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Hi, I'm Ben!

Hi, I'm Ben.

  • Owner of Focus Personal Training

  • 12+ years of experience as a certified, professional personal trainer

  • Former college athlete

  • North Carolina native

  • Dedicated to continual learning 

  • Proud husband and dog dad!

Trainer Ben Austin and Family

I am passionate about helping real people experience real results!  

 

I graduated from Appalachian State University in 2007 with a bachelor's degree in Exercise Science.  While at Appalachian State, I was a member of the Track and Field Team, which won four Southern Conference Championships. 

 

I later received a master's degree in Exercise Physiology from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG).  While at UNCG, I served as a volunteer graduate assistant for the Strength and Conditioning department and also taught undergraduate-level Exercise Physiology courses.

I have trained clients as a Personal Trainer for more than 12 years, with experience working at Greensboro Country Club, Alamance Country Club and Downtown Fitness on Elm in Greensboro.  In 2019, I opened Ben Austin Personal Training and love working with my clients in-person and virtually. 

 

I have experience working with people with a wide variety of fitness levels.  From Division I collegiate athletes to persons with advanced Parkinson's disease ... and many in between.

CERTIFICATIONS
  • 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

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Hello, I'm David!

  • UNC Greensboro Graduate

  • Certified Personal Trainer

  • Former Boxing Coach for Kids and Teens

  • Worked in a Research Lab at UNCG and researched hydration, nutrition, and sleep.

I enjoy making a meaningful impact by helping others live healthier lives.


I am a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where I received a degree in Kinesiology- the scientific study of human body movement. 


As a student, I was a member of the Kinesiology Club and Nutrition Club, giving me significant insight into how to properly fuel and move the body. I also worked in the Exercise Physiology Lab as a Research Assistant where I focused on the impacts of sleep on food intake.


I am thrilled to be working with clients at Focus Personal Training Studio after previously training clients at various studios around Greensboro. I have experience working with individuals with a wide range of ability and varied goals. I can’t wait to see how we can work together to create a tailored plan, focused on helping you achieve your fitness goals!

You can email me at: davidmesserjr@gmail.com 

CERTIFICATIONS
  • Certified Personal Trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM)

  • CPR/AED/First Aid Certified

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