I hold a BS in Exercise Science from Bridgewater State University where I also minored in Nutrition and Biology as well as completing the pre-physical therapy track. I have earned a CPT through the American College of Sports Medicine and is also First Aid & CPR/AED certified through the American Heart Association. I also hold a number of other certifications including but not limited to Precision Nutrition, Exercise is Medicine, TRX, USA Weightlifting Sport Performance Coach, and pre/post natal.
In addition to my passion for fitness, I've been an avid martial arts practitioner for 12+ years holding multiple black belts among other ranks in various systems. Over the course of my decade long career, I've held a number of positions in a multitude of fitness facilities and physical therapy clinics which, combined with my formal education, has allowed me to gain invaluable experience working with people across a very wide range of backgrounds and needs. These vast experiences allow me to assist my clients in reaching their goals, whatever they may be.
I know this pandemic has been tough in so many ways and has greatly impacted us as a society, specifically with regard to our health, but this doesn't mean we can't take steps to improve. Whether you're looking for in-person sessions, virtual sessions, fitness programming, or nutritional guidance, I can accommodate. You can come to me and train at my private home gym. I can travel to you and train you in the comfort of you own home (or outside of it). Or we can meet virtually via Zoom, FaceTime, Hangouts, or whichever video platform you prefer. I also utilize various software such as Truecoach for delivering top of the line programming, nutrition plans, and much more. So reach out, ask questions, and take the first step toward a better, more healthy you.
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started working with Josh in early 2019. The year before I began learning how to scull (in my mid-30s), and it became obvious to me that if I wanted to be better, I needed to be stronger. Josh developed a comprehensive program targeted to making me a better rower from outside the boat: stretches to increase my mobility, strength training, and conditioning. The time he spent teaching the little things, from proper form on a lift, to the science behind training your nervous system, has shown measurable improvement when I'm in the boat this year. Whether you are training for a specific purpose, or for general health and well-being, Josh will be your person.
I’ve been training with Josh for almost 2 years now. One of the most down to earth trainers who is experienced, knowledgeable and so much fun. Always look forward to the sessions as he is always prepared and has a plan that is aligned with my fitness goals. He ensures I have proper form and safety in mind to avoid any injuries. I would highly recommend Josh to anyone looking to improve their fitness.
Josh is a fantastic trainer! I started working with him when I was still recovering from a lower back injury. He helped me recover my strength and mobility and I could not be more grateful for everything he has taught me. He is extremely knowledgeable about how muscles interact and how different exercises help overcome weaknesses and explains everything, so I’ve learned not just proper form but how different exercises help. He’s a great teacher. He pushes me to go farther than I think I can offers encouragement and support and has also kept me on track during the stay at home order by coming up with body weight based programs that can be completed with minimal equipment. If you’re looking for someone who can tailor a program for you’re needs and help you reach your goals then josh is your man!
Working with Josh has both improved my health and fitness as well as my confidence. I feel like a learn something new each session and always leave feeling like I’ve gotten a great workout. My goals are mostly centered around weightloss and Josh has so far helped me lose 12 lbs in 3 months! Definitely recommend Josh, he is good at what he does and truly cares about your progress.
I always schedule an initial consultaion, either in person or via video call, to gather some background information and perform a movement analysis in order to see how each individual's body moves. Every person is different and also has their own unique goals. With this in mind I establish a baseline which I then use to write my exercise programming. If more specific exercise testing or communication with other healthcare professional (i.e. PT, Dr., etc) is required then I will do so.
I obtained my B.S. degree in Exercise Physiology with a double minor in nutrition and human biology. I am a cerified personal trainer (CPT) through the ACSM. In addition to this primary certification I'm also certified in Precision Nutrition, TRX, ACSM Exerise Is Medicine, Pre/Post natal, USA Weightlifting Sport Performance Coach, and so on.
I've worked in a variety of settings including but not limited to physical therapy clinics, commercial gyms, corporate fitness, athletic development and sport performance, Crossfit, and olympic weightlifting.
My pricing varies depending upon frequency of training and training location (my home gym, client's home, other fitness facilities, etc).
I began teaching martial arts in high school which started me on my path into fitness. From there I got my personal training certification and applied to university. I haven't looked back since :)
All types of clients across every population with the exception of high risk, clinical (i.e. in a hospital, etc. which would require direct medical supervision). These include children through seniors, beginner, intermediate, and advanced, athletes, and so on.
Don't be afraid to ask questions or put yourself out there. The hardest part is "stepping through the door". It's definitely intimidating at first but that will quickly pass once you've taken the first step.