Justin conquers the Spartan Race

Posted on October 30, 2013


Image courtesy of Spartan Race

For those of you who know Justin Di Bianca, our director of food & beverage, he is a perfectionist.

He runs a tight ship, carefully chooses ingredients, and at any given moment the Palace kitchen appears orderly—a rare feat for any banquet hall kitchen. Many of you may not know that Justin has lost a lot of weight (over 140 pounds) through sheer discipline. Imagine how hard it would be to lose weight when you work around food all day and a major part of your job is to taste it.

Not only did Justin become much healthier, he has become super fit. He recently completed the ultra challenging Spartan Race, a three-mile course filled with 15 obstacles from rope climbs to tire flipping to crawling under barbed wire.

Justin is a very humble guy and he generally shies away from attention. But we have to commend his leadership in showing by example how hard work pays off. He is now training to compete for more Spartan races and he trains regularly with Spartan Group X at 360 Fitness in Fairfield, New Jersey.

He told the Spartan Race website he loves Spartan because “it is as much about community as it is about the individual, all united under one common goal—to reach the finish line.”