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Ben Wright

Strength Coach & Founder of Plexus PT


Ben Wright is a strength coach, competitive powerlifter, and the founder of Plexus Personal Training. He is extremely passionate about introducing people to the physical and mental health benefits of strength training and guiding them through the process to achieve their desired results.

He is a firm believer in investing in own education and personal development. Ben has completed his Certificate III and IV in fitness and is a qualified Strength & Conditioning Coach. He is always learning through private mentorships with world-class coaches, nutritionists and health professionals and passing on his knowledge to his team. Ben also mentors and coaches other personal trainers in the industry.

Ben has competed at an elite level of powerlifting and ranked in the top 10 in Australia. His best lifts to date are a 320kg squat, a 180kg bench and 300kg deadlift.

Approach

Ben Wright’s approach is individually tailored with the goal of improving each client’s quality of life. He is passionate about helping guide people on their path to better health, movement, strength, and body composition.

Using strength and conditioning training with additional corrective exercises, Ben rehabilitates injuries and corrects weaknesses. He is able to educate his clients on the role of nutrition, sleep and stress management in achieving a desired result and physique.

Ben is invested in his clients and their success. He gets an extreme amount of satisfaction and fulfilment from seeing them progress, overcome challenges and achieve their goals. Ben enjoys getting to know each individual. He strives to understand what motivates them so he can create a unique program that works for them.

Having faced his own setbacks on his weight loss and fitness journey, Ben understands that success is not linear. He believes in being there through the ups and downs of his clients’ journeys and understands that success comes from persistence. That said, he is always ready to call out his clients on their excuses and when they need it, give them an boost.

About Ben Wright

Ben battled with obesity and bullying when he was a teenager. He knows first-hand the struggles of not being where you want to be – both physically and mentally. He saw his friends were gaining interest from the opposite sex and didn’t want to become a real-life Steve Carell playing a 40-Year-Old Virgin.

Ben left school and started an apprenticeship as a Cabinet Maker as an escape, but that did not improve his physical or mental state. His turning point came when he was delivering furniture on a stinking hot day to level 5 of a commercial building. Ben pressed the button for the lift, but no bueno. As a result, he had to lug the entire delivery by hand up 5 flights of stairs. This was, of course, with very little help from his overweight, unfit delivery driver. Then, when Ben returned to the truck, the small amount of help he got from his delivery driver had left him huffing and puffing. The driver reached for a 2L bottle of Mountain Dew to quench his thirst. And not long after that, he projectile vomited everywhere. Ben’s future flashed before his eyes, and he knew he didn’t want to be living the life of that delivery driver in 20 years’ time.

Since that day, Ben has lost over 30kg and completely changed his body composition and mindset. Now he uses strength training to not only get stronger, but also improve his body composition and reduce his anxiety levels. Ben is a big believer in practising what you preach and will always make training and education a priority. He was able to make a big lifestyle change, and you can too.

Aside from coaching, training, and learning, Ben likes to drink copious amounts of coffee during the day. At night, he enjoys the occasional glass of red wine with a few pieces of dark chocolate.

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