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Mark Shafer

Mark brings over 20 years of experience in the fitness industry.  He earned a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology degree from the University of Maryland, College Park.  He is a Muscle Activation Techniques Certified Specialist and a Certified Personal Trainer with the National Academy of Sports Medicine.  In addition to working with individuals to identify and treat muscular imbalances that contribute to poor performance and injury, Mark specializes in VO2 Testing and Advanced Cardio-Respiratory Training.  He coaches elite athletes as well as beginner exercises on the importance and proper application of Heart Rate Training.  Like the rest of the Elements of Motion team, Mark is a life-long learner.  He has averaged over 60 hours of continuing education per year for the past 10 years.  His recent courses include: Advanced Foot Mechanics, Advanced Spinal Mechanics, Advanced Upper and Lower Extremity Mechanics, Advanced Client Intake and Assessment as well as a class entitled “Force and the Nervous System.”

  • University of Maryland - BS, Kinesiology
  • Muscle Activation Techniques Certified Specialist
  • National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) - Certified Personal Trainer

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