About

The Strength Factory

The strength factory mission

The Strength Factory, owned by Ben Plenge, provides expert training for action sports.

From weekend warriors to elite racers, The Strength Factory’s goal is to make you stronger. 

Whether you’re gearing up for race season, prepping for your dream trip or simply looking to enjoy your riding a little more, Ben’s experience will help you to smash your personal best. 

The Strength Factory began with a focus on mountain bikers and has evolved to work with action sports athletes of all kinds. Programmes currently include strength and fitness coaching for trail, enduro and downhill mountain bikers as well as motocross riders and skiers. 

... and the Approach

Strong athletes are built on strong foundations. 

We’ll start with the basics and learn exactly how to train in the best and safest possible way.  

We’ll build knowledge and strength that will last well beyond Dry January and create an approach to training that will last a lifetime. 

We’ll make it simple to understand, we’ll make it fun and we’ll make sure it fits you and your lifestyle. You won’t need any previous experience, specialist equipment or even access to a gym. You can train at home with nothing more than your smart phone and an internet connection.  

From those foundations, you’ll become stronger, fitter, healthier and more resilient.  That means bigger days on the hill, faster laps, fewer injuries and – most importantly of all – more fun doing what you love.

For those of you that are focussed on next-level performance, you’ll also be in safe hands. You’ll join a community of race-winning, elite athletes and benefit from Ben’s expertise in building and maintaining championship winners. 

Introducing Your Coach

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The Strength Factory is owned and operated by Ben Plenge.

Ben fell in love with mountain biking in the late 90’s, beginning with skinny-tyre XC racing and then moving to downhill and enduro. 

Flat-out on the dirt, Ben loves steep, natural and tech trails and can often be seen in the mountain bike media, either testing bikes and gear for Wideopenmountainbike.com or offering expert advice to channels such as EMBN, The Downtime PodcastPinkbike or his own Youtube Channel.

Ben found a love for fitness and personal development during his career in the British Army where he served tours in Iraq and Afghanistan and retired as a Captain. 

On leaving the army he went on to achieve his Personal Training qualifications, set up a successful boot camp business in London and then, in 2014, focussed his attention on action sports by establishing The Strength Factory. 

And Our Gym

For those looking for face-to-face coaching, The Strength Factory works from B-Pro Fitness in South Bristol, UK. 

The gym is a top-quality, high-performance facility with state-of-the-art equipment for all levels of training and experience.

The gym is a comfortable, spacious and welcoming environment with indoor and outdoor training areas. There’s free parking, a coffee-bar and men’s and women’s changing and shower facilities. 

The gym works to a high standard of health and safety, working to a strict COVID policy.

Gym visitors are by appointment only, please.

The address of The Strength Factory Gym is:

The Strength Factory
c/o B-Pro Fitness
13 Brookgate
South Liberty Lane
Ashton
Bristol
BS3 2U