanted. I was about to pack it all in as I was jumping from one regime / sport / martial art to another. I’d already seen Bollywood actor Hritish Roshan prove that us Indians could achieve a great body, but I just didn’t know how to do it.
I contacted Akash from RNT, we talked about my goals, and we jumped right in. I even booked a photoshoot to make it real and hold myself accountable.

 

Through my transformation, I’ve improved my self-confidence tenfold, have inspired people around me, and I’ve been able to achieve to my life’s greatest goal. One I’ve been working towards my whole life. If I died now, I would honestly die fulfilled. Now I have achieved a physical transformation, I know I can achieve similar transformations in all areas of my life.

 

If you are serious about getting results and are done spinning your wheels, don’t think too much, sign up and take action

Taurean

I have been working in the fitness industry as a personal trainer for over 8 years now and take pride in producing great results with the clients I work with. I’ve always enjoyed giving clients the tools to transform their bodies for the better and as such taken myself through various transformations leading up to a holiday or special event. Whilst I’ve always achieved a fairly good result, I always felt that I didn’t quite reach the condition that I was after. Being a personal trainer I feel it’s so important to be a good example for clients which prompted me to work with RNT to take my results to the next level.

 

I first met Akash and his team through a seminar that RNT put together on Body Transformation back in early 2018. I was impressed by their knowledge, passion and professionalism from the get go. Their dedication to helping clients realise their true potential really came through on the day. Fast forward to a few months later, after following RNT’s Instagram page which was continually producing great content that really resonated, I took the plunge and hired Akash as my coach.

 

From the initial consultation process all the way to photo shoot Akash has been brilliant. When I think about the initial 12 weeks and how I achieved the results which I had failed to get myself, there are several things that I feel played a part. Firstly having someone as attentive as Akash in your corner to provide accountability was huge. The weekly check-ins were great. Knowing that I had that coming up every 7 days really improved my adherence to the plan.

 

Akash had also achieved great results with his own clients and physique.
This gave me huge confidence to execute the plan to the best of my ability. His ‘in the trenches’ knowledge and empathy throughout the process was also integral for those dark days when I felt like death or that progress had stalled!

 

After reading one of the RNT’s articles on the ‘five pillars of body transformation’. I booked a photoshoot right at the start of the process. I knew this would provide extra motivation, accountability and adherence. I can honestly say it was one of the best decisions. I achieved my best condition to date by some way and learnt a lot about what I was capable of. I also gained increased insight on what it takes to achieve fat loss consistently that I can utilise with my own training and clients. I am now reversing out of my initial 12 weeks of training with the guidance of Akash. He stated the importance of having a plan and changing mindset to performance post shoot and I’m doing my best to execute that.

 

If you’re looking to take your results to the next level I couldn’t recommend RNT enough.

Surinder

Earlier this year my wife and I were discussing that now we’re in our early 40s, we should have a health check done to see how we were faring on the ‘insides’. But just before we paid out for some rather expensive private health assessments, we saw two of our dear friends, Anand and Gita, go through some amazing transformations with RNT. So we decided as a couple to switch paths and invest into transforming our lives with RNT instead.

 

The backdrop to this is that I’ve always enjoyed sports and going to the gym, but over the years had progressively become more sedentary. I have a very busy career as a dentist, where I work extremely long hours running my own multi surgery business catering for discerning private clientele. Coupled to that I am a family man with three children who are all in secondary education with a plethora of extra-curricular activities to content with. And on top of that, I also lead a busy social life catching up with a wide network of family and friends. All in all, I’m always on the go, but despite this, never paid the right attention to actual physical movement and only ever trained at the gym or played football maybe a few times a week.

 

Working with RNT and their holistic approach changed everything, and some of the pillars of success with RNT include:
1) Diet. Being such a busy person and mentally on the go all the time meant that having a specifically tailored diet removed the mental inertia of having to plan meals. RNT made it easy for me to follow and just focus on execution.
2) Accountability. Having the weekly check-ins meant I never wanted to let my coach down. I wanted my weekly photos, waist measurements and weight to demonstrate progress each week – this was a powerful motivator for me.
3) Consistency. After hearing it from RNT all the time, I learnt just how important this was across the board.
4) Knowledge. RNT’s knowledge and understanding of what it takes is excellent. They always answered my probing questions honestly and I knew it was backed by a wealth of experience and research. They bring a level of crucial added value unseen anywhere else.

 

I am so pleased with what I’ve achieved, and know I’ll be using RNT for the long term. I have received so much positive feedback from people around me commenting on how much my physique has improved, and I certainly feel so much better in my clothes as well as in myself.

 

RNT has been a true game changer, and I’m so pleased I discovered it almost by accident. The key to success is that you have got to want it, I certainly did, and now I want to move onto the next level in my body conditioning. The best thing of all is that my wife and I did this together and this investment in better health is the best gift we could have given to ourselves.

Pratik

I’m a city office worker in my 30s, who has generally been quite a fat bloke through to my mid 20s. As a teenager going into my mid 20s, exercise seemed pointless, I didn’t play any sports, and don’t think I loved anything more than junk food! I had mild self-esteem issues and was not particularly confident (largely due to my weight issue), but I never actually did anything about it. On numerous occasions, I joined the gym and threw away money for fun, as I continued with my bad eating habits. Then when I turned 25, I decided I needed to get a grip and joined the gym (for about the 5thtime). This time I managed to stick to it and by the time I turned 26, I managed to get my weight down to about 75kg (from a peak of 95 in my early 20s!), mainly through eating slightly better and regular cardiovascular exercise. Since then I even ran the London marathon, got married and we now have a young daughter.

 

Midway through last year, my weight tipped above 80kg again and I generally felt very unhealthy. My gym routine was unstructured and very irregular. I didn’t pay particular attention to my eating habits and generally my attitude to eating a bad meal was “its ok, I just ran 4k on the treadmill” not really accounting for the Nutella on toast that often followed for breakfast. I came across RNT Fitness through Shiv and Sachin on social media and only really signed up as I was interested in the process having read about the transformations some of the clients went through. I never had the intention of getting ‘shredded’ and guess curiosity was the main catalyst for joining.

 

Since then, I’ve not looked back. The ongoing process and client-trainer relationship has been key. Mr KMAK has had the privilege of being my trainer and putting up with my nonsense and TONS of questions, but his input has been paramount to me sticking with the plan and actually seeing results. The weekly check ins have been really important and allowed me to improve my habits on an ongoing basis. On top of that, the RNT facebook group has been really insightful and supportive too.

 

I had goals to lose my moobs and my belly and to become stronger. Since I joined, I’ve had to deal with a double hernia op (which meant I couldn’t train for 3 months), enjoyed Christmas socials and been on a couple of holidays. There is no point doing any regime if you can’t enjoy life alongside it, but thankfully, the end goal has allowed me to retain focus.

 

Fast forward to April 2019 and I feel better than I have ever done. I’ve learnt an incredible amount about weight training and nutrition, come across numerous inspirational people, and to top it off I have gone through a physical transformation I didn’t honestly think was possible! I managed to shift 19kg from 80kg down to 61kg and 24cm off my belly to 70cm and currently going through the “consolidation phase” (which is as tricky as people have warned me about!).

 

My main two takeaways from my time with RNT are motivation and accountability….keep those two in check and anything is possible. Don’t get me wrong – I still LOVE unhealthy food and will dabble into unhealthy food now and again, but I also now have a genuine like and interest in healthy nutrition and weight training…so hopefully can eventually make good progress as I look to build some muscle.

 

To anyone that may be reading this, if you are thinking about joining, don’t think twice. It is absolutely worth it, especially if you have tred various other things and not seen (lasting) results. I won’t lie, it has been tough at times for someone that loves food, but if I can do it, anyone can!

Reena

I had been watching the RNT transformations popping up on my new feed for a few months and thinking WOW!  The physical changes that the guys are making as truly fantastic.  Then Gita’s transformation came up, and I was in!

 

I was coming from a background of enjoying fitness.  I went to various to gym classes, had a PT, joined a boot camp, and did various bits off my own back, including distance runs .  And whilst I had always been pretty happy with my fitness, I was always disappointed with the lack of results in terms of physique.

 

Within weeks of starting with RNT, I realised the mistakes I had been making, and the immeasurable value gained from being coached in such a personalised way.  The holistic approach to transformation, with as much attention paid to the mental commitment, made all the difference.  Accountability is key, and I felt a responsibly to myself, and my coach, to hit all the targets, stay consistent, and consequently, the improvements followed.

 

I am now in better shape than I was pre-pregnancy, and even better than when I was in my teens! I didn’t know this shape was hiding there under my ‘skinny fat’ look of the last three decades! I am now wearing clothes two dress sizes smaller, walking with a bounce in my step and raving about RNT to whoever will listen.

 

The community that RNT builds with its clients, the access to all the relevant content, the science underpinning the training and diet, and the support and inspiration gained from others who have walked, and continue to, walk the path make what some may consider as ‘faceless’ online training, very personal, and very relevant.

 

Thanks Kunal, Akash, and the team at RNT.  What you guys go goes beyond the physical, and the habits I have formed under your guidance, will last a lifetime.

Kishen

Being bullied during my time at high school, the constant reminder of cardiovascular diseases being present in my family I knew if I continued living an unhealthy lifestyle of being 15st with a 36 inch waist as a 16 year old I was going to be in trouble. In addition to being bullied because of my size and weight during high school I knew I didn’t want to remain at the 15st weight moving forward especially with college and uni. So I joined the gym hoping for results!! So I did what most amateurs do, run tirelessly on the treadmill and lift weights using online generic programs without seeing results which got me lean and muscular. After 9 years of yo-yoing diets and gymming it finally hit me that I need help. When seeing people’s transformations at gyms I was always skeptical of the results – are the pictures photoshopped? Did they do it naturally, etc., and enquired about the use of PTs at my gym but even then I was not too convinced they would be the ones to get me to the best shape of my life and coincidently the day I was planning on signing up to a PT my cousin Biraj’s transformation dropped with RNT – at that point I found my answer. After messaging Akash with a couple of questions of that transformation – I was a RNT member within 24h. Hands down – the best decision I made was investing into myself through RNT as it simply acts as a vehicle to transforming lives.

