Glen John Jones is a Personal Trainer and Deep Tissue Massuer based in South London. He’s the Co-Founder of boutique fitness studio, Studio 234. He's also the author of “Think and Grow Vegan - gradually adopt a plant-based diet in 5 stages”.
Having been involved in the fitness industry since 2008, Glen has been fortunate to have contributed towards many clients reaching their goals and beyond. His tenure in the industry involves experience across some of the most well known commercial gyms and sports supplement companies in the UK, as well as a stint ‘down under’ in Australia!
In 2016, Glen was approached by an old friend from nursery who had gained investment to open a boutique fitness studio in the local area. They became business partners, opening Studio 234. These old school pals were featured in the local Guardian on page 3: #Lifegoals. Glen now does the majority of his personal training and massage therapy at Studio 234.
In 2017, he competed in the Reebok Spartan Beast in Edinburgh, Scotland, coming second out of around 800 participants. This subsequently led to him being featured on the BBC Good Food website as “The Vegan Personal Trainer”, where Glen explains how his diet affects his career and his clients. Later that year, he placed 1st in his age group at his first competitive trail Marathon.
In 2019, he competed in his first Ironman 70.3 in Austria, and his first trail Ultramarathon. He also self-published: “Think and Grow Vegan - gradually adopt a plant-based diet in 5 stages". The book was received well, and it became available to buy in Waterstones- seen in the 'We Recommend' section, Foyles and many more UK book retailers would go on to stock physical copies. It's now available to buy from a growing list of stockists worldwide, as well as in audiobook and kindle versions.
As a result of the success of the book, Glen would go on to be featured in The Daily Mirror, as well as many other magazines and podcasts.
Despite this book tip-toeing into certain aspects of nutrition and the value of meal preparation, Glen is admittedly not a big lover of cooking, being neither particularly good at it, nor naturally passionate about it. For this reason, he truly believes that if he can adopt a plant-based diet without too much drama and feel better all over for this, then anyone can! Glen’s story is relatable to many who lead busy lifestyles and want to feel better.
In 2020, Glen self-published "Know Your Plant-Based Foods - the go-to reference book for plant-based nutrition". Currently only available in kindle version, this book is designed to accelerate your knowledge of plant-based nutrition, so you feel even more confident in your food choices. Alongside Think and Grow Vegan, it is the perfect accompaniment for anyone looking to get the most out of their daily food choices.
Future projects to include more books, online training and nutrition programmes for clients worldwide.
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If you want to reduce your meat intake, go veggie or plant-based but have concerns about inconvenience, nutrition, or “the perfect diet”, this book will give you:
• Insights and little gems that you can implement in your everyday life.
• Simple, experience-backed answers from someone who does fitness and nutrition for a living.
• Essential advice on plant-based nutrition, body composition, saving money on food, eating out with friends, and explaining your diet to others.
• And the knowledge and confidence to have a go at a plant-based diet.
As someone involved in the fitness industry myself, I can relate to Glen’s story because I have been tempted to eat less meat for environmental and ethical reasons, but have been worried about protein intake. I learned more than I expected, and have passed on some of this knowledge to my clients. Especially bits from the misconceptions, summaries and plant-based alternatives sections.