EPISODE 387: Celebrity Trainer & Founder of Trained by Phil, iFIT Host and Athlete
Episode 387 features Phil Catudal, a renowned Celebrity Trainer with a fitness philosophy centered on accountability, education, and dedication. His empowering approach guides clients to unlock their strengths and achieve optimal health and fitness goals. Through tailored programs and expert nutritional advice, Phil helps individuals create sustainable and enjoyable lifestyles.
Phil Catudal is a renowned Celebrity Trainer with a fitness philosophy centered on accountability, education, and dedication. His empowering approach guides clients to unlock their strengths and achieve optimal health and fitness goals. Through tailored programs and expert nutritional advice, Phil helps individuals create sustainable and enjoyable lifestyles.
Born and raised in Montreal, Quebec, he is a globe-trotting, food and language-loving, serial entrepreneur. Phil is not only a NASM-CPT Hollywood Celebrity Trainer, but also a top MBA honors graduate and Cancer survivor. Above all, he takes pride in being a devoted husband and father of four.
Phil divides his time between personal training in Atlanta, Georgia, and online coaching while providing nutrition and exercise consultations globally. Phil is also a host and athlete on the popular iFit platform. Outside of his health businesses, he enjoys spending time with his family, exploring new languages and recipes, and indulging in his passion for the latest tech.
Sophia is an entrepreneur, former research scientist, and fitness and nutrition coach. Sophia earned her Ph.D. in Entomology from North Carolina State University. She spent years working as a research scientist and enjoyed countless hours with mosquitoes, fruit flies, and their DNA. She has a background in biology, genetic engineering, entomology, and chemistry and is a certified nutrition coach, personal trainer, and CrossFit L1 instructor.
Although Sophia loved her work as a research scientist, in 2021 she made the decision to leave the lab and couple her passion for science with her lifelong passion for exercise and nutrition and founded her own coaching business, Fit By Science.
As the founder and CEO of Fit By Science, Sophia has developed a coaching method that emphasizes the importance of sustainable small daily changes that will yield big results over time. With her clients, she focuses on the importance of prioritizing physical health which will in turn improve mental health and wellbeing. She does not believe in quick fixes, restrictive diets, or any program that suggests you should eliminate exercise or entire food groups to reach your goals.
During her PhD, Sophia would put together workout programming for herself and her office mates and they would head to the gym at the end of a long day in the lab and sweat, talk about failed experiments, and decompress together. The gym has always been a happy place for her and she is passionate about helping others to feel comfortable in the gym with exercise, especially weight training, and get over their gym fears or anxiety. She is helping others make small consistent daily changes that yield big results over time.
Sophia is learning month by month what it takes to become a successful entrepreneur and businesswoman, achieve her wildest dreams, and guide her clients on their health and wellness journey to long-term success.
Tony Horton is the wildly popular creator of the most successful fitness program in America, P90X®. Tony is a world-class motivational speaker and the author of top-selling books “Bring It, Crush It!” and “The Big Picture.” He’s appeared on countless television programs as a fitness and lifestyle expert to promote healthy living through exercise and proper nutrition. Tony’s supplement line, Power Life, is part of his new fitness brand, “Power of 4 by Tony Horton” — a four-part approach to wellness including fitness, supplements, nutrition, and mindfulness.
EPISODE 85: Owner of CrossFit Chalk & Host of Real Chalk Podcast
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Episode 85 features former CrossFit Games Athlete, Owner of CrossFit Chalk, and Host of the Real Chalk Podcast, Ryan Fischer. I was thrilled to have Ryan on the Podcast to share his interesting journey in the Olympics and CrossFit, to creating several successful businesses and living life on his own terms.
I have spent the last 15 years in the fitness industry with the majority of that time being dedicated to functional fitness. In 2010 I trained with the US Olympic Skeleton and Bobsled Teams (Qualifying for Olympic Trials in both sports). I also have been CrossFit Regionals qualifier 7 times. I have made fitness programs for the US Military, large corporations, and several professional athletes around the globe. I host the top fitness podcast on iTunes called, “Real Chalk” and I currently own and operate one of the top CrossFit affiliates in the world – CrossFit CHALK in Orange County, CA.
BS, Exercise Sport Science
BS, Minor, Nutrition
Certified Private Helicopter Pilot
USA Weightlifting Club Coach
USA Weightlifting Sports Performance Coach
CrossFit Level 1
ASEP National Coaching Cert
I’m a passionate guy about what I do. It’s important to me for every single person who meets me to know that without saying anything.In just a few years I went from homeless to a 7 figure business. I legit had nothing I’m from Toms River, NJ and my mom is by far my biggest fan @kimmy73158. I own @crossfitchalk in Orange County, Ca. I have one of the top podcasts in the world for health and fitness called “Real Chalk” on the @shruggedcollective . I also have a YouTube channel “ryanfischer” I originally was a helicopter pilot in Hawaii until I went back to school, moved to Utah, and trained with the Olympic bobsled and skeleton team for 4 years. I qualified for Olympic trials in both sports.
I went to the CrossFit Regionals 7 times and was the first person to threaten to kill a judge for scoring him incorrectly. Actually was kind of a big deal at the time. Again, I’m passionate. I don’t compete anymore because I need a knee replacement on my left knee. I spend all of my time these days creating fitness programs that are one of kind. People from all over the world do them and tag me daily. I legit cry once a month thinking about how all of this happened. I love my fans with all my heart, BUT I do hate stupid questions.
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In my free time, I like to adventure the world in as many ways possible. I’ve hiked some of the worlds biggest mountains, rafted dangerous rivers, ridden my bike hundreds of miles, and I snowboard and surf regularly. I’m kind of a clean freak I’m 32 years old. I always dreamed of living in California. When I’m not working out I always listen to country music. I met my father for the first time when I was 24. We don’t talk, but it’s ok because my mom is all I ever needed and more. My favorite athlete of all time is Steve Prefontaine. I like chick flicks. I’m obsessed with large quantities of meat, backpacks, and getting a good deal. I truly believe that my most valuable assets are my memories, experiences, and friendships.