Man often becomes what he believes himself to be. If I keep on saying to myself that I cannot do a certain thing, it is possible that I may end by really becoming incapable of doing it. On the contrary, if I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning. – Mahatma Gandhi
Pat on the Colorado River at age 58
I am Pat Abbott owner of Infinity Fitness, a company dedicated to helping you achieve your optimal wellness and to become your best self. I have over 38 year experience as a psychologist assisting clients to achieve emotional and psychological wellness. I have also always been interested in my own physical fitness, and in 2010 returned to school and completed a degree in Strength, Nutrition, and Personal Training and a Master of Science degree in Exercise and Wellness (Healthy Aging). In addition to being a Licensed Psychologist, I am certified by the American College of Sports Medicine as a Personal Trainer and Exercise Physiologist. I am also a Certified Health and Wellness Coach. I have five years experience as a personal trainer and group fitness instructor.
I believe in your ability to make the changes that will help you achieve your health, wellness, and fitness goals. As a wellness coach, psychologist, and personal trainer I believe that I have a unique set of skills that can assist you in formulating your vision for your personal wellness, identifying the challenges, strengths, and supports along the path to your goals, and the skills to assist you in formulating the plan that is right for you.
I have had a long, successful career in the mental health field. In terms of my personal fitness experiences, my biggest achievements have been qualifying for and completing the Boston Marathon, completing a total of six marathons, rowing a rapid on the Colorado River, and completing over 20 solo multi-day hikes in the Grand Canyon.
ACSM Certified Personal Trainer
ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist (EP-C)
Certified Health and Wellness Coach (Wellcoaches)
Certified Spinning Instructor -- Star 3
AFAA Certified Group Exercise Instructor
AEA Certified Aqua Instructor
First Aid and CPR (BLS) Certifications
M.S., Exercise and Wellness (Healthy Aging), Arizona State University
A.A.S., Strength, Nutrition, and Personal Training, Mesa Community College
Psy.D., Clinical Psychology, Spalding University