A member of our personal training team in Los Angeles, Josh has been involved in physical activity for as long as he can remember. Originally from Alma, Arkansas, Josh was on a community swim team for over 10 years while in grade school and also played on his high school tennis team.
Additionally, Josh was a proud member of the Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (NJROTC), competing in many types of physical challenges. Although he was physically active, Josh didn’t have any experience in a traditional gym setting until much later. When he entered college, he overcame some anxiety and his own self-doubt and made his first real attempt at training at a gym. Through years of trial and error (and working with several sub-par trainers), Josh decided to take matters into his own hands and become certified as a personal trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM).
Josh worked independently for four years before finding Focus Integrated Fitness and has helped many different clients achieve goals like reducing body fat, building muscle and strength, overcoming “gym jitters,” and improving or maintaining overall health. He puts an emphasis on strength training because, unlike fad diets and exercise programs, he believes becoming and staying fit has no end date – and strength is paramount to longevity. Fitness is a lifestyle choice, so it’s crucial that the exercises and foods you choose to incorporate be both beneficial and sustainable long-term.
When he isn’t training, Josh enjoys spending time outdoors with his puppy, Goku, and he is also a singer in his spare time. Additionally, he is a huge supporter of child literacy and volunteers at a local elementary school, reading to kids
BA University of Arkansas
National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM-CPT)
CPR/AED Certified - American Heart Association
Focus Integrated Fitness Journal Reviews: Monthly review of topics relating to current fitness trends, strength and conditioning, exercise physiology and medical journals.
Interval Training for Clients and Athletes (Mike Boyle, ATC)
Functional Training (Juan Carlos Santana, M.Ed, CSCS)
Joint Friendly Strength Training (Nick Tuminnello)