Before moving to Tucson, Dustin lived in East Lansing, Michigan. While in Michigan, he completed a 300 hour fitness internship at State of Fitness under the direct supervision of co-owner Justin Grinnell, CSCS, NASM-CPT, CF-L1. There, Dustin got hands-on experience with clients ranging from beginners to amateur athletes.
Dustin’s passion for fitness developed while stationed at MCAS Futenma in Okinawa, Japan. His competitive spirit drove him to exceed the mandatory military fitness standards. He realized he wanted a career in fitness after finding satisfaction in pushing himself physically and mentally past his limits and then helping other Marines do the same.
Dustin has learned many life lessons while being on active duty in the Marine Corps. His most important lesson was to keep a positive attitude when trying to reach any goal. He lives by the motto, “It can always be worse.”