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My name is Akash Vaghela, founder of RNT Fitness, and my big vision is to see a world transformed.

I’ve spent 10+ years changing people’s lives through the power of fitness, and on this podcast I’m going to give you tools to do the same. I’ll be having conversations with experts in mindset, fitness, health and performance, whilst also bringing on real-life stories of transformation from RNT members from all around the world. If your goal is to totally transform your mind and body to be a world-class high performer in all aspects of your life, you’re in the right place - get ready for the journey ahead!

You can listen anywhere you get your podcasts, and please rate and review if you enjoy it. For more information, go to: www.rntfitness.com.

RNT Fitness Radio Akash Vaghela & Team RNT

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 101 Ratings

My name is Akash Vaghela, founder of RNT Fitness, and my big vision is to see a world transformed.

I’ve spent 10+ years changing people’s lives through the power of fitness, and on this podcast I’m going to give you tools to do the same. I’ll be having conversations with experts in mindset, fitness, health and performance, whilst also bringing on real-life stories of transformation from RNT members from all around the world. If your goal is to totally transform your mind and body to be a world-class high performer in all aspects of your life, you’re in the right place - get ready for the journey ahead!

You can listen anywhere you get your podcasts, and please rate and review if you enjoy it. For more information, go to: www.rntfitness.com.

    Ep 279 - What It Takes To Be A World Class Transformation Coach

    Ep 279 - What It Takes To Be A World Class Transformation Coach

    I have very high standards for trainers at RNT Fitness. I’ve interviewed 100s over the years, and the only ones I’ve seen to be successful in actually working with us long-term are the ones who tick all of the following three attributes:
     
    1) Walking the walk. It’s crazy I gotta even say this but with online training on the rise, it’s too easy to get in half decent shape once in your life then hide behind your laptop relying on old pictures. Any trainer worth their salt is always walking the walk, at every stage of the journey that they coach their clients on. Whatever that phase may be - muscle building, lifestyle or fat loss, they should be pushing the envelope and really living it. By the way - it doesn’t mean you need to be shredded year round. It means you gotta practice what you preach year round.
     
    2) Obsessed with learning everything to do with transformation. Training, nutrition, mindset, lifestyle…you need to be living and breathing it, and always be deep diving. I’ve spent tens of thousands of hours and £ on my learning over the past decade, and it doesn’t ever stop. The best trainers are the ones who can’t get enough of the topic. And it’s easy to spot who’s frontin’ and who takes this seriously as a long-term career AND calling.
     
    3) Caring more about the client’s holistic result than the client (not just before/after!). You can’t measure this one, only feel it. With zero barrier to entry or accountability in this industry (this will change soon for sure), there are a ton of cowboys posing as ‘online coaches’ just because it’s trendy + a wave. The reality is, most don’t even care about the work they do, and it’s not a real part of who they are. It’s a phase. Again, you can just tell who’s in it for a quick buck and who’s dedicated their entire life to this. The best trainers are the ones who don’t have a plan B, they are all in and they are obsessed with the results of their clients. All they want is to transform lives.
     
    If you’re a coach who ticks all three and wants to join the home of the best coaches, email us on careers@rntfitness.com today, or click the hiring application link in the show notes today.
     
    For those of you on the search for trainers, or wondering what makes a good trainer, I hope this episode helps you.
     
    Click here to apply!
     
    Timestamps: 
     
    00:00 - Intro
    00:22 - Practise what you preach
    14:50 - How you look does not determine your knowledge
    17:31 - Why is it so hard to coach the general population
    23:38 - Obsession with learning
    33:35 - Caring about your client's holistic overall result
    37:15 - The best trainers doesn't have a Plan B
    40:55 - The RNT Culture
    46:10 - What are we looking for?
     
    Thanks so much for listening! If you like this episode, please subscribe to “RNT Fitness Radio” and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts:  
     
    Apple Podcasts  
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    For any podcast suggestions, or if you’d like to get in touch, please do so on podcast@rntfitness.com here. We’d love to hear from you!  
     
