Coach DJ’s Memorial [Virtual] Bench-A-Thon

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We are thrilled to announce our third annual Coach DJ’s Memorial Bench-A-Thon!

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This virtual event will honor the memory of our beloved Coach DJ Cedent, who passed in 2019. Proceeds will benefit Austin Simply Fit’s scholarship fund, to be given to select AISD student athletes entering college in the fall.

DJ was not only an exceptional personal trainer, he also spent his time coaching the Leander Wolfpack alongside Mark Rogers. Everyone who knew him felt his enormous energy and passion not only for fitness, but for his community. He was a teammate in every sense of the word - supportive, encouraging, a teacher, a student. He was fearless in his fight against sickle cell disease, refusing its limitations and always training with passion and intensity.

We know Coach DJ would be pleased to see his legacy at ASF encouraging others to train to their full potential, and supporting rising student athletes in their future endeavors.

This year, the bench-a-thon will be fully virtual! Participants will film themselves completing their best one rep max bench press and submit via email or social media.

Participants / Donors

  • $20 minimum donation to enter
  • Bar must clearly touch your chest
  • Video must show all plates loaded on the bar to ensure accuracy of the weight lifted
  • Video must be submitted between 4/25 (12:01 AM) and 5/1 (11:59 PM)
  • Submit video the link and completion attempt submission instructions are available in the confirmation email you will receive after registering.


  • Children (12 and under)
  • Youth (13-17 boys, girls, nonbinary)
  • Young Adult (18-29 men, women, nonbinary)
  • Adult (30+ men, women, nonbinary)
  • Max push ups: for those without access to a bench (men, women, nonbinary)

Notice to all competitors:

Austin Simply Fit will share some or all submitted videos on ASF’s social media channels. Please read your confirmation email and keep it handy. There's a lot of good information in there you'll need, including HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR ATTEMPT.

Help us spread the word:

  • Share the event on social media
  • Share videos of your bench and push up training on your social media, tag Austin Simply Fit and the hashtag #DJBenchathon
  • Share your attempt videos on social media, tag Austin Simply Fit and the hashtag #DJBenchathon
  • Challenge 3 friends to compete

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