About Coach Joe

Here’s the short of it…
I’m a husband of a wonderful wife, a father of 3 adorable, little girls, 2 of which are identical twins, a web designer for the US Army and a Beachbody Coach. I’m 38 and have never been in better physical condition in my life! I finally got off my fat ass one day and got into fitness. It has been a roller coaster of a journey so far and I still have a long way to go.

Here’s the longer version…
In 2007, I was at my heaviest weight, 254 lbs. I was 5’8″ and wearing a 40 pant size. I had high blood pressure and was taking medicine for it. At that time, I considered myself fat and happy. I was married and had a one-year-old daughter, but at times it was a pain playing with her on the floor and picking up after her. I got dizzy and was then diagnosed with Vertigo, so I started taking medication for that. A couple years later in 2009, we had two more identical, twin girls. I was about 10 lbs lighter then, but still feeling crappy and having 3 girls under three-years-old took it’s toll on me.

I was sick and tired of feeling sick and tired so I gave fitness a shot. It started out extremely slow, trying different things and spending lots of money on gyms and equipment, but I kept quitting and not going back for sometime.

At the end of 2010 I discovered Beachbody, the makers of P90X. I almost pulled the trigger and bought the whole mega-deluxe P90X package for hundreds of dollars, but after consulting with my wife, I made the smart decision of buying an older, less extreme version of P90X called Power 90. It was about $70 I think. At that point I consulted with a Beachbody coach about all of it and decided to become a coach myself so I could get a discount on it and this health shake called Shakeology. Unfortunately, like everything before, I started, but then I quit. The shake was coming monthly, so that stacked up and just represented the mass amount of money wasted. It was depressing!

I gave it another go at the end of 2011, but this time got some friends to do Power 90 with me. Me and my friend Michelle completed Power 90 and graduated to P90X together. We completed that around Summer of 2011 and I was in the best shape of my life, so I felt ready for something like Insanity. About 10 days in I was at a BBQ and ruptured my Achilles in my right leg. My driving leg. This happened 3 weeks before we were scheduled to move. My wife was not happy, but good friends helped out and we made it through the move and the next 6 months of recovery. I was setback and my health and fitness suffered. There was a lot of time on the couch eating take out, ice cream and drinking beer. The weight came right back, but I was excited to get back into fitness in January 2012.

January came and I started P90X again. I did better than before and did my best to track my nutrition. I no longer needed to take high blood pressure meds and didn’t show anymore signs of Vertigo. Shakeology helped a ton. After having great success with P90X, I did a hybrid of P90X/Insanity. That was the best workout ever and got me the most extreme results. My family and friends were in shock. I committed myself to fitness each day. It even got easier with shorter workouts like T25 and P90X3.

In Summer of 2013, I took my Beachbody coaching to a new level and started Facebook Challenge groups. These groups have grown and keep growing. I want people to feel the way I do. Many do feel as good as me and are spreading their excitement with others. Beachbody coaching has been the most rewarding job I have been involved with. I wish it could be a full time job for me. Someday it may be. Until then I will keep at my full time job and do Beachbody coaching in my spare time.

The journey continues and I keep getting better at my nutrition. I still have many weaknesses, but my challenge groups help me through it. I still have a way to go!