Phillip Adler, Owner & Head Coach
Hey guys, I'm Phillip Adler, Owner of Strength Camp Portland and Lead Strength & Conditioning Coach. I am proud to announce that on August 8, 2017, I became a certified Chek Exercise Coach! I am so excited to apply everything I've learned to help my clients become the strongest versions of themselves!
Here's a little bit more about me. I was born and raised right here in Portland, Oregon. My passion for fitness ignited back when I was 8 years old and my dad signed me up for taekwondo to help me develop discipline and self-confidence. I excelled and was honored to travel to Nepal to compete in an international competition when I was 19. I continue to have a deep love for all martial arts. Practicing martial arts taught me that that discipline and mental fitness are just as important as being physically fit.
I'm no stranger to transformation. In 2015, I challenged myself to 4 months of dieting and training to prep for a Physique Competition, shedding over 40lbs and getting shredded in the process. Lately, however, I've been focusing on living a healthy holistic lifestyle, eating organic whole foods that are full of nutrients, and being as balanced as possible. I've been supplementing my workouts with bioenergetics, meditation, yoga while expanding my knowledge of human physiology and psychology. All of this new knowledge has inspired me to start training like an athlete again. I believe that everyone has an athlete inside of them.
My background in fitness and nutrition runs deep. I served as a Culinary Specialist in the United States Navy, while being the Physical Training Coordinator. The sailors who couldn't pass their PT test were sent to me and it was my job to make sure they passed so they could stay in the Navy. I was chef for a number of years before getting my World Fitness Association (WFA) certification in 2009. I got my National Association of Sports Medicine (NASM) certification in 2012 and my NASM performance enhancement specialist certification in 2015. From 2013 to 2015, I was the strength and conditioning coach for Concordia University's baseball team and NW Star Baseball Academy where I worked with elite athletes of all ages. In 2016, I got certified as a 4 Quadrants Holistic Lifecoach through the Chek Institute and became a Strength Camp Ambassador.
I have been a certified personal trainer for 8 years but honestly feel like I've been doing it my whole life. I realized while teaching taekwondo classes when I was 16 that THIS was what I wanted to do with my life. Being your fitness coach is more than a passion for me, it's a calling. My personal mission is to make the world a better place by helping everyone I work with become the strongest version of themselves. I look forward to meeting you.