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Just look at his clients. They've got the results they came for, and that in itself should speak volumes for Sharif

Testomonials

Julie

Hi there.  My name is Julie and I have been working with Sharif for almost a year.  My experience in working with him as an online trainer slash coach slash listener slash teacher slash friend, has been fantastic.  I am not one to exaggerate, so I truly mean it when I say this relationship has been enriching, challenging, and quite frankly a lot of fun.

I live in the US and came across Sharif via social media.  As you can see for yourself, there are hundreds of online coaches to choose from.  I have worked with online coaches in the past and I wanted something more than meal plans, spreadsheets and check marks.  There was something special about Sharif - he was a combination of smarts, humor, confidence and charisma, that drew me.  I reached out and he was refreshingly warm and engaging.  And that is how Sharif is as a person and a coach, relatable, funny, kind, enthusiastic and encouraging.  You get it all with Sharif, his smarts and personality, and his supreme talents as a coach.  

My original and primary goal was to lose fat and improve my physique.  While that is still a primary goal, I have a slightly broader perspective now, after having worked with Sharif, which includes the goal of having an admirable physique, a positive mindset and an overall healthy balance of everyday life and fitness.  Despite the long-distance relationship, Sharif and I have gotten to know each other through Skype meetings, audio note and emails.  Sharif knows just what to say and how to say it, so that I can understand and feel inspired to make changes. 

 

Yes, I have lost weight and lost body fat and more importantly, have felt much better in my skin.  More nuanced though, I have learned about myself and others through this process. I now have a healthier perspective on health fitness, which includes balance, patience and improved self-compassion.  Without Sharif I am not certain I would have achieved anything other than a better body.  And while that's a solid goal and an accomplishment to be proud of, I have realized I want more than that.  My plans include an ongoing relationship with Sharif because why ever stop being a better version of myself?  

Is this worth your time?  YES, absolutely.
Is this worth the money?  YES, absolutely.
Will you be pleased with the outcome?  YES, absolutely.

Should you get started today?  YES, absolutely.

Anthony

I've finally hit a long-time personal goal of changing my body shape, health and confidence for the better. I want to thank my pal and mentor Sharif for getting me to both a healthier and happier place than where I was at. Mate you've been inspirational, a true professional, with totally sound and realistic advice all the way. Thank you for believing in me.

Danny

"Everyone's the England Manager"

An opinion, a big lift, a mate who knows, a six pack under their tee, even an old qualification ...

The trouble with "fitness" is it's owned by all, but understood by a very few.

Couple that with the faddy social media driven desire to self identify as a coach* and it's very easy to grow confused, whilst being very difficult knowing whom to trust and listen to.

*The true definition?, to get to where you want to be, from your current position, using a principle centered approach, and a flexible system underpinned by a genuine specialist knowledge, and a genuine care to serve.

Sharif Lawton isn't just a coach, he's THE athlete too. 

My experiences has taught me most people prefer the role and identity of coach because they haven't the heart or courage to be their own athlete, it being easier to gain significance and be autobiographical by offering high level advice without having had the previous athletic (or any specialist subject) success and experience, schooling, and practice themselves

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Sharif Lawton isn't fair weathered, he doesn't pick up this fitness thing for the summer, he IS IT, lives and breathes it.

He's lived it at 5-6% body fat, he's breathed it during yet another self application of the latest strength and conditioning research paper. 

He's felt the caloric deficeits and the surpluses. He's felt those 1RM's and the high volume efforts. He's made his athletic mistakes so you don't have to. Though we recently agreed: "there's no such thing as failure, only feedback" 

Why does this matter? Well as a coach his services are incredibly unique as he empathetically and knowingly stands side by side with you during your journey, that journey discussed earlier between where you currently are and where you wish to be. 

He's done it, is still doing it, and doing it with modern science, not yesteryears play book nor one he borrowed from someone else.

He's measured, he's purposeful, outcome focused, and more importantly, he makes himself available. 

In almost 20 years, I genuinely know of no other body composition specialist that is real world, available to you, and coaches results and desired outcomes. 

Be led by him, just do the work, and be fully present during your physical transformation. 

Liam

Sharif's transparency with his coaching and admitting his own past mistakes on his own physique journey is an absolute breath of fresh air in an industry full of smoke and mirrors. Not many coaches will openly admit going off track or even going out for a drink! I've had a few coaches in the past and whilst they weren't bad, Sharif has added more of a personal twist on my coaching. The spreadsheets, check ins and attention to detail outside of just the gym make it feel like a real team effort.

 

Sharif is a real human being, who understands that there will be lapses in motivation, weak moments and this can certainly happen in a calorie deficit when trying to get learner. Rather than lecturing me on the odd slip up, we would assess why it had happened and make adjustments to stop this happening in the future. Sharif understood the past experience I had had with binge eating and I am confident in saying that he has helped me overcome some of the mental barriers I have had with my relationship with food. 

