Meet Josie, Our Member of the Month for July!

Josie is one of the most consistent members that we've had in the gym. She always works hard in the gym and never complains. BUT the best part about Josie is that she knows that the real weight loss comes with good nutrition and although working out has made Josie way stronger and more defined, a huge part of her success has and is from her nutrition.


"Josie Talamo."


"I'm an I.T. Support Specialist."

How long have you been working out at The VGV?

Luke - "Josie was a go-getter and started December 29th of last year. I love that she didn't wait until the new year to start!"

What made you decide to try The VGV?

"I was tired of feeling weak and not having any energy. I also wanted to have "me" time and somewhere I could go to release stress. Another reason was that my good friend Pattie recommended The VGV and I figured why not give it a try."

What is your favourite thing about The Village Gym Vaughan?

"My favourite thing is that Luke really knows what he's doing. No matter what my pain or injury is, he knows how to work around it and modify if need be. He also really cares about my success in the gym and also with my weight loss. The encouragement and support is second to none."

Favourite exercise?

"Deadlifts make me feel strong!"

Least favourite exercise?

"The one with the box and the rings. Can't remember the name but you know which one Luke!." (Ring hamstring curls)

A year from now, what do you want to be able to do?

"Doing an unassisted chin up would be amazing. I'm also interested in doing the bike ride to conquer cancer from Toronto to Niagara Falls."

If you could have one superpower, what would it be?

"This is a hard one to answer. I think I would want to have healing powers and for fun - flying powers." (That's 2 powers Josie :p)