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Online training is one of the fastest growing, cost-effective strategies for people looking for direction, support and accountability for their exercise and nutrition plans. Regardless of your geographical location, fitness level or injury limitations, our program will work in the convenience of your own home or at your current gym. With Patriot Fitness Academy, you will have a real fitness coach and nutritionist to educate, inspire and empower you to overall wellness, and this all can be done in the palm of your hand, on your smart phone, with little or no equipment.


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Our Story

Dan launched Patriot Fitness Academy (PFA) in December of 2020 in response to the COVID outbreak to help people live a healthy lifestyle despite gym closures. People being advised to stay indoors, not leave their homes, avoid crowded grocery stores, has led to an increase in weight gain depression and sub-optimal health,


PFA aims to prime your body to help you achieve the highest state of wellness possible, including a bullet proof immune system. These benefits can all be accomplished in the convenience of your own home. PFA is an extension of Dan's fully-operational, brick and mortar fitness business, OC Fitness Coach, in Orange County, Ca, which Dan has owned and operated since 2009. OC Fitness Coach offers a customized workout experience and nutrition for those who prefer in-studio training.

Dan and his team of coaches have successfully trained hundreds of clients of all conditions and activity levels, focusing on healthy lifestyle habits by optimizing exercise, nutrition, sleep and stress management.

The PFA's goal is to service clients outside of Orange County, through an online platform, anywhere in the world and give them all of the tools necessary for optimal wellness. CLICK HERE FOR MORE

Dan Tatro, M.S., CSCS, President


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  • 11+ years experience in health and fitness with over 200 5-star Yelp and Google reviews

  • OTA Certified Online Trainer

  • President of OC Fitness Coach, Orange County, California (in-studio training)

  • National Strength and Conditioning Association Certified Personal Trainer and Strength and Conditioning Specialist
  • Bachelor's Degree in Kinesiology  (The University of Vermont)
  • Master's Degree in Nutrition and Wellness (Liberty University)
  • 82nd Airborne Infantry Paratrooper / Afghanistan and Iraq Veteran
  • Brown belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Tihana Car,



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  • National Academy of Sports and Medicine (NASM) - Certified Personal Trainer

  • NASM Fitness Nutrition Certified

  • NASM Weight Loss Certified
  • HIIT, TRX, Bootcamp Specialist
  • Bachelor's Degree (The University of Zagreb)
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If interested, check out Dan's Personal Fitness Gym in Mission Viejo, California


Client Plans (12-Week Program)


*There is an initial one-time set-up fee ($99) to establish an account


In-Studio Clients


"I have lost 35 pounds since March working out at home with Dan. I feel great despite the lock down. He supplied me with all the equipment. Very convenient and affordable. Thanks Dan!"

Connor, Mission Viejo


"I started with Tihana shortly after the COVID shutdown. They've worked with me to find a balanced approach to health and fitness. I have made great progress."

John, Mission Viejo


"My training is 100% worth the investment. I've gained muscle, lost body fat, learned discipline, and challenged myself in the comfort of my own home."

Lindsey, Laguna Hills


"The training plan is highly effective if you do your part.  They show you the way, and it is up to you to do it. The coaches cannot do it for you, but they give you all the necessary tools you need for success."

Shane, Mission Viejo


"I have lost over 100 pounds with Dan. Even when I didn’t think it was possible, he told me it was. Small steps went a long way. He knows how to adapt to just about anyone. I call him the Bill Belichick of health coaches."

Dana, Aliso Viejo


"I found Dan and we started training with the goal to improve overall health. They have lots of knowledge not only with exercise, but with nutrition, and medical physiology as well. . The plan will work."

Sean, Mission Viejo


"Tihana has changed my life. She is a great trainer and nutrition coach. Her workouts are fun and challenging.  I would not trade her in for any other trainer out there. Thank you Tihana!"

Racheal, Laguna Niguel


"Dan has helped me reach all of my goals. He is very direct, doesn’t sugar coat anything and laid out a plan that was very doable for me."


Matt, Laguna Hills


Online Clients

I started training online with Dan when my gym shut down last year because of COVID. Although I was skeptical at first, it didn’t take me long to realize Dan’s program was MORE efficient then hiring a training at the gym. The software I use is great to keep me going everyday and I know exactly what I am suppose to be doing every day of the week. Dan also excels in nutrition, and his suggestions for my diet help optimize my body. He knows what he is doing and the results are amazing.

Gina, Downers Grove, IL


Once you get the hang of the process, you understand how easy it is to make this work remotely. Whether you are looking to get stronger with workouts or looking to lose weight through diet, Tihana and The Patriot Fitness Academy can deliver a stellar product all remotely to your phone.  

Jessica, Bakersfield, CA


If you need accountability or you don’t feel like going to the gym, this program is for you. Everything can be done from your phone. Dan will customize a plan specific to you and outline which exercises to do with video demonstrations. This is a no-brainer for me. It keeps me honest, and it is much cheaper than hiring a personal training for $80 per hour.  The coaching is top quality, and Dan is the best in the business. Give it a shot, you have nothing to lose with his free-initial consultation. You will see what I mean.

Kyle, Boston, MA


I don’t like gyms. They are very unappealing and never had a welcoming environment for me. I called Patriot Fitness Academy to see what it was all about. Everything can be done from my own home. I don’t even have equipment, but I have lost 20 pounds in the first 10 weeks on the program. Tihana cares about results and will not let you fail. The nutrition plan she gave me was the least restrictive diet I had ever been on. I feel so much better.

Julie, Lake Havasu City, AZ


Try this program. It’s nearly fool proof if you follow Dan’s lead. Very practical, very easy to follow instructions. All you have to do is stick with it, and you will. see . My Routine is all done from my smart phone. Very happy with the results.

Victor, Valdosta, GA

Tihana is such a great coach who is very encouraging despite my weaknesses. I follow the program online and we meet for a virtual session every week. This is perfect for me because I work a lot and don't always have time to leave my home. 

Marija, Zagreb, Croatia

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