Testimonials


Waleed Samaha, Head Basketball Coach, Huron High School
Coach P has done a great job with our team. He takes time to teach proper technique and brings great energy to weight room setting. Our players respect him and work hard for him. They know he will help them to develop the necessary physical skills to take onto the floor.

Luciana A.
My experience working out with Rusty Barbell has been phenomenal. Phil is super motivating and keeps me accountable for every workout I try to skip. My workouts are personalized to my needs and exceed all expectations!

Shelby H.
I have had a great experience working with Phil at rusty barbell. Phil works with me to design a program to meet my needs. I am getting married in October and Phil has developed a “sweating for the wedding” program. I will be extra confident on my wedding day now that I’m all toned up! I really appreciate the communication that I have with Phil. He always asks how I’m feeling before programming my workouts. Thanks so much rusty barbell!

Valerie M.
Phil strikes the perfect balance between encouragement, humor and demanding hard work to get you results! I was able to see changes within our first three workouts and am very happy with the results so far. Highly recommend!

Derek R.
I have had the opportunity over the years to work with Phil on and off a few times. As my life started changing and I got busier Phil worked with me to accommodate my sporadic and often inconsistent workout schedule. Although I do not currently work out with Phil, or at all for that matter, when I start getting back into a routine I will not hesitate to reach out and start working with him again.

Mike C.
Phil has worked with me to set realistic goals in my fitness and continues to work with me to improve. His coaching style makes him very approachable and makes me want to succeed. The best part about working with Phil is that he is always willing to provide an additional demonstration of a technique, if needed, and he will always explain what the goals and expectations are for each exercise. He has even provided me suggestions for activities to work on outside of my personal training sessions. I would recommend Phil to anyone who is looking for a coach or personal trainer.

Kelley F.
Phil is the real deal. He provides a 360 lifestyle change including review and discussion of food logs, check-in’s with clients after a tough session to see how you’re feeling, and he always asks how your day went! He offers all this PLUS extremely well-designed workouts to improve your overall fitness needs whether you want to build muscle, get lean, improve your cardiovascular system, or all three. His workout sessions are varied and fun. Phil’s got a talent for motivating his clients thru challenging exercises and this is just what this 48 yo female was looking for! I highly recommend him. His physiology knowledge base is infinite. Phil is the real deal. He provides a 360 lifestyle change including review and discussion of food logs, check-in’s with clients after a tough session to see how you’re feeling, and he always asks how your day went! He offers all this PLUS extremely well-designed workouts to improve your overall fitness needs whether you want to build muscle, get lean, improve your cardiovascular system, or all three. His workout sessions are varied and fun. Phil’s got a talent for motivating his clients thru challenging exercises and this is just what this 48 yo female was looking for! I highly recommend him. His physiology knowledge base is infinite.

Lauren H.
With so many fitness programs and trainers saturating the fitness market it’s hard to know what program will work and what trainer will be committed to you and your goals. Phil (the owner of Rusty Barbell) is all of those things. He deeply cares for his clients and makes sure each program is tailored to each client’s wants. I’ve been working with Phil for a little bit over a year now and I can say with confidence that he is one of the most talented, hard working and dedicated coaches I’ve ever come across. He truly cares about the relationships he has with people he coaches and it shows in his daily communication and insight. Lastly, he is realistic about the workouts he programs in order to make sure he is making them challenging while also ensuring you don’t get injured or pushing yourself past discomfort. I recommend Phil and his programming to anyone wanting to make progress/get fit while being able to work with a wonderful trainer.

Barbara S.
Frustrated with the same old workouts with little to no results? Then it may be time for you to join the Rusty Barbell team. I am a female in my mid-40’s and have been physically active and involved with different programs throughout my life. However, in the past year, I noticed a lack of energy and have struggled to maintain overall health and fitness. BUT NOT THIS YEAR! I began training with Rusty Barbell in early July 2017 and the results have EXCEEDED my expectations. Coach Phil took the time to understand my goals and limitations and develop a program based upon my needs. Training programs are multi-faceted and include diet, supplements do’s and don’ts, online seminars and endless encouragement. If you are ready to take it to the next level I strongly recommend Rusty Barbell to achieve your goals!

David B.
I have been training with Phil for nearly a year now. Phil is an excellent trainer. He listens well in order to understand my problems and objectives, and prepares the workout accordingly. He has a large repertoire of exercise, which keeps the workout interesting. He’s very good at giving observations of, and suggestions to, my posture.

Cheyenne A.
Phil is awesome. He gave me a personalized workout and meal plan. He takes the time to check in with you every single day which really helped me stay on track. He’s super professional and knows what he’s doing. Great guy to work with.

Namita H.
Highly recommended! – I have been training with Phil for close to a year now. As a trainer, Phil is very motivating and pushes you just enough towards achieving new and realistic goals. Coach P’s routines strike the perfect balance between a fun and tough workout. They are dynamic, with a variety of movements so you never get bored. Phil is also excellent with understanding muscular injuries and helps with recovery and strengthening of tissue. I’m especially appreciative of how accommodating he has been with any changes in scheduling. Thank you for helping me get this strong, Phil!

Sarah M.
I have been working out with Phil for about a month now. Right from the beginning, he recognized my needs, and has helped me work towards my goals. He does not push me to the point of injury, but instead just enough to help me grow and gain confidence in my abilities and potential. He is also encouraging and understanding, which is important in this setting! I’d recommend him to my closest friend or family member!

G.M.
Phil is fantastic. I’ve been involved with trainers and athletes for over 30 years. Phil knows what he’s doing and takes each client’s needs into account. When he worked with my family of 4 daughters and myself he tweaked each session to meet all of our needs and strengths. I give Phil 👍👍👍👍👍

J.C.
I got much stronger and built up a lot of muscle for ice hockey I am a Varsity Hockey player at a New England prep school. Phil makes working out enjoyable.

J.P.
I was provided not only with great service but very very knowledgeable information. Phil was able to answer every question that I asked in a way that was simple enough for me to understand. I cannot give enough praise to describe such an excellent experience.

T.D.
Phil is a great trainer! He is very knowledgeable in both diet and exercises. He keeps me motivated and checks on my progress daily. He motivates me to be my best at all times. Couldn’t do it without him!!!

Darrell J.
Phil, the owner, is a great trainer! He knows anything there is too know about strength and conditioning training, and will definitely help you achieve your fitness goals.