 

Working with RNT over a year now and I cannot speak highly of them. Not only had they accommodated my lifestyle and initial dietary requirements but they were available whenever I had questions, or needed a motivational boost. Not being as educated as I am now (with more to learn) my coach taught me the importance of nutrition initially through a set meal plan followed by a macronutrient target strategy once I had become accustomed to macros and what constituted as nutritional clean foods. Furthermore, with holidays planned throughout the year my coach helped with learning and understanding buffering. Ultimately this all meant less decision fatigue as everything was planned around me all I had to do was execute the plan and see the scale and waistline drop. They knew when to push me to my limits and looking back taught me a lot of the person I am today. Being on the cusp of signing up with a PT before joining RNT, I knew I made the right decision joining as this was not a generic plan but one which was tailored to me. The consistent in-depth feedback from my coach showed how much he was invested into my journey which gave it the extra touch. I look forward to our journey together as build upon this foundation.

 

Without RNT I know hands down that I wouldn’t have been able to get into the shape that I achieved. The results and pictures highlight for me a milestone at the halfway stage of my transformation but also that with dedication, the right mindset and consistent hard work you can achieve anything you set your mind and heart into. Throughout my journey and as people noticed (included doubters) the transformation I have had the privilege of proudly telling them who the vehicle is and introducing them to Akash, Kunal and the team – couple of whom are now on their on journey. Now, RNT is a way of life and the habits instilled me I know will be everlasting and those I can pass onto my family and friends. I was once asked by a friend (who later joined RNT), will joining RNT be the best decision of my life? I said you will tell me in 6 months after your transformation! For me RNT is a non-negotiable! It is a life changing experience

Maninder

My goals with RNT were simple: to get back into the gym in a consistent manner, start eating the right foods and lose the fat I had piled on over the last few years. I had previously gone through a significant amount of weight loss years ago in my teens, so I knew I had it me to do this, I just needed the support to kickstart my transformation. That’s where RNT and my RNT coach Ivan came in.

 

I wanted to set a target for myself – I had 12 weeks before my friends stag-do in Tenerife, and so I decided to go in hard and focus myself with the aim of going to Tenerife in the best shape of my life! The last time I had gone to Tenerife was in 2013 and I remember I trained like crazy leading up to that holiday. Therefore I knew I had to turn up in Tenerife this time, in even better shape than before!

 

My starting weight was 80.4kg. My aim was to lose between 8-10kg over the 12 weeks. In the final 12th week, I had gotten down to 69.9kg – a total of 10.5kg lost! I was really happy especially as I had abs popping!

 

My couch Ivan was a great motivator throughout the 12 weeks. Every time I screwed up my diet, he would push me back in the right direction. And believe me – I had quite a few screw ups during the 12 weeks!

 

I’d definitely recommend RNT for anyone wanting great results in a short space of time!

Matt

Just sitting here and I’m put together my starting pictures and then pictures from 2 weeks ago and then this mornings with the shoot tomorrow morning. I know I have thanked you a lot throughout, but I just wanted to do it again and also copy in Akash so he can be across the gratitude that I have towards you and more broadly RNT. I have always been focused on my weight and physique and enjoyed going to the gym and feeling strong and attempting to look good in the process. I have never, ever in my life felt 100% fantastic in my own body and thought I looked great, strong and healthy. Like most of your clients’ stories, I have tried everything – going to the gym myself, personal trainers, body-building gym with 12 week transformations, cross-fit training with personal training sessions 4 times a week, various companies in London as an online client before finally coming across RNT and “taking a chance” on another methodology. Well I think as the pictures testify, I found one after 45 years on this planet that worked!

 

What is it about RNT – there are no magic pills, no black magic that enables success. For me, there were a number of elements that all came together that enabled my success.

 

Knowledge – this came in the form of your podcasts, videos, case studies etc. Not only did they inspire, but they made it believable that this could truly happen for me too. Additionally it really did become the old proverb “ give a man a fish and feed him for a day but teach a man to fish and feed him forever” – to me this is the key. Principles are now engrained, a lifestyle has been created!

 

Accountability and Honesty – the weekly check-in’s are also critical as well as honesty – 2 way. It is imperative that no matter the slip-up’s everything was recorded and with a relationship formed it made it harder to “cheat” yourself as I felt I was also cheating you too. Your brutal honesty about me either stuffing up or how far I would have to come on this journey in terms of weight loss whilst at times was a punch in the stomach, I think you read me pretty well as to what drove me and what either lifted me up or got me back on track.

 

The Spreadsheet – whilst this could fit into point 1, I have separated it out because I lived may daily diet (and still do) through this spreadsheet. Manipulating meal variables and utilising this become my daily and weekly obsession, trying to somehow squeeze more food into the macro splits I found it invaluable. I would strongly encourage anyone starting to get used to and love this spreadsheet (FYI I had utilised MyFitnessPal previously but for whatever reason, maybe accuracy or I like spreadsheets, RNT’s worked!)

 

Community – I’m not a big one for Social Media and posting (have dropped a few here and there) however trust me that I read, listened and watched all of the RNT communities posts. I got advice just by listening and watching and got inspired too. It’s amazing the power that can be had by support from people you have never met and who predominantly live on the other side of the world.

 

This result that we have achieved has truly opened my eyes that it can be achieved by anyone with the right support structures (RNT / Coach), mindset, visualisation and belief. I want to say thank you once again specifically to you and also to Akash for RNT.

Ciaran

Prior to working with RNT I’d been a semi-regular gym-goer, oscillating between various powerlifting exercise-based strength training programs. At university I’d been quite active, I was known as ‘that guy’ who would always walk everywhere instead of getting the bus, I played badminton for the medical school team.

 

I’d heard about RNT through my friend Saagar who’d done an amazing transformation the year before. At the time I didn’t feel the need to do the same, probably because it’s a lot easier to maintain an active lifestyle as a student when you have so much more time to spare. After starting work however, this became a lot more difficult. I had to drive to work each day instead of walking, the hours were longer and more hectic, and I found myself dropping out of shape.

 

Working with Ben has been a great experience, he was always able to help with all kinds of questions, many of which I’d think were silly, and helped figure out all kinds of quandaries along the journey. There were times throughout the transformation where I had big family events, events which I dearly didn’t want to miss out on but was worried would derail my progress. Instead of advise against them, Ben was very understanding and helped figure out ways to balance the goals and commitments. It was through things like this that I realised the value of a coach, and that the more you are able to open up to them, the more they are able to help, and the more your mind can be put at rest!

 

It has been a great educational experience, and one that I hope to continue to keep learning from as I try to blend the principles from the process with my lifestyle to make it sustainable into the future for years to come.

Milesh

My name is Milesh Patel, a 32 year old city professional within the payments industry.

 

To summarise my fitness background I’d say I have always held an active lifestyle. I’ve been playing football consistently for over 25 years, in the gym for over 10 years, trained in different disciplines of Martial Arts (Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu) and my most recent achievement was completing the Spartan Trifecta (Obstacle Course Racing) within 7 months in 2018.

 

My commitment during the week to living a healthy and active lifestyle was apparent to most but admittedly I let myself go on the weekends. Binges were taking over. This was apparent as I was suddenly starting to feel my age and my overall health was taking a beating. I was not as fit as I use to be, the weight was coming on and my recovery was slow. This resulted in a spiral, a lifestyle of constant yo-yoing.

 

I knew I needed to tone it down, so I made the call at the end of December 2018. It was the perfect time for me and I was mentally ready to turn it around in 2019. I’d been following RNT for a while on Facebook and found a company where I could relate to their clientele. I’ve always wondered what it would take to go through a fat loss diet so I dived into their case studies. I knew I needed to educate myself on the nutrition side whilst having someone to be accountable to. Having been wary of using PT’s in the past, due to a bad experience, I found a match with RNT, even before I made contact. The published content, transformations, case studies, articles, podcasts were just some of reasons why I decided to get in touch. What other platform gives you this information freely? I knew at this point, with my commitment and with RNT, things will work out for me and I was not wrong!

 

Working with RNT has been a god send. It’s transformed my health in many ways and that’s not just from a physical point of view. I worked with my coach Kunal over 13 weeks. The amount I learnt in that short space of time has been a real eye opener, so much so that I’m now diving deeper to learn more about nutrition. RNT produce great content and educational resources that you can relate to on your journey and for me everything fell into place like a jigsaw. The process was a fantastic experience. Kunal and I discussed my goals, set out a plan and executed it over the course of 13 weeks. Kunal was instrumental in providing me with the support I needed and was always there to answer my questions or concerns. My journey did not start too well as I pulled my hamstring in the first two weeks whilst playing football – but it did not stop me. This is where having a coach really becomes important. Having setbacks and still finding ways to achieve your goal. How we set out to work around this and still managed to achieve what we did in 13 weeks is remarkable.

 

My journey has not ended and I’m now a few weeks into the consolidation phase with the next goal of a long term muscle building phase in sight.

 

A few simple pointers from me for anyone going through a similar journey or thinking about transforming their health:

 

– Find a good coach to be accountable to whatever your goal is. It’s extremely difficult to do it on your own, focus on execution and learning. Let someone educated with experience do the thinking for you.
– Really dig deep into your ‘Why’ – it’s so important to know what you’re doing this for.
– Set short term and long term goals and constantly monitor this to help with motivation when the going gets tough.
– Don’t just execute but LEARN from the process so this is embedded into your library for good.
– Be strong, committed and give everything to the process – you won’t regret it.

 

I’d like to thank a few people who’ve been on this journey with me. Thanks to Akash for creating an amazing community, the work you’ve done to create this community to educate and transform lives is nothing but commendable. I’d like to thank my coach Kunal who is not only a great coach but very personable – it’s been a pleasure to learn off you and I look forward to learning more during the next phase. Lastly and definitely a worthy mention – I’d like to thank my amazing fiancé Sonal who I am marrying in October – she’s been a fantastic support throughout the journey and continues to be supportive, someone who listened to my ‘Why’ and rode the difficult periods with me to which I will be forever grateful for.

Shiv A

This time last year, my life was in such a decline. I was working in a job I absolutely hated, health in general was terrible, physically I just looked like a fat sh*t who had 40% body fat. There would be times that it would be like 30 degrees outside during summer but I would wear a jumper purely because I was so embarrassed about how I looked. During pictures on nights out I would always be that one person who needed to be slightly sober just to hold my belly in during pictures. I would go to the gym and have no absolutely idea what muscles I’m training, and then go Morley’s Chicken thinking my 4 wings for £1 covered in burger sauce was a good protein source.

 

I started working with Akash in mid 2017, after trying loads of programmes and diets such as Hardcore trainer, Ketogenic diet, Military diet (!) and getting no results. All I can say is that this was purely one of the most life changing decisions I have ever made. Not just physically, but this entire process changed my whole mindset and turned me from someone who was a fat and unambitious person comfortable in his job to someone who wakes up every day looking to push myself and progress in life.

