What are 5 quick facts that your best friend would use to introduce you?
1. Loves to be outside
2. Voracious reader
3. Health nerd
4. Likes to make facetious arguments
5. Always learning
What is your occupation? What inspired you to pick this profession?
I'm Fitness Coach/personal trainer. I started training in MMA 12-years ago. This created a very strong interest in how the body works. From there I studied manual therapies, health science, and fitness. I can't see myself going back to clinical medicine because it is treated too much like a bandage. People don't want to make healthy changes and they would come to me for a quick fix. In fitness, people are ready to make changes when they come to me. I want to teach people how to make those changes and set themselves up for success.
You can find out more at coachjoshwood.com or @coachjoshwood
Can you tell us a little bit about your athletic background/what sports or type of fitness you do?
Currently, I am working on a barbell based strength program to regain some of my previous strength. I am always active in combat sports, predominantly boxing.
Do you have a life-changing experience related to your athletic background/experience that shaped your future self or future direction?
Every competitive experience, or injury, has taught me more about myself. These experiences have also made me want to help those who are also looking to push their limits, and test themselves; whether against nature or others.
What would you say to someone who is trying to start living a healthier lifestyle?
Research. Dig into the limitless information available to us, or get a coach you trust to point you in the right direction.
Do you set goals? Will you share those goals with us?
My goals are dynamic. I haven't set strength or performance goals this year. My goals are: Complete the Juan De Fuca Trail again. Complete the North Coast Trail, for the first time. Also, to maintain regularity with my gym training.
What do you think the world needs most at this time in history?
That's a big question. Honestly, people need to develop small, like-minded, communities that help them create an identity for themselves. People are losing their identities and it makes them feel lost. Health and fitness is one of those communities where people really feel at home and can define themselves.
" We must all either wear out or rust out, every one of us. My choice is to wear out. " - Theodore Roosevelt