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about me, ben schnake


Hi, I'm Ben - owner, founder, and your trainer at Schnake Fitness.


My journey in fitness started with an internship with the Strength and Conditioning department as a student at the University of Wyoming. As a strength coach, I was involved with training nearly every varsity sport and discipline, from our injured athletes to the soon-to-be professional football players.


After college, I moved down to Denver where I started a job personal training at 24 Hour Fitness and played in the Rugby Super League for the Denver Barbarians. At the time this was the highest level of competitive rugby in the United States. After three years and many injuries, I decided it was time to hang up the boots. Rugby is a rough sport!


Since then I have trained more than 30,000 sessions with clients of all ages, abilities, and unique injuries. After 14 years in the health and fitness field, my passion, experiences, and knowledge continue to grow.

​My credentials include:

  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) with the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)

  • Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES) and Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) with the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM)

  • Precision Nutrition Level 1 Nutrition Specialist (PN -1)

  • Bachelor of Arts Degrees in Psychology and History, University of Wyoming

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