Josh started the GYMGUYZ business in 2008. However, it was many years prior that he began creating the path that would lead to a successful mobile personal training business. It was during his high school days of playing hockey that he developed the passion for fitness. He made the connection that being physically fit helped him to perform better on the ice and feel great at the same time. Josh fulfilled his passion for health and fitness by working as a personal trainer in gyms on Long Island, while earning his bachelor’s degree. In 2007, after graduating from college, Josh began working for a marketing firm and continued working as a personal trainer in the evenings. It was during these evenings at the gym, when the light-bulb went on in Josh’s head. Josh noticed that gym members were inconsistent. They had too many excuses not to show up at the gym and work out, from working late, not wanting to leave the house after a busy day or just needing to get dinner on the table. Josh had the solution and wanted to make a difference.
So, tapping into his creativity, his professional background in marketing and his solid knowledge of health and fitness, Josh decided to launch his own company. He would offer an experience that was completely different by bringing customers a unique service: a mobile fitness company that comes to the setting of your choice. GYMGUYZ was invented with a fully equipped van containing weights, resistance equipment, body bars and so much more. GYMGUYZ develops personalized exercise and nutrition programs that are designed to ensure their clients achieve their fitness goals. Josh needed to create something from nothing. The GYMGUYZ business was born in his parents’ house in 2008. The dining room became a mini GYMGUYZ office. He started with a vision, a laptop and one van. He conducted business at the dining room table with a cordless phone and one folder with a few client names.
Josh was not only running the business, but he was training the clients as well. When not training his clients, Josh drove the GYMGUYZ van every day, up and down the Long Island Expressway in an effort to market the GYMGUYZ brand and attract new clients. Soon that one folder became multiple files, and the dining room became crowded with file cabinets, a printer, a fax machine and marketing materials. In 2010, the demand for in home personal training grew. Josh hired a certified personal trainer to help train the growing number of clients, and by year end, he needed to add 2 more vans and hire 3 more employees. In 2011, GYMGUYZ added 3 more vans to the fleet and recruited additional certified personal trainers to join the team! In 2013, it was time for GYMGUYZ to take the next step and open the official GYMGUYZ headquarters on Long Island in Plainview, New York. Now with a spacious office, full time office staff, a fleet of vans and a dedicated sales vehicle, Josh began the franchising process. Josh continues to aim high with a goal of 500 franchises within the next five years. Josh’s advice is to always follow your dreams and truly believe in your vision!