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Phillip Schrupp

FOUNDER/PERSONAL TRAINER

SPECIALIZATIONS
Strength & Resistance Training
Nutrition Coaching
HIIT Training

CERTIFICATIONS
NASM-CPT
ACE-Certified Personal Trainer
Precision Nutrition LVL 1

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MY STORY

When I was 16, I was involved in a car accident with a drunk driver which left me with a fractured spine. Just two years later, a second accident left me with a left shoulder injury and chronic back pain. I attended countless appointments with physical therapists and did months of chiropractic and massage work, only to be told that I would have to learn to live with my chronic pain. My work capacity, social life, and personal relationships all suffered. I became depressed, sedentary, and began to withdraw from others. To make matters worse, the rest of my body became stiff and weak, and I finally began to see a connection between my inactive lifestyle and well-being. I decided it was time to get moving. 

From the very first time I picked up a set of weights, I recognized that there was something special about the process. After only a few months of regular resistance training and decent nutrition, my chronic pain had almost completely disappeared. What I was left with was a healthier body, mind, and mentality with which I have chosen to use to help others find their driving force for a healthier lifestyle. I earned my personal training certification in 2013 while studying pre-med at the University of Minnesota and have been helping individuals reach their fitness goals ever since.

MY VISION

Getting you results isn't complicated. We're going back to the basics of eating real food, staying accountable, and working hard in the gym. As we push through barriers, you'll also learn how to stay dedicated to the process outside of the gym so that we continue to facilitate the incredible results you expect from an exceptional trainer. Practicing meticulous form, learning proper mechanics, and increasing flexibility & mobility all ensure that we're moving as safely as possible. Working out should be challenging, fun, and pain-free, and we'll work around any special circumstances or injuries you come in with to get you there.

MY EXPERIENCE

After earning my bachelor's degree in psychology and pre-medicine in 2013, I began pursuing my dream of becoming a physician assistant. While preparing to apply to graduate school, I earned my personal training certification through the American Council on Exercise and began training at a private fitness studio doing 1-1 training and group classes. I picked up a job working in the emergency room at the University of Minnesota Medical Center in an effort to earn experience hours for graduate school. After working months in the ER, I had the sudden realization that the effect I had on peoples' lives in the gym as a trainer, as a coach, and as a motivator far surpassed what I would have in the medical field. So, in early 2015, I decided it was time to start my own training business, and I haven't looked back since. 

 

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PERSONAL TRAINER

SPECIALIZATIONS
Powerlifting
Sports-Specific Training
Strength & Conditioning Foundations

CERTIFICATIONS
CPT, National Strength & Conditioning Association
Certified USAPL Powerlifting Coach
Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, Nutritional Therapy Association (in progress)

 

 

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MY VISION

I've worked in multiple hospitals and health care clinics and have seen people suffer from countless preventable diseases. Many of these people become dependent on pharmaceuticals and give up hope of ever living a pain free, drug free life. In 2015 alone, the US spent $3.2 trillion on healthcare costs. I strongly believe that these diseases, such as diabetes, heart disease and obesity can be prevented with a healthy active lifestyle. With so much contradicting information, the majority of people just need someone to guide and motivate through the process. 

MY EXPERIENCE

My fitness journey started back in high school. My first time trying out for the Minnesota rugby All-Star team, the coach told me I was too small to play and sent me home. I took that as a challenge and started hitting the gym where my obsession with health and fitness began. I then attended the University of Minnesota Duluth where I earned a bachelor's in healthcare administration. During my time at UMD I captained the team to multiple National Championships, won MVP of the 2013 National Championship, and was named an All-American.

None of this would have been possible without the hard work and dedication I put in the gym. That lead me to become a certified USAPL powerlifting coach and a certified personal trainer through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. I am also currently working on a program through the Nutritional Therapy Association to become a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner. I joined the fitness industry to help people live a healthy active lifestyle, hit PR's in the gym, and achieve the goals and dreams they have outside the gym.