Hi my name is Olivia Myers. It was August 23, 2018, my first day of preseason high school soccer, when I tore my ACL and mencius. I had surgery on September 12th and so my rehab journey began. I started PT, 3 to 4 times a week, one week after surgery. Four months into PT my soccer coach suggested I contact, Joe Hos, a trainer who works with athletes post sports related injuries.
When I first started training with Joe, I realized I had a lot of work ahead of me. My strength, endurance and confidence were definitely lacking. I wasn’t sure if I was going to reach my goals and that scared me but Joe reassured me I could do it. He told me I could meet my deadlines and goals if I worked hard. He pushed me and helped me to gain my confidence. Believing in him made me believe in myself. I realize now that if I had just stuck with PT I would not be the strong, confident player I am today.
Training with Joe was the best decision my parents and I made Joe gives you his undivided time and attention focusing 100% on you and your progress. He puts together a training program specific to your needs and he pushes you to meet your goals in a safe manner. It is true when people tell you that you can come back stronger but you have to work hard and, more importantly, you need to be smart. Joe shows you how to train smart and that is key because the potential for reinjury is so high.
Thanks to Joe and his dedication, commitment and belief in me I was able to play the sport I love the most, soccer, 10 months later with my varsity high school team. Our team went undefeated 12-0 and we were Inter AC champs for the first time in the history of the school. I have also returned to my travel team and we are playing in the National League for US Youth Soccer.
Joe – I can’t thank you enough for everything you have done for me!!! You are now stuck with me. Lol. You ROCK!!!
I came to Coach Hos this summer at about 7 months post ACL and meniscus surgery and was at a sort of plateau in my recovery process.
Joe took the time to evaluate my situation and create a plan that would allow me to bridge the gap from PT to playing soccer again. Joe took the time to explain every exercise we did and was able to push me in a way that traditional PT never did.
Joe finds a great balance between pushing his athletes and making sure everything is conducted in a safe manner. I can’t recommend Joe enough for anybody coming back from an injury or looking to get into really great shape.
Joe cares immensely about his athletes and takes a ton of pride in the work he does. Big thanks to Joe!
Coach Hos helped me train after my ACL injury so I could get back into collegiate soccer shape.
I’m writing this now after completing my fitness test with my best time yet. I’m grateful to him for helping return me to my peak fitness, mentally and physically.
The rehab process after surgery with a regular physical therapist was very daunting and frustrating because I didn’t feel like I got the attention I deserved. Not to their fault, they have so many other patients with different types of injuries on a daily basis, they just do not offer you the correct attention that you need right after surgery. Not to mention the lack of space and equipment most physical therapy places have.
Joe worked with me day in and day out focusing on exactly what I needed to get back to 100%. I can honestly say in the first couple sessions at Fitlife with Joe, my progress was far beyond then what I had done in weeks with my physical therapist.
I met Coach Hos my Sophomore year of high school, he was the first trainer that I had ever worked with. Before this, I would go to the gym, bench, squat, try to deadlift, and maybe add a pull up in there for good luck.
However Joe taught me about athletic performance. Working with Coach Hos for the last three years has taught me so much about training for athletic performance. He has taught me about rest and recovery and how they are just as important to my performance as the hard work I put in. From working with Coach Hos I have gotten, stronger, faster, quicker, and more athletic, which in turn has led me to be better in my sport.
The biggest thing about Coach Hos is that he cares about me. Joe has helped me get physically prepared for the next level along with supporting me in a lot of other ways to be ready for college and all that its going to throw at me.
Coach Hos was recommended to me by my sister, who also is a college soccer player. I started working with Joe in March 2019 in preparation for my freshman college soccer season at West Chester University in August.
He divided our sessions up to include rolling and stretching to correct and make sure my body and muscles would function correctly as well as to prevent injury: strength and weight lifting : and conditioning. We increased our training sessions to 2x per week once high school ended and we continued to train until the day before I left for preseason.
As a direct result of Joe’s training sessions and expertise, I was very successful in my fitness tests. I ran the mile in 6:01 which was third best on the entire team. I was also continuously at the top of the team in sprints and every fitness test we ran. I also was in the top of the groups in the weight room when we were asked to perform our “maxes” in various lifting exercises. Coming into preseason fit and prepared really helped to make the week much easier to get thru! I am very grateful to have worked with Coach Hos over the past 5-6 months. He pushed me and challenged me at every training session.
My story is simple. I tore my ACL September 2017 and was not able to get surgery until June of 2018. It was now December of 2018 and I sensed I was behind. I called Coach Hos and right away I was in his plans. He fit meinto his schedule and we got started right away.
I could tell right away signing up with him was the right choice. I haven’t been pushed to that degree since starting rehab or physical therapy anywhere else.I truly enjoyed working with Coach Hos. He is invested and obsessed with his work. To me, it was important to find someone who was as invested in getting me back to the field of play as I was. I can truly admit that Hos was that guy. He’s an awesome person and continues to learn more about this awful injury which kept me motivated as his client.
