Fabian Patterson - Trainer, Owner

My fitness journey like so many others was both unplanned and unexpected. In fact, I had no true knowledge about working out, nor was I into fitness before my suicide attempt in late 2010.

I was struggling with PTSD after returning from Iraq (my second deployment), and faced one of the darkest moments of my life – a suicide attempt. I was depressed, but pretended like everything was fine until it caught up with me. But luckily, my daughter intervened on the night I had planned on taking my life. The next day after leaving work I went to the closest gym to pass time, so I wasn’t home alone. It was in this harrowing experience that I found my sanctuary in fitness.

Over the next three years, I immersed myself into fitness watching and reading anything I could get my hands on fitness related. Several years later, I got certified as a Personal Trainer and Nutritionist through ACE, and with the help of a psychologist, I learned to manage my depression and discovered the transformative power of combining fitness with psychology, and it is with this knowledge and experience I choose to help my clients achieve their goals.

A LTTLE MORE ABOUT ME: I’m an island boy at heart. I was born and raised in Jamaica, from there I wound up in America, where I joined and spent over 13 years in the U.S. Army. Which, I can say the values, discipline, and leadership style I currently have came from my years in the military. After completing my service with the military, I enrolled in, and graduated from Chaminade University of Honolulu with a masters degree in mental health psychology, which I’ve incorporated into Change iz Fitness; using it to help clients live happier, stress-free lives. 

By 2015, I was ready to share the revelation with the world. I earned my Personal Training and Nutrition Certification from the American Council on Exercise (ACE) and founded Change iz Fitness. Our mission is simple but impactful: to help people become the architects of their own change through a holistic approach to fitness and mental well-being.

In 2017, I was honorably discharged from the military, closing one chapter and fully committing to another – helping others find the life-changing benefits of a healthy body and mind.
When I’m not in the gym changing lives one squat at a time, you’ll find me hiking, catching the latest flick at the movies, or spending time with my family. These hobbies not only recharge me but also keep me grounded in my mission to make a lasting impact.

So there you have it, my journey from military service to mental health advocacy and fitness entrepreneurship.

Change iz Fitness

Four Pillars of Training



The most important aspect of training, form, is the thin line between result and injury. We also teach our clients how to adapt this pillar to other areas in their life.



The second pillar of the four pillars of training is control, which is the power to influence, direct, manage or move an object. Another critical aspect of fitness, but probably the most important to adapting to lifestyle change, it’s something we emphasize within our community.



Consistency is the third pillar and shouldn’t be confused with repetition, as consistency in training lies within the techniques of exercising with the correct form and control every time, all the time. We find that this is one of the most significant struggles our clients face overall. Therefore, it’s something that we continually monitor and reassess to make sure we find the best way to help our clients implement consistency.



Repetition is the final pillar in our four-pillar training model. At Change iz Fitness, it is the thread that weaves the four pillars together. Repetition creates habit, and habit forms our personality. With our psychology-based training programs, fitness becomes a part of our client’s life – because we tailor their program to their personality.

Our foundational basis for which our training is developed.


Change iz Fitness was established in 2015 as a beacon for transformative health and wellness. The company’s roots are deeply personal, originating from founder Fabian’s own life-altering experience. After surviving a suicide attempt, Fabian discovered the therapeutic power of fitness as a tool for mental and emotional recovery. This realization was not just a personal epiphany but the cornerstone upon which Change iz Fitness was built.
The company’s efficacy was further validated early on when Fabian took under his wing a young soldier struggling to meet the Army’s physical fitness and body fat standards. Within a mere two months of structured, personalized training, the soldier not only passed the fitness test but also met the body composition requirements. This success story served as a pivotal moment, reinforcing the belief that targeted fitness programs can have a profound impact on individual’s lives.
What sets Change iz Fitness apart is its holistic approach to wellness. The programs are not just compilations of exercises but carefully crafted lifestyle change blueprints. Clients are educated on identifying their negative triggers and are provided with strategies to replace these with positive, sustainable habits.
The focus is on long-term change, addressing the unique challenges that busy professionals often face when trying to balance a demanding career with health and wellness goals. The aim is to equip clients with the knowledge and skills they need to make informed decisions about their health, thereby fostering a sustainable lifestyle change.

We are more than fitness—We are your blueprint for a balanced and fulfilling life.

Community is at the heart of who we are!
We are a community
Learn how to get fit and healthy for life, not just a season!
We share and empathize with each other's struggling moments
We are not better, we just understand!
We grow and become stronger together.
The gym is where you learn to become a better version of you!
We share stories, talk, and laugh

Thank You!

Hi Friend,

Thank you for getting in touch with Change iz Fitness! Your message has been received, and we’re excited to connect with you. Whether you’re looking for additional information about our programs or need help starting your fitness journey, we’re here to help.

We usually respond to emails within 48hrs. In the meantime, feel free to explore our blog page for more information or our website for success stories from our amazing clients.

Stay strong, stay motivated, and remember – your fitness goals are within reach!

Be your Change,
The Change iz Fitness Team