Director of Business Development & Operations

Josephine Atluri joined BURNIN' by Ray as a member in 2015 participating in group classes as well as small group training sessions.  An avid exercise enthusiast since high school, Josephine has always incorporated fitness into her life.  She enjoys participating in thrilling races every year such as various 5k and 10k races, duathalons, Tough Mudder races, the Men’s Health Urbanatholon, and a Grand Canyon Death March.  Most recently she participated in the inaugural Men's Health Open with Ray Peleckas, a competition for fitness professionals, where she finished in 6th place in the women's division.

Josephine’s competitive drive is also evidenced in her school and work career.  Josephine graduated with a Bachelors of Arts in Public Policy from the University of Chicago.  Upon graduating, she worked as a management consultant at Ernst and Young, LLP helping finance and eCommerce companies with their strategic vision and operational development.  Josephine took a hiatus from the business world to get her Associate's degree from the Culinary Institute of Art where she studied classical French cooking, another passion of hers.  After graduation, Josephine became a catering manager. Later, she combined her consulting background with her catering and special events experience to start her own event planning business called Esenjay Events, Inc.  Josephine successfully ran her own business for more than five years then took a break in her career to raise her five children.

After working out at BURNIN' by Ray for over a year and a half, Josephine knew she had landed upon something truly unique and special in the fitness industry.  She decided to combine her passion for fitness, organizational management, and her love of the BURNIN'' by Ray business model to join the amazing team as their business development and operations director.  Armed with a definitive vision and strategy, Josephine is excited to take BURNIN' by Ray to the next level and turn the fitness industry upside down.

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