Cathrin

Cathrin

Roy Ritchie
Coach | Nutritionist
Roy Ritchie
Coach | Nutritionist

Cathrin

Expectations were definitely exceeded. What i’ve learnt is that it really is quite simple.

“I’ve also changed how I view diet & exercise and it’s not about being skinny & exhausted by constant dieting. It’s about getting stronger & feeding your body properly while still living life to the full.” 

I’ve been guilty in the past of being so focused on achieving that “lowest” number which is totally unsustainable.

Not now. Not after learning so much and realising that I don’t need to. It’s incredible how much lies there is out there.

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Binnie

Binnie

Roy Ritchie
Coach | Nutritionist
Roy Ritchie
Coach | Nutritionist

Binnie

I followed Roy on Instagram for a while, and was drawn to his realistic, honest approach to fitness and fat loss. Having spent most of my adult life doing fad diets and the latest exercise trends, I was looking for a coach who would teach me how to lift weights correctly and help me learn how to sustain results long term, instead of just for a holiday or quick fix.

“Training with Roy exceeded all expectations. He enabled me to understand how my body benefitted from weight training, together with a simplified and effective approach to nutrition. “ 

No silly restrictions or exclusions necessary! His stealth-approach to improving mindset is not to be underestimated either, and for all these skills I’m eternally grateful.

I’m stronger, more confident and feel in control of my body. I wish I knew what I know now 10 years ago! I would’ve saved myself a heap of money, time and feelings of insecurity. He showed me how previous injuries and being busy don’t have to limit your potential, and I’ve accomplished things I never thought I could have in the time he’s coached me.

I have no hesitation in whole-heartedly recommending RX2 fitness to anyone who needs guidance in their fitness journey. Whatever your goals are, Roy will help you get there, and smash them!

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Laura

Laura

Roy Ritchie
Coach | Nutritionist
Roy Ritchie
Coach | Nutritionist

Laura

I signed up to Roy’s 8 weeks to lean programme and couldn’t recommend it more. At the time I signed up I was ready to put in the effort and take accountability for my efforts but I felt super uncomfortable getting back into training again however I needed to do something and the time was right for me (Laura has since been a 1:1 clients from the program).

I was also tackling some mental health issues and was convinced the programme would help with that too given Roy’s approach is about the whole person, not just training and nutrition plans.

“Roy imparted his knowledge in the way only he could. And there is so much knowledge and learning to be had – it’s amazing value! “ 

At the time I was pretty confused about nutrition since you hear so much conflicting information out there and in terms of training I was about a year post op for a total hip replacement and felt pretty protective and not at all confident about my new joint!

However I’d followed Roy on social media for a few years and I loved his flexible real-life attitude and approach so I decided to throw myself into it. The programme was all I expected and more.

I really loved the self reflection aspects of the programme which might seem like a bore but that’s where I really internalised the info Roy shared and took accountability for my progress. And my results speak for themselves, about a stone lost and many inches dropped in my measurements, but I also felt a lot happier and the programme positively benefited my mental health and overall well-being.

I feel really confident going forward continuing with fat loss and then I’ll definitely be back to work with Roy again to continue my progress.

If you’re even on his page reading these reviews I can assure you this programme works so if you’re thinking bout signing up go for it, put in the effort and enjoy the results!

NOTE: Laura has continued to progress in amazing ways.  Developing many healthier habits around nutrition, training, and within her life.  Getting stronger in ways she was first fearful of, doing barbell work and being able to do various bodyweight exercises–such as push-ups and working toward doing chin-up.

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Java

Java

Roy Ritchie
Coach | Nutritionist
Roy Ritchie
Coach | Nutritionist

Java

 Basically, I came to Roy back in October 2016 for advice on how to strengthen my upper body.

 My previous experience of the gym?  Limited!

 I tried numerous times throughout the years but would just get frustrated after one or two week.  Boredom, didn’t know what I was doing, lack of knowledge etc.

I just started to do running, maybe one every day for half an hour to 45 minutes, no problem.  I kept myself slim enough and thought that was it, but I knew I wanted more.  

I did have concerns because 8 years ago I suffered quite a significant injury to my achilles tendon where I ruptured it.  I lost a lot of confidence in it.  I tried to play football again afterwards, but due to the strain and mentality block of potentially rupturing it again I stopped.

I told Roy that for lifting heavy weights, such as squatting, I couldn’t do much with my “disabling injury”, as I would call it.

 Basically, if you’ve ever had experience of a bad injury like this, and you’re thinking that nobody can do anything for it, then that’s not how Roy works.  Roy works around it, programming things to protect the injury while working on it.  Strengthening it.

From where I where I started in 2016 to now ( September 2018), you wouldn’t know that I ever had an injury.  I can squat over 100kg, do many lunge variations, and everything that I couldn’t do before.  

