5 Reasons to join our Team Training

#1 - You'll learn from other members

Many of our RISE program members have been exactly where you are right now.

> overweight

> stressed

> physically unfit

> weak

> confused about nutrition

By asking the team (all the members at RSG) for advice you will immediately have several little tips to add to your training, nutrition and lifestyle!

#2 - Complimentary strengths are utilised together

You might enjoy calorie counting and planning out meals and recipes.

Another member might struggle here, so you can help them.

Likewise you might struggle pushing past your mental barriers during interval training.

Another member may really excel at mental toughness and shout some words of encouragement your way.

Why focus on just your own strengths when you can blend with a team and have it all?

#3 - Builds close friendships

There is nothing quite like completing a lung-bursting workout with a training partner.

Or hearing some motivating words as you go to deadlift a new PB.

These moments foster true feelings of friendship because you both challenge each other to achieve more and help each other get there.

Many people only have work 'friends' and family. So being able to unlock a brand new group of friends is incredible, and a true boost to your social life and mental health.

#4 - Your efforts will feel like they matter

People go to gyms and expect to see results within a few weeks.

Usually this isn't the case, so said person then quits going to the gym.

They didn't feel like their efforts made any difference!

Well, what if you felt appreciated, significant and like you'd contributed to a bigger picture in every session?

Could you hold on for a few months of training, rather than years, if you enjoyed going to the gym?

Results are SECONDARY to doing the hard work in the gym, and eating right, for months and months and months.

You get a sense of togetherness as you pursue your own goals within a team - a feeling that helps many people enjoy training enough to do it long term - thus see results.

#5 - Encourages you to step outside your comfort zone

This can also be explained as, "getting a kick up the arse!"

Most people, when training alone, just can't push themselves to new physical limits every time they train.

Within a group though, things are different:

> friendly competitiveness

> coaches motivating you

> fun team environment

> written goals and deadlines

> a gym full of ONLY you and your training partners

Well.....most people can regularly train outside of their comfort zone given the above.

This is vital for the following reason:



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#1 - You'll learn from other members

#2 - Complimentary strengths are utilised together

#3 - Builds close friendships

#4 - Your efforts will feel like they matter

#5 - Encourages you to step outside your comfort zone

If you want these benefits, you can start a 6 week trial on our RISE program.

You will get into the best shape of your life, lose-fat, build strength & size FAST:

Click here to find out more: http://rawstrength.co.uk/rise

Anthony Shaw

Head Coach

Raw Strength Gym

How much should a fitness program cost?

So you’re looking for a new gym to join, a new personal trainer or class, but you’re not sure what it should cost?

This article will help you determine whether the asking price is fair, how it compares to the industry as a whole, and where our services fit in at RSG.

In this post we’ll cover:

  1. Important questions to ask BEFORE signing up to any fitness program

  2. How to determine whether the program will fit your goals

  3. How RSG compares to the industry

Important questions to ask before signing up to any fitness program

One big issue you’ll be aware of (or soon will be) with the fitness industry is that everyone appears to be offering the same thing. I.e. a body transformation, six pack in 8 weeks, strength programs, HIIT classes etc. 

So how do you know:

a) whether the service is any good? 


b) whether the price is fair?

Experience and qualifications

Simply look a little deeper into the gym/coach/personal trainer, do your research and ask some questions. For example, what qualifications do they have? You may be shocked to know that many personal trainers can become qualified with just a few weekends of study, no client experience and most PTs have left the industry within 6 months of becoming qualified. So the experience and qualifications they have is a need-to-know fact.

Your inner alarm bells should be ringing if you see the following:

  • Cheaper personal training rates <£20 hour

  • Unlimited classes for £20-30 per month 

  • Online coaching for <£30 per month

There are always exceptions, but if you see the above prices or similar, then check on their experience and qualifications. Usually you’ll find an inexperienced or under-qualified coach or PT. Now this doesn’t necessarily mean they’re bad, but you’ll certainly be buying an unproven service.

In the table below you can see a rough guide to pricing based on experience and qualifications.

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So clearly, you may think your new fitness program is a good deal based on PRICE but end up getting a worse service, less experience and less knowledge. 

