Josh Braddick
Josh Braddick
The Hive Leisure Centre
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My name is Josh. I'm a personal trainer and my mission is to show the importance and benefits of leading a healthier lifestyle. I'm focused, driven to go the extra mile to do whatever is necessary for my clients to make sure they feel engaged, challenged and motivated to reach their goals. I have worked in fitness for the last three years tailoring programs to all ages and skill levels and most importantly generating positive results in the process of my work.
National Diploma in Sport
Level 2 Gym Instructor
Level 3 Personal Trainer
Weight Loss
General Fitness
Hypertrophy Strength Training
Nutritional Advice
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I started working with Josh January 2023 following a severe back injury sustained during a PT session in a previous gym.
After a period of physio appointments, Josh was recommended to me and to book in a consultation with him regarding my injury and how to get back training in the gym.
After the consultation Josh tailored 2 x 1hr full body workouts per week designed around strengthening the muscle groups in my lower back and glutes. He also advised individual interval training for me to complete outside of our sessions.
Josh’s professional approach focused not only building body strength but building the confidence for me to get back in the gym to train on my own. Outside of the PT sessions Josh is always on hand to assist where possible. The constant encouragement and enthusiasm have made training enjoyable again and I look forward to the sessions each week.
After a period of training with Josh I started to notice improvements in my physical appearance and strength which encouraged me to continue the journey to achieve further goals. Josh introduced new “Push, Pull” programmes to target different muscle groups after we both felt comfortable I was confident to carry out the “Full Body” programmes on my own.
Since training with Josh, I have not experienced any further pain or discomfort in the lower back. His knowledge, expertise and training programmes have helped prevent any further issues targeting the muscle groups which were previously weakened and damaged.
I cannot recommend Josh enough to anyone who wants a training programme tailored to their needs to achieve personal goals whatever they are. Josh provides the exact training programme the support, encouragement, and enthusiasm for you achieve your goals and beyond. The programmes are not about achieving personal bests but focused on posture and technique before moving on and increasing the weights. It also takes personal commitment outside of the PT sessions to follow Josh’s programmes to achieve the outcome you desire.
Josh is not just an exceptional Personal Trainer he is also a very good friend. I have really enjoyed training with him and seeing the results.
Andrew Giddens
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I’m never really an exercise fan , much less going to the gym regularly. I have recently lost some weight, although not my target yet , so I decided to asked Josh to help me to achieve it . Josh was friendly but professional, he taught me how to use gym equipment’s and exercises safely, planned a tailored training to help me achieve my goal , he is motivate and encourage but also not letting you give up when he know you can do it . I only joined Josh couple of months and already seeing results and I am absolutely over the moon by the effectiveness of the plan that Josh set for me and since my first session til now , my measurements has already improved greatly. Although Josh is a tough trainer but if you really want to make a change , Josh is your guy for sure . Can’t recommend him enough. Thanks Josh 😊
Michelle Thompson
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Starting on my fitness journey with Josh has been nothing short of a personal revelation. Skeptical about personal training initially, I found an instant connection with Josh, whose warm and understanding approach made all the difference.

What makes Josh truly exceptional is his ability to tailor workouts that challenge me physically, leading to weight loss and inches shed.
His insights into nutrition, combined with his wealth of knowledge and focus on posture improvement, have not only reshaped my body but also positively influenced my mindset.

