Lucy

Lucy

Roy Ritchie
Coach | Nutritionist
Roy Ritchie
Coach | Nutritionist

Lucy

I followed Roy on social media for a while and always loved his approach to healthy lifestyle (especially when you could enjoy a beer or 2 in the process). So I decided sign up to Roy’s 8 Weeks to Lean programme and fair to say i was very surprised!

“For someone who tried countless diets and plans, I was expecting a set meal / exercise plan which I followed for 8 weeks and the minute I stopped I would put the weight back on.  But I couldn’t be more wrong.”

Roy’s approach was educating on nutrition and exercise, sharing knowledge and facts that were easy to understand and apply to real life, all while applying these to myself.

I had some challenges along the way unable to work out for a couple of weeks but yet I still managed to achieve results, not only in weight loss, but overall well-being feeling happier with a lot more energy!

I feel really confident to continue with my weight loss journey after 8 weeks with all the knowledge I learned during the programme. I Highly recommend Roy and his approach to fitness and nutrition!

Enjoy life and be fit at the same time!

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Alan

Alan

Roy Ritchie
Coach | Nutritionist
Roy Ritchie
Coach | Nutritionist

Alan

Flex, Men’s Health, Muscular Development, T Nation, Bodybuilding.com, IFBB Pro YouTube channels, internet forums … You name it, I had spent too long trying to figure it all out.

There is so much information out there with no verification. Misinformation. Secrets. And in the end, a lie repeated often enough will be considered truth.

Clean eating and suffering was the path to enlightenment. “No pain, no gain”, right?

“Wrong.” – Arnold (Commando)

Sure, you still have your “guru’s” of fitness. Your Instafamous celebrities posting pictures of their weekly meal prep of plain, boiled chicken and broccoli. I’d done it. I’m sure you’ve done it. You’re maybe still doing it. If so …

STAHP!

“I’ve been a chubby kid. I’ve been a kind of skinny, verging on alcoholic mess. I’ve been a bro, cutting on a low carb diet and then bulking on far too much “clean” food. And then I was fat. 253lbs fat, after following the misinformation available wherever you look.

How had I spent so long doing everything the Bro World told me to only to end up here? Sure, I was bigger and stronger. But I wasn’t functional or swole like the magazines promised I would be if I ate 5000 calories a day of clean food and supplemented right (let’s not open that can of worms). Why am I not Phil Heath(Pro bodybuilder) after eating the same as he did?!

I started controlling my food intake and following some kind of training program. Next thing you know, I’m down to around 235lbs after a good while. But my calories were getting low and how could I reduce them even further? Or how much cardio will I need to do to get the fat burning again?

Roy was just starting out on his coaching. I reached out to him and asked how he could help me. I’d known him a long time and I’d seen his progress first hand over several years. I like to think of myself as his first real protégé, and likened our initial agreement as being a bit like Arnold and Franco (especially due to our height difference).

Our goals for me:

  • Lose fat
  • Increase strength
  • Enter a powerlifting competition

The first step towards reaching these goals? An increase in calories.

Wait.

What?!

Yup. I wasn’t eating anywhere near enough for someone my size, and with Roy’s guidance I began to increase my food intake and also began creating positive relationships with food and developing good habits. Tracking food, food choices, but also learning how to unshackle myself from the stress of must eat clean. He introduced me to flexible dieting, IIFYM, and then I accidentally found IF works for me as well. All because he gave me the freedom to do what worked for me, and just pointed me in the right direction.

I started at ~1500 calories and weighing 235lbs before Roy.

After 10 months I finished at ~2000 calories and weighed 188lbs.

I did my first powerlifting competition in Inverness, finishing 3rd in my weight category.

My squat, deadlift and bench press improved.

I got compliments about the change in my body composition (primarily from guys though).

And most importantly, I developed positive relationships with food and have learned a lot about nutrition, training and how to filter out the bullshit that almost made me give up.

I put my trust in Roy, and I’ve never looked back.

Ready to make a change?

That's the first step sorted! With packages that suit all lifestyles, from one-on-one coaching online, in-person, or with the 8WTL online group program, RX2 Fitness have all the bases covered.

Amanda

Amanda

Roy Ritchie
Coach | Nutritionist
Roy Ritchie
Coach | Nutritionist

Amanda

It was all easier than I thought.  I didn’t do anything crazy, cutting out foods. I simply changed my options while building in better habits into my day to day.

“My reltionship with food has completly changed!”

Being able to go on weekends away with my family and feeling comfortable with food choices, all while I got stronger and moving better while training at home because my time limited me from going to the gym.

Ready to make a change?

That's the first step sorted! With packages that suit all lifestyles, from one-on-one coaching online, in-person, or with the 8WTL online group program, RX2 Fitness have all the bases covered.

Terry

Terry

Roy Ritchie
Coach | Nutritionist
Roy Ritchie
Coach | Nutritionist

Terry

It’s crazy how simple it all is when you think of it in the way you’ve taught me; that’ll always be my main takeaway.

“I can’t thank you enough.  I’ve made more progress in 6 weeks with you than I had in 6 years!”

I’ve read all the magazines and watched all the YouTube videos.  I spent so long eating all the chicken, rice, and broccoli, in the hope that I would get remotely close to where I am right now, and got nowhere.

 You’ve given me the perfect foundation to build upon. 

I’ve always toiled on how I look and how it’s affected my choice of clothes and what I do in my social life, and now i’m fairly happy about where i’m going now.

 

Ready to make a change?

That's the first step sorted! With packages that suit all lifestyles, from one-on-one coaching online, in-person, or with the 8WTL online group program, RX2 Fitness have all the bases covered.

Jill

Jill

Roy Ritchie
Coach | Nutritionist
Roy Ritchie
Coach | Nutritionist

Jill

I have always felt I had a ‘good’ diet but knew I needed to up my exercise game. Having tried every diet/group/craze going my husband suggested we sign up to the 8 Weeks to Lean together.

I am SO glad we did!!!! I have learned SO much during the weeks and the support I have received has been unbelievable.

I haven’t just been given info for 8 weeks I have gained info and tools for life!!

.I haven’t gone from a size 14 to an 8, that’s not why I signed up, but I have completely overhauled my diet and lifestyle which has resulted in weight loss, inches lost, and most importantly improved health, energy and mental health.

Roy is the perfect coach if you value good, honest advice and are willing to put in the hard work to get results.

Also had a couple of MASSIVE NSV’s (non-scale victories)……. I bought a bikini for holiday 😱 (genuinely NEVER thought I would wear one again) AND my manager ordered me new tunics for work because the ones I have ‘are far too baggy now’. Also, officially dropped 2 dress sizes since I started the 8WTL programme.

Thank you Roy, you have quite literally changed my life

Ready to make a change?

That's the first step sorted! With packages that suit all lifestyles, from one-on-one coaching online, in-person, or with the 8WTL online group program, RX2 Fitness have all the bases covered.