Josh Johann

Founder & Exercise Physiologist

I’m an exercise physiologist and founder of Onsight Fitness. Since 2006, I’ve been devoted to showing everyday people how to find their place in health and fitness. Basically, I teach people how to get strong and fit. My clientele has consisted of people with chronic disease (ie. heart disease, diabetes), orthopedic joint replacements, cancer survivors, as well as high-end endurance athletes. I’ve worked around a multitude of physical limitations while helping clients reach their goals. Working side-by-side with the top trainers, researchers and leaders in the fitness industry, I discovered a unique approach to personal training that delivers winning results with lasting effects.

I received my Master’s in Health and Human Performance from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC) in 2015, where I also received my Bachelor’s in Exercise Science in 2014. During graduate school, I became a successful author where I co-authored several texts used by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) -- the largest sports medicine and exercise science organization in the world -- that certifies personal trainers and clinical exercise physiologists. I’ve also published research in the areas of exercise physiology, sedentary behavior, and metabolism in peer-reviewed journals. A little more local to Chattanooga, I’ve studied the physiological impact of our built environment, lead initiatives in diabetes prevention programs to local community members, and lobbied for a tobacco-free campus at UTC. I currently serve as a Membership committee member for the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), the organization I earned my Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS).


Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (NSCA) Exercise is Medicine – Level One



M.S. Health and Human Performance

B.S. Exercise Science

Publications - Textbooks

ACSM's Guidelines for Exercise Testing & Prescription, 10e

ACSM's Resources for the Certified Exercise Physiologist, 2e

Clinical Exercise Physiology, 4e

Publications - Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Metabolic and energy cost of sitting, standing, and a novel sitting/stepping protocol in recreationally active college students.

Cognitive & Physiological Impacts of Adventure Activities: Beyond self-report data.

Effects of 5-hour ENERGY TM shots on oxygen consumption, heart rate, and substrate utilization during submaximal exercise.