Hey FitWit Nation! Meet Mark. Mark is the fearless leader of the Catalyst team – our neighbors with their offices located in the Telephone Factory Lofts. Mark is also our March Member of the Month! Ever since Mark sauntered into the gym last year, he’s been a force to be reckoned with. He brings a great sense of humor to the noon class. A sense of humor and cheerfulness that is only tempered by his laser focus and 100% effort through the workouts. Extra bonus: Mark shares his love for FitWit with whomever he crosses paths, starting with his staff at Catalyst who also attend the noon classes. Congrats Mark! Thanks for being a valued member of our community!
Name: Mark Thompson
Hometown: Moorestown, NJ
When did you first start FitWiting? September 2017
Tell us about your sports & fitness background: Mostly tree climbing. I also love cycling, enjoy running if it’s somewhere pretty, and my ears perk up when mischief is afoot.
What sort of changes have you seen in your body, health and fitness since starting FitWit? My core is much stronger. I spent years doing long distance cycling and running, but neglected my core and it’s made such a big difference just living.
Why do you FitWit? I love that everyone gets what they want out of it and is part of the community. It’s also been a great chance for our team at Catalyst to separate from work midday and be a part of the FitWit community instead of whatever we have to be to our clients or one another the rest of the day.
Favorite workouts? Any workout I can game plan to move through quickly while still doing a challenging weight. AMRAPs are great.
Least favorite workouts? Ropes. It’s a combination of rhythmic gymnastics… and torture.
Three words to describe you: Shy. Outgoing. Hmm?
Any favorite FitWit moments? Pigeon pose. Every day.
Fitness Goals? Do an Ironman or 50 mile trail race with my daughters. Trying to keep it together until then. They’re little.
Words to live by (Favorite Quote)? Trust the process.
Something cool we don’t know about you? I am obsessed with burgers. I once hosted a party where I printed out 11-step instructions for building the perfect burger stack. Then spent the next four hours enforcing the rules.