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Testimonials

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“I started working with Joe to help get in shape for my wedding. I've tried many fitness classes and every fad workout program out there-- nothing compares to the extreme workouts I had at O'Hara Fitness. Joe personalized each session to target my 'trouble areas' and made every workout completely new, which made each workout so much more enjoyable! Needless to say, by my wedding I was in the best shape of my life.”​
        - Laura M​.

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"Joe is an incredible coach! He always pushes his athletes to be their best and challenges them with workouts that match the athlete’s goals. He made me a stronger athlete and a better person! Can’t recommend his fitness club enough!“
     - Talia B

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"I just went out to buy new dress pants for my trip - I was a 36-in waist - just bought 34-in waist pants.  My weight is down to 180 - was slightly over 190 when I started the first session in December​."
     - Joe O.

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"I worked with Joe for my 4 years of high school. Throughout my time working with him I met and exceeded all of my fitness goals along with learning countless training techniques along the way. Whatever your goals are you can bet that it will be reached if you put your best foot forward and dedicate yourself to follow his training, you won’t regret it. “
     - Jason H

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"Joe helped me get ready for my first preseason as a college soccer player and I had the best experience! I came in stronger than many of my teammates and I owe it all to Joe and O’Hara Fitness! I highly recommend to anyone wanting to improve their fitness. “
     - Nicole B

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"I spent a summer at O’Hara Fitness and it truly changed my life! Joe is very knowledgeable and helped me become a better, stronger athlete overall. Highly recommend for anyone — athletes to those just wanting to get into fitness! “
     - Ella B

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"I've only ever had great experiences working with Joe at O'Hara fitness- the individual programs are fantastic and the coaching and advice is second to none. Would highly recommend if you're looking to get serious about lifting or looking to improve in any sport! “
     - Bram H

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"Joe O'Hara is one of the best coaches I’ve ever worked with. His training brought me from a 155 lbs complete beginner to top 30 in the country at 82.5 kg and competing in USAPL raw nationals. Ohara fitness has everything you’d ever need and more. Highly recommend. “
     - Joe F

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"Joe was a pleasure to be trained by and helped me to form solid understandings of lifts and movements, which have served me well for years. “
     - Jada G

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"It’s easy to see that Joe has a passion for helping student athletes develop their strength and conditioning. I was especially impressed to learn that many of his athletes have achieved impressive state and national rankings thanks to his training program. I personally find that workouts provide meaningful results which keep me motivated - my daughter and I both really enjoy working out with him and I know that she especially will benefit as she grows and explores her athletic abilities. Would definitely recommend! “
     - Elizabeth G

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"Great coaching, he will push you to get better and achieve any goals you have.“
     - Malachi W

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"Working out with coach O’Hara is one of the best things I’ve ever done for myself. Joe not only got me stronger and in fantastic shape but I also had so much fun while doing it. Couldn’t recommend this gym or coach O’Hara more!“
     - Zeke K

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"Joe O’Hara was my strength coach for a few years in high school. His programs are fantastic for strength gain, and training functional mobility. He places an emphasis on training with proper technique, which is something that is both absolutely necessary, and unfortunately not done enough with trainers. Whether you’re an aspiring power lifter, a body builder, or a total beginner, Joe O’Hara will make the program for you, and get you where you’re looking to go. You just have to stay consistent, and work hard. The rest will follow.“
     - Luke H

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"My wife and I have been working out with Joe since Nov 2021. He is the consummate professional - reliable, understanding and knowledgeable. We have seen results as he keeps us accountable and strong! We highly recommend him“
     - Raj D

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"Coach O’Hara was always a great trainer who consistently took individual strength needs and goals into account. He worked with me to improve weak areas, and taught me the basics behind javelin throwing in track and field! Coach O’Hara pushes you to be the best you can and encourages you along the way!“
     - Sara B

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"Joe is an amazing lifting coach and mentor. I worked with him for four years in high school, and he helped me learn how to lift for the first time, develop my technique, and truly fall in love with strength training. I feel incredibly lucky to have had Joe’s training in high school, and he helped me smoothly transition into my collegiate cross country and track career. Joe is kind and is dedicated to making your goals a reality. I can’t recommend Joe and his training enough!“
     - Emma N

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“I loved my sessions with Joe! They were hard workouts, but varied so I didn't get bored. I notice results within the first week-- which I'd never experienced before. I would highly recommend O'Hara Fitness to anyone looking for a great workout that gets quick results."​

      - Andrew H. 

