Our Staff

Are you interested in becoming a member of our team? We’re always on the lookout for genuine, caring and hard-working guys and girls who have a fierce passion for health and fitness and a desire to spread this knowledge to others. To ensure our team members are the best-of-the-best at what they do and provide the highest quality service in Chicago to our amazing athletes, every coach is required to go through a 60-day internship before becoming an official TGTN staff member. For more information on how to apply, contact us. Very, very serious inquiries only please!

Coach Ben Ballinger

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Coach Ben Ballinger (Coach B) is the head coach and owner of Training Ground TransformationNATION. As a multi-sport athlete (including football, wrestling, muay thai, jiu jitsu and track & field) as well as a life-long strength athlete, he has a well-developed understanding of what it takes to create a body transformation program that works, and has used this expertise to develop some of the most effective, result-driven programs in Chicagoland and online. He has always had an intense interest in sports nutrition as well, and has been studying effective nutrition techniques and nutrition-based research for well over a decade now. As nutrition is a foundational part of any effective program, Coach B puts a huge emphasis on the nutritional coaching portion of his programs.

Coach B is a Certified Personal Trainer and Performance Enhancement Specialist with the National Academy of Sports Medicine, is a Certified Level 1 Coach with Precision Nutrition, and has obtained a Sports Nutrition Specialist certification from the National Exercise and Sports Trainer Association as well as having completed countless courses, workshops and seminars in various areas of health and wellness.

Coach B’s specialties include male hardgainers looking to pack on muscle mass and develop strength and female natural fitness athletes who are looking to dominate in figure-level natural competitions, whether they’re first-timers or more established competitors.

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Coach B’s Blog: Ballinger Athletic Performance