This journey with Josh has been more than just a physical transformation; it's been a rediscovery of myself. Every session is a personal victory, with unwavering support from Josh. I look forward to my sessions with Josh and I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone seeking a personal fitness trainer.
I am a healthier, happier, and more confident version of myself.
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I,ve worked with Josh for almost 3 years now and have no intentions of stopping! I started initially thinking I would do just 6 weeks with him to get familiar with the weights etc at the gym and get a programme together - but I still have weekly sessions. We even kept going on line through all the lock downs.
I’m not a gym bunny - I’m your average mid fifties female but am keen to keep myself fit and healthy. I’m truly amazed at how my strength has increased without me even realising it over the years and how much fitter I’ve become. Josh absolutely knows his stuff; knows when to push and when to back off, is always encouraging and is always absolutely fully focussed in the session time together. Every six weeks he reviews the programme together and adjusts it accordingly.
I’m often tired at the start of a session but there’s a magic that happens during it and always by the end I’m feeling energised and physically ready to go. This is due to Josh,s skill and experience as a trainer which includes building up a good rapport with his clients. I really can’t rate Josh highly enough and am very grateful that I found him as a trainer.
Sarah Holborn
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I started working with Josh just over a year ago. I was specifically looking for a trainer that would help me develop beyond just what the scales told me - to tone up, lift more, and generally get healthier.
Definitely made the right choice! Josh is the first trainer who has directly focused on my lifting; thanks to this I'm now well on my way to lifting double my body weight, for example. He works hard, and focuses sessions to the person - rather than following generic concepts he has moulded sessions around what suits me, what I need to focus on, and has adapted training around my personal health and things I have been doing outside of the gym (such as marathon s & ultras). If something is tough he pushes you to get the best out of yourself - really helps you reach your goals and go beyond them.
Highly recommend Josh wherever you are on your 'fitness journey' - I've seen a visible change in how I look and feel, including around exercise as a whole - I really look forward to the challenges rather than seeing sessions as a necessary chore.
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I came to Josh via a GP referral and couldn’t have made a better choice. I had struggled with my fitness due to back and knee issue particularly sciatica and wanted to ‘get back on the horse’. Over the course of the 6 sessions (2 months) I have been able to fall back in love with exercise and improve both my physical and mental health. My back issues have calmed and I now feel comfortable exercising again. I can’t recommend Josh enough for anyone who wants someone is very detail oriented and determined to the best for you and your needs.
Nat Stephenson
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I highly recommend Josh for anyone wanting to boost their strength and fitness, with a trainer who is highly knowledgable, experienced and enthusiastic. He has helped me meet my recent fitness goals, which were to improve my times in the swimming pool and qualify for the Swim England Masters National Championships. Josh put together a customised programme that helped me rebuild my upper body strength after coming back from injury. The programme focused on my sprint swimming, particularly butterfly, where I was able to see improvements over the course of 6 months of over 10% in my times. Josh showed great patience with me, as unlike the pool, the gym is not my natural habitat. He was also very adaptable with the programme as we needed to make changes to accommodate regular competitions, and with my improved speed I saw over 20 gold medals in the pool, in local, regional, national and friendly international events.
Phillip Trelford
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I can’t recommend Josh enough! I have never enjoyed exercise, and had no idea where to even start at the gym. After training for just over a year with Josh I have come to love working out, and now have the confidence to go to the gym 3-4 times a week on my own to continue to complete the programmes Josh has specifically tailored to me. I now really enjoying exercising at the gym, and I have not only improved my strength and fitness, but also my confidence. I no longer experience significant muscle tension around my head and shoulders, and the frequency of my headaches has significantly reduced!
Josh is knowledgeable, friendly and approachable, and puts you at ease straight away.
I definitely recommend Josh for anyone looking for a PT!
Charly G
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I decided to work with Josh as I wanted to improve my core strength and be able to use different pieces of equipment in the gym. I have to be careful as I have osteoporosis so have to do exercises in a safe way. I have just finished 6 weeks with Josh and over that period I have increased weights and repetitions. I feel more confident in the gym now and believe that my technique using the equipment is much improved. Josh is very knowledgeable and thorough and he makes sure that you understand how to do everything correctly; he doesn’t mind how many times he has to show you as he just wants to be 100% certain that you can do the exercises properly. He gives you lots of feedback and encouragement so I always left feeling very positive. I am now going to do everything Josh has shown me on my own so I can build up my strength even more. I definitely couldn’t have achieved what I have without Josh and I would recommend him without hesitation.
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I started training with Josh 7 months ago and have noticed a lot of positive changes since then.

When I came for the first consultation, I felt unfit, struggled with stress, poor sleeping and eating habits. I haven’t trained at a gym with a personal trainer before, so I felt slightly intimidated and unsure how to use certain gym equipment.

Josh has designed a training program that was appropriate for my fitness level and helped me to get comfortable around the gym. He ensured I understood how to perform exercises correctly and helped me to progress to heavier weights and higher rep numbers.

I am currently on my 3rd training program which is more advanced than the first two. It’s super exciting to see how far I have come in only a few months!

I believe that training also helped to normalise my sleep patterns, as regular physical activity makes me feel more tired at night.

