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fabian patterson

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Hi, my name is Fabian, and I’ve been a Certified Personal Trainer since 2014. But, my love and passion for fitness started in 2010 following a suicide attempt.

At the time, I was a soldier in the United States Army and had just came back from my second combat deployment from Iraq. I didn’t know it at the time, but I was suffering from severe PTSD. This wasn’t evident until it was almost too late. It wasn’t evident until late one evening I came close to slitting my wrist, but my daughter walked in, I started playing with her and that prevented me from going through with it. 

The next day after work I decided not to go home, because I feared following through with it. Instead, I found myself in a gym, and after two hours of working out I walked out feeling like I mattered. I walked out knowing I wanted to live. It was then I realized the power fitness has to improve not only physical health, but mental and emotional health as well. This is why I am so passionate about teaching my clients how to use fitness to improve their mental, emotional and physical health.

Fitness has been the anchor and has kept me grounded since I started in 2010 following my failed suicide attempt. It’s a constant reminder that life is beautiful, it’s the thing I rely on for strength, to always remind me that I have exactly what it takes to do and be whatever and whomever I chose, and or desire. There is no doubt that the love and passion I have for fitness and my business comes from this, and it’s this love and passion I bring to each training session with my clients. 

Three years after my suicide attempt I took my love and passion for fitness one step further when I earned  a Personal Training & Nutrition Certification from the American Council on Exercise (ACE). I’m also CPR and First Aid qualified – a qualification I earned from the American Heart Association. Currently, I’m attending Chaminade University in pursuit of a Psychology degree. A degree I plan to incorporate into fitness, because all my years in fitness taught me that everything starts within the mind. Therefore, it only makes sense to adapt a psychological approach to fitness.

how we

started...

After my suicide attempt and spending three years on my own fitness journey I realized helping other improve their mental, emotional and physical health is something I’m passionate about, and it’s something I want to do for the rest of my life. As a result, I started Change iz Fitness. A Personal Training service business that combines fitness and psychology to help clients “Be Their Change.”

CHANGE IZ FITNESS FOUR PILLARS OF TRAINING

Our four pillars of training is the foundational basis for which training is developed. Individually each method represent a specific aspect of fitness, however together they are significant. This training model was developed by Fabian and has become the standard for Change iz Fitness.

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consistency

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repetition

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passion.

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