Stephen is a powerlifting coach and personal trainer who has been an assistant coach to the Irish powerlifting team at World Championships, as well as produced Junior and Open National record holders. However, despite his client’s successes at a competitive level, Stephen’s real passion lies in helping beginners find confidence in a weights room, and instilling a passion for self-improvement in those he has coached.
Having struggled with depression and identity issues as a teenager, Stephen found solace in strength training and is on a mission to teach others how to use lifting as an outlet for change in their own individual circumstances.
Below is one of Stephens client’s beautifully written testimonials;
‘Stephen has been my coach since my very first day in CityGym. I started a beginners class in 2016 with absolutely 0 powerlifting experience. In less than a year, with the help with Stephens coaching I had made it into an invite only National comp and made the Irish National team Standard.’ If you’re looking for a coach who will push you out of your comfort zone, expand your limits and yet
remain supportive and nurturing. I truly believe that Stephen is the coach you’re looking for. He has gone above and beyond coaching me. Not only has he helped me professionally as a powerlifter but he has also been there for me in times of personal crises. It is my personal belief that any coach worth his weight in salt should instil a strong sense of self-worth and discipline. From Stephens experienced guidance and high standing ethics I have grown into the kind of athlete I thought was unobtainable in less than a year. Stephen shall forever be both a respected mentor to me and a treasured friend.’
Stephen coaches our Lifting Club here in CityGym. He is also available for one on one sessions tailored to your own wants and needs- be it from high level performance work, all the way to teaching you how to hold a bar on your back. Not from Limerick? Stephen is also an online coach, so you can still have him in your corner, no matter where in the world that may be. Contact him here: [email protected]
To see more of Stephen and his glass coated skeleton follow him on Instagram: @ben_ching_
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