Owen Gayle

Owen Gayle

National Champion in Martial Arts, Personal Trainer & Strength Coach

Owen’s journey in martial arts began at just the age of 4 years old after taking up Taekwondo. Owen began competing in full contact competitions at 5 years old eventually becoming a national champion, achieved a 1st Dan black belt at 8 years old and eventually a 2nd Dan black belt at 12 years old.

In 2008 Owen began training to become a personal trainer and strength coach while at the same time training in mixed martial arts (MMA). By 2012 Owen was a top 10 ranked professional MMA fighter competing at an elite European level. Owen was also training as a full time strength coach under the well-respected and accomplished strength coach and athlete Tom Hibbert from Winning Health Solutions/Winning Performance as well as personally learning from some of the industries leading including Charles Poliquin, Derek Woodske, Andre Benoit to name but a few.

Currently, Owen is the owner of a successful Southampton based training facility called Muscle Up Gym.

A gym dedicated to calisthenics, sports conditioning, body mobility and sport psychology. Working from this central hub, Owen is now specialising in sports conditioning and calisthenics training, as well as a practicing nutritional health adviser.


The Truth Of The Fruitarian Diet: Becoming a Fruitarian Bodybuilder

On January 2nd 2018, after careful planning and preparation Owen began a journey to find out how muscular one can become on a raw fruit diet. Owen chose to experiment with two different variations of a fruitarian diet, the first that involved the flesh of the fruit and nuts (seeds of fruit). The second being only the flesh of the fruits.

Owen will share his story and experience into the truth of living a strict fruitarian lifestyle while attempting to building muscle along with the physical, phycological and health pros and cons of such a restricted lifestyle.

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