Although alumnus Robert Reames, ’82, worked in telecommunications after graduation, life eventually took him in a different direction. Today with more than 20 years of experience in health, fitness, nutrition, and wellness, Reames works with Phil McGraw, better known as “Dr. Phil,” a psychologist and host of the popular Dr. Phil Show.

“My background in show business began years ago, and my expertise in fitness and nutrition have come together years later,” Reames said. “All my training has set me up for the world I’m in now.”

Initially, Reames was referred to Dr. Phil and his wife, Robin, as their personal trainer. When the show’s second season began, Dr. Phil asked Reames to head up the fitness segment. Reames is now the chief fitness consultant and trainer for Dr. Phil’s Ultimate Weight Loss Challenge and about to begin his fourth season on the Dr. Phil Show.

Reames also has a full-service fitness training and consultation company and recently published a book.