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Justin, owner of Strive to be Fit LLC, in the weightroom smiling with this young child strapped to his chest in a baby bjorn

A Little Bit About Justin

Your Fitness Guru

Fitness has always been a part of my life; I love helping people achieve their goals!! I work hard and love to see people work hard. When I was 14 I was involved in a jet-ski accident with my best friend. I almost lost my leg, but the doctors were able to save it by inserting a titanium rod and 4 bolts in my femur bone. That experience really showed me to cherish what I have and never expect things to be handed to me.

 

Before getting into personal training, I helped friends get in shape and tried different paths before finding what I enjoyed most. Initially I went to nursing school, but it wasn’t making me happy, so then I changed to EMT school, which also didn’t make me happy. I decided to try phlebotomy... every time I went to school I always ended up back with what makes me happy - fitness.

After getting certified through PFTA for Nutrition and Personal Training, I started working at Fitness 19. I was a personal trainer for approximately six months before being promoted to Fitness Manager. After being Fitness Manager for six months, I decided it was time to go on my own and start my own personal training business. While starting Strive, I was an instructor at PFTA for 3 years certifying other personal trainers. I now own and operate Strive and PFTA Austin.

 

I love making people feel good about themselves!! The background behind fitness training means achieving fitness and balance on three levels: emotional (The Mindset), spiritual (The Motivation), and physical (The Movement). When I train, I make sure to educate about the balance being a lifestyle change and incorporating fitness into your whole life.

The original gym space used by Strive to be Fit LLC, with tons of weight machines and text on the image reading 'Gym One'

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