Mark Mariani is an internationally recognized certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, a former Marine Sergeant and Elite Close-Protection Professional. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree with first-class honors from Point Park University. He is also a life-long martial arts student and competitor. Mark has a unique skill set, contagious energy, and genuine passion for inspiring, guiding, and educating others to achieve holistic health and wellbeing.
Mark is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, TRX Master Instructor, Trigger Point Master Instructor, as well as an MMA conditioning coach (MMA CC) and ‘Training For Warriors’ (TFW) certified level-2 coach. He is a recognized leader in the South East Asian Fitness Industry, where he regularly presents coaches’ development and certification programs. He has trained a wide variety of people: heads of industry, senior military officials, Navy Seals, Olympians, UFC fighters, and members of the general public. They wish to improve health, fitness, and performance.
As a United States Marine, Mark was a member of an elite team of security professionals that provided antiterrorism protective measures for U.S. Strategic interests. He coordinated numerous protection missions for selected individuals in third world countries. As a special response team leader, Mark strategically led his men to respond to threats and crises. He completed a successful tour of duty and was highly commended for professional achievement in the superior performance of duties.
Mark worked as an Executive Protection Agent at Gavin de Becker & Associates, the leading executive protective firm in the United States, where he managed a ten-man protective detail for high profile clients. As a detail leader, he was the first point of contact for the overall security/protection of the family and safeguarding over $100 million in valuables and estates. He was a two-time recipient of the prestigious Gavin De Becker’ Atlas Club Superior Performance Award’ for elite physical fitness. The leadership, mental strength, physical endurance, and commitment to service required in these roles are foundational elements of his coaching philosophy.
Mark travels the world as a coach, presenter, and consultant, inspiring audiences to take control of their lives through an effective mindset, nutrition, movement, and recovery. He has trained thousands of instructors and is particularly passionate about designing courses and workshops that professionally develop other fitness professionals. His presentation style is high energy and motivational, and he builds strong connections with his audiences by referencing his unique experiences.
Mark’s motivation is to make a difference in the world, and this is exemplified in his extensive charity work, focused on improving the lives of underprivileged children in Thailand and Indonesia. His life and work aim to encourage others to also wholeheartedly pursue these goals with an uncompromising commitment to excellence, discipline, and determination.
Dris is a professional coach and consultant. He is offers training, workshops, and coaching services to corporate organizations, sports teams, managers, young entrepreneurs, and professional athletes. He specializes in emotional intelligence, workplace wellness, leadership, talent management, athletes development, and career advancement.
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