Josh is a North Carolina native originally from the Concord, NC area. At Ritch’s Gym, Joshua Ritch is the head personal trainer and head class instructor.  So you may ask yourself, "Why come and train with Josh?"

Josh understands the determination it takes to achieve a fitness goal because of his experience and accomplishments himself. In 2002 he was named the Open Middleweight Champion for Metrolina’s NPC Bodybuilding Competition in North Carolina. While preparing for this competition he trained with professional bodybuilders and along with a vigorous exercise regimen and strict diet he was able to achieve his goals.  He also was the North Carolina and Southeastern United States Gymnastics Champion in the late 80's.  For 3 years, Josh attended to the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, CO where he was trained by the Country's finest coaches.  Only a couple of gymnasts from NC were invited.  In 2013, Josh started Team Fit Ritch which is a Bikini/Figure team that competes through the NPC.  He has produced local champions and his wife was ranked 7th at Nationals in her last competition.  Josh has himself been a champion body builder, gymnast and has coached a very successful bikini/figure team.  He will use all of his experience and knowledge to help anyone and everyone reach there goals.

In 2007, Josh began training in BJJ (Brazilian Jiu Jitsu) and is currently a brown belt.  Josh has trained Brazilian Jiu Jitsu at Fight To Win in Concord, NC under Steve Hall and Forged Fitness in Raleigh, NC under both Jason Culbreth and Billy Dowey.  Josh is now training at his own gym (Wendell Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu) under Justin Hale.  Josh was also one of the best tumbling instructors in NC.  He started his gymnastics career in 1980 and worked his way up to be an elite level gymnast. This part of his life included training at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado which later lead to Josh becoming the #1 Male Gymnast in the Southeastern United States. Josh understands not only gymnastics, but also the technicalities of cheerleading. In 2002 Josh opened his first gym, Elite Cheer and Tumble, in Concord, North Carolina. At this facility he was able to coach gymnasts, cheerleaders and fitness competitors into achieving their goals. This included not only tumbling skills up to the highest level, but also helping with flexibility and conditioning. Josh believes that a conditioned athlete is the healthiest one and he is happy to report that in his gyms entire operation there was never a serious injury.  Josh coached gymnast/tumblers/cheerleaders from 1991 up until 2016 when he chose to go full time into the Gym (weight lifting) industry at Ritch's Gym.  He loved his 25 years of working with his athletes but it was time to move on to something new.  Thank you to everyone that allowed me to be your gymnastic/tumbling coach.

In 2009 Josh was married to Courtney and they decided as a family to move to Wendell, North Carolina from Concord, NC. Together they sold Elite Cheer and Tumble and have decided to open Ritch’s Personal Training/Gym. Here Josh can combine all of his personal training talents to work with every age group who wants to lose weight, gain muscle, or just fit in their clothes better.

Josh Ritch is on social media at  Facebook at Ritch's Personal Training and Instagram at RitchJoshua