A couple of weeks back, I had the pleasure of giving up my days off to wake up at 6am so I could attend a seminar that started before 9am both days. You may think saying this was a “pleasure” sounds facetious. Gentle reader… sometimes I feel like you don’t even know me.
After I turned 30, i thought my days of fitness glory were numbered. Boy, was I wrong! Mark Fisher made it easy and exciting to get back in shape. I had heard nothing but amazing things about this man and they turned out to be all true. He’s a wealth of fitness knowledge who happily shares his life’s work with you. I learned more in 6 weeks from him than any other person to date.
Ladies and Gentleman, meet Angela Johnson. A recent graduate of Baldwin Wallace Conservatory, Angela approached me a couple of months ago about making some fitness dreams come true. And we all know how much I enjoy that!! My girl went AFTER it and lost about 15 pounds and over 4 inches off her waist!!! Check it out yo!
And now, a very special edition of “bragging about my clients.”
Why Mark Fisher? I guess the most important reason is that he knows what he’s doing. You can argue that in New York City there are plenty of trainers who know what they’re doing. That may be, but they will not have the energy, charisma or enthusiasm that Mark does. Mark made the tedious task of going to the gym fun and inspiring. His exuberance is infectious. His appetite for all things fitness is staggering. And even more astonishing, he can take that knowledge and explain it in a way that is easily understood by the average person. Thank you Mark for helping me go from short and “pleasantly plump” to slender and…okay, still short, not much I can do about that, unless there’s something new you’ve read about that can help me with my height issue.
For the past few years, exercise had been an all or nothing pursuit for me. I would dedicate my life to a new fitness path every few months. Bikram. Distance runner. Spin class. I’ve tried it all. I would hit it hard for a month or two, spending hours and hours at the gym, exhaust myself, get fed up, and quit. I’d take a little time off, and when I felt sufficiently out of shape I’d look for a new fitness obsession. It was a vicious cycle that left me tired and disappointed in myself.
I have always been known for my best assest (other than my shining personality, Angelina Jolie lips, and heart like Mother Teresa) which is my backside. I thank Mark Fisher for helping me lift and firm my glutes. Women are so scared of leg training but I can attest it is worth it. Thank you for kicking my A$$! Literally.
It was the fear of not knowing what I was doing that set me apart from everyone else in the gym. I’d been a couple of times, looked around, and tried out some machines, tired quickly, and then, out of ignorance, left the gym. It was always a comfort to have the gym membership, but a fear to use it. No book, nor DVD, nor gym resource in the three years of my gym membership ever enlightened or brightened my outlook on fitness. It was always too non-descript, too general, and didn’t speak to me and what I was looking to get out of my membership. So for the three years of monthly fees, my fear kept me stagnant, and growing. I started to gain, and gain, and gain weight. Having always had extra weight on me, the last two years was a steady incline in weight, sizing out of all my clothing and continually purchasing larger and larger sizes. It wasn’t enough to bring my spirits down, but it certainly was an ever-present awareness that I was gaining, and becoming less confident with the way I held myself.
I decided to start Snatched because I had hit a wall with my workout regimen and needed a good kick in the pants to get me motivated. Boy did I get one! MFF was super challenging and kept me sweating buckets throughout the entire six weeks. Not only did I get a kick-ass workout but I also had Mark and the rest of my group there to motivate and support me in the studio. Beyond that, Mark was available 24/7 for anything that I needed – especially with nutritional issues, which was the biggest thing that I took away during the six week class. I had never tried counting my caloric intake and was shocked to find out the results and how easy it was to track and maintain. Overall, I feel that I now have a solid workout routine that will keep producing results, filled with a variety of affective exercise that I can perform safely. Snatched was everything I wanted and needed it to be and more. You’ll definitely see me back there again!
At 32 years old I found myself at my heaviest ever, 207.5 pounds and a 44-inch waist. I have early arthritis, asthma, high blood pressure, I’m hyper-extensive, flat footed, I had Osgood-Schlatter Syndrome as a teenager, which did a number on my knees. I’ve fractured an ankle, I’ve injured my back, separated a shoulder, and spent the first couple years of my life in first position, literally, as a baby I slept with shoes on and my parents tied them together so that, hopefully, my legs would grow straight. Translation: I got one fucked the fucked up body. And then my friend Angela introduced me to this crazy brilliant mo-fo Mark Fisher.