Hi, I’m Ben Bruno.
I’m a trainer in Los Angeles. I work with an extremely wide range of clients: from professional athletes, to musicians, to actors, to models, to my mom.
My ideal client is anyone with a goal, a positive attitude, and a willingness to work hard. That’s really it.
Everybody is different and every body is different, so training programs are catered to my client’s individual needs. But no matter who you are or what you do, I have steadfast principles that apply to everyone:
- You need a plan. Anyone can yell at you and have you do a million burpees and make you so sore you can barely walk, but what’s the point? There has to be a method to the madness. My programs are structured to have you progressively build toward your ultimate goal.
- Training should be fun. Well, as fun as hard training can be. My programs are built on simple, proven principles, but my methods are always changing and evolving so you don’t get stuck in a rut of doing the same thing over and over again.
- Training should be safe. ‘Safe’ doesn’t sound exciting, but it’s actually very, very exciting. Results come from consistent hard work over time, and you can’t be consistent when you’re consistently getting hurt. I should know. I first got into training after a botched back surgery, and I’ve also dealt with knee and shoulder problems my whole adult life. My own injuries have led me to find ways to develop a system that delivers serious results while protecting your joints and building resilience against future injuries.
- The program works…if you do. I can show you the way, but I can’t do the work for you. Sorry.
I created ‘The Ten Training Commandments’ to further encapsulate my training philosophy:
In addition to my private training business, I’m also passionate about educating. I’ve published and/or been featured in over 200 articles in publications like Men’s Health, Women’s Health, Sports Illustrated, and ESPN. I’m a member of the advisory board for Men’s Health, where I was also awarded the “Most Innovative Trainer”.
I also consult with several professional sports organizations regarding their strength and conditioning programs, lecture to trainers internationally, and am regularly featured on The Today Show.
I graduated Summa Cum Laude from Columbia University.