Ben Kelly in Fairfield - BKAthletics

Ben Kelly

Ben is the founder of BKAthletics the home of CrossFit Performance. He spends each day on the gym floor training individuals, teams and athletes to a higher level of fitness. Ben has 30+ years experience playing and coaching professional Rugby League along with vast experience as a CrossFit athlete and coach. Ben’s passion and dedication to optimal health and ”performance” are contagious and drive him daily.

Rugby League Playing Highlights

  • 1994 & 1998 – Manly Warringah A Grade Championship Winners, Australia
  • 2000-2002 Tugan Seahawks – Gold Coast, Australia
  • 2003 Villefranche De Rourgue – Elite 1, France
  • 2004 -2006 Connecticut Wildcats – Undefeated National Champions
  • 2012 USA Tomahawks National Team selection – 12 caps (Career Highlights 2004 USA Tomahawks v Australia, 2007 World Cup Qualifier V Samoa)

Rugby League Coaching Highlights

  • 2004 USA National Champions USA Rugby Div 2
  • 2006 – 2007 Northern Raiders American National Rugby League Team owner/coach
  • 2011-2012 Assistant Coach USA Tomahawks National Rugby League Team Colonial Cup Winners
  • 2013- Head Coach USA Tomahawks National Rugby League Team with 3-0 record
  • 2013- S&C Coach USA Tomahawks World Cup Team -quarter-finalists
  • 2014- 2017 Current Head Coach Fairfield University Men's Rugby

Health & Fitness Coaching Certifications

  • 2004 – C.H.E.K Practitioner Level 1
  • 2008 – CrossFit Coach – Level 1
  • 2009 – CrossFit Coach – Level 2
  • 2009 – CrossFit Olympic Lifting – Level 1
  • 2009 – Catalyst Athletics Olympic Lifting Coach – Level 1
  • 2009 – CrossFit Rowing Coach – Level 1
  • 2009 – 2011 CrossFit Endurance Running Coach Level 2 ( spent 12 months coaching and teaching seminars with Brian McKenzie, including three seminars in Australia)
  • 2009 – CrossFit Nutrition Coach
  • 2010 – CrossFit Gymnastics Coach
  • 2011 – CrossFit Mobility Coach

Optimum Performance Experience – OPEX Associate Coach

  • Exercise Physiology: Assessment – 2011
  • Exercise Physiology: Program Design – 2011
  • Nutrition – 2012
  • Business Systems – 2012
  • Life Coach – 2013

CrossFit Games

  • 2009 CrossFit Performance Individual – 8th place NE Regional
  • 2009 CrossFit Performance Team – 37th place in World ( player/coach)
  • 2010 CrossFit Performance Team – 11th place in World ( player/coach)
  • 2011 CrossFit Performance Team – 4th place NorthEast Regionals ( player/Coach)
  • 2012 CrossFit Performance Team – 5th place North East Regionals ( player/coach)
  • 2012 Garage Games Team – 1st place Milford
  • 2014 CrossFit Games Open (40-44 yrs) – 70th place World
  • 2014 CrossFit Games Regional (40-44 yrs) – 50th place World
  • 2015 CrossFit Games Regional (45-49yrs -28th place World
  • 2016 CrossFit Games ( 45-49yrs)- 16th place World
  • 2017 CrossFit Games ( 45-49yrs) -28th place World

CrossFit Games Individual Coaching

  • 2011 Jenny Davis – 23rd place CF Games
  • 2012 Jenny Davis – 8th place CF Games
  • 2013 Amanda Goodman – 35th place CF Games

 

 

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