After working in banking for three years post college, Ben decided to move to Hawaii to follow his passion for health, wellness, and fitness. In 2010, he started a fitness business on Maui called One Fitness.
One Fitness provides customized fitness experiences. Want to go on a private waterfall hike through the jungle? Ben can take you! Interested in a guided trail run through coffee farms or a volcanic crater? Ben would be honored to show you the way! One Fitness offers a full menu of customizable fitness adventures including private hikes, beach workouts, guided trail runs, nutrition advice, fitness classes, specialized personal training, and wellness retreats.
As a runner and active member of the fitness community, Ben is proud to be a Lululemon ambassador for the lululemon athletica maui showroom. Lululemon is how he became involved with Wanderlust Oahu. Ben is excited to be a Wanderlust presenter, sharing his passion for running, nature, and fitness with participants of Wanderlust Oahu.
Ben continues to stay very involved with the running community in Hawaii. He is part of the reigning men’s championship team in the Hana Relay. Ben is also the Director of Elite Athletes for the One Fitness Maui Mile and Maui Marathon, Maui’s largest running event.
Ben is also the coordinator for Nike’s Hawaii Innovation Project. Through a partnership with Nike and One Fitness, Ben recruits athletic footwear testers and serves as an ambassador to help Nike build community relationships in the Hawaiian Islands.
As an athlete, Ben competed for Team USA at the 2009 and 2005 Maccabi Games in Tel Aviv, Israel. Ben was a gold medalist at the 2009 Games.
In college, Ben competed for Claremont McKenna College and Duke University. He is the school record holder at Claremont McKenna College in the 4×800 meter relay. In 2006, he was an NCAA National Qualifier in the 800 meters. After transferring from Duke University, Ben graduated from Claremont McKenna College with a B.A. in Economics and Philosophy, cum laude.
Ben enjoys making fitness part of his lifestyle, and tries to spread his passion for health and fitness to everyone around him. The thing that Ben appreciates the most about the Hawaiian Islands is his ability to connect with nature through exercise, locally grown food, beautiful scenery, and the clarity mind that comes from a more holistic and sustainable way of life. The Hawaiian Islands have helped Ben find his true north. He hopes that he can help you along the journey to find yours.