Family bow hunts.
If these topics catch your attention, they are just scratching the surface of what’s covered in my interview here with Ben Greenfield, an epic Dad, Husband and Family Man.
Ben has some super creative strategies for leading his 11-year old twin boys — to say I was fascinated would be an understatement.
More About Ben Greenfield …
His bio? Buckle up…there’s A LOT to cover…
Ben was homeschooled K-12.
He was president of the chess club, played violin for 13 years, wrote fantasy fiction and spent most of his childhood years with his nose in a book.
Ben graduated at 15.
He began college at 16, playing singles and doubles for the men’s tennis team.
For four years, Ben studied anatomy, physiology, biomechanics, pharmaceuticals, microbiology, biochemistry and nutrition, eventually rising to the top of his class.
While attaining a 4.0 GPA in his advanced science courses, he competed as president of the triathlon club, middle for the men’s volleyball team, holeset for the water polo team and was a muscle-bound bodybuilder at 215 pounds and 3% body fat.
Ben was then accepted into six medical schools (what a great case for homeschooling!), but opted to instead attain a master’s degree in exercise physiology and biomechanics.
In 2005, he leapt hardcore into the fitness world, partnering with physicians and opening a series of personal training studios, and eventually being voted as America’s top personal trainer in 2008.
While building his empire in the brick-and-mortar fitness industry, Ben competed as one of the top ranked amateur triathletes in the world, completing over 120 races and 12 Ironman triathlons while racing for the elite Team Timex multisport team, winning gold medal for the USA in long course triathlon, and leading squads of swim, bike and run enthusiasts in guided adventures through Hawaii, Thailand, Japan and beyond.
Eventually, Ben became the father of twin sons and pivoted into media, writing, speaking and consulting, launching one of the world’s first fitness podcasts, becoming a New York Times bestselling author of “Beyond Training” and 13 books, designing and creating the Christian Gratitude Journal, and starting a blog that now reaches over a million rabid fans each month.
During this time, while making a name for himself as a relentless self-experimenter and biohacker, Ben became a professional obstacle course racer, completing the coveted Spartan Delta, training with the Navy SEALs, competing across the globe in open water swims, mountain runs and adventure races, winning multiple USA bowhunting competitions, and appearing on the planet’s toughest reality TV shows.
In 2013 and 2014, Ben was named as one of the world’s top 100 most influential people in health and fitness.
As founder and CEO of Kion, Ben now creates step-by-step solutions – from supplements and fitness gear, to coaching and consulting, to education and media – for the world’s hard-charging, high-achievers to live a truly limitless life with fully optimized minds, bodies and spirits – all from his quiet home on 10 acres in the forested wilderness of Washington state.
More at BenGreenfieldFitness.com
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