Why I hate shiny abs and super six packs...

You can't change when you think your problems are unique.


Let me explain this in 30 secs…


Imagine any film or TV scene where someone goes to an AA meeting (alcoholics anonymous) for the FIRST time.


Everyone’s sat in a circle, and they introduce themselves by saying:


“Hi, my name is Ricardo and I’m an Alcoholic”


And everyone else says…


“Hi Ricardo!” 


This is a PIVOTAL moment in an addicts life.


They are ACCEPTING that they have a problem.


OWNING that they are responsible for it.


And IDENTIFYING with a group of people who have the SAME problems.


This got me thinking about YOU and your problems, would you answer YES to one or more of the following?


> Are you sleeping less than 7 hours a night?

> Are you constantly stressed at work?

> Are you drinking alcohol most evenings to manage stress?

> Do you doubt you could look and feel better?

> When you do join a gym, are you skipping sessions with numerous excuses (ill, stuck in traffic, back ache etc.)?

> On a regular basis, do you eat junk food as a reward for a hard day or stressful week?

> Do you put your own wellbeing last after the kids, partner, dog etc.?


Well, not to sound cheesy here, but you aren’t alone.


I struggle with most of the above.


I know most of the RSG members do too.


But you won’t see this on other gyms marketing pieces.


You are only shown the glitter and gold, the shining examples of six packs and shiny biceps.


I am bloody tired of fake marketing, are you?


Why can’t we all admit that we neglect our health and eat crap from time to time, stay up late and get stressed at work?


We are all in the same boat with modern life.


Modern life is stressful - the stress then leads us to an unhealthy lifestyle.


But at RSG we have started to build processes that improve your sleep, reduce stress, improve your mindset and you do it with a load of people just like you.


But I don’t want you to join my gym today, that’s not my point.


My point is this…..


TODAY - Open your eyes, realise that you could simply be doing a lot better than you currently are.


...your problems are not unique to you, we all struggle with them.


...life doesn’t get in the way, you are letting it get in the way.


So today, don’t listen to the radio on the drive home. 






“Hi, I’m [your name here] and I’m not taking responsibility for my own health”


If you lose your health, you lose everything you’ve ever worked for. You simply can’t enjoy life.


So ACCEPT that you have a problem.


OWN that you are responsible for it.


And IDENTIFY with a group of people who have the SAME problems.


Rise Above




Anthony Shaw


Head Coach


Raw Strength Gym, Warrington

PS - if you want help, we have a 6 week trial for £149.


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.


After the 6 weeks your money is returned or discounted off a long-term program with us. 


Email me at anthony@rawstrength.co.uk and let me know if you want more info.