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Coached By Josh

Birmingham City Centre, West Midlands

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‘20 Certificate of Excellence, 2020

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We offer a professional online and in person Personal Training and Small Group Personal Training service which supports men and women to achieve their strength, fitness and fat loss goals so that they can look good, move well and be strong for life.

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21 November 2019

Since starting with Josh I have been able to learn the main Olympic lifts using his expertise and coaching.

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17 October 2019

I have always seen training as a chore however working with Josh has made training enjoyable and something I look forward to. Within 30 days I achieved consistent training and progression whilst my all round form has improved. More...

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13 October 2019

I’ve started training with josh and I absolutely love each of my training sessions. I have a great trainer who truly understands my needs and knows how to motivate me. I needed to loose a few kilos which I had put on over the years after having had 2 children and neglecting myself. I wasn’t sleeping properly or eating healthy. I was always tired. Josh is knowledgeable about all aspect of fitness and gave me some excellent advice regarding nutrition. He inspired me to change my mentality about food and I’ve now got into a more natural and healthier habit. The first 30 days where pretty hard having to change eating habits and fitting in sessions in my busy schedule but when I started to see the results I was motivated to make this a permanent fixture. I regret not doing this way before but it’s never too late I suppose after seeing the massive difference it has made on the scales and by measurements but more than anything it’s all about being fit and healthy. Hoping I can maintain this. I must say: I found a professional trainer with the winning combination. Most definitely worthwhile – Thanks Josh for everything More...

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19 September 2019

I decided to start training with Josh as my own training had become non-existent and I wasn’t enjoying being in the gym. Since training with Josh, my love and enthusiasm for being in the gym, getting a sweat on and working hard has come back with a bang. In the 5 months that have passed since I took the plunge, a worthwhile plunge, my fitness, strength and power have improved more than I thought possible. Josh tailors the sessions to what I want to achieve. I don’t want a six pack, I want to be fitter, stronger and more mobile. I have done this and will keep doing this and more by continuing to train with Josh down at MSC Performance. I’m proud of how far I’ve come in the 5 months I’ve been training by Josh, my deadlift and squat are at all time highs, up at weights I never thought I’d be able to do! I can’t speak highly enough of Josh. If you’re unsure of training with Josh, take 10 minutes out of your day to have a chat with him, you won’t regret it, I know I don’t. More...

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11 September 2019

I had trained with Josh a few months ago and couldn’t carry on due to my cramped work schedule. But, i missed training with him so much that I finally gave in. Now, I just find time whenever possible to train with him. Sometimes you just have to find the balance. Josh really helps me with my technique. He is always keen to know my goals and helps me achieve them step by step. More...

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18 August 2019

Great coach! As a regular gym goer, I was looking to improve my techniques and to learn some new stuff. Josh built up a training plan suited to my needs and to maximise my weakest areas. I have literally improved immensely in just a month and now am more confident lifting much heavier weights than I was doing so previously in all workouts. I would recommend him to all ages, shapes and sizes as he understands each individual needs. More...

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15 June 2019

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One week in to my 30 day trail and I have no complaints. Josh is super personable and has given me a programme that will help me to achieve my goals. The true coach app is great and unique. Enjoying my time in the gym after a long break. More...

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1 May 2019

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Josh is an extremely patient and knowledgable personal trainer. He is working hard to produce the right training program for me and is excellent motivator.
I am very happy with Josh , I can recommending him at 100% also is really good opportunity to create yourself to new routine.
Thanks Josh🙃
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24 March 2019

I have been training with Josh since a couple of months now, and I am really impressed with what I have achieved in just these 8 weeks. I was able to squat & dead-lift my BW withing 5 weeks of training without any backpain. The way Josh has taken me through various progressions has really helped me to master some of the compound exercises, which ,if done wrong, can do more harm than good. The best part abut working out with Josh is that apart from having a talyor made routine for my goals ,he constantly motivated me push my boundaries, which otherwise I was not doing. I feel great and can feel that I am getting stronger. Very approachable and friends guy.I highly recommend working with Coached by Josh. More...

