Hi my name is Patryk Balecki I’m 23 years old. I’m originally Polish but have been living in Ireland for the past 14 years. My first journey with health and fitness began when I was 16 years old and one of my friends brought me to a gym in Ballincollig. Before that my preferred physical activity was playing soccer since a young age but once the gym was introduced to me I knew there and then that my real passion was for health and fitness. Growing up being a shy kid that was always afraid to speak up even in a small crowd joining a gym allowed me to grow as a person both mentally and physically in a really small space of time. Seeing the change that working out and eating a healthy diet had made on me made me realize that becoming a personal trainer was what I want to do as my career as I wanted to help others change their lives for the better and grow both mentally and physically as I did.
Even though my life has revolved around health and fitness since the age of 16 it has never been a straight road of always training and having a perfect diet even though I went through phases of being overly obsessive with my training and food and then competing in a bodybuilding show and going through weeks on weeks of strict dieting to then partying for a whole year and not once stepping a foot in the gym , I have always found myself coming back to the gym and healthy eating because it always benefited my life in a positive way which then transferred to other parts of my life and allowed me to better myself that little bit each time.
Even though I have only been working as a personal trainer for a year I feel it’s all those years I have spent going through trial and error myself allow me to tackle my clients problems from every angle possible. No matter if it’s bad time management, poor eating habits or lack of knowledge on health and fitness I try and find and solution each time to help them achieve their goals and improve their health and fitness journey as I also continue to improve mine.
Patryk is based in F1T Ballincollig – call us on 0876619275 to get booked in for PT / Classes with him!