fabian patterson


Fabian Patterson was born on the small Caribbean island of Jamaica to mother Anita Warren and father Anthony Patterson. At a young age his father left to the United States of America to seek a better life for him and his siblings. Growing up struggle wasn’t just a word for Fabian, it was constant reality. This remained so until age fifteen when his father was able to file citizenship and moved him to the United States.

Directly after graduating high school he joined the United States Army where he served thirteen years on active duty. A service that encompasses several tours, some stateside and some overseas in combat and non-combat Countries. Close to the end of his thirteen-year military career he experienced a life changing event that not only introduced him to fitness, but was the catalyst and reason for the birth of Change iz Fitness.

As he puts it

“…2010 was a hard year for me. I was fighting battles on all fronts. Dealing with personal issues at home, while struggling with trying to maintain a relationship with my family and how I saw myself – thinking I was a failure while juggling the stressors that came with being in a combat environment. Somehow, I managed to hold it together, but after redeploying home everything crumbled and some how forced me into trying taking my life. Luckily, my daughter’s laughter stopped me. It was then I knew I needed to find a way to get better and without thought or plans the next day I wound up in a gym. Two-hours after I walked out feeling like the weight of the world was lifted off my shoulders.

I slept well that night, but woke up the next morning feeling surrounded by darkness. So, back to the gym I went. This became a thing – a habit – a routine. Honestly, if it wasn’t for my daughter and fitness I wouldn’t be here today and this is why I love and I’m passionate about fitness…”

Fabian’s love and passion for fitness is what inspired him to start Change iz Fitness, a business that is built on the premise that everyone has the ability to be their change.

Besides his military education and training, Fabian has a certification in Personal Training and a Nutrition certification from the American Council on Exercise (ACE), he’s also CPR and First Aid qualified – a qualification he earned from the American Heart Association. Currently he’s in pursuit of a Sports Psychology degree, which he’ll incorporate into his business and fitness training model.

how we


After two years of helping others accomplish their fitness goal(s) I realized that this is something I’m passionate about, it’s something that sets my soul on fire and helping people make healthier – fit choices is something I want to do for the rest of my life. So, as a result I took the time needed to earn my certification as a personal trainer and in 2015 Change iz Fitness was born. 


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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