MEET OUR COACHES
In addition to his fitness industry experience, he served 4 years in the Marine Corps, serving 2 tours overseas in both Afghanistan and Libya.
Whether working with a high level competitor or a brand new athlete who's never touched a weight before, Pete is able to relate to all types of athletes and encourage them to unlock their potential on the path toward their goals.
Fun Facts, Coach Phil has a twin brother who lives in Orlando, and both Phil and his brother are engaged to vegetarians. Coach Phil is also the proud parent of his two Beagles, Jupiter Rose and Opry Bella.
He grew up in Tampa playing a variety of sports, chiefly golf and lacrosse while dabbling in boxing as well and working out with his father in their garage. Attending Hillsdale College, a small college in Michigan that didn’t have any of those sports at the time, he still needed a physical outlet and dove headfirst into fitness. While sitting around New Years Day 2012 he saw reruns of the 2011 CrossFit Games on ESPN and realized he couldn’t do anything he saw these athletes doing even though he thought he was in great shape, and the rest was history. He joined a CrossFit affiliate gym, ambushed the founder of CrossFit at a lecture and begged for an internship at his company, earned his CrossFit Level 1 in 2013, and never looked back.
Favorite WOD: undecided at the moment; it used to be Fran
Favorite lift/ exercise or movement: undecided at the moment; used to be snatch.
Favorite WOD: Filthy Fifty
Favorite lift/ exercise or movement: Deadlifts and Thrusters (because of his “shorter lever advantage”).
JBone naturally excels in gymnastics, but once he puts his mind and effort into something, he tends to excel there too.
JBone went to college to be a teacher…and while he didn’t pursue that as a profession, it’s something he enjoys outside the classroom environment. “Being able to teach/coach someone to be better at whatever they’re trying to achieve or didn’t know they could achieve is exciting!”
Favorite lift: Currently can’t identify a “favorite”.
Least Favorite movement: Not least favorite but definitely a “goat”: Squat Snatch.