ACE Professional Profile

Philip Looney


Philip Looney


(803) 361-4964


I'm on a mission to help you live a healthier, fitter life! My name is Philip Looney and I'm your ACE Certified Personal Trainer. I work with people who want to lose weight, get fit, and make sustainable, realistic lifestyle changes that they can live with. I do this by helping people find a personalized exercise plan that works for their busy schedule, and by using education to empower people to make healthier choices. Now, I wasn't ALWAYS this way. I was never an athlete growing up - I was definitely more interested in reading, playing video games, or watching TV than playing sports. As I got older, this lifestyle continued. I got a job, got married - I was comfortable. Fat and happy! I had an attitude that I would eat whatever I wanted because if you're going to die anyway, you might as well enjoy it. All the fried foods and sweet tea a southern boy could love. This attitude along with a sedentary lifestyle saw me eventually tip the scales at 240+ pounds on a 6 foot frame. Each year, I was moving up a pant size. It all changed for me in 2009, when my doctor told me I was in danger of having to go on blood pressure medicine and that I needed to lose the weight. I made a decision then and there that I was too young to be on blood pressure medicine if I could prevent it. Using a foundation of regular exercise and changes in eating habits, I lost the 40 pounds in about a year. I've kept the weight off ever since. My physicals now show that my blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol, and all other indicators of health are a complete 180 from when I was overweight. Because my friends and family always ask me for help, I became a Certified Personal Trainer so I can use the correct training methods and tools to help the ones I love make these same changes. It hurts me to see people struggle with obesity and the related problems that come with it. Because of my personal experience, I firmly believe physical fitness and healthy living is a

Ace Certifications

Years Certified with Ace

9 Expired

Programs and Rates

Private Personal Training Sessions: $30.00
Group Fitness Sessions: $10.00

Years in the Industry

0-1 years

Areas of Focus

Strength Training
Weight Management

Specialist Programs

Orthopedic Exercise