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"I was introduced to coach O’Hara my junior year of high school when I found out I tore my ACL. When I felt like I couldn’t achieve my goals anymore because of my setback, Coach O’Hara made it possible that I recovered properly and in the healthiest way possible, and he also made me feel good about myself as at the same time I was recovering, I was also getting stronger and feeling better about myself. Coach O’Hara is a great coach and most importantly a great guy too.
Thank you coach.“
     - Alessandro D

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"I trained at O’Hara Fitness for 4 years. In that time I broke 6 state records and became a regional champion in powerlifting.“
     - Jourdyn R

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"Joe is the best!!!!!! My husband and I have been working with him since 2021. He is very thoughtful in his approach to training and has adapted my training while recovering from injury. He keeps you accountable and gives you results, what more can you ask for..“
     - Kavi D
Coaching Highlights

Top 10 USA Rankings in Squat - Bench - Deadlift - Powerlifting Total

#1 PA Rankings in Squat - Bench - Deadlift - Powerlifting Total

2023 4th Place National Champion in Powerlifting

2023 National Powerlifting Championships Qualifier

2021 PA Powerlifting Champion

2021 PA Districts Shotput and Discus Champion

2021 Central League Shotput and Discus Champion

2019 PA State Powerlifting Champion

2019 Southeast Regional Powerlifting Champion

2021 PA State Powerlifting Champion

PA POWERLIFTING RECORDS IN SQUAT, BENCH, DEADLIFT, TOTAL, AND PUSH PULL - OVER 15 TOTAL RECORDS TO DATE

2019 HS Boys Javelin top 20 in the Nation - 201ft 2inches

2019 HS Boys Tennis top 50 in the Nation

2019 PA State Championship and Districts Medalist Long Jump

2019 PA State Championship and Districts Medalist Javelin

2019 PA State Championship 1st Place Team Tennis

2019 PA State Championship 2nd Place Singles Tennis

2019 3rd Place Nationals Crew

2019 3rd Place JavFest HS Championship Boys

2019 3rd Place JavFest HS Emerging Elite Championship Boys

2016 UNDEFEATED Central League Cross Country Champions

2017 UNDEFEATED Central League Spring Track Champions

2018 Central League Spring Track Champions

Boys Javelin Record LMHS

Boys 4x100 Record LMHS

Boys 100m Record LMHS

Boys Long Jump Record LMHS

Girls Shot Put School Record LMHS

Girls Discus School Record LMHS

Girls 100m School Record LMHS

Boys 300m Hurdles School Record Barrack Academy

Boys 4x100m School Record Barrack Academy

2019 State Champion Indoor 60m

Top 100 National Javelin Thrower

2018 1st Place Boys District 1 Javelin Champion - 185'11

2018 1st Place Boys District 1 4x100

2018 1st Place Boys District 1 Long Jump

2016 3rd Place Girls District 1 Discus

2018 3rd Place State Championship Boys 4x100

Multiple Athletes accepted into the IMG Academy

Many Top 50 Nationally Ranked Tennis Athletes

2014 and 2015 Asics Easter Bowl Athlete

2015 Florida Orange Bowl Athlete

2017 11th in the State Winter Track Team

Multiple Penn Relays Athletes every year since 

2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 Tennis State Champions

2017 PA State Champion 400m

2017 PA State Champion Long Jump

2016 Mid Atlantic Shot Put Champion

2016 Mid Atlantic Discus Champion

2017 Indoor Track State Champion 4x200

2017 Indoor Track State Champion Distance Medley Relay

Boys Tennis 14yrs Maryland Regionals Champion

Undefeated Zones Team Tennis Champion in North Carolina

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