Referral or application ONLY personal training

To qualify for an initial consultation, you have three options:

a.) Apply for a consultation — Read chapters 4, 5, and 6 in Fat Loss Happens on Monday,
and email Josh why you think this approach is a fit for you.
b.) Get a referral — Get a referral from an existing client that works with Josh, or get a referral from a trainer or physical therapist Josh works with.
c.) Be a previous client — Anyone who has with Josh in the past qualifies.

Lose Stubborn Fat, 
and Get the Body You Want

Lets try something totally different from what everyone else does:

  • Make it a program that fits into your life
  • Workouts that cycle between easy and hard, in a plan
  • Habit-based fat loss, where we work on the skills that have you stay lean for life

Look, you want to do some real lifting.  You know one of the keys to getting as lean as you want, is to work with kettlebells, barbells, bodyweight, dumbbells, cable machines.  

Maybe you tried CrossFit, and felt like it wasn't quite your jam.  We get it.

You want something smarter.  You know that any idiot trainer can smash you every workout...  but you want something smarter.  You just want to get better.

You tend to make working out a priority, but you can't afford to have it take over your life.  You want a trainer that gets that it's important for you to hit your goals, but you also have career and family and a social life.  I get it.

We can get you the results you want, and build the kinds of food and workout habits that have you keep the lean, fit, sexy body you've earned, for life.


The Trainer Who Trains the Other Trainers

Josh wrote Fat Loss Happens on Monday, (available in paperback, kindle, and audiobook at amazon) about habit-based fat loss, and kettlebell and bodyweight workouts


Consults for the National Academy of Sports Medicine, specifically writing questions for the Personal Trainer Certification exam and in product develpment

Speaks internationally, teaching trainers how to run habit-based fat loss programs. Josh’s 2015 speaking schedule includes:

Josh is a regular contributor to Strength Matters Magazine, writing about habit-based fat loss and coaching skills, for trainers.

Different, And Smarter

When we work on smart food habits, and smartly programmed workouts, my clients usually lose half a pound to a one pound per week.


I know, everyone else is claiming you can lose ridiculous amounts of weight.  Double that, triple that, ten times that.  It's stupid.

I used to have clients regularly lose twice that.  And it got really, really hard to maintain.  So we don't do that anymore.  We got smarter.  A half pound to a pound per week is the sweet spot for getting results in a habit-based, lifestyle kind of fat loss that sticks.  

And if there's anything that's massively different about what you'll get working with me vs. working with other trainers: Your results will stick for life.  You aren't going to rebound.  We build habits.  Slowly.  We get results, slowly.  And they stick forever.

And, in that way, it's actually faster.  Most people go up and down, fast, forever.  Wouldn't you rather only go down?


Formerly PowerHour Personal Training

As of Septeber 1st, 2015, PowerHour Personal Training is now Josh Hillis Fitness.

There's a long and roundabout story....  Josh started at 24 Hour Fitness in 2004.  Josh ran Denver Kettlebell Bootcamp in 2007.  Scott was a client at Denver Kettlebell Bootcamp.  Scott started PowerHour Elite Performance in 2010.  After Josh finished writing the book, Josh bought PowerHour from Scott.  Now in 2015, Josh is changing the name from PowerHour to Josh Hillis Fitness.  That's the short version  =)

What Have Other People Said?

Don't take my word for it.  Check out what people have said on Yelp:


And check out what people have said about Fat loss Happens on Monday on Amazon:



The book just got featured in Men's Health UK:


Check out the blog that's read by 35,000 people from over 100 countries, every month.  You can totally get a feel for my personality, my training style, and my values, by reading a few blog posts:

 Everyone Thinks I Should Call My Business McLovin Fitness

170c23cOk, so I'm kind of a nerd.

I don't look, act, or talk like a normal trainer.

I don't get a lot of press locally, but you may have seen me in national magazines and newspapers.  For example, I got quoted by the Los Angeles Times about how horribly bad Jillian Michaels kettlebell DVD was.

I think trainers who yell at you are ignorant and unprofessional.  Random workouts that smash you every time are stupid, dangerous, and made by trainers who don't know what they're doing.

I actually get better results with smarter programs, trusting my clients, and giving people choices.

I regularly speak out against fat shaming, and I teach people how to love their body and get results faster.

On the speaking circuit, they call me McLovin, 'cause I look kinda like the guy from Superbad.

Those same trainers and gym owners who call me McLovin, take pages of notes when I give workshops on how to coach fat loss more effectively, more professionally, and with more kindness.

I hesitate sometimes to even call myself a personal trainer, because most of what I teach trainers to do is exactly the opposite of what 99% of the fitness industry is doing.  But that's why I write the books and the magazine articles and do so much speaking — I'm trying to change the fitness industry for the better.

And that's why I get people results that last for a lifetime, because we transform habits and lifestyle in a way that's radically different everyone else.

One on One
VIP Personal training

Totally individual food coaching

Fully custom, individualized workout program

One training session per week

*Requirement: Must have been referred by an existing client, or have read chapters 4, 5, and 6 in Fat Loss Happens on Monday.

Personal Training 2.0

Fully custom, individualized workout program

Come as often as 3 times per week

2-5 people per group. Emphasis is on *personal training*

Monday/Wednesday/Friday at 8:15am, 5:15pm, or 6:15pm

*Requirement: Must have been referred by an existing client, or have read chapters 4, 5, and 6 in Fat Loss Happens on Monday.

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