Head Personal Trainer Phil Despain and His Story On Why He Does What He Does


My name is Phil Despain and I am the head personal trainer. My story is I love to train. I love changing people’s lives and I love to teach people how to succeed.

My story is when I was a kid I looked up to my dad and what he stood for. He would tell me stories about sports and success and it would motivate me to the point to where I knew one day I want to be just like him.

This caused me to sta…rt training at an early age. I was 12 years old when I started training. I ran track and I ran at a very high level.

As I started competing for track and doing races, my teammates would ask me for tips on what to do and I found myself giving them advice and really enjoying the process of helping them.

So after I was done with my track career I got into personal training. Some of the stories I could tell would really be inspirational.

Some of my clients have seen life changing results and I am proud to be able to say that I helped them succeed. An example is,  I had a lady who was 62 years old and scared to death of working out in a gym.

Her family really pushed her to start exercising and take care of herself regardless of her fears. She had type 2 diabetes and very low confidence in herself.

Together we trained and I would comfort her during her sessions and encouraged her that she could succeed. She ended up losing 100 pounds in a year and totally transformed her life.

I was so proud of her and our team effort. That is the REAL reason why I am a personal trainer.

I train my team and staff to be the best and to pay attention to their clients so we can change their lives and the world.

My philosophy in training is you have to know why you want to reach your goals and it should be a why that makes you emotional.

There will be ups and downs in your fitness journey but having that strong why and the effort to follow through will make all of the difference.

I want my kids to look up to me and be proud of their dad and what he does just like I did with my dad.

I wish you luck on your fitness journey and know that if you ever need help with training I am here for you.

To join the Gym at Station Park call 801-934-3975

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