 

Physically – After just one week of working with Akash I have felt body fat melt off my body like nothing before. Every week my weight would drop and this was constantly driving me to push harder at the gym, hit my step counts and stick 100% to my diet. After a few months, I could fit into clothes that at one point I was going to put in a charity bag because I never believed I would be able to fit in them again. During family and friend events – people would complement me and this was a constant drive in pushing me to work harder on this platform.

 

Mentally – This may sound very standard but I was someone who just counted the days but never made them count. The weekend would end and on Monday I would already be counting down the time for Friday so I could sleep on my fat ass until 12 like some pig. Now, it has become a stage where if I don’t achieve my daily goals I feel as if my day is completely wasted! Days fly by and I am always constantly busy on my feet, doing my own work, workout, meal prepping and constantly being active.

 

This journey with Akash and RNT has honestly been one of the most amazing experiences of my life. When I first started this, my work colleagues and other friends would laugh every day saying “Shiv, you’re going to do this for like 2 days then have 4 kebabs for breakfast”. I used all these discouraging comments as fuel and as time went by and the results came in, and everyone then came up to me asking “how did you do it?”. I do look back now and think I wish I started this earlier, but I’m glad I eventually came across now at still a fairly young age, as my whole perspective on how I live has now changed.

 

My final words will be: If you join RNT, it WILL be one of the best decisions you will ever make. Especially if you’re at a stage of how I first started. Do NOT look at the price, in a few months you’ll see this as the biggest bargain you ever had and always TRUST and be HONEST with your PT. It will work, trust me.

Ranjana

At 2am mid-2018, whilst flipping through family holiday photos I took a long hard look at myself in those photos. I was still happy smiley chirpy but a whole lot bigger, bulkier and seriously out of shape. The image I have of me in my head-young, energetic and healthy mum of 2 just didn’t match what I was seeing. In my early thirties, I’ve been pregnant twice and forgotten to look after myself and eaten far too much of the healthy foods and unhealthy foods, program hopping and over analysing my diet-exercise plans, leading to very little success but always ending with the same questions – “What am I doing wrong?”. Kids and family have always come first and somehow looking after myself wasn’t ever a priority. Like all parents, I want to set an example for my girls and so it has become my ultimate goal.

 

I had heard of RNT from friends and have a PhD in googling them. Everything I read about RNT coaches further reinforced my decision to sign up. I have Kunal as my coach, who is just as dedicated to get me to my goal as I am.

 

My RNT journey has been amazing and informative. I’ve gone from a dress size 14 to a size 8 and lost 17 kilograms- all this whilst enjoying what I was doing. The difference a coach makes is immense. I’m so grateful for everything Kunal and RNT has done for me! From my previous endeavours to get fit I knew it’s not an overnight process. I’ve had support with nutrition, food prepping, understanding why I’m doing what I’m doing. The RNT group on facebook and their podcasts kept me motivated. Being accountable to Kunal was key to my progress.

 

My coach Kunal has reformed my life- by changing my attitude towards food, exercise, health. I went to RNT asking Kunal to make me “look good” and I have ended up looking good and feeling amazing. It’s fabulous to have a coach who motivates you with his own experiences of being on his fitness journey.

 

Being skinny isn’t for everyone but being strong should be for everyone, especially women. I know I am setting the right body goals and body image for my two girls who are now obsessed with eating veg and making healthy choices. Why wait for my 40th birthday to feel great?! Kunal has got me there well before my 38th Birthday.

 

I signed up for a body transformation and I transformed my life! So kicked for the next phase of bettering my body and life. Thank you RNT!

Kenny

I’m a 43 year old father of 2 that works long days and travels frequently. I’ve always kept relatively active and for the past 3 years I’ve had a personal trainer for 2 sessions a week. Despite this, I was disapointed with the results I was getting. I was putting in a bunch of work just to stay the same. I often discussed training with a friend of mine and were both in a similar position. We hadn’t spoken for a few months and when I asked him how his training was going he told me he had been training with RNT and sent me a picture of his transformation. I couldn’t believe it! I had always been sceptical of transformation photos, but when I saw it from a friend, I knew I had to sign up!

 

I’ve found the RNT process clear and straight forward. I adapted to it easily and got the support I needed along the way to make tweaks to suit my lifestyle. I’ve been impressed by the progress I’ve made. I’ve reduced body fat and feel leaner and stronger and I’ve learned a lot about fitness and nutrition. A great experience, and something I recommend to anyone looking to get in shape.

Dhilon

I’ve worked in the hospitality industry for over 12 years, where there’s very little daily routine. It’s an exciting industry, but late nights and early starts, eating at irregular times, and often giving into binges wasn’t conducive to a healthy lifestyle in any way. After selling my business in 2017, there was a void in my life, and I missed having a daily challenge and focus.

 

That’s where RNT came into my life. I had studied the RNT programme for quite some time and had seen the various transformations which looked incredible. But I thought, how the hell can I look like that?

 

They were great. They understood my reasons for this challenge and understood my ‘why’. This was important as getting into shape isn’t just a physical change. It’s a full transformation – mind, body and soul.

 

My coach was accommodating, understanding and tweaked the plan where he saw fit. Sometimes I did question it. I was dropping weight like a sack of potatoes. My Diesel’s stopped fitting me! I was so focused and was in complete trust in the process.

 

Don’t get me wrong, there were times that I thought ‘screw it – what am I doing?!’ But I’m lucky to have had the support of my family, as this hasn’t been a one man show. It’s been a journey for my family too, but they’re now far healthier as a result.

 

The process has been fantastic and probably came at the right time in my life for me. The guidance and support from RNT has been second to none. And the results – wow! Not only did I never think I would be able to achieve a great physique, but it’s changed my outlook on health and fitness, I have a greater respect for my body and health and no longer take it for granted. I underestimated the impact this would also have on me in terms of my life, I am even more disciplined, structured and have greater clarity on my goals whilst launching my new business.

 

I have never felt better. A great experience.

 

Thank you for everything RNT. I’m now looking forward to the next phase!

Adeel

Before working with RNT I was trying out different diets (including keto, PSMF…) with not much results and stumbled upon his training services and decided to commit to 3 months…which turned into 18 months. My body and performance has completely took a 180 since working with him! I’m leaner, stronger and have a ton more muscle!

Nim

After losing quite a bit of body fat when I was a teenager, I always had the subsequent goal of getting lean like the guys in fitness magazines. But 10 years had passed and I was still at the stage I was at. Not in terrible shape, but carrying quite a bit of bodyfat and nowhere near as lean as I wanted to be. I’ve struggled with consistency, going through personal trainers, training programmes but never took more than 2 steps forward and 2 steps back. RNT was potentially another one of these experiments that will ultimately go wrong. But it wasn’t; it was a game changer.

 

As I progressed, I learned new things about what I needed to be successful. First was accountability to my coach, Nathan. Then the value of being consistent. I also learned a lot from the articles and podcasts that RNT put out, especially around the mindset and challenging the social stigmas associated with going through this type of transformation. And a lot of useful tips from the active RNT facebook group. When you put it all together it had this incredible effect on my progress.

 

I achieved in 4 months what I had wanted to achieve in 10 years. I’d like to thank the RNT crew for putting me on this track and am looking forward to achieving my next goals before my wedding!

Richard

Coming from an active upbringing and sporting background, exercising and healthy eating was always familiar to me. I was always slim and healthy but I never had abs … ever, and for me that was the holy grail. I had always been soft and as I got older had started to put on a little weight that I never had before that no matter what I seemed to try diet or gym wise I could never get into the shape I wanted too… Introducing the boy wonder himself Akash Vaghela! I searched high and wide for a trainer who I could work with and trust and I dont ever regret spending one second with Akash.

 

I’m sure Akash will agree with me when I say I’m not his easiest client! I have lived in 4 different cities across the world since we’ve been working together so my life can be difficult to manage sometimes as I travel alot for work. I do succumb to food binges too and can suffer from bouts of depression from time to time. Whilst that is not an excuse it is easy for me to fall off track and lose motivation because of everything. Akash helped me through not only my physical challenges and goals, but also my mental ones too. He was my side therapist over the past couple of years and does a pretty good job there too ha!

 

I finally know what it takes to change my body, what I need to eat constantly and how hard I need to push myself. I’ve also learnt that the mental struggles of reaching a goal and dealing with life can be hard sometimes. Akash taught me to get lost in the gym, use it as a kinda of therapy and surprisingly, that’s what took me to the next level. I couldn’t of done it without my trainer, and friend Akash!

 

Thank you for everything … now lets work on an 8 pack 😉

Jas

I met Akash a few years ago. I had finished an intense 6 month period of studying and maintaining an exercise and nutrition regime was the last thing on my mind. I’d let myself go, but had booked a beach holiday with friends. I was self conscious about my appearance and I needed to take action.

 

By the time I was introduced to Akash I had 18 days left. I had never used a PT before and was skeptical whether he could do anything for me – but he was more convinced than I was and raring to go.

 

I left everything to him and he really put me through the grinder. My only stipulation was that he educate me as we go along. In that short space of time I pushed harder than I thought possible and I gained a better understanding of training and nutrition from someone who had proven experience.

 

The results were nothing short of astonishing. I cannot recall when I had last been that lean, especially with some muscle to show for it. Since then if I wanted to pursue a fitness goal and needed some help, Akash has been my go to guy. Nothing beats working with someone who truly lives and breathes this stuff.

 

He supported me both when I had an ankle injury and most recently when my wife and I decided to challenge each other to train for a photoshoot.

 

My aim is to add lean muscle while remaining healthy in the long term by embedding good habits. A sure fire way has been to set challenging goals and getting the right support to achieve them.

 

Akash has helped me set the bar higher each time we have worked together. The knowledge and support throughout has been top notch and the results have been beyond my expectations.

MINIL

I always wanted to look like an action hero from the 90s. I thought if I was to spend hours in the gym and eat it would happen as if by magic.

 

It was after 3 years of time wasting that I finally turned to Akash for help. It was difficult to find time for training and eating right during medical school and even harder still being a qualified doctor – but Akash’s programmes get the most out of the precious time you spend training and his meal plans are very easy to prepare and follow.

 

Now I am finally looking more and more like the man I want to be and I feel I owe a lot to the advice and help of Akash.

Sakhi

I started focusing more on my health and fitness several years ago. I was making steady progress, but in the recent months I felt I had plateaued. I wasn’t getting any stronger, nor was my physique improving.

