Ben Austin graduated from Appalachian State University in 2007 with his Bachelors Degree in Exercise Science. While at Appalachian, Ben was a member of the Track and Field Team which won four Southern Conference Championships. Later he received his Masters Degree in Exercise Physiology from University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG). While at UNCG he served as a Volunteer Graduate Assistant for the Strength and Conditioning Department. He also taught undergraduate level Exercise Physiology courses during his time at UNCG.
Ben has trained clients as a Personal Trainer at Greensboro Country Club and as Assistant Fitness Director at Alamance Country Club. He has worked with people with a wide variety of fitness levels: Division I collegiate athletes, persons with advanced Parkinson's disease, and many in between.
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)
Certified Exercise Physiologist (EP) through the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
Certified Fitness Expert through Titleist Performance Institute (TPI)
TPI is the world's leading educational organization dedicated to the study of how the human body functions in relation to the golf swing. Learn more at www.MyTPI.com
Who needs Personal Training?
Anyone and EVERYONE can benefit from personal training. Currently medical experts recommend physical activity for 30 minutes 5 days of the week (http://www.cdc.gov/physicalactivity/basics/). This amount of physical activity will benefit your physical and mental health! A personal trainer can be there with you every minute of it, or they can help you design a plan that will work for you.
What is your training philosophy?
Strength and power are important and vital but the ability to MOVE and PREVENT INJURY are paramount.
Where do sessions take place?
I am pleased to offer multiple training options for my clients:
I train clients in person at 101 S Elm Street in the center of Downtown Greensboro and also offer at-home training options. The fitness center is newly renovated and approximately 1000 Square Feet, the perfect size for personal training. Brand new renovated locker rooms with showers and day lockers are provided.
Virtual training is a new and popular way to receive custom instruction and support from a professional fitness expert at a reasonable price.
How long do sessions last?
Sessions typically last 30 minutes.
How much do sessions costs?
One-on-one training - $40 a session.
Partner training (1 trainer with 2 or 3 clients) - $25 a session
Contact Ben for at-home training prices
Virtual Training pricing varies depending on program.
"I had not worked out regularly since before having my two children. They left for college and I felt it was time to focus on me and my health. I've been working out with Ben now for two years and have never felt stronger. No more back or joint problems. I just turned 50 and my body feels like it's 30. It's amazing the difference Ben has made in my quality of life."
"Ben is the best trainer I have ever worked with. I have been working with him for several years and he knows his stuff. Always bringing new things to the table keeping me engaged."
"I've been working with Ben for over 8 years. Ben has helped me me with my mobility which is very important as I enter my 70s. Working with him has allowed me to continue to play golf, vacation with my grand kids, and do all the other things I don't want to give up."