My Journey

Hi!  Before I tell you a little bit about myself I wanted to thank you for visiting my site.  I truly believe that everything happens for a reason and just the fact that you are reading this right now tells me that I have something of value to offer to help you on your journey to better health and fitness.

I grew up as someone who was always active in sports and growing up my weight was never an issue.  Then after I tore my ACL in college (combined with the beer and pizza diet of the typical college student) I began to gain weight quickly.  By the time I had been out of school for a few years and began my teaching career, I had gained almost 50 pounds!

I was unhappy with how I looked and as my wife and I were beginning our family I didn’t feel as though I would be acting as a good role model for my children.

It took me almost a decade of trial and error to get my fitness level and body image back to a place where I was proud of how I looked.  And along the way I made a ton of mistakes.  I thought I could simply run and lift weights and I would be back to the body I had when I left home for college.  The first 15+ pounds came off quickly but then I hit a plateau.

It wasn’t until I understood I leaned that you can’t outwork a bad diet that I actually saw the dramatic change in my results.  Soon after,t my friends and family asking me for advice.  As a teacher I love helping others succeed and the passion to lean and pass on my knowledge is what prompted me to become a online health and fitness coach

.  It shouldn’t take you a decade worth of mistakes to learn what does and doesn’t work.  Instead I’m here to guide and coach you through the process.

To your health,

Mark Coziahr, CSCS

The Fit Teacher