Celebrity Fitness Trainer Joseph “The Body” is a Physique Specialist . He is a Mens Physique Competitor, Author of the series “Upnorth” Prison Body Building, and creator of 24 day weight loss challenge DVD.
Joseph Cosme fell in love with exercise by watching and copying his mom do exercise as young as 5 years old. She used exercise to alleviate her pain of her husband being in prison for selling guns. Joseph grew up with his young brother and sister in a violent home and environment. Dealing with violence in the house he ran away from home at 16 years old and got himself in a lot of trouble with law.
Following in his fathers foot steps he was facing 20 years in prison for selling drugs and indicted on attempted murder for injuring another drug dealer over money beef. This adversity forced joseph to grow up fast. Dealing with shame and guilt. Joseph look to the lord for and begged for forgiveness, and has grown and evolved into a spiritual path in mediation, exercise and healthy living.
It was being in prison where joseph coined the name the “body” where he was able to transform his physique from a 119 pound weakling into 150 pound sexy beast. Being incarcerated taught Joseph “The Body” faith ,discipline, persistence and the value of sleep, diet, supplementation and mediation. This experience has given him the recipe to help him succeed as a elite fitness trainer.
Joseph “The Body” trained his 1st client in prison and learned the art of body building and power lifting from lifers in prison. Joseph competed in power lifting, scoring an impeccable 405 pound squat on a 1 rep max at Barehill correctional facility. Joseph took these hard core principles and applied his specialized knowledge and enrolled into personal training school at the american academy of personal training to advance his expertise to become a master trainer.
After getting terminated from the school just 2 days before the final exam because of tardiness. He was determined to finish what he started. He completed his National Academy of Sports Medicine Personal Training Certification at Kingsboro community college, and has since than has quietly trained celebrities. Joseph injured his spine doing crossfit while being taught from another trainer.
He herniated his disc and tore his inner thigh muscle, causing him to lose almost of his strength and muscle. Not able to barely walk and being misdiagnosed with brain tumor and peripheral Artery disease led joseph to getting frequent panick attacks. Anxiety attacks and chronic injury taught joseph to do what he loves and follow his dreams. He is enthusiastically competing in his 1st men’s physique body building competition. After 2 years of slowly rehabbing from physical therapy, and using mindfulness mediation to cure his anxiety. Joseph no longer gets numbness in his brain or legs.
Going through the trails and errors of life’s journey has taught Joseph to face life always with a positive mental attitude no matter what obstacle is your way. Joseph shares his expertise and life journey to the world to make it a better place. Joseph is married to his beautiful wife Rosa and has 2 beautiful kids Noah and Savannah, and a puppy name Charlie. He is happy to be healthy again and looks forward to helping you become your best you.