It was June 2019 and I had gotten up to 228 lbs, my highest weight ever. I knew I had to make some changes, not only to look better but for my own health. My greatest fear is becoming a diabetic and I didn’t want that to happen. I thought I could do it on my own like I had in the past but I had been struggling to stay committed and focused. The other problem was all the other times after I lost the weight I didn’t know what to do next and ended up returning to my old eating habits and gained the weight back and MORE. I tried for about 6 months on my own and lost about 22 lbs and couldn’t lose any more weight. During November and December 2019 I gained back 10 lbs. I struggled getting back to the gym in Jan 2020. It was around this time I had come across Josiah on the Bodybuilding.com website and saw he was a personal trainer and on-line coach. I could see was serious about his training and saw that he looked great and did it all naturally. I knew at this point that I needed to do something because what I was doing definitely wasn’t working. I contacted Josiah and had my first consultation with him. He had be do some different moves/positions ad noticed right off that my calves muscles were tense by the way that I squatted which impressed me. I had been struggling with plantar fasciitis for over a year. It had gotten to the point I could barely walk and couldn’t stand for too long. I also had another disadvantage because with my foot pain I was not able to do any cardio as in the past such as walking, stair-master, or elliptical. So here I was needing to lose weight and get in shape and couldn’t do cardio. One thing Josiah made a point to tell me from the beginning is that he doesn’t believe in fad diets or quick weight loss schemes because they ultimately do not work and the way he trains his clients is for the long term. His method consists of steady and consistent weight loss preferably with weight bearing exercises and cardio if possible. I knew I couldn’t do cardio at first and Josiah understood and worked with me to help me change my diet and track my calories to lose weight with minimal to no cardio at the beginning. I cannot say enough about Josiah and his commitment to his clients. When I had a good week he praised me and when I didn’t have such a good week, he was able to help me move past it and keep pressing on and taught me not to see myself as a failure. I’m not going to lie, there were a few weeks that Josiah had to give me a stern talking to and reality check which I definitely needed. As I continued to progress with my weight loss my feet started hurting less and I was able to add in some cardio. This helped me burn calories while getting to eat a little more and still continue my weight loss goal. Josiah is willing to help do his part in making your journey successful. He made himself available to me to help me through the weak times, he was just a text away to offer encouragement and keep me accountable. If it weren’t for this, I know I would not have reached my weight loss goal. I can’t sing enough praises about Josiah. I honestly thought there was no way I’d ever achieve my goal. And when trying on my own I know I never would have. Josiah’s goal is to teach you the tools you need so that eventually you don’t need him any longer but he always says that once you are family in the Mile High Muscle program you are family for life and he is there if you need him. I have reached my weight loss goal of 160 lbs. This time though is much different from in the past. In the past I never knew what to do next to achieve my physique goals. But this time I have Josiah and he is going to teach me what to do in order to achieve my goal physique. I’m looking forward to Phase 2 of when I start changing up my body to look more like I want it to look. I know it won’t be easy but I know Josiah is here with me every step of the way. I look forward to the day I do not need Josiah to be there every step of the way, and that I become more independent in my fitness journey. But I know that when I do need him he is always there to help me. I lost almost 70 lbs from when I started and most of that has been with Josiah’s assistance. If you are looking for an online coach, I highly recommend Josiah, You can’t find a better guy that truly loves what he does and is there for the right reasons, to help his client reach their goals. I am so thankful that our paths crossed. I will be forever grateful to him and his help and encouragement along my journey. And guess what…my feet don’t hurt anymore!
“It took me about 6 months to reach my goal of losing 16 pounds down to my goal weight of 190 lbs. Josiah’s goal was not rapid weight loss, but rather real change of bad habits and healthy living resulting in long-term weight loss. I found Josiah to be a clever and wise strategist each time I was struggling to break bad habits. He even discovered that I was living in a severely dehydrated state! He progressively increased my water intake from about 7 cups up to 13 cups per day! This one discovery has increased my energy and curbed my appetite because I am now properly hydrating each day. Although Josiah is a tough guy with a mentality of a sports coach, I found him to be very compassionate and reasonable whenever I struggled to meet my weekly goals. “-Rob (Read More)
We have worked together for the last 3 months with the purpose of helping them tone up for their beach vacation coming up next week! They have worked extremely hard with 3 workouts a week and have seen much improvement on their form and muscular endurance while toning up! It truly has been a pleasure working with Shanna & Sarah and I am very proud of their improvement since we started working together!