 

Akash was highly recommended by my husband who had been working with him, but I was quite sceptical having seen my fair share of generic gym PTs whose clients look the same month after month. However, seeing some of the actual results of RNT’s clients (and not just of themselves) it made think there was something more to them.

 

Akash was fantastic from the get-go. After taking the time to understand my goals we decided on working towards a photoshoot. This felt like a real challenge, with a deadline and accountability. He assessed and tracked my progress every week, tweaking training/nutrition where needed, even reviewing videos of my exercises giving me more confidence.

 

As the photoshoot approached, Akash reviewed my progress even more frequently. He answered all my questions and provided reassurance when I was struggling both physically and mentally. He also went the extra mile and came along to the shoot to give advice and support. I didn’t feel nervous and really enjoyed the day. It was so much fun.

 

Reflecting back, I cannot see how I would have been possible to achieve the results I did without his knowledge, support and encouragement.

 

My focus is now on my performance goals and I’ve made sure Akash is there every step of the way so I can reach them!

Rashid

I came to RNT with complete ‘paralysis by analysis’. I’d read too many articles, jumped repeatedly from one program to the next and no one would have guessed that I was regularly hitting the gym. With my 35th birthday coming up in 8 weeks I decided to make a change and set the goal of getting abs. The results I got were far beyond my expectations!

 

My coach Nathan made things very simple and I just had to execute the plan he provided. The weekly check-ins and progress was really encouraging as well as being able to text him any time I wasn’t clear about what to do.

 

I’ve been so impressed by the whole experience that I’m continuing with RNT. Next up – build some muscle! They have my trust and I’d highly recommend them.

Tom

At first I was a quite nervous moving back to online training as I’d had bad experiences in the past: cookie cutter programs, bad response times and a general lack of empathy / care from the trainer.

 

The results at RNT speak for themselves, but what I think was great about Akash was when things got tough. For me, anyone can train natural genetics and just keep reducing calories as everything goes according to plan. But the real test is when things don’t go to plan. My progress stalled several times, seemingly for no reason, and Akash patiently adjusted, tested and re-focused to get us back on track.

 

Cookie cutter programs wouldn’t be able to adjust in these situations – but RNT’s approach, based on science and client experience, really shines here. Importantly, it’s called coaching for a reason. By following Akash’s consistent online tuition, I’ve learned how to motivate and regulate myself. This has given me the tools to make smarter decisions both in the gym and the kitchen to help maintain the progress I’ve made. I’d thoroughly recommend the RNT experience to anyone.

Daksha

I approached RNT after being inspired by a transformation of an RNT client who I could relate to in terms of physique and similar struggles of achieving a toned figure after having children.

 

I have always been into fitness in one form or other varying from gym workouts, T25 videos and outdoor running. However, I would not see any significant difference in my physique despite my efforts.

 

My goals were to become toned and achieve a more athletic look rather than being labelled ‘skinny’. I also wanted to learn more about nutrition and how the body can be trained to create the results I saw on the RNT transformation case studies. My thoughts were ‘if they can do it, so can I’.

 

The process has not been easy for me. I was able to commit to the work outs however my biggest weakness was eating the correct foods. I found eating the same foods really hard and fell victim to eating outside the recommendations every now and again. Addtionally I had many work and social events to attend which made it even harder for me to stick to my meal plan. However, I was assisted with this by Nathan, who adjusted my cardio levels and meal plan to allow for social events.

 

Over the course of 12 weeks, I have seen the most incredible change in my body… it’s toned more than it’s ever been and I feel great! I want to now carry on with this journey and take my fitness to the next level – which is to get my abs even more defined!

 

Onwards and upwards!

Sanket

I have always been a skinny fat Indian guy. Over time through university, getting married and general life, I have yo-yo’d between a range of body shapes and steadily piled on the fat. Although I used to make it to the gym on a VERY ad-hoc basis, I have never classed myself as being fit and always had an ambition to get ripped and work towards getting six pack abs.

 

Cue RNT.. My wife Kashmira told me about the amazing transformation story about a friend of hers through RNT and she convinced me to join, and what a life changing decision it has been. Me and Kashmira both started our journey with Nathan at RNT, got our tailored plans through him, and have never looked back since.

 

The last couple of months have given me a completely different outlook on how important the right nutrition combined with exercise is to achieving results and most critically, has taught me restraint through weighing things out and proper portion control.

 

What really worked through RNT is that in order to cater for both me and Kashmira, Nathan tailored a plan that had similar items of food between us both which helped immensely as we didn’t have to prep different things for each of us. And what was even better was that although we were in calorie deficit through this plan, we rarely felt hungry as we would balance/eat the meals through the day

 

With the exercise plan, my journey started off with me pretty much hating every exercise. However, taking baby steps coupled in with Nathan’s advice and progressing through them week on week started yielding results. That provided all the motivation to do better and resulted in me starting to actually like some exercises! To put things into perspective, for a guy that couldn’t do even 2 chin ups when he first started, doing 4 sets of 8 reps by the end of the journey was a huge win!

 

The past few months have been a fantastic experience. It has by no means been easy but has given us a great launch pad for a fitter, healthier life, and the tools to keep things progressing. A huge thanks to Nathan for baring with the both of us and with all the help and support through our journey!

Sachin

I realised that after my dad passed away unexpectedly a few years ago, I wanted to do everything I could to make sure my ‘insides’ were as healthy as I could make them. I always thought I was eating relatively health and doing the right things in the gym – but it wasn’t really until this year that I wanted to dedicate some time to really getting fit and looking lean for once.

 

I didn’t jump into RNT immediately. I researched a few options – all online trainer’s/food plans but knew RNT was the one for a few reasons:

 

1. Proven results: the case studies showed that they help real, everyday busy people get results. It also helped that I knew of people that had done this so it made it even more real!
2. Personalised programme: the weekly check ins, continuous support and personalised food and gym programme was exactly what I needed. I just needed someone to take the thinking out of it and for me to just go into autopilot mode and execute!
3. Awesome team: a couple of interactions is all it took for me to decide that RNT was the real deal and the plan for me. Helpful, knowledgeable and all round friendly team. I was sold!

 

Over the months I threw myself into the process and totally trusted my trainer – which is what you have to do to get the most out of the programme. I ensured that I was open and transparent so that any socials or diet breaks were factored in – nothing was ever a ‘no’ Sachin you can’t do this – it was always let’s make sure we get the right food and gym balance for you.

 

I’ve learnt so much over the weeks – from:
1. Appreciating that RNT goes over and beyond and that they really do care about their clients. To the point where my trainer dropped me a note on what would have been my late fathers 65th birthday and said – “make sure you relax and totally enjoy your family time today. Don’t worry about food/gym – it’s an important day for you and the family”. It was really at this point where I know RNT wasn’t just an online training business looking to churn out client after client but was a real mentoring, coaching relationship driven team.
2. The content and podcasts RNT put up is so simple and hits the spot – so much knowledge for people to absorb
3. With the right dedication and support you can achieve your goals. It was hard work but thanks to RNT, I am now in a position where I know I can make much better choices with my diet and gym plan so I can maintain a healthier me. The most important thing for me is that I feel so much better and long may this continue….

 

I’ve loved my journey and anyone who is serious about choosing an online trainer should definitely consider RNT – no magic – just simple, personalised support that is guaranteed to get you results!

Ashwini

I’m a simple woman who believes mind, body and soul are interconnected to empower others by being an example of leading a healthy lifestyle thanks to RNT. I currently assist parents in a food and catering business and I’m a Sales Associate in a running shop. Aspiring to become a business pyschologist and studying part time to be a Level 3 Personal Trainer as a side hobby. Other hobbies involve: dancing, cooking, writing poetry, exploring new places, running and trekking.

 

My major struggles before joining RNT was the feeling overwhelmed and confused with what type of exercise regime and what my macronutrients had to be to lose the weight I had piled on. Also suffering from a Runner’s knee in the last year and seeing the physiotherapy numerous times but not having my knee issue fixed was painful.

 

On May 29th 2018 I decided to take the plunge and ease my decision fatigue and join RNT as they assist in getting the results directly by working with you. The constant support from Nathan has been asking just a message away and his plan has made me much stronger than I started. My overwhelmed and stressful days were long gone as it was so simple and efficient for me to just execute the plan thoroughly.

 

It has been a long roller coaster ride with emotional and mental from my coach and physically getting the 6 pack abs I wanted in 6 months is unbelievable.

 

I definitely appreciate the teamwork has gotten us this far and having that constant mutual trust and respect has given me the confidence to deliver on time. Physically I am stronger, mentally challenged to become emotionally charged and not let stressors of daily life take over me anymore. I just cannot wait to build lean muscle and hustle for it.

Hirsh

My experience with Akash was phenomenal.  He would always answer any questions I had within 24 hours.  He was good at motivating me when I needed it and taking it easy when need be as well.  It was easy to trust him because it was clear he knew what he was talking about from his podcasts articles and other commentaries.  Most of all he is no nonsense.  He doesn’t believe in gimmicks and believes in good old fashion hard work and ruthless consistency.  The plan is truly individualised and I never felt like I was part of a cookie cutter program.  I had the pleasure of meeting Akash when he came to the US on a business trip and it almost felt like meeting a friend because of our constant and personalised communication together throughout the preceding months.  I never ever thought I’d be able to get down to the weight and physique I got down to and I have to credit the accountability Akash provided me throughout these months.  I have been recommending him to all my friends and family.

SCOTT

Akash provided a professional service with effective meal plans to follow throughout my time working with him. He always gave excellent guidance on my lifting techniques as well as lifelong knowledge of how to maintain a healthy body.

 

Whenever I had any questions, he was very responsive and would respond to emails within the hour. Akash’ positive attitude kept me motivated during my 12 week program and I would definitely recommend him to anyone looking to get in shape.

 

I lost a total of 39lbs and even did a photoshoot to mark my achievement and keep me focused throughout!

Gaj

It’s amazing to see what your body will adjust to with the right coaching and guidance. I’m by no means the best client. I can be unresponsive, injury prone and probably listen to only about 80% of what Akash says. But if you’re like me, and are sitting on the edge debating whether to sign up to RNT – what do you have to lose? Small changes week by week, add up. Consistency is key and Akash will hold you accountable to it.

 

I lost my way when I started working. Long hours and bad choices take their toll on your body. RNT helped put me on the straight and narrow, and gave me the focus needed to live a healthier and sustainable lifestyle.

 

I didn’t have a holiday planned or a deadline so my motivation was to just not disappoint him. I went at my own pace knowing I had the right team supporting me.