    If you’re in the UK, and you use supplements, I’d highly recommend checking out Reflex Nutrition, where they’re giving you up to 40% on all their range if you use the code PTRNT at checkout. I’ve been using Reflex for nearly a decade, with their Micro Whey being one of my favourite whey proteins. It’s grass fed, hormone free, and digests so well compared to most on the market. Check out their full supplement range, including all your transformation basics and plant based alternatives, on https://reflexnutrition.com/ and use PTRNT at checkout for up to 40% off.  
     
    Resources:
     
    Take the Transformation Quiz
    Our Book: Transform Your Body, Transform Your Life
     
    Follow RNT Fitness: 
     
    Website
    Facebook
    Instagram
    YouTube
    Email
     
    Follow Akash:
     
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    • 56 min
    Ep 278 - Hall Of Fame | Jay Desai: Building A Lifestyle Solution After Decades Of Trying

    Ep 278 - Hall Of Fame | Jay Desai: Building A Lifestyle Solution After Decades Of Trying

    On this episode of RNT Fitness Radio, I’m joined by Jay Desai, an RNT member all the way out in Nairobi, who’s come on to share his incredible journey. Before starting with RNT, Jay had been trying for decades to get into the shape he so badly desired. After trying everything under the sun, he looked at himself in the mirror one day and decided enough was enough, and took the plunge into RNT after seeing some results of people he knew. The rest is history, and he’s now living a lifestyle solution where he’s in shape year round, and doing things he never thought were possible!
     
    Timestamps: 
     
    00:02 - What are the series of moments that led Jay to start his RNT journey
    05:30 - The moment that he thought enough's enough
    06:53 - What are the challenges he faced when he started his RNT journey
    08:19 - What are some practical tips he can give to someone who's potentially early on in their journey
    09:55 - What was his first aha moment that led him to see RNT is something different
    11:52 - Jay talks about how he managed to consolidate very effectively
    16:55 - Some of the things they do now as a family, to sort of bring in that generational health
    17:46 - Being a very busy person, what were his sacrifices and efforts to continue on with his journey
    19:58 - How the physical has been the vehicle for Jay
    21:22 - What almost kept him from joining RNT
    23:15 - What's next for him this journey
     
     
    Thanks so much for listening! If you like this episode, please subscribe to “RNT Fitness Radio” and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts:  
      
    Apple Podcasts  
    Stitcher
    iHeart Radio
    Spotify
      
    For any podcast suggestions, or if you’d like to get in touch, please do so on podcast@rntfitness.com here. We’d love to hear from you!  
      
    If you’re in the UK, and you use supplements, I’d highly recommend checking out Reflex Nutrition, where they’re giving you up to 40% on all their range if you use the code PTRNT at checkout. I’ve been using Reflex for nearly a decade, with their Micro Whey being one of my favourite whey proteins. It’s grass fed, hormone free, and digests so well compared to most on the market. Check out their full supplement range, including all your transformation basics and plant based alternatives, on https://reflexnutrition.com/ and use PTRNT at checkout for up to 40% off.  
      
    Resources:
     
    Take the Transformation Quiz
    Our Book: Transform Your Body, Transform Your Life
    Read Jay’s Case Study here
     
    Follow RNT Fitness: 
     
    Website
    Facebook
    Instagram
    YouTube
    Email
     
    Follow Akash:
     
    Facebook
    Instagram
    LinkedIn

    • 29 min
    Ep 277 - Hall Of Fame | Dipak Vaghela: 62 Years Young Body Transformation

    Ep 277 - Hall Of Fame | Dipak Vaghela: 62 Years Young Body Transformation

    I’ve got a special episode of RNT Fitness Radio here for you, where I’m joined by my dad, Dipak Vaghela, in a candid conversation about his most recent transformation at 62 years young. After our Father-Son Battle of the Ages photoshoot, we sat down together to discuss the journey, the obstacles, what’s been different, and why it’s never ever too late to begin this transformation, no matter where your starting point is. The YouTube documentary is now out, which you can watch by going to the RNT Fitness YouTube channel. I’ve linked it in the show notes below, so go check it out. This episode is so insightful, and to help this message get out there, I’d love for you to share this with a loved one so we can help inspire a new generation to take action on their health and fitness.
     
