Bernard McGowan was born in 1983 in Coupar Angus, Perth and Kinross, Scotland. He currently works as a nutritional therapist and personal trainer.
In his dual role as a nutritionist and personal trainer, McGowan has gained many years of experience across the health, exercise and wellness industry. McGowan studied both subjects separately, achieving a Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Nutritional Therapy and a Level 3 qualification as a Personal Trainer. McGowan combines his knowledge of both physical fitness and the science of food to offer his clients a more holistic approach and optimum results in terms of their fitness and health.
McGowan has turned his professional interests into personal activities, leading a healthy and lively lifestyle full of sports and exercise. As a professional personal trainer, McGowan regularly weight trains at the gym. He also enjoys a number of extreme sports, including abseiling, hang gliding, mountain biking and mountain climbing. While he enjoys pushing himself to the limit of physical performance through extreme sports, McGowan also practices yoga and meditation as a way of relaxing and winding down].
As a dedicated nutritionist and personal trainer, his passion for the subject sees him reading a variety of related studies and publications to continue his professional development and stay up to date with the latest research and ideas about health and wellness. The books that have been a strong influence on McGowan’s practice include those by Dr Rangan Chatterjee, the British-born physician, author, television presenter and podcaster. Chatterjee’s books ‘The 4 Pillar Plan’ and ‘The Stress Solution’ have been particularly important to McGowan.
Another author that McGowan admires is Michael Greger, particularly for his book ‘How Not To Die: Discover the Foods Scientifically Proven to Prevent and Reverse Disease’. This book takes a closer look at the science of food and its effects on the body, which is a core focus of McGowan’s practice as a nutritionist.
The science of food and nutrition is a topic that McGowan finds fascinating, and he continues to read and learn about the topic to understand how food dictates both physical and mental wellbeing. As well as being the focus of his job, food is also an important aspect of McGowan’s personal life. He enjoys cooking at home and trying new, healthy recipes from around the world.