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About Marc

Marc’s remarkable sports career started in Germany, where he played professional soccer for nine years in SG Eintracht Frankfurt, FSV Mainz 05, and SV Darmstadt 98.

Following his soccer career, Marc became increasingly interested in functional fitness and yoga. For five years, he was a personal trainer and fitness manager for Fitness First Germany, one of the largest health-club chains in the world.

In 2010, Marc moved to the U.S. and worked for several fitness and wellness companies in Hawaii and California including Gold’s Gym in Venice, Calif. In 2012 moved to India, where he served as a national fitness manager for SportsFit World by MS Dhoni, in New Delhi.

Marc’s true love for and deep connection to the islands along with his unique vison for outdoor fitness brought him back to Hawaii. His vast knowledge and experience have led him outside the gym and away from machines. His desire to pass along his knowledge of fitness and healthy lifestyles has helped him co-found and build the most successful outdoor fitness community in Hawaii, HI LIFE ATHLETICS.

Marc Zimmermann is the creator of the HI LIFE ATHLETICS concept of strictly outdoor fitness that builds on the principles of welcoming community, positivity, and close connection to Hawaii’s unique nature.

Marc relocated to Los Angeles in December 2016. Since then he has been coaching Fitness and Soccer in Marina del Rey. Also he became part of the coaching staff at the new UPSL Soccer club LA10 FC. At the moment he is Head Coach of LA10, owned by former World Champion Alessandro Del Piero.

Areas of Expertise

  • Core and Balance
  • Weight Loss
  • TRX
  • Functional Training
  • Sports Performance Training
  • Yoga
  • Stress Reduction

NCCA Accredited Certifications

NASM Certified Personal Trainer

Additional Certifications

RYT 200 Yoga Alliance


BA in Kinesiology

Who I Especially Like Working With

Actors, Beginners, Cancer Survivors, LGBTQIA, Men, Models, Rehab, Student-athletes, Women

Medical Conditions Experience

Addiction, ADHD, Anxiety, Back Pain/Issues, Bone/Joint Injury, Brain Trauma, Depression, Diabetes, Hip Pain/Issues, Hypertension, Joint Pain, Knee Pain/Issues, Limited Mobility, Lower Body Pain/Issues, Neck Pain, Osteoporosis, Pregnancy, Rotator Cuff Issues, Sciatica, Scoliosis, Shoulder Issues

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I've trained with a lot of trainers in my career and Marc is by far one of the best. He has an immense knowledge of fitness and he's a stickler for form. Even though his workouts are tough he makes them fun and you can't beat working out outside overlooking the ocean!! He's helped me maintain my fitness level when I'm in Hawaii and I've incorporated a lot of his work into my daily routine when I'm back in LA. Marc cares about his clients on a personal level and he always goes the extra mile.

Julie B.

A couple years ago I was talking to a friend and telling him that I wish I could workout with a trainer in the park and not have to go to a gym. I wanted someone to help me be accountable because it’s so easy for me to say “I’ll just go tomorrow.” That’s when he suggested Marc. Within a day I was in contact with Marc and working out the following week. Talk about one of the best things ever! As someone who is constantly on the go, doesn’t always have the best diet and has every excuse in the book not to work out, Marc is flexible with my schedule, has helped me improve my eating habits and helps me stay accountable to suit up and show up…..even when I don’t want to. His enthusiasm, motivation and genuine interest in helping me attain the best me I can be, is what keeps me coming back! I’ve always wanted to live a healthier lifestyle and get in the best shape. Thanks to Marc, this has become a reality!

Marc Z.

Marc has helped me develop and maintain a healthful lifestyle. I was apprehensive at first since I've never done a personal training class but the sessions are great. My sessions with Marc emphasize core strength, cardio, and flexibility, I feel that the potential for injury is lower and the gains bring me true balanced fitness. Marc helps me with dietary guidance and encouragement as I progress through tough plateaus. The expertise and personal attention Marc provides through the session is truly amazing. I feel I'm in very good hands with Marc and I enjoy the outdoor gym and friendly people.


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