AREAS OF SPECIALTY.

You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.
— Les Brown
  • Individualized training programs

  • Integrated Flexibility training, Corrective exercise and Core strength training

  • Muscle gain and weight loss

  • Strength and Balance

  • Pre- and Post natal

BIO.

A nursing school graduate (BSN) and personal trainer since 2000, Philip has developed a unique and grounded approach to personal fitness through a combination of learning, experience and training. This allows him to pay special attention to each client’s needs and goals. As a committed professional, he is dedicated to continuing education and keeping current with emerging methods in the world of health and fitness. His mission is to improve mind, body and spirit through exercise. In his spare time Philip enjoys outdoor adventure activities including hiking and kayaking, food, travel, music and dancing.

 

EDUCATION.

  • Certified Fitness Instructor (CPT) - UCLA Certificated Program in Fitness Instruction

  • Corrective Exercise Certified (NASM)

  • Kettlebell Rehab Certified

  • TRX Essentials Certified

  • Bachelor of Science, Nursing (BSN) - Metropolitan State University of Denver, 2012

  • Bachelor of Arts, Microbiology and Zoology, University of Florida, Gainesville

TESTIMONIALS.

I first came to Philip with a nagging knee injury from college lacrosse and several imbalances from years of chronic muscle tightness and incorrect form when working out. He built a specific plan for me that addressed all of my needs for flexibility and with a goal of packing on muscle. After going to Philip twice a week for 3 months I have seen massive improvements in flexibility, strength, and in my overall physique. I have also seen improvements in other areas of my life such as at work and in relationships because of added confidence and improved energy. I would highly recommend anyone going to see Philip if they have any corrective needs from past injuries or even just to add strength and build a better physique.
— Client PS, San Francisco
Philip is the consummate professional, well planned, informed and engaged with the client. I was impressed by the introductory assessment and then assessing my performance along the way. His strategies directly related to his ongoing assessment so it’s a very personalized approach matched to your needs. I was also impressed by how he continues to update his knowledge for improving physical performance. He gave great tips on nutrition, sleep and strategies for integrating workouts into a busy work schedule. Warm and personable, Philip is very committed to his clients.
— Client SZ, San Francisco
Looking for a good trainer? So was I until I met Philip. I’ve always wanted to train with a
trainer but couldn’t find that right one. In my mind, a trainer needs to look fit, have a positive attitude, leave his cell phone, coffee and protein drink in the locker and focus on what I am doing. And that’s exactly what I found in Phillip. I consider myself a pretty fit person but there is always something new to learn. Training with Phillip has taught me to keep my shoulders down, focus on breathing and form. He truly knows the human body. I would absolutely recommend anyone who really wants to improve their body to give Phillip a call. Not only do I love telling people that Phillip is my trainer but I’m also proud to call him a friend.
— Client RA, San Francisco
Philip is far more than I expected in a personal trainer, especially given the tough shoulder injury I came to him with. He analyzed my every move and muscle, and his knowledge of the body allowed him to prescribe the exact exercises and movements to strengthen as well as heal my injury. Most of all, he treats me as if I were his most important project with goals of perfecting.
— Client ZPF, San Francisco
Philip is one of a kind. I couldn’t ask for a better trainer. He has gone beyond any of my expectations. After my aortic valve replacement he would attend my physical therapy sessions to understand my new limits and how to proceed with my training after. If you’re looking for a trainer who can evaluate your goals and limitations and construct a personalized program for you, Philip is the one.
— Client NB, San Francisco
I reached my goal of core strength, building muscle mass, and leaning up. Philips understanding of anatomy and my individual muscle weaknesses gave me the sense of safety at all times and is one of his main objectives. Safety and form is often overlooked by other trainers. His approach never jeopardized form or integrity. I highly recommend him for all your training goals! Thanks Philip!
— Client JvC, San Francisco
I worked with Philip for approximately 4 months while my trainer was ill. I adore Philip. He made me feel comfortable and managed to find the balance of intensity and proper weights to give me an overall body workout in approximately 1 hour (I do about 10 minutes of cardio on my own). Philip was able to keep me engaged and keep me moving, pushing me, but careful with my numerous arthritic and knee issues. He, like all great trainers, has a million variations of each exercise to accommodate individual needs. I highly recommend him.
— Client SM, age 70, San Francisco
Philip and I trained together the last couple of months, and I’ve had great results in gaining strength, particularly in my squat and deadlift. He put together a push/pull program based on my schedule and goals, and substituted in a variety of exercises to keep it interesting along the way. His extensive lifting experience combined with his medical background helps him ensure that you’re using proper form to remain injury-free while using enough weight to get results. If you’re looking to gain strength or size, I’d highly recommend him!
— Client EA, San Francisco
Philip is amazing to work with. He’s like a physical therapist and trainer in one. He was able to analyze my moments, recognize imbalances, and build a personalized program for me that helped alleviate nagging injuries while still building overall strength and stamina. I couldn’t be happier with the results. As a bonus, he’s just an overall great guy that puts a smile on your face even while he’s pushing to do way more than you thought you could. I can’t recommend him enough.
— Client JP, San Francisco