My bodybuilding journey started in October, 2003 when I walked into a gym in Alexandria, KY. I had played music around Cincinnati and the Midwest for the previous four years and it had taken its toll. I realized that I needed to take better care of my body, and try to improve both mentally and physically for myself, and my loved ones.
Over the next year, I fell in love with training and started working part time at the gym. One day I heard some of the members talking about doing a bodybuilding show and became interested. Their consensus was "Joe can’t do it". But, that just made me determined to give it a try. Let me set something straight here and now. "You CAN do what you put your mind to." I did compete, and with help from Beverly I placed 2nd in the first show I’d ever been to! That was October, 2005, and the rest has been quite a journey.