At CJ's You are family!

Eva Joseph
Wife, Trainer, Health Science Teacher

Cleon "CJ" Joseph
Head Trainer, CEO


Joseph Girls

Coach Nancy Avelar-Blanco

Coach Nancy Avelar-Blanco

  • Certified Under the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM)

  • NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist

  • NASM Performance Enhancement Specialist

  • NASM MMA Trainer Certification

  • NASM Nutritionist Certification

  • NASM Senior Fitness Certification

  • NASM Youth Fitness Certification

  • Founder of the Fitness Syndicate vs. Obesity Program

  • Creator of the Fitness Reality Show Battle of the Bulge L.A. (BOBLA)

  • Author of the Book: Navigating Through the Valleys of Success

Cleon “CJ” Joseph, CEO of CJ’s Functional Fitness, bases his fitness program from his 30+ yrs of fitness and Martial Arts training. CJ developed a deeper desire for fitness after competing in an all natural body building show in the early 90’s.  In the late 90’s he discovered no holds barred training and had to make major physical adjustments to adapt to the demands of conditioning.  The transition from bodybuilding to Mixed Martial Arts birthed CJ's concept of Functional Fitness. 

"It’s about life fitness.  It’s all about staying well.  Functional training is more than just exercising for a moment in a day.  There is a spiritual aspect in knowing that every inch of you is fully available to thrive and leave a legacy for your family.  From SIMPLY getting in and out of your seat or climbing a flight of stairs without breathing hard or simply being able to engage in all that life has to offer; there is a pathway to wellness.  It does not matter what physical state of fitness you are currently in, you can improve it and I want to help. This is the gift God gave me to share to the world”

-Master trainer cj  



At CJ's Functional Fitness our mission is to inspire a thrist for optimal health and wellness for our clients that will never be QUENCHED. with cjff, the path to your best life can be achieved with CJ exclusively or Share the journey with like spirits with our signature Group circuit Classes. Our goal is to change your life for the better through fitness!

"You don't have to be a fighter to feel like one!"


so Let's Train!

Below are some of the most notable campaigns and community partnerships with CJFF to date:


Major Events

 Host Trainer for Judge Hatchet's 2010 Fit Family Fun Day

Keynote Speaker at KJLH Women's Health Forum 2010 to 2017

Keynote Trainer Special Needs Networks South L.A. Gets Fit

Keynote Trainer for 2012 Taste of Soul


Media Appearances

102.3 KJLH's Steve Harvey Morning Show

Guest on KLJH Love n the Spirit

Celebrity Fitness Guest on KTLA Channels 5

Celebrity Fitness Guest on KCal 9

The Word Network's The Jazzspell Show

Host of Twilight Talk Radio's CJ's Functional Fitness Show

Host of New Day Talk Radio's CJ's Functional Fitness Show

Celebrity Fitness Guest on KJLH Show Real Life with Pastor Wayne Chaney and 1st Lady Myiesha Chaney


Community Partnerships

Founder of The Fitness Syndicate vs. Obesity

American Heart Association Ambassador

American Diabetes Association Ambassador

Keynote Speaker for Black and Beauty

Special Needs Network

Center for Lupus Care