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Marc D Thompson

Delray Beach, FL 33444

Marc D. Thompson is a prominent fitness trainer and personal coach with a background in medicine and exercise physiology. TRAINER TRAINING, teaching virtual technoiques--Interested in being a virtual trainer or instructor: go to http://www.virtufit.net/uploads/teachVPT.pdf. 2, 4 and 8 week programs.
He has devoted his life to understanding the body and its systems. His passion is finding and isolating the physical strengths and weaknesses of each client and matching them with a multitude of fitness disciplines to improve their physical, mental and psychological wellbeing. Approaching fitness holistically, Marc believes the fusion of creativity and practicality is essential in moving each individual toward their fitness goals. Along with over 25 years of experience, his greatest strength is his ability to draw from hundreds of exercises, fitness disciplines, sports psychology techniques and nutritional principals to empower each individual he trains. In his studio in Delray Beach, Florida, Marc works one-on-one with individuals and has broadened his reach to train a multitude of clients around the world with teleconferencing. Not only is he pioneering virtual training, Marc has designed numerous innovative fitness programs including Resistance Yoga, A-Team, X-Cycling, and Cardio Core. Marc carries an AFAA professional certification and has been a PT Faculty, a Senior Fitness Director and a YMCA Fitness Cluster Coordinator. He uses sports psychology, nutrition and motivation to enhance progress of his clientele and has been certified in Aquatic Teaching, PT Teaching, Cycling, Swimming, Yoga, Mat Science and Stability Ball. Marc also administered programs including Massage Therapy, Road races, Pilates, Tai Chi and Dance. Personally, Marc has trained for numerous duathalons, triathlons, half-marathons and plays golf, tennis, swimming, racquetball, volleyball, baseball, softball and many others. He works with individuals of all ages and experience levels, from novice to advanced athlete, as well as those who are mentally and physically handicapped. With clients, Marc incorporates muscular strength and endurance, flexibility, range of motion, balance, power, agility, quickness, speed, coordination and proprioception and so much more. Marc has taught a wide range of fitness classes including cycling, yoga, youth fitness, adventure camps, outdoor training, military training, and interval classes for corporations and at special and community events. Additional Certs: 0058-A Lupus Overview 0057-Package Deal 0055-Hypertension and Exercise 0056-AFAA's Nutrition Policy Statement 0054-Understanding Gait Function 0053-Back on the Ball 0052-Understanding Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus 0076-Pilates 0028-Water Tai Chi 0031-The Pilates Method for a Balanced Body 0066-Lifestyle Coaching 0032-Parkinson's Disease and Exercise

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About Me

Degrees

  • BSc., Pre-Med, Moravian

Years Experience

16-20

Certifications / Trainings

Spinning - Certified Spinning Instructor (STAR 1)
Expired
AFAA - Tele-Fitness
Agency Unavailable
AFAA - Personal Trainer Certification
Agency Unavailable
YMCA - Personal Trainer faculty
Agency Unavailable
YMCA - Personal Trainer
Agency Unavailable
YMCA - Mat Science (Pilates)
Agency Unavailable
YMCA - Aquatic Instructor, WSI
Agency Unavailable

CPR Certified

American Red Cross

AED Certified

American Red Cross

Marc D's Locations

VirtuFit

708 Enfield Rd
Delray Beach, FL 33444

Additional Information

Rate

$35.00 / hr, Fee ranges from $20-$90/session depending on package

Payment Methods

Cash, Credit Cards

Awards & Accomplishments

  • Numerous

Languages Spoken

English, French

Gender

Male

14 Reviews

5.0 out of 5 Stars

  • by User on Sep 18, 2012

    Mark is an exceptional trainer. What I love most is his wide and varied background. It gives him a wider range and more options for helping with any challenge. He works to keep the workouts fun and varied - no boredom here! Mark likes to connect those in his community and offers great advice in his emails for all around good health. Bravo Mark!

  • by User on Sep 17, 2012

    Mark is amazing! His varied background brings so much more to his clients than just a trainer could. He's fabulously well educated in so many disciplines he can offer a personalized experience no matter what you need.
    I work with him virtually and he keeps it fresh, fun and challenging! Treat yourself

    JoAnna Brandi

  • by User on Sep 06, 2012

    I look forward to my Skype training with Marc. In my 3-day a week program, Marc keeps the exercises varied between weights, pilates, balance, yoga, etc. I am never bored with every session being uniquely different! Marc's positive attitude keeps me focused. I also recently learned that since I began my workout program with Marc over a year ago, my bone density has actually improved! My doctor, Marc, and I were very pleased! I would highly recommend him for a complete excellent fitness regimen.
    Christy C.

  • by Valerie Sabo on Sep 01, 2012

    Marc:
    You have some incredibly great reviews here. I have not personally trained with you but I do receive your emails. I am into fitness and nutrition as well. I am inspired by your motivation & determination and love your fitness concept via the computer . I remember all those years ago at Moravian and what a supportive good friend you were. Hats of to you and your success.

    Val

  • by User on Aug 30, 2012

    It is really my pleasure to write this review. I feel I found a treasure when I found Marc! He is so much more than a trainer. I believe he is truly a "Physical Health Professional".
    He has been training myself and my daughter for the past couple of months. My daughter has scoliosis and has a history of experiencing pain whenever she used to exercise. Since she started working with Marc she has been pain free. He is teaching her how to train one side of her body different than the other depending on which side is concave or convex.
    If you are looking for someone with a genuine insight into health, fitness and well being, you have found your Guru----Marc Thompson!

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