Hi! I’m Patty Soud,

Certified Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor since 2003. I specialize in training individuals to reach specific goals. Weight loss, fat loss, sports specific needs, pain relief, and a better quality of life are the goals for which most people seek my help.

What you can expect from working with me:

It’s vital that exercise never grow dull. I design creative programs that are always super-fresh, effective and functional, meaning they translate directly to your daily needs, whether you play sports, lift boxes or sit in front of a computer. Most importantly, I emphasize fun: I help my clients find new ways to enjoy being physically active every day.

My training focuses on:

  • Using functional exercises
  • Developing core strength
  • Correcting faulty posture
  • Progressing balance with coordination
  • Creating more range of motion
  • Preventing/rehabilitating injuries
  • Relieving pain

My philosophy of whole-body fitness:

Live Healthy – Eat cLean – Be Strong: You only have one body, and one life. The healthier you are, the more you can do, and the better you can do it.

I truly believe that proper nutrition and regular exercise are the two best things you can do for your body; and when put together, this healthy lifestyle is the most natural form of medicine. Our bodies function from the inside out, and it is imperative to “clean house” for the best possible results. I take a very personal approach to exercise and training my clients with careful respect to their bodies.

Professional background:

I’ve done it for myself – and I can show you the way. I graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of North Florida with a Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training and have been certified through the following organizations:

  • ACE – American Council on Exercise
  • ACSM – American College of Sports Medicine
  • AFAA – Aerobics and Fitness Association of America
  • APEX – Certified Fitness Professionals
  • IFPA – International Fitness Professionals Association
  • NCSF – National Council on Strength and Fitness
  • Les Mills International – Certified BodyPump Instructor
  • American Red Cross – First Aid, CPR/AED

In 2010, I was chosen by the local news station WJXX First Coast News as one of Jacksonville’s top 5 personal trainers and featured in the 12-week spring edition of Kick It Up First Coast: Ultimate Family Challenge – the Jacksonville, FL version of NBC’s ‘The Biggest Loser’. I also represent the Jacksonville area for fitness as a community ambassador for lululemon athletica .

Personal background:

I was born in the Philippines and raised in Jacksonville, Florida. For 6 years, I was a cheerleader who loved stunting, dancing, and motivating a crowd. I am now an avid surfer, love to practice yoga, and travel the world with my husband.