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 met with Mark, and his enthusiasm was infectious. We talked about training, nutrition, and proper rest periods. I didn’t have to kill myself to succeed? I was skeptical- but it was a lot more appealing than what I had been doing. Mark’s weight training programs focus on building strength where I need it, and use my time optimally- I’m rarely in the gym longer than an hour. I’m excited to see Mark for our weekly sessions- to share my strength gains and to see what he’ll challenge me with next. I get a new program often enough that I never get bored. The workouts are smart. Mark is smart. His way works. He knows the body, and knows what will work for my body. I’m stronger than I’ve ever been. I’m looking better, I feel fantastic, and best of all, I don’t see myself giving up on this anytime soon.