Ben Higgins

Special Interest:

Guitars and ugly dogs 


“Do. Or do not. There is no try.” – Yoda

About You:

A man of value, quirky humor and questionable music taste.  Ben has lived the majority of his life moving back and forth between busy Hong Kong and boring Devon.  After finishing his degree at Exeter University, Ben decided to move back to Hong Kong to pursue his dream of becoming a professional rugby player.  After 8 months of bartending and playing for local club Valley, Ben achieved his dream and debuted for the Hong Kong National team against Japan, in Japan.  Ever since, he has been enrolled in the Elite Rugby Program, training full-time. 

After 2 years of playing professionally, he has decided to push himself and further his life after rugby, fitness. 


“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.” – Maya Angelou 

Ben’s aim in the gym is to primarily make you feel comfortable and proud to be in the skin you’re in. Whether it’s to brag to your mates about the drop in jean size, the 100kg bench press, the new vein which appeared from nowhere or just that random compliment you get from the rude but honest co-worker. 

Training and Background:

Degree in Sports Science from Exeter University

Head Strength and Conditioning coach of Swimming 

Strength and Conditioning coach of Lacrosse, Rugby, Athletics and Football

Level 1 Olympic Lifting

Level 1 and 2 World Rugby Strength and Conditioning Coach 

You in 3 words : 

Never not eating

Something strange:

Can play the guitar, bass guitar, forgot how to play the drums, trying to play the piano and used to DJ.

Biggest Sporting achievement:

Hong Kong Rugby National Team 

Favorite Movie:

Anything by Pixar or based in a galaxy far far away…

Favorite Music:

Old school love ballads, hip-hop, and R’n’B of the 2000’s and house music.

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Pet Peeves:

Manners and being late. 

Can Often be heard saying:

Are you finished with that?