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Gerald J Joseph, B.S., M.Ed.
Meet Gerald J. Joseph & Team at Miami Wellness Academy & Miami HealthCoach
Gerald J. Joseph was born in Texas and was raised in Northern and Southern California. Even in his early years, he understood the joy and well-being that physical movement and sports could bring. He learned discipline as a child on the Judo mats in Japan. He learned the value of teamwork and coaching in junior high and high school as he played football, basketball, baseball, and track & field.
Education and training
Gerald studied in Japan and Guatemala, and his travels gave him a unique perspective on disease and wellness, and on the importance of mental health approaches in well-being.
Gerald’s philosophy of health
Gerald spent time studying the co-evolution of humankind and our relationship to food, movement, and our environment. His approach to health can be thought of as an anthropological model of health.
Personal training services
Gerald’s personal training services combine functional and adaptive physical activities that are tailormade for each individual. People of all shapes, sizes and abilities can increase physical fitness and endurance through the activities humans evolved to do best: walking, lifting running, sprinting, rotating, holding, climbing, pulling, pushing, and throwing. These lifestyle activities build strength and promote health and longevity. They also decrease risks associated with cardiovascular disease, weak bones, and autoimmune disease such as arthritis.
Lifestyle wellness coaching
As a lifestyle wellness coach, Gerald takes into account not only physical health and the relationship it has with the mind, but also emotional well-being. Nutrition, physical activity, sleep and happiness all play a vital role in health, and they all affect mental well-being.
What’s Gerald been up to lately?
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Gerald spent two years working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as a Public Health Advisor. He was stationed at Miami Quarantine Station, where he and a team of advisors did epidemiological casework tracking SARS-CoV-2. Throughout this challenging time, Gerald continued working with private clients, many of whom travel to Florida to train with him. Other clients of Gerald are referred by local cardiologists who do physical exams, blood work and toxicology analysis and suggest that their patients utilize Gerald’s expertise in developing a vision and strategic plan for their wellness.