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Community Highlights: Meet Patrick Henigan of Jacksonville Fitness Academy

Today we’d like to introduce you to Patrick Henigan.

Hi Patrick, so excited to have you on the platform. So before we get into questions about your work-life, maybe you can bring our readers up to speed on your story and how you got to where you are today?
I am a nationally certified (ACSM, FMS L2) and published personal trainer. I am one of the owners and the lead trainer at Jacksonville Fitness Academy. 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.

I have nearly a decade of experience training people like SNL Cast members, MLS players, and Fortune 500 CEOs but I prefer to bring my brand of pain-free performance training to people just like you. There is a proper way to train that will repair your body, while also pushing it to a higher level.

Alright, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall, and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
Of course, the road hasn’t been smooth. There’s been a lot to deal with, business hurdles, personal hurdles, and family hurdles. The important thing is to take obstacles for what they then take consistent action to overcome them.

Thanks for sharing that. So, maybe next you can tell us a bit more about your business?
We create personalized exercise and nutrition plans so that you can live your best life.

People ask me all the time “What makes you guys different” and the answer is simply that we just care a whole lot more about you than any other gym. And we put that care into every detail of your program- from your actual exercise program to the nutrition coaching and accountability coaching we provide for you while you’re outside the gym.

So if you think about it- what’s your biggest frustration when you’re at the gym? If you’re going to the gym by yourself- it’s that you don’t know how to exercise to reach your goals. You don’t know if you should do cardio, you don’t know if you should lift weights. The truth is that there’s an art and science behind designing workout programs and doing random stuff will not get results.

Our members know this, it’s why we design personalized exercise programs for each member and coach you every step of the way. It’s one less thing you have to worry about in your life- you get to outsource your workout-based stress to us. And we bring you these customized programs and coaching in a really great group atmosphere.

The other biggest frustration is trying to fit into a random group fitness class. I’m sure you’ve been to other gyms where there are 20 people in a class and you’re all expected to do the same workout- even if you have some injuries, even if you’ve never done those movements before, even if you feel uncomfortable. It’s frustrating and it’s confusing.

You won’t have that frustration here. Everything you do here- from your warm-up to your actual workout itself- is built just for you and your goals. You’ll always be sprinting towards your goal, and your dream body because your entire experience is created for you so that you reach your goal. You won’t waste a single minute here.

You get personalized workouts and coaching. Every single workout will be built for you, your schedule, and your goals. That means you’ll never be guessing how many reps you should do, how heavy you should lift, or how far you should push yourself. Our elite coaches will be with you every step of the way, so you always know what you’re doing in the gym. The only thing you have to do is show up with a smile on your face.

Don’t believe me? Here are what some of our amazing members say about training here:

All this is possible with the energy and support of a focused small group. Studies show that it’s easier and more fun to reach your goals when you have the social support of like-minded people. At JaxFit you’re never alone in your quest to reach your fitness goals because our members are like family, we take the time to get to know you so that we can coach you at the highest level possible.

With Semi-Private Training, you’ll get the structure and support to finally reach your goals. You’ll get a kick-ass workout program designed just for you AND the lifestyle and nutrition coaching that will help you overcome the bad habits outside the gym that are holding you back from building your dream body.

You get personalized nutrition coaching so you can LEARN what works best for your body, and how to cut through all the nutrition bullshit on the internet and TV.

You’ll also get our full support when you’re not at the gym. With our exclusive accountability coaching, we’ll make sure that your nutrition and lifestyle are on point, and if it’s not we’ll show you how to course correct. That means that you’ll always know what to do- even when things get hard. We don’t just coach you in the gym.

Whether you want to lose 10 pounds of fat or gain 15 pounds of muscle we will create the perfect program for the unique individual that you are and we’ll coach you, support you and hold you accountable the entire time. We’re not like other gyms because we build our programs around you.

If you had to, what characteristic of yours would you give the most credit to?


  • Training with me on my app is $247/mo
  • 30 Day Trial at Jaxfit is $199
  • Training 1 on 1 with me starts at $1,000/month
  • You can join my Online Inner Circle for only $34.99/mo
  • Our mom’s program is $525 for three months of training and nutrition coaching

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