My fitness career began in junior high school, as a young introvert trying desperately to avoid being shoved in a locker. I checked out a weight training book from the library and began training myself to become stronger. By the time I was in the 9th grade, I was a 14 year old who had enough chutzpah to keep from being bullied. I began training my friends and my career began in earnest!
While serving in the United States Army, I found a position as special populations physical trainer. I managed the post-rehabilitation of soldiers who were training to achieve Army fitness standards. Self guided, I studied and practiced wider and wider techniques to help people meet their goals. When I left the Army, I quickly found my stride as personal trainer in the private sector, which exposed me to a new host of challenges and growth as a person and a professional. I coach people in a well-equipped, functional gym in Portland, helping people lose weight, recover from pain, and generally live with more vitality.
My business, Form and Function, is inspired by the teachings of Paul Chek and the CHEK Institute located in San Diego, California. While writing a business plan, I watched the film adaptation “Peaceful Warrior” by Dan Millman and was led to CHEK institute.
My driving goals with Form and Function is to enhance vitality, relieve pain, and improve the lives of each and every person I work with, wether for one session or for ten years!
Here is what some clients have to say about training with Josh!
“I have been riding my bike, practicing yoga and eating right for much of my life. Working out with Josh gives me a rewarding rush, and has really been one of the most rewarding fitness steps that I have taken for myself!”
- Holly C.
“I’d been working out for over a year by myself at a large corporate gym, and in six weeks Josh was able to show me more results than I had gotten in the last year!”
- Nick C.
“Josh keeps me organized, keeps me working, and most importantly keeps me pushing myself throughout the workout. I feel stronger and have more energy than ever before!”
- Tanya S.