Born in Canada, Phil has focused on athletics throughout his entire life. Using basketball as a vehicle to fulfill his fitness potential, Phil was a star basketball player at the University of Hawaii and went on to play professionally in Italy for the past 7 years. He has worked with top athletic trainers in the US, Canada and Europe, learning and utilizing many different philosophies and techniques such as: Bio-Feedback, spiritual meditation and breathing, visualization, proper eating, dieting and supplementation as well as countless workout and conditioning methods that have benefited him throughout his college and professional career.
Some personal achievements include: 4 NCAA post seasons, 2 NIT Semi Finals and 2 WAC championships – both of which were followed by 1st round March madness tournaments. He ranks amongst the top ten in scoring and rebounds, and holds the highest single season shooting percentage in UH history. In addition he has also started the most games, and earned the most wins ever – undoubtedly acquiring the name, “Ironman.”
Throughout his career with the NCAA and FIBA, Phil has also worked with athletes at various camps and visited children in schools and hospitals to inspire them to fulfill their hopes and dreams. He wishes to continue to give back to the community as he transitions from professional athlete into the next chapter of his life. He highly regards the opportunity to co-own and operate a fitness facility as an excellent stage to reach out and help others to achieve active living and healthy lifestyles goals.
Phil graduated from the University of Hawaii with a BA in Sociology in 2005. He was drawn to the dynamics of the subject which focuses on demographics, fields of work and activities. Living in Hawaii and traveling abroad for the better part of the last 12 years has allowed him to gain valuable knowledge and insight into understanding a wide variety of cultures, organizations, economics, relationships, and psyche. Encompassing each, will in turn benefit towards running a successful fitness operation here in the islands.
Bryan P. Watkins
I was born and raised in the U.K. My love for health and fitness first began while participating in group sports. I was always encouraged by my family to push and chase after the things I loved and enjoyed. I just so happened to excel at soccer from an early age and into my teens, where my interest for training and how the body works developed.
As I advanced in my quest for knowledge and education in human movement and health, I was fortunate enough to be hired to work at a fitness center in my hometown of Harwich, Essex, England as a fitness consultant at the young age of 17. The center was government-run and funded, and due to its many amenities it drew thousands of people through its doors each day. It proudly featured an all-purpose outdoor training area, fitness room, and Olympic-sized swimming pool.
The diverse range of clientele and the rewarding gratification I received from helping people laid the foundation for a career that has been filled with many wonderful challenges and experiences.
I have worked in three different countries in several health clubs, and ran my own personal training studio before becoming the proud owner of Clark Hatch Fitness Center Honolulu, the only one of 53 Clark Hatch Fitness Centers that is located in the United States.
During this time I have gained valuable insight into the fitness industry and the economics of how fitness centers operate under different circumstances and management styles. I have had many different roles as a leader and coach to my staff and clientele.
All of the roles and responsibilities I have had over the years have had a common thread in that I am helping people through positive change. Whether it be through inspiring my staff or leading by example, the overall theme of my love for this industry is helping people.
I have acquired certifications and specializations as a personal trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine, National Council of Certified Personal Trainers, and Premier Personal Training. I believe that knowledge is power. I have always made it a point to constantly challenge myself with personal and career development.
I am fortunate to have been mentored by such professionals as presentation coach Pam Chambers, who helped enhance my skills as a presenter and speaker; Kathryn Orford, confidence coach and author of Become Your No.1 Fan; many business professionals, board members and executives who have graciously embraced my enthusiasm for helping others.
I have taken my desire for helping others into my local community by joining the Rotary Club of Honolulu. Rotary is an international non-profit philanthropist group that participates in hundreds of local and global service projects. Within my Club I am co-chair of the committee responsible for the successful on-boarding of new members, and part of the membership committee which ensures the longevity of our group.
I am now 31 years of age with many wonderful experiences behind me and many great experiences to look forward to. As I look forward to the future, I hope I am fortunate enough to continue helping people using the strength and knowledge that I have gained along my journey.
I thank you for taking the time to read this, and encourage you to take your next step towards positive change. Believe in yourself. It takes only one step to start forward momentum.