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So who am I?

Hello! I’m Josh Hockett. I’m currently working as a full-time fitness and nutrition director for the command members of the USS Essex LHD2 ship home-ported in San Diego, CA. (DoD NAF civilian) I have held this role for almost 5 years now. I have a huge passion for all domains of fitness and wellness but military members are my true calling.

I am an uber foodie and love trying/finding/making new foods. I have come to find ways to blend my love for great food and health/fitness by creating my own meals, recipes and tricks to make healthy, easy and appealing meals all on my own. I am a huge SoCal food festival fan, regular mud-run competitor, men's fitness competitor in the UNBA, powerlifter in USAPL and a local San Diego food blogger.

I was born and raised in Madison, WI until the spring of 2010 when I left home to start my professional work career. I am a former collegiate strength and conditioning coach of 4 years prior to my transition into military domains. For right now, San Diego has me pretty well in love with this great city and I enjoy calling this home!

I truly enjoy going out and scouring the local land to find really unique and appealing restaurants. If it's different, popular, and unique and screams healthy and wholesome.....I am likely to have eyes and ears on it! I want to showcase the people, the food, the menu, the venues that make our great city such a maturing and growing foodie city with a character all its own.

Please follow my blog and give me tips and pointers on where to go, what to try and what's new in town. If you're a local San Diego based restaurant with a healthy and nutritious theme and you think you have something great to showcase then please contact me so we can make that happen for you!

All the best in your ongoing search for finding a truly "Better Bite" in SD!