David ‘Patch’ Patchell-Evans


David ‘Patch’ Patchell-Evans is the founder and CEO of GoodLife Fitness, Canada’s largest fitness club chain, fourth largest in the world and largest owned by a single owner. Patch opened his first gym in London, Ontario in 1979 and has grown the company to over 400 Clubs, including GoodLife Fitness and Fit4Less by GoodLife, 1.5 million members and over 12,000 Associates. Patch has served both as President of canfitpro, Canada’s largest fitness education and certification body, and as Chair of the IHRSA Board of Directors. A two-time best-selling author, award-winning entrepreneur, five-time Canadian Rowing Champion and a notable philanthropist, Patch and GoodLife have received over 25 National and International awards including the International Iconic Brand Award, Canada’s Best Managed Companies, Canada’s Best Gym- Best Health Magazine, Canada’s Most Admired CEO. In 2012 Patch received an Honorary Doctorate of Laws Degree from Western University.