Team Gladiator member since: 2016 (has worn a Gladiator since 2010)
Gladiator style worn: Pro with Power Grip upgrade
Details: Josh Perry was born and raised on Cape Cod, MA, where he developed his passion for BMX bike riding. When he was 17, he moved to Greenville, NC to ride with the best riders in the world, including Dave Mirra, and pursue a career as a pro BMX athlete.
In 2009 Josh won his first pro contest, as well as the best trick, and made his first X-Games appearance. He competed in the Dew Action Sports Tour from 2007 to 2013, has performed demonstrations during NFL and NBA halftimes, overseas for troops in Iraq, and has even appeared on NBC’s America’s Got Talent and the 2015 Warner Bros. movie Max.
In April of 2010, at the young age of 21, Josh underwent surgery to remove a brain tumor taking up the entire left side of his brain and leading him to going blind. In November of 2012, he had Elekta’s Gamma Knife Radiation treatment to treat two areas of re-growth from the initial surgery. Elekta is the world’s leading innovator in brain cancer and tumor treatment, and Perry has been working with the company since 2013 to share his story.
With his experiences with brain tumors and injuries, Josh became very passionate about learning about food and the correlation to our health and wellbeing, as well as sharing information with others in hopes of helping them become well.
“On this journey of mine, I have learned how important protecting your brain is,” said Perry. “That’s why I choose Gladiator Custom Mouthguards to supplement having a certified helmet.”
In 2015, to further his efforts in sharing information with others and helping them achieve their goals with health and wellbeing, Josh completed the world’s largest nutrition program, the Institute of Integrative Nutrition, to earn a certification as a Holistic Health Coach. He launched his website, DailyBrainstorms.com and JoshPerryBMX.com, to share his story and knowledge with the world.
Along with his daily blogging about food and health, advocating a healthy lifestyle and researching more about holistic nutrition, Perry continues to ride BMX at a professional level.
“I am ecstatic as to how it looks and more importantly how it feels.”