Doug Sklar

New York, NY 10011

At PhilanthroFIT we aim to bring out the very best in our clients. Likewise, we want to bring out the best in ourselves. That is why we donate a percentage of EVERY service purchased to one of our partner charities.

We believe there is more to training than working hard. Training needs to be smart. We provide educated, results oriented training programs based on sound scientific principles.

We look forward to the opportunity to help you accomplish all of your fitness related goals.

In Good Health,
Doug Sklar (aka Coach Doug)
Owner: PhilanthroFIT, LLC.

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Verified Cert/Training
IDEA Member

About Me


  • Master's Degree, Exercise Science, California University of Pennsylvania
  • BS, Health & Physical Education, University of Delaware

Years Experience


Certifications / Trainings

NSCA - Certified Personal Trainer
NASM - Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES)
TRX - TRX Group Suspension Training Course
TRX - TRX Sports Medicine Suspension Training Course
TRX - TRX Suspension Training Course
FMS - FMS Certification
Pending Verification

CPR Certified

ECSI: Emergency Care and Safety Institute
American Safety and Health Institute

AED Certified

ECSI: Emergency Care and Safety Institute
American Safety and Health Institute

Doug's Locations

Finish Line Physical Therapy

119 West 23rd Street
Suite 304
New York, NY 10011

PhilanthroFit Training, LLC

Within 25.00 miles of 10128 (Mobile Training Radius)

Additional Information


$0.00 / hr, Rates are available on my website:

Payment Methods

Cash, Credit Cards, Personal Checks

Awards & Accomplishments

  • Ironman and 1/2 Ironman triathlon finisher, 14 marathons, 2 ultramarathons, countless adventure races.

Languages Spoken




15 Reviews

5.0 out of 5 Stars

  • by Bobby Houck on Nov 19, 2012

    Very cool concept!

    Response by Doug Sklar on Nov 20, 2012

    Thank you very much Bobby. Always great to hear kind words.
    Just hoping to raise awareness for some very worthwhile organizations while spreading a love of health and fitness.

    Best to you, and thanks again for the encouraging comment.

  • by Kate Hanley on Feb 14, 2012

    For the past few years, my workouts have primarily consisted of running and I did not fully comprehend the importance of strength training until I started working out with Doug. I never did more than run and never got the results that I expected to get from running alone.

    I initially attended Doug’s TRX class after a close friend referred me to his class. I thought I would try it once and then be done. Little did I know that after the first workout I would become hooked!

    My body began to tone up after a few sessions and my arms and abs have become much more defined. I’ve never done the same workout twice in Doug’s class and I sweat like a beast. Doug takes the extra time to ensure you do each move with the proper form and is incredibly patient. As a result of Doug’s TRX class, my running has also improved and I’ve shaved a minute or so off of my per mile average.

    Since Doug’s TRX has been amazing I also enrolled in Doug’s Boot Camp, much like TRX I was addicted after one session and can’t wait to have a rockin bikini body by this summer, I highly recommend Doug and his expertise!

  • by Kathryn Grassel on Jan 23, 2012

    I'm very happy that Doug has helped me expand my horizons in terms of strength training. I have been doing the same exercises at the gym and have not felt that it has been money well spent. He has shown me how to engage my stabilizer muscles and has helped me achieve a more exciting total body workout in the time that it took me to strengthen two muscle groups. He has also helped me integrate running into my weekly workouts more efficiently. Thanks, Doug!

  • by Dr. David Levin on Jan 20, 2012

    Doug has given me by far the best workout I have ever had. His TRX training is amazing. It really gives you the best full body workout but, it doesn't stop there - his knowledge of training on all levels is second to none. I have been practicing as a chiropractor for 12 years and I look for a trainer that has a lot of knowledge of how the body works - his knowledge of physiology with his attention to form is perfect. There are a lot of trainers out there. What I get here is above and beyond anything I had ever experienced. Not only do you get "the best trainer in town" you also feel good about it with part of the proceeds going to help others in need. I would recommend Couch Doug over anyone out there. I have already recommended his training sessions to all of my patients and will continue to do so. I'm looking forward to my next workout. Thanks

  • by Diandra Trautenberg on Jan 20, 2012

    Working with Doug was the best decision I made! I always left sore and felt like I accomplished something. I saw results within a week of working with him. If that's not something to say for the tremendous work he does, not sure what will be. He makes the workout very entertaining too!

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