Mark

COACH

I have been involved with CrossFit since 2008 when a friend, introduced me to it. I have been involved in athletics my entire life. CrossFit challenged me and helped me realize my full potential as an athlete. Furthermore, the level of camaraderie found in the CrossFit community is not found in any other sport with which I have been involved.  As a lifelong athlete, I have competed in and organized a variety of sporting events myself including martial arts tournaments, marathons, adventure races and lifting events. I hold a First Degree Black Belt in American Kenpo Karate and I spent almost eight years on active duty in the military proudly serving our Country. I am a Christian. I am also a dedicated husband and father.  I love my family and I love my God. I respect other faiths and I have friends from all walks of life and of many different faiths because I believe in caring about others and in celebrating our differences while finding common ground.  I believe it is with these values and high moral standards that this facility will maintain not only a high standard of training but high moral and ethical standards as well. Eleni and I, our coaches and our members, all demonstrate dignity and show respect towards everyone who enters our facility. We are a very welcoming place.

Certifications/Training

  • CrossFit Level 2 (CF-L2) Trainer
  • CrossFit Level 1 (CF-L1) Trainer
  • USAW Sports Performance Coach
  • Spartan SGX Coach (1st in Ohio)
  • BAR Coach (movethebar.org)
  • CrossFit Olympic Weightlifting
  • CrossFit Strongman
  • CrossFit Endurance
  • CrossFit Kids
  • CrossFit Mobility
  • CPR and First Aid Certified
  • GORUCK TOUGH Class 293
  • GORUCK LIGHT Class 503
  • Multiple Marathon/Endurance race finisher
  • Multiple TOUGH MUDDER Finisher
  • Spartan Trifecta Completed 2014
  • Nordonia Hills Pump N’ Run Race Director
  • Strongman Training and hosted event with North American Strongman Corporation
  • Judge for IronMind Captains of Crush number 3 gripper closing
  • Black Belt American Kenpo Karate and Street Fighting
  • U.S.A.F. 8 years active duty
  • Spartan Obstacle Course Specialist Certification
  • Conjugate Method Certification