Finally, even though I wasn’t focusing on a strict diet, my eating habits have improved and I have recently realised that some of my clothes became too big. I was surprised to see that I came down two sizes in jeans without starving myself with crazy diets.

Training with Josh has been really fun and rewarding, I know I wouldn’t have progressed as much (if at all!) if I tried to do it on my own. Josh is great at his job and I can strongly recommend his services.
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I've had Josh training me for just over a year now. I wasn't in the best of shape at the start and had recently broken my arm quite badly. Josh has done an excellent job working with my limitations, building my strength and fitness considerably, as well as rebalancing the strength in my arms. I'm not someone who enjoys going to the gym, but I'm getting results thanks to the motivation I get from Josh and the programmes he has me following. If you are unsure as to whether a personal trainer is right for you, then give Josh a try. You'll be pleasantly surprised.
Chris Watts
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I have been working with Josh since the 5th of May 2022. When I start however, I did have a number of issues related to my shoulders and back that I was unable to shake off after visiting many specialist physiotherapists. I was literally unable to raise my left hand over my head. During the consultation session, I also availed my biomechanics assessment from perfect balance clinic. Based on his excellent experience, Josh organised a training programme to suit and improve my conditions. It was a miraculous turnaround that not only I was able to raise my hand within the first three weeks but also I am now able to do various exercises - with clear improvements on my balance, stamina, strength and most of all my health. Josh is a very professional trainer, he cares about his clients and also cares about his time to be in good use. He is very understanding and expects effective collaboration so that his instructions are followed with consistent but reasonable training regimes so that tangible benefits are achieved. I will definitely continue to working with him and I highly recommend Josh if you want to elevate yourself from your current conditions to a targeted outcome - particularly, if you are looking to learn good techniques and methodical approaches to training that will last you a life time. Josh is great and absolutely a joy to work with.
Dr W. Maru
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My physiotherapist recommended that I find a PT after a difficult set of sessions post diagnosis with a condition that is slowly reducing my ability to walk. I was reluctant at first having previously had a terrible experience with a past PT. From the initial assessment I knew Josh was completely different. I explained the difficulties I was facing (muscle wastage, loss of feeling in one leg, lack of immune system, autistic with ADHD, in ED recovery), and he was not phased at all. We agreed on an initial plan, which we reviewed at the end of each session and there has never been any pressure to change my diet, or push myself past my limitations. We're now on the third block of sessions, and it has honesty completely changed my prognosis - I can now climb stairs without my legs shaking, and the pain and stiffness in the mornings has reduced by over 50%. Most importantly my confidence has grown exponentially and it's given an incredible boost to my mental health.

Josh has been completely understanding every time my illness has set me back, and taken all the time needed to reassure me and keep me focused on the over all goal despite any frustrations.

If you're at all nervous about trying personal training, I cannot recommend it enough, and Josh is absolutely the person to go to.
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Whatever your motivation for working with a personal trainer, I cannot recommend Josh highly enough. Personally, my journey started six months ago. I had tried to 'get fit' previously but had failed to achieve any visible results. Josh started working with me by first seeking to understand my goals, my challenges and my fears. My work role was a sedentary office position which had given me restrictions with my range of movement and flexibility, my self-image made me feel conscious and I felt nervous being a middle-aged woman trying to work out how to use the gym machines, let alone use them properly. Josh has been really supportive in pacing my individually designed programmes around my strengths and weaknesses. He has patiently introduced me to an increasing level of awareness of the equipment, the moves and exercises best suited to me and helped me understand the benefits of pushing myself to break through each threshold to reach our planned targets. He has a great understanding of how to motivate and encourage with kindness and a sense of humour.

Josh plans in regular reviews to discuss the success of each programme, improvement changes that can be made, current measurements and how I am finding the PT experience. Through Josh's expansive knowledge of the equipment, exercise and anatomy I have been able to consistently improve both my strength and cardio fitness, as at every stage Josh has ensured my technique remains correct and has provided the key pointers to get the best from each exercise.

Josh has helped me to improve both my physical and mental health, with the added benefit of losing 6 inches from both my waist and hips!

