My name is Patrick Murray, I'm a Health & Fitness Specialist who has worked with the Essex/Hudson County community for the past 9 years, while working as a Fitness Specialist with cancer patients in a Stage III Cardiac Rehabilitation & Diabetes program at Robert Wood Johnson Fitness & Wellness Center. My clients have varied from professional athletes to cancer patients, diabetics, pre/post natal mothers and the senior population. I have always seen each client as an athlete in their own way, no matter their goals. My clients goals become my goals and it becomes a team approach to their success. Workouts could vary for different goals and contraindications, but could include weights, boxing, kettlebells, flexibility, mobility, dynamic core movements; as well as behavior change strategies. I am the 2018 Guiness World Records Holder (most one arm push ups with a 40lb pack)!
* National Personal Training Institute Graduate (600-hours)
* NPTI Certified Nutritional Consultant
* NPTI Certified Sports Performance Specialist
* National Academy of Sports Medicicne CPT
* NASM Youth Training Specialist
* NASM Behavior Change Specialist
* Boxing Specialist
* Kettlebell Specialist
* Cancer Fitness Specialist
* Diabetes Fitness Specialist
* Stage III Cardiac Rehabilitation Specialist
Areas of Expertise
- Weight Loss
- Flexibility and Mobility
- Muscular Definition
- Functional Training
- Sports Performance Training
- Cardiovascular Conditioning
- Stress Reduction
- Corrective Exercise
NCCA Accredited Certifications
NASM Youth Exercise Specialist, NASM Behavioral Change Specialist, NPTI Kettlebells, NPTI Certified Nutritional Consultant, Certified Cancer Exercise Specialist, Muay Thai Kickboxing Instructor, Bariatric Exercise Specialist
Who I Especially Like Working With
Actors, Bariatric, Brides-to-be, Cancer Survivors, Middle-aged, Overweight/ Obese, Peri/Post-menopausal, Post-rehab, Pre/post-natal, Rehab, Seniors, Youth
Medical Conditions Experience
Arthritis, Cancer, Cardiac Rehab, Diabetes, Hypertension
Patrick is a fitness trainer who is very knowledgeable and careful, taking into account a client's condition and needs. I came to him after a series of accidents and injuries over several years that left me weaker and bereft of the fitness I once had. He has provided me with a broad spectrum of stretches, core and resistance exercises that address the need for overall strength and flexibility. After several weeks of training and exercise, I feel stronger and more confident. I am grateful to him for his knowledge and patience, and I would highly recommend him.
I came to Patrick with the challenging goal of improving my golf game by building strength and stamina, while increasing flexibility. His program, custom designed for me, has brought great results. His workouts have given me more confidence in my golf game with a stronger, yet more relaxed swing. I have added almost 20 yards to each club AND improved accuracy. Patrick is very knowledgeable, and together with his personalized approach, he optimizes the results of each workout. I honestly have never felt better!
I started training with Pat after physical therapy for a ruptured Achilles tendon. I look forward to working out with Pat. I’ve lost weight and inches. I’m 53 years old and getting “WOW”s from people seeing my transition. I have difficulty with healthy food choices. Pat’s patience with my struggle and his extensive nutritional knowledge has been so helpful. Working out with Pat was a great decision.
I came to Patrick while recovering from cancer and chemotherapy. At that point in my life I had gained a lot of weight and was always tired. As a military chaplain working with young soldiers, I knew it was imperative for me to return to my pre-cancer body or I would not be effective as a role model to my soldiers. At first I was too tired to work out or even eat properly. One of Patrick’s greatest skills is in motivating people. He texted me to see how my body felt and to make sure I was following the diet. After only a few just a few weeks of sessions, I noticed that my will caught up with need to get back in shape. As time went on, I soon got into a regular routine and now about 5 months later, I have the energy and drive to run and keep up with my soldiers. I would recommend Patrick for behavior change and training as I know I could not get back into shape without some drastic measures and a trainer who cared more about me than the money I paid.