    Timestamps: 
     
    00:00 - Intro
    00:28 - Shoot Day
    01:45 - Mum, Sister & Chandni’s thoughts
    05:53 - Why Dad started his RNT journey
    09:55 - Why he did a second photoshoot
    14:25 - Dad’s driver to reach another milestone before his 62nd birthday
    17:35 - How does he feel being in the best shape of his life
    18:25 - How does he think his life would be different if Dad did this journey 30 years earlier
    19:35 - What would Dad say to people who think it’s too late for them
    24:30 - Thinking two years back, what almost kept him from doing this journey
    25:30 - Reflections
     
    Book A Call To Start Your Journey!
     
    Thanks so much for listening! If you like this episode, please subscribe to “RNT Fitness Radio” and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts:  
      
    Apple Podcasts  
    Stitcher
    iHeart Radio
    Spotify
      
    For any podcast suggestions, or if you’d like to get in touch, please do so on podcast@rntfitness.com here. We’d love to hear from you!  
      
    If you’re in the UK, and you use supplements, I’d highly recommend checking out Reflex Nutrition, where they’re giving you up to 40% on all their range if you use the code PTRNT at checkout. I’ve been using Reflex for nearly a decade, with their Micro Whey being one of my favourite whey proteins. It’s grass fed, hormone free, and digests so well compared to most on the market. Check out their full supplement range, including all your transformation basics and plant based alternatives, on https://reflexnutrition.com/ and use PTRNT at checkout for up to 40% off.  
      
    Resources:
     
    Take the Transformation Quiz
    Our Book: Transform Your Body, Transform Your Life
    Read Dipak’s Case Study here
    My Dad’s 62 Years Young Body Transformation
     
    Follow RNT Fitness: 
     
    Website
    Facebook
    Instagram
    YouTube
    Email
     
    Follow Akash:
     
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    LinkedIn

    • 31 min
    Ep 276 - How To Be A Fit & Healthy Vegan w/ Maxime Sigouin

    Ep 276 - How To Be A Fit & Healthy Vegan w/ Maxime Sigouin

    During my travels to Nashville recently I was at the lunch break of a business conference, looking for a healthy vegan spot to get some food at. As I found literally the only one within a 30 minute walk that day, I met a fellow founder and vegan, Maxime Sigouin. We hit it off straight away and I knew he’d be a great guest to bring on the show, so here we are. Maxime Sigouin is the owner of Fit Vegan Coaching who’s on a mission to help the world get lean, thrive and disease proof their bodies using a whole food plant-based lifestyle. In this episode we dive into the common mistakes people make when going plant-based, how best to approach it, and why it can make such a difference beyond the physical. 
     
    Timestamps: 
     
    00:00 - Nine years since Maxime turned to being a fully plant-based Vegan
    03:03 - What was the journey of education for him
    06:21 - After a couple of months feeling better, how did Maxime transition into the journey and education of going plant-based
    09:55 - His journey through the last 5-years of being Vegan in the fitness industry
    12:09 - Where is he in the aspect of veganism, environment, ethics
    13:12 - What are the practical strategies would Maxime advice to those who are listening
    16:55 - What's his advice from a lifestyle, social, travel perspective - 
    21:48 - Maxime only work with Vegans, what made him take this position and his journey through it
    24:10 - What does he think people make the most mistake when they first go vegan
    28:34 - Biggest myths and objections from people who wants to go vegan
    31:48 - What's Maxime's vision for the world when it becomes plant-based veganism
     
     
    Book A Call To Start Your Journey!
     
    Thanks so much for listening! If you like this episode, please subscribe to “RNT Fitness Radio” and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts:  
      
    Apple Podcasts  
    Stitcher
    iHeart Radio
    Spotify
      
    For any podcast suggestions, or if you’d like to get in touch, please do so on podcast@rntfitness.com here. We’d love to hear from you!  
      
