I’ve been an active, gym-going type for many years. I have, at times, eaten extremely well. I like to think myself as having an advanced (albeit not expert) knowledge of fitness and proper nutrition. I’ve never done of this with any amount of regularity. Mark Fisher has absolutely revolutionized the way I approach exercise and eating. He does this with a tireless wealth of knowledge, support, joy, humor and humility. Many trainers can behave as if they know everything about every human body. The wonderful thing about Mark is he probably knows more than most “professionals” out there but when he doesn’t, he is unafraid to say “I don’t know but I will find out.”
After two and half years of a sedentary lifestyle, combined with the consumption of massive amounts of booze and food, I was not feeling or looking so great and knew that it was time to get serious about getting my body back in shape. With a few prior failed attempts at going back to the gym and sustaining a regular fitness routine, I was introduced to the incredible results that Snatched could provide – through my friend Sean. After seeing his own incredible body transformation I was convinced that this program was exactly what the doctor ordered for me to get out of my slump and back on the path to health and hotness.
I’ve seen immediate results since beginning classes with the incredible Mark Fisher. Mark’s style combines constant encouragement and personal attention within the group setting so you truly get the best of both worlds. Not only that, his results-based philosophy means you train Smarter not Harder so instead of the normal bootcamp style nausea I leave class feeling energized and powerful. Basically, Mark Fisher is the bomb and you should sign up for this class Right Now!
So I’ll keep this quick, but I just HAD to share the excellent work of my bad ass buddy, everybody’s favorite musical virtuoso, the one, the only… Ryan Guerra.
The third time an old lady tried to give me her seat on the subway because she thought I was pregnant, I had to face that my body had changed. I always thought of myself as a relatively healthy eater, but had gradually developed the habit of getting a burger and fries after work more often than not, and “needing” dessert after every meal. After my workouts dwindled from once a week to nothing at all for a year, I finally cancelled my gym membership on my 40th birthday. I remember going home with a bag of workout clothes from my locker, feeling like a huge failure. I was overweight and depressed – but changing my lifestyle just seemed too hard.
I’ve always been totally intimidated by exercise due to body issues (translated: Will I be the chunky-monkey in the room?) and because I’ve always been fairly uncoordinated. Mark’s class is the first time I’ve ever looked forward to working out. His energy and obvious love for a healthier and hotter life through fitness is wickedly addictive and I feel sexier and more positive in just a few sessions than I have in years. I feel secure pushing my body towards new challenges because Mark’s rabid dog attention to detail lets me know when I’m straying away from the proper form. When I nail a new exercise, his genuine praise of my success is the best thing ever. If you’ve always wanted to get in better shape, but have been afraid or unsure how to start, I think now’s the time and Mark’s the place!
Kelly Jean Fitzsimmons
Snatched is the only place to go when you are looking for individual attention, in a class setting, from a fitness professional who cares more about your health than your mother. Not only do you get a workout that makes you sweat and your heart-rate rise, you get the support of fellow ninjas who are on the same journey as you. To say this class is well rounded is putting it mildly. It’s full body, full mind and full soul. If you want the body of your dreams, stop dreaming and take action!! Mark is your number one fan through it all. His daily emails force you to wake up and re-think the life you’re currently living. His tips on what to eat, when to eat it and why you need to eat it are what others forget to tell you. You’ll never feel judged….just loved. Really, really loved. I refuse to think of my life without Mark in it everyday. He’s changed my life in ways I could never have imagined. I feel stronger, happier and healthier. My confidence and knowledge of my body has grown exponentially. Could I have done this on my own? NEVER! Mark is the one who forced me to look at myself and recognize the hotness within. Become a ninja yourself and allow Mark to show you just what your hotness can be.
I’ve never been one for working out. I did a bit in college, and every now and again I’d be motivated enough to start hitting the elliptical a few times a week, but nothing ever stuck or did much to change my body. Two months ago, I was at my worst…literally, the worst shape of my life. I started ‘Snatched’ with the mindset that I needed to change, and that I should trust/follow the program to a ‘T’. I did both! I hit my nutritional goals, I hit the gym 3 days a week outside of class…pretty much if Mark said it, I did it. And sure enough, everything that Mr. Mark ‘Jedi-Fitness-Master’ Fisher said would happen, happened. I got stronger. My posture improved. I had more energy and started to feel great! Honestly, I can’t remember a time in life where I was working harder, and yet I also can’t remember a time when I felt more awake/alive. Mark’s approach to working out is infectiously passionate and his knowledge seems to be endless. He’s constantly supportive, consistently proactive, and always (and I mean ALWAYS) willing to assist you. Bottom line, I can’t imagine anyone ever working harder, or making it easier, for a group of people to reach their health and fitness goals. I can’t wait for the next class!
Exercise and eating healthy were an important part of my life before Snatched. However, I was looking to change up my routine a bit, and for some additional education about exercise, food, and the body. I had heard good things about Mark from a few friends so I decided to give it a try. One of the most valuable things Mark taught me is that since I was in pretty good shape to start with, I would have to be even more militant and specific about what I ate in order to see results. I resisted because I thought I really didn’t need it. But he was right! I learned exactly what I had to eat to reach my goal of being as lean and toned as possible. That is something that eluded me in all the years I worked out on my own.
I have always been a very active person, loved working out, dancing, running, etc. A year ago I injured my back and wound up with a torn disc and tendinitis in both knees. I wasn’t cleared to work out for 6 months and my body and eating habits just fell apart. Before I started working out with Mark and doing Snatched, I still had a lot of sharp pain in my back and knees. Not only did Mark help me lose the weight I had gained, my back, knees, and whole body are completely pain free and I feel 10 times stronger than I did before! I was wearing a back brace in the show I perform in every night for 8 months, and since the second week of snatched I have been brace and pain free! Yes I lost weight, yes I toned up, yes I look and feel great, but the fact that I am completely pain free and know that I will stay that way because I am so much stronger now, was worth the whole experience. I also learned SO much about my body, and nutrition, and working out. I feel so prepared to take care of my body for the rest of my life. I appreciate and respect my body so much more now. I am so much more confident in my work and in my social life and about the abilities of my body. No matter how much you do or don’t know about working out or nutrition, Mark Fisher is an endless pool of knowledge that will still be able to teach you more! AND he’s fucking awesome and funny!!! TAKE THIS CLASS!!!!!