 

If you want to change, RNT will give you the tools. Just listen to Akash, he’s the man. Tough to please, but that’s because he cares and will get the best out of you.

 

Looking forward to the next stage in this journey.

KARAN

I started working with Akash around 8 weeks ago with the intention of becoming as lean as possible for an upcoming holiday. Seeing the shape Akash is in and knowing he definitely practiced what he preaches gave me confidence to sign up with him.

 

He created a bespoke plan for me consisting of weights and cardio training, nutrition and supplementation; the level of detail was far beyond what I expected and his instructions for training and checking in meant I knew this would be a very thorough 8 weeks of training.

 

As I started the programme, Akash was always available for any questions I had (and I had a lot!) and offered support and guidance when sending my training logs and especially when he saw my training videos, where he ensured form was at the forefront of the training. I can definitely say this has been the biggest positive improvement through his guidance.

 

Having now finished the programme, the results speak volumes, I have lost a considerable amount of weight and body fat, have improved form on my key exercises and definitely hit my goal of looking in shape for my holiday.

 

Training with Akash has been incredible though I must stress it is not easy and requires you to be fully dedicated to all aspects of the programme from the training, diet and being mentally positive. In those moments you are lacking motivation, Akash is great to speak to as he puts you back on track instantly.

 

To summarise I was a little nervous around the whole online coaching, but with Akash and the resources available from RNT Fitness I can say it was excellent and if you are serious about getting in shape, whether it is to get lean or bulk up I can’t recommend Akash and RNT Fitness enough. I look forward to continuing my training with him, and hitting new goals!

TOM

I came to Akash having seen his own transformation. Not only had he managed to grow and transform his own body as a trainer but the results of his other clients and friends of mine, who I would consider similar to myself, were incredible.

 

Akash designed a workout plan around my previous training schedule and experience. He also set out my daily macros and provided an example menu to follow, however I was able to adapt and adjust this using the RNT macro tracker. Before I even started the programme Akash ensured I understood the diet, workout and what was expected of me.

 

At the end of this programme I have seen a significant change in my physique and could not be happier. I have dropped 24lbs but have clearly increased my strength and muscle mass.

 

I attribute the results I’ve achieved with RNT and Akash to two factors: accountability and consistency. However, I believe that accountability played the biggest part as that’s what ensured I was consistent week in week out. As simple as it may sound, being consistent with both diet and exercise will produce results, however, it takes a level of knowledge to utilise these effectively. Akash and Adam clearly both have that knowledge which is why they can produce the results they do with all of their clients. There were times throughout this process where I might not have seen changes in my physique, which would normally demotivate me but Akash would always be able to point out subtle changes that can only be noticed with experience.

 

Both Akash and Adam at RNT have created a community which not only focuses on training and getting results but also on education and developing their clients understanding and knowledge. By no means would I consider myself an expert but I have greatly increased my understanding of diet and training to reach targets, which I am able to utilise in the future.

 

I cannot recommend Akash and RNT enough. Their results speak enough about their capability and experience but more so than that I have not come across any clients who have something negative to say about them. It goes without saying that a level of honesty and dedication is required to achieve results, but if you’re willing to put in the time and effort then they will get you the results you want.

Josh

I had been training in some way shape or form for 10 years always hoping to get 6 pack abs and a great body. I had tried SO many different work out styles and diets. Typically I would get into the gym, get bored of the gym as I did not see the results from the time invested, do HIIT workouts at home, get into running to lose fat. All of these felt good at the start but they never lasted and never got me the results I wanted.

 

Diet wise I have always been healthy and a few years ago I decided that a low fat, high carb diet for me was the one. It was good and easy to do but in reality, I would crash and burn every week around Thursday and would often gorge on meat and peanut butter and often overate. I also have a busy social and work life which would often get in the way of training and result in weight gain!

 

I joined RNT as I wanted the results which I saw others achieve as part of their programme and to be honest I never actually believed I would be able to get a 6 pack.

 

The main thing I have enjoyed so much about RNT is that their mantra is to keep it simple and to NOT overthink it. I wanted to lose 10kg before my 29th Birthday and achieve my goal of “dream body”.

 

They gave me the training programme, and a caloric intake to stick to and the results were nothing short of life changing.

 

I lost weight and gained muscle which got me to photo shoot ready before my 29th. Aside from the physical results though, the real results fro me have been my mind set and energy. As a result of the programme my business is doing better than ever before and I am personally full of a new found drive and confidence.

 

I am starting to have more control over my relationship with food and settling into some huge life style changes after a challenging but rewarding fat loss phase. Nathan (my coach) has helped above and beyond and is constantly there for me on the good days and the bad to help me through.

 

The support given by the coaches and the simplicity that RNT introduces is incredible. I can recommend them highly and even after my photo shoot, I have no plans to stop using their service as I cannot imagine training without them.

KEDAR

After having struggled with weight gain and building muscle for years (being a strict vegetarian) I decided to seek some professional help.

 

My brother was already using Akash and recommended him to me after his recent success. Initially I was sceptical as I felt an online coach could only take me so far.

 

Akash has sorted my diet out so that I am now eating the correct amounts of proteins, carbs and fats to fuel the muscle building/fat loss and achieve my ideal physique.

 

He is understanding, calm and very knowledgeable – but doesn’t feel compelled to throw all that knowledge at you unnecessarily.

 

So far I am thoroughly enjoying the journey – have started making some REAL progress that my friends and family are starting to notice too (which always helps!). So much so that I have signed up some of my family too.

 

Akash has been a trainer to rely on for me, and with his help, I look forward to achieving my goals in the very near future.

Jinesh

When I was first introduced to RNT I was a bit skeptical about signing up, especially having tried other online personal trainers before with little success.  I was going through the usual frustrating cycle of losing some weight and gaining it back quickly and was never really satisfied with my results.

 

One of the first things I noticed was the amount of transformations RNT produced with people who I would consider to be in similar situations to myself; busy work schedule and frequent social events. I thought if all of these guys can do it, I’m sure I can too. So I decided to bite the bullet, sign up and go all in.

 

I was given my meal plan and workout schedule which was easy to follow and could adjust with the spreadsheet. Nathan was always on hand whenever I had a question about nutrition, planning around a social event and even gave me that extra kick when he could tell I was looking for excuses to stray away from my meal plan! I quickly saw the reason he has been given the nickname him ‘The Hitman’.

 

I could tell from the start these guys knew what they were talking about and I noticed the body fat falling quickly, and in the first 3 months I lost around 12kg. I took a break for 2 months for personal reasons and even though I tried to stick to the meal plan and training on my own there were no changes in my weight or physique. I had to sign back up. Nathan knew exactly what to change and got me to be in the best shape I have ever been in.  Losing a total of 17kg and arguably gaining some muscle too, I could not be happier with the results. It proved to me having that accountability and knowledge really helps to fast track results.

 

One of the best things about RNT is the educational aspect. All of the instragram posts, podcasts and case studies help give you that extra drive to get up, get your steps in and hit the gym. It has helped to clear up so much of the confusion that surrounds the fitness industry and I know I can utilise what I have learnt going forward.

 

If you have any hesitations about online personal training and the quality I can assure you RNT is up there with the best. If you trust what they say and stick to the plan – you will get the results you are after.

 

I cannot thank RNT and Nathan enough for this first phase – now time to pack on some size!

Deepa

I was introduced to Akash though my husband who had already been working with him for some time. I decided to join the RNT community as I had been trying to shift my baby weight for such a long time. It was the best thing I did! I manage to get back to a size 10 which I never thought I would do and I feel much more confident. Akash and the RNT movement are great. They are breaking stigmas within the Indian community and helping a person like me break personal barriers which is amazing. I hope they go from strength to strength!

JOSH

Three years ago I started on a journey that I had no idea as to where it would take me. I was born with scoliosis, and I have compounded the problem throughout my life to include multiple disc tears and herniations. Just getting out of bed in the morning was a painful chore. I had little drive and high anxiety. At this point I knew that something had to be done. So I joined a gym and bought a workout book.

 

I went through the exercises thinking I knew what I was doing. I saw some strength gains, but quickly plateaued. I didn’t have a clue about nutrition, nor was I in touch with my body. I had failed, something that I was not used to. I thought I had a plan. At this point, I knew I needed some help. So I enlisted the help of Akash Vaghela.

 

Little did I know how much I was about to be pushed. How much I was about to learn about myself, my body, and my overall health. My workouts were tailored to me and I could see my posture, range of motion and strength increasing (I’ve done up to 110lbs chin ups for 8 reps!). I was able to find my happy place in the gym, leaving all the problems there on the floor. Changes in my body and attitude were occurring in a very positive way. My mindset became clear again and I was very focused. Friends and family could spot it very quickly, and I was well on my way to a new addiction. An addiction that is healthy and I maintain each week: to be better than the week before, mentally and physically. If you want to transform, you need to contact RNT.

JP

As a coach myself, I’ve always known the importance of trust during the coaching process. If the client doesn’t have complete trust in the process then you are fighting an uphill battle from day one. So when I made the decision in early 2017 to compete in a physique competition I knew I’d need to engage a new coach and there was one person who immediately came to mind and that was Akash Vaghela.

 

The reasons for this was that having worked alongside him and followed his career, I knew the body of work he had produced and was aware of his experience. I also knew the type of person he was and how he approached his own training. Akash is an all in type of human much like myself and I knew that he’d been to those dark places during his own prep so would know best how to keep me from driving myself crazy when I got to that stage.

 

Having a coach for me is also about objectivity, so whoever I brought in had to be someone I could rely on to shoot straight from the hip. I knew that if I was behind schedule Akash would tell me and if he made a complimentary remark I’d 100% know that I was on point.

 

Akash would also occasionally bring Adam into the process to consult on all things nutrition and supplementation so it felt like I had a support team and not just a coach. He even introduced me to a phenomenal posing coach to ensure I was able to display my physique in the best possible light when I was on stage.

 

In the final weeks and hours of both show preps, Akash was pretty much in contact 24/7. Continuously on hand to make adjustments and always providing reassurance during the peaking process. He also made a point to be there to support me at the show which was very much appreciated.

Ketan

My name is Ketan. I am married, and we have one son of 9 and a nice little puppy! A finance graduate, I work in Private Equity (a finance job), and also now run my own fitness studio business. I have always looked at fitness as an ability to do better, be successful, be more popular, etc. However, I’ve struggled to lose weight and feel confident with my looks, and general self worth. But, somehow I never really understood what it takes to achieve this goal physique. As a result, I was always a skinny fat boy.

