Next Meeting:
When:Friday,  March 15, 2019
Where:The Lansing Center, First Floor
Speaker:Gary Beaudoin & Berniece Peltier
Topic:"What the Heck is Pickleball"
Time: Noon
Chair of the Day:Sue Mills
Invocator:Jack Davis
Chair of the Month:Al Yambor
Remembrance:Diane Sanborn
Greeter:Rich Howard
Editarian:Linda Lynch
Biography for Justin Grinnell
Justin Grinnell is the owner and head trainer at State of Fitness in East Lansing, Michigan. Justin received his Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology from Michigan State University specializing in Exercise Science, Fitness Leadership, Athletic Administration, and Health Promotion in 2004. He is Certified Personal Trainer through The National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), and the International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA). He also holds a certification from The National Strength and Conditioning Association as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), Level 1 Kettlebell Coach by Kettlebell Athletics and a Level 1 CrossFit Trainer. Justin is also working on receiving his Precision Nutrition Level I Coaching certification.
His experience for a young coach is extensive as he started training over eleven years ago, when he helped his brother sign with the New York Yankees organization in 2002. Since then he has accumulated over 23,000 hours of training and coaching experience.
In 2004 Justin started to work as an intern for Michigan State University Strength and conditioning department, where he gained exceptional knowledge and experience as he worked with Division I college athletes everyday. Justin specializes in working with all athletes ranging from the youth to the professional athlete. Injury prevention is his number one priority when it comes to strength and conditioning, especially because of such a high rise in injuries in high school athletics. Justin has worked with hundreds of high school athletes and teams, and has helped over 100 athletes advance to the college level.
Justin also specializes in lifestyle coaching, where he helps people change their lifestyle habits to lose fat and improve their quality of life.
Justin takes a preventative approach with his personal training members in clients. He focuses on improving movement, strength, conditioning and overall athletic development. His unique, yet simple approach to nutrition and supplementation is also where he excels. Intermittent Fasting, Paleo Diet nutrition and food based supplementation.
Justin Was born in Lansing, Michigan in 1981, where he grew up and attended school. Justin was a 3 sport athlete in high school where he played basketball, baseball, and football at Waverly High School in Lansing Michigan, where he was a part of the 2000 Class A State Championship basketball team which ended the season #20 in the country. He then continued his athletics while competing in powerlifting, and then transitioning into bodybuilding. He competed in 7 different shows from 2003 to 2006, where he placed in the top 5 in all shows but 2. Justin also competes in Crossfit competitions.
Justin lives with his wife, Katie, and sons Brennan and Beckett.
New Member Proposed

The following proposed member has emailed their application to the office.  If anyone has a comment on this proposed member please forward it in writing within ten days to the Rotary office, before approval by the board of directors.  Thank you

  • Jay Moore, Admission Rep at National Heritage Academies, sponsored by Jack Davis
Attending the May District Conference?
Attending May District Conference? If you are planning to (or even thinking about) attending the District Conference at the Mission Point Resort on Mackinac Island May 16-19, would you please let Cathy know? We are trying to determine who might be able to represent the club at the annual dinner. Thank you!
Editarian Report for March 1, 2019
On the first day of March with another polar vortex on its way to remind us it may be March, but it is also still Michigan. Kevin Schumacher implored our table to start a standing ovation for John Dale Smith doing his usual superb job on the piano, but President Fliehman was too quick ringing the Rotary bell off we went into this week’s meeting. Stan Samuel gave our invocation and the club sang our National Anthem.
Lisa Smith in her attempt to stay fit in keeping with this month’s Rotary Club theme, moved quickly about the room delivering the microphone for introduction of our many guests. We had sisters, brother in laws, sons, HR staffing company owners and more attorneys that were introduced. Chris Holman brought a whole contingent of guests from the Lansing Regional Sister Cities Commission and their honored guest Roger-Mark De Souza, Sister Cities International President & CEO, who presented President Fliehman with their clubs Dwight D. Eisenhower coin. Chris’s wallet was surly lighter after springing for all of those lunches.
Diane Sanborn announced our club’s health to be A Ok, with no objections from the members it’s was deemed official, we are in good health. President Fliehman proceeded to award a new member red badge to Josh Holliday.
Julie Pingston took pleasure to introduce today’s special music the group Political Lizard out of Rockford, Michigan featuring her niece Jenna Olson. The group on young talented musicians entertained with two original songs “I Found You” and “Separate Minds”.
Rocco Rucinski had the honor of introducing us to our speaker, Andre Hutson, Founder and CEO of Conquest Fitness. Rocco met Mr. Hutson in 1997 when he was a freshman at MSU playing and having too much fun during the “Flintstone” era of Tom Izzo’s tenure. After winning a national championship with the Spartans in 2000 he went on to play professionally in Europe for nine years. After a moment raising the microphone about six inches higher, he began his presentation on the training demands of an athlete.
As an athlete the demands that are placed upon them for training and practice are extreme compared to others, but the lessons of discipline and commitment to fitness can be applied to anyone wanting to be in better shape through exercise. If you set goals and are willing to work toward achieving those goals, anyone will improve over time.
Going from high school to college was eye opening. While at MSU, Mr. Hutson learned what it really meant to be challenged and committed to be a better athlete. Off season required 6 am workouts to start a day of 4 to 6 hours of training and skills practice, in addition any free time outside of that there was an expectation that you need to work on your own on being in better shape and improve as an athlete.
As an athlete in college, there are coaches and trainers to put in place this commitment and discipline, but as Mr. Hutson moved into the professional arena these expectations are shifted to the individual athlete and accountability is self-imposed rather than imposed by others in the organization, just as many of us learned in our life progression. Mr. Hutson noted that this self-imposed discipline and work ethic is why many “can’t miss” college athletes do not reach their potential professionally.
In closing, Mr. Hutson noted that today his motivation is staying in shape to at least be able to compete and not lose to the sixth graders he coaches on his AAU basketball teams. In addition to this motivation, our own, Jeff Crippen and Andre's neighbor is a challenge to keep up with running through his neighborhood, so challenging in fact that Andre now hides when he sees Jeff running by his home or is ringing his doorbell to see if he wants to go for a "short" run.
After questions from the club, President Fliehman brought the meeting to a close until next Friday at the Country Club of Lansing.
Tim Adam's email is:
Mar 22, 2019
at the Lansing Center
Mar 29, 2019
Evidence Based Health Intervention @ the COUNTRY CLUB
Apr 05, 2019
Apr 12, 2019
at the Lansing Center
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Rotary Club of Lansing
P. O. Box 13156
Lansing, MI   48901-3156
Meeting Responsibilities
Chair of the Day
Yambor, Al
Taylor, Brian
Dubey, Jenn
Swope, Chris
March Birthday Chair
Whitney, Barb
Sanborn, Diane
Chair of the Month
Yambor, Al