Mark first walked through the doors of CrossFit Closer in 2012 and was hooked by the time a barbell came crashing to the floor for the first time. With a background in competitive baseball, volleyball, and strength training, he discovered that CrossFit was a perfect way to express strength and athleticism while keeping the competitive fire going. Training under Coach Phomin, Mark quickly learned the ways of the force and began reading and watching everything he could about CrossFit, focusing primarily on weightlifting. Mark currently competes in CrossFit and weightlifting but has always enjoyed helping people improve their technique and strength. As a coach, Mark brings to the CrossFit Closer team a keen eye for the Olympic lifts, years of experience and knowledge, and a genuine sense of caring and desire to help people achieve their fitness goals.