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We Are CrossFit Justice- Get Fit For Life

We are Milford Michigan’s CrossFit Gym. Our culture is different, and here is why: We pair Ticker Training with CrossFit to build an aerobic engine for you to improve your endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, power and coordination. We optimize heart rate based training using scientifically proven training zones that increase your fitness without overstressing your body. Ticker Training will help you do more work with less effort. We want you to move well, breathe easy, and stress less. Our goal is to help people get fit for life. Our culture embraces people who are humble, patient and kind. Regardless of where you are on your fitness journey, CrossFit Justice can equip you with the knowledge and tools to live your healthiest life.

Mission Statement: To equip our community with the tools and knowledge to live their healthiest lives.

our story

CrossFit Justice has been a mainstay in the Milford Community since 2012. Chris & Rose came on board in 2018 and continued to build up the community with 1 goal in mind: To equip people with the knowledge and tools to live their healthiest lives. Ticker Training was implemented in 2019 which uses heart rate monitors to guide individual training. This new approach to CrossFit has improved athletes’ aerobic capacity, training volume and movement quality. It also reduced fatigue, inflammation and stress while still allowing athletes to improve their strength and skills.

The growth of this community has been amazing, and Chris & Rose aspire to keep building a strong community with as many people as they can reach! The dream of bringing health and fitness into everyone’s life is the foundation of CrossFit Justice. Everyone is welcome here and everyone can benefit from Ticker Training.

Chris & Rose Follick | OWNERs

meet your support team

Michael ATLer

Yoga Instructor

Michael’s journey for health & wellness began at a very trying time in his life. He realized, like many of us, that he was overweight & had incredibly high blood pressure. He knew that he needed to make some changes, & fast. To jump start his health & wellness journey he signed up for the Breast Cancer 3 Day walk. A 60-mile journey where he heard countless stories of hope & inspiration. After completing this feat, Michael earned both his spin & yoga certifications. He knew that he wanted to be part of the solution, not the problem. Michael’s transformation is CrossFit Justice’s gain. So far, he’s lost 25 pounds & his blood pressure is perfect! He’s a happy soul that loves to sweat & jam out to some solid beats. The next move is for you to join him on Saturday mornings for one of his classes. Hope to see you there!!
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jordan betts

Olympic Lifting Coach

Owner of Betts Built Strength & Conditioning,NPTI Certified Personal Trainer,8+ years of coaching and training experience

Coach Jordan has been in the business of lifting for the past 8 years. CrossFit appealed to him for a time, but Olympic and Power lifting are his true passion. Jordan is an accomplished coach and gym owner in his own right, running and operating Bett’s Built in Waterford Mi. He has numerous national record holders and several of his athletes have earned best overall scores at local Lex Artis competitions. We are excited that Coach Jordan has agreed to share his expertise with us! Come improve your lifting technique with Jordan on Sundays in our Olympic Lifting Class.
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Sara Cupp

CrossFit Level 1 Trainer

Registered Nurse, Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Sara's CrossFit journey began in 2019 after Chris sent her a text asking her if she wanted to try it out. After coming in the first time the rest is history. She fell in love with CrossFit right away. As a former college softball player at the University of Detroit Mercy and Oakland University, she was used to the hard workouts and practice, but CrossFit added something new, Ticker Training. Ticker Training has helped Sara bring her fitness to a new level all while not killing herself. On top of coaching at CFJ, Sara also coached softball at the college level at Oakland University (2 years) and Lawrence Technological University (3 years). Currently Sara is working as a Registered Nurse at St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor and is going back to school at Oakland University to get her Doctorate in Nurse Anesthesia. Sara enjoys spending her spare time with all her nieces and nephews (there is a lot), kayaking, scuba diving, and being outside.
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chris follick

Head Trainer

CrossFit Level 1,CrossFit Level 2,NPTI Certified Personal Trainer,15+ years of coaching and training experience

