What People Say

Martin Fahy 2nd June 2012

I came to Owen overweight and not too fit (and nearly 50!) with a goal of doing the London marathon in 6 months; I wanted personal training and sports massage.
In short Owen was outstanding. He has excellent knowledge (sports science degree at Loughborough helps) but more importantly, he can apply his knowledge and is intuitive in his delivery. I have had sports massage (both good and bad) before and I know an excellent session when I get one and Owen gave what was required consistently and in a professional way. I have recommended Owen to family and friends who all appreciated his skill. I can thoroughly recommend Owen James for both personal training and sports massage and without him I would not have achieved my goal ( I completed the london marathon 2012 in 3h58min)

Clifton Bradeley Sub-4 Health

 Clifton hired you as a Health & Fitness expert

Top qualities: Personable, Expert, High Integrity

“We have used Owen on many occasions for our health & Welbeing centre clients. He is professional, knowledgeable and clients like him. More to the point they like the results, and so do we. Having our patients fitter stronger and more confident allows us to treat them more effectively. Owen helps us achieve that outcome.” August 7, 2011

Hayden Robinson (client)

Hayden hired you as a Personal Trainer

Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, High Integrity

“Four inches off the waist and 21 pounds lost forever – need I say any more ! Owen is dedicated to his clients. A constantly varying routine with stretching goals that keep me on my toes. Highly recommended.”August 24, 2011

Ranbir Singh Sahota (client)

Ranbir Singh hired you as a Sports coach – sports massage

Top qualities: Expert, On Time, High Integrity

“Owen James – I asked for expert opinion when training for half marathons. Owen provided tailored running plans, expert advice on training, encouragement. As a sub 3.00 hr full marathon runner – I trust what Owen say’s as the right thing.” October 17, 2011

James Archer (client)

James hired you as a Personal Trainer

Top qualities: Great Results, On Time, High Integrity

“Owen is punctual, conscientious and helpful at all times. His training ideas and knowledge are excellent and I do not hesitate in recommending him to anyone needing assistance with personal training or sports massage.” July 18, 2011

Lee Elmore (client)

Lee hired you as a Personal Trainer

Top qualities: Expert, Good Value, High Integrity

“Having known Owen since school we have kept in touch since then. He has been a constant friend through all my tough times. Late 2007 I was diagnosed with having testicular cancer. Having put on lots of weight while having chemotherapy and steroids I needed to lose it all as quick as possible. The middle of 2008 was the time to do it. I knew of Owen being a personal trainer so booked a consultation session with him. I needed a goal, I needed to become fitter and more confident in myself as a person and also in looks – but needed help in doing this. I was suffering with mild depression at the time… now Owen will not know this until he sees this recommendation, but he was a huge inspiration to me, and helped me through some pretty dark days. Not just as a trainer, but as a friend. He must be one of the easiest people to talk to, he goes through everything step by step and always has a positive spring in his step, but then again he should do with all the Marathons he runs (o: Thanks Owen, for everything mate! Lee” July 19, 2011

John Ball (client)

John hired you as a Sports massage 

Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Expert

“OJ is firstly a pleasant guy with a very professional and dedicated approach. He has helped me on many occasions with injuries and more importantly injury prevention through exercise and stretching techniques. Because of his professional sporting background and his participation in many sporting activities, he is very knowledgeable, credible and easy to talk with. He also understands the science behind training and conveys detail in very understandable and practical terms. I would and have recommended him to others.”July 18, 2011

Gavin Burrows (client)

Gavin hired you as a Sports Massage

Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, High Integrity

“I have used Owen for regular sports massage treatments for a number of years and I have always been extremely pleased with the results. I can highly recommend him.” July 18, 2011

British Indoor Rowing Championships 2008
British Indoor Rowing Championships 2008If anyone had told me 9 months ago that I would willingly get out of bed at 6.30am on an autumn Sunday morning and subject myself to the gut wrenching nerves and sheer physical exhaustion involved in competing in a national indoor rowing competition I’d have said they were mad: not least because I have never previously competed in any rowing competition. However that’s exactly what happened to me on Sunday 26th October 2008.

What made it happen? Owen James – that’s what! Beneath that beguiling and taciturn manner lies a steely determination. Owen coaxed and encouraged me to compete and has supported my training all the way. I said that the one thing I was dreading was finishing last! What was the result of all our hard work? I led the field for the first part of the race and finished about half way through the field; braking my personal best time by an amazing 9 seconds.

I was so grateful to Owen in coming to watch and support me at the event at 9.00am even though his own race wasn’t until 5.30pm. It was a great day at the NIA in Birmingham: the organisation was extremely efficient, whilst the atmosphere and camaraderie between competitors was what exactly what one would expect of sportsmen.

All in all I had a great day and I can’t wait until the 2009 championships!

… Stephen Murray, Hill Ridware


  1. A thoroughly great guy, who has helped trun me from the robot I was into a more flexible person which is starting to pay dividends with my running. I would recommend Owen to anyone who requires a sports massage, certainly the best I’ve ever used.

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