Mark was born and raised in Cape Town, South Africa and has been coaching functional fitness for more than 6 years. As like most young South African men, Mark was an avid rugby player growing up and it was rugby that actually provided Mark the introduction to functional training as this was the methodology applied during his rugby playing university days. Mark also loved water polo where he proudly represented his province.
Mark's love for coaching and training eventually overtook his desire to play both rugby and water polo and he fully delved into the role of strength & conditioning coach for his previous rugby club. Mark has coached at several facilities and is proud to have coached a team to success at the Meridian CrossFit Regional and several CrossFit Sanctioned events.
His love for competitive fitness provides him with the daily motivation to be the best athlete and coach he can possibly be.