I've competed nationally in gymnastics, bodybuilding and powerlifting, as well as trained extensively in the disciplines of marathon, ultramarathon and triathlon.
I've published articles in top strength and conditioning magazines. I've
used nearly every piece of training equipment and every type of training
approach that's out there.
And all my hard-earned wisdom and experience has led me to conclude that,
for me and my clients, the best training tool and approach for strength
and conditioning – hands down – is kettlebell training.
Kettlebells have been used for centuries
in Russia. Pavel Tsatsouline, a former Russian special forces trainer,
brought kettlebell training to America in year 2000 and it's now being
embraced across the country by top fitness trainers, competitive athletes
and ordinary folks who want results and are willing to work hard to get
The basic kettlebell exercise is the swing, a full-body workout we'll
have you doing in your first ten minutes. Master trainer and Brazilian
Jujitsu World Champion Steve Maxwell has said that "the perfect kettlebell
swing is superior to 99% of all the sophisticated strength and conditioning
programs." We agree.
What our clients say
"Mark is the dynamic combination of smart, skilled, and dedicated.
He approaches each client as an individual — adapting sessions to
suit that person's strengths and weaknesses. He has an encyclopedic knowledge
of body mechanics and as a result can train for maximum results, without
risking injury. I came to him with numerous joint problems; and I honestly
didn't think I'd be able to manage a kettle bell, but he has worked tirelessly
and enthusiastically to first increase my mobility, then build muscle,
strength, and stamina. It's a pleasure to work with somebody who is so
good at his job: After nearly 11 years, I still look forward to every
Everyone can benefit — tall, short, skinny, fat, man, woman, child,
adult, elite athlete or couch (or desk chair) potato. Those who want to
look big and strong or lean and mean or hot and sexy or fit and trim.
Well, actually, not quite everyone can benefit. Don't come to us if you're
looking for an easy way out. Come only if you're prepared to work hard,
have fun and get in the best shape you've ever been in.
Sound too good to be true? Come in for
one visit and you be the judge.