Ben is an O.G. of Forge. Thanks for being our August Member of the Month dude!

How old are you and where are you from? I am 40 and I am originally from the deep south (Peru) :-), but live in Bethlehem.

What hobbies do you have outside of the gym? That’s it man! – I am very boring person…

How has fitness affected your life? I see fitness as a “maintenance routine” for this instrument we are blessed with called BODY. So, I exercise to allow for it to keep functioning without problems.

What is your favorite and least favorite exercise? I hate push or straight presses… I can’t push a block of feathers! I like pullups, as I have gotten better at them.

What is the hardest challenge you have had inside the gym? Believe it or not, pullups. When I started, I couldn’t do a straight rep!

What accomplishment inside Forge-Rx are you most proud of? Being able to keep up and sometimes beat some of my friends here. It is a great friendly competition and we keep each other on our toes.

Tell us one thing about you people probably don’t know? I don’t have Facebook, don’t drink or smoke, go out to party, don’t watch live tv (only movies and maybe 1 or 2 shows on demand), don’t stay up at night, don’t camp out, etc – think of me as a premature 70 year old man!

What is the biggest goal you have accomplished since joining Forge-Rx? Hopefully get out of the pre-diabetic zone I was diagnosed with about a year and change ago. Have my check-up later this week.

What do you like best about our classes? The variety and friendly environment – NO ONE JUDGES YOU here.

What do you like best about our coaches? They are normal folks like you or me. Friendly people for sure.

If you could have dinner with one dead or alive celebrity who would it be and why? Unsure if George Washington counts as a celebrity – man was a genius, would love to ask him how to fix our dear country.

What food should not be in your pantry? crackers and chips – the kids love it and every once in a while I eat them too 🙁

What is your most embarrassing moment? In life? I would say, when I was a kid, once I laughed so hard that I peed myself at a friends house… it was embarrassing for sure!

Describe your perfect night? Kids at grandparents for the night, I watch a movie and go to sleep – more than likely, next morning I will wake up at 5:00 as the inner farmer that I am.

What is your favorite thing about Forge-Rx? Not Evan for sure… HA HA! Everything is great, love seeing “The Doc” around too,

What is your biggest fitness goal moving forward? maintenance and get used to the idea of aging, being able to take it easy while keep challenging myself.

Keep on keeping on Ben.

-Forge Staff