COACH Mark – OWNER/HEAD COACH
Certificate 3 and 4 in Fitness
Diploma in Fitness
Certificate 1, 2 and 3 Applied Muscle Testing
Since 2011 Mark has helped hundreds of people improve their health and fitness from everyday health and fitness maintenance to rehabilitating injuries and correcting posture issues to sports specific athletes.
"I've been in your shoes."
Meet Mark Mercuri. He loves helping people and appreciates that every ‘body’ is different.
We think differently, we have different jobs, different family commitments and different levels of fitness and different lifestyles.
"Finding a solution to promote better health and wellbeing is always a challenge but that’s what I enjoy about my job. When a client achieves their goals, it makes it all worthwhile.”
Mark himself has battled the with weight issues and an unhealthy diet. Once he realised that his lifestyle was not good for him he decided to do something about it and was lucky enough to have a friend to guide him to achieve his health and fitness goals.
"I didn’t know anything about training, I'd never dreamed of stepping foot in a gym. The fear of being weak, looking and being fat and not knowing what to do was something I had to overcome. A body building friend knew what it took to get results and through his personal training I achieved my goals fast."
Facts about Mark:
2003 Entered a gym and started strength training
2009 Started a supplement business
2011 Completed certificates 3 and 4 in Fitness / Personal Training
2011 Started work as a Personal Trainer at a boutique studio for 2.5 years.
2012 Completed his first Tough Mudder (20km Obstacle Course Race - in approx 2hrs)
2012 Started a new nutrition and supplement service business Paramount Nutrition
2013 Completed and lead a team through a second Tough Mudder (20km Obstacle Course Race - in approx 3hrs)
2013 Mark opened 3X Personal Training, Health and Fitness Facility
2014 Completed the Diploma of Fitness
2015 Completed his first Reebok Spartan Race - 14km Super Followed later that year by completing the Spartan Race 21km Beast and later the same day completed the 7km Sprint to achieve the Spartan Race trifecta medal. Again later that same year completed the Spartan Stadium Race.
2015 Has clients (male and female) competing in bodybuilding and bikini modeling competitions (International Natural Bodybuilding Association - INBA)
2015 Completed Level 1, 2 and 3 Applied Muscle Testing (A. M. T)
2017 Started BMX racing (had never done it before, even as a child) in the retro class, placing top 3 in a lot of races and placed 4th in the 2017 Victoria in the State Championships.
2019 Closed Paramount Nutrition and rebranded 3X Personal Training to Strength Factory Australia