Benjamin Kessel   Priority Fitness

Performance training with a focus on Triathlon, Running, and functional Strength & Conditioning. Current Strength & Conditioning coach for endurance athletes from amateur to professional. Owner of Priority Fitness. 15+ years experience.


My name is Ben. I grew up playing sports all the way to the collegiate level (lacrosse), and I'm from Brooklyn, NY. I come from a strong exercise background. I grew up in my father's Chiropractic office working there and learning about the body and human movement. I earned a degree from SUNY Buffalo in Personal Health & Wellness Training (combo of exercise science, pre-med, nutrition, and psychology).
I stumbled across multi-sport in my mid 20s as I found myself running more and coaching more endurance athletes for strength and conditioning. It is a true passion and I love sharing love of the sport as well as guiding others to reach their goals and aspirations.

Here are some of my qualifications and current roles

  • Strength coach since 2004- CSCS certified
  • Owner of Priority Fitness (est 2008)
  • Strength & Conditioning coach for Brooklyn Tri Club and other endurance clubs
  • USATF Coach
  • USAT Level II Coach
  • Performance Nutrition Specialist- SPN
  • Avid Runner, Triathlete (all distances), Cyclist, and fitness nerd
  • Ironman finisher
  • Team USA 2019- ITU World Championship
  • IM 70.3 World Championships Finisher 2019
  • President of Brooklyn Tri Club 2019
  • I also play the Banjo and the 2-time champion of the Brooklyn Folk Festival Banjo Toss!


Brooklyn, NY
United States

Preferred Athlete Levels

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Professional


1-on-1 Coaching, Consultations, Group Coaching, Local Coaching, Remote Coaching, Strength Training, Nutrition, Mental Skills, Run Analysis, Biochemical Analysis

Sport Types

Triathlon, Running, Duathlon, IRONMAN, Swimming, Personal Training, Corporate Wellness




Brooklyn, NY
United States