    If you’re in the UK, and you use supplements, I’d highly recommend checking out Reflex Nutrition, where they’re giving you up to 40% on all their range if you use the code PTRNT at checkout. I’ve been using Reflex for nearly a decade, with their Micro Whey being one of my favourite whey proteins. It’s grass fed, hormone free, and digests so well compared to most on the market. Check out their full supplement range, including all your transformation basics and plant based alternatives, on https://reflexnutrition.com/ and use PTRNT at checkout for up to 40% off.  
      
    Resources:
     
    Take the Transformation Quiz
    Our Book: Transform Your Body, Transform Your Life
     
    Follow Maxime: 
     
    Instagram
    Podcast
     
    Follow RNT Fitness: 
     
    Website
    Facebook
    Instagram
    YouTube
    Email
     
    Follow Akash:
     
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    LinkedIn

    • 37 min
    Ep 275 - Hall Of Fame | Ian Bower: How To Run A Sub 2h 45 Min Marathon As A High Performance Entrepreneur

    Ep 275 - Hall Of Fame | Ian Bower: How To Run A Sub 2h 45 Min Marathon As A High Performance Entrepreneur

    In 2019 I set out to complete a half marathon, because I wanted to try something new and I love a challenge. My aim was to run it under 2 hours, which I accomplished with a time of 1 hour 58 minutes. So when long-term RNT member Ian said he was aiming to go for a sub 3 hour marathon in his first 6 months of RNT, I thought he was bonkers. And then when he got that and said he wanted to shave another 15 minutes off in the next 6 months after, I was just excited to see him smash it. And so he did. As an avid runner all his life, he’d never cracked the code of body composition, nutrition and strength training, the missing pieces for him to accomplish his long standing running goals, and most importantly, unlock pinnacle high performance in all aspects of his life. I really enjoyed this conversation discussing the mindset required to run such a fast pace, and the daily discipline needed to excel at such extremes.
     
    Timestamps: 
     
    00:00 - What are the series of trigger moments that led you to join RNT?
    06:20 - How did Ian find the process of actually making a change? 
    07:30 - What are the things he learned about nutrition that is a big eye opener for him
    12:50 - Ian has been running for years, but what is the difference of running now  with RNT compared to before
    17:01 - Where did he get the mindset of being really competitive? 
    20:30 - How does Ian structure his life being a very busy entrepreneur
    25:30 - What exactly has he been chasing whenever he’s running
    30:17 - What goes through his mind when he’s running
    40:31 - What does he think makes a high performer?
    41:50 - How’s the physical been the vehicle for Ian
    45:00 - What would he say to someone who’s been at the beginning of their RNT journey
    47:27 - What almost kept him from joining RNT
    48:30 - Final words - what’s next for Ian? 
     
    Book A Call To Start Your Journey!
     
    Thanks so much for listening! If you like this episode, please subscribe to “RNT Fitness Radio” and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts:  
      
    Apple Podcasts  
    Stitcher
    iHeart Radio
    Spotify
      
    For any podcast suggestions, or if you’d like to get in touch, please do so on podcast@rntfitness.com here. We’d love to hear from you!  
      
    If you’re in the UK, and you use supplements, I’d highly recommend checking out Reflex Nutrition, where they’re giving you up to 40% on all their range if you use the code PTRNT at checkout. I’ve been using Reflex for nearly a decade, with their Micro Whey being one of my favourite whey proteins. It’s grass fed, hormone free, and digests so well compared to most on the market. Check out their full supplement range, including all your transformation basics and plant based alternatives, on https://reflexnutrition.com/ and use PTRNT at checkout for up to 40% off.  
      
    Resources:
     
    Take the Transformation Quiz
    Our Book: Transform Your Body, Transform Your Life
    Read Ian’s Case Study here
     
    Follow RNT Fitness: 
     
    Website
    Facebook
    Instagram
    YouTube
    Email
     
    Follow Akash:
     
    Facebook
    Instagram
    LinkedIn

    • 52 min
    Ep 274 - Building A Real Career In The Fitness Industry (From A Burnt Out PT Working 3 Jobs!)

    Ep 274 - Building A Real Career In The Fitness Industry (From A Burnt Out PT Working 3 Jobs!)

