All of our coaches are Nationally Recognized by NCCA "National Commission for Certifying Agencies" organization. We take pride in educating ourselves to stay current with all fitness and health related information to ensure we provide the best solutions for you.
Ben Wellenbach - Founder
BeWell Fitness was founded by Ben Wellenbach in 2007. Originally from the Boston area, Ben's experience stems from a wealth of knowledge from the top fitness professionals in the industry.
Strength and Conditioning:
Ben's mentor and first strength coach was Michael Boyle (www.bodybyboyle.com). For 2 seasons, Mike taught him the fundamentals and methodology through his professional, Olympic, and collegiate athletes. Ben's current programs are derived from his teachings and practicum's. Ben has worked with high school athletes, Waukegan Fire Combat Challenge Team, and a number of NCAA athletes.
Continuing to educate and grow the industry, Ben has helped Michael Boyle and his team introduce a new standard in certifying future coaches called a Certified Functional Strength Coach (CFSC). This new standard raises the expectation of future coaches in our industry.
Functional Movement/Injury Reduction:
Ben trained under Todd Champlin, physical therapist for the Indianapolis Ice (Central Hockey League), rehabilitating athletes from injuries for 1 season. In 2007, he studied under Gray Cook and Lee Burton, Co- Founders of the F.M.S. (Functional Movement Screen) (www.functionalmovement.com), learning to better screen people for deficiencies and weak areas of movement. This will allow for the opportunity to design specific programs that prevent injury and improve performance. This specialization has given Ben the ability to better detect, assess and correct movement deficiencies as well as help with pain reduction including knees, the spinal cord, and shoulders.
Ben is studying under Will Chung and his Triple Chain Theory of ChungFu.
Ben is national recognized through the American Council on Exercise, a Certified Functional Strength Coach (CFSC), a Functional Movement Screen Specialist (F.M.S.S.), Fundamental Capacity Screen Specialist (F.C.S.S.) and a Precision Nutrition Coach (PN).
Ben held Varsity letters in four sports (Football, Soccer, Hockey and Lacrosse) at Lawrence Academy (Groton, Ma). He then went on to play Varsity hockey at Lake Forest College (NCHA).
Jason Reno - Head Coach
Jason started at BeWell Fitness in 2013 as an intern then transitioned to a full time coach in 2014. Jason works with our youth athletes, fire fighters, mixed martial art fighters, adults group sessions and individual clients. He is in charge of the Youth Academy programs and the development of our martial art strength and conditioning.
Jason is studying under Will Chung and his Triple Chain Theory of ChungFu.
He is nationally recognized through the American Council on Exercise and a Certified Functional Strength Coach (CFSC). Jason is currently a brown belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) and working toward his black belt. He has fought in four MMA sanctioned events and continues to train in BJJ, Judo and Kickboxing.
Luis Echeverria - Strength Coach
Luis started at BeWell Fitness in 2019 as an intern then transitioned to a full time coach. Luis works with our youth athletes, adults group sessions and individual clients. He graduated from North Central College with a bachelor degree in exercise science and played four years of football for them. Luis is passionate about working with athletes to develop their athletic performance and mental toughness as that was how he found success in collegiate athletics. Currently, Luis trains and competes as a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.