Ben Kelly

Ben Kelly

Owner/ Head Coach


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

Rugby League Coaching Highlights

2004 USA National Champions USA Rugby Div

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

Optimum Performance Experience – OPEX, CCP

Assessment – 2011

Program Design – 2011

Nutrition – 2012

Business Systems – 2012

Life Coach – 2013

About Coach

Ben (BK) is the founder of BKAthletics/CrossFit Performance. He spends each day on the gym floor training individuals to look their best and perform their best. Ben has 30+ years of both Playing and Coaching Rugby League at a Professional Level. Ben came to the USA in 2003 to play Rugby League and to help bring it to the forefront of Sport here in the states. Ben is a two-time CrossFit Games Athlete, 2016 (45-49yrs) and 2021 (50-54yrs), he loves the challenge in addition to the comradery that sport and competition brings. He has vast experience in both teaching and coaching individuals, teams, and athletes. Ben's passion is helping people grow through fitness and lifestyle changes that enable people to realize their true potential of living a healthy, vibrant life.

Turning Point

Motivation & Passion

Ben believes that competition is the essence of life. We as human beings are resilient and need to step out of our comfort zones in order to grow. Whether it be a competition that 'scares' you or being 'uncomfortable' in training hard at the gym - we reap gains both physically and mentally that build profound experiences and character.

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