Specifically, paying less means you are increasing risk of injury, decreasing likelihood of results, getting less customised programming, receiving a poor service thus feel low levels of motivation. Because the trainer charges less they need a lot of clients per session to make a profit. You’re just another number.

Paying the right amount more means the trainer has dealt with your aches/pains hundreds of times, knows how to adjust the program to you, wants you to succeed and keeps you motivated because they’re professional and want their business to be successful and sustainable. Because the trainer charges enough they don’t need to oversell classes to make a profit. You will feel cared for and part of a team.

TIP: Try to max out your budget based on who is training you. Given a similar price it would be BETTER to get 4 great sessions per month with a good trainer than 12 crap sessions a month with an inexperienced trainer.

How RSG compares: We have been running group fitness programs for almost 10 years, all our coaches are degree qualified with experience in professional sport and our group programs are £99-149 per month for 3-5 sessions per week.

Who else have they trained?

It’s sensible to check the validity of any fitness program. Are they claiming they can get you 6-pack abs in 90 days? Ask to see proof. Claiming they can magically help a binge-eater overcome their bad habits? Ask to see proof. 

The fitness industry is notorious for selling people what they want to hear. Magical fat loss pills sound great, but in reality only regular exercise and eating healthier will burn fat. 

If it sounds too good to be true, ask for evidence.

Have they helped a person in your situation?

Following on from above, if you’ve seen proof the service delivers, then have they helped people just like you? For example, a 90 day fat loss program may work wonders for men in their 20s, but do nothing for a busy 45 year old dad. 

So have they helped another person through the program just like you? i.e. your age, fitness level, body size, weekly hours at work, stress levels etc.

TIP: Join a program that fits with your goals. Find a service that actually helps people JUST LIKE YOU. Look at their social media & website. Are there other people your age/shape/fitness level who are getting good results? 


In short, there are hundreds of choices for your fitness goals. The fitness industry is one of the largest and most competitive industries, yet has very few regulations. Therefore knowing how much to pay for the service you want is very difficult. 

But here are a few good guiding questions:

  1. What experience do they have?

  2. Are they charging: a) normal prices (see table above)? Or b) alarm-bell-ringing cheapo prices?

  3. Do they have proven methods? Pictures, testimonials etc.

  4. Are they currently helping people just like you? I.e. does their program fit your goals?

Basically, you are looking for an experienced coach, charging a decent price with a proven program that helps people just like you.

If any of these elements are missing - STEER CLEAR - it’s a waste of time, money and emotional energy.

Email us if you have any questions at all, we’re happy to help guide you in the right direction.

Anthony Shaw

Head Coach & Founder

Raw Strength Gym

Birchwood, Warrington

Raw Strength News


This week all our RISE members have been testing their strength during TEST WEEK.

We believe strength is the foundation of all fitness.

If you're stronger you have more performance that you can use in a number of areas:

> running/swimming/cycling and more endurance

> muscle & strength training

> HIIT training at a higher intensity

> static holds and calisthenics (e.g. yoga)

Plus more health and less aches/pains.

So strength is a BIG component of fitness to focus on.

Here's an idea of just how many PBs our clients are getting with their strength work - just a snapshot of a few group classes on RISE this week.

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This is the most PBs we've ever had during a test week. Realise this is the 12th week of a 12 week program, the members have been building up to this for months, so lot's of hard work and consistency has gone into the training. Incredible results!

You can also keep up to date with videos and behind-the-scenes footage on our instagram: http://instagram.com/rawstrengthgym


Coach Tom has written a great article detailing four habits of successful powerlifters. Read it here if you missed it: http://rawstrength.co.uk/raw-strength-gym/habits-of-successful-powerlifters9252019


We've had an absolutely amazing response to our new Yoga class with Coach Dave of Inner Warrior Yoga.

All the members so far have been loving it, with many people discovering Raw Strength Gym for the first time through our Yoga class.

Dave’s class is perfect for beginners with emphasis on breath work, or complementing your existing resistance training program.

