MEET THE CREATOR
Phil was raised in Cleveland, Ohio. He grew up playing sports and was a natural athlete, but he chose a different path.
He stumbled onto his love of fitness by accident when he started his own fitness journey to transform his own body and to combat his depression. Phil became a certified personal trainer in 2008 at Cater 2 U Fitness Center and later entered the world of bodybuilding in 2009-2011.
Phil’s love for fitness continued to grow, as well as his trials and tribulations.
In March 2013, Phil stepped out on faith and opened his own gym, Naturally Gifted Fitness Center located in Cleveland Heights, OH. This is where the idea for Xtreme Hip Hop was born. Members of the gym wanted a step class, but he couldn’t keep a step instructor. Phil decided to embark on the journey of teaching the step class himself, but his first order of business was to find music that motivated him to move, and that’s exactly what he did.
Phil’s step class was a hit. As word traveled and popularity for the class grew, Phil received numerous requests to bring his class everywhere. In 2014 Phil began traveling the U.S. doing masterclasses to the nation and Xtreme Hip Hop with Phil became an official movement.
Along his fitness journey, Phil discovered his passion is helping others reach their health and wellness goals and that’s the love and dedication that he continues to share with the world through fitness and his Xtreme brand.
2020 – YouTube “over 100,000 subscribers”
2019 – City of Atlanta “Key to the City”
2018 - M.I.C. Awards of Greater Cleveland “Most Influential Coach, Mentor and Leader”
2017 – Ohio Kings O.E.A. “Businessman of the Year
2015 – Dawson Foundation “True Cycle Breaker”
2013 – Every King Deserves a Throne “Ohio’s Best Personal Trainer”
2020: The Trilogy
2019: Xtreme Beginners
2018: Xtreme Boyz
2018: Xtreme Burn II
2017: Xtreme Hip Hop the Sequel
2016: Xtreme Burn
2015: Xtreme Hip Hop