Frustrated. Feeling of shape. Eating poorly. I know what it is like. I have been there too. When youâ€™re not motivated to take action in your life, you surrender in old bad habits. Itâ€™s hard to change.
Hi. My name is Patrick Jones... and I am the owner of Reshape By Patrick and Reshape Boot Camp-Greenwich. I have been in the fitness industry since 2002 when I decided that the time had come to take my health and fitness seriously after growing up obese until age 17. I grew up with 4 sisters and 1 brother, and I remember it was a 'race' to get to the dinner table to a large bowl of processed pasta from the local pasta shop. We scarfed down quickly, 'mindlessly' in order to get seconds faster.
They referred to me in high school as 'Fat Pat' and I had only but 1 friend in freshman year. I began taking on new habits and ate 75% of the time in front of the TV and often when bored.
I allowed food to take control my life and I struggled with weight most of my life.
I decide it was time for change. I made every mistake in the book. The Atkins diet, the men's health magazine exercises, 'the old ephedrine', weight gainers, ab stimulator 'belts', low carb dieting. For the first 6 months, I went on a diet, and lose a few pounds. Then I gained them back. So then I went on another diet. I lose a few more pounds. Then I gained them back, plus a few more. So...well, you get the picture. I joined a gym and decided to put together my own fat loss solution. With persistence, consistency and hard work I lost 52 lbs in 6 months that year and went down from 225lbs to 152lbs.
I became certified as a personal trainer in 2004 and in 2005 got licensed as a sports nutritionist. In 2010 I became a yoga teacher studying over 200 hours at Kai Yoga, Greenwich. In 2010 I also completed my Reiki Master, the power of healing. I helped hundreds since then, being able to relate to the pains and struggles of each and every client. In 2005 I wont the â€˜Personal Training Apprentice Huntâ€™ ran by industry leaders Phil Kaplan and Juan Carlos Santana, relocating to Florida to work with the best. In 2008 I ballooned up to 280lbs, 52-inch waist. I was miserable with my self.
I became my own client. I used â€˜excusesâ€™ to tell my self why it was ok to keep gaining weight during my wifes 1st pregnancy with our son Lucas. I guess you could say I became â€˜pregnant dadâ€™ and actually gained more than my wife! I even used the â€˜postâ€™ partum term after my son was born to validate why its ok to gain another 40 lbsâ€¦.and I did! I shot up from 240-280 from March 09â€™ to November 09â€™. Then I looked in the mirror at a hotel room one night on November 19th, 2009 It hit me. I was fat, overweight and feeling terrible knowing I did not remember any of my first sons life to this point. All I can remember was eating tubs of ice cream with a spoon every night and my wife trying to yank it out of my arms.
All I remember were nights pulling into Mcdonalds and then Wendys, and donâ€™t remember holding my son when he was home from the hospital. I made a decision to stop. I was at my bottom, again , but 10 years later. I stopped being in denial and went on my own developed coaching program to strip off the fat safely, and FAST. I lost 100 lbs in less than 6 months. No joke
â€¦it was a real painless process, because of the knowledge I hadâ€¦I just needed self consistency, self accountability and most of all, self love. Now in 2012, I feel amazing. I get to help more people, and more chances to tell my story to inspire others. To save lives, to prevent illness and to change bodies, one at a time. I am now an avid triathlete and have turned my fitness mistakes into a life-long passion. These experiences now allow me to help others shatter their belief system by exposing the fitness truth and empower positive physical change without having them go through the same mistakes I didâ€¦with hope and courage and passion.
Are you for me to help you?
I have shredded thousands of pounds of body fat off clients since 2002, stretching from Hong Kong to New York City to Florida. I have been reshaping bodies through my dedication to what fitness and nutrition does for the body. This includes my own 100lbs transformation in 2009-2010, after losing 100lbs in less than 5 months, without dieting.
I studied Public Health and the University of Nevada, Reno. In 2004, I got certified with several Nationally recognized organizations for Personal Training including National Academy of Sports Medicine, CPT and American Fitness Institute, CPT. In 2005 I discovered something missing from my clients results to achieve ultimate leanest. In summer of 2005, I flew to California and received my Nutrition Licensed with the National Association of Sports Nutrition. Now I can guarentee Fat Loss with ALL my nutrition and fitness programs.
In 2006 I relocated to Florida after being handpicked out of 10,000 personal trainers, winning the '2005 Personal Training Apprentice Hunt' with Fitness Industry-Leaders Phil Kaplan & Juan Carlos Santana. While learning top fat loss methods through 2006-2007, I developed the now revolutionary, 21 Day Reshape Fat Loss Coaching Program, that has shredded hundreds of pounds of body fat off clients all over the world! In 2010 I had the honor to launch a new brand of 'fitness' shoes called Shape Up's, launching the first ever Shape Up Store on 5th avenue, NYC while keeping the fitness brand 'alive!'
As of June 5th, 2011 I have officially completed a 200-hour yoga teacher training and now a yoga teacher! I am currently studying with the NESTA organization and working to complete a life coaching certification by fall 2011. I am very excited to bring my experience and passion of health and fitness to reshape lives across the country!