Akash Vaghela is the Director of RNT Fitness. He specialises in transforming the bodies of City executives, CEOs, actors, physique athletes and regular people who want to be in the best shape of their lives. Akash has written for T-Nation, Elite FTS, Flex UK, Men’s Fitness, Men’s Health, MensXP, the Square Mile, Muscle Monsters, the PTDC, Advanced Coaching Academy, and Ultimate Performance. He blends scientific knowledge, evidenced by his 1st class Sport Science degree from the University of Birmingham, with the practical experience of successfully competing in both powerlifting and bodybuilding, to generate maximum results in minimum time for his clients.
My own journey in health and fitness began as a skinny fat 17 year old weighing 58kg, who first stepped into the gym with his friends in the hope of filling out his t-shirt and building more confidence. This challenge sparked something inside that led me to abandon my initial pursuit of a career in law, and focus entirely on becoming the best possible personal trainer.
Over the years, I became obsessed with learning how to build muscle (gaining 30 kilos in the process!), gain strength and lose body fat.
I attended countless seminars, hired coaches and mentors, read 100s of books and spent hours and hours in the gym with clients and myself in search of what works and what doesn’t.
This learning process was solidified with four years spent working as a senior personal trainer, mentor and writer for Ultimate Performance. During this time I also delivered body composition seminars to other personal trainers in London, Manchester and Hong Kong, as well as placing top two (out of 125) in the company in both 2015 and 2016 for the most transformations.
I’ve always been of the belief that if you want to take your clients to the extreme, you need to know what the extreme is yourself.
Which is why I love competing in bodybuilding, where you’re pushing your body to the extremes of body composition. Whether it be fat loss or muscle growth.
I used to be like many of you, paralysed by the information overload that’s constant in the fitness industry. For years I made zero progress. If you ask any of my closest friends, they’ll tell you all the fads I’ve tried and all the hours of overthinking I’ve subjected myself to over the years.
This is one of the reasons we’ve created RNT. Our aim with RNT is to provide a one-stop place where you can learn how to maximise your results in the minimum amount of time, whilst educating you to enable long-term progression.
No more overthinking, no more confusion. We want you to learn from our mistakes and experiences. No fluff or fads. Only valuable advice that works in the real world, with normal, non-genetically gifted people, just like you and I.