🕚SUNDAY 19th AUGUST 2018 | 11am – 3pm

Muscle Up Gym are hosting a combined workshop “Sport Conditioning for the Body and Mind”. This will include practical and educations concepts from both the physical and psychological aspects of sport conditioning.

Owen and Shakiba have worked with numerous professional athletes including Olympians and world champions from various sporting backgrounds as well as competing at an elite level themselves.

For more information on both Owen and Shakiba please check out the following links:



Early Bird: £45 (book before 5/8/18)
Full: £60

📅To book your place…

Our next 4 week handstand course is taking place on Monday 26th June.

To find out more info and to book your place, follow this link: BOOK HERE

This psychological workshop aims to help athletes at all sages of their sporting career and help develop an understanding of psychological skills training.

Topics such as goal setting and mental toughness will be covered during the workshop, and athletes will participate in various psychological skills training activities.

Contact shakiba@muscleupgym.co.uk to book or for more information.


Muscle Up Gym alongside Soton Cali (Southampton Calisthenics) will be hosting a Vegan BBQ for all to join!

We will be set-up at the Southampton Common just by the workout bars which are situated next to the children’s play area.

Just turn up, bring your own food, we’ll blast it over the BBQ for you and feel free to join in with the calisthenics/freerunning fun!

This a family friendly event for all ages 🙂

See you there!

Freerunning sleepover at Muscle Up Gym combined with a night outdoor session in Southampton!

Muscle Up Gym is a facility dedicated to calisthenics, freerunning, combat conditioning, yoga and other forms of bodyweight movements.

On Saturday evening (21.05.2016) we start at 18:00 with a 2 and a half hours freerunning jam session at the gym. This will be followed by a 2-3 hour outdoor training session around the city centre of Southampton! After that we head back to the gym to train for a bit, set up our hammocks/sleeping bags and get some sleep! On Sunday we’ll leave the gym around 10-11am to train outside again.

****Bring your sleeping bags or hammocks!****

Toilet and shower is available to use at the gym for all the participants.


Prices (paid via cash or card at the beginning of the gym session) :
£7 for active members
£10 for non-member

Register and reserve your place below! Please do not turn up on the night without pre-registering your spot. This will result in a £2 admin fee.


Age limit : 13+ years old – parent will be required to complete the on-line registration form where applicable as well as verbal consent for all participants aged under 18.

If you have any questions contact Kuba Jursza on Facebook or email: jakub.jursza@gmail.com

Or Muscle Up Gym:
02381 782 323

*Please note, although the on-line registration form states the event is free. The applicable fees will be payable upon arrival of the event.

A little while ago, 10 year old gymnast Eva who is one of a regular and talented members asked if she could use our facility to host a charity event she was planning.  We were very happy to help make this happen and agreed. We then found out what Eva’s charity event would be and we were shocked yet excited for what she had planned!

An 8 hour gymathon consisting of calisthenics, gymnatics, freerunning and various other fitness elements all in aid of  Crohn’s and Colitis UK!

This event will be taking place at Muscle Up Gym on Sunday 29th May 2016 from 9am-5pm. It is open to anyone to come cheer Eva on or maybe even join in 🙂

A little about why Eva has decided on such a tough test for raising money and awareness for Crohn’s and Colitis UK:

Eva’s Dad has suffered with Crohn’s Disease for the past 17 years and sadly in that time no cure has been found. Eva has seen her Dad go through bad times with the disease and is taking on this personal challenge to help find that cure.

For those that know Eva they won’t be surprised to hear that she loves a challenge.  Well, Eva has certainly set herself up for a BIG challenge. She has come up with an 8 hour gymathon of calisthenics training which uses gymnastic elements to build up strength, endurance, agility, balance and flexibility . This will push Eva to her limit and would be a massive challenge for anyone let alone a 10 year old!  

The facts:-

Colitis and Crohn’s are bowel conditions which can have a devastating impact on every area of life and currently have no known cure. Around 300,000 people in the UK have Crohn’s and Colitis, and more than half are diagnosed when young.Please support Eva by sponsoring her in this challenge.
Please feel free to donate to this event and cause via the Just Giving link below:

We have just finalised our workshop schedule for 2016 which are hosted by Calisthenics UK & Sideways 8 Training. We will once again have the pleasure of Stephan Hughes-Landers aka @iamBarstarzz who will be hosting these workshops!


Sunday 26th June 2016 | 9am-3pm

STATICS WORKSHOP | Price: £ 149.00


Learn the techniques and exercises involved in a range of static exercises including the elbow lever, planche and front lever. This workshop takes place over six hours and includes plenty of opportunities to try each exercise, as well as take part in a workout lead by our master trainer.

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Sunday 14th August 2016 | 9am-1pm




You will receive 4 REPs CPD points on completion.

This four hour workshop covers the fundamental aspects of bodyweight training, helping to lay sound foundations from which to build upon. We provide an overview of the different training systems you can use with clients, examine the techniques involved in a variety of bodyweight exercises, and cover how to progress/regress exercises to work towards the mastery of the iconic moves.

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Sunday 14th August 2016 | 1pm-5pm



You will receive 4 REPs CPD points on completion.
This four hour workshop will enable you to deliver engaging and effective 1:1 and small group bodyweight sessions using parallettes. Parallettes open up a host of programming options, making them the ideal PT tool for those working in a gym or freelance. We cover the specific techniques involved in a variety of exercises, as well as how you can structure a session to challenge clients of all fitness levels.

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Bulk Purchase (Intro to Calisthenics & Parallettes) : Price: £ 149.00

Sunday 11th September 2016 | 9am-3pm

DYNAMICS WORKSHOP | Price: £ 149.00



This six hour workshop examines the techniques that will allow you to perform the most eye-catching and big scoring moves. You’ll look at getting air and air moves, 360 degree variations, P bar hops and palm spins, as well as going through a workout lead by our master trainer.

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Sunday 13th November 2016 | 9am-3pm

COMBOS WORKSHOP | Price: £ 149.00


Here we show you how you to link the content from the static and dynamic workshops, developing your own style and adding flair to your performances. During this six hour workshop we look at P bar hops and flow, putting together static combos, controlling momentum, as well as devising technical combos.

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Bulk Purchase (Statics, Combos & Dynamics) : Price: £ 399.00


For more info or to book, please contact us or visit the Facebook event pages listed above.


Some of you may already know and some may not….Owner and head coach of Muscle Up Gym Owen (The Fruitarian Athlete) is making his comeback to professional MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) after a 4 year break.

Owen used to be a top 10 UK ranked fighter before retiring in March 2012 and now looks to make a BIG statement within MMA with his new approach to training, nutrition and mindset.

His fight is against BJJ black belt Spencer Hewitt and will be taking place at Shock n Awe 22 on Saturaday 16th April 2016 at the Mountbatten Centre in Portsmouth.

Tickets are £30 for standard seating and £75 for VIP front row seats. Contact the gym or Owen himself to get your ticket! 

CLICK HERE for the official fight release article for Owen’s fight!