Kelly Benson

Sport/specialty/profession

Rugby League Player and F45 Trainer


Socials

@kellybenson95


Achievements

Becoming a father to my daughter Reign with my beautiful partner Georgia in July 2019 and Representing Cooks Islands, Australian Universities and NSW Universities in Rugby League.


Tell us a bit about you and your journey…

I started playing rugby league when I was six years old, and always enjoy the toughness of rugby league, and a chip and gravy roll after my games. I have ambitions to keep developing myself and have been fortunate to play in Gold Coast and Newcastle competitions.

Over time I found it important to incorporate different activities in my weekly training routine such as BJJ, CrossFit, Powerlifting Sprint, Agility Training and Yoga to improve my performance.

What is your proudest moment thus far?

Representing Australia and our team winning the Universities World Cup 2017.

Tell us about your morning routine

I typically wake up at 4am and drink a tall glass of water with apple cider vinegar and fresh lime juice. I kiss my partner and baby, wishing them a great day, grab my PranaON super shake, gym and work bags and head out to the gym; listening to motivational podcasts and biographies of high achievers on the way. I train high intensity for 30mins to wake the body up before I start training my gym clients.

What’s your favourite PranaOn product?

Red Velvet Organic Pure Protein. I love the nutrient density and gets me wired!

What’s your favourite way to use it or incorporate it into your healthy lifestyle, and why?

I have it in my 32oz super shake for breakfast with oats, frozen berries, and Super Greens. It fills me up and energizes me to attack the mornings.

Tell us something interesting about yourself or a hidden talent

My parents lived and worked in Rarotonga, Cook Islands for 4 ½ years. They lost their Australian Medicare entitlements at the time for being out of the country for too long and decided to have me in the Rarotonga Hospital. After 4 weeks we flew back to Australia. I am therefore eligible to play footy for the Cook Islands and New Zealand as well as for Australia and England (by descent).

Any superstitions?

I don’t tell people I never get injured.

Do you prefer training in the morning or evening?

Morning – if you win the morning, you win the day!

Where can we find you on a Saturday?

With my family at our local Organics Farmers Markets with 102 shopping bags or running around on the footy field.

What’s on the horizon for you?

Playing in higher grades working towards my NRL debut.

Favourite motto to live by:

Do more then you get paid to do. Be a mentor to young people.

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