Josh Kilmer-Purcell and his family are fixing your health and success

For Josh Kilmer-Purcell and his longtime love and business partner, Dr. Brent Ridge, their thriving Virginia-based health and wellness brand “The Doctors” has taught them a great deal about marriage.“Even at eight years together,…

Josh Kilmer-Purcell and his family are fixing your health and success

For Josh Kilmer-Purcell and his longtime love and business partner, Dr. Brent Ridge, their thriving Virginia-based health and wellness brand “The Doctors” has taught them a great deal about marriage.“Even at eight years together, we still struggle with communication and celebrating our differences as a couple,” he says. “We recognize it, but there’s a bigger lesson in avoiding dealing with stuff when you can’t handle it.”

“It’s best to maintain a balance between work and family, but it’s hard. It’s really about communication.”

The couple, who have been married for 10 years, have three children, Paige, 12, Max, nine, and Jax, four. They divide their time between home in Virginia and their office in New York.

“Sometimes it feels like three time zones are going on 24 hours a day. We spend roughly 60% of our time at home. Just 30 days ago, Jax got a concession to gymnastics that I had asked for, but she spent 12 hours with the club the day before. It was my first ineligibility for gymnastics, and it hit me at about the same time, that I was now only going to see her twice a week, instead of once. It was a feeling of ‘I’m not really getting my time with her,’ and this was the season where we were breaking records. It was like a hiccup in a three-year fast-forward sports career. The biggest lesson I’ve learned is that there is no moment in your life when you’re not trying to succeed. If you make mistakes, move on, and then move on again.”

“You can find joy in the seemingly impossible, which you can’t in the small stuff.”

Ridge sees every day as an opportunity to improve with his partner. “It’s a daily meritocracy. You can find joy in the seemingly impossible, which you can’t in the small stuff.” He also remembers his own life experiences and struggles. “No matter how successful I become, I always feel like I have something to offer that Josh needs and still does need. For a while, you are your own manager. As you get to know each other, you see the similarities. You can recognize which one needs to say something.”

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