"My driving passion is helping people of all walks of life take control of their health through the most powerful medicine of all - simple exercise and sensible nutrition. Teaching and encouraging people to make sustainable changes in their lifestyles through the inclusion of accessible fitness activities and easily managed eating habits is the only long-term solution to achieving optimal wellness."
Pat has worked with dozens of area medical professionals, providing medical exercise/post rehabilitation training programs for health conditions ranging from ACL reconstruction to spinal fusions to recovery from a variety of cardiovascular and cancer related illnesses.
Pat has trained hundreds of professional and amateur athletes including members of the Baltimore Orioles and Division 1 to 3 in sports such as basketball, volleyball, golf, tennis, lacrosse, soccer and football. Currently coaching and training for the Baltimore Elite Volleyball Club, Pat has been coaching for over 20 years at area schools including the College of Notre Dame and St. Paul's School for Boys.
Pat's training experience started in 1984 and led to working as a Fitness Director for several years at Brick Bodies, and eventually running his own studio, XcelFit, for over 20 years. Pat's main areas of specialty are: * Sports Performance Training * Medical Exercise Training * Geriatric Fitness and Nutrition Coaching
Certifications: MES: Medical Exercise Specialist through the AAHFRP, American Academy of Health, Fitness and Rehab Professionals *
CCS:* Certified Conditioning Specialist through the NSPA, National Strength Professionals Association *
CPT: *Certified Personal Trainer through ACE - Gold Certified, NESTA - pending,
AAFP Adapted Group Exercise Leader* through the DSA, Disabled Sports Association
CNC: Certified Nutrition Counselor, Precision Nutrition, ISMA - International Sports Medicine Association
IMPACT: Group Exercise certification (Sept 2016)