Ben has been a coach at CTS just over 18 months, but his journey began with completing his Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science at Deakin University, then a Masters in Strength and Conditioning at Edith Cowan University which he completed this year. Along with completing his Australian Strength & Conditioning Association Level 1 with Level 2 near completion.⠀
“I started in this industry because I was passionate about sport and I wanted to work with elite athletes at the highest level. Following my undergraduate degree, I knew that I needed more experience before I could ever get my chance at working at the highest level, so I began working as a personal trainer at the beginning of 2015. Once I got my foot In the door, I quickly realised how rewarding this industry can be. I became very passionate about helping people reaching their goals, whether it was to lose weight, gain muscle or increase their strength. I quickly realised I didn’t necessarily need to work with athletes at the highest level to be fulfilled and that I just loved coaching, regardless of who it was, or what they were training for. I started working at CTS in 2018 as I wanted to do more 1on1 training and utilise my knowledge to periodise and program the best training principles for all of my clients.”⠀
“What gets me excited is seeing progression! Whether it’s a client down 5kg on the scales or adding 10kg to their squat, seeing progress makes me pretty proud to be a coach. I love the opportunity I have to work with high level athletes, but at the end of the day the excitement comes down to the same thing, watching them progress. Seeing them put in all the hard work on the gym or the track finally transfer onto the field is a pretty rewarding feeling.”⠀⠀
Over the past couple of years Ben has started to work more and more elite sporting programs with athletes from state and national levels in their respective sports. In 2018, he worked as an Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach with the Elite Athlete Program at Melbourne University.
In 2019, he was named the Head Strength & Conditioning Coach for Casey Demons in the VFLW which saw the girls a lot of success on the field. In 2020, however, he has some very exciting news about working with the Melbourne Demons AFLW team.