Service M.S., Patrick W. | Vita


Inventor and Organizing Member

2009 – Present
Location: Durham, North Carolina

In this role Patrick serves as the Key Contact for organizations such as Military, Law Enforcement, and Schools that are interested in our PEAMS® for the purpose of improving their participants’ pushup training and pushup assessment process. Patrick also works closely with fitness facilities to provide support on how the PEAMS® Push-up Mat can be better used to improve their customers overall exercise experience.

Certified Personal Trainer

UNC Health Care
June 2013 – Present
Location: Chapel Hill, North Carolina | Website

In this part-time role Patrick is responsible for assessing the fitness level and developing/implementing individualized fitness programs for training clients, while providing outstanding customer service. He also facilitates educational programs for members and guests, provide small group fitness training, and collaborate with other departments on programs.  Patrick is also a fitness ambassador for the UNC Wellness Centers.

Patrick’s contributions have included the following:

Everything you need to know about exercise to get started
Developing the Habit of Exercise – A S.M.A.R.T. Approach

Group Classes
Learn How to Exercise Correctly and Get Results
7-Minute GRIND
Partner Fitness
Target Heart Rate and Core Training

Durham Public Library: Developing the Habit of Exercise: A S.M.A.R.T Approach

Award: Patrick was Employee of the Quarter Summer 2015

Evening Education Program Director

April 1999 – Jun 2008 | 9 years 3 months
Location: Butner, North Carolina

In this role Patrick was responsible for developing an innovative evening education program curricula for adolescents in the areas of leisure education, recreation, life skills, social skills, independent living skills and healthful living (health & physical education). He also conducted lessons to adolescents in the area of health and physical education according to North Carolina Standard Course of Study guidelines. To further promote fitness, Patrick researched effective methods of conducting physical fitness training for adolescents and developed a fitness training curriculum that focused on improving muscular strength, muscular endurance, flexibility, cardio-respiratory endurance and body composition. This role also allowed for him the opportunity to supervise one Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist and two Rehabilitation Therapist Staff members who helped to facilitate the evening educational program curriculum. Patrick also participated in interdisciplinary treatment and administrative team meetings.

Licensed Evening Education Teacher/Counselor

September 1997 – Apr 1999 | 1 year 8 months
Location: Butner, North Carolina

In this role Patrick developed a classroom mission statement for his students that significantly helped with classroom behavior management. He also conducted lesson plans and taught special interest groups, Healthful Living and Consumer Economics classes. Patrick also participated in educational and interdisciplinary treatment meetings.  He also supported the  mission of the Exceptional Children Division which is to ensure that students with disabilities develop intellectually, physically, emotionally, and vocationally through the provision of an appropriate individualized education program in the least restrictive environment.

License Areas
Physical Education
Behaviorally and Emotionally Disabled K-12
Health Specialist

Award: American Re Education Teacher Counselor of the Year 1997

Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist

June 1997 – Sep 1997 | 4 months
Location: Butner, North Carolina

In this role Patrick assessed leisure and psycho-social functioning of clients with behavior and emotional disabilities, facilitated goal directed treatment groups, perform the necessary documentation and participated in interdisciplinary treatment team meetings focused on our clients’ treatment plan.

Rehabilitation Therapist

January 1997 – Jun 1997 | 6 months
Location: Butner, North Carolina

In this role Patrick facilitated goal directed treatment and special therapeutic groups for clients with behavior and emotional disabilities, performed documentations of their progress, and participated in interdisciplinary treatment meetings.

Volunteer (Service in the Commnuity)

Urban Ministries of Durham
September 2019 – Present
Location: Durham, North Carolina | Website

Non-profit Urban Ministries of Durham connects poor and homeless neighbors to food, shelter and a future.

Food Pantry Volunteer – Assist clients with food shopping in Pantry including bonus items (if eligible) and restock shelves

Clothing Closet Volunteer – Ensure clothing closet is well stocked before the start of services, provide underwear and socks, count and verify the number of items eligible, record client data on distribution log and client file, give laminated number card to clients who are eligible for food pantry services.  To learn more about the Urban Ministries of Durham, visit here.


