Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Ben and I just recently became a personal trainer! If you had asked me just 6 months ago if I thought I would be a personal trainer one day, I would have said no way in hell.
Obviously my thoughts changed and through the influence of my wonderful wife I decided to take a leap of faith and begin the certification process to become a professional trainer, and I am so happy that I did. Now my everyday job is to motivate, educate, and generate results for people who need help becoming happier and healthier.
While your level of fitness shouldn’t dictate your level of happiness, the fact of the matter is that the less fit we become, the more limitations we impose upon ourselves, and the less capable we become. As I’m sure you can imagine, the less we’re capable of doing, the more we’re going to find ourselves unable to enjoy or even to perform any of the activities we’d like to do. It can be playing with our children, competing in sports, or even just being able to go on a walk outside – the less we expose our bodies to physical challenges, the more our bodies adapt to being stationary.
There are over 7 billion people in this world, and more than 1 billion of those people are overweight. In America, 2/3rds of the adult population is overweight, and 1/3rd of those are obese. I know the words ‘overweight’ and ‘obese’ are commonplace in our culture (because those words sadly apply to the majority of our population) but that doesn’t make our nation’s health crisis any less severe. Our cumulative increased spending on healthcare to treat ailments directly caused by our poor lifestyles is driving up the national debt. People in their 20’s are having heart attacks because they’ve been obese since they were kids and never learned the importance of a healthy diet and exercise routine. Millions suffer from chronic pain due to poor posture and muscle weakness because we spend our day shaped like a chair rather than a human being. Our world needs help, and it’s my mission to help people learn how to live longer, stronger.
With all that being said, I want this website to serve as a beacon of hope, inspiration and education to everyone who visits. I hope to publish my own knowledge and experience, as well as that of other fitness professionals, so that over time this website becomes a hub for health related answers to questions spanning all categories of fitness.