Q & A – Get to Know Our Two Newest Trainers: Phil & Jason

What is your Name, Education, and Certifications?

Phil: Philip Lightfoot, Valley Forge Military Academy, Bucks County Community College and Eastern University, Personal Training: I.S.S.A (International, sports, Science, Association)

Jason: Jason Taylor, Bachelors of Science in Exercise Science, Bloomsburg University, Personal Training: I.S.S.A (International, sports, Science, Association)

How did you first get involved in the fitness industry?

Phil: My mother was a certified aerobics and spin fitness instructor for 13 years. She had me active in the gym since I was 2 years old rolling on matts and doing little simple obstacle courses and eating healthy. Growing up watching her teach prompted  me to get in the fitness field.

Jason: I got involved with fitness after my years as a youth and high school athlete. After years of playing sports I felt a void that I need to fill while in college and fell in love with weight training and nutrition. Being undeclared at the time it inspired me to pursue my degree in exercise science where I developed a deep interest in other areas such as corrective exercise and injury prevention, supplementation, athletic performance, and function strength training. After completing my studies at Bloomsburg I was both and intern and full time trainer in both personal training and sports performance settings before coming here to the NAC.

What types of fitness do you specialize in?

Phil: “The sweet science” of boxing Technique and conditioning. Anaerobic strength and endurance functional fitness training, and mitt work.
Jason: Weight loss, strength and conditioning, functional strength, flexibility and stability.


4. What do you like to do in your spare time?

Phil: I like to relax and spend time with friends and family, movies, running, basket ball, and lift on days when I’m not doing cardio.


Jason: Workout, watch movies, enjoy Philadelphia nightlife with friends, spend time out with my parents.


What are your favorite motivational tips?

Phil: “If you can dream it, then you can live it.”

-Zig Ziegler

“If there is no enemy within,

The enemy outside can do you no harm.”

-Tiny Buddha

Jason: Don’t get discouraged and certainly don’t let other discourage you. People can achieve incredible things, don’t think or let anyone else make you believe tha

t you can’t be one of them. Results don’t come overnight, people might not notice them as quickly as you do, but in time with the right plan and dedication they do come and people will notice.

6. Do you have a favorite HIIT workout, or cardio workout you do?

Phil: Tire dead lifts, and sledge hammers, also jumping rope for cardio, timing and foot work.
Jason: Hill sprints on rough terrain and agility ladders. I love short burst sprints for cardio and conditioning, doing them up the hills in the woods behind my house makes them more challenging and also gives a more interesting setting than something like a track. Ladders are always fun for me because there are a million different patterns you can work on.

7. How do you plan to make lives better?

Phil: Boxing/Boxing conditioning is a fun and challenging activity that can be simplified for a beginner and advanced for the elite. Anybody can participate in the sport weather for completion or just for a great workout. The natur

e of it expends a lot of energy that can be therapeutic and stress relieving. I utilize my fitness training with the principals of boxing  to help clients physically with weight management and strength, and mentally with self esteem and confidence .I want to motivate those who need an extra push, and make sure that people get the results they want and need for the better.
Jason: Any way I can with the use of my knowledge. Whether that is helping someone reach their strength or weight loss goals, relieving them of pain, or anything else that can be achieved with fitness.


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