Nutrition Science, M.S., Exercise Science, B.S. | Certified CrossFit Trainer (Level 3), CrossFit Endurance | USA Weightlifting Sport Performance Coach
While finishing his Master’s degree at the University at Buffalo, Josh Makar found CrossFit and immediately fell in love with the programming. He has been a personal trainer since 2008 and was the affiliate owner of CrossFit BAC Boulevard before founding Harborside CrossFit with Jeff and Lindsey. Josh has been a coach for athletes as young as 12 years old and those well into their 60s. During his time at the University at Buffalo, Josh worked in a nutrition and sports performance lab, and assisted in teaching a class on exercise application.
Josh has programmed for competitive youth sports teams and was formerly a strength and conditioning coach at Sweet Home High School working with multisport athletes as well as students who just wanted to learn about functional fitness and a healthy lifestyle. He meticulously plans and organizes programming meant to challenge and progress his athletes in group classes and those on an individual basis.
As a group, Josh, Jeff and Lindsey regularly work out together and compete in regional CrossFit events as well as races of all lengths. Josh also loves to be physical outdoors including hiking, cycling, rock climbing, snowboarding, and skateboarding.