North Carolina State University

Add-on Licensure: Special Education BED
December 1999
Location: Raleigh, North Carolina | Website

Attended North Carolina State University for the purpose of taking the necessary graduate level courses, earning the required credit hours and successfully passing the North Carolina Behavioral and Emotional Disabilities licensure exam

Indiana University – Bloomington

Masters Degree: Therapeutic Recreation
December 1996
Location: Bloomington, Indiana | Website

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Award: Equal Opportunity Fellowship, Summer 1996

Service, P. W. (1996). The use of choice for individuals who have severe disabilities. Illuminare, 4, (1), 48-56.

Virginia State University

Bachelor’s degree: Health and Physical Education K-12
May 1995
Location: Petersburg, Virginia | Website

Activities: Delta Psi Kappa Honorary Major Fraternity, 1992, Beta Gamma Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Incorporated1992-1995, Vice President of Student Government Association 1992-1994, Internship with the Honorable Lawrence Douglas Wilder, Governor of Virginia’s Policy office 1993, Kappa Delta Pi International Honorary Society in Education, 1994

Awards: VSU Student of Excellence School of Liberal Arts 1995, Health and Physical Education Academic Achievement Award, 1991, 1993, 1994, 1995, Honor’s College, 1990-91, 1991-92, Deans List, 1990-91, 1991-92, 1993-1994, 1994-1995, Who’s Who among American Universities and College Students, 1994, National Student Government Association Award, 1994, Health and Physical Education Chairperson’s Award, 1995,



3 American College of Sports Medicine – EP-C, CPT, CET,
2 National Academy of Sports Medicine – CES, PES

American College of Sports Medicine – Certified Exercise Physiologist
American College of Sports Medicine – Certified Personal Trainer
American College of Sports Medicine/American Cancer Society – Certified Cancer Exercise Trainer

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National Academy of Sports Medicine – Corrective Exercise Specialist
National Academy of Sports Medicine – Performance Enhancement Specialist

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American Heart Association

Basic Life Support (BLS)


Books (of interest and recommendations by others)

Current Book: Smarter Faster Better: The Transformative Power of Real Productivity by Charles Duhigg

Next Book: The Happy Teacher Habits: 11 Habits of the Happiest, Most Effective Teachers on Earth by Michael Linsin

Books of 2020

03. Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl
02. The Here-and-Now Habit: How Mindfulness Can Help You Break Unhealthy Habits Once and for All by Hugh G. Byrne
01. The Best of Enemies: Race and Redemption in the New South by Osha Gray Davidson

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Books Since 2018:


70. What You Do Is Who You Are: How to Create Your Business Culture by Ben Horowitz
69. Bursts: The Hidden Patterns Behind Everything We Do, from Your E-mail to Bloody Crusades by Albert-Laszlo Barabasi
68. Poor Economics: A Radical Rethinking of How We Fight Global Poverty by Abhijit V. Banerjee & Esther Duflo
67. The Hard Thing About Hard Things by by Ben Horowitz
66. The Gift of Fear: Survival Signals That Protect Us from Violence by Gavin de Becker
65. Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What We See, Think, and Do by Jennifer L. Eberhardt
64. Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done by Larry Bossidy et. al
63. Mini Habits for Weight Loss: Stop Dieting. Form New Habits. Change Your Lifestyle Without Suffering by Stephen Guise
62. Mini Habits: Smaller Habits, Bigger Results by Stephen Guise
61. No Limits: Blow the CAP Off Your Capacity by John C. Maxwell
60. Unlearn: Unlearn: 101 Simple Truths for a Better Life by Humble The Poet
59. Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain by John J. Ratey and Eric Hagerman
58. Resilience: Hard-Won Wisdom for Living a Better Life by Eric Greitens
57. Lifespan: Why We Age—and Why We Don’t Have To by David Sinclair
56. The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari by Robin Sharma
55. Contagious: Why Things Catch On by Jonah Berger
54. Traction: Get a Grip on Your Business by Gino Wickman
53. The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About It by Michael Gerber
52. Positivity: Top-Notch Research Reveals the 3-to-1 Ratio That Will Change Your Life by Barbara Fredrickson
51. Unstoppable Teams: The Four Essential Actions of High-Performance Leadership by Alden Mills
50. Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance by Angela Duckworth
49. The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership: Follow them and People will Follow you by John C. Maxwell
48. The 5 Levels of Leadership by John C. Maxwell
47. Living at the Summit: A Life Plan by Tom Hill
46. Identity Leadership: To Lead Others You Must First Lead Yourself by by Stedman Graham
45. Secrets of Closing the Sale by Zig Ziglar with Kevin Harrington
44. The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Bessel van der Kolk
43. Leading at The Edge: Leadership Lessons from the Extraordinary Saga of Shackleton’s Antarctic Expedition by Dennis Perkins
42. The Big Leap: Conquer Your Hidden Fear and Take Life to the Next Level by Gay Hendricks
41. Developmental Psychology Of The Black Child by Amos Wilson
40. The Innovator’s Dilemma by Clayton M. Christensen
39. Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansing
38. Everything Is F*cked: A Book About Hope by Mark Manson
37. Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones by James Clear
36. How Will You Measure Your Life?: by Clayton M. Christensen
35. Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol S. Dweck
34. The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement by Eliyahu M. Goldratt
33. Every Tool’s A Hammer: Life Is What You Make It by Adam Savage
32. White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo
31. Leadership and Vision: 25 Keys to Motivation (New York Times – Pocket MBA Series) by Ray Aldag
30. The Science of Getting Rich by Wallace D. Wattles
29. You Are a Badass®: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life by Jen Sincero
28. Can’t Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds by David Goggins

