Philip Hitchcock, now a certified transformation specialist

I am pleased to announce that in addition to being a Certified Personal Trainer, I am now a Certified Transformation Specialist! Your wellness journey is physical, mental, and emotional. Along with helping you achieve your physical goals, I can now help you understand your emotional behavior as it relates to your well being, and help you develop and strengthen commitment strategies to ensure long term commitment and success.

Research suggests that roughly 80% of people who shed a significant portion of their body fat will not maintain that degree of weight loss for 12 months. Understand why you overeat, why your exercise program gets sabotaged and why you have such a hard time keeping your resolutions. Then develop and strengthen a blueprint to decrease unwanted behavior and increase desirable behavior. Experience long term success that we can build upon together.

. Certified Personal Trainer
. Certified Transformation Specialist (Life Coach)
. Certified CPR/ AED/ First Aid

. Fitness After 40
. Resistance Training
. Weight Loss

St. Louis Magazine cover

Extending a huge thank you to Jeannette Cooperman of ST. LOUIS MAGAZINE for the outstanding profile she wrote on me and my personal training philosophy! I lover her wordsmithing! Cooperman writes, “All that poundage doesn’t interest me; I’d rather lift spirits than iron. What’s intriguing is watching an artist use his aesthetic sense to train form. And watching a man who radiates energy, health, and strength—but makes a point of saying he’s been sober for a long time—uses relentless honesty to change his clients’ bad habits.”

Read the article.

I’m thrilled to make the cover of OUTinSTL Magazine! Patrick Collins has written an informative and playful story for my cover feature in which he writes, “Hitchcock … is not merely in great shape for a guy who’s turning 50 this summer. He’s in great shape, period. With a full head of hair, sparkling eyes and an easy smile, Hitchcock brings the ideal body to life: broad shoulders, a narrow waist, killer abs and arms fortified with muscles (and adorned with lots of ink). As a certified professional trainer at Muscle Up Gym in Clayton, he helps a diverse group of clients work toward their physical ideals. His sweet spot, however, is squarely in daddy territory: fitness after 40.”

Read the article here.

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Phillip Hitchcock Trainer extraordinaire

Hitchcock Fitness Hosts Open House at Muscle-Up Gym
Saturday March 24, 2018, from 7-9PM.

Sculptor and gallerist Philip Hitchcock is best known for creating life-size figurative sculptures for galleries and museums. After ending his seven year tenure as owner and director of PHD Gallery in 2014, the artist turned exercise guru transformed thirty years of personal weight training experience into “Hitchcock Fitness.” He now brings the same aesthetic and artistic sensibility to Personal Fitness Training that he brought to creating his life-size bronze statues. Utilizing a proficient and demonstrated ability in designing and monitoring exercise programs based on client needs, goals, abilities, and anatomy, he dispenses useful, tactful, and safe advice to individuals regarding their fitness program, diet, and related equipment. Hitchcock specializes in resistance training, weight loss, and “Fitness after Forty.”

Hitchcock Fitness will host an open house at Muscle Up Gym in Clayton on Saturday, March 24, 2018 from 7-9 PM. Meet the trainer first hand, talk to his clients, and tour the workout facilities. Free blood pressure screenings and healthy refreshments will be offered. Muscle Up Gym is located at 7622 Wydown, Clayton, MO 63105.


PHILIP HITCHCOCK holds a B.A. from UCLA (University of California Los Angeles)
and is certified in Personal Training through ISSA (International Sports Science Association) He is CPR/ AED certified and specializes in resistance training, weight loss, and “Fitness over 40”

MUSCLE UP GYM in Clayton features over 3000 square feet of workout space spread over two stories and boasts over 50 pieces of state of the art equipment.
7622 Wydown Blvd, Clayton, MO 63105

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March 26, 2017

Summer is just around the corner…! Let me help you lose 1-3 pounds per week through sensible nutrition and resistance training.

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Hitchcock Fitness offers in-depth training to strengthen and sculpt your core.


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