Patty Shoaf


Personal Trainer/USA Cycling Certified Coach

With over 20 years of experience in the fitness field, Patty’s expertise and knowledge enable her to assist clients with a full range of fitness needs. Patty guides her clients through every aspect of their workout, maximizing their training time and helping them to perform better than ever. From the competitive athlete to those simply wanting to get fit, Patty has the know-how to help all of her clients succeed. She takes the guesswork out of the equation leaving only measurable results. Patty joined the Empower team in 2006.

An avid athlete, Patty is a former collegiate basketball player, the winner of several natural bodybuilding competitions, and a former professional cyclist. She is currently training for Aquabike events, which involve swimming and biking. Patty earned the bronze medal as a member of Team USA Duathlon. During this season, she was the 3rd ranked duathlete in the United States, and was named to “Inside Triathlon’s” IT list. In 2011, Patty became an Ironman, completing IM Louisville as a race walker. She was selected as one of the Ironman Foundation’s highlighted athletes to tell her story of triumph over osteoarthritis. She is a coach and trainer who truly cares, and wants to inspire her clients.

She is certified through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and American Council of Exercise (ACE) as well as USA Level II certified cycling coach, with a power meter distinction. Patty received her B.A. in Physical Education from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

When she is not training clients or herself, Patty enjoys playing with her little 2.5 pound dog Lancie.

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