Meet the Fitness Coaches
Having been around the sport and fitness world his entire life, Mark recognized his passion for athletics and helping people maintain their athletic potential as they age. He is constantly keeping up with the latest scientific research to help his clients reach their athletic and wellness potential. He believes everyone has an inner athlete inside of them waiting to be brought out.
Mark attended Gettysburg College where he was a four year starter on the football team and graduated with a BA in Religious Studies. He has his personal training certification through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), and his Strength and Conditioning Specialist Certification through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). Mark is also co-founder of 4thQTR, Inc., a nonprofit that uses sports as a vehicle to mentor local youths in Howard County.
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Haaris realized his passion for physical fitness during his senior year at the University of Maryland, College Park. He grew up playing a variety of sports, such as football and lacrosse for Mount Hebron High School, but did not originally gravitate towards fitness. At UMD, he originally studied to become a physical therapist and a strength and conditioning coach. After graduating, he immediately began working as a rehab tech working primarily in outpatient orthopedics and also briefly as a strength and conditioning intern. After working in PT for 2 years, he decided that it was not his true calling.
Haaris believes that a sound training program, a flexible nutrition plan, and adequate recovery are the keys to a healthy lifestyle. For him, fitness is a simple lifestyle, however there are no shortcuts to living a healthy life.
Haaris graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park in 2013 with a bachelor's degree in Kinesiology with a light concentration in public health and nutrition. Haaris has a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) certifications through the NSCA and a Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) certification through the American College of Sports Medicine. He is also a competitive power lifter through the USA Powerlifting Association.
In his free time, Haaris enjoys playing tennis and basketball, guitar, and creating videos for his personal YouTube channel. Click here to check it out!
Marcy Schveibinz provides personalized nutrition and wellness coaching and will be your #1 advocate when you are ready to begin your journey to a healthier lifestyle. She owns and operates Columbia Nutrition, a company that takes an individualized approach to healthy eating unlike a lot of other "one-size-fits-all" diet programs. Marcy treats all of her clients as if they were good friends and is gentle, but direct. She sets a great example with her own healthy eating habits and craves big juicy apples instead of sweets. To learn more about her services, check out her website at www.columbianutrition.com , or send her an email: firstname.lastname@example.org.