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Patrick O’Hanlon has over twenty 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.  

Becoming the Tutor

In 2003 he took the next step in his career and of course began working as a tutor and lecturer with ITEC. He is now educating and developing the skills and knowledge for those who indeed wish to have a career within the health & 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.

The setting up of Academy One

Finally armed with vast expertise and also experience, Patrick made the decision to set up Academy One, an ITEC Internationally Registered College in 2008. In Academy One Patrick over the years has developed, planned and delivered a number of full -time /part-time and now eLearning online courses for people who would like to learn more about health, fitness & education for their own knowledge also for those who wish to pursue or enhance a career within the health & fitness industry, and ultimately achieve the necessary recognised qualifications.

Patrick says

“I strive to be the best at my career and the lifestyle I have chosen.  love what I do and also 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 that be our health, our education or our careers. I believe my success within the industry is down to a number of things. From the professionalism, dedication and hard work I have put in over the years. Also 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 Academy One guarantee

To summarize Academy One guarantees the gold standard in all the services they provide. Patrick himself is a member of the European Register of Exercise Professionals. This guarantees you quality assurance and the highest standards of good practice within the profession.


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