Often described as a truly inspirational figure, Patrick Hutchinson – a personal trainer, athletics coach, martial artist, author, and co-founder of pHKind, a health and wellness brand that empowers individuals to take ownership of their health, is simply a remarkable human being. He is also a father of four and grandfather of four.

A Journey of Determination
Patrick Hutchinson was born in Coventry, England, and raised in London by a Jamaican single mother who was part of the Windrush generation, Patrick's life is a testament to the power of determination and resilience. His mother, Maxine, made tremendous sacrifices to ensure the happiness of her children, often going without to provide for them.

Patrick's motto is "Fit at fifty," symbolising his commitment to improving physical health and mental well-being. He relies on daily exercise and martial arts as sources of motivation and self-improvement. Patrick's journey in martial arts began with mimicking Chinese kung fu movies alongside friends, which ultimately developed into a lifelong passion. He started his training in Tae Kwon Do at the age of 12 and currently holds a blue belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu.

A Defining Moment
On June 13, 2020, Patrick and his companions felt an urge to go to the Black Lives Matter demonstrations in central London. Their mission was to protect women and children from the aggressive confrontations of far-right counter demonstrators and football hooligans.

Amid the crowds, a profound moment unfolded - an image of Patrick carrying a far-right counter-protestor on his shoulders, preventing the individual from enduring severe harm. This act of courage not only shielded the Black Lives Matter movement from negative publicity but also reshaped the narrative surrounding it.
Patrick's heroic act garnered widespread international attention. Within hours, major news outlets like the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, CNN, The New York Times, The Guardian, and more were captivated by his story. His image graced the covers of renowned magazines such as Mens Health, GQ and Vogue. Patrick's accolades included the GQ Hero award, GQ Humanitarian award and a CNN Heroes award, recognising him as one of the most inspirational figures of 2020. Beyond awards and recognition, Patrick received numerous community honours, including the prestigious London Chamber of Commerce Black Excellence Awards in October 2022.

A Catalyst for Change
Patrick is now recognised as a catalyst for change. He serves as an ambassador for several charities dedicated to enriching the lives of young people, including The Hope Collective, Rio Ferdinand Foundation, and The Black Students Support Fund at the Open University.

Now, as a published author and motivational speaker, Patrick shares his life experiences, including his nearly 25-year career in the corporate world. He passionately emphasises the importance of educating ourselves and others about the root causes of systemic inequalities. Patrick underscores how systems of power and privilege perpetuate discrimination, inequality, and a lack of equity for people of colour.

His voyage from a South London council estate to becoming a global hero exemplifies the transformative potential of determination and the capacity for positive change within us all. Patrick's story serves as a reminder that each of us possesses the potential to make a profound difference in the world.