William Nathaniel Phillips or Bill Phillips is the American author of the book “Body For Life: 12 Weeks To Mental and Physical Strength.” He also wrote, “Eating For Life” and was once the editor of Muscle Media magazine, as well as the former CEO of the nutritional supplement company, EAS. He also made a promotional movie called “Body of Work” along with his brother Shawn. In June of 2010, he released his most recent publication, “Transformation: The Mindset You Need, The Body You Want, The Life You Deserve.” Phillips, born in September of 1964, grew up in Golden, Colorado where he lived with his mother and father, Bill and Suzanne, his sister, Shelley and his brother, Shawn. In 1982, Phillips started bodybuilding and in 1983 he moved to Southern California and trained at Golds Gym at Venice Beach. After failing to become a bodybuilder, he moved back to Colorado in 1985 and attended classes in Denver at the University of Colorado.
His key areas of studying were exercise physiology and sports nutrition. After this, he began his writing career. In November of 2005, he married Amy Nolen. In 1985, he created a small newsletter called “Mile High Publishing” that taught bodybuilders how to use anabolic steroids. Created in his parents garage, this newsletter was originally called “The Anabolic Reference Update.” Phillips began to work with scientists and doctors in 1991 in order to improve performance-related nutrition products for athletes. In 1992, he moved out of his parents home and changed the name of his newsletter to Muscle Media 2000. In 1996, Phillips acquired EAS or Experimental and Applied Sciences. He promoted many of the companies products through Muscle Media 2000, and he was eventually placed in the forefront of the nutritional supplement industry.
However, in 1997 Phillips changed not only the name of the publication to Muscle Media magazine, but he changed the format as well which caused the failure of the magazine. In 1996, he sold his interest in EAS and concentrated solely on his writing career. In 1999, he released his book, “Body For Life” selling 3 and a half million copies in 24 languages. USA Today named this book one of the top 15 best-selling books of the decade. In 1999, Phillips received the Newnans Own George Award for his outstanding work with EAS. He was also named as one of the 10 most outstanding young Americans by the United States Junior Chamber of Commerce in January of 2000. In 2002, Phillips helped to carry the Olympic torch across the US for the winter Olympics, and he donated $2 million dollars to the Make-A-Wish foundation.