Josh Hostetler

Josh Hostetler is an experienced fitness professional and the founder & owner of Breakthrough Fitness. His goal at Breakthrough is to offer a wide range of highly skilled professionals, eager to learn and extremely driven.


Learn more about Josh in his interview below!

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What is your training background and how long have you practicing/teaching?

In my twelve plus years in the industry I have made a very deliberate effort to fill my conceptual “tool box” with a wide variety of tools to fulfill the goals of my clientele. While at Thomas More College I had the opportunity to coach four years of college football while double majoring in Psychology (to improve my understanding of my clients motivation), and Exercise Physiology under Ted Lambernides who is a GIANT in this field.

Meanwhile I was fortunate enough to spend a year working at the University of Cincinnati as a strength coach where I learned the intensity necessary to control a room full of 60 plus athletes. I also spent six months working with the Cincinnati Bengals under strength coach Chip Morton where I learned the value of becoming a student of the industry and devoting myself to daily reading to refine my skills.

While still in college I was also presented the opportunity to work with former Olympic sprint coach, Joe Gentry as he prepped a dozen upper level prospects for the NFL combine. That is where I truly began to understand the detail necessary to really teach speed.

After school, in my next twelve years, I spent two years at a time learning about and refining a new skill. From my time as a head strength coach at a high school figuring out sports performance and then to the private spectrum, I spent time refining my speed program, improving my background and practice in the corrective/therapeutic realm, learning the Olympic lifts under Chris Cleary (who’s knowledge is unparalleled in the tristate area), to figuring out hard style Kettlebell training.

Most recently I spend my time learning to teach, from working with college interns to new professionals. I’ve become more efficient at conveying the heart and sole of biomechanics.

Who influenced your career path (who have you enjoyed learning from, mentor, etc)?

The aforementioned influences, Ted Lambernides, Chip Morton, Joe Gentry, and Chris Cleary have all been phenomenal influences in my career.

What makes you love your field?

My focus has always been and will always be the people I get to work with each and every day. They are the reason I love this field so much.


What kind of clients do you love working with?

I love working with people of all backgrounds and all goals. Movement is the foundation for everything you do!

What’s your mission?

My mission at Breakthrough is to offer a wide range of highly skilled professionals, eager to learn and extremely driven and to keep our clients first.


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