Ben Boulware: BUILDING a culture and community

Ben Boulware: BUILDING a culture and community

By Richmond Weaver

Show Notes:

Proper name of gym is The Junkyard not Junkyard Fitness; only used the word fitness because it was least expensive for website rights and social mediaCo-founding The Junkyard with Marcus Brown and name came from former Clemson football teammate Dorian O'DanielHis time at Clemson prepared him for this next chapter in his life as an entrepreneur because of his time with Coach Brent Venables who Ben believes is one of the greatest leaders that he's been aroundStarted the gym in January 2018 and at the beginning and for the first four months they were conducting free classes until they officially opened on June 4th, 2018 in Anderson, SCCulture and community is different at The Junkyard and that has been Ben's goal is to build that type of community through relationshipsHis dad raced motocross and that was the plan for him growing up as the family would travel so he and his brother Garrett could raceBroke his arm which got infected and that ultimately ended his racing career as a young kid and transitioned to football and baseballSigned with Clemson University to play football and immediately noticed that talent and the preparation are the two key differentiators from high school to collegeCoach Venables pushed him harder than any other player to the point that during his Sophomore year he decided to quit but Coach Venables convinced him to stayEven though he believes that Coach Venables broke him down because he knew he could handle it, Ben feels that he responds best with positive motivation and praiseHe was pissed that he didn't get drafted but then after being released by the 49'ers, he didn't even try hard and was purposefully not trying so teams wouldn't want to sign himSports has made him who he is today, taught him how to be a leader and taught him how to work

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