If your looking to get back to game speed as quickly as possible, Coach Hos is definitely your guy.
Tearing your ACL while playing sports is one of the most feared injuries among players. It happened to me in April then had surgery at the end of June. After surgery I went to rehab and was slowly getting my strength back. The problem with just doing rehab is that it only gets you so far.
That is when I went to Coach Hos at FITLIFE. Having trained with Coach Hos throughout high school I knew that he could get me to
where I wanted to be. After working with him I started to see drastic improvements in strength and in my mechanics of how I moved. He has helped me regain confidence and get over the mental aspect of having a major injury.
Coach Hos gives you the personal attention and coaching that is needed to help you mentally and physically to get back to where you were before the injury. I would recommend anyone going through a sports injury to let @coach_hos help you get back to playing again.
As many of you know, Bella Diodato had a soccer injury last October where she tore her MPFL and dislocated her knee. She had surgery shortly thereafter, and when she was ready, she started to work out with Joe Hos over at Fitlife Performance Training & Fitness Center. Joe specializes in post surgery rehabilitation to get players back in shape and back to playing form. He has been amazing working with Bella, pushing her where she needed to be pushed, and really focused on not only her knee, but all of the other supporting parts like her ankles, hips, core, etc. to make sure she could get back on the field.
If you know any athletes dealing with knee surgeries related to ACL, MCL, or anything at all, I would encourage you to to check out Joe!
Joe, thank you for pushing me to my limit to become the best I can be. You helped me to improve my game and accomplish my goals. I would not be where I am as far as my fitness level and confidence going into the preseason without you!!! Thank you for everything again!
Soccer player for Kutztown University
I utilized the strength, speed and agility training program for my son this past summer who at the time was a rising junior in H.S. The program combined core work as well as strength, agility and stamina training aimed specifically toward his sport. My son received an amazing amount of individualized training with Joe who continually revised the workout based on his prior session’s performance. My son found Joe to be motivating, demanding, responsive and educated on past injuries and their impacts on strength/play. We’ve utilized several of these type of programs in the past and this one is a winner!
Tracey Baxter (Mother of Aaron Baxter, NJ Boys Soccer State Champs)
Personally I think Joe was the difference for us winning the Philadelphia Catholic League Championship. We were the most fit team but most importantly we were the healthiest.
Head Coach Father Judge Soccer
I started working with Joe when I realized I needed to find a way to get into shape for the transition from high school to Division I collegiate soccer. Throughout the spring and summer, I worked with Joe several times a week. By the time the fall season came around, I was faster and stronger than I had been in my whole life. I would have never been able to accomplish the same results on my own. Joe’s passion for training and working with athletes combined with his ability to find your limits and push you to achieve your maximum results. His ability to tailor programs and match training sessions to individuals’ needs makes him exceptional.
Former University of Penn Soccer Player
I have worked with Joe since I was 14 years old, I have had amazing results. I have improved my first step quickness, lateral agility, and speed endurance. Most importantly I have maintained an injury free career. Thanks for all you have done.
FC Delco Soccer
I am writing to give credit to my childrens fitness and footwork coach. Joe Hos, is a highly motivated fitness trainer that has improved my childrens tennis both locally and nationally. My son Taylor has been recruited to Clemson University, a Div I school on an athletic scholarship and in part due to his work with Joe. Joe has the ability to give confidence to athletes through encouraging the physical and mental determination necessary to compete at a high level. My daughter, Madison is 14 years old and she is ranked #10 in girls 18 and under in our section. They both work routinely with Joe twice a week. I would recommend Joe as a fitness trainer for any potential athlete or just to improve your all around physical fitness. He has the ability to bring out the best in all and keep on shining through. I highly recommend his regimen to anyone interested in self improvement.
Robin Lyons Cohen, mother of Taylor and Madison Cohen nationally ranked junior tennis players
Joe has worked individually with my son (and daughter) for five years. Joshua has played in 77-78 games at Duke, and the unsung hero was Joe Hos. Duke was coming off a final four appearance when Joshua arrived as a freshman. There were no obvious spots on the field, we had a team comprised of at least 5 national players, and nearly one third of the team has since gone on to play professional soccer (several in Europe and the MLS today). I will never forget hearing from then Head Coach Rennie when he spoke about Josh on television, “we had no intention of playing Josh when he arrived at Duke during his freshman year, he made us play him through his tireless work ethic”. Josh was the only freshman to play at Duke and he had very significant playing time on the field during every game of that year. He came prepared physically to play. Josh deserves a lot of credit, but Joe Hos gave Josh the opportunity to get onto the field and demonstrate his skill. That is not an accident, Joe kept Josh healthy, and he can do that for some other young man or woman, if you give him a chance. Playing college soccer for my son was not about winning a scholarship or turning professional, it was about getting a great education. Josh would never have been at Duke were it not for Lower Moreland’s Oberholtzer and Blanche, and his trainer Joe Hos.
Jack Bienenfeld (Father of Josh Bienenfeld)
We send all of our “baseball players” to Joe for their sports training needs.
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (Area Scout)