"At Harborview Sports Medicine, we see a wide variety of patients - from total joint replacements to some high level athletes referred to us from the Baltimore Ravens Team Surgeon. When they are finishing physical therapy and ready to transition to a personal trainer, I have always felt completely comfortable connecting them with Pat Marsh. His knowledge base is outstanding and his communication with the medical provider before, during, and after working with a client, is second to none!
Justin Cooper PT, MPT Harborview Sports Medicine and Physical Therapy Clinic Coordinator Golf Program Coordinator Sport Medicine Mentoring Coordinator
"Entering my junior year of high school, I was looking for a way to take my golf game to the next level. I had been playing competitively for over 7 years, but I knew that if I was to compete at an even higher level I needed to add Physical training to my regiment. From the early days, Golf was seen as an nonathletic sport, but as the likes of Tiger Woods came on the scene in the mid 90's the game changed. The best were now becoming stronger and better conditioned. To be the best, you needed to be not only technically and mentally strong. You needed to be physically strong. I began began working with Pat that fall and saw immediate results in my game. I not only became stronger and more confident with my game, but my stamina and mental toughness saw an increase as well. The next summer was one of the best of my career and eventually led to me being offered a scholarship to play at the University of Notre Dame. However, that is not where my training stopped. In addition to the two years that I worked with Pat before college, I continued to complement my college training sessions with Pat's routines during breaks and in the offseason throughout college. He even helped me rehab a back injury that I suffered during my sophomore year. All of the work before and during college eventually led me into the position that I hold now as Assistant Golf Coach at Notre Dame. Even though my time back home is less frequent, I still work with Pat when I am around as much as possible. I can definitely say with confidence that I would not be the athlete that I am today with out Pat's guidance. His routines have not only made me stronger, but have helped me coach and work with the trainers at ND to create the best routines possible for our Student Athletes. It has been 12 years since I started working with Pat and I look forward to continuing the relationship for years to come."
Former Varsity golf athlete at Notre Dame University
Former Assistant Golf Coach Notre Dame University
"Pat has trained our family for many years. He is unique in not only his wilingness, but his desire to train family groups. This was great for us, as we had varying levels of interest in training and the group commitment often encouraged participation when motivation was lacking (for parents and kids!). Despite the group setting, he attended to each of us individually. He assessed our initial fitness status and goals, then developed workout strategies to meet each of our unique needs. By training us for years, he faced with us the challenges of adolescence and young adulthood for our boys and midlife weight and injury challenges for my husband and me. He nurtured us through these times with compassion and "tough love", adjusting our regimens to keep us moving forward. Pat always remained encouraging, though he never hesitated to push us, sometimes beyond what we thought we could accomplish. Over the years, Pat has become a friend to all of us. When the boys are home on breaks from college, they always make time to see "Mr. Marsh" for a good workout and good fellowship. He is a patient, hard driving trainer with an aptitude for training families in a comfortable, private setting."
Drs. Kevin and Judy Rossiter
St. Joseph's Hospital
"To Pat, the world's greatest trainer." Joe Orsulak
Joe trained with Pat from the time he came to the Baltimore Orioles until his retirement several years later. Other fine players such as Storm Davis also trained with Pat at XcelFit.
" I came to work with Pat shortly after finishing my physical therapy treatment for rehabilitating both from a hip and wrist surgery - injuries that occurred from difficult falls. First we worked on restoring my lost strength and balance and as a result of all of the challenging but safe exercises Pat had me work on I not only regained my independence but also managed to drop several unwanted inches as an added benefit of my new muscles!"
Carol Brochin, long time client of XcelFit
"...Pat Marsh is the best trainer I have encountered in the United States. He sees...and he is extremely conscientious and he also trains the head of anesthesiology at St. Josephs Medical Center among other people who he has given results to, and one is my son. At the very least, he would be an excellent consultant for your business. In my opinion, he would help your Grade I L4-5 spondylolisthesis.
Paul C. McAfee, M.D.
Scoliosis and Spine Center of St. Josephs