Ben is a graduate from Illinois State University. He played soccer, water polo, and swimming at Maine East High School, but has since pursued different paradigms of weight training. His current focuses include corrective exercise, improving biomechanics in weight training, and maintaining overall mobility of an athlete while increasing strength. He has worked as a certified personal trainer through the American Council on Exercise for several years, and has had the opportunity to work with both general population as well as high school athletes. He spends much of his free time working out in the gym or researching various aspects of strength training, and is currently studying for the Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist exam. He plans on pursuing his doctorate in physical therapy within the next few years and is grateful for the opportunity to work with the Achieve staff.