If you'd like to book a Yoga class, here's the link: https://tinyurl.com/y4dtxdoz

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That's all for this week

Stay Strong


Anthony Shaw

Head Coach

Raw Strength Gym

Birchwood Park



NewsAnthony Shaw
Habits of Successful Powerlifters

In today’s climate, the access to information is easier than it has ever been. Whether it’s the 1000s of articles written around sets/reps, exercises, and training methods, or the millions of training videos posted on social media. There is no denying there are many different ways of getting strong. But, in the age of information overload, what sets the best lifters apart from the rest of the population? 

What habits do the more successful lifters share?

  1. They play the long game

If you want to be strong, you have to be in it for the long run. No one became Andrey Malanichev after 6 months of training. You won’t find many top level lifters that regularly miss training sessions. To achieve even just a decent level of success in powerlifting, training must be a priority. Skipping sessions because you’ve got a headache or work was stressful that day just won’t cut it – Guess what? The weights don’t care! Physiologically the body can only adapt at a certain rate. After a year of training, adding 10kg to your squat PB isn’t going to happen overnight. In fact, at the top level, a 10kg PB after a whole year of training would be considered a success. 

There are no shortcuts, strength gains are earned and not given. They don’t come easily and you have to consistently put the work in week to week for a very long time.

  1. They Recover Properly 

Unfortunately, despite the previous rant, the training in the gym is only a small part of becoming a successful powerlifter. In order to maximize the training adaptations, optimal recovery is key. By this I don’t mean you need to be getting in a cryotherapy chamber every night and consuming ridiculous amounts of CBD oil (despite what you might see on Instagram). Often the most simple recovery methods are overlooked, despite being the most important:

  • Sleep – most people require 7-9 hours of sleep per night to function properly. Sleep is key in reducing your bodies fatigue. If you’re getting below 7 your recovery rate is going to be drastically reduced and injury risk will increase. Going to bed earlier and having a quality nighttime routine is a really simple way of improving your recovery rate

  • Food – Are you getting enough calories in? Without adequate nutrition, you’re not going to get the training adaptations you’re looking for. Strength gains are optimized when in a caloric surplus, so simple methods such as tracking your food can have a huge impact on your results

  •  Injury Prevention – During training, little nagging injuries will inevitably creep up. Keeping on top of these by doing mobility work, foam rolling, seeing a physiotherapist, can all aid in preventing these small problems turning into full-blown injuries. The athletes who continue to progress year after year are often those who are injured the least. Injuries = lost training time, so anything you can do to prevent them will be beneficial to your powerlifting career.

Overall, improving recovery will help reduce fatigue level, reduce injury risk and optimize training adaptations, and therefore is a key aspect in the sport of powerlifting.

  1. They Embrace the Mundane

Hitting PBs during training and on the platform is great. In fact, it’s the reason we’re in the sport in the first place. At times it can seem like the top lifters are hitting PBs during every training session when trawling through social media. However, we only see a small amount of each lifters training, and these are often only the highlights of their preparation. In reality, the work that goes behind those PBs is fairly monotonous – endless sets of 5 can be fairly dull and don’t pull in the ‘likes’ that a deadlift PB does. What beginner lifters need to understand is that those boring sets of 5 are where the strength gains truly come from. 

Training in the 75-85% range for multiple sets/reps/sessions, develops both the skeletal muscle and the nervous system and allows the lifter to improve their movement pattern during each lift. New lifters often get caught up on testing their strength levels, when they should be concerned about training at a high frequency and volume in order to build their work capacity. Great lifters give as much focus to this part of training as they do the ‘fun’ heavier training. Focusing on lifting technique and producing as much force as possible (treating the lighter weights like the heavy ones) is key in developing more efficient technique and building muscular strength and size. Paying attention to this ‘boring’ part of training will later translate to those big PBs on comp day.