Thank you very much Josh for all your guidance so far, you've managed to make me enjoy the gym, who would have though it?
Rachel Massey
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Working with Josh over the last 5 months has been a pleasure in so many ways. His personal training knowledge and experience has helped me to feel more confident in a gym setting, and comfortable trying new techniques and to set aspirational goals. After training for a relatively short time I began to see positive results in my physique, as well as improvements to my mentality, which helped both inside the gym and outside of it.
Josh took great care to help me improve and strengthen the problematic areas of my body, specifically my hamstring and knee issues. He tailored sessions specifically to help with these areas, and I felt comfortable with the strengthening exercises he recommended, seeing big improvements quickly. So much so that my left hamstring problems have now completely ceased.
Josh is also a great personality who is easy to chat to and to have a laugh with. I always looked forward to my personal training sessions and am genuinely sad to have to stop them.
He goes above and beyond to make his clients feel comfortable, motivated and to make his sessions enjoyable. He pushed me hard but encouraged throughout, leading to very positive results.
I would recommend him as a personal trainer to anyone. He has great knowledge, passion, drive and is a fabulous person. Thank you for everything.
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I worked with Josh for a couple of months and he was brilliant. I started off because I wanted to continue my weight loss and fitness journey in the gym which had started at home in the first lockdown. I went to Josh because I had zero confidence with the exercises I was doing, and didn’t like being in the gym environment. Josh explained everything really clearly and I got a lot out of our sessions.

When the second lockdown happened Josh was amazing and we met up locally to me to do some outdoor sessions. These were as good as the sessions in the gym and I continued to learn about new exercises which work for me.

My confidence has grown so much and I learnt so much! Also contInued to lose weight, although that almost seems small compared to the growth in confidence. Thank you Josh!
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After 12 months training with Josh, I'm writing a second review, simply because he's helped so much and I feel like a new person.

During lockdown I developed sciatica and was in a great deal of pain. Josh designed a special set of exercises to help aid recovery and within a week I was feeling a lot better. After a month the problem has pretty much disappeared.

I've had sciatica before and it's lasted for weeks, so this has been a huge relief. Thanks again to Josh who is so much more than a standard personal trainer. One of the best out there, I would say.
Mark Johnson
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I started training with Josh as I was looking to improve and develop my form on my compound lifts. I have really enjoyed Josh's sessions; he is knowledgable and gives specific training points in order to improve particular aspects of my form. The sessions were fun and we switched up our exercises regularly to ensure motivation. The progressions were gradual but Josh really pushed me to achieve my best. Our initial goal was to be able to squat and deadlift my body weight and within the 6 week block I can now lift almost 1.5x my weight. I would 100% recommend Josh for anyone looking to get fit or even develop pre-existing knowledge. Josh is friendly, patient and professional. Definitely has my recommendation.
Katie Crook
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Josh is very knowledgable, professional, focus, and friendly. I have been training with him for several sessions and he helped me to already feel the difference in my fitness and remain motivated. His anatomy knowledge is excellent. Whether you are new to the gym or already been working out in the gym, I highly recommend Josh to follow the safe and effective exercise. He will look after you!
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I would have been working out with Josh for nearly 2 years if not for the lock down back in March. Even so he has kept in contact and I am looking forward to re-engaging with him in the near future. During our sessions any body who has seen me at the gym knows how he give 100% and pushes you to your limit if that's what you want as I definitely do. I'm approaching 68 years young and have through hard work and Josh's dedication, motivation, encouragement and knowhow gained a lot of strength and continue to see an increase of heavier weights. For anyone who wants to tone up slim down or what ever your goal is then Josh will certainly be able to help, and for any gym goer who has been working out on their own but not seeing improvements his expertise can make sure you are doing exercises correctly and lessen the chance of injury. He knows his stuff, try him for yourself and see as he comes highly recommended from me.
Clive C
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Josh has been training me for two months now and it has been a fantastic experience.

Josh's enthusiasm, knowledge and hunger for exercise is stand out and he keeps our sessions interesting and challenging.

His suggestions and advice make such a difference to training and he's always helping me find that few percent improvement that ensures I get the most out of the exercise.

I've been gym training for over two decades and used various coaches over the years, but Josh has been different class.

What impresses me most, however, is Josh's ability to tailor my workouts to push me, keep me motivated and get the most out of our sessions. This makes all the different.

Couldn't recommend him highly enough - especially for those who need to freshen up their training routines or newbies who want to learn to gym correctly and safely.

