Milwaukee attorney prioritizes health and fitness

Milwaukee attorney prioritizes health and fitness

MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee attorney Paul Benson said he tries to get a workout in every morning at his gym Fit Pro MKE. 

What You Need To Know

  • The month of June is Men’s Health Awareness Month. 
  • Milwaukee attorney Paul Benson said he tries to get a workout in every morning.
  • Staying active makes him feel young and helps him mentally as well as physically.
  • He has weightlifting goals and plans to run a 5K this summer.

“It’s been a part of my life for a long time,” said Benson. “Now it’s just habit. Like brushing my teeth.” 

He said staying active makes him feel young. 

“Once you get to be 58 and things get harder and they do, the body doesn’t work quite as easy as it did before,” said Benson.

Benson also has asthma. It’s another reason why he said he wants to focus on his health.  

“One of the reasons I try to keep my fitness and my cardio up is because of my breathing,” said Benson. “When I’m in shape, I just breathe easier.” 

Staying active doesn’t just help him physically, but also mentally. As an attorney, he said his job can get stressful. 

“All I’m focused on is what he’s (trainer) having me do,” said Benson. “I’m not thinking about the rest of my day. The rest of my day will come, but the next set is right there.” 

His trainer Troy Brooks said balance is key. 

“We have times when we want to kick back and eat food and relax a bit more, but we also have to put in the work too because essentially we’re all energy and energy stays in constant motion,” said Benson.

Benson said he notices his body reacts differently when he’s not prioritizing his health. 

“I don’t want to feel tired,” said Benson. “I don’t want to feel lethargic. I don’t want to feel fat and out of shape. I just want to feel good and that’s the main thing I get from working out.” 

Looking to the future, Benson said his healthy lifestyle will continue. He has weightlifting goals and is running in a 5K race this summer.