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20 March 2019

I’d like to highly recommend working with Coached by Josh. I contacted josh predominantly looking to get into a regular training routine while developing my technique and strengthening my weaknesses, aid in nutrition and dealing with the constant back and knee issues - I was getting with work. By teaching me to activate my core and glutes, I could already feel them getting stronger with each session. With complete encouragement and praise, my technique is getting better even when I doubted myself constantly. Also, within a few weeks, my knee and back pains were barely noticeable. Prior to my session Josh had drawn up a training plan and nutrition template for me and we discussed how I could reach my goals. I learnt so much in such a short space of time and was really pleased that Josh had tailored everything to my specific needs. Unfortunately I don’t live in the area, but if I did I would have no doubts about training with Josh regularly - I couldn’t recommend him enough! He is so reasonably priced, knowledgeable and has the patience of a saint. So thank you again Josh for not only getting my confidence back but also being so incredible! More...

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7 March 2019

When I first got in touch with Josh, he was very thorough in firstly trying to understand what I wanted to achieve with my fitness goals as well as getting a clearer picture of my lifestyle outside of the gym. The programme that Josh designed for me took all these factors into account, working on the building blocks to enable me to achieve what I wanted. Josh is a great listener and that was the aspect I enjoyed the most about training with him, that it was a two-way-discussion and not just being given a one-size-fits-all template. I am very proud of the ‘quality’ work I learnt with Josh; he focused a lot on tempo work and quality over quantity, which meant that I was injuring myself less and getting my form and technique on point. More...

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7 March 2019

In the past months of training with Josh I did more than I ever expected from me and my body, I gained 6kg in less than 8weeks and I m really pleased with that, before training with Josh I was training in a commercial gym but I had no confidence or ambition to train with weights. . but Josh made me do that and it is worth it, now I have the confidence to train with weights and it’s the best feeling. Right now i’m doing the small group sessions and I really enjoy it, i get to meet nice and friendly people that make trainings more fun. Overall training with Josh is the best decision I’ve made this year, i feel stronger after every training and this is thanks to Josh’s guidance and support . I highly recommend Josh!! More...

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7 March 2019

I contacted Josh as I wanted to create a more effective training plan at the gym and improve my exercise techniques. By teaching me to activate my core and glutes I can already feel them getting stronger and my technique improving each day! Prior to my session Josh had drawn up a training plan for me and we discussed how I could reach my goals by combining these exercises with nutrition and other daily activities. I learnt so much in such a short space of time and was really pleased that Josh had tailored everything to my specific needs. Unfortunately I don’t live in the area, but if I did I would have no doubts about training with Josh regularly - I couldn’t recommend him enough! More...

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6 March 2019

I’d like to highly recommend working with coached by Josh. I contacted josh predominantly looking to get into a regular training routine and dealing with the constant back issues I was getting with Work. Whilst also losing a little weight and getting stronger. I’ve been training with Josh early mornings, which slots easily around my ever changing work pattern. Josh created a workout that works at strengthening my weaknesses and imbalances whilst also being enjoyable and creating a tailored nutrition plan. Within a few months I am no longer having any work related back pain. I am consistently training with the motivation to do more. All of my compound lifts are increasing in weight week by week and i have lost around 5kg in weight. With the guidance of Josh I’m introducing Olympic lifting into my routine and continuing to hit my goals with a new motivation at a fitter and healthier lifestyle. More...

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22 October 2018

I cannot recommend Josh’s coaching more highly. My background was mainly in rugby but I was developing an interest in Olympic Lifting. Josh took this on board and really got to grips with my goals and tailored a program to really fit in with where I wanted to go. While being programmed by Josh he was constantly checking in and adjusting my program as well as offering coaching tips to improve my form and mobility. After 8 weeks of working with him I’d made improvements in all my lifts as well as improving my cardiovascular fitness. Josh also takes a holistic view on coaching and helps with diet, sleep and mobility injury prevention. Working with josh I definitely felt like I had more energy, was sleeping better and I wasn’t getting the niggles I had previously. I would recommend to anyone thinking about getting coaching/programming professionally to work with Josh! More...

