Personal Fitness with Ben Belancik

The Berlin YMCA is excited to announce a new class starting Saturday March 9th to help you Spring Into Shape! Join us for Personal Fitness with Ben Belancik.

  • Spring I Session: March 9 - April 27, 2019
  • Spring II Session  May 6  - June 29, 2019
  • Summer Session  July 8 - August 31, 2019
  • Day/Time: Saturdays 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

$30 for 8 weeks for Meriden-New Britain-Berlin YMCA

  • $55 for 8 weeks for nonmembers.
  • Berlin YMCA Fitness, 1176 Farmington Avenue.
  • REGISTER: Preregistration is required. Call Amy at the Berlin YMCA at  860.357.2717.

Ben Belancik, Personal Trainer

Throughout my elementary school years I was active in baseball, basketball, and bowling.  It wasn't until middle school when I began to go through difficult times and the weight started piling on. In high school I became more active, started walking as part as my exercise regime but then I was in a car accident. I couldn't exercise at all and the weight started coming on again. 

When I started college I had hit 300 pounds and maintained that until I was about to get married and lost 20 pounds. I consulted with a doctor about weight loss surgery. He told me I had to lose 30 pounds first. After a few months of the right exercise and diet plan the weight started coming off and I decided not to have the surgery.

Since then I have maintained my 110 pound weight loss. I use exercise as a stress reliever, and manage my weight and eat smarter. I am so much happier. Since I had so much success with my journey I decided to become a personal trainer to teach others how to live l a much healthier life. There are so many goals that people can have and while it may be just to live healthier, lose weight, build muscle, or get involved, I would love to help you set and achieve your goals.

Personal Accomplishments:

  • Weight loss of 125 lbs
  • Ran four 5K’s
  • 2 Time Tough Mudder Completion
  • Cheshire Half Marathon
  • MS 50 mile bike ride
  • Eversource Marathon Finisher
  • 1 Time Rugged Maniac Finisher
  • 1 Time Warrior Dash
  • Iron Man Participant 


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