Cavemantraining Team Member: Gail Owens

Hello, my name is Gail Owens.

Up until four and a half years ago, I was morbidly obese.   I had twins roughly five years ago, they both died.  Shortly after they were born, I had appendicitis where the anaesthetist gave me five to ten years to live.  I was so obese that I couldn’t walk up a flight of stairs.

I started to eat healthily and started off walking.  I lost about 50lb (22kg) on my own.  After that, I met a Personal Trainer who took me to the next level in my fitness quest – he introduced me to strength training.  I then went on to lose 50kg.  It was thanks to my second Personal Trainer that I got into Kettlebell training.

As my progress intensified, I did a wide range of courses and ended up becoming a fully qualified Personal Trainer.  I now have quite a few certifications and I PT a number of clients on a weekly basis.  I also teach 3 classes a week – one of whom is a circuits class and the other two are kettlebell classes.

At the moment, I am training for the Strength Matters Kettlebell Certification (similar to RKC and SFG).

I am passionate about fitness – minimalist training in particular.

I am hard style in my approach, but I am not closed minded – as such, I would be both interested in and willing to learn other styles.

Qualifications:

  • Level 3 Personal Trainer
  • Kettlercise Instructor Certification
  • Level 2 SMR Certification
  • Level 2 Gym Instructor
  • Level 2 Kettlebell Instructor
  • Level 2 TRX Suspension Trainer
  • Level 2 Functional and Powerbag Instructor
  • First Aid Certificate
  • Level 2 Group Fitness Strike (Taebo)
  • Level 2 Stability Ball Instructor – in three weeks’ time.
  • Strength Matters Kettlebell Certification (similar to RKC/SFG) – later this year.

I have attended the following workshops:

  • Obesity Myths Course
  • Medicine Ball Training
  • Advanced Kettlebells Drill

I have attended a course run by two ‘StrongFirst’ Kettlebell Instructors.  I have also been trained by a number of top class R.K.C. Trainers.

My website is entitled ‘Success Fitness’ and is located at: www.SuccessFitness.org

I will occasionally provide articles related to obesity, weight loss, fat loss and related topics on Cavemantraining, but more so on the sister website World Weight Loss Community owned by Cavemantraining.

Some of the articles I have written so far are:

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