Nationality : British
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.
Owen has been living a predominantly raw fruitarian lifestyle for the past 4-5 years, experimenting back and forth throughout this time with vegan and raw food variations.
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 alongside his partner is the a co-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 with the use of calisthenics as well as a nutritional and health advisor.
Alongside this, Owen is also currently studying to become a naturopath and naturopathic nutritional therapist at the College of Naturopathic Medicine.
REPs Level 3 Advanced Personal Trainer
REPs Calisthenics UK Instructor
Poliquin PICP Level 2 (Strength & Conditioning Coach)
Naturopath (Currently studying)
Naturopathic Nutritional Therapist (Currently studying)
Biosignature Modulation Practitioner
P.I.M.S.T (Chinese Accupressure)
F.A.T Tool Practitioner (Fascial Abrasion Technique)
Applied Kinesiology Level 1
Ready4Raw Food Ambassador
Pro MMA Athlete
2nd Dan Black Belt (Taekwondo)
Strength & Conditioning For Sports
Calisthenics UK Course Instructor
Meet Other Trainers
Shakiba Moghadam is one of the coaches at Muscle Up Gym, and currently works with the younger members of the gym. Shakiba has been following a raw vegan lifestyle since the summer of 2015, where she has transited from a pescetarian to a vegan and now a raw vegan. She has been training and competing in amateur boxing for the last 2 years and qualified for the ABA national finals in October 2015, where she became one of the first female amateur boxers to compete at the famous venue of York Hall, London, placing herself top 2 in the country for her weight and developmental category. Shakiba graduated from the University of Portsmouth with a First Class degree in BSc Psychology in 2015, as well as a Master’s of Science degree in Sport and Exercise Psychology in 2016, where she has gained valuable experience in working with professional, elite and amateur athletes. Shakiba is also currently a part-time Sport and Exercise Psychology lecturer and a research assistant at the University of Portsmouth.
Lara has a background in gymnastics from a personal interest as a child which led to discovering calisthenics as an adult in 2016 with a particular interest in handstands. Lara also has a personal interest in weight lifting to compliment her calisthenics training.