"I started training with Pat 2 years ago. On day 1 I told him my goals, and WE achieved every one of them. Pat motivated me to work hard at getting in shape, and at the same time he made sure that I was doing all the exercises correctly to ensure my safety. Black Irish boxing is a great atmosphere with state of the art equipment. It is a place I look forward to going!!!" Zach Shulman
"I trained individually with Patrick O'Connor years ago and, when he started Black Irish Boxing, my husband and I started training there together. We have been training for over a year now and both feel much healthier and stronger than we ever have. Twice a week Patrick pushes us to do things that we never thought we could. Keeping our fitness levels in mind, he comes up with a daily regimen for us, both pushing and encouraging us. I think he is as dedicated to our fitness as we are (maybe more!) " Patrick is the best trainer in Ithaca! Casey Moore
I have had the pleasure of training with Patrick O’Connor for the past 8 years. I have always prided myself on being a good athlete but now at 54 years of age, staying strong and healthy is more important than ever. I love to run, bike, hike, swim, and do all sorts of recreational activities and it is because of the well-rounded strength and conditioning work out that Patrick provides me that I am able to stay competitive and avoid injuries. Working out also helps me with focus, commitment, and overall quality of life. Patrick is the best in the business and I would highly recommend setting a consultation if you are thinking of making a lifestyle change to one of health and fitness. Laurie Linn, President, Communique Design & Marketing Inc.