At RWF, we try and live in the real world. For many people, training and fat loss/muscle gain is important to them. However, it’s not important to the point that they will completely abstain from drinking going out and socialising – and rightly or wrongly, socialising often involves alcohol. Alcohol and training are a bad…

A huge part of PTing is teaching. A huge proportion of PTs think that beasting a client is what they are there for. AT RWF, we don’t do “beastings”. Any idiot can stand over someone and shout “1 more rep” until their client collapses. Not many can explain, demonstrate and teach someone how to train…

We’ve never had easier, cheaper access to information than ever before. If you wanted to, you could learn a new language in a matter of months. Free. From your sofa. In your pants. You could decide to start an online business. In a matter of hours, you could have a website, some products and a…

We have several vegan and vegetarian lifters at RWF, both as gym members and clients. This is a really useful article that simply deals with the practicalities and reality of being a vegan lifter: Plant Gains? Advice to the Vegetarian and Vegan Athlete. Seasoned vegans will maybe know most of it; newer converts may find…

In a world where we’re all encouraged to be the best version of you, love ourselves, tell ourselves we can be anything we want and that we’re always good enough regardless of whether it’s true, it’s difficult to recognise the truth. Sometimes we’re not where we need or want to be. This fake-positivity has come,…

A lot of the PT profession spends more time trying to impress you with their knowledge, than getting you results. I’m not anti-science, not by a LONG shot. But you have to realise that most people do not care about their valgus knees, their inactive medial glute and their kyphotic tendencies. As a PT, yes,…

Suggest to people that keeping an eye on their bank balance might be a good idea, and no-one bats an eyelid. You know; just make sure enough is coming in to match everything going out. Check your balance once a week or so. We all know if we don’t pay attention, we spend more than…

It seems to be human nature to focus on the little things that make no difference, while ignoring the vast areas of life that we can make positive changes to. We stress about being too busy at work, when in reality we could just work a bit smarter or turn up half an hour earlier….

Ok – you’ve started a new fitness kick. It’s going great. But now your PT has told you to “up your protein intake”… The “why” isn’t what we’re going to get into here (let’s just say recovery, muscle growth/retention and feeling satisfied after a meal are the basic reasons), it’s the HOW and the WHAT….

Back to Basics Every now and then, no matter whether you’ve been training decades or months, a good old fashioned turn-it-off-turn-it-on-again is needed. It’s human nature to convince ourselves we’re better than we are, or more advanced than we are, and there aren’t many arenas more susceptible to that than the gym. The hard truth…

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