Hi. I'm Patrick Henigan.
I am a nationally certified and published personal trainer. I am one of the owners and the lead trainer at jacksonville fitness academy.
From Drug Addict to Expert Personal Trainer
I view fitness differently than most other trainers, because my path to fitness was much different. From my late teens to mid 20s I was an opiate addict. I was scrawny, unhealthy and unhappy. Through vigorous physical and spiritual discipline I transformed my body, my mind and my life. I learned to push myself so I could live my life to its full potential.
change your life
I know there are tons of people who feel the way I felt. They feel lost, unhappy and do not like themselves. They could have a drug problem, a health problem, a self-control problem or be in a bad situation.
Developing discipline and a hearty work ethic in the gym can make anyone’s life better.
Physical fitness can change who you are as a person. It can give you the mental strength needed to overcome any obstacle. The act of pushing your body teaches you how to be comfortable in an uncomfortable situation. That trait will make every other part of your life better.
I've also been a consulting expert in national publications like Reader's Digest, Shape Magazine, and Skinnymom. As well as being a regular guest for local magazine Buzz. Here I am doing a decent job not embarrassing myself.
I know that you are different and unique. Your training should reflect that. I will provide you with all the tools, experience, and knowledge you need to reach your goals.