Top class trainer and a great bloke as well.
Neil B
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Josh is a lovely guy, professional, supportive, friendly and approachable. I have just turned 54 years old, i don't mind telling you and i feel fantastic just proving age is just a number. Josh has tailored my sessions especially for me. He knows how and when to push me knowing exactly what i am able to achieve even when i don't. I look forward to our sessions , always different and leave the gym on a complete high. I've got very strong over the year and that helps me so much with my rowing.Josh has helped me to believe in myself and to keep on achieving, so whatever you want to do or goals you have in mind, i would highly recommend Josh to help start you on that journey, many thanks Josh
Franny Fitz
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Josh is a really impressive, dedicated and professional personal trainer. He's always on time and prepared for our sessions. Rather than trying to push me down a predefined path, Josh has made an effort to understand my current level, goals and abilities in order to develop a customised programme that works for me. And after only 5 sessions I can already feel results. I now feel stronger and more confident about reaching my goals. As an occassional gym user about to turn 60, with numerous injuries from sport and work in younger years, this was exactly what I needed. I feel better than I've felt in a decade and the drive and energy to attend the gym and train are now back. Cheers Josh!
Mark J
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I hadn't been to the gym in years so booked in with Josh to regain my confidence and kickstart my motivation. Josh is very friendly and easy to get along with and this made for a good gym experience! Learning different exercises and improving my technique has definitely changed my attitude and expectations towards working out. I could barely do a sit up at the start but with each week I improved and Josh progressed me onto more advanced core exercises, as well as going up on weights used in other exercises.
It has been satisfying seeing and feeling the results, and being more 'gym fit' has helped me get back into running, as well as feeling less tired and more energetic in day to day life.
Whether it's a long term or short term thing, I certainly recommend booking in with Josh to achieve fitness goals.
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I have been working with Josh for around 9 months, initially to tone up and get fitter after 20 years out of a gym and more recently to build on the progress I have made to lose weight. The results achieved by working with Josh have been far more than would have been the case without him. Josh has taken me through the whole range of activities to build and strengthen different muscle groups. His patience, temperament and good humour have been essential along my journey as I struggled at times to develop the correct techniques to get the best out of the activities set. Josh always had a clear plan for each session tailored to my goals and needs and ensured that they did not become stale with a varied and always challenging regime. He constantly challenged me to go further than I would have thought possible but always understood how far I was able to go. The results of working with Josh are that I have lost almost 20 lbs in weight and improved all my various body readings e.g. BMI. At 63 I now feel fitter and healthier than I have for the last 20 to 30 years.Thanks Josh you are a top man (apart from being a Man Utd fan!!) and a top personal trainer. Couldn’t have done it without you.
Rob O’Neill
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I've been training with Josh for 6 months now and he has really changed my mindset on fitness. He has massively improved my confidence in & out the gym, helped me achieve my goal of losing weight and gaining muscle along the way. Every session Josh pushes me to achieve more using a personalised workout plan to work isolated muscle groups to get maximum results, with the occasional laugh along the way! I really couldn't recommend anyone better if you're trying to improve on any aspect of your fitness!
Tom Ballinger
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Josh has helped me achieve all of my goals within a relatively short period of time. Due to personal circumstances I've only had about 7 weeks to train with him, yet he has guided me to each and every one of my aims – improving my posture, my form on various exercises and helping me gain muscle mass and definition. He is always very encouraging during my sessions, motivating me to push out the extra rep, and has helped me both inside and outside of the gym with various diet and exercise plans. I couldn't have asked for a better trainer and fully recommend him to anyone looking to improve themselves!
George Leonard
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Training with Josh really helped me with my weight loss journey however it was really important than i continued to have a good muscle % as strength is crucial for my hobby/career which he adapted perfectly! Josh pushed me to my limits to ensure my results were fast and long lasting! Josh designed me a fitness plan which I could work on between our sessions and a dietary plan which meant I could keep on top of what I was eating, this meant I could get the best results from josh! Josh is always striving to meet the targets of he’s clients! He’s hard working, determined and has a fantastic work ethic and an even better sense of houmour which is important when trying to reach your goals! Highly recommended josh if you’re trying to genuinely tone up, lose weight, muscle up or just genuinely want a healthier lifestyle!
Esther Richards

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