Roseville Introducing: Ted Hawkins at Benchmark Strength and Conditioning
215 Kenroy Lane, Suite 2, Roseville, 916-798-3338, benchmarkstrong.com
Describe your business. Did you find it, or did it find you?
We provide a personal experience by focusing on an individual’s goals and physical abilities—teaching them how to squat, press, and deadlift with proper technique—ultimately making them stronger and fitter to perform everyday tasks easily and safely. We also offer conditioning workouts. I’d like to think we found each other. Having been an athlete my whole life, I always enjoyed helping fellow athletes, so transitioning to the role of coach was a natural fit. I have over 30 years of coaching experience and was looking for a better way to share it with others.
What was the first job you ever had, and what did you learn from the experience?
Working for my father’s vending business when I was in my early teens. I learned the value of hard work and the importance of customer service and treating people the way you want to be treated; take care of people, and they’ll take care of you.
What life accomplishments are you most proud of?
Marrying my wife and having our son. I truly found my soul mate, and our son makes me smile every day. No matter what’s going on in life, they’re my ray of sunshine! My wife has been beyond supportive in this journey; I work some crazy hours, and she understands what it takes.
Where do you go when the going gets tough?
The gym or mountain biking. Physical activity allows me to clear my head and reset, so I can change course and plan a new path.
What’s your biggest job perk?
Seeing people breaking through barriers that they once thought were out of reach—be it losing weight, lifting more weight than they ever thought they could, or getting off of medications—and becoming the best version of themselves possible. There isn’t a bigger perk than that!