Personal bio: From the age of 14-years old, Justin has lived a lot of his life in the gym pursuing strength and fitness. Always a gym rat, he wasn’t introduced to the sport of Weightlifting until the age of 34. He has been competing in the sport ever since, but also fell in love with CrossFit after his very first workout. Before opening CFBOTB Justin was a successful entrepreneur who committed 10 years of his life to building a multi-million dollar organic snack food company, Laughing Giraffe Organics. After achieving so much, he realized his passion had shifted to fitness and strength training and that’s when Justin took a leap of faith, resigned from the company he founded in 2006 and went on to establish CFBOTB in July of 2016 with longtime friend, Matt Blanton. Justin has also been involved with the CrossFit community and the annual CrossFit Games for several years—he is often sought after as the DJ for local competitions, and has DJ’d the Southwest/South/Central Regionals since 2012, and at the CrossFit Games in 2014. As a coach, Justin is passionate about helping people discover their own abilities and see their confidence grow along their fitness journey.
Fitness is a family affair in the Baumgartner household. His wife, Dawn, while reluctant to get into CrossFit now can't miss a workout and his 10yr old daughter, Devi Mae, is a promising young diver........at least until she starts weightlifting, lol.
Fitness Accomplishments: Although Justin got a late start in the sport of Weightlifting he still competes as a masters athlete and had some notable success in his short career.
105+ 40-44yr old masters Arizona state record holder in:
- Snatch 133kg, Clean and Jerk 167kg, and total 300kg
- 40-44yr old105+ masters 2016/2017 AZ state champion
- #2 Ranked 105+ 40-44yr old master lifter in USA (Just got beat by Guillermo Bujanda)
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