Hi my name is Josh. I’m a brown belt in Taekwondo (with black tip). I’ve done martial arts since I was nine years old, but didn’t start weight training until 16.
I did my cert 3 & 4 in fitness in Richmond, just around the corner from Enterprise Fitness. I used to walk past Enterprise but never really thought much of it. It was just another gym, or so I thought… After doing 3 weeks of work experience I was convinced it had a unique way of doing things and I wanted to learn more.
After about 2 months of poor self-taught training, with very little results and a terrible diet, I saw an ad on the Enterprise Fitness Facebook page. So I put a resume together and sent it to Mark Ottobre, who got back to me and said to come in to shadow the trainers at Enterprise to see how they do things. It was so awesome being back at Enterprise, seeing all these amazing people training hard, working on their bodies and their goals.
I was inspired – I knew I had to get this job, no matter the cost!
After 3 weeks of shadowing trainers, Mark allowed me to take part in an Internship that went over how to train, eat and run a PT business across 3 days. I had to tell my current boss that I needed 3 days off. I was already taking 2 days off a week to come in and shadow at Enterprise, so basically I got fired from my job. When I messaged Mark to see how I was going in regards to the job he responded with, ‘Come in on Monday and we’ll get you started.’ I freaked out, I had just lost a job and got a new one in the space of 3 days! And not only that, I had gotten my dream job, at my dream gym! Best weekend ever.
After I got the job, Mark got me training straight away with Daniel Vrbnjak, and put Reece Adams in charge of my food and diet. Now me being me, I ate crap food, and trained with poor to no form. I was a mess, I was skinny fat, and had no muscle even though I had been training for two years. The first week of training was crazy. Dan taught me simple movements that just destroyed me and I saw insane results. As the weeks went on, I noticed my body changing and I got stronger, this was amazing, I was actually getting results for the first time.
My dream is to have a physique like Arnold Schwarzenegger, Frank Zane, or Sergio Nubret. They are my definition of the perfect body. So as you can imagine I asked Dan and Reece to make me look like them, they both seemed to like my enthusiasm. And I’ve been changing ever since.
I do have two favourite quotes that I use to pump myself up, the first one is by Dwayne Johnson, “Don’t wait for the right door to open, kick that bitch in and introduce yourself!” and my second, “Your goals are only out of reach if you allow them to be” I think I came up with the last one, but who knows.
So if you get a chance train with anyone on the Enterprise team, make sure you do. I’ve seen so much to convince me that this gym is one of the best (if not the best) and it is more like a family then a business. Mark treats us all with respect and also our clients. So that’s it from me, you have to take that first step on your own, you won’t regret it. I promise.