Coach DJ’s Memorial Bench-A-Thon


This virtual event will honor the memory of our beloved Coach DJ Cedent, who passed in 2019. Proceeds will benefit Austin Simply Fit’s Student Athlete 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.

If you would like to donate to the ASF Student Athlete Scholarship Fund click here.
Check out this video of the winners from the 2021 virtual Bench-A-Thon competition

Participants / Donors

Check our Facebook for when we announce the next Bench-A-Thon dates!

If you would like to donate to the ASF Student Athlete Scholarship Fund click here.


  • $25 minimum donation to enter
  • You must submit a video of you successfully attempting the lift to the following standards: 
    • Bar must clearly touch your chest
    • Video must show all plates loaded on the bar to ensure accuracy
    • Dates & instrucations to submit your video will be provided when the next event is announced
  • Divisions:
    • 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)
  • We will share some or all submitted videos on ASF’s social media channels
  • Help us spread the word and raise more funds for this great cause:
    • Share your video on social media and use the hashtag #DJBenchathon
    • Challenge 3 friends to compete