Employees of the Month- June 2014
Group Fitness Instructor
Years of Experience: 20 years
INSPIRATION TO BECOME AN INSTRUCTOR:
“Fitness always has been part of my life. Becoming a Group Fitness instructor allows me the opportunity to help members achieve their fitness goals. I love to teach. I always strive to keep my classes fun and motivating for everyone.”
Aerobics and Fitness Association of America: primary group exercise, step training, and personal fitness trainer
Specialty: Functional training; circuit-based training; pre- and post-rehabilitation training.
Quote: “Life begins at the edge of your comfort zone. Until this point, a person cannot realize limitations are just a road bump on life’s journey.”
With extensive experience in the fitness industry, Justin is ideal for helping the Center’s diverse membership accomplish goals. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in exercise science, with a Minor in business finance & administration, from Montclair State University. He is a certified strength and conditioning specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association, and a certified performance enhancement specialist and personal trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. He is also a certified CrossFit, Level 1, instructor, with CPR/AED certification through the American Red Cross. Justin’s experience includes working with clients in all athletic formats, pre- and post-natal, pre- and post-rehabilitation, youth fitness, as well as those with advanced conditions who are undergoing treatments.
An athlete himself, he specializes in sport performance training. He was a four-year collegiate athlete in baseball at Rutgers University and Montclair State University. Justin played ice hockey for over 20 years, and continues to play year round. He has traveled around the country as an avid snowboarder.
Justin thrives on an active lifestyle. He enjoys all things outdoors. He especially loves hiking, biking, rock climbing, kayaking, and snowboarding. His latest hobby includes utilizing a newly found skill in handy work. He enjoys carpentry, painting, and general craftsmanship. Justin loves to build things, and his work reflects this passion.
He enjoys working at the Center where the best of medical and fitness combine. Justin strives to help each member greet the end of their comfort zone with enthusiasm for all that can be accomplished beyond.