Employee Spotlight: Justin R.

Justin Ratliff and WifeMeet our Membership Manager, Justin Ratliff. He’s got some serious background in physical fitness and a few fun hobbies!

What did you do before coming here?
“I managed a CrossFit Affiliate in Highlands Ranch, Colorado”

What are you most excited about in working here?
“Being part of a team with the goal of purpose and wellness from the body to the mind.”

Do you have any educational or fitness-related certifications?
“I have CrossFit Level 1, CF Sport Specific Training Certificate, CF Gymnastics Certificate, USA Weightlifting Level 1, and most importantly Jump’n Rope Seminar, 8 hours of jumping rope to teach people how to jump rope.”

What’s the best piece of professional advice you’ve ever received?
“We have two lives, and the second begins when we realize we only have one.”

Who inspires you?
“My wife, Christina, because she meets every challenge head-on overcoming and thriving with grace and love.”

What causes are most dear to your heart?
“More honesty and vulnerability in an effort to create awareness and understanding of the causes and treatments of mental health disorders.”

Do you have a nickname? How did you get it?
“Almost everyone I know calls me Ratty, to the point where I am introduced by my friends to other people that way. Each year someone on my baseball or softball team will say “Justin who? Oh, you mean Ratty”.”

What is your hidden talent?
“I can cook a perfect steak.
I am pretty good at gymnastics–for a big guy.
I think my wife once said I have an incredible memory.”

Name some of your hobbies.
“Skiing, Skateboarding, Golf, CrossFit, weightlifting and power-lifting, Podcast and audiobooks, and recently Stroller Derby with my new daughter, Sloane (aka Sloane Clone).”