Looking to turn fitness passion into lifelong career, IT consultant opens CrossFit gym

PASSIONATE PURSUIT: Phillip Carroll opened the CrossFit Phillipsdale gym in East Providence in March. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
PASSIONATE PURSUIT: Phillip Carroll opened the CrossFit Phillipsdale gym in East Providence in March. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
Fitness has been integral to Phillip Carroll’s life for as long as he can remember. The former high school athlete began weightlifting after joining the U.S. Navy. But he soon found the repetitive, bodybuilding-style workouts boring. A Groupon marked his entry into CrossFit, which combines endurance and high-intensity cardiovascular training, Olympic weightlifting and gymnastics. Since…

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