Gabriel Patterson is a fitness trainer from Winnipeg, Canada. Gabriel Patterson makes a point to get to know his clients and their health goals so he can help them visualize and attain their goals. Mr. Patterson emphasizes a healthy diet and lifestyle, bolstered by mindfulness and meditation practices. When he is away from the gym, Gabriel Patterson can be found at a yoga class, cycling or spending time with his friends and family in Toronto.
Tell us about yourself?
I am a certified personal trainer, and I am passionate about health and fitness. I was born in Winnipeg, Canada, and I am currently living and working in Toronto.
What makes you different than other professionals in your field?
There are a lot of fitness trainers in Toronto so it can be hard to differentiate yourself in this profession. With that being said, I make a point to go above and beyond for my clients and build personal relationships. I am different than other personal trainers because I focus not necessarily on numbers on the scale, although that can be important, but how my clients feel and the internal changes they go through as well. I discuss my clients’ goals for mind, and body and help them unite these aspects.
How much potential market share can you achieve in the next 3 years?
I am launching a meal planner and nutrition coaching, and this has been my focus to grow my market share, as I only have so many hours in the day to work with clients one-on-one. My goal is to be able to reach more people and help them achieve their health goals to optimize their health.
What was the most important part of your professional journey?
The most important part of my career journey was when I decided to go out on my own. It has been the most difficult, yet the fulfilling experience of my life thus far. It is very gratifying to work one-on-one with clients, adapt to their style, goals, etc., and see excellent results that they are excited about.
What are the best and worst purchases you’ve ever made?
I recently bought a subscription to an email marketing platform that has been extremely useful for me. I’m at my best when working and connecting with clients, not dealing with administrative tasks, so this lightens my load significantly.
As for the worst purchases, I always experiment with new fitness equipment on the market to see if it will be beneficial for my clients, and some are fads or gimmicks.
What three pieces of advice would you give to college students/new startup business owners who want to become entrepreneurs?
Monitor and measure your progress in your career, but don’t be so critical that you hold yourself back and stifle your growth.
Connect with people on a personal level – it is so essential in our digital age.
Gain some experience in your target profession before making a 100% commitment.
Who has impressed you most with what they’ve accomplished?
I am very interested in self-improvement, and Tony Robbins has impressed me tremendously with what he has accomplished. He empowers so many people through his message.
What drives you to keep going when it’s really tough?
I want to make the world a healthier place, and I seek to provide people with as many tools as possible so they can reach their goals.