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  Accomplishments:

  • 2012 COOPER INSTITUTE AMBASSADOR

  • 2012 CALIFORNIA DEATH RIDE -- FINISHER ALL 5 SUMMITS

  • 2010 NPC TEXAS STATE CHAMPIONSHIP -- 1st PLACE 
         MASTERS OVER 50

  • 2010 NPC RONNIE COLEMAN CLASSIC -- 1st PLACE   
         MASTERS OVER 50

  • 2009 NPC TEXAS STATE CHAMPIONSHIP -- 1st PLACE 
         MASTERS OVER 50

  • 2009 NPC TEXAS SHREDDER CLASSIC -- 1st PLACE                                            MASTERS OVER 50

  • 2008 NPC TEXAS SHREDDER CLASSIC -- 2nd PLACE                                          MASTERS OVER 50      

  • 2008 NGA SOUTHERN STATES PRO/AM CLASSIC -- OVERALL CHAMPION 
         (PRO CARD WINNER)







Gary Benkendorf, CI-CPT

Cooper Ambassador
Cooper Institute Nationally Certified Personal Trainer
Group Trainer and Wellness Coach


Certified by The Cooper Institute under the auspices of the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA), listed in the U.S. Registry for Exercise Professionals (USREPS.org) which operates in conjunction with the Coalition for Registered Exercise Professionals (CREPS.org). Agencies and organizations created to help the consumer locate and distinguish between those Fitness Professionals who are "certified and current" through an accredited and verifiable resource from those who are not. In doing so, recognizes a higher standard of professionalism and credibility to those professionals. 

A 2012 recipient of the Cooper Ambassador designation. (click here for press release). My promise to you is simple. I am committed to providing the safest and most effective fitness and wellness journey for you. Through a big picture function first fitness approach that specifically addresses living an active life. Bringing a science based, mind and body integrative approach to making a healthy behavior change to support a better quality of life. By incorporating age/gender and health history driven goals, we will explore a variety of body weight, suspension, asymmetrical, weight resistance with small doses of high intensity interval based training (H.I.I.T.). All crafted specifically for you, not a one size-fits-all program, in a challenging, yet very approachable format. I will guide you to achieve a fitter, faster, leaner, more flexible and better performing body because your body will be a better functioning one. Being a firm believer in what "gets measured, gets improved", setting realistic small goals that are: specific, measurable, attainable, relevant and time-bound (S.M.A.R.T) will get you fabulous results! To get there I understand that adopting healthy behavior change is challenging and to help me better understand your "level of readiness for change", which better prepares for strategies in those setbacks that can cause derailment through self-sabotage. Integrating the principles of the Trans-Theoretical Model of Behavior Change, strategies that have proven more successful in getting clients results, quicker, with less back tracking and keeping you compliant to your plan. 

I offer a "free" in-studio consultation to discuss all your questions, concerns, personal goals and training rates. This also provides a wonderful opportunity to visit with me helping you to determine the best fit for you. 

Bottom-line: I am committed to your success. 

No more excuses! Let me help you get inspired, motivated and empowered to live a better quality of life!

817-797-2323
gbenk@sbcglobal.net 


National Certification:

THE COOPER INSTITUTE - CI-CPT
National Accreditation - Certificate #CPTE100315-119987
IDEA Health & Fitness Association Member






        
       GARY A. BENKENDORF - Owner
          NCCA Nationally Accredited
        Cooper Institute Certified Personal Trainer


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Certifications/Trainings:

    CI - Certified Personal Trainer Credential

    CI - Balls, Bands, and More Workshop

    CI - Biomechanics of Resistance Training Certificate Program

    CI - Coaching Healthy Behaviors Certificate Program

    CI - Indoor Cycling Certificate Program

    CI - Interval Training Workshop

    CI - Older Adults Fitness Specialist Certificate Program

    CI - Physical Fitness Specialist Certificate Program

    CI - Postural Assessment and Corrective Exercises Workshop

    CI - Prehab for Posture and Low Back Workshop

    CI - Providing Dietary Guidance Certificate Program

    CI - Small Group Personal Training Certificate Program

    CI - Walking for Wellness Workshop

    CI - Weight Management Leadership Certificate Program

    TRX - TRX Suspension Training Course


CPR Certified:

​    *  American Heart Association

   *  Heart Saver

AED Certified:

    *  American Heart Association Heart Saver AED

IDEA Health & Fitness Organization - Continuing Education Completed and Certificated:

    *  Intermittent Fasting: Science or Fiction?

    *  Creative Circuits-5 Steps to Better Program Design
      
    *  Health and Fitness News-Seasonal Eating

    *  Proper Exercise Order for Resistance Training and Asymmetrical Bar Training

    *  The Effects of Social Media on Body Image

    *  Understanding the Relationship Between Heart Rate Variability and Over-Training

    *  Mind-Body News and breaking Mental Habits to Combat Pain

    *  Health and Fitness News-Burning calories Post Exercise 

    *  Mind Body News-Reasons to Avoid Combining Cardio and Strength Training

    *  IDEA Fitness Journal-Training Through Pain

    *  Food and Nutrition News-Easing Stress and Pain with Nutrition 

    *  IDEA Fitness Journal-Reducing Risk factors for Heart Disease

    *  IDEA Fitness Journal-Health and Fitness News and Nutrition News

    *  IDEA Fitness Journal-Integrative Training: The Way of the Future

    *  IDEA Fitness Journal-Comparing Suspension Training Exercise to Traditional    
        Resistance Methods

    *  The Science and Application of Metabolic Training

    *  IDEA Heart-Core Training: The New Edition Course 

    *  ​IDEA Eat to Win-Enhance Performance and Promote Recovery

    *  IDEA Baby Boomers-The Truth About Stretching

    *  IDEA Fitness Journal-Benefits of Exercise for Children and Stroke Survivors

    *  IDEA Fitness Journal-Coach Clients Through Behavior Change

    *  IDEA Balancing Hormones for Optimal Weight Loss

    *  IDEA Strength Training Program Design – For Group Exercise

    *  IDEA Blast Your Abs, Glutes and Core-A Big HIIT With Your Clients

    *  IDEA- Become A World Class Coach-Top Seven Must-Dos to Create Success & 
       Significance   
Specializing in: 

    *  INDIVIDUALIZED PROGRAM DESIGN - specific and progressive to get you results!

   *  EMPHASIS ON COACHING HEALTHY BEHAVIORS

   *  WEIGHT CONTROL - through dietary guidance utilizing the S.M.A.R.T. goal setting   
       principles

   *  OLDER ADULT EXERCISE PROGRAMING (65 and up)



**All Certifications and Trainings have been approved and verified by  The Cooper Institute and IDEA Health & Fitness Association**