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It's hard to believe that I started with Coach Mark six years ago.  From the first session in my home where he introduced me to kettlebells to the regular sessions at "HQ" I look forward to my training every day.  I am 52 years old and not only am I in the best shape of my life, weighing less than I did in college, but I am healthier, more flexible, stronger and with more energy than at any time in my life.  I work in NYC so I'm up and out of the house by 5:30am everyday and get home at about 7:00pm.  I had never found a way to incorporate exercise into this schedule until I got involved with F.I.S.T.. The use of body weight, a few simple tools like Kettlebells and Suples bags, and Coach Mark's imagination creates a daily workout which is not only different every day of the week, but is power packed into about 30 minutes of effort.  Believe me when I tell you that after each session I am dripping with sweat but feel great, but more importantly it fits into my schedule no matter what the day brings. In order for anything activity to remain part of my life I have to really love it.  At F.I.S.T. I feel like part of the family.  Whether it is the high school athletes crushing it to make Division 1, or the wrestlers working on agility, speed and strength for the upcoming season there are always people smiling when you arrive at HQ.  Mark connects with people who want to work for their goals and draws them into his family with fun, taxing and sometimes a little crazy tests.  Who knew that at 52 I could stand on my head, run a seven and a half minute mile, climb ropes and do countless birthday burpees.  Thank you Mark, you have changed my life.  - JZB Rumson, NJ

I began working with Mark 4 months ago, and as he predicted with a ton of kettlebell swings and some dietary modifications, the tire around my waist has melted off.  I have gone from a 38 inch waist to a 35 waist and lost 22 pounds in 4 short months!!!  I feel great and Mark is a tremendous motivator!! -  JL Middletown, NJ

I have been working with Mark Fitzgerald and the Kettlebell training system and I think it is the best workout I have ever done!  It’s so intense and the results are unbelievable.  I am a forty-four year old woman and this workout has just improved every aspect of my body.  I feel my body is becoming nicely toned and I am not worried about looking like I have these huge muscles.  I feel so much better about myself and the way my body looks.  It truly is THE best workout I’ve ever done for myself. The self esteem that comes along with it is priceless! I would recommend this to anybody of any age, shape and size!  My twelve year old is starting in the summer to help his strength for wrestling. -  TAF  Middletown, NJ