Meet The Coaches

When you sign up for coaching with PHNM Fitness & Nutrition, you can choose from any coach you want to best fit your needs. 

Founder and Director of Performance

Joshua Ortegon

Joshua graduated from Western Michigan University with a Bachelors of Science in Exercise Science.  After graduation, Joshua interned at the world renowned IMG Academies to further his practical application in the field of strength and conditioning.

As a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), Joshua has worked with all populations from professional athletes to general fitness enthusiast in the area of strength and conditioning, nutritional guidance and performance. As a Precision Nutrition Level 1 Coach, Josh has worked with all populations in the area of weight loss, body composition changes and muscle building.

Josh was the co-founder of Athlete's Arena Sports Performance and CrossFit Athlete’s Arena in Irmo, SC for 10 years. In 2016 Josh founded PHNM Brand Fitness & Nutrition and works as the Director of Performance for their online coaching and nutritional consulting business.


Chief Science Officer Mike Wines

Mike graduated from the University of South Carolina with his Bachelors in Exercise Science and Human Performance. He then went on to complete his Masters in Exercise Physiology and Sport Performance at East Tennessee State University (ETSU) while working on-site at the Olympic training facility.

Throughout his career, he has worked with multiple collegiate and professional organizations including EXOS (formerly Athlete’s Performance), ETSU OTS, and the University of South Carolina in which he had the opportunity to assist with player development of the 2010 and 2011 World Series championship teams.

Mike is currently continuing his education with further academic and professional work in the realms of integrative medicine and sleep science. Feel free to connect with him on Facebook or Instagram (@mike.wines).


Coach Gray Gaines

My name is Gray Gaines! Originally from Greenville, SC, I moved down to Columbia to go to the University of South Carolina.  During my years there I studied a variety of classes that took me all around the world.  I graduated with a degree in International Studies and a minor in Sport and Entertainment.

From a young age, I always knew I wanted to make the world a better place — whether it was saving the sharks, fighting poverty and hunger, or enriching lives through sport & music. How about three dream jobs?!  I never knew my life would lead to helping people through fitness. In 2019, I made a serious commitment and got my Personal Training certification and it was into the real world I went. I am currently working towards my strength and conditioning certification, as well as my nutrition certification. I truly love to learn. My philosophy in training is this:  “if I can help you to learn be confident in your strength and to love you, I’ve done my job.”

I teach clients that appearance goals are never the only goal. I want to teach you the appreciation of movement, appreciation of foods that make you feel good, and appreciation of your own capabilities. Happy is the route. Happy is always HEALTHY.