Patrick O’Hanlon

paddy profile new webpagePatrick O’Hanlon has over eighteen years experience in all areas of the Health and Fitness industry. He has worked in the industry since 1997 and started out his career as a coach with the FAI, working with all ages and team development within the sport.

In 1999/2000 Patrick progressed his career and studied the physical and fitness aspects of training and qualified as an ITEC fitness instructor and personal trainer. Since 2000 he has been working full time as a fitness and personal trainer at home and abroad, working and gaining great experience in various gyms, providing well-structured classes, fitness and motivational strategies for many teams, groups and individuals.

In 2003 Patrick took the next step in his career and began working as a fitness tutor and lecturer with ITEC, and is now educating and developing the skills and knowledge for those who wish to have a career within fitness industry. In 2003 he was employed full time as an assistant co-ordinator and ITEC lecturer on a South Dublin and FAS-organised sports project. Patrick led the development of the course and trained up to 50 students each year developing their knowledge and skills, setting high standards ensure they were fully qualified for the sports and fitness industry. The course was very successful and with his support, the majority of students gained employment after the course.

Armed with vast expertise and experience, Patrick made the decision to set up The Fitness Academy, an ITEC Internationally Registered College in 2008. In the Fitness Academy he runs a number of full and part-time health & fitness courses for people who would like to learn more about fitness for their own knowledge or for those who wish to pursue or enhance a career within the health & fitness industry, and achieving the necessary recognised qualifications.

Patrick says “I strive to be the best at my career and the lifestyle I have chosen. I love what I do and I take great pride in passing this attitude on to my students. I personally believe we all need to be proactive in our lives- whether it be our health, our education or our careers. I believe my success within the industry is down to the professionalism, dedication and hard work I have put in over the years.  As I always advise my students – continuous professional development within the industry is the key and I ensure that I follow my advice. My goal is always to provide the best standards with every aspect of the service I provide for my clients.

The Fitness Academy guarantees the gold standard in all the services they provide,  and Patrick himself is a member of the European Register of Exercise Professionals which guarantees you quality assurance and the highest standards of good practice within the profession.

Education & Qualifications:

Working and furthering his education in sports and the fitness industry both nationally and internationally. In the UK and the US he qualified in many Coaching & ITEC Fitness (International Therapy Examination Council) qualifications.


  • ITEC Tutoring Diploma
  • ITEC Gym and Fitness Instructor Diploma
  • ITEC Holistic Massage therapist Diploma
  • ITEC Advanced Personal Trainer Diploma
  • ITEC Exercise and Physical Activity for Children Certificate
  • NCVA Fitness Consultant
  • Spinning Instructor Certificate
  • Kettlebell Instructor Certificate
  • Stability ball instructor Certificate
  • Khai Bo Instructor Certificate
  • Suspension Training Instructor Certificate


  • FAI Coaching Badges
  • UEFA “B” Coaching badge
  • Swim Teacher Ireland Certificate