Owner & Head Coach

Phil Gothard



OPEX Program Design L2

USAW Sports Performance Coach

Eat To Perform Certified

Precision Nutrition L1

CrossFit Level 2 (CF-L2) Certification Course

CrossFit Endurance Certification Course

CrossFit Movement and Mobility Trainer Course

Bachelor of Business

Master of Applied Leadership and Management


Meet Phil

Since Phil’s 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 relative to the demands of the job. As a result of his passion in the strength and conditioning industry, he decided to return to the US and 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—managing a business that facilitates his expert staff in their efforts to change 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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