 

But since 2009, I have made conscious efforts to control my eating, train as regularly as possible, and do some cardio. As a result, from an 89-90 kg fat boy, I became a leaner 75-78 kg guy, who was always somehow considered thinner than the rest of my friends. The only thing that always nagged me forever was my very South-Indian stomach which never ever really melted away despite drastic loss of body fat and weight in the rest of my body. I and everyone around meblamed it on genetics, and thought this needed some special escape velocity to get ahead of.

 

I grew up watching a lot of action movies: Rocky, Rambo, Commando, amongst others – my favorite stars being Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Van Damme, and the likes. He-Man and other GI Joe characters also molded my mind into making me more desirous of a goal well built physique. I had spectacles, always felt I was a weakling, and had a paunch. As a result, I was under-confident about all abilities – including work and fame.

 

I literally tried over 30 (no kidding!) diets and workout programs (online and offline) with minimal results, and even if I did get results, they were far too extreme and not sustainable. I had plenty of different types of training – gyms, crossfit, karate, Krav Maga, sports agility training, bodyweight training, yoga, MMA, etc. with as many different coaches. I eventually got to being “fitter” than most of my colleagues and friends but never that enviable body. So I looked good with clothes on, but a mess with a paunch without them = no beach body!

 

I started a new gym business in 2016 given my passion and desire for fitness, and each year, I got a little fitter. My partner got me looking very good last December, but not without a grueling regimen. I funnily bounced back and became “chubby” again. All my hard work seemed to have gone. I still could not get my stomach to completely go away, reveal my abs, and then keep it that way whilst on a regular maintenance diet.

 

In the meanwhile, I planned to launch my business online, so I had to experiment with myself. I also tried various online cookie cutter programs from Instagram coaches – good, but with the same yoyo effects. I wanted to make a change, and needed someone to coach me through a simple program.

 

That’s when I found RNT Fitness on Instagram – these guys were different. They were more expensive than others, but because nothing about them was standardized or template-based. They were extremely precise about my lifestyle, tailoring the program to my fitness levels, my goals and my timeframe. And their “claimed” transformations looked unreal, but consistent. I decided to jump in, and try them out and chose an ambitious goal (getting ripped in 50 days, to begin with) – so I signed up for their remote online coaching program.

 

I’ve worked with RNT for the past 17 weeks. We have worked on the most simple processes – getting a minimum in, doing NEAT, eating simple and nutritious food, minimal cheat meals (unless life throws a curveball or its an occasion), etc. They was meticulous, detailed and always reassuring. Perfect guys to mould anyone’s physique from afar. However, it was the simple detailed check-ins that make all the difference – you have to do it, the coach will not / should not chase you down.

 

It surely takes effort to lose weight, but as long as it in the list of high priorities, it can be done. Breaking down the day, into simple tasks – fasted cardio, meals, training, rest, and right supplementation go a long way in getting you there. Remembering to keep everything non-negotiable, even if the world (especially here in India) thinks you are insane, is the most important key that helped me get my results.

 

I am now doing a reverse diet to bring my body carefully into maintenance mode. Thereafter I will look to build some muscle mass over a lengthy period of time. I have serious admiration for Akash for building RNT Fitness; Akash not only helped me understand what online coaching is all about from a client’s perspective, but gotten me downright peeled and shredded, and also given me the tools to live a healthier lifestyle myself.

EDU

A few months of traveling while building my online business involved poor food choices and losing structure with my training and diet, on top of that a few injuries along the way – partly from that lack of structure – were keeping me from enjoying my training and get the best out of it. My body wasn´t happy with it, neither was I.

 

After a couple months of getting back into a proper training structure I realised if I wanted to maximize my efforts, I needed to plan my nutrition accordingly. I knew that I needed a clear goal (with a deadline) and someone to help me achieve it, and couldn´t think of anyone better than Akash for this.

 

There are a few reasons why I chose Akash, such as his proven record of results with people looking for a similar outcome than what I had in mind. The fact that he has done it himself. And on top of this what I really liked about his coaching is that he makes it simple by focusing on what is practical for you, your lifestyle, your habits and your tastebuds. It doesn´t matter how good a plan is if you can´t follow it, you need a plan that will work for YOU. Akash knows how to plan and adjust so you can follow the plan. He actually made it easy for me to follow!

 

Did we achieve our goal? Well.. the goal was to lose fat while looking “full” for a shoot and the deadline was 8 weeks. By the end of it the results were even better than I could´ve asked for, not only we kept my muscle mass intact but I even looked bigger than before, and was considerably leaner!

NINA

To be honest I was quite apprehensive about an online personal training programme and how the accountability would all be on me. Saying that, I’d tried ‘real life’ personal trainers before and was only committing to those few hours each week.

I’d seen the results RNT were getting and personally knew one couple who had been incredibly successful. This gave me the push to sign up in the new year and I accepted that this was a true lifestyle change not just an hour or two of exercise each week. It was difficult to really predict what this meant until I got stuck in.

Throughout my journey Kunal was very supportive. He was always available to answer my questions and review my technique videos, whichever time zone he was in. He was able to help me build my programme and diet around my work, family and social commitments. His support with menu choices when I was planning to eat out and guidance on what to adjust with my meal plan, meant I was able to consistently see the results. The art of buffering really is key!

I am ecstatic with my results. Around 10kg down in weight, stronger and more toned than ever before (including pre-kids)! I feel great and couldn’t recommend RNT highly enough!

Thank you Kunal, Akash and all at RNT!

Chris

It’s criminal how much time an effort I’ve wasted over the years training and never really getting anywhere with it. Since working with RNT, I’ve learnt that there’s nothing mystical or up to chance about changing your body composition. It’s very simple, and it can be measured and modified to achieve the results you’re after like anything else. It’s scientific, and data driven, which was key for me.

 

My coach Nathan was always very responsive in answering questions and offering guidance, with a good amount of pressure. The weekly check ins made sure I kept things on track too, as well as the odd newsletter and podcast they throw at you along the way!

 

I’d recommend RNT to any of my friends and family, and in fact, I came across RNT after I was taken by shock after seeing the pictures of a friend of mine, Rashid, who got into unbelievable shape with them. When I saw his pictures, I signed up the same day!

 

I’m in the shape of my life now, and would just like to say a huge thanks to Nathan and RNT. If you can get us as big as you’ve got us lean, I’m going to be one hench dude!

Harry

I have achieved more in my 6 months with Ben than i have in the prior 6 years. I lost 12kg, look much more muscular and can see my abs for the first time at 39 years old. This is while holding down a 50+ hour a week job and not sacrificing time with my wife and three children. Ben & RNT get results!

Biraj

After 2 big injuries in as many years, coupled with the increased pressure of work and family life, my general level of activity had decreased and I found myself slowly but surely adding on weight with reduced energy overall. It was at this point that I decided to get back into shape before it was too late and before I hit the big 4-0 in two years time. I found Akash on Facebook, made the contact and decided to join the RNT journey.

 

Its been a fantastic 6 months and with his training and nutrition guidance, plus the real life experiences that Akash has in this field, he has helped me to get into the best shape of my life.

 

I never in a million years though I could look like this, but it just goes to show that with the commitment, will and determination, coupled with the right trainer who knows what they are talking about and supports you all the way, anything is possible!

 

I can’t thank Akash enough and I look forward to the next phase of my RNT training.

Tim

I’ve never had good control over my weight. It had been a goal to get in-shape with visible abs for years, but instead each year I managed to lose 10 pounds and then re-gain 15. Slowly I was getting heavier and heavier and worse and worse shape became the new norm. I remember one Christmas seeing 193lb (87.5kg) in the scale and promising myself next year would be different. Instead, the following year after months of ups and downs I was my heaviest at 198lb (89.8kg)!

 

Some major life changes acted as a wake-up call. I was 32, fat, broke, single and back in my parent’s spare room. I knew the way I was living my life needed to change. From my health, my career, the way I was managing my finances, the promises I was breaking with myself, and especially my relationship with food, booze and training. It all needed to be re-evaluated and re-managed. It was time to build myself up into a better man.

 

After two years of self-development, I managed to re-stabilise my weight at a much healthier 165lbs. I got into a much better life-position, moved to Toronto and bought a condo that I loved.

 

However, disaster struck and when on my 34th birthday in July, there was a fire in my condo and I lost everything. So much that I had worked so hard for was destroyed. I felt like I was back at square one. The first thing that happened was the booze started to creep back in and with it the weight. I knew I needed a change. I tried to double-down on my fitness and after two failed 6-week challenges where I just ended up in worse shape, I knew I needed help – but who?

 

As 22 years vegetarian I had been told previously that I would need to eat meat to be able to really tighten up my physique. I was scrolling through #VegetarianTransformations on Instagram to see if any other vegetarians had managed to get the kind of results I was after. I found not one, not two but fourvegetarian transformations with RNT. Not just that, but an amazing library of content, thought-leadership and a multi-cultural, international client-base of busy professionals like me that I could identify with. That night I couldn’t sleep. I knew this was the team that could help me, but with all my new financial worries could I justify it?

 

I decided I couldn’t. I attempted to reverse-engineer my own transformation using all the amazing free-info RNT provided. Two things eventually changed my mind: 1. I saw in Akash’s case-study that even Akash needed a coach and hired one for his own prep and training. If an experienced body-builder and coach needs a coach then what the hell am I doing without one? 2. I totally failed trying to do it solo.

 

It was mid-September and I finally hired Akash and we set the goal to get in photo-shoot shape for mid-December. 12 weeks.

 

We went for it! At first I couldn’t believe how easy it was. I was doing less training and eating more than ever! Slowly the intensity dialled up. But throughout the process what has amazed me the most is despite training for years and years, I’ve been doing it completely wrong my whole life.

 

Over the months, despite the falling macros and numbers on the scale my strength blossomed. When I weighed the same as I did as a teenager my bench-press had increased to a respectable 45kg dumbell in each hand for reps!

 

Not just that but slowly my system began to emerge. A transformation needs a system. It takes time and coaching, but once you’ve found yours nothing will ever be the same. The things I had learnt from the podcasts of the other members of the RNT family, especially those who have gone through a transformation like Akash D, Krishan, Tom Hollis and the key practical advice from the other RNT trainers really helped shape my system, create healthy rituals and cement all of this my new practice.

 

After 12 weeks my final weight was 142lbs (64kg) and I did a fitness shoot which something I neverthought I could do. It was an amazing experience!

 

In total we lost 25lb in weight and 18cm off my waist. My strength went up across all key lifts.

