You have brains in your head. You have feets in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. - Dr Seuss
The passion I have developed for sharing health, I believe, was passed on from my granddad George. A Personal Trainer in the British Military and Olympic Gymnast himself, my earliest memories of him teaching me diaphragmatic breathing, early-level gymnastic movements, sitting up straight, standing up straight, and lying down correctly, etc. Fast forward to secondary school, and there I am, teaching the other students that asked me the benefits of diaphragmatic breathing, early level gym movements and better posture. Working as a personal trainer, unbeknownst that it is, was even a career.
Moving straight into the industry after school with my passion for learning all aspects of health, I was fortunate enough to land a Momentum Fitness position (now known as The Training Ground). Going straight into a studio requires a lot of entrepreneurial lessons to be absorbed quickly. After eleven years in the industry and coaching many trainers myself, I believe it is the best path to develop trainers. For each client I have helped over the years, educating them on a better way to reach their health potential has also taught me skills outstretching fitness areas. I have made new friends, met many inspiring people and work with awesome people every day. Being asked to buy into the company in 2017 was a milestone that I would not have done anywhere else. The care for our members, the camaraderie in the team, and the passion I witness being instilled in many people every day shows me that I am where I love, doing what I love for whom I love.
When I started training with Josh, I never thought it would turn my life around. He set the foundation for a healthier lifestyle. My way of thinking has improved immensely since he started educating me about health and fitness. He is amazing, I could not recommend him enough.
Josh has changed my whole approach to exercise and nutrition, and through this has helped me implement changes that are getting visible results. He genuinely wants the best outcome for each and every client and has gone out of his way to help me achieve my goals. Josh simply doesn’t know the term “can’t” and each and every time I have thought I can’t do something he has explained to me why I should, shown me that I can or ignored me and kept going! I would absolutely recommend Josh to help anyone achieve their health and fitness goals - no matter how big or small.
Unfortunately for me, I’ve had two operations on my right clavicle this year and was out of physical activity for just over 3 months. And being a very active person beforehand took a hit on my body. I’ve now been training with Josh at The Training Ground for just over six months and I couldn’t be happier. Josh is still helping me smash my goals, getting back my range of movement, and showing me how strong I can be. I now have the best power to weight ratio I have ever had. Nothing but help guidance and explanation from Josh. Cheers Josh and cheers The Training Ground.
Since day one, Josh has been extremely knowledgeable and helped me become more confident in the gym and my workouts. I get as much out of my gym sessions now as I do when I am with him, Josh has given me the tools to be in the gym by myself and know what I need to do. He is friendly and makes the sessions enjoyable, and I hope to continue training him for years to come.
The biggest thing for me is the time Josh takes outside of a session, regardless of whether it is talking afterwards or me messaging a million questions daily. He will always take the time to speak and answer, explaining whatever needs to be explained. He can make a complex topic easy for a non-specialist to understand. His persistence and want for me to better rubs off and makes me want to be better too. He pushes me to try my best even though I have massive self-doubts, I managed to complete and win an eight-week challenge under Josh's tutelage, and that is something I never thought I could do. He's taught me the importance of hard work, and he certainly practices what he preaches, which makes you respect him so much more not only as a trainer but as a person.
Josh made a preseason running program for the Victoria Point Sharks Football Club, and it was the best running program I have done, and I've trained for and ran three marathons.
Josh's experience with massage, movement and the human body got me back training quicker than I ever thought possible. The cost and convenience are just a bonus.
For many years, I’ve had issues with my calves, especially during and after sport. Although I regularly see my physio, no exercise has relieved my knots or pains completely. I saw Josh for a 1-hour massage session, and they haven’t felt better. It’s been over a month since our session, and my calf muscle pain has not returned. My muscular recovery after sport has dramatically increased, and I’m thankful to say it was thanks to Josh. I am very, very pleased!
I came to Josh with acute pain in my shoulder. He quickly identified what the cause was, and after my massage, I felt relief straight away. He then gave me exercises to prevent it from happening again. I highly recommend him to anyone. Very professional!
Josh's remedial massage skills are exquisite. I work a very physical job, and my back is constantly knotted up and in pain. Josh is the only masseuse I have had who could fully release the tension and ease the pain. I will be continuing to see him regularly into the future.
I had to move away for career progression and was devastated that I would stop training with Josh. With the skills he taught me, I've managed to keep my eating in check, cut back on my drinking and have given up smoking. I am a new woman.
I've seen many massage therapists in the past, and I'm kicking myself I didn't see Josh sooner. He has healing hands! I walked into his gym feeling extremely broken with a twisted body, back spasms, shoulder pain, one shoulder lower than the other and a thumping headache. He worked his magic, educated me on what muscles I needed to strengthen and gave me exercises to complete daily. I walked out of his gym feeling human. I had a repeat massage the following week and felt the best I had felt in a very long time. I highly recommend booking a massage appointment with Josh. He will not disappoint.