Josh Hewett

Founder of Team Barbarian & Top Form Fitness
Former VP of the Ontario Powerlifting Association


  • BA in Kinesiology
  • Resistance Training Specialist
  • CanFitPro Certified Personal Trainer Specialist
  • American Council on Exercise
  • Sport and Exercise Psychology certification
  • Strength & Conditioning Coach
  • Emergency Medical Care Attendant
  • OPA Registered Member
  • Muscle Activation Techniques JumpStart program



I started weight training at the age of 17 in order to put some muscle on my 6 foot tall, 150 lb frame. By the time I was in university I weighed over 240 lbs and decided to compete in powerlifting. After a few contests, I took a shot at strongman training and competition. My trainer partner, Conor Kelly, and I entered our first strongman contest in PEI in 1998 and were addicted ever since!

I now hold a degree in Kinesiology from the University of Western Ontario, as well as several training qualifications. I’m a qualified fitness professional with over 20 years of involvement in the health and fitness industry including employment, academic, competitive, and volunteer experience. I’ve also worked with the National Ballet of Canada, Shooting Stars Soccer, Ontario Powerlifting Federation, and the Sports Medicine Specialists.

I started Team Barbarian Strength Athletics to help athletes like you to improve their strength, power and performance. That’s exactly what the Barbarian Strength System will do.

Occupation: Personal Trainer; Strength and Conditioning Specialist , Owner of Top Form Fitness

Favorite Saying: “We are made strong by what we overcome!”


  • 2nd- Dunnville Mudcat Festival Strongman, Heavyweight Division, 2007
  • 4th – Woodstock Strongman Contest, Lightweight Division, 2006
  • 2nd – Woodstock Strongman Contest, LightWeight Division, 2005
  • 1st – Halton Cup Qualifier 1, LightWeight Division, 2005
  • 3rd – Extreme Fitness Strongman Challenge, 2002
  • 1st – St.Thomas Middleweight Strongman Contest, 2002
  • 8th – Ontario’s Strongest Man, 2002
  • 9th – Wasaga All Strength Challenge, 2002
  • 7th – Octoberfest Strongman Competition, 2001
  • 5th – Trenton Air Force Base All Strength Challenge, 2001
  • 1st – Deadlift on the Beach, 1999

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