 

With RNT and Akash’s help this changed the narrative of the year. It brought me so much closer to my girlfriend and made my family and friends being really proud of the changes I’ve made. For me it’s the end of yo-yo diets and it feels like a demon has been slain. Together we created an easy sustainable system which can now carry me forward.

 

I can now looking forward to a life with a healthy physique forever.

Bharath

Coming into RNT, I had several years of training under my belt. I read a lot and was decently strong for my bodyweight. I thought my diet was perfect and I knew everything.. except I wasn’t getting the body composition results I wanted. I was able to cut down about 12lbs on my own but I was stuck. I thought this was the best I could get. Then I took a flier and decided to sign up with RNT for 1 month. Ben’s coaching was fantastic. My preconceived notions on eating were put to rest and I was really put on the right track instead of continuing to spin my wheels. In that month, we made some aggressive cuts and the body composition goals I thought were impossible for me .. suddenly were possible and actually happened! From how much fat I was carrying, not realising that foods don’t just fit into “healthy”: eat as much as you want and “unhealthy”: don’t eat that, to fasting strategies to manage appetite, to really understanding how light I actually had to get to lean out.. these guys were the best at coaching me through everything. I actually ended up signing up for a second month, not to cut further but because my goals had changed from fat loss to long term mass gain and I knew that Ben would put me on the right path moving forward! Wish I had found out about RNT years ago!

Paran

My name is Paran, I am 28 years old from London and I work in Finance in the city. The industry I am in means long working hours and a culture of drinking on a weekly basis which had me leading an unhealthy lifestyle that was going downhill fast.

 

I always enjoyed fitness and attempting to be healthy, and would play a lot of sports – primarily 5-a-side and 7-a-side football once or twice a week and even completing the workout routine “Insanity” which helped me drop my weight to 72kg. However, on the other hand, my nutrition was atrocious. Not knowing how to cook would mean that I’d be getting takeaways 4+ times a week and coupled with my major sweet tooth and a binging mentality, when it came to food I would never know when to stop and would eat, not until satisfied but until I could barely breathe. Having low confidence and self-esteem, suffering from (social) anxiety and also being a serial over-thinker, I’d always reach for things that would “make me feel better”, such as video games and alcohol. However most often, I found comfort in overeating.

 

It got really bad when on three separate occasions I seriously damaged my ligaments in both ankles. This led me to being on crutches for a period of time where my activity fell but my eating habits stayed the same. I steadily kept putting on weight and before I knew it, I weighed 91.8kg. I realised I couldn’t keep playing football with the constant injuries to my ankle so started going to the gym instead and progress was made but at a very slow rate. I managed to drop about 7kg over the course of 11 months but felt like I wasn’t making enough progress.

 

Then I heard about RNT Fitness. My brother had been a part of RNT for a number of months and had lost a serious amount of weight. The results were great and after a lot of toing and froing, I finally decided I needed to be a part of it myself. My girlfriend, Suraj Sandhu and I both joined at the same time as we felt going through this journey together would make it easier and would add that extra layer of accountability. It definitely did and we’re so glad that we did it!

 

What a great company Akash and Co. at RNT have built! Everything about it makes it a much better environment to achieve your goals. Right from the beginning with the application, I felt that there was a personal touch to the whole process. A coach (Elliot Hasoon) was selected that fit my profile and a tailored weight training and nutritional plan was made for me, taking into account all aspects of my lifestyle including injuries and working life. The phasic nature of the process really impressed me and helped me learn and understand my body more than ever. The process has taught me many skills such as the importance of consistency, accountability, time management, focus (on what is really important and what matters to me) and has even helped me learn how to cook and understand what is healthy and what isn’t. The knowledge I’ve gained on nutrition has especially benefited me. The family-like community on Facebook is amazing and ensures that you always have the support from people going through the same thing as you who really understand. The extensive content available for reading and listening can always keep you busy and especially helped through all of the long walks I went on. Even the library of videos were a massive help whenever I needed it and are seriously beneficial for beginners who are just starting out in the gym. Most importantly, the relationship you build with your coach is great. Although you may not meet them, the ability to contact them at least once a week or whenever you have a problem or issue was a major factor in my journey.

 

There have been so many ups and downs over the past 5 or so months that have been setbacks such as me not having a kitchen to cook and prep my meals (Suraj was a major help here), a two week all-inclusive holiday where I put on over 5kg, a minor procedure that meant I could not weight train for a month, all the comments you get from family and friends and the lapses in my will power where I went off plan when I was struggling with the diet. Still I pushed through because as soon as I started seeing the results, I was hooked, and I knew progress was being made.

 

At the end of the fat loss phase, I had lost over 21kg in 21 weeks, leaving me in the best shape I have ever been in my life. I’ll be honest, it is not easy by any means but definitely worth it! If it were easy, everyone would be doing it! I’ve come out with increased confidence in myself and as a changed man. I really feel like a new person and am in a better position both mentally and physically.

 

These coaches are professionals in their industry and know their stuff, so it made sense to employ their services for what they dedicate their lives to. It’s taken a lot of the thinking away for me but has enabled me to learn and grow over this period. It has been an absolute pleasure so far and I am looking forward to progressing through the next phases of building muscle to achieve the physique I’ve always wanted.

 

A massive thank you to Elliot Hasoon, Suraj Sandhu and everyone at RNT, whom without I would never have been able to achieve what I have!

Suraj

What a journey it’s been so far! I have always had an interest in fitness and knew that I wanted to look and feel strong so I made the classic mistake of only training what I knew- legs! My lower body used to be fairly strong but my upper body strength in comparison was pretty disproportionate, I was able at one point to deadlift almost double my body weight but if you had asked me to shoulder press then I would probably only have been able to shift about 5% of what I was lifting with my legs!

 

I got into fitness initially due to the fact that it helped me to cope with stress and gave me a focus. I jumped straight into work from university and together with some personal issues my ‘stress cup’ definitely overflowed and one day at work, my heart started beating ridiculously quickly which was unnerving in itself as I was pretty young but I honestly thought I was having a heart attack as I had never suffered from this symptom before. To cut a long story short, they had to call an ambulance at work and it turned out that I had suffered from a panic attack. The doctor at the hospital had said to me that as I had now suffered from one, it was likely I would suffer again and he was right. For a period of about six months to a year after I suffered from it non-stop- on tubes on my way in to work, at work, at college when I was studying for my accountancy exams and in the middle of the night when I would wake up to my heart pounding. It got to a point where I had had enough and wanted to take matters into my own hands.

 

I stopped my home workouts and decided to start going to the gym to test out something new. Prior to this, I had been active but this was mostly through sports such as badminton and through dancing. I started off lifting just the 20kg bar and as the weeks went by I kept increasing the weights and noticed my panic attacks lessen to the point where touch wood I’ve pretty much been clear of them for over five years now.

 

I kept my exercise up but as I moved on to a more stressful job and would get home later in the day, the amount I did was progressively reducing. I was also leading a pretty unhealthy lifestyle but hadn’t realised it as everyone would say I was ‘slim’ anyway so I felt like I could eat what I wanted. It got to a point where I began to regularly go out for lunch at work and stress-eat in the evenings while I was working late. In the couple of weeks leading up to RNT I was pretty much having chocolate more than twice a day and knew I had an issue as I used to sit at my desk at work with my blazer over my stomach conscious of the fact that I now had fat on it for the first time.

 

My other half, Paran Virdee who is also on the RNT journey had spoken to me a few times about RNT having seen the great results his brother got from joining the RNT Family. We decided to join together albeit with slightly different reasons and it was the best thing we could have done. Despite us reaching some unexpected obstacles- me getting a new job in the month of starting RNT and his house being under construction a few weeks into our fat loss stage (no kitchen and no washing machine is pretty tough going when meal prep and constant gym trips are fundamental!!) we have managed to work around the obstacles together and it really helps that someone else understands exactly what you’re going through and how difficult it is- particularly when you receive negative comments from family members/friends. He really has been my biggest supporter throughout this process and has kept me sane on my occasional cranky days- I don’t think I would have been able to do it without him by my side. I also never knew that I would have the physical or mental capacity to wake up at 4am to go to the gym which both Paran and I do (yes even on weekends!) just so we can have a workout which doesn’t involve battling other gym-goers for equipment! We now have extra hours in the day and both feel like we’re making the most of our days now, whereas before we would sleep in and half our weekend would be over before we knew it!

 

We were also both very lucky to be given Elliot as our coach- he’s been so helpful and has not only kept us in check but has helped our self-confidence to improve and is also very understanding of the situations we have been put in, always helping us to work around these. It’s been great to know that we can message or e-mail Elliot throughout the week knowing we will get a very thorough response, we may not physically meet up with him every week but knowing he is on the other end of the phone/email has been beyond helpful. In addition to this, it’s so great to be part of the RNT Family Facebook group. Reading what others have said and also seeing their results truly not only helps from a motivational perspective, but seeing how friendly and willing to help everyone is has given me the encouragement to reach out personally to some people with questions I have.

 

I was always under the impression that I could ‘burn off’ whatever I’d eaten but Elliot has shown me the importance of a combination of good nutrition and exercise plan and I am now 10kg lighter than I was in February and can see the (very faint) outlines of a four pack coming through! Having recently finished the fat loss stage, I can also (finally) do a pull up (I was so excited I called Paran to come to my gym to physically witness me doing it) and press ups which I wasn’t able to do before joining RNT! I am now in the consolidation phase and am loving it! Yes my body is pretty much broken but I love the feeling of finding muscles I never knew existed!

 

I have probably written enough to call this a thesis but that’s because I have so much to say! All in all, RNT has really changed both of our lives and we can’t wait to see our progress as we continue our journey!

Kirten

It was a few months before I was getting married and I wanted to get into good shape. I was going to the gym 3-4 times a week but I was not progressing as I would have liked. I would also be relatively controlled with my eating on Monday to Thursday, but I would not care what I would eat and drink from Friday to Sunday.

 

That’s when I came across RNT and saw some of the transformations and thought, yeah let’s give this a try and see how it goes.

 

There have definitely been ups and downs on this journey so far!

 

Starting RNT has really helped me have a feel-good factor. I work out in the mornings and this really helps me as I have a positive mindset throughout the day. The workouts Indi put together do not take as much time as compared to when I would previously spend 2 hours in the gym, which is great as I work in the city and work long hours at times.

 

The workouts also was a good challenge for me mentally. I remember Indi asking me to increase my steps and cardio for the last push of getting as lean as I possibly could before building muscle tissue. If anything, I just wanted to embrace it all and see how far I could really go.

