Garry W. Benford

Personal Trainer

Garry W. Benford

Personal Trainer

Biography

  • BS Health & Physical Education, cum laude.
  • 1977 MS Exercise Science & Sports Medicine, summa cum laude, 1979 Slippery Rock University.

Honors

  • All American Collegiate Powerlifter
  • 1976-77. SRU Weight Training Center named after in 2003
  • Athletic Hall of Fame Inductee, 2009
  • Alumni of the Year, 2012
  • Physical Fitness Director YMCA of Columbus: 1979-1990
  • Co-Owner: Metro Fitness Centers (9): 1990-2009
  • Personal Fitness Director: Orthopedic One: 2010-2016
  • Member: Powerlifting Hall of Fame: 1989
  • Elite level Powerlifter: 1990
  • 8 time National Masters Powerlifting Champion: 1995-2003
  • 3 time World Masters Powerlifting Champion: 1995, 97, 98
  • American Masters Squat Record at 198 lb class: 738
  • World Bench Press Record at 198 lb class: 50-54 age, 500
  • 55-59 age: 485. 60-64 age: 435
  • Certified Personal Fitness Trainer: 1988, NSCS, ACSM
  • 1993: ISSA. BLS/CPR 2019.

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