I was born and raised locally in West Covina. I graduated from Nogales High School and went to Cal State Fullerton to earn my BA in Business Marketing. Growing up music was one of my biggest passions and I was always a part of my school’s music program, church, or a garage band with my friends. I currently work in the finance industry and specifically work retirement plans. I’ve been with my wife for 8 years and we’re proud parents of two fur babies.
Like many people, I got into Crossfit after a coworker convinced me to buy a Groupon for a box that was down the street from the job I was working at that time. I had no idea what I was getting myself into but I instantly fell in love with it. The camaraderie and support that everyone had for each other was such a different feeling from “normal” gym. That was about 10 years ago and I’ve been hooked ever since. I’ve been blessed to have been a member of several boxes over the years that had great coaches and wanted their athletes to be the best version of themselves. My goal is to pass along the knowledge that I’ve accumulated over the years and really make our athletes feel empowered about taking control of their fitness and feeling like a member of our extended family.
Random Facts about Coach Justin
- Love learning how to cook new cuisines
- Played the drums for the opening day of the 2004-2005 Dodger season
- PC gamer