“Coach Ford is one of the best trainers I’ve seen and is very educated in the field of fitness. The positive environment created here is phenomenal and truly is second to none. If you come here, you will get better!”

– Austin Slye

“It is such a family oriented business. The gym goes way past workouts. Everyone supports each other as a family to help with physical and mental gains. It does not matter if you are just starting to workout or you have been working out for years, everyone fits in and supports each other. Josh listens to his clients wants/needs and makes sure he creates an environment that can meet those needs.”

– Tessa Williams

“I think the best thing for me is the personalized training regimen and the nutrition counseling. It helps more than anything to get a specific macro goal so I know what to do each day to try to reach my goals. I like the smaller semi personal training sessions because I know I am being looked at and corrected if my form is off and coached on how to properly perform the exercise. There are a lot of times where I stick to lighter weight only cause I am unsure if I can go heavier but the programs are designed to work up to it so I like that aspect of it.”

– Craig Bouchard

“Working with Josh and his team at Thrive has improved my life both mentally and physically. With his coaching I just feel better. I have more energy, get better sleep, and feel comfortable in my own skin.”

– Kellen Ruhl

“The coaches are friendly, very knowledgeable, extremely encouraging. They are responsive to any questions and concerns I have. The gym is also awesome!!”

– Lisa Schoenborn

“I love everything about Thrive Performance and Fitness Center! The caring coaches and family atmosphere, Coach Josh changed my life. I had some serious health challenges and he went above and beyond to work with me and I’m in the best shape of my life now! Thank you Coach Josh!”

– Michelle Rhodes

“In the few years that I have known Coach Josh, I can honestly say that he has changed me into a better person both mentally and physically. Josh’s in-depth knowledge of nutrition and fitness, coupled with his life experience and philosophies, allows any situation (regardless of how stubborn the person needing help is..me for example) to be broken down to its most simplistic form and begin the basics of a plan that will change your life for the better. I initially went to Josh for a little help with my nutrition. I felt that it was impossible to have good, healthy, and consistent nutritional habits with my work lifestyle as a salesman who travels nearly half the year. Within minutes, Josh had a plan for me and I bought in immediately and was set down a road of self-betterment with Coach Josh helping me along the way. Josh is the type of person who, when you meet him and talk to him for just a few minutes you think to Yourself “this guy gets it and I want him in my life because he will help me become a better person!” As soon as Josh announced he was opening Thrive I made sure I was the first one to sign up to be a member, knowing that, with what Josh had done for me with a little nutrition coaching on the side, the possibilities were limitless when I could work out with him and receive nutrition coaching 5 days a week. As always, Coach Josh did not fail to deliver. I have recently moved into semi private personal training with Coach Josh and, once again, I don’t regret a single minute I spend with him. He makes you want to improve, not only for yourself, but also for him! Josh goes above and beyond any perception of a Coach, gym owner, personal trainer and becomes more of a mentor, life coach, and member of your family. As busy as he is, Josh is constantly making time to help anyone who asks for it with any aspect of their lives. I truly believe that Josh would give anyone he meets the shirt off his back if it would help; and those of us who are fortunate enough to know Josh would absolutely do the same for him. Josh is just the type of person who wants to leave the world (and people who’s path he crosses in this life) better than he found them. Josh has decided to do just this through his passions of fitness and nutrition coaching. Words can not adequately do justice to the type of Coach, Gym owner, and Person that Coach Josh is, but, I have lived a pretty interesting life and I can honestly say, Josh is truly one of the best people I have ever met, and anyone would be lucky to have him In their lives in any capacity.”

– Mark Symmes

“Thinking about how to write this I was struggling on the way to begin as it is a difficult task to write about Coach Josh and not come out with a whole book. The man is a fascinating human being. It wasn’t until last night I stumbled upon the perfect fictional character to describe this person who exists within reality, the perfect way to describe Josh is to picture a real life “world’s most interesting man” . This might sound funny to those who do not know him, but in my experience he always finds a way to surprise me with his drive to attain knowledge and dedication to his craft of which he has many. Working with Josh for my last three fights has given me a new level of confidence both in and outside the cage. Josh will be the first to say that confidence without the backing of experience and knowledge is doomed to fail. Not only did he elevate my levels of fitness and improve my body composition, but I felt mentally stronger and more able to perform my task that the day presented to the best of my ability. You will not find a better, more in depth and knowledgeable hard working man to help you through your journey whether it be a physical one, spiritual or mental journey. He will not coddle you or tell you everything is going to be okay if it isn’t. He shoots straight from the hip and means business, but he also has one of the biggest hearts of anyone I have had the pleasure of meeting. Coach Josh is a professional through and through and it is infectious, to the point that simply being around and conversing with him draws the best from every person I have seen him come into contact with. To my coach, my friend, my brother, thank you for helping change my life for the better. Love you man”

– Robert Watley | Professional MMA Athlete | LFA Lightweight World Champion

“I was the typical over 40 male – married, kids, an occasional work out I could sustain, but did not have the physical body I hoped I had presented. My weight fluctuated and I ate whatever I wanted. I thought there was no way I could ever reverse the damage that had been done to my body. And then I met Josh…..working with Josh I have achieved results that I thought were unachievable. And I now have the tools to keep it going – I can stay the course. But it’s not about me, it’s about what Josh teaches. He provides not only the physical transformation but the mental transformation as well. Health and fitness are truly mind over matter.”

– Thomas Mason | Realtor


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