Patrick Moran has excelled as a lifelong athlete and fitness leader. At Chopticon High School, Pat earned two third-place State finishes in Maryland 3A/4A Indoor Track, 10 varsity letters between football, track & field, and wrestling. He was named Athlete of the Year as a senior and was named Indoor Track and Field Male Athlete of the Year by The Enterprise newspaper, all the while never receiving less that a 4.0 grade point average throughout his high school career.
Pat went on to Yale University, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. At Yale, Pat was a two-year starter, off-season strength Captain, Defensive Lineman of the Year in 2011, and voted “Most Likely to be President” by his teammates. Off the field hard work continued as Pat earned acceptance into the National Football Hampshire Honor Foundation. After finishing classes in December 2011, Pat was invited by the Baltimore Ravens to participate in pre-season mini-camp. The team went on to be Super Bowl Champions that year.
Rising to the Challenge
In addition to his competitive success in sports, Pat has always been a leader in physical and mental preparation, ever since leading the strength and conditioning program for his teammates at Chopticon HS. He nurtured his passion for fitness with a heavy emphasis on functional fitness, Olympic lifting, yoga, meditation, and visualization. After graduation from Yale, Pat began coaching professional as a Certified Personal Trainer (CPT-NASM) and Mind-Body Fitness Coach (MBFC) in corporate wellness settings and at Sport and Health Club-McLean.
Leveraging this affinity for fitness with his substantial professional and leadership experience, Patrick Moran dedicated his energy towards developing a wholly unique and integrated approach to community health. Having observed healthcare costs rising and the industry becoming entrenched in heated legislative debate, Pat took action in developing an innovative methodology that embraced underutilized public resources, functional mind-body techniques that do not require equipment, sustainable living, and community involvement over inadequate stopgap measures. This approach when implemented led to positive transformations in community, psychological and physical health.
Patrick Moran: Founder & CEO
In 2013, Pat founded Fitizen, a non-profit community wellness network that shares virtual tools for holistic fitness with community leaders, empowering them to affect positive change in their own communities, whether that be their friends, family, co-workers, or neighbors. Through educational workshops, community campaigns, and special events, Fitizen supports building fit minds, fit bodies, and fit communities. After completing a successful pilot program in New Haven, CT, Fitizen was awarded a contract with Yale-New Haven Health System to provide holistic fitness classes.
Patrick continues to direct day-to-day operations at Fitizen at its headquarters in Alexandria, VA. In addition, he competes in fitness competitions through the CrossFit Oldtown affiliate, obstacle courses, and road races.
- Mind-Body Fitness Coach, Spencer Institute (NESTA)
- Certified Personal Trainer, National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM)
- Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED, American Red Cross