 

The downs probably being where I was in the process of getting lean so that I could start adding muscle tissue. I thought that this would not take that long and that I could soon start eating lots of calories. I remember being annoyed at one point as all I could think about is eating more calories. I messaged Indi around the time and I remember him saying to keep at it and I will get there. Then it hit me that this is a process and it takes time and patience.

 

Also, I wouldn’t say it is a downer, however, I reached at one point 60.2kg and I received some comments along the way such as looking too skinny and not to lose any more weight. I took such comments with a pinch of salt as I knew that this is a process.

 

There were also times where I have had some slip-ups. I had my stag around 2 months before my wedding; which was big boozer and full of take outs. The great thing working with Indi is that I didn’t feel too guilty if there was a slip-up. It was a case of it has happened now, move forward and crack on.

 

With Indi’s advice, I managed to get in good shape for my wedding which was an amazing feeling. My wife is also doing RNT and she got into great shape too for the wedding. We both would prep meals together and go to the gym together and we spurred each other on.

 

I can’t wait to see where the next few months take’s me. Bring it on!!

Nandish

Growing up, I was always the skinny one. As an adult, I maintained that skinny look but with a pot belly and chubby cheeks.

 

I can’t say I cared much for either of those two body-types and so in October of 2018 I decided to take the first step (joining RNT) towards the Adonis I will eventually become. This may sound like an incredibly bold and perhaps even arrogant statement but my 8 months so far as an RNT client have instilled me with an unshakeable confidence I feel I will take forward into the rest of my life.

 

I was initially under the watchful eye of coach Ben who I can’t thank enough for providing the education, enforcing the discipline and demanding the ruthless consistency it takes to achieve serious results in a short space of time. I’m very close to a single digit body fat percentage in these pictures which has left me in a great position to continue my journey now with coach Nathan where I’m consolidating and moving on to that bigger physique. Watch this space…

Jaaf

I first got into fitness a couple of years ago, and spent a lot of time trying various diets and workout combinations. I worked with other renowned trainers but was not able to get to the sculpted look that I wanted, and that was so important for me in my profession as an actor.. About 6 months ago, I got in touch with Akash. The workouts given to me along with the diet was the perfect combination. But the real value in what Akash and RNT provide is in the continuous tweaking, following up and personalised touch. That’s what allowed me to achieve my goal!

Saagar

Growing up, I was the classic “skinny fat” Gujarati boy.  I had been a regular gym goer for 3 years but I didn’t have too much to show for it. I went from program to program, confused as to whether I should try to gain muscle or lose fat.

 

I got in touch with Akash for the primary reason that he had achieved amazing results with guys like me: vegetarians working long and unpredictable hours. I felt like I knew what I was doing in the gym, so online coaching was perfect for me. It was guidance on nutrition, and overall accountability that I desperately needed. Doubling up on this accountability, my flatmate Kai and I both decided to sign up, thus commencing the #RaceToAbs.

 

I really bought into the science behind the RNT method. Kai and I are naturally inquisitive, so we asked our fair share of questions, sparking some interesting debates!

 

As the days went by, it dawned on me that consistency was the reason I was now seeing results. Consistency with the various “levers” i.e. calories, steps, cardio, training. Akash to guided me as to when we needed to grind harder and the accountability he gave me ensured I kept ticking these boxes and making progress, even when the low points came. And there were some low points, when carbs were low and training/cardio minutes were high. Life constantly felt like a long uphill battle…or rather, a long incline treadmill walk..! Even when I fell off the wagon on a work trip to New York, and made significant backwards progress, he encouraged me to use my disappointment as motivation to push as hard as I possibly could until the end.

 

I am really pleased with my progress, and that I finally managed to get a few abs out. Akash proved to me that genetics and dietary restrictions were just excuses. I also learnt that even if I get off track on a particular day, progress is just healthy meal/good workout away.

 

Now it is time to get strong and pack on some size, before I call on Akash again for transformation number 2!

Kai

Trying to balance a job in a bank, a social life and revising for the CFA meant that gym and a healthy lifestyle had really taken a back seat over the last few years. I was convincing myself that I looked good because I ‘filled out’ a shirt, but failed to account for the fact that I was carrying a lot more fat than muscle!

 

I didn’t really know online coaching was a thing, but a couple of my friends had seen really good results working with Akash- I thought I may as well give it a go. At first I thought signing up would have just meant a gym and diet plan, and whilst this was an important aspect, there was a lot more to it. The constant adjustments Akash was making week on week ensured that I was consistently progressing, and the accountability from having a coach meant I was motivated throughout the whole process, especially during the grind!

 

Akash was also coaching my flatmate Saagar, and in comparing our ‘plans’ I found they were completely different, which showed his attention to detail based on our individual circumstances- the real value comes from this personal touch.

 

I had tried to get healthy numerous times in the past and never seen any real results. I have now seen first hand the difference between trying to do it yourself versus doing it with guidance; I cannot reiterate the importance of having a good coach to help you through the process. For the first time in my life I can finally see some abs, which I never thought would have been possible!

 

I can’t thank Akash enough, and would definitely recommend RNT to anyone who wants to see results. Next step- get his advice on how to pack on some mass!

Kishan

When living with Akash at university, I observed his daily routine and tried copying a few things here and there. I was always half heartedly going to the gym/eating healthy but never saw much progression and it was 1 step forward and 2 steps back.

 

Towards the end of last year, I then decided to go all in and call Akash so he could push me into getting leaner by mid 2018. It was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. Initially it was tough consuming the amount of food he was giving me, and then a few months later I was always telling him I wanted more and more because I was starving! As you can imagine there were many ups and downs, a few holidays in between set me back a little too but the two main things I learnt was consistency is key and portion control is huge! I never realised how much I was under/over eating everyday until I started weighing my food.

 

The level of service at RNT is up there with the best. They provide so much more than just a workout and diet plan. Akash kept me in check when motivation levels (and hunger levels!) were low and pushed me to my limit. I’m 15kg lighter and have lost over 10% body fat and couldn’t be happier with the results. Akash’s commitment and dedication to every single client is unreal.

 

Thank you again, it’s been a hell of a journey. I’ve been on a high today after the shoot because it felt really good so I’m glad I actually did it and that we finally got there in the end. I’ll definitely be back for a bulk!

 

If you want serious results, I couldn’t recommend RNT any more! Make the step like I did and you won’t regret it.

Jaineel

I firmly believe that if you want to be successful at something, you need to emulate the success of others who have already achieved what you’re setting out to do. You need a guide, a mentor, someone who can answer every little niggling doubt you might have, someone who can draw on their own experience to help you with yours, someone who is supporting you every step of the way. Because no journey like this one will ever be easy!

 

Or you can try do it all yourself, learn everything from scratch, and spend a lifetime in trial and error. Which is exactly what I did for years! I never wanted to pay for a coach or personal trainer. Sure, it was stinginess at first, but even when I could afford it, I just always thought – well, what are they going to tell me that I don’t know already or can’t find out from Google? BIG MISTAKE. The result of which lost me almost a decade in yo-yo’ing back and forth with my body weight.

 

Enter RNT. I’d been following them for some time and had read a few case studies. Then finally spoke with my friend Akash Desai aka business warrior who put me in touch with AV. I had 3 months before a big holiday and thought – it’s time to give this a try! Never looked back.

 

The first big step for me was accountability. For the first time, I had to actually check in with someone on my progress – once a week was a minimum. Automatically this reduced my cheating, because I knew at the time of update, I’d have to write about it and I didn’t want the guilt at that point. When you’re being accountable just to yourself, you’ll try and justify things a bit too much – “that extra pizza slice won’t make too much difference”, and you’ll get on with it. But when you know you actually have to record that sort of thing somewhere and send it to someone, discipline certainly kicks in.

 

Next huge step was structure. Which I was severely lacking in, both with diet and exercise. The former was: try eat healthy during the week, then binge on weekends. And with the latter, it’d be a case of – turn up at the gym, see if there are any good classes on or just do whatever I felt like – either a few minutes of running followed by weights. No planning whatsoever. Which maintained my body weight at a constant level the whole time – and whatever gains I made during the week were just reversed out on the weekend.

 

Kunal put forward a set meal plan for me and a proper training programme, which included 4 weight-training days with a mixture of upper and lower body, and 2 cardio days. The exercise, I got straight into, with ease – it felt so good to be increasing my weight load every week. For the first time ever, I was seeing progress at the gym. But I wasn’t applying that same discipline in my diet after a few weeks. That motivation dip sunk in, and again the mind-games began – “I’m training hard enough, it’s fine to enjoy myself with food and drink”. This led to laziness with check ins – because you always want to report progress but its funny how hesitant we become if we’re regressing, even though that’s when its most important! Kunal had to chase me down a few times when I’d stopped updating him, and would always reply back promptly with answers to my (often stupid) questions.

 

Post my holiday, it was at the RNT winter meet up that I spoke to Kunal and Akash in person for the first time, and decided shortly after that I was going to go for it. I set myself a deadline and told Kunal what I was working to, but with Christmas around the corner, and knowing I wouldn’t be able to train as regularly during that time, I expressed some doubts. He was very practical about it, and gave me a weight target to achieve by the first week of January. He said if I could get to that stage, we could work with the deadline date I had set for my photoshoot which was the weekend of my birthday in February – and if not, we will have to delay it. Not wanting to mess this up, I ensured I didn’t stray over Christmas (even getting my cardio done on Christmas and Boxing Day!!). The good habits had FINALLY begun to sink in properly – and at the same time, I’d finally found strength in my “why”.

 

After the first week of January, when I sent my photos in, that moment of getting the agreement nod saying “Let’s go for it” – in that moment, it felt like I’d already achieved my target. There was no holding back now. Kunal was in regular contact; check ins became twice a week, then thrice a week, and then almost daily. I pestered him with all my questions, and he patiently responded to every single one. Looking back at the kind of crap I asked him (quite possible when you’ve had the equivalent carbs of a celery stick for days on end!), even I would have told me to go do one. But his guidance and advice from his own personal experience were crucial in those final stages – because there really were multiple occasions that I just wanted to give up but hearing something as simple as “you’ll get through this, just like we all did” made a world of difference at that time. That, along with my “why”! And I did get through it, much to the disbelief of all my friends and family.

 

To everyone at RNT – you’ve set me off on a journey that I know will bear fruit for the rest of my life. All the advice from coaches, group members, podcasts, articles, etc. – this all makes up one brilliant ecosystem; one that I’ve loved being a part of. Thank you so much for everything.