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About Mark

Since I was a child, physical activities were a constant part of my life, so it was no Surprise that I would choose Fitness and Nutrition as my career. I truly believe that with Exercise and a balanced diet anyone can have a Healthy, Energized, Positive and Happy life. Excuses are Gone... If you are ready to Get Strong, Get Healthy and Feel Great, don't go looking any further" I am Your Trainer". My training Style is extremely Effective always Challenging and a lot of Fun. My personal promise is that I will be with you every step of the way to help you achieve your Health And Wellness Goals. 

A typical first session with me will start with a consultation where I get to know you, your goals and medical history. Following the consultation we perform a movement assessment where we check for muscle imbalances, posture, and an overall look at how your body is performing. We then discuss our action plan and the ways I can assist you to help you get where you want to be. Our sessions will then include an individualized program for your specific needs and goals.

As a coach I excel at motivating everyday people to move more often. My favorite quote by Plato, “Lack of activity destroys the good condition of every human being, while movement and methodical physical exercise save it and preserve it.”


My favorite exercise

Functional Training

My favorite quote

My favorite quote by Plato, “Lack of activity destroys the good condition of every human being, while movement and methodical physical exercise save it and preserve it.”

My training philosophy

I truly believe in full body functional exercises for almost all my clients. I follow a philosophy of movement and function to create the most effective, convenient and engaging workouts that are functional to your needs.

Functional training is a classification of exercise which involves training the body for the activities performed in daily life.

Training youth athletes is quite different so I achieve to accelerate your child's agility, balance and coordination with training techniques and drills. I use fun ways to improve footwork, control, agility, balance and coordination; even those who consider themselves non-athletic.

My training experience

I work at a local gym and have experience training youth athletes, retirees, disabled and middle aged adults. I have found success combining nutrition and exercise for many working adults. The biggest barrier for most people is time so I specialize in time saving specific exercises that get you in and out of the gym quickly with better results.

I started coaching T-Ball in 2012 and have attended many training seminars since and have the experience as an ex-collegiate Athlete. I quickly realized that training and coaching was vastly different from playing. I had played baseball for 17 years and learned all the skills, did thousands of drills, pitched in more than 100 games, and am now ready to transfer my success on to the youth athlete.

This season I am coaching and training athletes at the majors level in little league and prior to that coached kids from 6 years of age through 12.

Areas of Expertise

  • Nutrition
  • Strength Training
  • Weight Loss
  • Flexibility and Mobility
  • Posture
  • Sports Performance Training
  • Injury Prevention
  • Wellness

NCCA Accredited Certifications

ace certification ACE Certified Personal Trainer

Additional Certifications

CPR/AED/First Aid, ACE Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist

Education

Bachelor's Degree in Business Management

Who I Especially Like Working With

Disabled, Overweight/ Obese, Post-rehab, Seniors, Student-athletes

Medical Conditions Experience

Back Pain/Issues, Bone/Joint Injury, Fibromyalgia, Hip Pain/Issues, Obesity, Osteoporosis, Postural Issues, Shoulder Issues

Mark has been my son’s baseball coach for the last two springs. He always has a postive attitude, winning mentality, and great motivational spirit. He always has his players and team ready to play and compete at the highest level. Mark’s knowledge and experience with pitching, hitting, and fielding has increased my son’s baseball skills tremendously. Our family is so thankful we have had such a wonderful coach for our son!

Cynthia B.

My 12u son met with Mark for lessons in order to get back on track with his pitching. Mark arranged a meeting at a local field, quickly connected with him and worked on his mechanics. Later, Mark provided a detailed analysis along with video and suggestions for improvement. This was more personal than a lesson with typical drills and correction. Well worth it!

John P.

I really enjoy working out with Mark. He has a plan for me and he knows I like to mix it up. I'm always looking for new things to try and want to find my weaknesses and take on challenges. He is very knowledgeable and keeps me in proper form. I want to work out hard but smart and he gets that. Very happy with my workouts with Mark ?

Cindy W.

I was trained by Mark for over half a year. With my crazy work schedule, Mark was very flexible. He is knowledgeable about work out, and he is also a nutritionist. Our section was fun but effective. I feel safe when working out with Mark because he not only pushes my limit but also he makes sure that I am not injuring myself. I will definitely hire him again in the future when I move back to Virginia.

Steve V.

