MEET OUR STAFF
We are proud to say that our staff at JPF is the most qualified group of trainers in the area.
Every one of us has a deep passion for fitness and helping people achieve their dreams of a long, healthy life.
JOSH - OWNER
“The biggest thing standing in the way of you and your goals is your mindset. The key to success is changing your mindset to realize that nothing great will ever come easy or without challenge: get comfortable being uncomfortable.”
As an experienced Lead Instructor of Kinesiology, James has a complete understanding of the skeletal and muscular functions of the human body. He easily relates to, and works closely with, Physical Therapists, Chiropractors, and Personal Trainers to create realistic wellness plans for the prevention and recovery from muscular injuries for all clients.
Mikayla is the head of our JPF Kid Fit Hours, Ninja Training Room, and Marketing. With over a decade of experience working with youth at various locations including our local 4H Camp as a Teen Leader and Counselor, as well as working with the local Unified Special Olympics Spirit Squad, Mikayla's knowledge of children extends beyond the fitness world. She holds a previous certification as a Level I Low Ropes Course Facilitator, helping to prepare her for her role in our Ninja Room.
Mikayla has a passion for working with children to help prepare them for a future full of healthy habits while also showing them that physical fitness can be enjoyable. Her understanding of the dangers of over specializing, as well as the importance of introducing specific movements and non-weight barring exercises at a young age, allows her to implement programs and activities that are both age appropriate and fun. Her main goal is to make fitness fun for our local youth, encouraging them to adopt healthy lifestyle changes that will last a lifetime.
"Our Youth are our future. Taking the time to invest in their physical and mental health at a young age can lead to a productive, healthy life that will benefit both them as individuals and our community as a whole."
Jon is focused primarily on weightlifting, strength and conditioning, and movement correction. He has competed and placed first in Powerlifting, Weightlifting, Bodybuilding, and CrossFit. Jon has also fought professionally in MMA for Reality Fighting and CES. He holds previous certifications in ISSA and CSCS.
“No one is too young, old, or inexperienced. I can help anyone who is willing to put in the effort.”
Deb is the head of our Yoga Studio with over 30 years of continuous training, education, and self-development. Her passion is to tap into all of her resources that she has learned throughout her life and apply them together. She works with families, teaching them how to heal together in a way that supports their lifestyle while introducing and figuring out healthier ways to achieve optimal health and wellness. Her diverse background would benefit any holistic wellness program. Deb has years of experience from early childhood education to with working with diverse groups of people with varying lifestyles. The different modalities of Holistic Health studies, energetic systems and self help studies, along with her passion for discovering each clients bio-individuality help pave the road for health and wellness.
"I believe I have something incredible to offer, and wake up daily thinking of ways to make an impact on lives."
Jarrod is a CrossFit Level I Trainer with over 20 years of training experience. He holds previous certifications in ISSA Personal Trainer and Les Mils Body Pump Instructor. Jarrod has previously competed in both Body Building and CrossFit competitions. An avid snowboarder and former high school athlete, his experience allows him to work with a range of athletes while understanding the needs of each individual.
Kamal is a CrossFit Level I Trainer and a full time Computer Engineer. A former sprinter with interest in high power output, Kamal began his journey in Olympic Weightlifting. After learning both Bulgarian and Russian styles, he took an interest to the Russian ideology, and continues to implement its style in his coaching.
He found CrossFit while at JPF as a fun way to stay active and motivated. Kamal appreciates CrossFit for its variety of movements, competitive aspect, and community. His favorite part of coaching is supporting athletes while achieving their goals and helping them accomplish what they never thought was possible
"Nothing is worth having if it comes easy!"
Rich first began lifting weights in high school in preparation for football season. After he was done playing college football, he found Strongman. Rich has been a competitive Strongman since 2009. He became a Professional Strongman in 2017 by winning the 275lb National Championships. He now competes professionally in the Strongman Champions League.
Rich holds a NASM Certified Personal Trainer and Fitness Nutrition Specialist certification. His goal is to lead you down the path to become the best athlete you can be!
“Without strength, life is but a gloomy business.”
Adam graduated from Springfield College with a Bachelor's in Applied Exercise Science. During his time there he was a member of Team Iron Sports Weightlifting Team. He began competing in Strongman and has since become a National Level Qualified Amateur Strongman. Adam is also a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist. His specialty is fixing pain by helping athletes to improve body biomechanics.
“It's not what we do, but how we do it.”
For three years, Jeremy owned and operated CrossFit Kemah in Texas where he sent teams to the South Regionals twice before relocating in his military service. In 2012, Jeremy qualified in Strongman for The Arnold. He has competed in powerlifting on and off since high school. On top of all his achievements and qualifications, Jeremy has 13 years in the Army with most of that time as light infantry assigned to a reconnaissance unit as a sniper section sergeant. He is new to the Northeast, and isn't looking forward to his first full winter here.
"If you're not having fun with your strength, skills, or fitness in general, why are you doing it? We all have a gift of ability and that gift has an unknown expiration date; we should use it."