Name: Mark Rogers
Hometown: Dalton, GA
When and why did you come to Austin?
I moved from the Central Texas area to Austin in 2008 for better opportunities in the health and fitness industry.
What is your background?
I have been working in the strength and conditioning industry for over 20 years. Being blessed with mediocre genetics, I have found ways to use minimal resources (strength and speed training) to maximize opportunities to perform and compete at the highest levels. “I will not accept mediocrity”.
How did you get into personal training?
I opened the first of three private training facilities in 2010, after spending 7 years in the team sector of strength and conditioning. The expert training staff at Austin Simply Fit has helped thousands of people achieve their fitness goals using my strength-based fitness program which includes high-intensity 30-minute workouts. These are proven to be more effective than traditional less-intense 60-90 minute sessions. My methodical approach to performance and fitness is based on more than two decades worth of research and training at both the high school, collegiate, and professional level.
Tell us about your current fitness goals and training:
Currently, finding a balance of health, fitness, and enjoyment with my family(s) is my goal.
What is the most common fitness myth you work through with your clients?
More is better.
What do you want your clients to take away from each training session with you?
I want my clients to feel better than when they came in. I want them to feel like they performed at their highest level.
What sets you apart from other fitness professionals?
My 20+ years of experience and my empathy
What is your favorite thing about Austin Simply Fit?
The community and the teamwork.
Who is your favorite superhero and why?
Clark Kent. Everything he does is for the greater good of all, and he doesn’t need any of the credit.