Soon, people began to notice the change and asked him for help as well. When a friend asked him to join him when he was running a training program, his path toward personal training was solidified. Over the years that followed, Josef spent time working in a variety of settings in the industry from big box gyms to health clubs, but he was at odds with the philosophies and lack of career path.
He rented his first personal training studio space in 2004 offering comprehensive personal training programs that included: strength training, cardiovascular conditioning, core conditioning, balance training, range of motion training & nutrition consultation. In 2009, 2010 and 2011, Josef and his wife expanded their personal training studio and created what would transition into the first True 180 personal training gym in Georgetown.
When an opportunity arose to relocate to North Carolina to be closer to his wife’s family in 2016, they took it. As luck would have it, Josef and Natalie found a struggling personal training studio to reinvigorate and become the location of the new True 180. Ensuring the level of comfort and security of working out in a women’s-only environment, Josef and his team have brought the philosophy that a combination of custom exercise programming, proper nutrition and personal accountability ensure long-term, sustainable success.
Today, Josef is an Amazon.com best-selling author, co-owner of True 180 and can be found training clients on a daily basis.
Josef was a contributor to the #1 Amazon.com bestselling book Results Fitness, and the author of several other books. He was also the fitness expert for the PCOS Challenge reality TV series and has been featured in The Washington Post, on ABC, News Channel 8, WUSA 9, and in newspapers coast to coast and is a contributing writer for Active Life DC.
- Studied Dietetics at Temple University and The University of Maryland
- Precision Nutrition
- DVRT Certification
- FMS Level 1&2
- Strong First KB
Recognizing the need to move well, regardless of life stage, Natalie was instrumental in helping to define the direction of the gym. She wanted to ensure that there was a studio setting for busy women who care about doing the right thing for themselves in an effective, fun environment.
Today, if you don’t find Natalie taking care of scheduling, billing or membership questions, you may find her working out right beside you during your next session!
- Bachelor’s Degree, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
- Master’s Degree, Corcoran School of Art, Washington DC
- FMS 1 & 2
Invoking a holistic approach to personal training, Gregory takes True 180’s three-pronged approach to heart. Focusing on a combination of customized nutrition, cardio and resistance programs with personal accountability, he ensures that each workout and nutrition program he designs is customized to garner the best results in his clients.
He believes that you have a responsibility to give something back to society. Using his unique background combined by a healthy respect for women instilled in him by his mom growing up, Gregory has found his calling.
Leading by example, Gregory has dedicated his life to motivating and encouraging others to achieve a positive, healthy, and active lifestyle through physical fitness.
- Johnson C. Smith University
- Virginia Military Institute
- Certified Functional Strength Coach
- FMS Level 1 & 2
- American Sports and Fitness Association, Personal Trainer
- Certified Body Training Systems Instructor for Group Centergy, Group Ride, Group Power and Group Boot Camp
- Pilates and Yoga Instructor