Owen Gayle - Move Training Centre

Owen’s journey began with martial arts 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 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 strength coach under the well-respected and accomplished 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.

From January 2018 until Aug 2018, Owen began an experiment to see if he was able to build muscle mass on a raw fruit only diet. After 7 months of dedication, Owen concluded that it was possible after a 3kg increase in lean muscle mass however health was scarified in doing so. Want to find out more? Check out his video episodes documenting the entire experiment here.

Currently, Owen is the co-owner of a successful Southampton based training facility called Move Training Centre. A training facility specialising in calisthenics, sports performance and sport psychology.
Owens current training journey is fuelled by adapting himself to become the most diverse athlete he can be which involves participating in a range of disciplines from martial arts, to strength events and ultra endurance events.


Strength Coach Since 2008

REPs Level 4 Advanced Personal Trainer

Calisthenics UK Master Trainer

REPs Calisthenics UK Course Instructor

PICP Level 2 (National S&C Coach)

Biosignature Modulation Practitioner

P.I.M.S.T (Chinese Acupressure)

F.A.T Tool Practitioner (Fascial Abrasion Technique)

Applied Kinesiology Level 1

Notable Achievements

Taekwondo 2nd Black Belt

Former Professional MMA Top 10 UK Ranked Fighter

Fruitarian Bodybuilding Experiment Find out more

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park 2017 (5km) – Placed 3rd

New Forest Marathon 2017 (10km) – Placed 21st

Meon Valley Trail Marathon 2018 – Placed 21st

Hurtwood 50km Trail 2018

Mount Everest Jacobs Ladder Challenge (29,029ft) – 6hrs 12mins

Snowdonia Slate Trail Ultra (90 miles) – Placed 19th (31hrs 49mins)

Last One Standing England 2019 – Placed 13th (98.8 miles/24 hours)

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