On July 12, DEF LEPPARD guitarist Phil Collen and his trainer Jean Carrillo will hold the first-ever full speaking engagement seminar plus question-and-answer session for their workout regimen, “Physical Mechanics”, at LaScène Lebourgneuf in Quebec, Canada. Phil and Jean will be speaking about health, fitness, what Phil does to get fit on tour and off, and what “Physical Mechanics” is all about.
Tickets for the event, including a VIP cocktail reception with Phil and Jean, are available here.
At nearly 56 years old, Collen is a prime example of the “no-excuse” rule when it comes to being active, fit and healthy.
As a rock and roll guitarist in an internationally successful rock band, Collen didn’t start out as a health and fitness enthusiast. After years of playing hard, partying hard, and leading a self-described “very unhealthy lifestyle,” Phil decided to make a change. In his early thirties Collen decided to quit drinking and partying. His live-saving conversion came just before his DEF LEPPARD bandmate and “terror twin” of the party scene, Steve Clark, died of a prescription drug and alcohol overdose in early 1991. Inspired to lead a healthier lifestyle, the sober Collen no longer needed to “recover” each day from the previous night’s debauchery, and instead found himself with numerous free hours in his day. Collen began exercising, running to start, and later taking up the martial art of Muay Thai kick boxing.
Collen began training in the martial art of Muay Thai kick boxing with Carrillo eight years ago and now both men, vegetarians as well, believe in bringing their positive experience to the masses.