It's time to get serious about leveling up! The Level Grind is my personal journey towards building a foundation of fitness for my life. I've been working out steadily for a couple years now, and now I'm in the middle of a fitness program called Crush 60 - so now I'm getting started with lifting, and learning to take my fitness life to the next level!

I want to be as healthy as possible and I'm focused on purely natural, clean eating, and functional training methods. I ALSO want to look damn good, and I use my favorite game characters as inspiration (although some of them are more realistic goals than others - I'm looking at you, Gears of War).

I've also started a YouTube channel where I talk fitness, health, and general geekiness, and you can find me on Instagram, Tumblr, and Twitter @matadorphilip! Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you enjoy the journey.