Joshua Garcia

Lihue, HI 96766

I am a Lifestyle, Health and Fitness Educator, Coach and Trainer. I enlighten and instruct in order to galvanize personal and professional success through interrelated components of human performance. I am the founder and creator of UP Lifestyle Health and Fitness where I incorporates an array of fitness and health/wellness practices helping others transform their lifestyle, behavior, nutritional, physical and psychological performance. I work with most females and males ages 7- 70+, long distances or in person if your on island. Aloha ~ Josh

Verified Cert/Training
MindBody Professional
IDEA Member

About Me


  • Bachelor's Degree, Exercise and Nutritional Science, NPTI (National Personal Training Institute)

Years Experience


Certifications / Trainings

NESTA - Personal Fitness Trainer Certification (PFT)
NESTA - Biomechanics Specialist (BMS)
NESTA - Core Conditioning Specialist (CCS)
NESTA - Functional Training Specialist (FTS)
NESTA - Heart Rate Performance Specialist
NESTA - Speed Agility and Quickness (SAQ)
IAWHP - Work-site Health Promotion Specialist
Agency Unavailable

CPR Certified

American Red Cross

AED Certified

Joshua's Locations

UP Lifestyle Health Fitness

Within 75.00 miles of 94108 (Mobile Training Radius)

UP Lifestyle Health Fitness

Within 75.00 miles of 80205 (Mobile Training Radius)

UP Lifestyle Health Fitness

Within 10.00 miles of 96766 (Mobile Training Radius)

Additional Information


$85.00 / hr, $85 for Children <17 and Seniors 62> $ 300 for Adults and Athletes

Payment Methods

Cash, Cashier's Check, Personal Checks

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Awards & Accomplishments

  • 100% Heart Award 2000 (DRHS created after me)
  • Leader of Leaders Award 2002 (Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center)
  • #1 Fitness Coach in the Nation 2007 (Bally Total Fitness)
  • Created one of the top Masters Programs in NESTA 25 year history 2016

Languages Spoken




13 Reviews

5.0 out of 5 Stars

  • by Sharon Shaddock on Dec 27, 2016

    I am a senior who desperately needed to improve my mobility and flexibility. I was fortunate to find Josh. Our first session consisted of an initial, in-depth assessment of my structural issues which were leading to my physiological complaints.  Josh impressed me with his knowledge.  He explained my condition in terms I could understand and how we would work together to improve my overall health.  The focus of his program was to lead me to a situation where I would be able to self- maintain those improvements.

    Working with Josh for a few months allowed me to transition to my own home-based program. He tailored the program to my needs. As I transitioned, I chose to purchase his custom-made videos.  Josh was very thorough in creating methods and routines to fit my specific needs.

    During the time I worked with Josh, I experienced significant improvement in my mobility and confidence with movements which were previously problematic for me.  I am able to walk for extended periods with absolutely no discomfort. My muscles feel stronger, and my balance, which was becoming a problem with age, is the best it has been in 20+ years.

    When I mentioned to Josh some of the areas my chiropractor was working on, he was able to further focus on movements that would improve those areas as well.

    I believe Josh has an innovative approach and never stops learning.  I know I can call on him with questions.  I am impressed with his approach to nutritional health as well.

  • by Clayton Harmon on Dec 17, 2015

    I found Josh through a recommendation from a coworker who praised his individualized and wholistic approach. My big goal is weight loss - I've already managed to lose a bunch on my own, but I've reached a point where I need expert help to keep making solid progress. I have only worked with Josh for a few weeks now, but already have seen great results! And more importantly, I've found a trainer who is not only knowledgeable and experienced, but also genuinely cares and is deeply committed to helping me become my best possible self. I'll gladly recommend Josh to anyone.

  • by gretchen Turzanski on Nov 15, 2015

    All I can say is Josh knows his stuff. I have a background in exercise physiology and once was a certified PT and Idea member as well. There are so many fitness professionals to choose from, but Josh is really one that looks at the whole person and meets you where you are at. I had him work with my two girls ages 10 and 12 (one a gymnast the other a ballerina). I was looking for someone who was knowledgeable and good with kids. I knew my girls needed to hear and learn from someone other than mom. He quickly identified their imbalances and taught them exercises that would improve their strength and prevent injury. He is fun, easy to work with and very professional. He has amazing energy and has a positive, gentle attitude that is infectious. Josh is a rare find in that not only can he address lifestyle changes but he is capable of working with complex issues such as muscle imbalances, sport specific training, injury prevention, and is amazing at understanding the importance of core training in a functional way. (not just a bunch of crunches)

  • by Marjorie Helms on Oct 06, 2014

    My 12 year old son is active and fit but wanted to increase his athletic ability ... specifically, to run faster. Josh was great with him! His method for balancing the body systems and pinpointing specific goals was extremely efficient. My son grew his body strength over 400% in only 3 months and increased his flexibility, endurance and speed. His soccer coach praised the change in his playing ability. Just a few weeks into the program, my son saw the change in his biceps and was so excited, his self-confidence soared. Best of all, Josh made everything fun. My son was always excited when a session was coming up. I highly recommend Josh for any age client. His knowledge and manner will support you in reaching your goals in the safest and most effective way possible. ... Marjorie H.

  • by Jeff Macco on Oct 30, 2013

    I thought I knew a lot about fitness and diet before I met Josh. I knew how to lose weight, get cut where I wanted and point my energy to create more energy.

    And then I met Josh...

    Josh's passion for helping others transform their health and find balance is far greater than anyone else I've ever worked with ... or met. He has lived an interesting life and has taken over a decade worth of helping others and refined it help you succeed.

    I recommend Josh and Unification Point with the fullest level of commitment.

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