Growing up he was active, played sports and that lead him to serve four years in the U.S. Air Force. For the next several years Ben worked hard, but denied his health. At the age of 35, Ben went to the doctor and weighed in at 304 lbs, 48% body fat and pre-diabetic.
Ben attended a boot camp at the YMCA and that is where the journey began. Ben owned a fitness studio in Greensboro, NC for a few years.
He then took an opportunity with a startup company that offered corporate wellness here in Raleigh.
Once in Raleigh, Ben started training at a local CrossFit affiliate. This is where he fell in love again with helping people, the methodology of CrossFit and what it did for people. He then completed the CFL1 course, began shadowing and soon coaching.
In 2015/16 Ben came across a once in a lifetime moment to move to Saudi Arabia and begin coaching CrossFit full time. After completing his contract, Ben moved back to the U.S. where he continued to work as a Site Director/Head Coach for a local affiliate.
Today, Ben is pursuing his dream of coaching, becoming an affiliate owner and helping others achieve whatever goals they have.