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16 October 2018

Before starting my programme with Josh i was enjoying running and playing netball and although I knew both these things would improve by incorporating some strength training I had little idea of what exercises to do. After chatting to Josh I set my goals - improving my 5km time (aiming for a sub 25min park run) and loosing 4 km of weight. My programme involved a mixture of strength based and running interval sessions and using the My Fitness Pal app helped me keep track of my food intake. This was helpful to highlight how much damage falling in to the weekend pizza/beer binge can do aswell as helping me make good food choices especially while trying to increase my protein intake. I was pleased that I achived my goals - shaved 3 minutes off my 5km time and lost 4 kg and was surprised how much my core stability and hip strength improved. Throughout my programme I found the sessions varied and achievable and Josh was always on hand to offer support. More...

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8 August 2018

Josh is an extremely patient and knowledgable personal trainer. He worked hard to produce the right training program for me and was an excellent motivator. He helped me win a local powerlifting competition and improved my techniques. Thanks Josh! More...

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8 August 2018

Josh is a very good coach. With his programming and knowledge, I made excellent progress in my recovery from a heart surgery. Josh has always been very professional, keeping up with his clients often to tailor the programming to each case. More...

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8 August 2018

Josh is an excellent coach and highly recommended. He knows is stuff and how to deliver it . He did a detailed assessment on our first session and I very quickly began to see improvements. I used to avoid box jumping but in a few sessions I was stacking them up! He also gave great support with my nutrition and helped keep me on track. Thanks Josh More...

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8 August 2018

Josh introduced me to Olympic weightlifting with endless patience and an incredible depth of knowledge. I couldn’t recommend him more, whether you’re just getting started or more experienced, looking to gain strength, tighten up your technique or generally boost your performance.

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8 August 2018

I've known Josh for around 6 years, through playing rugby together at university and training together.

Josh has been programming for me for 4 years and I can honestly say that I've not looked back. Josh' s programme has helped me recover from a torn achiilies playing rugby, to now returning to training in 9 months.

With Josh' s guidance and expertise I'm now olympic weightlifting and squating again. I would 100% recommend Josh to anyone looking to take their health and fitness seriously.

What separates Josh from other coaches I've worked with in the past, is his ability to put the client first and use his knowledge and encouragement to create a specific programme to meet their needs. Josh isn't afraid to push his clients out of their comfort zones in order for them to achieve the best results possible.
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8 August 2018

When I first started I was very nervous as I had no clue about fitness and different exercises. With josh’s motivation and friendly nature he really did help to get out of my comfort zone and reach my full potential. I would highly recommend josh he is everything you need in a coach. More...

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8 August 2018

I've worked with Josh for about 2 years now in both his weight lifting and strength and conditioning classes. He has an extensive knowledge in how to program for performance based goals, and is very passionate in teaching and getting the best out of his clients. If you want to improve your fitness, get stronger or drop some body fat, Josh provides a service that you won't be disappointed with :) More...

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8 August 2018

If you are looking for a Personal Trainer who responds to your needs with a personalised programme, looking at the whole of you, then Josh is the guy to work with.
Josh got me to a 100 kilo deadlift (and beyond!), front squatting without shoulder pain, box jumping (something I never thought I’d master) and gave me the chance to grow- muscle, in strength and stamina, mentally and as a person.
If, as a professional woman in her 40’s, I can do it, with Josh’s support, you can do it too!
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8 August 2018

I value Josh as one of the best coaches I know personally. Been preparing with Josh for few weightlifting competition of mine. More than that he gives me a massive chance to learn how to coach weightlifting classes as I shadow and lead by his side, I am always impressed and amazed. He is very knowledgable and I always feel very welcomed to ask him anything about fitness. I am lucky to have Josh by my side on my competitions. I am so greatful for his coaching down there anytime, he s got my 100% trust. Very friendly and attentive person, lucky to met him. More...

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8 August 2018

I have been coached by Josh and would not hesitate to do so again or recommend him to anyone else. Outstanding, understanding, assessment, knowledgeable, positive, limits, progression, safe, technique, posture, planning, programme, research, interesting are all attributes that you could use for the man. I met Josh through a contact in Judo after I was looking for some help with pre-hab on a hip condition prior to having it replaced! The pre-hab was amazing and I learnt so much that I had never considered or knew of. Its led me to a greater interest in the science of the human body - as mine slowly falls apart!! We continued with re-hab after the hip-replacement and things went really well. I always felt safe with Josh and he kept the sessions fun. I also really appreciate the way he researched my requirements and I felt the training was very specific to my needs. Getting involved with Josh was a stroke of luck and I have already recommended him to several other people. Keep up the good work mate :-) More...

