Edmond, OK , United States
Feeling stuck, at the end of your rope when it comes to your health, or stagnant at a certain level of cycling performance is a frustrating and lonely experience - we call this feeling like a Joe. We strongly believe that with a little encouragement, some help getting smart fitness integrated into your lifestyle, and a proper approach in nutrition - you are right around the corner from better health and your best year ever on the bike.
When I turned 30 I was 245 lbs, had soaring Cholesterol, and felt like crap.
A turning point for me was when I played some flag football at the annual company picnic. It was only 10 plays before I went to the sideline and was throwing up. That's when I realized I had to make a change. But to what?
Running hurt, basketball was to much impact. I ended up in the gym and on a borrowed mountain bike from my boss. Both things stuck, but I fell in love with the speed, skill and competitive environment around cycling. It was inspiring to see how long into life you could go and still be highly capable on the bike. I realized cycling wasn't something I'd "missed the boat" on, but I could dig in and chase after any number of challenges.
That was six years ago. Cycling has taken over my life by storm. I'm a co-owner in a local bike shop, founder of a cycling team, and have methodically made my way up through the USAC racing ranks in Road and Cyclocross to a Category 2 Level.
As I've grown into the sport, and with my history in Sports Management, running sports camps, leagues, and Coaching High School Sports, I've decided to take JoetoPro to a much more hands-on level. I'm not only amping up what I share on the blog, but also providing Coaching and Personal Training to those looking to finally engage with a positive change to their health and weight.