  1. They Believe in Themselves

Self-belief is a huge part of powerlifting. Not only for when you’re getting under a heavy squat and need to have the confidence that you can lift it, but also for your long term success. It’s very easy to see the top level lifters lifting ridiculous amounts of weight, that currently you can’t even consider unracking and get discouraged. However, all these athletes were at one point where you are now. They didn’t just suddenly squat 400kg one day. How many times do you hear people (or yourself) say ‘I’ll never be able to lift that’? This can put you in a mindset where you’re restricting your lifting potential by consistently telling yourself you’re not good enough. The guys at the top believed they had the potential to be up there with the best at some point, despite not being there at the time. Although it may seem like there’s a huge gap between where you’re at now and the best lifters in the world, have the belief that you will put the work in and eventually you will get there. After all, they managed to do it, why not you?

Wrap Up

Although there are probably exceptions to the rule, these are 4 habits that the vast majority of high-caliber powerlifters sick to. When embarking on your powerlifting journey, adopting the same approach to your training as the top lifters can go a long way in speeding up the progression and breaking through those stubborn strength plateaus. 

Tom Smith

Strength Coach

Raw Strength Gym

PS - If you’d like to join STRONG (our Powerlifting program at RSG) here’s what you get:

  • 4 Powerlifting Sessions per week with your Coach so you develop your technique safely and see rapid strength gains

  • Customised training plan written specifically for you with your body type, weak points and goals in mind - we also give you a body scan and advise on nutrition

  • Accountability and support whilst training as part of a small private team with other novice powerlifters

We aim to help you eat better, feel motivated and LOVE powerlifting with a great sense of belonging with our Barbell Club.

Go ahead and enroll now:  http://www.rawstrength.uk/strong-powerlifting-course

Or reply and we'll send you some more info.

Why you aren't very strong

Reason #1 - You don't know what you're doing

For those of you who are new to lifting, or just outright weak, you may be halfway through an excruciating set of deadlifts and wonder…is there an easier way?

> Shall I try Romanian deadlifts next week instead?

> How many reps/days/kilograms/sets?

The list of questions is endless! But maybe you shouldn’t be asking the questions in the first place. You see, when you are first starting out in training (in fact it could be anything, a new job, new hobby etc.) you NEED someone to tell you what to do. This is important because you don’t know what you are doing! So why are you acting like you do? I think it’s because when it comes to our own body, we all believe that we are the expert….we could be wrong.


To further illustrate my point, let’s imagine that you can cook a little. You can whip up a nice Bolognese for the family, but that’s about it. Now would you go into the kitchen of a big restaurant and take over head chef duties? Would you feel comfortable doing so? Probably not…


Then why do people who have never lifted before write their own programs?! The easiest way to get bigger and stronger is to get someone who knows what they are doing to write you a program.


Reason #2 - You're not consistent


There’s nothing worse than the program hopper, the person who jumps from program to program without fully investing the time and effort necessary to make physical improvements. These people are usually the biggest moaners too, believing that most methods don’t work because they’ve tried everything!


It takes some trial and error to determine what exercises and loads work best for you. So a bit of program hopping is necessary, but you should take into account the following points.


It takes a minimum of 8 weeks of training with the same program for most long lasting increases in physical performance. This is 2 months of solid training. Whilst you will make immediate gains from any decent program (more reps than last week, more weight than last week etc.), these are almost completely neural gains.


The body will try to improve performance in the most efficient way possible, so if you want to add some muscle size, your body will adapt to make the nervous system better at your chosen exercises before it gives in and adds some muscle.


What works really well for you may not work as well for everyone else and vice versa. So beware taking the advice of someone who is raving about a particular training program, it may not work as well for you!


So when choosing and evaluating a training program, use this 3 step process to get the most out of every method you try:


1) Train on the program for a minimum of 8 weeks without changing anything


2) Keep the exercises that you got stronger on and drop the rest


3) Replace the dropped movements with similar but different exercises


Keep track of everything and use the above points every time you feel that a change is in order. Remember; it’s better to change one thing at a time with an existing program than to throw everything out and start again! If you have any more questions about this concept, just drop me an email and I’ll help you out!


Reason #3 – Training to Failure


When training for strength, training to failure is stupid. Lift a heavy weight for many repetitions and your muscles will get tired and motor control will deteriorate. If you continue until failure, your motor control will become so bad that the risk of injury increases significantly. Why risk it?


Training to failure on squats, deadlifts and bench press is a bad idea IF you are training for strength. 