27. The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself by Michael A. Singer
26. 7 Strategies for Wealth & Happiness: Power Ideas from America’s Foremost Business Philosopher by Jim Rohn
25. Marcus Garvey and the Vision of Africa by John Henrik Clarke
24. The New Psychology of Achievement by Brian Tracy
23. Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover
22. Principles: Life and Work by Ray Dalio
21. Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand
20. Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup by John Carreyrou
19. Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America by Ibram X. Kendi
18. Flourish: A Visionary New Understanding of Happiness and Well-being by Martin E. P. Seligman
17. Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari
16. Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World by Adam Grant
15. Give and Take: Why Helping Others Drives Our Success by Adam Grant
14. Never Split the Difference: Negotiating as if Your Life Depended on It by Chris Voss with Tahl Raz
13. 7 Secrets of Persuasion: Leading-Edge Neuromarketing Techniques to Influence by James Crimmins
12. The Laws of Human Nature by Robert Greene
11. Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t by Simon Sinek
10. Black Faces in White Places: 10 Game-Changing Strategies to Achieve Success and Find Greatness by Randal D. Pinkett, et. al
09. The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy
08. Hustle: The Power to Charge Your Life with Money, Meaning, and Momentum by Jonas Koffler et. al
07. Leading at a Higher Level: Blanchard on Leadership and Creating High Performing Organizations (3rd Edition) – Ken Blanchard
06. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life – Mark Manson
05. What Got You Here Won’t Get You There: How Successful People Become Even More Successful – Marshall Goldsmith (Re-Visit)
04. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change – Stephen R. Covey (Re-Visit) 25th Anniversary
03. Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future – Peter Thiel and Blake Masters
02. The 5 Second Rule: Transform your Life, Work, and Confidence with Everyday Courage – Mel Robbins
01. Between the World and Me – Ta-Nehisi Coates

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30. The Art of Communication: Your Competitive Edge – Jim Stovall and Raymond H. Hull
29. Becoming – Michelle Obama
28. Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less – Greg McKeown
27. Willpower: Rediscovering the Greatest Human Strength – Roy F. Baumeister and John Tierney
26. Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action – Simon Sinek
25. Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win – Joko Willink and Leif Babin
24. The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts – Gary Chapman
23. Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions – Dan Ariely
22. Hit Refresh: The Quest to Rediscover Microsoft’s Soul and Imagine a Better Future for Everyone Satya Nadella et. al
21. Measure What Matters – John Doerr
20. Training Your Brain To Adopt Healthful Habits: Mastering the Five Brain Challenges (2nd Edition) Jodie A. Trafton et. al
19. The Willpower Instinct: How Self-Control Works, Why It Matters, and What You Can Do to Get More of It by Kelly McGonigal
18. Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products by Nir Eyal
17. The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business by Charles Duhigg
16. The Book of Mistakes: 9 Secrets to Creating a Successful Future by Skip Prichard
15. Crushing It!: How Great Entrepreneurs Build Their Business and Influence-and How You Can, Too by Gary Vaynerchuk
14. Crush It!: Why NOW Is the Time to Cash In on Your Passion by Gary Vaynerchuk
13. Rise and Grind: Outperform, Outwork, and Outhustle Your Way to a More Successful and Rewarding Life by Daymond John with Daniel Paisner
12. The Power of Broke: How Empty Pockets, a Tight Budget, and a Hunger for Success Can Become Your Greatest Competitive Advantage by Daymond John with Daniel Paisner
11. The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander and Cornel West
10. Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson
09. The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row by Anthony Ray Hinton with Lara Love Hardin
08. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
07. The Code of Trust: An American Counterintelligence Expert’s Five Rules to Lead and Succeed by Robin Dreeke
06. The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results by Gary Keller with Jay Papasan
05. How Women Rise: Break the 12 Habits Holding You Back from Your Next Raise, Promotion, or Job by Sally Helgesen and Marshall Goldsmith
04. Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High, Second Edition by Kerry Patterson et. al
03. Talent is Overrated: What Really Separates World-Class Performers from Everybody Else by Geoff Colvin
02. Eat That Frog!: 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time by Brian Tracy
01. The Richest Man in Babylon by George S. Clason


