Opening a Box came at a lot of personal sacrifice, but he couldn’t be happier with the life he has made for himself. In everything he does for this Box Josh’s bottom line motivation is “how to help people be the best version of themselves”. You can see this motto in everything Josh does and he will not stray from it even in the hardest of times. Truly we need more people like Josh in the health and fitness Industry.
HOW OLD ARE YOU?
WHAT IS YOU ROLE AT THE OX BOX?
WHY DO YOU ENJOY WORKING AT THE OX BOX?
It is my baby, it is my home away from home, it is my learnings and passion distilled into a place where people train to be better humans
WHAT ARE SOME THINGS MOST PEOPLE DON'T KNOW ABOUT YOU?
I am a pretty open book, so I think people know most of it :)
But for those that don’t know my favourite movie is the Fifth Element.
In the early years I was a pretty active kid, I played sport, mainly soccer and was pretty good at it. Rode my bike etc. It was only when I was in my early teens that it stopped and I started playing console games, my passion for training again sparked in my late teens when I started to hit the gym in a typical body building style of training.
To live as simply as possible. I do not mean like a Buddhist monk, but i mean identify what we want out of life, not the physical possession but what we value. I find the world so fixated on wanting more that we forget what we really need. By eliminating all that is unnecessary we can really start to see what is important to us.
Continuing to create the best training facility for my athletes is always my top priority. It is important to me as there is just so much shit out there in the market, all of them just trying to get as much money in with little concern for the people who are paying it. I have and will always try to stand by, fitness is not gimmicky, it is something that becomes apart of your life style, the stuff you do in the gym, should directly to contribute to the life you lead outside of it. It is supposed to be fun and challenge who and what you think your body is capable of.
Be as health as possible on the inside, this is both mental and physical. We get very fixed on the aesthetics but neglect the internal health and also the health of the mind. I want to feel healthy on the inside when I wake up every morning, I want to feel clarity in my head as I go through the day, and I want to feel capable in my body to do shit when life gets thrown at it.
WHATS HAS BEEN A SPECIAL MOMENT IN YOUR CROSSFIT JOURNEY?
My favourite moments are not my own actually, they are seeing my athletes achieve things that they thought were impossible. That first box jump, that muscle up that has been worked on for almost a year, an athlete who over comes injury to beat what injured them in the first place are my favourite moments of crossfit.
WHATS YOUR FAVOURITE WOD?
It is like choosing your favourite child. I am going to answer anything that catches me off guard.
3 SONGS YOU LOVE TO WOD TO?
Boiler - Limp Bizkit
Gecko - Oliver Heldens
Feel Good Inc - Gorillaz
RAPID FIRE QUESTIONS
WOULD YOU GO BACK IN THE PAST OR GO INTO THE FUTURE AND WHY? WHICH TIME PERIOD WOULD YOU GO TO AND WHAT WOULD YOU DO?
Go back in time, to see if really was better in the old days :) I think the 60’s, no real reason just like the clothes.
WHAT'S YOUR FAVOURITE TREAT FOOD?
WHAT'S THAT INGREDIENT THAT YOU ALWAYS END UP ADDING TO YOUR DISHES?
Garlic and Smoked Paprika
IF YOU WERE IN THE ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE WHAT WOULD BE THE OBJECT YOU'D ALWAYS HAVE ON YOU?
Duct tape, you can save the world with that stuff
IF YOU WERE AN ACTION FIGURE WHAT WOULD YOUR 2 ACCESSORIES BE?
Headphones and notebook
IF YOU COULD GO ONE PLACE IN THE WORLD RIGHT NOW WHERE WOULD IT BE?