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8 August 2018

If you are interested in learning or improving your Olympic lifts Josh is your man. Josh had a great deal of knowledge and experience and has helped me immensely in this area. Every week I feel my technique has improved under his guidance. Josh is also a lovely person. He is very approachable and he cares a great deal about making sure he understands what your goals are and he strives to get the best out of people. More...

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8 August 2018

I first met Josh at university. We were both studying Sports Therapy. After a while we began training together and since then he has developed himself into one of the best trainers I’ve had the pleasure to meet and work with. Josh bases his training on scientific evidence, he pays great attention to detail and is willing to continually develop and learn. He shows great care for those he is training. I would highly recommend Josh as a trainer and know that by following his guidance and with a little hard work, he will help to turn you into a faster, stronger and healthier person. With Josh’s help you’ll also be doing something new, unique and specific to you and your needs. More...

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11 July 2018

Josh first introduced me to Olympic Weightlifting several years ago. After following online programming and having sessions with him I saw a great improvement in my fitness and health. A true practitioner. Josh practices what he preaches and his healthy lifestyle infected mine helping me make more positive, long term choices. In an industry full of instant gratification and complete lack of evidence I would highly recommend Josh a coach for providing an evidence based approach to health. More...

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12 December 2017

Quality gym. Everything you could need for good S&C sessions in terms of both equipment and staff. The knowledge of the staff is immense with specialists in fields ranging from power lifting to Olympic lifting, strong man to sport specific strength and conditioning. They also run a variety of different group sessions to get people involved. More...

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11 October 2017

Great facility, such a friendly atmosphere with helpful, knowledgeable coaches and excellent equipment. Some amazing athletes too! Everyone is made welcome and supported regardless of ability. Made my move from London so much better, they've created a great community spirit. More...

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10 October 2017

I hate it and I love it at the same time. It took my one glance to decide it is my gym. Why do I love it? I really like the music, and the fact it looks a little bit like an 'underground' gym. It is a perfect place if you are dedicated to work hard - no redundant equipment. Coaches with the outstanding knowledge, experience, and skills, but what is more important - they exactly know how to instruct others. They also present very positive attitude. It is worth mentioning - they are not afraid of feedbacks. They are not sitting and celebrating what they already achieved in this place, they aim higher every day. Team members in the gym are also friendly, and atmosphere is just great. I enjoy being there.
What do I hate? There is only one MSC and other gyms are far behind.
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8 October 2017

This is got to be one of the best gyms in the country by far! Not only is the equipment amazing, but the coaches and staff really know their stuff and are always there to help. The atmosphere that has been created there is the best! Everyone is friendly and supportive! I have been here a year this month and I won't go anywhere else now. I've improved in so many areas and I know there's so much more to come :D More...

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8 October 2017

I’ve been a member of MSC Performance for around 6 months and it’s been the best discussion I’ve made in terms of my health and fitness.

The facility is by far the best in Birmingham. The investment in equipment to allow a whole host of training options is brilliant. All of the staff are extremely approachable and knowledgable. Always on hand and willing to offer a little advice on your lifts or a conditioning exercise to help progress your training.

MSC also offers a number of class training option every day. I haven’t got involved in these yet, but I’m looking forward to.

In my experience a very friendly, community feel that is purely there to make you better.
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25 February 2017

Great coach with an outstanding ability to appreciate and convey the intricacies of movement. This was particularly useful to me as a beginner not only to weightlifting, but, to the gym in general as it helped me gain a greater awareness of my body during training. Josh is a highly motivated and adaptable coach who has been able to help me develop and become more confident at the gym. The coaching sessions overall have been a very rewarding experience. It is incredibly satisfying to see myself grow stronger through these sessions. I particularly appreciate the effort that is placed in understanding and noting down my progress at the gym. This has been done through the use of FitBot which lists the details of your program as well as your past achievements in certain movements. The use of a videos to capture and relay my movement during sessions has also been highly useful for my improvement. Overall, I would highly recommend Josh to anyone and have been very lucky to have such a great coach. Starting as a true beginner with Josh after five months of training I have decided to take part in my first powerlifting competition.
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18 February 2017

For a programme focused on building strength and mobility that is tailored to you, you can't get better than working with Josh of Bulletproof Coaching. Many thanks for all your help, support and endless tweaks to my programme over recent months. I've seen huge improvements in my health and body. More...

