Today we’d like to introduce you to Benjamin Kleinert.
Hi Benjamin, thanks for sharing your story with us. To start, maybe you can tell our readers some of your backstories.
I can’t believe it’s been 8 years since I moved to San Diego for sunshine and warm weather. It’s all too true- “time flies when you’re having fun”.
I had just graduated from Michigan State University in Kinesiology, two packed suitcases in hand, a one-way ticket to San Diego, and no employment leads. How hard could it be?
Four months later, I was able to secure a position at a chiropractic office as a trainer. Here, I was able to help clients with a variety of specific needs. Clients would share their reasons for working with me, “I want to be a better/faster runner,” “I want to enjoy retirement and surf pain-free as long as possible,” or “I want to be able to keep up with my grandkids without pain.” All of their reasons had one thing in common; to live an active and full-filled life.
After two years, I left to start my own business, “Longevity,” with the purpose of helping clients do just this; live an active full-filled, and pain-free life.
For the first 6-years, I rented space and was blessed to work alongside mentors and some of the best health and wellness practitioners in the business. I attended massage school, completed multiple soft-tissue treatment certifications, and honed my skills as a trainer and soft-tissue therapist.
Fast-forward to 2021; Longevity has a permanent home in Kearny Mesa. Here, I’m able to provide the highest quality service for my clients that leads to lasting results.
We all face challenges, but looking back, would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
Small businesses in the service industry will always travel a rough road.
For myself and almost all small businesses, CoVID was an enormous challenge that forced us to adapt and grow.
I suspended business activity with clients in mid-March of 2020 with the thought that everything would be back to normal by early April. I couldn’t have been more wrong.
Once I realized this, I scrambled to find additional exercise equipment and floor materials to convert my small garage into a safe outdoor environment where I’d be able to provide treatment and exercise sessions to clients.
Even with the space, success wouldn’t have been possible without the support of my clients. Some pre-paid for sessions, some converted to virtual, and some scheduled additional sessions. The support was profound and allowed me to continue to stay in business.
As you know, we’re big fans of Longevity. For our readers who might not be as familiar, what can you tell them about the brand?
First and foremost, Longevity is a place for anyone and everyone to improve their health and wellness through movement and exercise.
Typically, clients will come to me because they’re experiencing either acute or chronic pain and want to find a solution, so they’re able to continue to be active. They want treatments and exercises that are specific to them. Dependent on their needs, I’ll utilize soft-tissue treatments, corrective exercises, and movement education to improve their body’s function and reduce their pain.
Some clients I work with simply seek out a functional approach to exercise. We work together to develop an exercise program that addresses their goals, whether that is to correct physical imbalances, improve their posture, and/or optimize their movement and performance.
I’m most proud of the unique approach I’ve created and the results I’m able to help clients achieve. I’ll assess and address the whole system, the nervous system, organs, and musculoskeletal system of each client and how these interact and affect each other. This global approach allows us to find the ROOT cause of the client’s pain, and with hard work, we’re able to achieve lasting results.
What quality or characteristic do you feel is most important to your success?
I practice the golden rule- I treat everyone how I would like to be treated.
I take the time to listen to, understand, and empathize with each client.
I do my best to communicate effectively and educate the client about their body and movement through the entire process.
I give 110% within the preparation and execution of each treatment and exercise session.
I challenge clients to work hard and challenge themselves to be better.
It’s simple, but I believe people appreciate being heard, understood, and can tell that I truly care about their well-being and long-term success.
- 90-Minute Assessment $175
- 55-Minute Session $125
- 40-Minute Session $100
- Website: www.lgvty.co
- Instagram: ___longevity___