Gary Benkendorf

Bedford, TX 76022

Certified by The Cooper Institute under the auspices of the National Commission for Certifying Agencies(NCCA) and listed in the U.S. Registration For Exercise Professionals (, which operates in conjunction with the Coalition for Registered Exercise Professionals( Created to help the consumer distinguish Fitness Professionals that are "certified" and "maintain" that certification with relevant and verifiable history of continuing education. A 2012 recipient of the Cooper Ambassador designation.

My promise to you is simple. I am committed to your wellness through a big picture fitness approach. Bringing a science based and mind/body integrative approach to whole body fitness promoting a healthy behavior change to better qualitative living. By incorporating age/gender and health history appropriate exercise training, we will explore a variety of body weight/ suspension and weight resistance based training, all coalesce with popular short duration High Intensity Interval Training or H.I.I.T. All crafted specifically for you in a challenging, yet very approachable/do-able format. I will guide you to achieve a fitter, faster, leaner, more flexible and better performing body all because your body is a better functioning one. Being a firm believer in what "gets measured, get's improved", I'll create realistic "small goals" that are specific, measurable, attainable, relevant and time-bound (S.M.A.R.T) to help get you to your health care goals. Adopting healthy behavior change is challenging and to help me better understand your "level of readiness" for change" which better prepares me in creating strategies if necessary for those sensory triggers causing setbacks that invariably cause derailment through self-sabotage, I'll integrate the principles of the Trans-Theoretical Model of Behavior Change. It's "level of readiness" principles and strategies have proven successful in getting clients moving forward more quickly, resulting in back tracking due to self sabotage, moving you towards that all important compliance phase to your goals. I offer a "free in-studio consultation" to discuss all your concerns and it's also a great opportunity to visit with me to determine a good fit for you. I am committed to your success. No more excuses...I want to Inspire, Motivate and Empower you to a better quality of life. You can also visit me at:

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About Me


  • New York Institute of Technology
  • Post Secondary Certificate, New York Institute of Technology

Years Experience


Certifications / Trainings

CI - Certified Personal Trainer Credential
CI - Balls, Bands, and More Workshop
CI - Biomechanics of Resistance Training Certificate Program
CI - Coaching Healthy Behaviors Certificate Program
CI - Indoor Cycling Certificate Program
CI - Interval Training Workshop
CI - Older Adults Fitness Specialist Certificate Program
CI - Physical Fitness Specialist Certificate Program
CI - Postural Assessment and Corrective Exercises Workshop
CI - Prehab for Posture and Low Back Workshop
CI - Providing Dietary Guidance Certificate Program
CI - Small Group Personal Training Certificate Program
CI - Walking for Wellness Workshop
CI - Weight Management Leadership Certificate Program
TRX - TRX Suspension Training Course

CPR Certified

American Heart Association

AED Certified

American Heart Association Heart Saver AED

Gary's Locations

Snap Fitness 24/7

2101 Harwood Rd.
Bedford, TX 76022

Additional Information


$0.00 / hr, Free consultation: All your questions answered during your free in-studio consult. Rates, Goals, Expectations and more!

Payment Methods

Cash, Cashier's Check, Personal Checks

Awards & Accomplishments

  • 2012 Cooper Institute Ambassador Award
  • 2012 California Death Ride Epic Cycling Event
  • 2010 NPC Texas State Championship - 1st Place - Masters Over 50
  • 2010 NPC Ronnie Coleman Classic - 1st Place - Masters Over 50
  • 2009 NPC Texas State Championship - 1st Place - Masters Over 50
  • 2009 NPC Texas State Shredder Classic - 1st Place - Masters Over 50
  • 2008 NPC Texas State Shredder Classic - 1st Place - Masters Over 50
  • 2008 NGA Southern States Pro/Am Classic - Overall Champion (Pro Card Winner)
  • 2012 California Death Ride-All 5 pass completion
  • 2013 Triple By-pass Avon-Evergreen, Co-All pass completion

