Gareth Sapstead – The Fitness Maverick

Gareth Sapstead - The Fitness Maverick The Fitness Maverick

Hey, my name’s Gareth!

I’ve been helping people just like you get strong and look good naked since 2005. It’s not exactly a useful skill during an apocalypse, but it has helped a ton of people. Which is pretty awesome. 

You’ll spot me in hardcover books, research papers, and in some of the most respected fitness publications in the world. Pen pushing is only my second job though… 

I’m a Coach, fitness maverick and forward-thinker. I’ve accrued tens of thousands of hours coaching in-person, from celebs, to athletes, to busy professionals. During this time I’ve helped my clients overcome every obstacle under the sun, ultimately allowing them to regain control of their time and physique.

It hasn’t always been about looking good naked though. My formal education and background is as a strength and conditioning coach. I started out my years working solely with some of the best football and rugby teams in the UK, helping them get leaner, stronger and faster.

Working with large groups of athletes was great fun for the first 5 years or so, but 1-2-1 felt the most natural and rewarding. Training such a broad range of athletes and clients with different physique and performance goals helped me gain a deeper understanding of a variety of training methods. My athletes are in great shape and my physique clients feel stronger and more athletic.

For the past few years I’ve been helping men and women across the globe look great naked with my Online Coaching Program. You can also download The Fitness Maverick App for a smaller taste of my training and nutrition strategies. 

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Me with one of my awesome online coaching clients, Conrad.

In 2014 I co-authored The Complete Running and Marathon Book (DK Publishing) where you’ll find all the strength and core exercises you need to run further and faster. 2016 saw the release of The Metabolic Edge Guide. In early 2020 I was proud to introduce you to my Glutes and Hamstrings Guide. Here you’ll find every exercise to build stronger glutes and hamstrings. It’s available for worldwide download right HERE!

Due for release in June 2021, Ultimate Abs: The Definitive Guide to Building a Chiseled Six-Pack (Human Kinetics) is the definitive resource on abdominal training. This 250 page book is my pride and joy and something I’ll be excited to share with you. Here’s a look behind the scenes of the photoshoot:


I currently hold a position as Fitness Director for science-driven supplement company Myo-Band. Use code MAVERICK10 to grab a bargain on the supplements I personally use. For activewear I have an association with Peak Vigour. You can find our FREE bodyweight core training plan right HERE

I’m a self-confessed coffee addict and nerd. As in goes to coffee tasting events kind of nerd. I’m also partial to baking cakes – I make a mean chocolate-guinness cake, if you’re ever in need of Guinness-clogged arteries.

Then there’s Ozzie, my French bulldog. You’ll probably be familiar with him if you follow me on instagram, but he’s a character to say the least. 

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Meet my little buddy, Ozzie.

Anyway…Here’s some boring stuff you may or may not care about:

  • Masters Degree (MSc) in Strength and Conditioning Science
  • Bachelors Degree (BSc) in Sports and Exercise Science
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (NSCA – maintained since 2011)
  • Endless bolt-on qualifications, workshops, conferences, blah, blah..
  • Exercise geek. But hey, if that apocalypse happens that’ll be important, right!?

If you ever want to get in touch please feel free drop me an e-mail using the form below.