“Half of the reason that I came to join Roy is quite funny actually.  I had this man-crush on Brad Pitt.  Basically, if you’ve ever seen the movie Snatch, or Fight Club, you’ll see his slim body, ripped to hell.  I thought “One day I want to look like that”, but I was ‘getting on’.  When I joined I was 36 years old, thinking that there was no way that i’ll ever get a body like that. “ 

I never came for the diet side of things because i’m a slim guy and thought that my diet was ‘ok’, and just needed to strengthen up. So, my main aim was to build and lean out my muscle so that I can look like Brad Pitt, haha!

 Roy adapts to your lifestyle, especially with work and family life.  I work away on 28 day rotation overseas. So, when i’m at home it’s great.  I can meet for our session in the private gym while having access to everything there.  But, when i’m away it’s more restricted for space and equipment, especially when i’m offshore.  The gym equipment is good  but I just didn’t have the same access.  I was still gaining the same strength, muscle etc, because the adapting of things for location was excellent.

 A lot of the time in the past I wouldn’t go to the gym because I felt apprehensive and stupid.  I would go and spot these other guys there that clearly knew what they were doing.  So, instead, I would go to a multi-gym piece of equipment and try those.  I didn’t know what to do with a dumbbell or barbell.  Not a clue!  I thought it would be too much hard work, but you’ve given me the confidence now that I will go into a gym by myself and know exactly what to do.

It doesn’t matter if there is anyone there watching me, because from what Roy has taught me , I know I can basically do any exercise.

Roys knowledge it freakily endless. It’s like a big encyclopedia.  The things he can answer is unbelievable, and if he doesn’t know then he will find the answer.  He is always aiming to better his knowledge and experience.  Always aiming to better me, his other clients; i’m always impressed. 

When I have any queries while i’m at home or away, I will contact Roy and he will always reply within 24 hours.  Always!  It’s amazing.  Regarding this, I cannot thank him enough.

 I’ve been coached by Roy now for around 18 months, so, if I wanted to I could go and fly solo.  I could leave RX2 Fitness and go to the gym myself, build on the knowledge that Roy has given me so far.  But, I don’t, because I know that every time I meet with Roy… it’s a new experience.  He’s teaching me new things every single time.  So, I mean, I appreciate everything that Roy has done, and is doing for me.  It’s excellent.

 To anyone who is thinking of joining a gym but feels put off because of injuries, such as the knee, back, shoulder, just something that has so fa stopped you going.  Roy will prioritise this; program in a way that you wouldn’t have ever thought, to improve the injury while feeling more confident.  All for your specific situation.

He built up my achilles with a number of small exercises and mobility routines.  Slowly, slowly, slowly, i’m not doing squats, I can do heavy lunges, no problem at all.  So please don’t be put off by any previous injuries that you may have; that’s preventing you going to the gym, or especially reaching out to Roy for help.

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Deborah

Deborah

Roy Ritchie
Coach | Nutritionist
Roy Ritchie
Coach | Nutritionist

Deborah

When I first started I wasn’t quite sure how it worked.  I wasn’t sure how you could gain what you needed to gain without someone in front of you.  But the way Roy has things set up, it just works!

 I had a lot of work that I needed to do.  I had a lot of things that I needed to undo; a lot of bad habits.

It’s been really important for me to have the trust that I do in Roy, because that’s what I needed to tackle the issues that needed tackling.

Since starting with Roy i’ve been able to tackle the issues that I had with food.  I have been able to adapt some really healthy eating habits, lifestyle habits, managing my stress, being flexible with my diet.

My life is quite stressful. I have three children. I have a stressful career.  I’m an army wife, so I don’t have the support around me, and everything falls on me.

Having Roy had enabled me to have this toolbag with all the tools I need, so when i’m faced with something i’m able to rummage around and pick out the tool that I need to, and adapt.

It’s having this flexibility that has enabled me to have the consistency that i’ve been able to achieve.  So, the habits that i’ve been able to put into place have been sustainable.  And it’s that consistency that allowed me to get the results that I wanted to get.  

“I have found a lot of strength training through Roy and the programming that he’s created and adapts for me have always worked, so much so that i’ve been able to get so much stronger physically which has been so empowering. It’s the most amazing feeling!  I’ve been able to put that as my goal and it’s become my focus with weight loss being secondary, and that frame of mind was really important–and to be comfortable with that frame of mind. Being my truth this was something that was really important to me, and I feel like I got that.  I gained that now, and Roy has always been so supportive of that.” 

He has been so supportive of my needs. He listens to my needs.  So much so that by the end of the year i’m planning to compete in my first powerlifting competition (which she has now done) which…. is crazy.  But, i’m here and i’m doing it.  And, really, the only way that I got to this place is by having that drip feed of support and information.

There are times in my life where I may put on a few pounds.  I may lose a few pounds, and it’s just not really an issue.  

I know how to live and have a life with being flexible with my food and dieting and all these things just work.  I’ve gained all this through having roy as my online coach.  I wouldn’t have gained these things through having a 1-2-1 personal trainer in a gym.  

Having Roy and being part of his online coaching has been so valuable. I couldn’t recommend him and his service enough.

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