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11 Reviews

5.0 out of 5 Stars

  • by Dennis M on Jun 03, 2015

    I've known Gary for over 25 years and can honestly say he lives his life and fitness values with an unwavering commitment to excellence in everything he sets out to do. When I turned 50, my doctor told me to drop 40 pounds so I called Gary for some motivation, structure and accountability. I was not disappointed and reached my goal in just over 6 months. His coaching and encouragement were invaluable to my progress and I know I would not have succeeded without his mentoring. Spend 15 minutes with him and his passion to help and expertise to guide you will be obvious. Few people have the ability to inspire others in a one on one setting to achieve meaningful, personal goals. Gary is one of the few!

  • by Arturo Rosales on May 26, 2015

    Gary is a trainer who not just really has studied his craft, but communicates and lives it as well. I have been working with him for over 3 years and feel like I benefit from his efforts as a trainer and a health guru daily. He's been the key to losing 40lbs and counting. Wasn't easy but he kept me on track when times got tough. Also talked me in to going back to school which has been the best thing yet going for me. Being in my mid twenties It also helps Gary can relate to me and teaches me something new about life and fitness. Highly recommend Gary if your looking for a great trainer and a stand up guy who is serious about his craft.

  • by Cari norz on Mar 06, 2015

    In December, my husband I decided to start the journey to a healthy lifestyle. After doing some research, we found Gary on We reached out to Gary, and he was so prompt in responding and scheduled an initial consultation. Within moments of meeting Gary, I knew that he was the one that would help me be successful in my journey to a healthy lifestyle. Gary is an excellent motivator, enthusiastic about what he does, and his positive outlook/attitude is infectious. Gary emails peer reviewed articles that help keep me focused, as well recipes that help me try new healthy dishes. Gary is not just a personal trainer in the gym, he is truly invested in my success, all the way around. Gary also sends texts to check in, and sometimes I’ll be out with friends when I receive them, and the response is “You’re trainer is AMAZING”, and I say “Yes, yes he is indeed!” Truly blessed to have found Gary and would highly recommend him to anyone!

  • by Beth Roesch on Feb 22, 2015

    As a divorced mom of four kids, I often find myself overwhelmed. About a year ago, I realized that I needed to focus on helping my oldest improve his health, but I was completely overwhelmed to even think of ways to try to help him, let alone begin to implement things. We were so blessed that part of the way God provided for us was for Gary to begin working with him. He has helped my son in ways I never could have predicted and in ways that were far beyond what I expected. Not only has my son lost over half of the total weight he would like to lose, he has also gained 17 pounds of muscle. But bigger than that, he is motivated to eat, drink, sleep, and live healthier. And bigger than that, he IS healthier: more confident, more relaxed, more motivated, more of who God made him to be.

    Gary is the most gifted encourager I have ever met. I have watched him help my son choose goals for excellence, teach him fitness and health knowledge, and encourage him every step of the way. Somehow, Gary binds all that together with deep compassion and a true desire to help. It has been amazing to watch the transformation as my son has grown from overwhelmed and lethargic to confident and empowered.

    I recommend Gary with the brightest five stars possible.

  • by Steve Ip on Feb 09, 2015

    I have known Gary for 18 years and can attest to his professionalism and knowledge of health and fitness. Apart from being an excellent trainer, knowing the right exercises to challenge me to achieve my fitness goals, I enjoyed getting peer reviewed articles from him to read at the end of each session as it brought a broader perspective of the exercises Gary had me accomplish each session. Gary is also an excellent coach, motivating me at the right time when I would start to slack off with timely reminders about the goals I wanted to achieve for myself.
    Working with Gary I was able to achieve my weight and fitness goals - without him I don't believe I could have run my first Half Marathon last year under two hours.
    I perceive Gary's goal for his clients is to provide the tools so that they can make healthy habits their own for a lifetime.

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