Born in Bristol, England, in 1968, Patrick Dale realized very early that sports and fitness was "his thing" and has devoted almost all of his life to these pursuits.
After studying physical education in college, Patrick began working as a gym instructor and aerobics class teacher before quickly progressing to facility management. He was soon personal training a select group if clients before Personal Training became a recognized job title.
He took a five year break from the Health & Fitness industry to join the Royal Marine Commandos - one of the most elite fighting forces in the world. The Marines have a reputation for "training hard and fighting easy" and Patrick's high level of fitness was tested to the extreme during his service. Patrick saw active duty in many parts of the world including Northern Ireland.
Patrick left the Marines to resume his Health & Fitness career and began teaching other people how to become personal trainers and gym instructors. He now has his own company in Cyprus called Solar Fitness Qualifications which provides courses for those wishing to follow in his footsteps in to the rewarding industry of Health & Fitness.
As a enthusiastic sportsman, Patrick has been involved with and competed in a wide variety of activities including athletics, rugby, rock climbing, weightlifting, bodybuilding, triathlon, martial arts, trampolining and gymnastics.
His main areas of interests now are strength and conditioning for improved sports performance, nutrition, fitness psychology and weight management as well as family health and fitness - an area he is very passionate about promoting. Believing that prevention is better than cure, he wants to help people of all ages to get the benefits of a healthy lifestyle and reduce their risk of the common chronic diseases associated with poor nutrition and inactivity.
When not training, researching and writing health & fitness related articles for various international magazines, lecturing, or writing books Patrick enjoys spending his free time reading fiction, taking photographs, watching movies, cooking, walking his two great Danes and making the most of the sunny climate of Cyprus.