Welcome to Van Treese Personal Training!

Van Treese Personal Training is dedicated to providing elite training programs that will enable you to accomplish your fitness goals. If you are an athlete wanting to up your game, a runner focused on improving your times, or someone who wants to live a healthier life, you have come to the right place. Together we will build and execute a program specifically around you and your goals. 


B.S. in Human Ecology with a major in Human Nutrition and Kinesiology

ACSM Certified Personal Trainer

FMS Certified - Functional Movement Screen 

USAW Level 1 Sport Performance Coach


2009 - W.I.T.S. Certified Personal Trainer

2010 - Personal Trainer at Ohio State University

2010 - Coach and Athlete on Ohio State Waterski Team - National Champions

2011 - Strength and Conditioning Coach - Marine Corps Officer Selection Team, Columbus, Ohio

2011 - USA Waterski Nationals 5th Overall

2012 - USAW Level 1 Sport Performance Coach

2012 - USA Waterski Nationals 3rd Overall

2012 - Bachelors Degree Nutrition/Exercise Science - Ohio State University

2013 - Wellness Coordinator - Ohio State University

2014 - ACSM Certified Personal Trainer

2014 - Independent contractor at 11Athletics Performance Center

2014 - USA Waterski Nationals 4th Overall

About Ben

Ben Van Treese graduated from Ohio State University with a combined degree in Nutrition and Exercise Science. During his tenure at OSU he worked in the RPAC (rec center) as a Personal Trainer. At RPAC he had a full immersion into the fitness world with opportunity to work with Faculty and Staff, Athletes, Students, small groups, youth outreach programs, adult outreach programs, and individuals from a plethora of nationalities. Working with this diverse population helped Ben to gain experience and knowledge in program design, goal setting, and motivation.

As a student athlete and student coach of the Ohio State University Waterski team Ben helped the team to accomplish their National Championship Title in 2010. Growing up in a family of 3 event water-skiers and competing on the national level enabled Ben to work from coaches from all over the world. By watching and learning from so many talented coaches he has been able to develop an approach to training that allows him to connect with his clients in a fun and effective way. 

In January of 2011 Ben was presented with a unique opportunity to serve as the Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Marine Corps Officer Selection Team in Columbus, Ohio. This has involved group programing for the recruits weekly PT as well as individual programs for candidates to perform on their own. Since he began programming the candidates sent to Officer Candidate School have been in the top of their class for physical assessments. All training is planned and executed with a simple core concept, your training should exceed the requirements of the main event, making the event easy both physically and mentally. 

Currently Ben is studying for the CSCS (Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist) exam which he plans to take in the Spring of 2015.




Ben Van Treese - Trainer and Owner of Van Treese Personal Training

Ben Van Treese - Trainer and Owner of Van Treese Personal Training