 

His input in regards to thinks like making sure you are still able to be social, go out for a drink or a meal with your family, whilst still hitting your fitness goals is second to none. I couldn't recommend his services highly enough and considering the amount of free content he gives out plus his impressive client success list, that should be more than enough evidence that he is more than adequate to be your coach.

Kelly

You name it, I’ve tried it.

 

Slimmingworld - lasted a month tops, lost loads of weight to begin with, but realised there was no portion control. Which lead to me put back on and then some, like an extra stone - some.

Weightwatchers - Same thing, couldn’t keep up with it. Scratching my head,  trying to find WW meals in Iceland every week and trying not to get bored with the food choices, awful.

Juice cleanses - I actually paid to go on a week resort having ONLY JUICE. It really was terrible and the weight loss only lasted a couple weeks, because as soon as I got back I was straight on the Jaffa cakes.

 

Sharif has not only taught me self discipline but also that weight-loss and body composition isn’t not an overnight thing. It doesn’t matter whether I have a “bad day” or even week, as long as I try to be consistent with my choices, be it food or fitness.

His method made me look at the whole process differently and since starting with him I’ve lost 10kg - but it’s not all about scale weight. My clothes are fitting better and I can actually see myself toning up, standing differently and making better choices for myself through habit, not torment.

I understand what I’m eating and what effect it has on my body. Also I understand the weights at the gym a lot more. From someone who would shy away from the weights section thinking “oh man, it’s only for guys and super fit women” to being able to use the squat rack with confidence, feels pretty amazing.

I’m currently loving the compliments I’m getting and with summer round the corner, I’m so looking forward to wearing less and feeling good.

Shyam

I contacted Sharif a few months after finding out that I was going to be a Dad for the first time. I couldn't bare the idea of a new father that had, 'let himself go' like so many of the new fathers that I and seen around me.

 

I also had a holiday a few months away, so I was motivated to get into 'beach body ready' mode. Hands down what sets Sharif apart from other body transformation coaches out there is simple...he has an infectious passion for what he does. He is 110% dedicated to his craft and he demonstrates this by continuing to develop and understand new information and shares his expertise with his clients. 

 

The fact that he is always available to answer questions about nutrition or training, I have found very motivational during times when I felt like I needed a little bit on a n extra push to keep me on track with my goals. Through Sharif's coaching I have learnt that consistency is key, and even more so that consistency beats perfection. We are all human and want to enjoy life's guilty pleasures, however it's not the end of the world if you 'fall off the wagon', once in a while. They key is making a nutrition and training plan that fits around your lifestyle and goals. Once this was in place it definitely gave me a healthy training/nutrition/life balance and it becomes very rewarding to see results and have this in place.

 

I still have a way to go to hit my next goal, but Sharif has given me the tools and the mindset I need to confidently make the appropriate adjustments to my diet and training regime to get to where I want to be. I would highly recommend Sharif for any of your fitness and body transformation goals. 

Chalky

Honestly I have learnt so much from Sharif about the mindset of how we view food to the since behind how our bodies can absorb and utilise nutrients that I couldn't possible fit it all on here..

 

I initially sought out the guidance of Sharif as I had seen other client success stories. I wanted to get a better understanding of nutrition and how I can maximise my physique goals. I am now not afraid of eating ice cream with my daughter as I understand energy balance and the effect it has on how my body looks over time, and make sure I stay within my daily/weekly calorie limit.

 

I'm also not any more panicked that I haven't prepped 8 tubs of 'clean' foods the night before. As I can just run out to Tesco and buy a sandwich or just have some buttered toast as I know that it will not affect my long and short term goals. As long as I'm tracking what I eat and am aware of what goes into my body, I can continue to build th best physique that I have ever had.

 

I genuinely couldn't have done it without the guidance of Sharif. I have already recommended a few of my friends to sign up and will continue to do so. No matter what your lifestyle, you will come out of it much better equipped for life. 

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Dyfed

I immediately liked the look of what Sharif stood for - evidence based recommendations, flexible dieting, solid training protocols. That's very important to me and if you're natural - even more so. Truth is, many guys in the gym are huge because they're enhanced, not because they actually know what they are doing. 

 

The fact that Sharif works from the very latest research is very important to me - it gave me confidence that I would be dealing with someone who really knew what they were talking about. From the off I found Sharif not only seriously knowledgeable, but also personable, supportive and positive. His advice was the icing on the cake for me. He is very confident, knows what he's talking about - and can back that up.

 

I can get a bit obsessed with the minutae around training and nutrition, the trivial details surrounding the subject. Sharif helped me cut through all that and fix on what was actually important and would get me results. I have already recommended Sharif to a couple of friends who struggle with training and nutrition and will continue to do so.

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If you are ready to:

 

- Take your physical and mental shape to the next level 
 

- Still be able to enjoy going out , and have a thriving social life
 

- Have new mindset skills that will transfer over into other areas of your life

- Access the very latest and up to date training, nutrition and supplement advice out there

Then hit the "Apply" button and get ready to achieve some amazing results.

Sharif Lawton

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