Pro Fitness is excited to put the spotlight on Mark Mariucci this month! Congratulations from staff and friends at Pro Fitness!
It seems like only yesterday to Mark, but four years ago this spring he began his journey toward a healthier life at Pro Fitness.
Mark had good intentions but often lacked motivation. “Using a personal trainer gives me the motivation but also makes sure I am doing the correct things and not injuring my body. I originally stopped in because we thought my dad could benefit from this place, but I immediately knew I was going to join and start with a trainer. Such a comfortable and welcoming atmosphere.”
Mark’s initial goals were to improve mobility and lose some weight. He also had knee problems that made it difficult to do the things he loved, especially photography. “When I would go for a long walk or basically overdue anything, I would then have problems walking or using stairs for one or two days. Personal training has given me greater mobility. I am doing things I avoided previously and enjoying life more, including going out shooting photography of events. I am stronger overall and feel better with more energy. Some of that energy and feeling better is directly connected with my recent weight loss and better control of my diabetes through diet and exercise.”
Going forward, Mark would like to finish losing the rest of the spare tire around his waist and continue building lean muscle on his upper and lower body. “I have this heavy video rig that I want to be able to shoot with effortlessly. Right now I can go about 15 minutes with it.”
“Once I started training I realized this was going to be a slow process. I also didn’t really believe I would be able to change my diet enough, long term, to reach my goals. I know now that I can achieve the goals. I just have to stick with it and believe in myself.”