Joel Younkins is a local product of the Mahoning Valley in Northeast Ohio. He grew up in Hubbard Ohio and attended High School at Hubbard High.
Growing up, he enjoyed playing sports and staying competitive. Football, Basketball, and Dirt Bike Racing were his main sports of interest. In high school, Joel began to focus more and more on Football as he was a 2-Time Team MVP and an All State Football Player for the Eagles.
Football earned him a scholarship to play for the Youngstown State Penguins where he was a started and lettered for the Penguins. In the same time frame, Joel received his Bachelors Degree in Exercise Science and also was a Student Strength & Conditioning Coach for the YSU Olympic Sport Programs where Joel learned to hone in on his multifaceted training and coaching skills.
Joel enjoyed working with College Athletes, but his real passion was creating his own facility where he was not limited to who he could train, and how he wanted to train them. JYT started with humble beginnings out of his parents basement in 2010, to eventually becoming a full time private training facility in January of 2013.
He finds great pleasure and passion in being able to help a young athlete learn and develop their fitness levels, as well as being able to urgently help a professional athlete perform at their high possible potential. And from there, also being able to help adults become in the best shape of their lives as well!
Joel's style of coaching is very level headed, methodical and precise. He uses science, experience, and real world application knowledge to train his clients.
Although Joel is a motivated person himself, he is not going to be a "in your face" type of coach to get you motivated. He is assertive, but Joel believes you should already be a self-motivated person to train at his facility. He is there to coach you and to bring the best out in you as well as share empathy and compassion when needed.
If you're a hard working person and you're looking to take your good-to-great, then you and Joel will be a great fit for each other!
In Joel's time away from coaching, he likes to spend his time with his wife Kelly, son Levi, daughters Lia and Launa, and their dog Lexus! Since Joel's College Football Career, he has competed in powerlifting as well as racing his dirt bike on the weekends!