Before DJ Hillier became the elite Crossfit trainer that he is today, his doctor informed him that he needed knee surgery before his junior year football season. The surgery was a success, but he still needed to go through several weeks of intense training and rehabilitation. DJ's personal trainer said, "It's YOUR job to work harder than the hardest worker." The quote had a direct impact on his physical well-being. It was that defining moment that planted the seed to his fitness career.