Ben Charles M.S., CSCS, USAW

Ben Charles is the owner and founder of Charles Performance and Wellness. He has trained middle school, high school, & NCAA Division III and Division II college athletics including: football, volleyball, cross country, soccer, tennis, basketball, track & field, baseball, softball, and Olympic Weightlifting. In addition, he has personal trained clients from ages mid-twenties to mid-seventies including clients with Parkinson’s, breast cancer survivors, and clients with major and minor injuries affecting their everyday lives.

In 2014, Ben started his Bachelors in Exercise Science at the University of Wisconsin- La Crosse then transferred to Winona State University (WSU) in 2016 to complete his degree. In the summer of 2017, he worked as an Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach at Winona Senior Highschool for WSU. That fall he was accepted as an Strength and Conditioning Intern for WSU under Eric Weigel and Jeff Reinardy, training the Cross Country Team. From January-May of 2018, Ben obtained a full time position as a Strength and Conditioning Intern for Division III Saint Mary’s University in Winona, working will all sports under Head Strength and Conditioning Coach: Matt Sager.

Once he completed his Bachelors in May of 2018, Ben enrolled in the Master’s program at WSU in Leadership Education: Sports Management. He also accepted a position to be Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for Cotter Highschool in Winona, contracted by WSU with funding supported by the Morrie Miller Foundation. In addition, Ben was also able to continue working with WSU’s Cross Country Team/Track-Long Distance and personal train 4-5 clients to make up a full schedule along with attending graduate classes at night until he graduated with his Master’s in May of 2020 with his thesis: A Phenomenological Approach on Communication Experiences between Strength and Conditioning Coaches and Head Sport Coaches

After being in quarantine for 8 weeks and businesses and schools still working through how to function safely and effectively for the foreseeable future due to COVID-19, the job market has stagnated for personal trainers and strength coaches alike due to shutdowns or limited capacity. So this site was created to allow athletes and the general population to be able to continue training with an online coach and still reach there goals through exercise training programs and education regarding training, nutrition, and sleep. Let’s get after it!

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