    After 1000s of hours on Zoom, millions of WhatsApps, Slacks and emails, it was incredible spending a few days of quality time with Ivan, who in March celebrated his 3rd year with us at RNT.
    As a small token of gratitude for helping build RNT to where it is now, and being there through thick and thin, all the highs and lows, and always always living, breathing and believing in the mission behind what we do at RNT, I decided to fly him out to Bali for a few days with us from Australia.
    It’s rare to find people in the fitness industry who practice what they preach and genuinely put service above everything. Ivan is one of those.
    The best bit is seeing how his career has developed, and how he’s personally grown so much over the years. From a burnt out personal trainer working three jobs around the clock (!), where if you didn’t work, you didn’t get paid…To now heading up all of our education and research, internally for our members, and externally in all our long form content.
    One of the best parts of what I do is seeing my team develop, and giving them a real runway to grow and make a life changing impact globally. When I started RNT, I wanted to fix the sad reality of the fitness industry for most: no holidays, no security, no stability and no career path.
    The reality for most trainers + coaches (both online AND in person) is a constant state of anxiety. I’ve been there, Ivan’s been there, and creating a genuine platform for trainers + coaches to THRIVE with their unique strengths, is a key driver in how I set up many of the systems internally. 
    When Ivan was here, we decided to sit down and have a chat about his 3 years, and how he’s found the journey so far. Ivan, it’s been an incredible 3 years so far, and I can’t wait to see what the next 3 years hold.
     
    Timestamps: 
    00:00 - Intro
    00:30 - What stopped Ivan before from going on a holiday?
    00:45 - What changed? 
    01:35 - Reflecting how a PT goes on a holiday
    02:45 - As a PT - having a child, extremely exhausted
    05:07 - AV’s trigger moment of switching from a PT to an entrepreneur
    12:46 - Ivan celebrating his 3rd year anniversary - his RNT journey
    19:30 - Ivan started to rebuild the curriculum
    25:11 - Where do you give the most value to your team?
    48:00 - Fighting Dopamine
    53:15 - Technology as a gamifier
    57:06 - What’s the most exciting thing for Ivan here in RNT
     
    Book A Call To Start Your Journey!
     
    Thanks so much for listening! If you like this episode, please subscribe to “RNT Fitness Radio” and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts:  
    Apple Podcasts  
    Stitcher
    iHeart Radio
    Spotify
    For any podcast suggestions, or if you’d like to get in touch, please do so on podcast@rntfitness.com here. We’d love to hear from you!  
    If you’re in the UK, and you use supplements, I’d highly recommend checking out Reflex Nutrition, where they’re giving you up to 40% on all their range if you use the code PTRNT at checkout. I’ve been using Reflex for nearly a decade, with their Micro Whey being one of my favourite whey proteins. It’s grass fed, hormone free, and digests so well compared to most on the market. Check out their full supplement range, including all your transformation basics and plant based alternatives, on https://reflexnutrition.com/ and use PTRNT at checkout for up to 40% off.  
     
    Resources:
    Take the Transformation Quiz
    Our Book: Transform Your Body, Transform Your Life
     
    Follow RNT Fitness: 
    Website
    Facebook
    Instagram
    YouTube
    Email
     
    Follow Akash:
    Facebook
    Instagram
    LinkedIn

    • 1 hr 2 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
101 Ratings

101 Ratings

Jenna Patel ,

Educational banter

Expert advice delivered in a friendly, digestible and conversational way. Their banter always makes me laugh out loud, highly recommend listening as you’re bound to learn something from their years of combined experience and transformations! Keep up the great work!

SJMBW ,

Most inspiring podcast on fitness!

These podcasts are so great because you can really relate to the people interviewed. Their struggles to get to the final triumph of being in the shape of their lives is so inspiring. Plus the interviews with authors and authority figures on health and nutrition are so informative. A great listen, highly recommend!

Pretesh100 ,

Inspirational!

Love listening to real stories and all the experiences from regular people that decided to pull the trigger and take ownership of their lives!! This podcast is a must for when I’m on the treadmill. 😃👍🏽

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