Brad Benson has been weight lifting and studying fitness for the past 13 years. When Brad started his journey in 2003, he was 5’ 11” 150lbs, today Brad measures in at 6’ 2” and 230lbs and closing in on single digit body fat. Brad strives every day to learn all aspects of nutrition, weight training, and what it takes to live a healthy lifestyle. He understands the importance of preparation, hard work, and discipline. Brad finds that sharing his knowledge and helping others achieve their fitness goals, is what keeps him going, and also what drives him to be better every day. He has an extremely outgoing personality, one that is often dominant, yet fun and contagious. He is someone with natural leadership qualities and the ability to bring out the best in others. Brad was the first of his immediate family to graduate College, having received his Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts at the Illinois Institute of Art, and has paved his own path in life by following his dreams. Brad may have a degree in art, and work professionally as a graphic artist, but he also has an obsession for the fitness industry and shares the same love for it, as he does art. He has worked alongside some of the industry’s leading supplement brands, demoing product for both MusclePharm and Dymatize. Brad has the drive to keep up to date on the latest and greatest products that hit the market and to learn what works, and what does not. He is also a very active person, not only working multiple jobs and weight training but actively playing multiple sports. Nothing in Brad’s life is ever done without being fully committed or dedicating 100% of his passion towards it, whether it is fitness, work, sports, or even just his personal hobbies. Please welcome Brad in joining the ION Athlete team, he’ll be glad to answer any questions you may have, and he can’t wait to help you achieve your goals.