Education: BS Kinesiology, James Madison University 2008
Fitness and wellness has always been at the forefront of Josh’s life. His childhood consisted of playing outside every chance he could while narrowly missing the wraith of his parents for not making it back home before the street lights came on; Josh played travel soccer and AAU basketball from the age of 5 through college. You would always find him in the ocean during summers body surfing, body boarding, and surfing.
His passion for staying active and the marvel of the human body led Josh to study Kinesiology. He graduated from James Madison University with his Bachelor’s Degree in that field in 2008. Right out of college he taught children at Centreville ES in Virginia Beach as a PE Teacher’s assistant. His career path has been a fantastic journey: Josh founded a Video Production company in 2008 and shot over 70 weddings, worked for GEICO in the sales department and management for 6 years, was a financial representative at Northwestern Mutual for 2 years doing financial planning for small businesses and individuals, and was the Business Development Director at a Creative Company.
Josh’s work experience in these professions prepared him to lead Ghent Fit Norfolk. Josh founded the studio with the singular desire to help individuals reach their maximum potential through health and fitness. He knows that when people exercise they are less stressed, have more energy, are mentally sharp, and happier. Those benefits spill over to clients’ lives and cause them to be the best version of themselves. The root of every business decision Josh makes is based on how it will help our clients succeed. He believes in family, community, and creating an environment where clients are safe to come how they are. Welcome home to Ghent Fit Norfolk!