CrossFit near Belleville

Josh Nimmo

Originally from Central Illinois, Josh grew up in the gym. Strength and conditioning was a staple in his daily routine from a young age as his father owned and operated a fitness facility himself. As a two sport high honor athlete in high school, he learned under multiple strength and conditioning coaches the right way to train. He has resided in the Metro-East since 2003 when he elected to attend McKendree University in Lebanon, IL to pursue a degree and play college football. He received his Bachelor’s of Science in Athletic Training in 2007. Josh has been a fitness professional in the Metro-East for over 12 years, and during that time, he has helped a wide range of clientele reach their fitness and athletic goals. As an Athletic Trainer, Josh was educated in injury evaluation, treatment, and preventative programming – something he has carried over to his CrossFit programming and coaching to keep CFME’s clientele safe. CrossFit came into Josh’s life in 2007. The challenge of CrossFit was a whole new experience in training for Josh, and he was hooked. In less than a year, Josh received his CrossFit Level 1 Trainer certificate and began implementing CrossFit training principles with many of his clients. As one of the original CrossFit trainers and athletes in the area, Josh has built the premier CrossFit experience in the Metro-East.

Why CrossFit?

I originally started CrossFit because I was looking for the next fitness program to keep me in shape and stay athletic. Now, it’s much more about staying healthy and fit to run around with my kids and stay functional for years to come. And for the past 10 years I have been blessed to helped hundreds of other people do the same.


Bachelors of Science in Athletic Training, McKendree University 2007

Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist, NSCA 2008-Present

CrossFit Level 2 Trainer

Notable Athletic Accolades:

2009: CrossFit Games Rocky Mountain Regional, 33rd

2010: CrossFit Games Midwestern Sectional, 5th

2010: CrossFit Games Rocky Mountain Regional, 13th

2010: Ironman Louisville, Finisher

2011: CrossFit Games North Central Regional, 11th

2012: CrossFit Games North Central Regional, 23rd

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