“A master in the art of living draws no sharp distinction between his work and his play; his labor and his leisure; his mind and his body; his education and his recreation. He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence through whatever he is doing, and leaves others to determine whether he is working or playing. To himself, he always appears to be doing both.” – Francois-Rene de Chateaubriand

Ben AhrensWho and What I Am

I’m passionate about living, learning, surfing, traveling, teaching, playing, cooking, farming, chocolate and many other things. It is my core belief that enthusiasm is the driving force of life. The more passionate you are, the more bountiful, positive and impactful your creations will be.  We are all creators. We each have something unique to share. My mission is to share at my highest level of contribution and to help others do the same. My chosen means (or the means that chose me) to carry out this mission are a unique set of tools and skills, acquired over a lifetime that enable me to help others transcend limitations, increase vitality (energy aka “the capacity create”) and sustain high-performance for ultimate personal fulfillment.

What’s My Story?

I am obsessed with figuring out how things work. From studying the pyramids of Egypt at age four and reading this epic book every single night of my childhood, to attending Lafayette college for Mechanical Engineering – I’ve felt a burning need to understand the mechanisms behind all things. But early in my twenties, I was met with challenge that I could NOT understand using only my mechanical mind… >>Read More

“We all have moments, pivot points that serve as catalysts for changing the way we think and live. These moments can feel like subtle nudges or pressing matters that implore us to take an entirely different route. The key, I believe, is to truly acknowledge when the old ways stop working, and embrace new alternatives that can and will. — New paradigms are not forged, but revealed only once the journey is already underway.  Our first step needn’t be a leap; one deep breath may  send us on our way. As small steps accumulate to carry us over a distance, a new way of thinking eventually emerges, and we may discover a new world of possibilities that we never knew existed…  Such has been my experience, and the reason that I share” – Ben Ahrens

Why I Write

My aim is to inspire you to reclaim the power that is inherently yours; transcend limitations that stand in your way; and move forward in life — no matter what — with a sense of expanded possibility, courage, and optimism… knowing that nothing is beyond you.– You have the strength, you bear the might, all you need is the how…. and so, I write.

tex-x-logo

Ben Ahrens Quantified Self

Ben Ahrens Habit Design

Ben Ahrens innovative medicine

Ben Ahrens NYU-Langone-Medical-Center-Logo

US_Army_no_star

Work with Me

“I work with top professionals on their mental game to transcend limitations, avoid burnout, increase vitality and sustain high-performance.” – Ben

Ben is focused, patient, creative, positive, surprising, and confident as a trainer. I feel very comfortable with him, his focus is on creating a sustainable fitness program - that benefits me in all parts of my life - makes me feel healthier and happier for my children, more calm at work - and helps get me ready for my new obsession, surfing (which Ben also teaches). He always communicates and keeps in touch, reminds me of what I can be doing throughout the week - not just on training days

Lissa P. - VP, Ann Taiyor

If you want to maintain your status quo and not push yourself to improve, don't go to Ben. If you want to work with someone who will inspire you to constantly test yourself; who will make your workout entertaining and grueling at the same time, then go to Ben. You won't believe the almost immediate changes you will experience.

Tom Becket, Actor

With an approaching wedding I figured working with a trainer would be the best way to jump-start my metabolism and get my body back into top condition for the big day. I wasn't expecting that the trainer I chose would have a lasting impact, months after my wedding. Ben takes the time to learn where you are coming from and work with you to develop personal goals. He creates highly customized and targeted circuits helping to achieve those goals you set together and once accomplished opens the door for new opportunities you didn't think possible. Because each session we target new muscles he also keeps working out fresh and fun, which helped me make the decision to make working out a lifestyle change and set new physical goals long after the BIG DAY.

Corey C. - Actress, Former Miss Manhattan

I first started training with Ben last year to help me get toned. In addition to seeing such changes since then, I’ve also been making great improvements in strength and stamina. Lately, we’ve been focusing on running, something I’d never really done before – With Ben there to keep me motivated, and construct highly regimented and personalized cardio workouts, I’ve made dramatic improvements in the last four weeks and am now getting ready to run my first 5k.

Sarah S. - Vice President, Corporate Communications at The Weinstein Company

I spend most of my time at work glued to my chair and staring at multiple screens, rarely getting up to stretch. After getting low back pain from years of poor posture, I decided to get back into shape and began training under Ben. The postural workouts, along with strength training and his menu of different stretches has allowed me to feel and function much better physically. It has also inspired me to install a workout discipline in my life. I have nothing but positive things to say about Ben and highly recommend him to anyone determined to get back in shape!

Sammit N. - Hedge fund Manager, Start-up Investor

Training with Ben was so much fun, his workouts were unique and inspired. His effective training regimens were creative and I was never bored. Ben was supportive and encouraging and made me feel completely comfortable with my lack of coordination (which definitely improved as the sessions went on). Thank you Ben!

Hayley E. - Teacher

Three ways to work with Ben: 

  1. In person: Corporate Wellness Training  >>Contact Me 
  2. Online:  Through a tried and true selection of popular online courses >> View Courses 
  3. One-on-one consulting: A Personalized and holistic approach to self-optimization & sustainable high-performance >> Learn More

Schedule a free 15 minute demo to see how I work and if we’re a good fit:

Re-vitalize Me!

My Qualifications: 

Ben Ahrens is a Board Certified Practitioner of Holistic Health, Entrepreneur, Public Speaker, and a Fitness Writer. He has spoken for a variety of companies and educational institutions, domestic and worldwide including; Habit Design, Quantified Self, Hunter College, NYU, Quantum Institute (Delhi, India), Esalen Institute, and the US Military. Both his professional and his life experience have lead him to amass a diverse array of accomplishments, some of which include:

  • Executive Vice President at Innovative Medicine 
  • Ten years of experience working in Manhattan as a professional trainer and private adviser to high-ranking executives, celebrity actors,  high-level athletes, and rehabilitating patients.
  • Author of a weekly health column for the East Hampton Independent providing expertise on fitness as an integrated lifestyle.
  • Director of the Main Beach Surf Camp, responsible for recruiting and managing its 200 campers and professional camp staff ( 2007 ~ 2009).
  • Lead coordinator for Billabong’s Northeast Coast operations and host of annual  water-sport events
  • Guest lecturer at NYU Langone Medical Center, New York Times headquarters, Fahrenheit 212, and multiple other venues
  • Received the 2010 Turn the Corner Lyme Foundation “ Courage Award” and spoke on behalf of patients in Time Square’ s Edison Ballroom.
  • Founder of a national health consulting service
  • Author of The Limitless Self Blog and Podcast

Ben holds a BA degree in Philosophy from Lafayette College, and advanced certifications in Personal Training, Sports Nutrition, Biological Medicine, Bio-energetics, and Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) . He also maintains specialties in Corrective Exercise and Performance Enhancement and is an accredited member of the National Academy of Sports Medicine.

Most recently, Ben has been studying German Biological Medicine,  Applied Kinesiology, Quantum Mechanics, and Practical Applications for Advanced Bioenergetic Analysis as the “most advanced medical diagnostic method of the 21st century”. He is currently working with Innovative Medicine LLC to educate doctors worldwide and facilitate a necessary change toward a new paradigm in medicine.