About Me

My name is Phil Mackenzie, a former Professional Rugby Player and the Founder of the LEANSQUAD.

For over 10 years I was fortunate enough to play professional rugby overseas in one of the best leagues in the world, while representing my country in two Rugby World Cups (2011 & 2015).

For over 10 years I was fortunate enough to play professional rugby overseas in one of the best leagues in the world, while representing my country in two Rugby World Cups (2011 & 2015).

I have been passionate about health and fitness for as long as I can remember, but it was during my tenure as a professional athlete that I started to really develop a true understanding and appreciation for really taking care of my body. As a pro athlete, I was surrounded by the best trainers, nutritionists, and sports psychologists in the World. I would constantly pick their brains about different diet plans, exercise programs, training structures, and mental training trying to give myself the biggest competitive edge possible. I would also put their suggestions into practice to see how it worked for MY body, because I knew that what worked for one person might not work for another. After a year or two of asking questions and doing my own research, I became a qualified personal trainer (while still playing) because I wanted to expand my study of the science behind health and fitness instruction.


A lot of people ask me how the LEANSQUAD was started. Back in 2014, I (and 18 of my best friends) were gearing up for my bachelor party in Vegas. They told me they needed to get abs, and they needed to get them FAST. We started a WhatsApp group chat and I called it the LEANSQUAD.

I wrote workout programs and meal plans for each of the guys in the LEANSQUAD group chat. They LOVED it! Many of my friends were bankers, lawyers, and dads, so I knew the workouts had to be short and efficient, while the meals had to be tasty and easy to make. Safe to say everyone got LEAN (and a new set of abs haha), but most importantly everyone LOVED their energy levels and new found confidence! I had multiple guys tell me how much happier they felt each and every day.

Now, as the LEANSQUAD has grown immensely, I love delivering the same personalization to each and every Squadie that I received as a professional athlete! What started as a keen interest and passion, has become a successful online business helping to change the lives of hundreds around the world. It is an extremely rewarding experience to see a Squadie not only transform their body, but also their mood, energy and perception of how to live a healthy life!

Whether you’re a mother (like my wife Brodie), a soon to be bride, a student, a dad (like myself), a young athlete, or a busy business person, my goal is to create a plan tailored to YOU and YOUR LIFE. I truly believe health and fitness CAN and SHOULD be a part of everyone’s life, it’s just finding out HOW TO MAKE IT WORK!

So, with that said, my mission every single day is to wake up, inspire as many people as possible, and create the BEST PROGRAM on the planet to ensure thousands more lives continue to change EVERY. SINGLE. DAY!!