10 February 2017

I went to Josh with the goals of gaining confidence in lifting and improving my overall strength and performance.

We had one-on-one sessions every week and he also designed me a personalised structured program that I could work with outside of our sessions. The training sessions and program progressed over the weeks to greatly improve my performance ... to give an example when we started training together it was a struggle for me to deadlift 60kg without breaking my form, however within 10 weeks I was able to lift 84Kgs for reps!

Josh is very knowledgeable about what he does and was able to clearly explain to me the importance of the exercises we were doing in the warm up, the techniques required for the lifts, how I could improve my form, what he could see was limiting my performance etc, all from just watching during our sessions.

I quickly learned that training to improve performance was extremely motivating, rewarding, and yields great aesthetic benefits too! I looked better, felt strong and would definitely recommend coaching by Josh.
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Q&As

We realise that fitness should be personal. We do fitness to look, feel and perform better and ultimately live a larger life to accomplish extraordinary achievements.

Clients of Coached By Josh achieve their fitness goals with the support of myself by their side throughout the entire process. I design the clients fitness journey so that they make progress inside and outside of the gym on a weekly and monthly basis.

Whats the first step to achieving my fitness goals?

An initial but detailed consultation between myself and the client takes places so that trust and a relationship can be built. Current nutrition and lifestyle habits are discussed along with fitness goals.

What happens after the initial consultation?

The client will undertake a series of physical assessments to measure their limitations and current ability. This allows me to deliver the correct exercises within the programme so that the client remains safe, but also include exercises that will help achieve the clients goal.

Whats next?

Once I have all the information needed, I create a training programme designed around the clients goals which is either delivered through personal training, small group training or remotely online.

By having weekly exposure to myself, a training programme designed around your goals and advice on nutrition/ lifestyle habits within an exciting but supportive gym environment, clients achieve amazing results.

Taking accountability for yourself. Yes, I can tell you what to do in the gym for an hour. But you have the remaining 23 hours by yourself by which to make a positive impact to your lifestyle and nutrition.

Will-power only gets you so far. Building a habit over a period of time will last you a life time. Be smart, and make small positive changes.

The secret to looking, feeling and performing better is consistency with exercising on a weekly basis, eating good nutrition along with the support of myself by your side and a community of similar individuals with the same goals motivating each either for success.

I get a tremendous amount of self satisfaction seeing men and women accomplish extraordinary achievements in the gym, and then use their new found strength and fitness to perform tasks that were once unimaginable, outside of the gym.

In a society full of fitness businesses, celebrities and Instagram models trying to sell quick fixes and fast track transformations we are neglecting to teach the individual a vital lesson.... hard work and consistency!

How is it morally right to feed from someones insecurities and market specifically to them that they can have their dreams come true in just 8 weeks or if they take this magic pill all their problems will be go away?

A band aid solution should not be adopted within fitness. It should not be marketed to the mass that a life full of poor nutritional and lifestyle habits along with little exercise can be remediated in as little as an 8 week transformation.

If anyone is to be successful in their life long fitness journey, it should be educated that it takes years of nurturing and growing through a learning process.
The lesson is to love the journey and realise the progression within the gym corresponds to the growth that we encounter through our lives as we mature.

This is why at Coached By Josh, we do things properly. We educate our clients and truly care about their progression. I want my business to make an impact to many men and women, so they can live healthy, long and prosper.

I'm a friendly and out going individual with your best interests at heart. I offer a free face to face consultation to anybody interested with working with me.

If you are interested with how I can help you achieve your fitness goals, I will send you a questionnaire to complete. I will get back to you ASAP to arrange a time for us to meet and discuss your answers.

Regards,

Josh

Services

Personal Training which includes programming, nutrition and lifestyle support. Assessments and consultation every 4-6 weeks to measure progress.

Work in a small group whilst following your own programme designed around your goals under the supervision on a coach on the gym floor. Includes programming, nutrition and lifestyle support. Assessments and consultation every 4-6 weeks to measure progress.