Chris Follick has been training and using the CrossFit methodology since 2011. He was first introduced to it at CrossFit Justice as a way to improve his endurance & strength during road races & triathlons. Due to the high intensity and constantly varied workouts, Chris fell in love with CrossFit immediately. In addition to his improved fitness, he also appreciated the sense of community developed through training. Since his humble beginnings, Chris has utilized his increased fitness to compete in the Bayshore & Boston Marathons, a Half-Ironman & a handful of Spartan Obstacle Course Races. However, after years of training, the intensity left Chris fatigued and metabolically broken. The energy and passion for training wasn’t there anymore and he knew that he needed to make a change. In came Vaughn, Max and Kate from Ticker Training. Their take on heartrate-based training left him with a newfound appreciation for fitness that he needed to share with the CFJ community.
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rose follick

CrossFit Coach, Yoga & Social Media

CrossFit Level 1 Trainer, Certified Physical Therapist Assistant,Bachelors Exercise Science

Rose’s journey with CrossFit began about four years ago. Like many of our coaches, Rose started CrossFit to compliment her endurance background. The hard work thing was easy, the strength component not so much. She put in a lot of hard work over the last four years and is now a force to be reckoned with. She still enjoys endurance events but also loves to throw some weight around. She has completed numerous marathons as well as Spartan races. On top of her weightlifting and skills in endurance sports Rose is a Physical Therapist Assistant by day and our social media guru by night. She helps give life to our community and provides valuable insights behind the scenes, as well as on the floor coaching.
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Vaughn Smith

TwoBrain Nutrition Certified Coach, CrossFit Coach

CrossFit Level 1 , CrossFit Level 2,CrossFit Kids,CrossFit Spot the Flaw,CrossFit Scaling,Lesson Planning

Vaughn Smith began his CrossFit journey after he saw a clip of the Reebok CrossFit Games in 2012. A former college athlete, Vaughn was Intrigued, dropped in to his first class, got crushed, and decided to come back for more. Even though the workouts are a huge draw for Vaughn, it’s the community & friendly nature of competition that keeps him going. Vaughn knows the road to improved fitness & wellness is made better by those you surround yourself with. He is always learning & striving to be a better coach so he can serve those in his classes.

Vaughn is also touted as a perfect example of the success Ticker Training can bring to any athlete. Vaughn is a long time successful competitive CrossFit athlete who wanted to continue doing what he loved but found that instead of getting better, faster, and stronger, and despite lots of hard work, time, and dedication to intense and heavy training, he had simply stopped progressing. Essentially, Vaughn hit a point where his body had stopped absorbing his training and he needed a program that supports his passions and helps him manage balance of training with a career and a family.

Ticker Training taught Vaughn the difference between training and competing. Slowing down to learn to train and become efficient, Vaughn’s movement has improved and his times/loads have improved since he can actually absorb the training stimulus he gives his body each day.

No longer does Vaughn wake up in the morning and wonder if he was injured, sore, sick, or just getting old. Vaughn reports having more energy and his wife and kids love the person who he has become after starting a Ticker program as they get more of him as his happiest self. Aside from CrossFit, Vaughn loves to spend time with his family & enjoy the outdoors. Hunting, camping, skiing & travelling top the list. Whatever it is, he uses his fitness to enjoy all that life has to offer.
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Patty Thiele

GOAT Instructor

Patty is something of a legend in the CrossFit Justice community. She has played a vital role as both a coach & a member in building our culture & empowering its people. It goes without question that Patty has a passion for fitness & loves sharing it with everyone. Whether it be motivating someone or helping people meet & exceed their expectations, it’s in Patty’s wheelhouse. What separates Patty from other coaches is that she constantly strives to create an upbeat environment & take the member experience to the next level. She is so full of energy. Her passion for fitness & community at CFJ is undeniable but she also has a passion for biking outdoors, swimming, yoga & hiking. You might find her out on the trails in Kensington or spending time with her family. Whatever it is you can bet that Patty is all in.
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