Owner & Head Coach

Phil Gothard



OPEX Program Design L2

USAW Sports Performance Coach

Eat To Perform Certified

Precision Nutrition L1

CrossFit Level 2 Certification Course

CrossFit Endurance Certification Course

CrossFit Movement and Mobility Trainer Course


Meet Phil

Phil Gothard is the owner of CrossFit Dubuque. Since his enlistment in the military at age 18 he has been exposed to many different fitness methodologies. After multiple combat tours with 1st Ranger Battalion, he began contracting for the Department of State as a Diplomatic Security Specialist. Throughout his service in Baghdad while protecting and serving two terms of Ambassadors as well as multiple distinguished visitors, Phil was always looking for new ways to train.  It was roughly at that point in time he discovered CrossFit and began applying those methodologies to himself as well as to members of his team for its functional application to the demands of the job.  He soon decided that his passion for strength and conditioning was outweighing his love for his current profession and decided to come back to his home area to open CrossFit Dubuque with his friend and colleague Mike Thompson.  Since then, Phil’s drive to expand his knowledge base and coaching skills while building the best strength and conditioning facility in the area has only gotten stronger with time, and he couldn’t be happier doing what he does every day—changing other people’s lives for the better the same way his own has improved through fitness.  

Phil can be reached by emailing phil@crossfitdubuque.com

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