Ben Kneeland

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27, climbing instructor and fitness coach, Syracuse, N.Y.

Fitness philosophy: I want everyone to be happy about themselves. If that means becoming a better climber or being able to bench more, I’m going to help them get there. It all stems from finding happiness and satisfaction within yourself.
Pushups before exhaustion: About 40
No. 1 pet peeve in the gym: Actually getting there. I prefer to train at home.
Power song: “Take a Bow” by Muse
Relationship status: Married
Celebrity crush: Leonardo DiCaprio. Not ashamed to say it. You all saw Departed.
Favorite quality in a woman: Sense of humor. If she can’t laugh at herself, she’s not worth being around.
Hidden talent: I’m actually a really good Opera singer. It was going to be my profession until I found climbing.
Favorite chick flick: How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days

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