Strength is a skill, practice your strength and stay fresh whilst lifting a heavy weight. Learn to stop the set when you reach ‘technical failure’. As soon as your technique worsens from your normal, solid groove and turns into a shaky, wobbly, camel-backed rep, you need to stop the set…for the sake of your strength gains as much as for your spine health.


So there you have it. Be consistent and train smart, and you'll get to where you want to be much quicker than rushing around and training like an idiot, although the second way 'feels' like you're progressing more, you're really just wasting your time. 


Practice your strength, help your body recover and you will get STRONG!


Rise above




Head Coach

Raw Strength Gym, Warrington


PS - 


Need motivation, help and a big challenge to reach your strength goals? One piece of advice: Start powerlifting correctly.


Beginners who haphazardly start powerlifting often end up hating what is a very rewarding, inclusive sport.


We have 5 places left this month for our brand new 12 Week STRONG Program.


Truthfully, this is all our best stuff from the past 9 years put into one fast-track Strength Training program. Start the right way with 12 weeks of intensive coaching at a very low price (less than 7 quid a session!)


But consultations can only be booked TODAY or tomorrow, these places will go FAST! 


You will train in a NWPL affiliated gym with experienced powerlifting coaches...


️ Here's what's included ️


> 4 Powerlifting Sessions per week with your Coach so you develop your technique safely and see rapid strength gains


> Customised training plan written specifically for you with your body type, weak points and goals in mind - we also give you a body scan and advise on nutrition


> Accountability and support whilst training as part of a small private team with other novice powerlifters


We aim to help you eat better, feel motivated and LOVE powerlifting with a great sense of belonging with our Barbell Club.


Go ahead and enroll now:  http://www.rawstrength.uk/strong-powerlifting-course


Or reply and we'll send you an information pack.


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Why do haters hate?

...and can we learn to love criticism?


I looked up from my lunch.

"Tuna salad again?! Don't you get bored? I'll never understand you fitness freaks, just eat some cake"

Damn. I thought. I'm just eating my lunch.

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^^ this is an all too familiar scenario when you're dieting

People feel an innate NEED to comment on your life

Especially when you're trying to eat clean

Suddenly you become a fitness FREAK!

This is unacceptable in other areas of life

Imagine if you walked into a construction site....

"Hey, so you guys are using new tools and improving buildings?

I'll never understand you builder freaks, just throw some damn bricks together!"

....methinks you'd have a tough time walking after they break your legs...

or let's say you walked into a library...

"Hey, so you guys like learning huh? You're trying to grow your brain and improve your life?

You absolute FREAKS! I can't believe it, just watch the TV like me."

....you'd have an encyclopedia to the head....

But for some reason, people can freely comment about what you eat, how you train or how 'realistic' your goals are.





EVERY GREAT CHANGE IN THE WORLD HAS FIRST RECEIVED NEGATIVITY (for example, Martin Luther King Jr and the Black Civil Rights Movement)

Short answer?

Understand that haters are a sign you're doing the right thing.

Rise Above


Anthony Shaw

Head Coach

Raw Strength Gym, Warrington

PS - if you want help, you can start a 6 week trial on our RISE program.

You get teamwork, support, advice and a solid direction for your life so that you can feel good, look better and live a life of purpose.

Click here to find out more: http://rawstrength.co.uk/rise

Stop choosing the easy way.

Many people look for the easy option.

Whether realising it or not, we all do. It's human nature.

9 times out of 10 when, it comes to fitness and nutrition, the easy option is the wrong option.

But when you do the hard work, you get the long term rewards.

When you go for the easy way out, you get NOTHING long term.

I mean, just look at the example scenarios and actions below. I bet you already know which action is the right one:


OPTION A = a routine, planned and military operation

OPTION B = just buy what you feel like eating


OPTION A = Your workout scheduled in your calendar at the same time each week

OPTION B = Aim to get to the gym "when you can"

Which option is correct?

You guess it, THE HARD OPTION.

Would you rather have it hard yet get lean?

OR have an easy life and be miserable, always knowing you're capable of more but never achieving it?

