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What is Beautiful Strength?

Beautiful strength is one-to-one or group training sessions that focus on making you the strongest version of yourself in the most efficient and effective way possible.

Getting stronger will get you better results in your chosen field of exercise. Whether you cycle, swim or run; play rugby or football; practice yoga or pilates; or maybe bodybuilding, Olympic weightlifting or CrossFit training are more your thing.

Think of Beautiful Strength training as the ultimate foundation, the key to unlock your fitness goals. So if you want to improve your stamina, lift heavier or sculpt your physique and see a real difference, Beautiful Strength training will get you there quicker. It will shorten your recovery time naturally, because strong muscles accelerate muscle repair. In a nutshell, Beautiful Strength will help you train “harder, better, faster, stronger” as Daft Punk once famously said.

Beautiful Strength isn’t just for elite athletes who want to shave a couple of seconds off their personal best or lift an extra half kilo at the Olympics, it’s for home makers who need to be strong for their daily routine; it’s for office workers riddled with back, shoulder and knee pain; it’s for the elderly, who want social independence not walking aids and carers; it’s for rehabbing previous or existing injuries and it’s for the confidence created when you possess a beautifully strong body.

What to expect? 

The best and most effective tool to make people strong is the barbell, it's our main weapon of choice at Beautiful Strength and has worked successfully for hundreds of years to make people stronger.

Barbell exercises work the whole body, incorporating the longest effective range of motion with progressive weight loading. This forces the body to make the necessary adaptations required to increase strength. The training system that we use, called Starting Strength, is a long-term process designed to increase strength over time. It is controlled and measured unlike other popular exercise programs that simply make you hot, sweaty, tired and sore.

Beautiful Strength has everything to offer you. Don’t procrastinate or delay, book a consultation with Carl and see the difference strength training can make to your life.


Who is Carl Raghavan?

Carl is a Starting Strength coach living and training in London. He has been in the fitness industry for a decade. After visiting the States to learn about the Starting Strength system, Carl has developed his own unique approach and develops bespoke training programs to help individuals increase their natural strength and reach their full potential.

In 2014 Carl became the UK's first official Starting Strength coach and is currently the only qualified Starting Strength coach in Europe. Carl is no stranger to other recognised methods of training as a certified RKC kettlebell instructor. He is due to undertake a StrongFirst Kettlebell instructor course in September 2015.

Carl is dedicated to his profession and is continually developing his own methods & techniques. He is heavily committed to his training and firmly believes that the best way to teach is to lead by example.  


Programs & Principles

Mark Rippetoe is an American strength training coach and author. He is a former powerlifter with several decades of experience as a strength coach, heading up his own gym in Texas. He was formerly associated with the CrossFit community as a subject matter expert in barbell training.

Carl has studied under Rippetoe for five years now and has attended Starting Strength seminars and conferences in the USA. Here Carl learnt the fundamentals of the Starting Strength system and has since used them for the basis of his own Beautiful Strength training programs.

You can find out more about Starting Strength and Mark Rippetoe HERE.