Hello and welcome! I'm Ben, and I've been working with kettlebells for over 11 years, and barbells for 8 years. In the Fall of 2012, I pursued certification through Dragon Door at a HKC (Hardstyle Kettlebell Certification) event, and was blown away by the professionalism, expertise and impressive display of physical culture the instructors exuded. I founded HardShell Fitness, LLC soon after.

Since 2012, I'm proud to say I've trained for, pursued, and succeeded at becoming certified in:

  • RKC (Russian Kettlebell Certified – June 2014/2017)

  • PCC (Progressive Calisthenics Certified – June 2013)

  • FMS Level 1 (Functional Movement Systems – October 2016)

I've also attended seminars by Juggernaut Training Systems (2 days with Chad Wesley Smith/Marisa Inda), Kabuki Movement Systems (3 days at "The Lab" learning from Chris Duffin, Brady Cable, Brandon Senn and their team) and a one-week Physical Freedom Mentorship retreat with Max Shank and his team in Costa Rica.

I believe in continuous learning so that I can deliver more value to you. From books to seminars to working sessions with top notch professionals, I'm here to support your goals and help you lead a healthier, stronger, and happier life.



We cut away misinformation created by individuals & companies attempting to sell their “fitness formula” and distill wellness down to common sense, using tried and true principles.

I pride myself on working with each individual to accomplish their goals, and fulfill their wellness needs. Focus, drive, and consistency come from very personal places – I meet you there and help you get on track.



Together, we'll explore the many aspects of being a healthy human, and how different environmental factors influence our performance including thoughts, actions, and output. Ready to take charge and start living a healthier, more fulfilling life? Let's connect!