Plan to be successful and you will be

Rise Above

Anthony Shaw

Head Coach Raw Strength Gym, Warrington

PS - If you want to join our fun community and results based program we have 4 places left this month:

STEP 1) Understand we work to a RESULT: specifically losing 5-10 lbs in the next 30 days. Get a result or your money back.

STEP 2) Fill out a form and apply: https://anthonyshaw2.typeform.com/to/uhdv3M

We'll be in touch to discuss your goals and see if we can work together

MindsetAnthony Shaw
Get Your Focus Back

So last Sunday I had a very strange feeling...

I felt sad

Honestly I don't really know why

Years ago I used to work in a bank

I hated it

And every Sunday I'd get that 'back to work ' feeling

Which, let's face it, is basically sadness.

But right now I love what I do

yet I had that same 'sunday sadness' feeling

So I wasn't sure why I felt sad and de-motivated.

there was no reason to be sad!

...then it HIT me like a ton of bricks...

I was in 'Self-Pity' mode

> Looking at all the work I had to do in the following week

> Thinking of how hard I would have to work

> going through the hours of writing programs, diets, coaching my clients, business development work, training staff and marketing that would be required

And a ton more.

But then, that's what I signed up for when I set-up a business, right?

Isn't it funny that we put ourselves through tough times for one purpose...

To get a better life.

But we can end up getting 'lost in the details' and forgetting WHY we're hustling.

Let's go a little deeper...

On a base level your job brings you money so you can have food, shelter and look after your family

Everything else on top is just to make you happy (think clothes, holidays, nights out etc.)

And 99% of people have a choice over what they do

I know, I know - at times you can feel stuck in a job

but in reality you could walk out and nobody would be chasing after you with a sledgehammer

You go to work out of CHOICE

So you really can't get the Sunday Sadness

but if you do here's how to fix it:

1) Look at your life and be grateful for all the great things that your job allows you to do, be and have

2) Realise that if you don't want to go to work, start planning how to be happier in your work. What we do in the working day makes up more than half of the waking hours, make sure you're working with a purpose. New job? New promotion? Self-employed? Go traveling the world? Do what you want.

3) Understand that the Sunday Sadness is just self-pity - you are feeling sorry for yourself - and that is really unnecessary and harmful to your happiness because you are holding yourself in that negative mood. Choose to feel better and you will!


Instead of passively accepting negativity into your life

Actively choose to feel good and don't accept anything less!

Make sense?

This has helped me improve my life month after month

Of course this is a principle that I drift away from (like last Sunday)

But I now try to focus on the positives more often

Right now if your body, health or fitness is getting you down

Even if it's just a tiny bit

Then my coaching programs can develop a feeling of achievement and a visible change in your physique in a few weeks

Our programs include:

> step-by-step nutrition coaching. no starving or struggle, just good food to fuel intense training

> Expertly coached training sessions, with every second of your training session watched by a coach

> A fun community. My goal is to make you LOVE training. So there's no shouting, no expectation, no beasting or punishment. Training should be FUN and we have a great community that will help your personal growth, fitness and you’ll definitely get a few new friends.

If you are interested in joining, or want more info, fill out an application form with the link below.

We'll discuss your goals and if the program will definitely help you

Then we'll move you into a training group and get started ASAP

So instead of feeling sorry for yourself, today take MASSIVE ACTION

And click this link:


Rise Above

Anthony Shaw

Head Coach Raw Strength Gym, Warrington

PS - If you want to join our fun community and results based program we have 4 places left this month:

STEP 1) Understand we work to a RESULT: specifically losing 5-10 lbs in the next 30 days. Get a result or your money back.

STEP 2) Fill out a form and apply: https://anthonyshaw2.typeform.com/to/uhdv3M

We'll be in touch to discuss your goals and see if we can work together

There is no PLAN B...

Quick message today

Let me share the ONE thing that transformed my life

Commit 100%

^^ so important

Here’s why...

When I was playing rugby during my teenage years

I had to be stronger and bigger every year...

…cos 15 year old boys grow quick

You don’t want to be left behind

Plus as soon as you’re 16 you could be playing against much bigger and stronger 18 year olds


I’d always be training

Yet never have a consistent goal

One month I was training for muscle gain

Another month for fat loss

And yet another for marathon-like endurance

The problem?

