Josh Felber Announces Merger Between Two Top Akron Fitness And Wellness Facilities

Business success coach Josh Felber is announcing that RPFitness and CrossFit Akron will be joining together under one banner beginning October 1, 2014.

Akron, OH – October 8, 2014 – Serial Entrepreneur and Fitness Business Expert Josh Felber is the President and CEO of JF Ventures, LLC, Functional Fitness Labs, LLC (CrossFit Akron), F2 Nutrition, LLC and Primal Chiropractic, LLC, 10X Digital Media LLC all based in Akron, Ohio. As of October 1, 2014, CrossFit Akron will be merging with RPFitness to provide clients with more fitness and wellness options as part of their current membership. The new merger will see both companies branding under one name, “Personalized Wellness Center,” with 2 locations on Merriman Valley and on S. Hawkins Avenue.

Here is an overview of some of the enhancements being made:

  • Rebranding both names under “Personalized Wellness Center” so as continue their vision of what their company is and is to truly be an integrated wellness facility producing results and obtaining their clients goals, whatever they may be.
  • CrossFit Akron will be part of their award winning semi-private personal training program formerly known as FIT (Functional Intense Training).  CrossFit will join the already popular classes called RIPPED, HEAT, CUTT and TurboTread.  CrossFit classes are Powered by CrossFit Akron.
  • Semi-Private Personal Training Program (FIT) will be renamed and branded as F2, which is short for Functional Fitness.
  • A new consolidated website (Under Construction)
  • CrossFit Akron website and name will still be maintained as part of “Personalized Wellness Center”

“We have always focused on delivering the highest value to our clients as well as results. We are extremely excited about our businesses moving forward together and providing our clients the most elite fitness and wellness programs in the Akron area,” remarked Josh Felber.

“Our goal is to set medical standards for proactive health and wellness, by working closely with our area physician partners,” said Matt Probst, of Personalized Wellness Center. “This partnership provides our clients with the most integrated approach to fitness and wellness the Akron area has to offer.  Together we are able to provide training and rehabilitation programs for the elite athlete as well as the clients looking to lose weight and improve their health.”

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About Josh Felber:

Josh Felber is focused on challenging himself and those around him to consistent excellence.  Blessed with the heart of an athlete, mind of a leader and an entrepreneurial spirit, he is not only effective in his approach to business, but also extremely gifted in motivating people to achieve their own goals.  His intense drive and dedication to succeed has laid the foundation for his innovative approach to leadership.

Josh recently joined noted business development expert, best-selling author and speaker, Brian Tracy, along with a select group of the world’s leading experts, to co-author the book titled, Transform: The World’s Leading Entrepreneurs and Professionals Get to the Heart and Soul of Transforming your Life, Business & Health. The book was released on September 18, 2014 by CelebrityPress™ – a leading business book publisher. Josh contributed a chapter titled, “Fitness Training Goes Holistic – How a Renowned Strength and Conditioning Program Can Impact Every Area of Your Life.”

Josh has been recognized multiple times in the National Who’s Who of Entrepreneurs, was a National Winner of the ATT and USA Today Investment Challenge, and has been featured on radio and television in the greater Akron area. As well as on and various other business sites. He also holds numerous certificates in CrossFit, Sports Performance, Nutrition and is an Eagle Scout. In addition to Transform, Josh also contributed to best-seller SuccessOnomics with Steve Forbes. He has appeared as an expert guest on the TV show “Health and Wellness Today,” which was seen on NBC, CBS, ABC and FOX network affiliates around the country.

Josh has joined 3-Time Emmy® Award Winning Director and Producer, Nick Nanton, Esq., Emmy® Award Winning Producer JW Dicks, and independent filmmakers Shaina Koren and Mike Esposito, co-founders of Shaina Koren Cinematography, to produce a new inspirational documentary film. The film, titled “The Rebound,” is a feature length documentary about a wheelchair basketball team and the quest of several adaptive athletes to overcome adversity in search of new opportunities. He has also recently signed on to co-produce an upcoming documentary film about Chairman and CEO of the XPRIZE Foundation (, and Best-Selling author, Peter Diamandis.

Since beginning his first business as a computer dealer at the age of 14, the seed of entrepreneurship was planted and long-term success was destined to follow.  While still in his teens, Josh started Merchant Financial Services, which became one of the largest entities in that industry.  He led the company to generate annual transactions of over $5 Billion.

Other businesses in Josh’s career have included ventures in satellite dish installation, nutraceuticals and green energy solutions.   In each of these opportunities he led the companies to be national leaders within their business vertical.  As a Partner and Vice President of Lifemax, a nutraceutical company, he helped build the company from the ground floor and under his sales leadership the company reached millions in sales within 4 years and their products were on the shelves of 40,000 retail outlets in 30 different countries.

His most recent endeavor includes the opening and operation of multiple functional fitness facilities, currently located in the North East Ohio area.  As an avid health and wellness advocate, Josh has been a long time runner and CrossFit proponent.  He has received numerous awards for various competitions including multiple marathons and half-marathons.  He has now taken his passion for health and wellness to a new level through the creation of Functional Fitness Labs, LLC (CrossFit Akron) in 2010.  Each year of business has demonstrated significant growth.

Josh has also incorporated a chiropractic and rehab center with the gym facility for the benefit of his clientele.  This model has proven to be very successful and will be used in future locations.  Additionally, he will be launching a functional nutritional company to design, make and sell his own supplement lines.

Josh and his wife, Trina an entrepreneur a well, reside in Akron, Ohio with their daughter, Mia, and twin sons, Cash and Roman.

Additional information about Josh Felber and his companies can be found at

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