“The Bachelorette” and Bodybuilding: Two Things You Never Thought You’d Hear Together

Photo posted by @benveesmith on Instagram
Photo posted by @benveesmith on Instagram

With the new year finally underway and season 16 of “The Bachelorette” finished, many people are wondering if fan-favorite, Ben Smith, can help them accomplish their New Year’s Resolutions of achieving a healthier body and mind.

Ben Smith, the runner-up on Tayshia Adams’ season of “The Bachelorette”, has been open about his eating disorders and mental health issues throughout his time on the show.

“I had an eating disorder for 15 years. I found out what girls were when I was 15, I realized they don’t like the fat kid,” said Smith on the Dec. 1 episode. “So, I stopped eating, started working out all the time, lost like, 70 pounds, and had bulimia for, like, 10 years when I was in my 20s. It’s hard to hide something for so long. I kept it from everybody.”

Due to Smiths’ past experiences, he developed a passion for health and nutrition. Since then, he has become a personal trainer and a workout coach on a subscription program called Bodybuilding Club.

Oxford Languages defines bodybuilding as, “a sport involving strenuous physical exercise in order to strengthen and enlarge the muscles of the body.”

However, not only does this sport make for a fit body, but it also makes for a fit mind. Bodybuilding decreases risk of developing coronary heart disease and helps to reduce and control high blood pressure. In addition, it is great for reducing stress, anxiety and depression.

Those interested in the program can join Bodybuilding Club for $49 per month. The program includes strength, hypertrophy, and conditioning work. In addition, the Bodybuilding Club subscription also includes access to coaches, exercise video guidance and an app that allows you to workout anywhere and on your own terms!

VALLEY tried this program for seven days and noticed drastic physical and mental health improvements. VALLEY not only recognized an increase in productivity, but also an increase in the desire to workout.

So, is Ben Smith’s bodybuilding program all that?

In particular, VALLEY enjoyed the workout logs, helpful tips that were offered in video format and how easy it was to get in contact with the coaches. VALLEY felt as though all of these factors added a sense of accountability to get the workout done.

While VALLEY recognizes that the program is considered to be on the pricier side, Bodybuilding Club offers a free seven-day trial before purchasing a subscription. During those seven days you have access to all resources included in the normal subscription.

Tweet us, @VALLEYmag or tag us on Instagram, @VALLEYmag and let us know your thoughts on Ben Smith’s bodybuilding program!


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