Benjamin Timm has been a CrossFitter for seven years and specializes in strength sports, powerlifting, weightlifting, Strongman and Highland Games. "I love helping other people," he says. "I learned early on that I love to teach/train people and I found that passion excel in functional fitness. I especially love the ‘aha’ moment. When the right combination of coach, understanding, and movement partner work all line up and the member does a movement flawlessly, it all of a sudden becomes apparent and they finally get it."
Benjamin’s athletic background includes wrestling, track, football, and powerlifting throughout his school years. "I was also a whitewater raft/kayak guide and a rock climber," he says. "Soon afterwards, I joined the Marine Corps and became a Marine Corps Martial Arts Program Instructor. After I discovered my passion for teaching and my love for fitness, I started to help train other Marines. Soon, I took my CrossFit Level 1 and started interning at a few different gyms. I loved the community and wanted to give my whole self to the fitness industry."
In his spare time, Benjamin loves watching sports and spending time with his family and friends—or riding, fixing, and building Harley Davidson Motorcycles. His favorite inspirational quote comes from Thomas Edison: "I have not failed. I have just found 10,000 ways that won’t work."