I am excited (and saddened) to celebrate the season Josh has spent with Innovative Results. I am excited because he has grown incredibly as a trainer, an athlete, a warrior, a man, and a brother.
He is an unforgettable piece forged into the legacy of Innovative Results.
I am saddened, because on November 10th–a special day for both of us (USMC B-day)–he will be stepping out on a new adventure. He
As you will see, we take care to see our family off in a loving and celebratory way, and we hope you can all join us as we give him a final goodbye these next few weeks.is called to his family of origin, and leaving his family here at Innovative Results (IR). We hope and pray it will be filled with the same celebrations, growth, and love that we all experienced from him while he walked out life with us at IR. Below he will describe in his own words what this place meant to him, and how much he cares for his clients, as he passes them to his beloved fellow trainers to continue their transformations.
– Aaron Guyett
A Letter from Josh Spencer:
Hey guys, so this has been a difficult decision for me to make, largely because Innovative Results has become such a great part of my life over the last two years. I am extremely grateful to Aaron and Corey for believing in me and giving me the opportunity to be a trainer here and to learn a ton of skills that I probably wouldn’t have cultivated anywhere else. The rest of the team has been amazing, even becoming some of the best friends I’ve ever had. As a transplant from a different state (via the Marine Corps) you have no idea how much it has personally meant to me to work with each and every one of you. It seriously brightens my day and has helped me adjust to civilian life more than taking any “normal” job ever could have. I love all of you guys and this adventure while working to help you achieve your goals has transformed me from being a stand-offish loner to becoming truly more open-hearted and compassionate for people everywhere.
However, the timing is right for me to move on to the next adventure. I feel a heavy burden to be near my family in Colorado, as some exciting things are happening for them. After 8 years of military service (with 7 of them being in California) I don’t want to wake up another 5, 7, or 10 years from now and realize that I never got a chance to serve the people that are the most important to me. I will be helping my dad and mom with their ministry, and helping my brothers achieve their career objectives as they launch separate but teamed-up media upstarts.
At the same time, I will be pursuing a Masters in Business Administration with the University of Colorado. Every single authority figure in my life, from my trainers, to my rugby coach, to my Battalion Commander have told me that now is the best time to pursue that education. I guess if I don’t listen to all that good advice then I’m not too bright!
Also, I will continue to hone my skills at rugby (there are two excellent teams in Denver, and I will hopefully be able to develop in one of their programs). I will also continue to find people to coach. I don’t know what that will look like specifically, maybe it will be a charity bootcamp through my church for my community, maybe it will be as an assistant rugby or strength coach at a college or high school, or maybe I will just take some youngin’s under my wing with some basic equipment. In any case coaching is in my blood, and you definitely haven’t seen the last of me yet 😉 Plus, I promise I’ll visit.
Oh, and by the way, I love you all and want to thank you for helping me become a better person, succeed at rugby, and enjoy a wonderful life while I was in California. Thank you.
Your work ethic and enthusiasm while at IR has been contagious! When you came aboard and joined the team you helped us, (me especially) learn what it is to work and function as a team. Your discipline and dedication to IR was something I noticed immediately. You always seem to have a smile on your face and your non-stop positivity has definitely rubbed off on me and has really helped shape me into a better trainer. Believe it or not, working with you for these past few years has truly had a positive impact on me as a trainer and as a person…thank you for the time we have been able to spend with each other, it has been grand.
P.S. I will miss those super short shorts, almost midriff shirts, and pasty white legs the most.
Whenever he’s at the gym, the energy goes up, great encourager, motivator, teacher, and friend. Wherever in life his journey may take him I know that because of his endless drive to succeed and his happy and jovial attitude he will find success. I know that the relationships he’s made at IR will be lifelong and I can’t wait to see what the future has in store for this leader among men.
– Jeff DeRitter
#1, hands down the coolest thing about Josh is that we share the same birthday, which by default makes you AWESOME 🙂 More importantly I did recently read this quote by Henry Rollins…
“If you have an idea of what you want to do in your future, you must
go at it with almost monastic obsession, be it music, the ballet or just a
You have to go at it single-mindedly and let nothing get in your way.”
When Josh told me he was leaving and we discussed where his mind went in the last couple months while making this decision, reading this quote made me immediately think of him. Josh has the life and work attitude of “If its going to be done, its going to be done RIGHT” and that is incredibly motivating to see and have been a apart of since his arrival at IR. Thank you and Best Wishes for your future Josh!
– Jessica Ciske
You’ve been my partner in crime since I started here. You took me under your wing and made me instantly feel welcome. I will miss you sooooo much. I will miss your crop tops and short shorts. I will miss our awkward dance parties and bad jokes. Training with you has been so much fun and I don’t think I’ll ever have a better training partner. I wish you the best of luck, but I know you won’t need it! 🙂
– Cori Lefkowith
If there is one person who can successfully train like batman it’s josh. Josh is extremely active and continues to improve his performance and this trait is also carried out in his job. Josh has brought in a number of clients that has helped expand IR and always gives his best. Great trainer and even greater friend. You will be missed.
– Lewis Van Der Wyrd
Josh is a tough marine that intimidated me in the beginning. Toughness and a strong character, the kind you only find in a strong and loyal dog. He reminds me of my pitbull Muggsy, except Josh has a goofiness unparalleled by any creature. Josh loves and will stay loyal to Innovative Results forever. Josh, your my dawg!
People have some incredible stories. We all grow up in different environments, with different beliefs and experience different things along the way. Josh brought a very straight forward, honest, well thought out, opinion to all of our meetings and training sessions. His experience in the military and intellectual thought processes helped improve IR’s service to the community. We are thankful for Josh’s input, time and friendship while he was with us and a look forward to staying up to date on all of his future adventures!
– Corey Beasley