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Fitness center, private trainer in Saigon (Vn): Core Fitness - Biography

biography1About Patrick Nguyen:

Patrick has always had a passion for sports. The foundation of his obsession for Health & Fitness stems from his early participation in various martial arts. Patrick has been a devoted practitioner / student of the following disciplines: the Vietnamese Martial Art Vovinam, Muay Thai, Kyokushin Karate, Tae Kwon Do,Kick-Boxing and Brazilian Jiu-jitsu.

Since embarking on his career in 1997, Patrick has been a dedicated instructor and trainer in the fitness industry. He brings this wealth of experience and knowledge to all of his clients and has been a Personal Fitness Instructor for:

* The world famous Gold's Gym in Venice, California

* Inoki Dojo in Santa Monica

* Distinguished private clients in Malibu and Beverly Hills, California



Patrick has worked with many professional athletes, providing Fitness & Strength Programs that have enhanced their overall conditioning, flexibility and agility. Some National Football League (NFL) players he has worked with are:

  • Quentin Coryatt, Indianapolis Colts / Dallas Cowboys
  • Johnnie Morton, Detroit Lions / Kansas City Chiefs / San Francisco 49ers
  • Willie McGinest, New England Patriots / Cleveland Browns
  • Roman Phifer, New England Patriots, New York Jets, St. Louis Rams, and New York Giants
  • Darrell Russell, Oakland Raiders / Washington Redskins

Patrick provided custom Training Programs to enhance flexibility for the following Boxers:

  • VitaliKlitschko: Current WBO World Heavyweight Boxing Champion
  • WladimirKlitschko: IBF, IBO, WBO & Ring Magazine World Boxing Champion

Patrick has provided specially tailored Training Programs focusing on Muay Thai, Strength and Conditioning for the following Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) Fighters:

  • Francisco “Chico” Bueno
  • Wallid Ismail
  • Savant Young

Patrick has also delivered specialized Fitness Programs for a broad spectrum of reputable clients; from top celebrities training for action movies to corporate clients who simply want to get fit:

  • Michelle Candice: WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment) Champion and Diva
  • Bruce "Its Time" Buffer: The Voice of the Octagon. Professional ring announcer for the Ultimate Fight Championships (UFC)
  • Johnny Tri Nguyen: Vietnam's leading male action moviestar. Johnny has starred infilms such as The Rebel, Tom Yum Goong (OngBak 2) and Clash (Bay Rong)
  • Ngo Thanh Van: Vietnam's leading Female actress, singer, dancer and model. Among Van's film credits are: Saigon Love Story, The Rebel and Clash (‘Bay Rong’)
  • Vietnam Artist Agency (VAA): One of Vietnam's Top Talent Agencies. VAA represents some of Vietnam's most influential Film and Music personalities. Patrick is in charge of providing Fitness & Health guidance to some of VAA's biggest and brightest stars

Now in Vietnam to be closer to his 'roots', Patrick is currently Head Fitness Instructor for Star Fitness, the top fitness center in HCMC, teaching Personal Trainers to train their clients more effectively. He also provides kickboxing training there for group and private lessons, as well as coaching weekly Brazilian Jiu-jitsu classes.

Experience and Qualifications:

  • NASM Certified Trainer (National Academy of Sports Medicine)newspaper_thumb2newspaper_thumb2
  • Certified CrossFit Trainer L1
  • Certified CrossFit Gymnastics Trainer
  • Movements screen and corrective exercises Trainer L1 and L2
  • Rehab Trainer (under Ulrik Larsen APA Sports Physiotherapist)
  • Currently pursuing certification in Precision Nutrition
  • Registered Yoga Teacher with the Global Yoga Alliance
  • Completed Intensive Teacher Training: Program of Therapeutics & Injury Recovery (50 hours)
  • Completed Yoga Teacher Training Course with Green Path Yoga (200 hours)
  • Completed Yoga Teacher Training Course with Yogaworks (200 hours)
  • Completed Yoga Teacher Training Course with Sivananda (200 hours)
  • Completed the Vippassana Meditation Level 1 Course in Bodh Gaya, India
  • Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do (2nd Dan)
  • Brazilian Jiu-jitsu Brown Belt (under Renato Magno – Street Sports Jiu-Jitsu Academy)
  • More than 10 years of training at the highest level in Kickboxing, Kyokushin Karate andMuayThai.
  • 2 years as Martial Arts Instructor in Han-Mi Martial Arts Center, Hawaii
  • 10 years as a Fitness Trainer and Kickboxing Instructor at Gold's Gym, Hampton Drive, Venice, California
  • ‘Saigon Jiu-jitsu Club’ Team Instructor
  • Head Fitness Instructor at Star Fitness (2008-2011), Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Promoting fitness and a healthy lifestyle has been Patrick's passion since becoming a professional instructor in 1997. Whether your goal is to complete a 10K race, participate in a triathlon or to simply feel better about yourself, Patrick will cater to your requirements and provide you with the motivation and guidance that you need.


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