Congratulations to Justin Lee, a core member of our notorious 6 AM crew. Justin has been boxing at Contenders for two and a half years, and came to us with a lot of Martial Arts experience. “I trained and competed in Muay Thai kickboxing for 6 years. I decided to join Contenders to hone in on my striking ability, meet new people, and more importantly, stay active and in shape.” His passion for martial arts is clear in his dedication to training, and also in his helpful, friendly spirit with all our members. Justin seems to like us as much as we like him too, saying that “waking up at 5am [is] just a tad bit easier when you know you get to work out with a great group of people.”
Justin’s favourite classes are the Friday and Tuesday 6AM. “Long-combo Friday @ 6am (with Yo!) is great because it pushes me both physically AND mentally. Learning and successfully executing a 60-70 punch combo gets me fired up. Tuesday kickboxing @ 6am (with Richard) allows me to leverage my past kickboxing experience and it works different muscle groups from boxing. It’s a great break between boxing classes.”
Coming in pretty much every day, Justin is already in great shape, but that’s not enough for him! “My goal is to be in the best shape possible. There will always be room to improve.” Now that’s the attitude of a champ!
After his killer workouts, Justin is an account manager for a cyber security software company. In his free time, he’s usually with friends “taking advantage of some sort of happy hour.”
Great work Justin! Keep it up!