Tell us a little about you…
Hello, I’m Phil I’m 28 years old. I am a performance coach at Sports Academy. I’m from California where I’m an avid outdoorsman. I am in an amazing marriage and I’m obsessed with fitness
Where did your fitness/athletic journey begin?
Very young. Played sports my entire life starting around 5. Soccer was always my main sport but played football, baseball and soccer in high school. Played D1 soccer at Santa Clara University and semi professional in Southern California.
Tell us a little about your accolades:
Multiple national level appearances as youth soccer player. My club team was Third in the nation 2 different years. High school 2nd team All West Coast regional athlete (soccer), and 1st team all conference player (football). Captained the D1 Mens soccer team at Santa Clara university. West Coast Conference (WCC champions). Reaching the Crossfit games semi finals in just my second full competitive Crossit season
What is your favorite part about your sport?
To be able to push myself and see what my absolute physical potential can be.
What would people be surprised to know about you?
That I'm a homebody and an introvert
Tell us more about being a coach...
I am a performance coach and director of soccer at Sports Academy. Formally known as Mamba sports academy where we were partnered with the great Kobe Bryant. I work with athletes of all ages and sports. Youth up to professional. I also coach soccer athletes (as a private trainer, not a team coach) and manage our program within the facility.
What is your favorite kind of dessert?
Chocolate chip cookies
What's been your most memorable time as an athlete?
My college career at Santa Clara university. Also now, being a Crossfit athlete as an individual the process of becoming the best physical version of myself has become very memorable.
What have been some trying times during you athletic career and what have they taught you?
There has been many but most recently suffered heat stroke at the Crossfit semi finals in Minnesota at granite games. What it always teaches me is to be great full for what I have and the capabilities to be able to move my body the Way I want to every day. I never take what I am able to do for granted.
What does your nutrition/diet look like? Any advice to others?
I don’t define myself to any specify diet. But I’m on a mostly plant based diet. I eat fish and eggs and minimal dairy and meat. My wife has been pescatarian for 10+ years so when she cooks I eat what’s placed in front of me. I am not a picky eater.
Tell us more about your programming and how you're able to prioritize training?
I have followed James Townsend’s programming from The Brave One Gym my entire Crossfit career. This upcoming season I have found a coach closer to home at Precision Crossfit, Mike Tromello. Having a full time job as a performance coach and pursuing a competitive Crossfit career is tough. I have to be efficient with the time I have for training. Whether that be in between clients or after working hours before I get home to my wife. She is very supportive of my goals so we make sure to spend more quality of time when we’re together. I try to continue to do the other things in life I love like surfing as much as possible because of its mental health benefit it has.
What's the biggest piece of advice that you've been given?
It’s not one thing, I have accumulated advice from many different people. A few things that I try and live by now “low expectations, high reward” “ you get what you put in” The mamba mentality
Why do you choose Swolverine?
Their belief in me and my belief in their products