Granite Strength Barbell

Granite Strength Barbell

5.0 (3)
1 employee
9 years in business

About this pro

Strong is healthy. I take athletes, dreamers, and everyday people and help them reach their goals.

I’m a former US Army platoon sergeant who now works with people one-on-one and in groups to make them stronger, faster, leaner, bigger, healthier...whatever your fitness goals are, I’m your man. 

I’m also a competitive strength athlete, winning Concord’s Strongest Man; a powerlifter squatting 850lbs, benching 645lbs; and a Highland games athlete. 

I currently work with males and females ages 7 through 72, office workers through professional athletes. instagram @granitestrengthbarbell

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Concord, NH 03301
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3 Reviews


  • Matt Sargent

    Ben tailored my workouts to match my specific goals. He kept the training fun and mixed up the workouts to keep them interesting.

  • Amy Martel

    I loved the use of free weights. Also the ability to get opinions and help from others with knowledge.

  • Sue Durling

    Ben customized my exercise routine as I gave feedback on how I felt and what problems needed to be addressed. He seems to know just what to say to motivate me. I have Parkinson's Disease & severe osteoarthritis. Working with Ben has made me stronger and safer.


What is your typical process for working with a new student?

We will start off by talking about past experiences, current efforts, and future goals. Then we’ll do some investigations into how you move, what your movement knowledge base is like, and other data. We’ll high-five and workout a schedule. 

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I’ve been mentored by some of the best in the business. I passed my personal training test in 2016, and do this full time. Also, as a platoon sergeant, I was responsible for the physical preparedness of my men. 

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.


Discounts for bulk/couples/friends/veterans/service members/first responders 

How did you get started teaching?

I started lifting heavy as a way to help ensure that my disabled son will always be able to live at home. I got incredibly strong and started to draw attention at the gym. My time away from home kept getting longer and finally my wife asked what was going on. I told her that I was spending a lot of time helping people out and teaching them how to lift safely. She suggested I look into doing this for a living. That was in 2013 and I never looked back. 

What types of students have you worked with?

7-year olds with low muscle tone

72-year olds with Agent Orange Syndrome

14-year olds with Olympic dreams

50-year olds with back pain from sitting at a desk 70 hours each week

High school freshman that got cut from the team and don’t ever want to again 

College juniors who just barely missed the draft and want to get picked up next year

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

My 72-year old client came to me unable to walk down the hall without holding onto the wall. He squatted 160lbs today. 

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Don’t be afraid to ask questions. Also don’t be afraid to walk away because you think the personality might not be a match. 

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