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Strong By Design Podcast

Feb 24, 2021

Small beginnings can lead to MASSIVE impact.

Over 20 years ago an ambitious trainer Ben Prentiss built a small personal training studio in southwest Connecticut. At a time when people questioned what the heck that job was… “I’m confused, you “watch” people exercise??”

Years later after building a highly successful team and business combined with ongoing learning from the likes of Olympic Strength Coach Charles Poliquin, Ben has become one of the World’s Leading Strength Coaches for Professional Athletes.

Prentiss Hockey Performance (PHP) is the home of Stanley Cup Champions, NHL stars from all 31 teams, Olympians and All-stars.

Listen in as coach Chris Wilson reconnects with his first ever mentor in sports performance, Ben Prentiss, and they talk about the good ole days and what it takes to be GREAT in this profession.


"You had to do well (20 years ago) because there wasn't any fake hustle. No Instagram. You had to earn it." -Ben Prentiss


Time Stamps

0:24 – Welcoming today’s special guest on ‘Strong By Design’ podcast

1:29 – Strength Coach Ben Prentiss and host Chris Wilson take a trip down memory lane

8:45 – Get to know Ben Prentiss, Founder of Prentiss Hockey Performance (PHP)

13:48 – The early days of BodyTuning, the original home of PHP

21:09 – Ben recounts PHP’s growth and expansion

27:48 – Ben talks about his unwavering passion for what he does

32:22 – Ben and Chris share their mutual love for dogs, gym dogs Zeus and Hammer.

36:05 – What it’s like training professional and non-professional athletes

43:24 – The importance of being active in the early years

58:50 – Where you can go to learn more about Coach Ben Prentiss’ PHP: official website and social media channels





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