I never got better at ANY of these things


When I switched from a fleeting focus


Then I transformed myself

How can you do this with your own goals?

Well, imagine how your body could change with just 6-12 months of clean eating and intense training.

6-12 months of sticking to the basics. Eating healthy stuff. Showing up to the gym when you can’t be arsed.

6-12 months of ONE thing. Not changing diets every 6 weeks. Not trying new fitness classes. Just committing to one thing.

It sounds hard but the funny thing is...

When you commit to ONE goal things become:

> simple

> easy to focus on

> more motivating

….now where can you apply a single-focus in your life right now?

…where are you jumping from one unrelated goal to another?

Stop letting yourself off the hook

There is no Plan B

Set one goal, and do whatever it takes for however long it takes to achieve it.

Speak Soon

Anthony Shaw

Head Coach Raw Strength Gym, Warrington

PS - If you want to join our fun community and results based program we have 4 places left this month:

STEP 1) Understand we work to a RESULT: specifically losing 5-10 lbs in the next 30 days. Get a result or your money back.

STEP 2) Fill out a form and apply: https://anthonyshaw2.typeform.com/to/uhdv3M

We'll be in touch to discuss your goals and see if we can work together

INSTANTLY switch to a Positive Mindset with this trick….

Ever been mad at someone then they made you laugh?

You gotta really try to stay mad in these cases! haha

This is an example of your mood state changing.

Perhaps you had a good reason to be upset, but once your STATE changed, you smiled.

The cool thing is you can harness this 'mood switch' to get in better shape.

You choose your mood. Therefore you choose your mindset.

So yes, fitness is tough. I totally agree.

But you have a choice:

1) choose to be mad at the world and act like a victim

2) choose to become a warrior and get on with the job

Look, you’re only human and we all have ‘those days’ but the fact remains - nobody but you can bring your dreams into reality.

Here’s a few pointers that may help if you’re struggling with the right mindset to improve your fitness, health and body shape:

1) People around you are going to sabotage your success.

So called 'friends' and family WILL try to make you eat cake at work, ice-cream at home or go on a night out when you're trying to eat clean and sleep well.

Honestly, you are making THEM feel uncomfortable.

Screw them

Who really cares?

You've got goals to hit

You've got to understand that their initial feelings of discomfort will eventually turn to admiration

Soon they'll be asking you HOW you did it (as you think, 'no thanks to you pal'...)

2) YOU are going to sabotage your success.

You have a fear of success

You're addicted to being a failure, being overweight, being unfit or whatever else

Painful to admit, and I HAVE BEEN THERE, trust me

But you must first realise that if you truly lived and breathed fitness, health, being lean and strong

You wouldn't be in this situation you are now

The WORST thing you could do is ignore this

Face up to it

You gotta ask yourself why

Why am I giving up so easily?

Why do I try to diet for just 3-5 days, which I KNOW isn't enough time to see physical changes, yet get disheartened when I weigh/look the same every week?

Why do others around me seem to get success so easily?

You are addicted to pain and struggle

On some level, every time you give up and eat junk food it makes you feel GOOD

Every time you miss going to the gym you feel awesome

You know why?

Because it's PAINFUL to eat clean all the time

HORRIBLE to push until your lungs are about to burst

SICKENING to feel your legs burn half an hour after you've finished training!

...so of course you're going to feel great when you miss a meal/session

You've just avoided pain - let yourself off the hook

But you need to go through the pain to hit your goals

Yet your brain is wired to avoid pain

So suck it up, get a little perspective and push on

You really can push yourself to step up and achieve more

At RSG we have a great community of people who ask for HELP and support each other

We all have bad workouts, bad diet days, bad moods here and there…

But the key is to smile, then keep coming back for more

It's not over until you WIN

Remember that

Rise Above


Anthony Shaw

Head Coach

Raw Strength Gym, Warrington

PS - if you want help, just apply for our group fitness program. I mean it. Go for a 30 day trial on our FIT program.

You don’t need to be fit, strong, lean - NOTHING IS REQUIRED OF YOU - just show up

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