Gareth Sapstead – The Fitness Maverick

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Hey, my name’s Gareth!

I’ve been helping people just like you get strong and look good naked since 2005. 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 educator. I’ve accrued tens of thousands of hours coaching in-person, from celebs, to athletes, to Olympia competitors. I’m currently  contracted to the BBC training their executives, hold the position of Fitness Director with MYOBAND, and a sponsored Athlete with MIRAFIT.

During my time as a Coach I’ve helped my clients overcome every obstacle under the sun, ultimately allowing them to make breakthrough changes in their strength and physique.

It hasn’t always been about looking great 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.

In most recent years I’ve been helping serious gym users and physique athletes across the globe look great naked with my Online Coaching Program. For those that want to follow my own workouts then I upload them weekly to The Fitness Maverick App

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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. My latest book, Ultimate Abs: The Definitive Guide to Building a Chiseled Six-Pack (Human Kinetics) has been named as the most comprehensive guide on core and abdominal training ever written. You’ll find it available at Human Kinetics, Amazon and all good book stores worldwide. 

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.

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