Stockton Training Grounds Concentrates on Education, Creating a Plan, & Improving Minds & Bodies
Writer / Alli Donovan
Photographer / Sarah Browning
“Everybody has different goals when going to the gym,” says Phil Stockton, the owner of Stockton Training Grounds. “Everyone has a different idea of what they want to achieve when they get here.”
Stockton Training Grounds is a boutique gym located in Carmel that focuses on attaining and sustaining the progress its members make at the gym. Stockton explains that the gym concentrates on education, creating a plan, and improving minds and bodies.
Stockton has been in the personal training industry for more than 15 years. He saw an opportunity to create a community in Carmel, so in 2020 he took over the gym and created Stockton Training Grounds in order to continue his goal of transforming his members to be the best they can be.
Stockton trains about 20 to 30 clients himself, and he has three additional trainers who have clients as well. He starts his process with a one-on-one conversation with new clients. He evaluates their goals as well as what they desire to get out of their program. He then explains their options for workout plans and pairs them with himself or one of his trainers. Workouts include personal fitness training, boot-camp classes, nutrition coaching, online coaching and more.
“Our clients and our trainers are all around each other all the time,” Stockton says. “It’s a close-knit community. We all get along and it’s a family here.”
All clients start at a baseline workout. This allows the trainer to see what their client is capable of, determine how to reach the goal is, and develop a specific workout based on that. The Stockton Training Grounds team knows that not all bodies are the same, and Stockton explains that the gym focuses on applying workouts that are designed and intentional for the individual, not just a general workout.
Stockton says his favorite part is watching the success of his members. “The best part is it’s a contagious and encouraging environment,” he says. “There are no comparisons, no competitive egos – just genuine encouragement and care for each other as members and friends.”
Stockton Training Grounds is located at 1423 Chase Court in Carmel, IN. For more information, call 317-441-1610 or visit stockton.training.