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Blake Bender is a Division I athletic performance specialist with over a decade of experience. He began training high level athletes and NBA players at the age of 20. During graduate school, he worked full-time as a strength and conditioning specialist. He then went on to become the first ever basketball performance coach at Florida Gulf Coast University, establishing a performance program of his own.

At the age of 25, Blake was hired as the Director of Strength and Conditioning at UNC Charlotte, where he was the youngest director of strength and conditioning in America. Most recently, he was the basketball athletic performance coach at UC Berkeley, where he also developed the women’s tennis performance program, resulting in multiple Pac12 Conference championships.

Blake has always viewed himself as more than a coach. In addition to coaching, Blake has been a health counselor for Apple, teamed up with NIKE, co-created an online fitness certification, as well as published original research in the scientific journal “Strength and Conditioning Journal”. His expertise is often sought, and he has consulted numerous products, sport-science technologies, and start-ups.


On a constantly evolving fitness journey of his own, Blake has used his proven methods to become his most optimal self. He is constantly learning and applying new methods, while adjusting both his and his clients’ programs to reflect the latest in science.

Bender Athletic Club. Online Personal training. Personal training. Strength training. Athletics. Athletic club.



Bringing a decade of performance experience, we aim to take the guesswork out of your athletic journey. 

Our online personal training allows you to be anywhere and train on your own schedule, at an affordable price that won't break the bank.

We believe you should have access to the highest level of expertise when it comes to your training. That's why we use ADVANCED methods that ALIGN your nutrition and ADAPT programs to your bio-individuality. 

All programs are built by Coach Blake Bender, and are based off the same methods used to develop top college and professional athletes

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“Coach Bender is one of the most educated and experienced trainers that I have the pleasure of knowing. His reputation for improving performance and resume speak for themselves. No matter the sport, goal, or obstacle, he will help identify the missing pieces in your fitness journey. Coach Bender is the trainer for you!"
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Brandon Gonzalez

Strength Coach and Fitness Instructor

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