My name is Jason Phillips. I am a 27 year old fitness professional and fitness model currently living in Charlotte, North Carolina. My route here has many stops, and many adventures but through all my life experiences I have been fortunate enough to find myself in a role helping others to achieve their fitness goals.
I graduated high school back in 2002, a highly ranged amateur golfer and had the physique that matched it. Yup, thats me (and the most important woman in my life) at the age of 18, weighing a hefty 130lbs. After taking a college scholarship I injured my shoulder and golf was forced to the back burner. As the saying goes, “everything happens for a reason.” Well it turns out, this event changed my life. My orthopedist gave me two options, surgery or rehab. Being the brave soul that I am (and by brave i mean scared s*!tless of surgery) I chose the rehab option. Well after a few short weeks I found myself wanting to spend more and more time around the weights. Around this same time I was approached by someone who wanted me to try modeling, her parting words from our conversation were “be sure to send me pictures that include your abs.” Let me remind you I was a GOLFER. I ate what golfers ate, pizza, burgers, hot dogs, anything that isn’t good for you was probably part of my daily diet. Well I joined gold’s gym, determined to get that six pack. Hours of cardio, “weight workouts” (well I thought they were back then) and a diet that consisted of next to nothing. Fast forward a few weeks and i was full blown ANOREXIC. 130lbs had become 120lbs and I was so tired that I couldn’t hold a job if I was required to work after 12pm. As fate would have it, Gold’s just happened to have a job opening for their 5am-11am shift….just what I needed, more time in the gym, right?! Well truthfully that job saved my life. The trainers there started to notice my destructive habits and quickly interjected. I remember one trainer bluntly telling me “YOU ARE F@*KING TINY!” Something clicked and I asked him how to get bigger. He replied: ”eat 4000 calories a day and train with me.” Why he chose that number and why I believed him is beyond me, but I did it. To my surprise I wasn’t gaining fat and my energy levels were increasing. Fast forward 10 more years, and here I am. I am the trainer giving advice and transforming the lives of others.
I have been now been fortunate enough to grace the pages of Maximum Fitness, Muscle and Fitness, Men’s Health, and several other publications. I have contributed to Optimum Nutrition’s Hardline magazine and been a sponsored athlete with them for 4 years. My workouts have helped several people transform not only their physiques, but their lives! To be apart of that is a humbling, but an insanely rewarding experience!
This blog is here for YOU! I plan to provide you with the highest quality, fitness, nutrition, and training information anywhere on the internet. Feel free to contact me at any time with questions and lets have some fun! Day in and day out, we will all live the mantra – ACCEPT NO LIMITS!
Feedback from Jason's Clients
Of all of the trainers I have worked with in the past couple of years, which is more than I care to count, none have had the knowledge, understanding and dedication as Jason. Through his virtual program, with daily check-ins and quick responses, I have been able to surpass what I thought my body was capable of achieving. Jason's knowledge of nutrition coupled with specific high intensity cardio created quick and amazing results. It is exciting to see the weekly changes as my desired fit lean body has taken shape. Thanks Jason! I am looking forward to what is yet to come!–Kristan Schlatter
Jason has exceeded my expectations as a fitness coach/ trainer and motivator. I came to him in desperate need of help training for a figure competition. This was my 4th competition and each year I have had a horrible rebound of weight gain. Usually my training consisted of morning and evening cardio during contest prep along with very little calories. Jason immediately stopped all the cardio and had increased my calories from my usual "contest prep diet." I will say that I was scared, because I had 30 pounds to lose, (the biggest post contest rebound I've had), so letting go of control and putting all my faith and trust in him scared me a little! But I did and it was the best decision I've ever made. We had a 16 week contest prep and I lost 30 lbs. I went of stage feeling fabulous and healthy! My contest prep had it's ups and downs, of course, but he stuck with me, encouraged, and motivated me through the whole journey. Without question, I will continue to work with Jason through the year and the next. He is an amazing person and coach. He has taught me to believe in myself and that I can do amazing things!–Sarah Greenwood
–Marty LavenderI always considered myself a pretty smart guy when it came to fitness and eating to lose weight. What I lacked was passion and accountability. When it came down to it, I didn't know as much as I thought. Working with Jason has been an amazing experience so far. I started his program May 28th of 2012 and I had dropped close to 30 lbs 2 months later. We are not even close to being done and honestly don't think we will ever be completely done. He has taught me so much and helped me to not sweat the little things, keep pushing forward, and giving 150% in all my workouts.Jason is an inspiration and has not only been an amazing trainer, but also has become one of my best friends.