Joshua Akiona

CrossFit Level 3 Trainer

Joshua, better known as Josh, comes to CrossFit 808 with a solid background in nutrition, sports, and fitness. Josh has been CrossFitting since March 2009 and even continued CrossFitting during deployment all over the world. Besides his CrossFit Level 1 & 2 Certification, Josh recently obtained his Level 3 Trainer Certification in 2017. He also holds CrossFit Certifications in Nutrition, Olympic Lifting, Mobility, Strongman, Football, and Gymnastics. Josh competed in the 2010 Hawaii Sectionals as well as the 2010 SoCal Regional Affiliate Competition. In the 2011 CrossFit Games Open, Josh finished 48th in the Northern California Region and qualified for Regionals. At Regionals Josh finished in 31st place. Currently, Josh is a member of CrossFit 808’s Games Team, who finished 21st and 10th in 2013 and 2014, respectively. Beyond CrossFit, Josh has already competed in several endurance competitions, including the Honolulu Marathon, ROHTO Half Ironman, and the HURT 100. He’s earned his B.A. in Anthropology at the University of Hawaii and served our country as a Staff Sergeant in the US Army.

Coach Josh is available for private coaching, please email him directly to schedule.

7th place with Team CrossFit 808 at the 2017 California Regional
24th with Team CrossFit 808 at the 2016 CrossFit Games
4th with Team CrossFit 808 at the 2015 CrossFit Games
10th with Team CrossFit 808 at the 2014 CrossFit Games
21st with Team CrossFit 808 at the 2013 CrossFit Games

Josh’s favorite quote:
“E noke kaua i ka hana a pau keia.”
English translation: Let’s persist until the work is done.