I FULLY RECOMMEND MARK FOR BOTH YOUTH AND ADULT TRAINING AND NUTRITION. He has a special spot for working with medically at risk obese youth. Mark started working with my teen son in July 2019. It is now March 2020. Mark worked with my son at a local gym twice a week for 30 minutes. This was enough time so that it didn't get in the way of a heavy school load or peer activities. Mark also did a health/nutrition review and provided a new eating plan. My son had never worked out and was dangerously, medically, obese. Mark worked at him at the level he came in at - but pushed him enough through positive reinforcement to do more than my son thought he could. My son learned to enjoy the exercises and would tell me about how he things that mixed it up kept it interesting. With added strength came added confidence -although my son is still working on the self confidence part - and of course Mark is there to guide him through all the stages. They have a great bond a rapport that has been critical to my sons success. Mark created a new world for our family. We threw away all of the food in the house and just started fresh with the foods Mark recommended. He starts with an elimination diet to see what your body is or is not reactive too. The first 30 days is hard. but based on my experience, it is a family way of life. This would not have worked had we, as mom and dad, also followed Mark's eating recommendations. As divorced parents we did this for my son in two different households - with communication of recipes and what foods to get and not get. Everyone had to be all in. My son now tells me when I do something that is unhealthy! He now knows when he goes out that he can find things he enjoys to eat, but doesn't have to blow away progress. When he does slip, which is infrequently, Mark even taught him not to beat up on himself. We are all in this for the long run, and we are not the product of a single event. Mark did all this change with a teen that has complex medical problems and a two home family. Mark is an outstanding trainer and can change the life of you or someone you love! Just do what he says. Whatever the secret to a good trainer is, Mark definitely has it. Now, as we move into the stay at home Covid-19 phase of life of course changes need to be made again. Mark will be working with my son virtually. We didn't need a huge expensive gym at home. Just a few small specific items . Mark created a great home workout plan. Our family is grateful that Mark came into our life. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND MARK FOR BOTH YOUTH TRAINING AS WELL AS ADULTS.

Karen J.

I FULLY RECOMMEND MARK FOR BOTH YOUTH AND ADULT TRAINING AND NUTRITION. He has a special spot for working with medically at risk obese youth. Mark started working with my teen son in July 2019. It is now March 2020. Mark worked with my son at a local gym twice a week for 30 minutes. This was enough time so that it didn't get in the way of a heavy school load or peer activities. Mark also did a health/nutrition review and provided a new eating plan. My son had never worked out and was dangerously, medically, obese. Mark worked at him at the level he came in at - but pushed him enough through positive reinforcement to do more than my son thought he could. My son learned to enjoy the exercises and would tell me about how he things that mixed it up kept it interesting. With added strength came added confidence -although my son is still working on the self confidence part - and of course Mark is there to guide him through all the stages. They have a great bond a rapport that has been critical to my sons success. Mark created a new world for our family. We threw away all of the food in the house and just started fresh with the foods Mark recommended. He starts with an elimination diet to see what your body is or is not reactive too. The first 30 days is hard. but based on my experience, it is a family way of life. This would not have worked had we, as mom and dad, also followed Mark's eating recommendations. As divorced parents we did this for my son in two different households - with communication of recipes and what foods to get and not get. Everyone had to be all in. My son now tells me when I do something that is unhealthy! He now knows when he goes out that he can find things he enjoys to eat, but doesn't have to blow away progress. When he does slip, which is infrequently, Mark even taught him not to beat up on himself. We are all in this for the long run, and we are not the product of a single event. Mark did all this change with a teen that has complex medical problems and a two home family. Mark is an outstanding trainer and can change the life of you or someone you love! Just do what he says. Whatever the secret to a good trainer is, Mark definitely has it. Now, as we move into the stay at home Covid-19 phase of life of course changes need to be made again. Mark will be working with my son virtually. We didn't need a huge expensive gym at home. Just a few small specific items . Mark created a great home workout plan. Our family is grateful that Mark came into our life. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND MARK FOR BOTH YOUTH TRAINING AS WELL AS ADULTS.

Karen J.

I really enjoy working out with Mark. He has a plan for me and he knows I like to mix it up. I'm always looking for new things to try and want to find my weaknesses and take on challenges. He is very knowledgeable and keeps me in proper form. I want to work out hard but smart and he gets that. Very happy with my workouts with Mark.

Cindy W.

I was trained by Mark for over half a year. With my crazy work schedule, Mark was very flexible. He is knowledgeable about work out, and he is also a nutritionist. Our section was fun but effective. I feel safe when working out with Mark because he not only pushes my limit but also he makes sure that I am not injuring myself. I will definitely hire him again in the future when I move back to Virginia.

Steve V.

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