Josh Denenberg / Studio Manager
Josh, a New Jersey native, grew up in a challenging family environment where both his parents and siblings were constantly either dealing with obesity or chronic disease. As a teen, he found himself becoming a result of his surroundings: overweight, pre-diabetic, and hypertensive. As sports became increasingly difficult, Josh one day made the decision to change his lifestyle so that he could continue playing the sports he loved and be an example to his family that life can be different.
At 13 years old, a frustrated but determined Josh decided to making a change. He moved an old treadmill from the basement next to his bed, overhauled his nutrition, and lost 65 pounds as a result. The transformation inspired him to pursue a career in fitness as a Personal Trainer so he could share his experience and passion with others in hopes of helping them make positive changes as well.
Josh has spent the last 12+ years in the fitness industry in roles from a top tier trainer to fitness and studio manager where he lead personal trainers, group fitness instructors and sales teams at New York Sports Clubs, Equinox, TWA Hotel, and Orangetheory. He’s excited to bring his experience and enthusiasm to both the UpFit team and members alike.
In his free time, Josh enjoys traveling, playing basketball, biking, watching movies, networking, educating himself, and playing with his golden retriever. Fun Fact: Josh has been skydiving three times and is a huge thrill seeker.