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?
101 S Elm Street in the center of Downtown Greensboro. 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. Click here for pictures. At home training is available also.
How long do sessions last?
Typically sessions last 30 minutes.
What can you do special for golfers?
Clients interested in golf training will go through a Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) assessment which takes about 30 minutes. During this session the client performs various pass/fail tests to determine their strengths and weaknesses.
It's important to note that this is a bio-mechanical assessment and not an evaluation of your golf swing. Core strength, hip rotation, and shoulder flexibility are just a few examples of variables assessed.
When the assessment is finished a plan will be devised that will involve strength training, flexibility, and mobility exercises determined from your TPI assessment. Find more information at www.MyTPI.com.
How much does it cost?
One on one sessions are $40 a session.
Partner training (1 trainer with 2 or 3 clients) $25 a session
Please fill out the contact form for pricing on at-home training.
How do I start?
Click "Get Started Now"
"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."