Joshua Anthony Labovitz, 312-623-6869, joshanthonyfitness@gmail.com

 

Education

 

1995, BA American Studies, Miami University, Oxford OH

1998-Present, PFT Certified, American council of Education (ACE)

1998-Present, CPR/AED Certified, American Heart Association (AHA)

1999- Present, PFT Certified,  International Weightlifting Association (IWA)

2004- Present, PFT Certified, International Sports Medicine Association (ISMA)

2014- Present, GFT Certified, Professional Golf Fitness Association (PGFA)

 

Work Experience

 

1996-1998, Professional Development Candidate

Club Sports International, Chicago Illinois

    Completed a 12 month management training program for international fitness company Club Sports International (CSI).   Worked directly with the general manager and department managers of Athletic Club Illinois Center, a 120,000 square foot, state of the art athletic club in downtown Chicago.  The program goal was to learn the entire operations of an exclusive athletic club:  sales, customer service, operations and maintenance, accounting, spa, and fitness.  The position also included acting as Manager On Duty (MOD) for the entire facility, floor design, equipment selection and fitness training.  Members included Michael Jordan, Scotty Pippen, and Chicago mayor Richard Daley.  Upon completion I chose to enter the fitness department.

 

 

1998-2000, Personal Fitness Trainer, Sales, Management

Studio One-On-One, Chicago Illinois

    Owned and operated by nationally acclaimed fitness expert Michael Sena, Studio One-On-One combined professional fitness training with an ultra private, state of the art fitness facility.  Main duties included Head Trainer, Manager on a daily basis, relationship building with current client base, and creating marketing strategies to attract new clients. By consistently providing the highest level of professional fitness training and customer service available in Chicago, we were able to double our client base within my first year of employment.

 

 

2000-2002, Owner, Operator and Head Trainer

The Training Loft, Chicago Illinois

    Personally built, owned and operated this 2,000 square foot private fitness training studio in downtown Chicago.  Developed and maintained a personal training business with a client base of 40-60 hours per week, while hosting 2 other training businesses in the space. In addition to conducting client assessments, developing workout programs, and personally training clients, was also responsible for marketing, sales, operations, and management of the facility. After 2 years in this location the business was moved to a larger facility.

 

2002-2006, Owner and Head Trainer

Blackhawk Street Fitness and Six2 Personal Fitness, Chicago Illinois

    Personally built, owned and operated this 3,500 square foot private training facility, while owning, operating, and training for Six2 Personal Fitness, my 60 hour/week personal training business within the facility.  Responsibilities included membership sales, club design, equipment selection, operations design, management, marketing, and head trainer duties. Blackhawk Street Fitness Center hosted 5 other professional personal training businesses. After 4 years of increasing yearly net profits, I accepted an offer of sale for both businesses.

 

2006-2016, Owner and Head Trainer

MexiFit, Sayulita, Nayarit, MX

   Created, owned and operated MexiFit: a personal training, fitness consulting, and group exercise business in Sayulita, Litibu and Punta Mita, Mexico (The Riviera Nayarit).  In addition to marketing, management, sales and operational duties, I created and taught an increasingly popular total body workout class, known as Power Ropes. MexiFit also maintained an exclusive one-on-one client base, while consulting on gym designs for private homes and corporate resorts.

 

2016-Present, Owner and Head Trainer

Josh Anthony Fitness, Riviera Nayarit, MX

    Created, own and operate this private personal fitness training business, focusing on customized DIY (Do It Yourself) Workout Programs, One-On-One Personal Fitness Training, Group fitness classes, and Fitness Consulting.  Responsible for all marketing, sales, relationship building, fitness assessments, workout and program design, and personal fitness training. Offering "In-Home" and "On-Site" training. 

 

 

Other Relevant Experience

2003-Present, Real Estate Development and Sales: independently bought, sub-divided, developed and sold several properties in Southwest Michigan, Chicago, and Sayulita Mexico.

 

 

2008-2009, Surf Shop Creator and Owner: independently designed, developed, and created Quiverito surf shop in Sayulita Mexico. Responsible for all sales, marketing, and daily operations. After showing profits within the first 3 months, the shop was sold after receiving multiple offers to purchase.

 

 

2010-2014, Part-Time Tequila Sales Representative: independently sold and distributed Tequila Luna Nueva in the Riviera Nayarit region of Mexico, with a focus on attracting new investors for the company.

 

 

2016, Executive Sales Representative at AMS (Adecka Mitsubishi Stabilizers): outside/traveling sales position, representing a leading company in the chemical/pvc industry, selling stabilizers for PVC and vinyl applications; responsible for servicing a 5 state territory with a 51 company client base, acquiring new clients/sales, preparing monthly reports, and helping to grow the business.

 

 

Activities and Interests

business/product creation, fitness training, golf, surfing, ice hockey, snowboarding, animal rescue, travel, 85% fluent in Spanish