Ben Lauder-Dykes


Hey I’m Ben Lauder-Dykes, also known as BLD, originally from the UK. I am a NYC-based trainer, group fitness instructor, run coach, and nutrition coach with over 15 years of experience. As a former semi-professional soccer player, regional bodybuilding champion, CrossFitter, and now a marathoner, I truly walk the walk. 

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to Achieve the
Physique you


Empower your fitness journey with personalized guidance, unwavering support, and motivational expertise for transformative results and lasting wellness.


Ignite motivation, sculpt goals, and elevate your journey to peak fitness with personalized inspiration and guidance. 


Strategize, personalize, and conquer fitness milestones together, ensuring success through tailored plans and dedicated coaching expertise.

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Ready to transform your fitness journey? Whether you’re aiming to run your first marathon, enhance your strength, or refine your nutrition, BLD is here to help you every step of the way. With over 15 years of experience and a diverse background in athletics and coaching, Ben offers personalised programs tailored to your unique goals and needs. 

Why Choose BLD?

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I’ll assess your fitness level, goals, and schedule to determine an optimal training frequency. Typically, a balanced approach involves 3-5 sessions per week with adequate rest.

A gait analysis will help identify the right shoe based on your running style, foot structure, and training preferences, ensuring comfort and injury prevention.

I’ll conduct a comprehensive nutritional assessment considering your dietary preferences, lifestyle, and goals. Together, we’ll create a sustainable and effective nutrition plan.

After evaluating your goals, I’ll create a personalized program that integrates both running and strength training, ensuring a harmonious balance for overall fitness and performance enhancement.

A thorough assessment of your movement patterns and personalized warm-up and cool-down routines will be incorporated. Additionally, injury prevention exercises and advice on recovery strategies will be provided.

I’ll discuss your nutritional needs based on the timing of your workouts. Pre-workout meals will focus on energy, while post-workout nutrition aims to support recovery and muscle repair.

Motivation will be fostered through goal tracking, positive reinforcement, and varied, engaging workouts. Regular check-ins and open communication will ensure accountability and address any challenges.

I’ll tailor your program to fit your lifestyle, incorporating efficient workouts and time management strategies. Consistency is key, and we’ll work together to find a schedule that suits you.

I’ll provide guidance on at-home workouts, active recovery, and lifestyle adjustments to complement our sessions. A holistic approach ensures continuous progress even on non-training days.