Certified Chicago Personal Fitness Trainer Biography:
Clint teaching a class for prospective personal trainers
at the University of Illinois at Chicago
Clint Phillips is one of Chicago’s top Personal Fitness Trainers. He began training people as a Sergeant in the U.S. Army. He trained a team of 25 soldiers to break the Fort Gordon post record in a 10K race by over four minutes. Since then he has trained clients for Northwestern University, the University of Illinois at Chicago, the YMCA, the Sergeant’s Program, Cook County Hospital, and in homes throughout Chicago and the North Shore area. He has trained martial artists, professional arm wrestlers, marathon runners, triathletes, and Ballet dancers. He has also trained people with Lupus, Cerebral Palsy, Lipodystrophy, Fibromyalgia, and Diabetes, as well as a group of morbidly obese teenagers (some as heavy as 600 pounds). He has his bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and is certified by the National Strength and Conditioning Association as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (with distinction); and by the American College of Sports Medicine as a Personal Trainer.
Clint has been featured in the following publications
- The Chicago Tribune
- The Chicago Sun Times
- Crain's Chicago Business
- Men's Journal magazine (named Clint one of the best Personal Trainers in the country in 2004 and again in 2005)
- Chicago Health and Beauty magazine
- The Chicago Reader
- The Chicago RedEye
- Windy City Sports
- Personal Fitness Professional
- Mensa Bulletin
Watch for Clint in upcoming issues of Experience Life magazine, The Daily Herald, and IDEA Fitness Journal.
Clint Teaching "Bootcamp Fitness" at
Northwestern University in Evanston
Clint is one of the co-authors of the book Wake Up Shape Up: Live the Life you Love, and has spoken on fitness to the National Electrical Contractor's Association (at their National Convention last year at McCormick Place), to Regina Dominican High School, to the Evanston Bicycle Club, and to Mensa's Regional gathering last October (yes, he's a member). He has taught classes for prospective personal trainers at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and has also taught classes for their Disability Studies Department. Clint has also lectured at Depaul university. He was one of the personal trainers consulted for an article in Essence magazine, and was one of the reviewers of the manuscript for the new book Lose Weight with the Power of One. Clint worked on a book with world famous personal trainer Phil Kaplan (Phil charges $300/hour, so my rates must be a bargain!). The book is titled The Power of Champions, and you can buy it on the products page.