Nutrient Timing
Lift Weight to Lose Weight
Balance and Fall Prevention
The Ankle: The Biomechanical Marvel
Remedial Exercise Restoring Function to the Deconditioned
Standing Tall Exercise and the Aging Spine
The Defiant Senior Exercise to Manage Chronic Disease
The Defiant Senior Exercise to Manage Chronic Disease
Core Training Working Hard or Hardly Working
The Bionic Elder – Exercising with New Hips or Knees
Functional Forever – Exercise for Independent Living
Weight Management Secrets & Lies
Age-appropriate Strength Training
Strength and Conditioning for Seniors
The Shoulder New School Training Techniques
Integrated Postural Training

Good Knee – Bad Knee
Understanding Shoulder Dysfunction
When Good Knees Go Bad
The Knee – Top Trends in Training
Exercise to Improve Neck & Back Function
Cheap Tricks for Trainers
Secrets of Strength & Conditioning
High Intensity Interval Training
Developing Willpower and Self Control to Change Behaviors
Train of Thought



3 United States Patents
5 International Patents

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5 Registered Trademarks



Conferences, Workshops and Trade Shows

Mindful Bodies & GAINS Fit Self Care & Wellness Conference & ExpoJanuary 11, 2020 – The Durham Armory   | Booth TBD – Exhibitor
UNC Wellness Centers Meadowmont – January 11, 2020 – Developing the Habit of Exercise – A S.M.A.R.T Approach – Presenter
Chapel Hill Public Library – January 13, 2020 – Developing the Habit of Exercise – A S.M.A.R.T Approach – Presenter
UNC Wellness Centers NW Cary – January 18, 2020 – Developing the Habit of Exercise – A S.M.A.R.T Approach – Presenter
ACSM International Health and Fitness Summit March 12-15, 2020 • Hilton Atlanta • Atlanta, Georgia | Booth TBD – Exhibitor
Wellness@Work – Lunch and Learn – Town of Chapel Hill – June 10, 2020 – Developing the Habit of Exercise – A S.M.A.R.T Approach – Presenter

UNC Wellness Centers – 14th Annual UNC Wellness Centers Health & Wellness Expo November 9, 2019 CHAPEL HILL, NC  Exhibitor
Black Wall Street Homecoming – 5th Annual Conference September 25-27, 2019 DURHAM, NC – Continuing Education
Plant-Based Prevention Of Disease Annual National Conference May 18-20, 2019 RALEIGH, NC – Continuing Education & Volunteer Presenter
Durham Public Library – South Regional Branch January 5, 2019 – Developing the Habit of Exercise – A S.M.A.R.T Approach – Presenter


UNC Wellness Centers NW Cary – December 1, 2018 – Developing the Habit of Exercise – A S.M.A.R.T Approach – Presenter
Athletic Business Show November 8-9, 2018 New Orleans, LA | Booth 1545Exhibitor
UNC Wellness Centers NW Cary – November 3, 2018 – Developing the Habit of Exercise – A S.M.A.R.T Approach – Presenter
Institute for Brain Potential –  September 28, 2018 – How People Change Their Minds to Adopt Healthful Habits – Continuing Education
Plant-based Prevention Of Disease ANNUAL NATIONAL CONFERENCE MAY 19-21, 2018 RALEIGH, NC – Continuing Education
ACSM International Health and Fitness Summit
April 5-8 2018, Arlington VA | Booth 100. – Exhibitor


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